LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL RIDE

October 31, 2014



I've always been active. Growing up in a house with 2 very fitness-oriented parents, being active was pretty much a given. Yet, after moving to California about 9 years ago, I struggled to find an activity I could really enjoy on regular basis. I've tried a few different things like running and hiking for example, and for a while I was really captivated by both. But I get bored easily and once the novelty an excitement ware off, I feel trapped in a fitness routine. Well, that was the case until I discovered biking! Biking is never boring to me! I feel equally excited every time I bike and unlike with most other activities, given a chance, I could go for hours and hours. Seriously, if you guys haven't tried it, I really recommend it! 



The one thing I discovered was if you spend hours and hours outside, you really have to be diligent about using sunscreen. I have to confess, I haven't always been as good as I should be about wearing sun protection, and after riding for about six months, started noticing some sun damage on my nose and cheeks. So now, I use sunblock religiously and never leave home without it. 

Currently, I am using Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration face lotion SPF 30 on my face. I love this particular one because aside from the fact that it smells amazing ( think exotic botanicals and light tropical fragrance), it's water resistant (up to 80 minutes) and keeps the skin moisturized without feeling heavy or clogging pores. I am also using Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Ultra Touch Radiance Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 on my body. Another current favorite, I love this product because it protects my skin, while keeping it really soft. The fact that it also happens to be water resistant (up to 80 minutes) is a bonus ( definitely comes in handy on my frequent trips to Palm Springs for some serious pool time). 

It's important to make sure that you are reapplying your sunscreen every two hours to ensure that you are properly protected. Of course, I also find myself consistently reapplying simply because I am just  little addicted to the fragrance and how luminous my skin looks after application :)









RED Valentino Lips jersey tee | Denim shorts - old { similar here } | Gucci Soho leather disco bag | Scarmo leather slip on sneakers via Gregory's J Crew Panama hat | Samantha Wills Ruby Tuesday cuff in silver & Moonlight mile cuff in silver

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle 

50 comments:

Marika Odoardi said...

Such a great look!! I really envy you, here in Italy the weather it's orrible and so cold!!
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Mei Fleming said...

Great photos! Your have perfect skin!

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Natali said...

Great slip ons and such a cool tee! You look perfect in this casual outfit!

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Julia Lundin said...

Beautiful post! Lovely to see you in sneakers and in action!

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Le blog de Noush said...

Amazing pics, I love your t-shirt !

shannette messam said...

So cool that u r still in the sun having fun. ♥ the tee.
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pretty ;)


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Emma H said...

Cute graphic top!!
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Laura Girard said...

Love your shoes !

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Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

Love your tee!


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Malu Swartjes said...

I love this look dear!
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Denina Martin said...

Can't believe it's so warm there! Feeling kind of envious :)

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Diana said...

I love your shirt and shoes!! Great look.
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Anonymous said...

nice legs baby, shoud have taken at least one full body portrait

Julie said...

It's wintery mixing in Chicago today, so these photos inspire some jealousy! Love the sunnies.

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Karina Casillas said...

Such a cute post! I love your outfit to go bike riding, I must try it soon!

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Jenny Tsang said...

Love the lip tee ;)

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Enikő Schmidt said...

Lovely outfit, the tee is really cute!

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Camille said...

Absolutely love your shoes
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Elizabeth Hawn said...

looks gorgeous there!

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Patti Kao said...

Those slip ons are amazing. I have a similar metallic pair, but not quite as detailed. And I am all about sun protection. I didn't used to care that much about sunscreen, but now that I'm getting older, I realized how important it is to take care of your skin. Love that you're sharing such an important message.

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Cute look!

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Laura lexo said...

Nice photos! The weather looks amazing


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Lemiza Nicolau said...

Beautiful photos and I love that tee :) xx

Beatrice Gutu said...

Such a beautiful set! Love these silver slip-ons!

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Nikahri said...

You look great!

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Dominique Candido said...

great shots

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Sweets & Style said...

Love those slip ons!

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Jeanne said...

I love the tee!
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Melissa Tierney said...

LOVE these shots! Gorgeous sneakers!
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MásQueRopa said...

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Cheyenne said...

This photos are beautiful, would love to ride my bike along the beach right now.

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Ann-Louise Lindberg said...

Lovely post! I wanna live in California when I see this photos!

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Holly Rose said...

great photos! Thanks for the sunscreen tips :) I get burnt so easily! x
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Harriet Daisy said...

I really enjoyed biking in LA whilst i was there. Lovely photo's you look fantastic!
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Belen Baquerizo said...

oh wooow! I've never seen you in shorts and flats!
Love the top and sunscreen is very important for our skin health!
Xo, Belen
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Elle Cherryblossomstreet said...

You look gorgeous!
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Beauty Follower said...

Love your outfit!

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Natàlia S. said...

I would love to enjoy a ride in there!

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Monika Basiaga said...

Beautiful photos! :)

Yolonda J. Washington // Style Fragment said...

I relate completely to workout boredom, but I too enjoy biking and cycling.

Jessie Khoo said...

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kamila said...

I really like this look dear! You've perfect skin!