What to Wear for Fall Running & Pearl iZumi Giveaway

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What to Wear for Fall Running & Pearl iZumi Giveaway

Just think of today as a little combination of two of my favorite things: fashion and fitness!  #fashionfriday

Wednesday I wrote about the five reasons I believe fall running is fabulous, and today I’m talking about the perfect gear to wear running when the weather starts to turn a little cooler.

Also today you have a chance to win a brand new pair of the Pearl iZumi EM Road N2 running shoes that are featured in this post. 

Compliments of Pearl iZumi, you can choose the men or women’s version of the shoe AND pick out your favorite color.


What to Wear for Fall Running

We are finally getting some cooler days in the mountains and I’ve had to pay close attention to the temperature before I head out to run.  You guys know that I hate being cold!


As the weather transitions from warm to cold, it is important to have light pieces that layer well.  The Pearl iZumi Flash Jacket is great for fall days that can be cool, windy and wet because the solid color barrier is wind and water resistant.  The black sections actually allow for breathability and air to move through the jacket to keep you from getting too hot.


This Flash Jacket is not only functional, but it is also cute.   I love the style detail of the asymmetrical zipper.  There is also a highly functional zipper compartment on the side.


Thumb holes are a fabulous feature that keep your hands warm on cool mornings where gloves would be too hot.


The Pearl iZumi Flash 3/4 Tight fit really well and don’t pinch on the top.


They are great for fall running because they have cool mesh behind the knees that allow for the fabric to breathe.  They also have a zipper compartment around the waist in the back, which is perfect for a single key.


If it is not cool enough for the jacket yet, this long sleeve Pearl iZumi Flash Shirt has stylish details and the same mesh breathability.


The fabric can help regulate your temperature while you are running.  AND it has more thumb holes.  Holla!


So let’s review!

Here are five things to look for in fall running gear.

1. Layers that coordinate well

2. Thin layers of fabric that breathe

3. Water resistant barrier

4. Zipper compartments

5. Thumb holes to keep your hands warm (and because they rock)

Pearl iZumi EM Road N2 Running Shoes Giveaway

Now it’s time for the big giveaway!

These are my new Pearl Izumi EM Road N2 shoes.  They are a neutral shoe that has some cushioning but is also very light weight.  Pearl iZumi says these shoes will also stand up to high-mileage running.


I’m enjoying wearing them so far and I am excited to give one Running in a Skirt reader their very own pair.

The winner can choose whether they want the MENS OR WOMENS version and choose the COLOR of their choice!


To enter fill out the form below and follow the entry prompts.  The contest will run until midnight Wednesday October 22nd.  I will automatically draw a winner and will announce that name on Running in a Skirt Friday October 24th.

Head over to Pearl iZumi to see the shoes and their size chart so you know what size to choose if you win.  You can also pick which color.

For the Men’s version click here.

For the Women’s version click here.

*Disclosure: Pearl iZumi gave me the running clothes and running shoes to review and are hosting this giveaway.  All opinions though, as always, are my own*

Your turn!

If you win, which gender, color and size would you pick?

What other Pearl iZumi products do you like?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:21-04:00 October 17th, 2014|Fashion, Fitness, Fitness Fashion, Fun, Giveaway, Newbie Running|104 Comments


  1. […] to Janlyn Messina!  You won the Pearl iZumi running shoes […]

  2. Anne October 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Womens, Dazzling blue/black, size 9 and I really like pearl izumi’s cycling jerseys! Would love to try their running shoes but there isn’t a dealer near where I live.

  3. Jeffrey October 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    I’ve never worn Pearl Izumi but would love to give them a try. I run a handful of races a year, mostly the marathon distance. I’d go with the men’s Black/Shadow Grey in size 11.

  4. Connie October 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I love the shoes shown. If I win I wear size 8!!! Love your Blog Julie!!!

  5. Christin October 22, 2014 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    This was a wonderful post! I have several cycling Pearl Izumi items, but I have yet to purchase any running gear! I would choose the Shadow Grey/Electric Pink! I love the color combination! I also love anything that Pearl Izumi carries in cycling. Their items are reasonably priced and great quality. I also loved the cute Flash Jacket!! I may have to put that one on my Christmas list! Thanks Julie 🙂

  6. Jim October 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway. If I win I’ll be giving the choice to my wife for which shoes she’d like. Hopefully this is open to Canadians (eligibility was not mentioned).

  7. Carrie Rieder October 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Great colors!

  8. Carrie Rieder October 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Perfect colors

  9. Will H. October 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I’d take a men’s size 13 in cherry tomato and lime. I love the Fly and the Ultra shorts, too!

  10. EriK October 22, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I’ve gone through 5 pairs of the Pearl Izumi N2’s and am excited to try the next iteration.

  11. Chad Murren October 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Using the Road N1’s for my upcoming marathon.

  12. Nathan October 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I would love to win these shoes.

  13. Brian October 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Mens, Size 10, Green and Black color scheme.

  14. Laurel C October 22, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply

    That long sleeve top is so cute on you!!

  15. CRISSIE WOOLARD October 22, 2014 at 7:38 am - Reply


  16. CRISSIE WOOLARD October 22, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply


  17. Nanette Higney October 22, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Love these shoes!! Thanks for a great giveaway!! Glad you’re doing and feeling so well, Julie. But we, at our house, still miss waking up to your smiling face telling us the weather!!
    OH!! The color and size of the shoes….. Shadow Gray/Electic Pink. Love pink right now!!

  18. Nanette Higney October 22, 2014 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Love these shoes!! Thanks for a great giveaway!! Glad you’re doing and feeling so well, Julie. But we, at our house, still miss waking up to your smiling face telling us the weather!!

  19. Meena R October 22, 2014 at 12:26 am - Reply

    These shoes look so comfortable and would be perfect for a morning run!

  20. Shannon October 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    I kind of like the light blue/pink shoes. Size 8

  21. Jade October 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Shadow grey/electric pink! Women’s size 9 would be awesome!

  22. Annie October 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I would def choose the women’s Tomato/Blue shoe. I love oranges. In 9.5.

  23. Ellen W October 21, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

    LUV the Shadow Grey/Electric Pink!!

  24. Nichole October 21, 2014 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I would like the berry color! I am continuing my journey to losing weight and being much healthier. So far I am down 40 pounds 🙂 Thank you Julie!

  25. ElsatheRD October 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    orchid/blackberry! I’m so enjoying your blog!

  26. Tim Hughes October 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    i would choose the male version green and black

  27. Shan October 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Oooo… cherry tomato for me! Match match all of my blue and orange-y running gear.

  28. Diane October 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I always look forward to reading your post. This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for blogging, Julie, and sharing your hard-earned tips with us!

  29. Renee @ Bendiful Blog October 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Adorable outfit!! I’m interested in these shoes. I’ve never heard of them before.

  30. Kim Hollar October 20, 2014 at 10:26 am - Reply

    This is a great giveaway! I enjoy reading all your posts on running and recipes. They are very helpful! I am trying so hard to get back up on that horse and new shoes is just what my feet need!!!!

  31. Kim Hollar October 20, 2014 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Your recipes and running tips are so helpful! This is a great giveaway that I would love to win! I’m trying so hard to get back on that wagon and a pretty new outfit would be such a motivation!!!!

  32. Laura Stevens October 20, 2014 at 9:37 am - Reply

    I like the gray/electric pink ones 🙂

  33. Rich Schwallie October 20, 2014 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Men’s 10 wide. I’ll pick the color later if I win… no skirt required 😉
    Everyone can use new shoes !

  34. janlyn October 20, 2014 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I love the Grey and Pink

  35. Linda Johnson October 20, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I want the pink ones!

  36. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie October 20, 2014 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Awesome giveaway! I love some new, free shoes : )

  37. keisha October 20, 2014 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I love the colors. Enjoy reading your blog.

  38. Jeanne Washburn October 20, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I can see why you are excited!

  39. […] everyone enter my big Pearl iZumi shoe giveaway Friday?  You can win free running shoes in your choice of gender and color.  I know I keep saying I’m […]

    • Tammy holland October 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      grey/hot pink in size 6

  40. Paula brewer October 20, 2014 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Size 8. Blackberry orchid…. Thanks
    For the blog Julie!

  41. Charleen Galloway October 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    What wonderful shoes! I love love love the dazzling blue/black and would need a size 9. Due to an injury, I can’t run but if these have great support, it would help me walk easier!! Thanks for the contest! You’re the greatest, Julie!!!

  42. Amy October 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    So glad you posted on this line! never heard of it,
    But it looks really great! Where can you buy online/locally?

  43. Kelly D October 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    I like the women’s in the orchid/blackberry. I also like the jackets on the site.

  44. Heather @fitncookies October 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    These are so awesome! I would choose female, same color as yours, and size 8 !

  45. Tammy Keezer October 19, 2014 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Love the shoes!

  46. Jennifer H. October 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Great post! I love the colors!

  47. Jess October 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome giveaway! I love the jacket.

  48. Jaime October 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    I love the clothes AND the shoes! I neeeeeed the orchid/blackberry shoes. Need.

  49. Marilyn Bennett October 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Love the clothes and shoe advice! I am a new runner, doing my first 5k in 3 weeks, so can use all the help I can get!

  50. MaryLu Ringwood October 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    I really need a new pair of running shoes and these would be awesome! I would choose the gray/blue/peach. In 7.5. I also love thumb holes, so glad the weather is getting cooler so I can start wearing my thumb shirts again.

  51. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections October 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Love the outfit and of course the color! I’m always up for new brands of shoes that aren’t as “main stream” yet.

  52. Lesley G October 18, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Women’s dazzling blue size 6. And I love the jacket you reviewed!

  53. Joan Tolley October 18, 2014 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Love your blog, Julie! So fun and informative! Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. jill conyers October 18, 2014 at 5:24 am - Reply

    I would love to have the Flash Shirt and Flash Jacket!

  55. kristen mcclary October 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    i would want the Woman’s Orchard and blackberry in size 9

  56. kristen mcclary October 17, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    thanks for the tips!

  57. Linda Stewart October 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Women’s Shadow Gray/Electric Pink in size 12 would be my choice.

  58. Sandra Laflamme October 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Love the Pearl Izumi Gear. The colors and prints are very pretty and the gear looks comfy too!

  59. mike woods October 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Like black mens size 9 wide

  60. Dean Carter October 17, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Love the orchid/blackberry, size 9 please

  61. Tina Honeycutt October 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Really cute stuff!

  62. Dawn silvers October 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Cute outfit and shoes. Hope I win

  63. Nancy Hendrson October 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted to run….somehow just can’t get started. Go to the gym at least 4 days a week, most of the time for 2 hrs. Would love to show off these shoes at my gym…

  64. jeri shuck October 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I would like a ladies size 6 in blue/yellow.

  65. Madeline St Onge October 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Woman’s Orchard and blackberry Size 91/2

  66. Ashley C October 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    This looks like such a cute, comfortable, and functional outfit!


  67. Angi M October 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I love all of this! Very timely too. I’m somewhat new to running and was wondering about this time of year when the weather is so changeable. Thanks!

  68. Chris October 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    black and green mens in size 10 these would go great with my gear. Thanks, Julie!

  69. Dan Steadman October 17, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Men’s Black/Mykonos Blue 9.5. Thanks!! My shoes will be toast after Thanksgiving in all likelihood

  70. Michael Wood October 17, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Miss you on the morning news but just love your food blogs especially the Kale a few weeks ago.

  71. Sarah October 17, 2014 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Great running clothes!!

  72. Kristi Byers October 17, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I love all of the great tips you give and showing off the awesome clothes!

  73. Deb Wolfe October 17, 2014 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I always enjoy your daily posts!

  74. Amber Pierce October 17, 2014 at 10:27 am - Reply

    If I win, I love the Dazzling Blue/Black…size 7!

  75. Kristin Goodson October 17, 2014 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I would pick the women’s shadow grey/berry in size 7!
    I have a few pearl izumi hats that i love to wear running.

  76. Helly October 17, 2014 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I love the color that you’re wearing! Size 8.5 🙂

  77. Karen October 17, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I’d chose the women’s em road n2 in the dazzling blue (size9)

  78. BStuedemann October 17, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Women’s size 9 orchard/blackberry….sweet!

  79. MILLIE October 17, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply


  80. Lynn Humphreys October 17, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Love the blue combo N1’s

  81. Linda Extine October 17, 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I have just started running and you gave some good info. on cool weather running I really liked your outfit will have to order me one. If I was to win the shoes in womens size 7 in the shadow grey berry color, love your blogs look forward to them.

  82. sheila austin October 17, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Love your posts! I’m training for my first 5K that I plan on running in February so your cooler running clothes feature is great for me.

  83. Debbie Bowen October 17, 2014 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Love the orchid/blackberry shoes. Really like your sight, Julie.

  84. Crystal Johnson October 17, 2014 at 8:42 am - Reply

    I loooove the shadow grey/electric pink!

  85. ashley October 17, 2014 at 8:16 am - Reply

    your whole outfit is cute! thanks

  86. Ellen Casper October 17, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Love the shadow grey ones – thanks for the giveaway!

  87. debbie October 17, 2014 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Love the shoes and the post. women’s size 7 1/2 shadow grey/berry

  88. Shannon October 17, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    These would be great for Crossfit!

  89. Catherine October 17, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I love the women’s orchid/BlackBerry shoes 9.5. That flash jacket looks very stylish for fall. Love the fit.

  90. Terri Moore October 17, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Love your blogs. This one was especially good.

  91. Paula October 17, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Just beginning the whole running thing. It’s hard but makes me feel so alive! So enjoying your Running In A Skirt blog! Thanks!

  92. Blane Sherer October 17, 2014 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Very helpful and useful information ( well presented ).
    You are the perfect model as well.

  93. Marilyn October 17, 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Love it!!

  94. Maggie October 17, 2014 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I love these shoes and a I need new ones! I would pick the women’s size 8 orchid blackberry shoes.

  95. Robin Parker October 17, 2014 at 6:12 am - Reply

    I li ve the grey berry size 11 womens shoe. Looking forward to making yoour quesadillas too..

  96. Bethany October 17, 2014 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Fall running is tricky! I have a. Race Sunday morning. It’s a Food truck Rodeo also!!!

  97. lori reimer (@sassyrunnergurl) October 17, 2014 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Love the shoes and the outfit, I have not tried that brand to run in would love to however! I run in mens because of the toe box, sometimes miss the colors but prefer not having sore feet!

  98. Jennifer Hopper October 17, 2014 at 5:38 am - Reply

    The shadow grey berry size 6.5 and the women’s Insulator jacket in Berry 🙂

  99. Jennifer Hopper October 17, 2014 at 5:22 am - Reply

    I am a very new runner, starting out very short distance and time but trying very hard to stay with it and focused. These would make a perfect first pair of running shoes for me!! Your whole out fit is perfect!! Thank you for all your inspiration!!!!

  100. Jenny October 17, 2014 at 5:17 am - Reply

    This is an awesome post and giveaway! I would love the women’s EM Road N2 (size 7.5) in shadow grey/berry. I also love the Fly Convertible Jacket (2-in-1, for the win!!) and the fleece lined softshell gloves–my hands get SO cold when I run in winter and good running gloves are so hard to find! Thanks Julie!!

  101. terra October 17, 2014 at 5:10 am - Reply

    I love the color combo. Cute outfit!

  102. Martha Jones October 17, 2014 at 5:09 am - Reply

    just starting out and all your info is so helpful. you make me feel like I can do this.

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