Gladiator Sandals

WWSW?

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What Would Spartacus Wear?  It is THE shoe question to pose for the coming Spring season.  Perhaps Alexander McQueen‘s patent leather S&M inspired glads?

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Gladiator Sandals are stomping back into our closets louder than a tour bus crowd entering the Colosseum.  Lead the pack in Gianvito Rossi’s suede low wrap sandals?

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There is a dizzying array of styles and designers offering up the loveliest lace ups, reversecommuter is having trouble making a decision (quelle surprise!).  Valentino’s delicate laced up version is so gorgeous that for this shoe I would wrangle a lion or two.

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Chloe’s gladiator offerings come in a flat or heeled version, both in a beyond-buttery suede just begging to be caressed…or worn.

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Any shoe trend that allows my feet to be comfortable, run around after the banditos AND deliver  a look that makes my husband raise an approving eyebrow is ALL GOOD, even with the extra 5 minutes it will involve to lace these beauties up!

 

 

Bohemian 2 Go!

Boho is everywhere in fashion – it is like a VW beetle that just won’t rust quietly away at the junkyard.

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Tassles, suede, embroidery, add a little bit of frayed denim and a groovy easy vibe.  Pick the designer and one spectacularly deceiving WOW piece to update your wardrobe.  Boots, Tunic, Suede jacket, distressed denim and a trippy scarf to wrap around your head – the list goes on and on, just like the beat!

The budget can be yours to set.  Invest and update now and enjoy it into Fall 2015.  NYFW is delivering a Bevy of Boho across the runways as we speak (or blog, or read the blog, etc…).

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Gucci’s brilliantly colored fringe collection is drool worthy in any shade!

Just this morning Ralph Lauren offered fringe on the bottom of skirts, boots, fur scarves, purses…

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Calypso St. Barth’s tunic is an easy starting piece.  Great over skinny jeans, add a scarf and date night is redefined.

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Etro owns the hippy dippy kaleidoscope of fashion happiness and if you click here you could too!

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Now the only question remaining is how do I transport that amazingly brilliant azul, partially convertible bug back to the ‘burbs?!?

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Blogging with an ocean view is not as easy as it sounds – the temptation to play is way to great!  That is my excuse for a late submission today, can you really blame me?

IMG_0004New York Fashion Week is officially underway.  Devastated as reversecommuter is to have missed Jonathan Simkhai‘s crazy good show yesterday, at least I can drown my sorrows with a phenomenal margarita beachside.

YVL_1294 The signature ‘meshiness’ of his clothes makes me want to invest and layer up in Jonathan Simkhai pieces from head to toe, now and with the new Fall 2015 collection.

Ready for a clever segway?

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Moda Operandi, the online boutique of immediate fashion gratification, has just received $60 MILLION Series E financing, with the most generous funding coming from Boston’s own Fidelity Investments.  Great news for any fashion fan who NEEDS/WANTS the latest luxury fashion directly from the runway.

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The lines Moda Operandi carries include Jonathan Simkhai.  See how I did that?  :)

Speaking of clever, chalk up another brilliant business move by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Amazon just signed on as a major sponsor of Fashion Week, (starting with the upcoming Men’s Fashion Week), but reversecommuter predicts with the opening left by the departing Mercedez Benz, perhaps Amazon’s deep pockets could help NYFW like not many other sponsors could…

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Bezos has grand fashion inspirations for Amazon (click here for more) so this new relationship is so very important!

Enjoy the weekend, ignore the impending snow storms and pop the cork on that champs with wild abandon…while wearing something romantic & fabulous!

xo reversecommuter

Chapka Chic

Boston has survived Juno and is now a veritable winter wonderland. IMG_6672 So now the obvious problem is how to look good while keeping the ears warm! (once that is solved the bags under my eyes will be tackled…) IMG_6673 Chapkas, otherwise known as Trapper Hats seem to be all over the place.  Eternally gorgeous Elle Macpherson chose the Chapka in Aspen. article-2526809-1A364C1100000578-811_634x900 The price range is anywhere from under $100 all the way up to north of $1000, depending on what it is made of.

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Pologeorgis Coyote Fur Hat @ Bergdorf’s

Fur or faux, fox, rabbit or synthetic, this is the style to beat the brrrrrrs!

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Obviously Bryan Boy’s brilliant orange Trapper Hat had to be included, mainly because it’s his!

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Bryan Boy for Adrienne Landau Trapper Hat @ Kirna Zabete

The faux fur options are just as plentiful with a simple google search!

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Imposter Faux Fur Hat @ Barney’s

Click the pics to go get a little online retail therapy – very therapeutic after numerous snow days!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

The loveliest part of a long weekend might just be the super short week that follows.  Happy Friday!

Gucci announced that Frida Giannini’s replacement as Creative Director is

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….her former assistant, Alessandro Michele.

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uhm…that is not how you spell Tom Ford.    I even checked the Italian/English dictionary.

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Converse sued 32 companies in the fall of 2014 for trademark infringement on their ICONIC Chuck Taylors.

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Some of the companies include Ralph Lauren, Skechers, Walmart, Ed Hardy etc.  Ralph Lauren has agreed to a settlement agreement and will destroy 35 different styles of shoes that smack of Chuckies.

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Chuck Taylor’s were born in 1917, so perhaps this imitation is just forgery not flattery.

Suddenly excited to put on my new Wildfox & follow directions!

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Enjoy the weekend!

XO reversecommuter

Winter Vacation…in a bottle!

January is the month that begs for continuous orbitz searches for beach getaways.

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A much more cost effective and immediate fix has arrived!

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Maison Martin Margiela’s ever developing line of fragrances, Replica, is a “reproduction of familiar scents and moments”.  Replica offers scents such as Tea Escape, At the Barber and reversecommuter’s favorite, Beach Walk.

It’s this good!

Lingerie for the Face

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Like wearing great lingerie, skin care is an essential part of a great outfit.  Investing time and money in a skin care regime is like swapping out that nasty grey/brown bra for a sexy lacy number.  You know you know that bra I am talking about.

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Dr. Fredric Brandt has been the go-to-dude of skincare for over 30 years.  He has devout celebrity clients (hello Gwyneth), and a whole lot of regular clientele too, who look gorgeous thanks to his products.  He has offices in New York and Miami, but if you cannot get to him in person, you can still utilize his expertise with his skin care line.

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Putting your best face forward helps improve any fashion statement.  Click here to peruse the site and pamper your beautiful face, especially during the brisk cold winter months!