Shearling in July?

See what happens when reversecommuter is stuck in the beach house for one itty bitty rainy afternoon?

Longing for shearling jackets overwhelms me and a hunting I did go!

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Acne’s oversized shearling is just about the dreamiest recreation of the aviation classic for Fall 2014.

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But it is a RIDICULOUSLY close tie with Chloe’s reverse able blanket shearling – um,  shaddup!  How luxurious would a polar vortex be with one of those sweet babies wrapped all over you?!?!?!   And I will happily sign up for a pair of those yummaroooo clompy booties too!

Not to worry, sunset this evening offered up a cotton candy kaleidoscope of pinks and blues, bikinis and beach days in reversecommuter’s very near future!

 

 

Be Jewelled

Lanvin does it, merci beaucoup Alber Elbez!

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Miu Miu has been doing it for three seasons and counting…

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and Miuccia continues to bring the bejeweled because it works, Fall 2014 with Swarovski crystals on the sneaks!

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reversecommuter completely digs it…and all sparkly bits for that matter!

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NormCore

reversecommuter has a new fave word.  NORMCORE.

Victoria Beckham Fall 2014

Victoria Beckham Fall 2014

 

Norm Core = The kind of luxury so stealth that the person wearing the item may be the only one (other than the designer) who knows how luxurious it is.

Givenchy Fall 2014

Givenchy Fall 2014

In other words, buh-bye label whores, hello intense style and quality.

Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2014

Jonathan Simkhai
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Kirna Zabete, Hirshleifers and net-a-porter are perfect examples of retailers who completely embrace NormCore…and coincidentally are reversecommuter’s all time obsessive fave boutiques!

The Row Fall 2014

The Row Fall 2014

 

Kinky

What the heck is this?

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Hormones are to blame.  Apparently after a pregnancy the hormones can alter your hair – it can go dark, light, curly or ahem…kinky.          In. Just. One. Place.

Kink1Predictions for Fall 2014 Hair Trends include The Hair Tuck, whereby you tuck your ponytail into a scarf, shirt or coat.

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The Mohawk Braid is another biggie.  I am kinda digging this one!

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Chanel’s crimped, tweed twined ponytail was the closest do I could find to give me a little kinky-hair-hope.

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Hair Trends for Fall 2014 have yet to mention the word KINKY but reversecommuter is on standby.

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O.W.O. Skin

Traffic Jam in the ‘burbs!

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O.W.O. this week is all about the simplicity of a dress.  One piece = easy peasy outfit!

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Leather is big for Spring 2014 AND for Fall 2014.  Balenciaga, Gucci, Yigal Azrouel, Fendi, Akris, Chanel, Jonathan Simkhai  – all the cool kids have skins in their collections!

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Translation – buy now, wear now and later!  Amortize that purchase peeps!

NEED/WANT

When did the designers decide shoes should be $1000?  reversecommuter is not amused.

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Aquazzura is one shoe designer that keeps the prices below that 4 figure price tag but still delivers incredible kicks!

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Happy to announce I am completely obsessed with these!  Click here to buy them.

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Benvenuto Friday!!!!!  WHOOP WHOOP WEEKEND!!!!

Oooh La La! Quel dommage!  Luxury brands are being robbed in a tres grand manner!  Chanel, Celine and Dior’s Parisian boutiques have all been victims of robbery this week.  The bandits drove a stolen Audi into the front window of the Chanel boutique and stole approximately 25 bags.  The Dior boutique was robbed in the early hours of Wednesday morning and lost over $100,000 worth of inventory.

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Have you played with the PORTER Magazine app yet?  It is dangerously fun!!!!!  Download the net-a-porter app (free) and then in the settings hit the Scan PORTER Magazine option. Then the real fun begins – scan the pages, hit the “concierge” option that pops up and shop your happy little heart out!  layAR technology is powering the interactive print technology and flipping through a magazine is never going to be the same.

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This has been keeping reversecommuter quite busy while recovering from the Boston Marathon this week (apparently so much so that I need to charge my phone!!)  Theraputic retail therapy – LOVE!!!

Slap on something pretty, make an effort to feel pretty and believe it all weekend!

xo reversecommuter

 

MULE-ing It Over…

reversecommuter is resting & recovering her tootsies (click here to see why).

Tibi Mules

Tibi Mules

In the meantime what else would I be obsessing over…SHOES!

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Specifically White Mules.  Nothing says “mama gear” more than white shoes…but you only live once, so buy the white ones!  :)

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Tibi heel mules

Street Cred Mama

Cool factor seeps out of my pores daily.

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I live in the suburbs.  Not cool.   I am a mother of three, (that part is ABSOLUTELY REALLY COOL), but being a mama means that daily there is a potential that I could be dealing with all kinds of scary gross bodily things, from other bodies!  Boogers & Poop – Not cool.

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That is why when I stumble upon something really genuinely cool and hip, a really big young thang smile spreads across my face.

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Bodega in Boston is responsible for my latest smile.

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It is not a easy store to find, or get into, but once in you will have a ridiculously hard time deciding on any one pair of shoes, or remembering that you live in the burbs.  Bodega is filled with color, style and cuts in running shoes that your imagination hasn’t even come up with yet.

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Rap beats fill the room, rich beautiful wood coats the walls, complete with an old English library ladder on wheels to reach the bags and hats way up high.  The clientele is understated in that manner that screams to everyone else that the cool quota has been reached.  Like in a Pharell manner when he was just in the Nerds.

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And yet when reversecommuter squeals really loudly “I just had a major Cinderella moment” they all just stop and smile knowingly.  ‘Cause I am cool.  And so are my awesome new kicks.

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Seriously, deliriously happy it is Friday!!!!!!

Celine is growing, and I for one am deliriously happy about it! There is an outlet recently opened at the Woodbury Commons just outside of NYC. (Insert extremely high pitched squeal of happiness by reversecommuter here!!!!!). Celine has also just opened the brand spanking new doors of their new flagship store in London on Mount Street (neighbors to Lanvin, Azzaro, Balenciaga and Goyard!).  Phoebe Philo is also going to fill up 15 additional new shops internationally including Tokyo, Soho, and Las Vegas.  Ahem….Boston please?!!!

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J Crew might be going public.  Looking for a cash king to come riding into the sunset but not having a happy ending with Japan’s Fast Retailing Co (parent company of J Brand, UNI QLO, Theory and a few others).  Talks ended earlier this week in which J Crew was possibly going to be bought by Fast Retailing for $5 BILLION.  That is a whole heck of a lot of sushi so the Japanese company went Sayonara.  Rumor has it that Mickey is now gearing up for an Initial Public Offering with Goldman Sachs.

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Alphabetically very exciting – an IPO for J Crew!  Tee Hee!  :)

Spring has Sprung so slap some tulips in a vase, fill up the champs flute and dress up in something colorful to celebrate!

xo reversecommuter