Culotte Me Some Slacks!

Culottes cut the fall transition a lot of slack (get it?).  Cropped, wide leg and even with a hint of pleating!  A wide cropped leg with a gorgeously flattering waist, what  a perfect wardrobe piece to wear while bidding adieu to a ridicunculously great summer!

This is going to be my main look for 2014 fall – maybe even investing in cream, navy and gray as I already own 3 pairs of black.

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Culottes from The Row

Not quite banishing the ankles and calves behind bolts of fabrics quite yet.

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Acne Culottes

Culottes even allow for a little extended life for sandals, mules and kitten heels.

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DKNY Culottes

So UGGS, mukluks, and snow boots hold off a little, bring on the culottes and let that tan fade away slowly…..

Alexander Wang Culottes

Alexander Wang Culottes

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Beach + Friday = PURE HAPPINESS!

That’ll learn him!  Chip Wilson – ousted founder and former CEO of lululemon just sold 20.1 shares to Advent International – the investment banker brought in by lulu’s board once they decided to throw Chippy out.

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Remember when Chip told the bigger girls that lulu’s yoga pants were not meant for curvy body types on national tv?  BEST AWESOME CORPORATE F-UP EVER!!!!  (Click here for a reminder of the awesomeness!)

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The board wanted Chip gone immediately after that, and so Chip agreed to sell 20.1 million shares yesterday and made $845 MILLION.  reversecommuter is quite sure Chippy learnt a valuable lesson here…

Luxury design houses are starting to report lower sales and earnings, based primarily on China not buying as much as was projected.

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Tod’s just released a profit decline, citing China as well as two major US boutiques closing for renovations as the reason behind the lag.  CEO Diego Della Valle is optimistic that 2014 Fall Collection is strong enough to rally Tod’s clientele back into power shopping mode.

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Note to Diego, the awesome car shoe and delicious Italian leather handbags are what makes Tod’s clients deliriously happy, and apparently Simon Doonan a little bit hungry!   Attempting to draw us in for a clothing line hasn’t accomplished the same pull.  Stick to what you know, let the profits grow (catchy huh?!).

Champs in a flute and the sun shining is reason enough to slap on the fancy shoes and wow the world with that outfit you secretly want/need to wear…Do It!

xo reversecommuter

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
Fall 2014

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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Alexander Wang
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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!  :)

Tibi heel mules

Tibi heel mules