Boatload of Bikinis!

Living on a boat for a week demands a fairly specific suitcase.

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Bikinis.

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That is all.

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But a serious selection so as to avoid repetition.

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Shan is reversecommuter’s absolute favorite, as has been demonstrated on numerous occasions!

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Australia’s Triangl is set to hit $60 MILLION in sales this year.  Not too shabby for a newly engaged couple who started the neoprene bikini biz after their second date!

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Triangl bikinis are only about $90 US and come in a neon rainbow of styles and colors!

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Marysia Swim is a new line on reversecommuter’s bikini radar.  Scalloped details and brilliant styling make this designer someone to watch!

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Marysia Swim’s founder,  Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves is also a surfer so it is safe to assume that her designs will stay on in the water!

Dog Days of Summer Top 5 Hair Styles!

ARGH!  Beach Head!

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Time to embrace that salt lick as a Sunny Summer Season Trophy!

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Grab a chopstick – adorned or free with the delivery food – twist your hair and stab that sucker right in!

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Hair clip a la J Crew?  Don’t mind if I do!

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Perfect twisted bun holder for a bike ride or anything else a fantastically fun summer day requires.

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Nothing better than a ponytail whipping around in the wind of an open car window!

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Hairbands.  Put on and go.  End of story.

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seriously – end of story.

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Mom Speak Fashion Translation

Versace’s Fall Couture 2015 was etheral.  The best dressed rockstar fairies ever!

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Chanel’s Fall 2015 Couture was terrifically tweedy and fantastically luxe.

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But what exactly are moms’ supposed to wear to go pick raspberries?

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We deal with runny noses, messy love filled hugs and toppled ice cream cone sticky kisses.  Donatella and Karl don’t really design for these.

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reversecommuter adores high end fashion, and loves translating it into everyday speak.  Fashion is fun, not intimidating.  Fall Couture’s message thus far is a softer color palate and a more classic take on clothes.  But it is summer now, so brighten up your outfits with some color and a smile!  Slap on a pair of silk shorts and a tank top, grab a cute pair of sandals and a floppy hat and work that runway of life like nobody’s business!

Sales Put the GLAD in Gladiator!

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Secretly I have been coveting these Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals for a couple of months.  Despite the fact that I live in Boston, a city where summer, aka sandal season, is only a few weeks long.

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ps they are SUPER comfy!!!!

La Dolce Gabbana Vita

I have decided that I want to live inside a Dolce & Gabbana ad for a few days.

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In a seaside Italian village.

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With an extended family of strictly gorgeous people.

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In a continuous rotation of flower laden, richly embroidered, body flattering, lace embellished clothing and bags.

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Ideally during the summer months as I think my Dolce & Gabbana ad fantasy would totally stink if it was snowing and I couldn’t feel my toes.

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Actually there is so very little difference between reverecommuter’s everyday life and my imaginary Dolce & Gabbana ad life…

Fancy Flip Flops

Running across the pool deck to stop the five year old from jumping in fully clothed for the 8th time today – no problem, no slipping, and still styling.  RHEA’s fancy flip flops. IMG_8562 Booting it across the gravel driveway before your daughter wipes out on her skateboard ramp?  Fear not superhero mama, RHEA has your back with their patented micro channel treads.  Cool to look at and even more cool knowing you won’t wipeout wearing these. IMG_8564 RHEA was founded by Cornell students who were slipping and sliding all over Ithaca New York – have you been there?  It is really cold, wet and slippery up there! 31a6c2627a0a26f7eb0dee03ec1caa8c_original Microtread Griptech soles are what make RHEA flip flops so unbelievably fantastic – you cannot slip on these.  RHEA is named after the Greek Goddess of Comfort, and they are cute too!  The scientific technology that is built into the soles and treads are what make them fancy, not to mention the rainbow assortment of sole colors options. IMG_8565 Brilliant yellow, gorgeous black and gold, spumoni green, patent white, single or double strap – whatever outfit you are trying to compliment RHEA flip flops have it.  The really great thing about buying a pair of RHEA flip flops right now is that you are supporting this start-up AND saving some money!  The shoes are available exclusively on Kickstarter.com.  Go shop and stop wiping out! IMG_8563 **full disclosure – please note that reversecommuter received a sample pair of RHEA flip flops but was not paid for this review, nor for the numerous times worn since!**

Dress Me Dolly

Mother’s Day is only 5 more sleeps!  Girls it is time to plan your Brunch outfit.

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Mother’s Day Brunch means getting everyone else clean, dressed and wrestling the boys into the dreaded blazer!  Doesn’t leave a lot of time for preening and primping.

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Solution – the dress.  One piece.  Pull it on over your head and go.  This is good.  Here are a few front runners in reversecommuter’s humble opinion.  Click the pic to buy it.

Suno Pleated Hem Shift Dress

Suno Pleated Hem Shift Dress

Jonathan Simkhai brocade burnout dress

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brocade burnout dress

DVF Barth's Silk Maxi Dress

DVF Barth’s Silk Maxi Dress

Lisa Marie Fernandez cotton-poplin tiered dress

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Now the biggest hurdle ahead is the choice between a bellini or a bloody mary!