The Winner Is…..

I know the suspense is killing you…..

just click the blue to learn who won the Sub Urban Riot KALE sweatshirt!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

 

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O.W.O = One Weekend Outfit.

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Went into Boston’s South End yesterday for a little promenade, lattes and a red velvet cupcake for the little dude (big siblings out at various play dates).

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The THAW has officially begun, which in Boston means the snow begins to melt and the salt is still inches deep on the streets – do not wear the good boots out!

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Now that winter is on the way out, reversecommuter is getting all reved up about Spring Collections and a big ol’ dose of retail therapy!!  Jonathan Simkhai’s quilted pony hair bomber from Fall ’13 reminded me of his incredible Spring Collection.  There really is no simple explanation of how reversecommuter’s mind works!  :)

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Bought an awesome new cookbook on my walk – have to share as it is meatless Monday, and this cookbook is vegetarian deliciousness!  Click here to get it!

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Speaking of vegetarian…Don’t forget to like reversecommuter’s FaceBook page to be entered into the KALE sweatshirt giveaway – click this blue phrase for all the details  - contest over tomorrow!

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Usually the beginning of Lent means Spring has sprung.

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Slightly sprung Spring at least by now….

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reversecommuter is not known for patience – understatement!   Clearly drastic measures are necessary.

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Coat off, bare legs, enough with the winter!

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Tall boots, pleated skirt = more versatile looks while winter takes it’s sweet time finishing up.

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Kirna Zabete (purrrrrrr) has a couple of super cute skirt options – buy now, wear throughout Spring & Summer too!  Click here to get into the swing of Spring!

ps Don’t Forget to like reversecommuter’s FaceBook page for a chance to win Sub Urban Riot’s KALE sweatshirt – click here to get the details!

Free Kale!

Bet you didn’t see that coming! ;)

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The most awesome & generous dudes over at Sub Urban Riot in downtown L.A. (click here for more info) have given reversecommuter a Kale sweatshirt to giveaway to one of you!

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Just go to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page and like it – it’s easier than force feeding someone their greens! If you are already a FB fan, you are automatically entered.  Click here to be transported to FB faster than Vitamin K can make you stronger!  Contest winner will be announced Tuesday March 11th.

Super Good Luck!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Suburban Kale

Sub Urban Riot is a so-Cal label that is getting a ton of press right now for their celeb favorite KALE sweatshirt.

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Their Cali-Casual attitude is reflected in their line and their Downtown L.A. shop.  They instruct their customers to “Ditch the car, lose the big box retail, forget the suburbs…ride a bike.”  It is like music to reversecommuter’s ears!

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Personally reversecommuter is digging the men’s collection, especially the RIOT zip up hoodie, the KALE sweatshirt and the KWay Fleece Jacket (hello old school!).  Click to “add to basket!”

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Sweatshirts are the new hottest oldest thing to wear right now.  They have been aroundsince grade school but are enjoying a redefined moment as a fancy dress up item.  Who saw that coming?  Click here for that answer (hint…reversecommuter).

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What is better than a versatile, patterned or phrased piece that adds an element of unexpected fun?  A piece that can be dressed up (add a blazer) or down (cut off jeans & flip flops after a day at the beach).  A piece under $50.  SAY WHAT??!?!!?!?

 

 

k6reversecommuter has a little surprise waiting for you – check in later today for a new posting related to Kale….

And The Winner Is…

Thank you to all of you who participated in reversecommuter.com’s very first giveaway!

Over 146 likes added to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page – cool!  From such amazing faraway spots as Dubai, Italy, Greece, China & Hong Kong, South Africa, Spain, South Korea, Mexico, all over the USA and Canada!

Last night was a fun night in complete with hair up, glasses on, sitting in front of a fire in my fave Marni sweater, and reversecommuter building a spreadsheet, copying & pasting 146 names into little cells, printing, cutting and folding (must confess a glass of chardonnay was my assistant!), and a final draw occurred….

Congratulations Kendall Maggi, you are the winner and new owner of a pumpkin turban hat from The Third Piece!!!!   Ping me your 411 so I can send it to you!

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Thank you for entering and following!  This was SO much fun…think I might do it again really soon!!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Last week of January – Done & Done!  Greetings & Salutations FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here it comes….earnings season, and you know how much reversecommuter loves the numbers!

LVMH had a year of flat growth, with an profit increase of only 0.4%.  Don’t be too blue for the house that Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Celine, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, etc etc. built, they still managed to rock 4.7 BILLION in profits!  reversecommuter thinks that Bernard Arnault and Salma Hayek won’t need to adjust the budget too severely!!

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But this splat flat is interesting in that it reflects China and European luxury markets slowing considerably.  Suddenly vintage is in (aka nobody is buying anything new!!).

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Breach is Bad. First Target, then Neiman Marcus and now Yahoo!  Yahoo announced Jan 30 that some of it’s email accounts had been hacked.  Neiman Marcus is working with federal investigators to provide insight into the 1.1 MILLION credit cards that were hacked over an estimated 3 month time frame.  Target had 40 million customers’ credit and debit card info stolen during the holiday shopping season.

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You know those websites that offer a grading of your password?  Maybe it’s time to start paying special attention to creativity!

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Don’t forget to enter reversecommuter’s first ever give away contest!  Deadline is fast approaching – January 31 midnight est.  Click here to go to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page, simply like it et voila, you are entered!   GOOD LUCK!!!

enjoy the weekend and remember, it is absolutely acceptable to watch the Super Bowl in heels while sipping champs!!

xo reversecommuter

Last Day of First Ever Give Away!

Want to own The Third Piece’s gorgeous pumpkin turban hat?   Midnight EST January 31 and the contest is done.

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Tick Tock  (how divine is the Hublot 5 Million anywho?!?!)

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Have you entered yet?  So simple – just like reversecommuter on FaceBook.  Click here to go straight to reversecommuter’s FB page!

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GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Wishing you all a Very Happy Chinese New Year!!!  Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!!

p.s. keep warm if you are in the snowy southern states!

First Giveaway Ever!

Welcome to reversecommuter’s VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

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The Third Piece has graciously provided this GORGEOUS pumpkin turban hat to reversecommuter’s blog followers.  It is the easiest contest to enter…simply click this blue link and LIKE reversecommuter.com’s Facebook page.

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I will collect the names of all the new likes starting today and ending January 31st, then pick a winner from a bowl of folded names while blindfolded.. it sounds much more dangerous than it actually is!   :)

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reversecommuter is wearing The Third Piece’s hooded boa with pockets in citrine.  Click here to get your own (after you enter the contest of course!)

Just in time for another snowstorm / snow day / snow dump!

GOOD LUCK!!!!