Layer Liar


I refuse to acknowledge that old man winter is right around the corner.

Nor’Easters.  Blizzards.  The dreaded Snow Days (mamas everywhere shudder with that phrase!).  Nope, not coming.

Sundresses, jean jackets maybe add a shawl or a cape if it’s really chilly.  Open toe booties help keep the dream alive!

 Slip a turtleneck or a white shirt under the dress if the thermometer is being particularly challenging.

Just keep denying the inevitable.  

Back to the Future Jacket

Futuristic Metalics are changing outerwear.

Outerwear needs to be warm.  Obviously.  But why not add a little color, texture or shine?

adidas by Stella McCartney has a fun metallic crop jacket that is ridiculously warm and efficient as a wind breaker.  Safe to say my hair speaks to the wind factor.


Click here to buy the jacket on

The fact that it resembles the delorean silver car in Back to the Future is the perfect reason to profile it on Back to the Future Day!

Fishermans Knit

They don’t really.

But the Irish sure do!


This classic cream colored knit sweater needs to be added to your closet.

Historically the Irish left lanolin in the wool, so the Aran sweaters were waterproof – a big selling feature for fishing off the Irish coast.

It looks like a kazillion bucks when paired with a knee length secretary skirt and a tall pair of leather boots.

Or with ripped jeans and rain boots.

Or on top of your favorite dress with a pair of ankle boots.

Or with leggings (as long as your caboose is covered) and a pair of slip on sneakers in leopard pony hair (yummmmm).

But it does not cost a kazillion bucks.  True story I grabbed mine in the Dublin airport for €40.  No wonder Irish eyes are smiling!

Bikini Squeeze

No, this is not a posting on a fashion blog with pictures of a woman who has had 3 children.  #PHEW

It is a posting on a fashion blog about how summer doesn’t end until September 21, and the weather is all about bathing suits and not so much about suede and wool.  So why not do a little bikini shopping to help soothe the sadness you are feeling over the kiddos going back to school today?  tee hee

reversecommuter was recently in Italy and THE trend is all about the ruffle bikini with a flossy bottom!

Bikini Lovers from Italy (seriously, could there be a better name?) is a GORGEOUS line of brilliant prints and bright fun happy colors sprinkled throughout a phenomenal bikini line of ruffles and butt floss (start doing those squats while reading this!).

There is even an accompanying diaper cover baby bottom line – adorable!!!!

Almamia from Columbia is a line that every woman should buy from.

Not only are the bikinis BEYOND BEAUTIFUL but they are hand made by an army of 80 single mothers, how ridiculously amazing is that?!

Oh, and this is what they create.  #WOAH

Get that new suit, lather up the SPF and go outside and play!

Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me, I won’t tell the children this is what we mamas really do when they are at school!

Sarong SO Right!

The next time you find yourself longingly stroking a scarf or sarong

thinking that yet another purchase would be “so wrong” (tee hee)

think lovingly of THE easiest, chicest beach outfit option, and swipe that credit card like a boss! 

T-shirt, espadrilles or flip flops and GO Beach Baby GO!


Jet Lag Plan

After 4 weeks of vacation (#spoilt) reversecommuter is back…

armed with THE best plan to combat jet lag!

Sexy Lingerie Partout en Paris!

reversecommuter spent Easter in Paris and as a result I have come to conclusion that French women love their lingerie.  Like really love their lingerie.  As I am quite sure the French men do as well ;)  Maybe even like lingerie more than les patisseries (bakery).


It is truly everywhere in Paris.   Walking about the Parisian streets one is suddenly in possession of a burning desire to buy MANY lacy, frilly pieces of lingerie in a great variety of colors and styles.  A neutral t-shirt bra did not make the shopping list AT ALL!


Printemps is a gorgeous, huge, designer stocked department store that has dedicated an entire floor just to frilly bits.  Beautiful, florals, bright hot pinks, seductive blacks, lacy, racy, frilly, sexy, sumptuous lingerie.


Aubade is one of reversecommuter’s favorite lingerie lines, and whenever I am in Europe I try to stock up due to better selection and price.  Their trademark lace up design is trés coquette (very flirty).


La Perla is another crowd pleaser that held major real estate in the Printemps store.  DROOLWORTHY lingerie.


La Perla’s Everyday Essentials is a new line, softer pricing and ridiculously soft cotton.  reversecommuter has numerous pairs of the drawstring pants and tanks – makes for great post bubble bath hangout wear, comfy with a subtle side of sexy (and less than a pair of yoga pants).


There is also Princess Tam Tam, which has stand alone stores plus is in Printemps.  Great selection and even better prices.


Sort of a sexier version of Victoria’s Secret, imagine that!


So here is a golden nugget of knowledge.  Lingerie makes the outfit.  It reminds you that  you are STILL the sexy little vixen you were before becoming a mother, a chauffeur, a cook, a laundress and a nose wiper extraordinaire.  So take a moment to tour the links littered throughout this post, and treat yourself (and the one you love) to a quick Parisian update to your wardrobe.