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

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!

 

 

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

 

White Stuff

Here we snow again… while I run around groc shopping and filing my home with exotic fresh flowers (my answer to yet another snow storm)…

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Why not ooooh and aaaaaah about some gorgeous white stuff – like this shirt dress with an exposed back from Rosie Assoulin, a designer reversecommuter is mildly obsessed with.  What Rosie does with material is deconstructed magic!  Click here to buy it now on ModaOperandi.com (speaking of reversecommuter obsessions….) 

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Alexander McQueen has another drool worthy dress on net-a-porter.com that definitely has a spot inside my fantasy shopping cart!

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One selection for the shopping cart of reality is the Abby dress from Club Monaco

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Obviously Jonathan Simkhai’s eyelet dress – which interestingly is in both shopping carts with an amazing design and equally friendly price!

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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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1 Great White Shirt, 2 Loose Lemons

‘If you were to ask me what I wish I had invented in fashion, it would be the white shirt. To me, a shirt is the basis for everything. Everything else comes afterwards.’
Karl Lagerfeld

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Nothing says Spring has Sprung like wearing a white shirt.

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It is one of the most basic yet versatile fashion staples in any closet.

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The white shirt is like cupcakes – they are NEVER going to go out of style!

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My juggling skills are not building block material, but it does entertain everyone while waiting for dinner to be ready!  :)

BUH-BYE BOOTS

reversecommuter is a huge fan of boots, and my ever growing collection of boots proves it!

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Celine boots
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However, there comes a time in every New Englander’s winter when boots are replaced with shoe fantasies dancing in our dreams!

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Gucci loafers
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Icky slushy messy months such as March and April beg for rubber soled shoes or permanent Hunter boots!  And as previously mentioned, reversecommuter is over every single day boot wearing!

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Gucci loafers, classic.  Rubber soles – Italian Genius!

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Decisions Decisions…

reversecommuter is interrupting the scheduled O.W.O. (click here for info on that)…

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I have a VERY important decision to make…

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What to wear in a mere 34 days…

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adidas by Stella McCartney
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When I run the Boston Marathon!

This is the official BAA Adidas jacket, but I am superstitious and will not wear this until after I cross the finish line!D80170_01

It is still REALLY cold here which means I better dress in layers / which of course reads I need to buy a lot!    :)

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reversecommuter is a crazy loving fan of Adidas by Stella McCartney, but it is a line that requires try before you buy.

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Juicy Sport has some super cute leopard and pink pieces which might be a fab fun option for race day!  Click here for the collection.

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One thing is fairly certain…I have yet to make a decision!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hot Diggity it is finally here!!!!  Happy Friday!!

Fashion reporters make news too.  Sartorialist favorite Bruce Pask for instance, (nope, he isn’t just some impeccably dressed dude who happens to always get snapped!).

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Pask, formerly the men’s fashion director for the New York Times, has joined Bergdorf Goodman as the most magical retailer in the universe’s men’s fashion director.  CONGRATS!

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And not to leave out the ladies, The New York Times has scooped Vanessa Friedman, ultra classy fashion editor of the Financial Times, as fashion director and chief fashion critic.  Vanessa will be replacing UBER fashion journalism institution Suzy Menkes, who announced she was leaving the NYTimes last month.

images-1As if the crazy schedule of the international Fashion Weeks wasn’t enough of a whirlwind, now it continues in the print!

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CFDA announced it’s nominees for this year’s Designer of the Year awards in NYC March 11th, at a DVF hosted bash.

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Women’s Designer of the Year is up for grabs between Marc Jacobs, Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang.

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Men’s Designer of the Year is a battle between Public School (YAY!), Rag & Bone and Thom Browne.

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Accessory Designer of the Year is a PHENOMENAL KNOCK DOWN DRAG OUT between The Row, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang.

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This year’s host is the eccentrically moustached John Waters, and the magnificent man of all this sexy, Tom Ford, will be honored for Lifetime Achievement.  CFDA what a powerfully packed event June 2nd promises to be!!!!

Pop the champs, throw a strawberry in the flute and enjoy your fancy self!

xo reversecommuter

Cropped WHAT?!?

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Memo to designers – Not all women’s stomachs are created equal.

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Some are in their early twenties and have washboard six packs. Others are a teeny bit older and have had some babies, and are now the proud owners of tummy-Shar-Peis.

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Hence the Spring fashion conundrum concerning crop tops & the need for Fashion Translation!

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There are some wondrous collections out this spring, most of which are offering crop tops. What’s the owner of a muffin top to do?

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Option One – the layered look.  This is a great option for Spring (and almost Spring), as layering is key to survival when it is freezing in the morning then scorching in the afternoon.

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Wear a longer tee short or blouse underneath the crop. But don’t tuck!

Option Two –  Tune in tomorrow……  :)