Fashion & Finance Friday

6 more sleeps till Santa comes / 3rd night of Hannukah and it is Friday – can you say Holiday Party?!?!?!

Just in case you are stumped in the “whatshouldIweartothatparty?” feel free to peruse the first 7 days of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits depending on what side of the menorah you are sitting on).

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The shakeup that shook up horse bits around the world occurred again this week.  In case you were still sobbing loudly into to your velvet Tom Ford for Gucci tuxedo jacket, Gucci once again released their lead designer, Frida Gianini and the CEO, Patrizio di Marco, who interestingly are a real life couple and parents to a 2 year old.

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Giannini will depart after her final collection is shown at the Milano fashion week ending February 25, and Patrizio will have become the world’s best dressed stay-at-home daddy beginning January 1, 2015.

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Gucci’s holding company, Kering, shakes the world of interlocking G’s every now and then – Tom Ford anyone?!?!?! – and the reason behind this double dipped sword is based on sagging sales figures.  Mamma Mia that is one big lump of designer coal.

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Speaking of Gucci Gucci Goo, the SEC has charged AVON for ding-donging some Chinese officials with goodies that included Gucci bags and trinkets from Tiffany’s.

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The Avon bribes back in 2006 helped the door-to-door makeup company secure some of the early direct business selling licenses issued by the Chinese government to foreign companies.

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$135 Million is the fine – that is a lot of Skin So Soft, just saying…

Whip yourself into a fancy dress frenzy, calm the nerves with a  perfectly chilled flute of champs and ignore the sore feet while you dance the night away on the very last weekend of Holiday Parties 2014!

xo reversecommuter

Leather for Christmas…

Or at least for Day 4 of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Parties (or Holiday Parties = whichever floats your festive boat)

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Could it be any easier than  a leather dress?   Miu Miu has just the pièce de résistance! Add heels, clutch and beware the mistletoe!

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A leather top, adorned with a peplum waist or open back can be the perfect topping to your Party Outfit tree!   Veronica Beard’s leather top even delivers a surprising lace back detail.

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Leather pants complimented with a stunner of a blazer (think back to Day 3’s tuxedos) make a mommy outfit a YUMMY MUMMY outfit!  Acne Studios does things to leather that most fashionistas simply dream of touching…

 

Fly Me to the Moon

2nd day of reversecommuter’s 12 days of Outfits for Christmas Parties / Holiday Parties (whichever floats your seasonal boat), is dedicated to plumage.

Feathers make any outfit frivolous and fabulous!

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Easy example is this DKNY skirt, add a white t-shirt, jean jacket and a pair of nude pumps – perfection.

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Lela Rose’ feather embellished blouse is a perfect topper for the season, and works with anything to take it up a notch, even a pair of plain dark colored pants.

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Lanvin’s gorgeous feathered riding hat makes me believe in all Christmas magic – pretty please Santa I have been the perfect combination of naught & nice!

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Speaking of lovely feathery embossed Lanvin lovelies, take a looksie at this dress and it’s feathery trimmed swishiness!  Yes Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Enough about me and my Santa list (ongoing in it’s development as it is), let’s focus on the feather adorning Elizabeth and James’ blazer.  Fa La La just got bumped by OOOH LALA!

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Lest we forget the original site of ostrich feathered adornment, get a load of Sophia Webster’s ostrich sandals – purrrrrrrrrrrrr or whatever an ostrich says.

Blushing Bubbles POP!

And now it begins – reversecommuter’s 12 days of Outfits for Christmas Parties / Holiday Parties (whichever floats your seasonal boat)

Day One is focused on all things pink.  Because reversecommuter loves a good blush.  This is a phenomenal color to work over the holidaze as it is soft, subtle and is an actual flavor of champs!

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Cut-It-Out!  This Philosophy piece deserves a place in your closet.  Wear it now, covet it always.  This will never ever ever go out of style and every single time you put it on you will sparkle and tinkle and look like a goddess.  Not to mention your daughter will count the days down until she can borrow it!

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Suit.  DKNY rocks that double entendre like nobody’s business.  This would look ba-NAN-nas with a simple tank or a sexy little cami.  The investment would carry on looooooong after the holidaze as ANY blazer + jeans +t-shirt = perfect solution to whatshouldIwear?

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Skirt.  Gucci Gucci Goo delivers THE perfect pink skirt.  Buy now, rock those body hugging curves at all your office parties then wear it forever with a comfy comfy pair of slip on fat sole sneakers, a cropped jean jacket and a simple tank top.  Crazy how easy it is!

 

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Dress.  J Crew.  Silk dupioni.  On Sale.  Need I say more?

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Ah please…your making me blush!

O.W.O. Turtle What?

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) is all about a conundrum of mine…

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Why is it called a turtleneck?

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Granted it delivers warmth but why the testudine reference?  What does the rolled neck sweater style have to do with a hard shelled slow moving turtle?

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And do not even get me started on all the lumps & bumps that come seemingly attached to  sweaters!!

 

Snow Love Set!

There is a winter weather advisory posted for reversecommuter’s suburb.  Champs anyone?  Bubbles really are the absolute perfect answer to any question or situation!

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Naturally that triggered an intense online retail therapy session, for tennis gear!

M34397_21_hover_modelYup, sleet and snow and freezing cold temps cannot stifle a fashion addict’s love of sport and sportswear!  How is that for a warm-up jacket?  Putting a real slice into the wardrobe!

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My current obsession is anything adidas by Stella McCartney creates.   Sporty, functional, unique and creative in design = “in basket”!!!   These tennis shorts offer the flair of a traditional skirt with the flexibility and sportiness of shorts – stellar offering Stella!

This dress was worn out at the U.S. Open, looks super cute on a multitude of body types and comes in earth hues that flatter every skin tone – like I said, “IN BASKET!!!!”

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Monreal London is a tennis line created by a fashion industry warrior, and is a line that reversecommuter is in absolute LOVE with (isn’t the tennis lingo SUPER fun to throw into sentences?).

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The sticker shock is real but the design and fabric selection is truly divine!

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Look at that jacket and skirt combo – that would absolutely have a positive impact on my serve!!!!!

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Pheel is another workout clothing label that would bring MAJOR PIZZAZZ to the court or the gym!  Speaking of snow and exercise and fabulous clothes – Leopard leggings would be THE cutest snow shoveling outfit ever…..

 

 

O.W.O. Fringe Worthy!

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) is all about the Fringe!

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Fringe is in Cool Cats, and a little goes a long way.

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This detail will make a party outfit FABULOUS…

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Fringe makes a simple gorgeous Proenza Schouler’s PS1 something that NEEDS to be in the wardrobe…

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Aquazurra’s fringed boots could make winter a favorite season.  Seriously.  And that is a VERY strong statement!

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Click the pics to get your fringe on!!