O.W.O. City/Beach Style

Ever been to a busy bustling city that has a sandy beach one block away from your hotel?

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reversecommuter is experiencing this strange phenomenon right now in Chicago…and liking it!

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Perfect outfit to take you from surf & sand straight to shopping at THE coolest shop in Chitown?  Shan bikini, 100% Capri linen oversized shirt, Rag & Bone cut offs, Havaiana flip flops and a Panama hat to cover up the post-swim hair!

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IKRAM is a women’s boutique, art gallery and restaurant all tied into one tidy luxe red ribbon of fantastic!

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Click here to peruse the boutique, and all the phenomenal designers that live there.

P.S. Completely addicted to the contents of this bottle.  Harmless Harvest’s Pink, raw, delicious coconut water (did you know it is better than sports drinks to replenish and rehydrate?).  Can you think of a better way to recover from the beach and strengthen up for shopping?!?!?

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O.W.O. City Spitter Style

From beach to city.

spit3Traveling means fashion that rolls up into a suitcase, then rolls out unwrinkled, and works no matter the weather.  Darker colors are always a good idea when a tourist!  James Perse, Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai and Diane von Furstenberg are all masters at this.

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Chicago’s Millenium Park has the coolest art installation/fountain, the Crown Fountain, created by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, and funded by a multimillion dollar donation from the Crown Family…thus the name.  It consists of two LED walls that run 1000 videos of a variety of Chicagoans, all of whom were instructed to smile, frown, and then pretend to blow out a candle.

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When that happens a spout sprays out a canon of water – much to the delight of anyone close enough to get sprayed!

O.W.O. Sunset Edition

O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about sunsets and rosè…and sweats.  Insert “HUH?” here.

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It is in reference to the launch of net-a-porter‘s net-a-SPORTER, a dedicated portal for all things sporty, be it golf, tennis, running, yoga and even apres-les-sportifs!

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reversecommuter has long been concerned about women trapped in the dreaded “I GAVE UP” yoga pant uniform.  Net-a-SPORTER is different.  It is a gorgeously selected group of designer pieces that make the sporty look look fab!  Designers include Laiin, Monreal London, Bodyism, Stella McCartney, Nike, Hey Jo etc.  Suffice it to say that the old fading yoga pants have had their day.

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Natalie Massenet and her troops can help clean up the world just a teeny tiny bit – in the same vein as reversecommuter aims to do on a daily basis – to remove one burnt out elastic yoga pant from one woman’s wardrobe.

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Don’t you just love it when your wine matches the sunset?  ;)

 

 

O.W.O. – bargoon style!

O.W.O. this week is all about easy summer outfits at a ridiculously budget friendly level.

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Linen tees from J Crew are a summer staple for reversecommuter – keep their shape and breathe!
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Totally stole this hat from my four year old’s closet (Baby Gap, not just regular Gap!).
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The basket is reversecommuter’s fave summer IT bag. $20 at L’Occitane!
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Daisy Dukes For Mamas?

Nope, not a typo.  And not a blog posting on milfs either… just a mommyblogger’s love of fashion and the necessity for fashion to fit life.

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As in Daisy Dukes that aren’t quite too short, but still qualify :)    Mamas need to bend over ALL the time!  Click here to find a great on sale selection at Rag & Bone.

DD1 reversecommuter hit a farmers’ market and scored the last blueberry pie – WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!!!!

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Gotta go get it and the wilting veggies home…

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A Great White (T-Shirt)

Holy Moly I do love a good t-shirt, almost as much as I love gardenias.

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But not when they dissolve into a pile of holes – the t-shirts, not the gardenias.

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And I don’t want to break the bank – especially as white tees need to be a new annual purchase, so as to avoid the dreaded yellow pits.

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I am loving J Crew linen t-shirts again – click here to read about the love.  The short sleeve crew neck t-shirts come in a rainbow of colors and are on sale CLICK HERE!!!!! 

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Summer Do!

reversecommuter is a commit-a-phobe.

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I would love to have the guts to change up my hair every season, but I don’t.

do3 Annually in May & June I toy HARD with the idea of cutting my hair drastically – usually a la Bardot (click here to review last year’s BIg Change…NOT!).  Is Bridget Bardot ridiculously perfect in this shot or what?!

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Think I might have struck gold this year with my 2014 Summer Do and it is short…and pinned up.  Queue the chicken noise…

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Twitter allows GIFs as of 06/18/2014 so here is reversecommuter’s vlog-a-bration!  Whoop Whoop!

 

 

Sandal Overload!

Indecisiveness is not necessarily a bad trait to have…

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Saks Fifth Avenue’s ridiculously helpful Locator service went a little bit crazy in the search for my sandals (which I almost returned after a friend of mine was wearing the same ones at a party this past weekend – THE HORROR!!!!!!!!!!!)

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Imagine my surprise when Saks Locator sent me an email announcing they had found my size in both the blue and the tan!  Decisions Decisions…

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It gets worse…Saks also found them in black for me.

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Click here to go get your own – reversecommuter promises that there are some left.

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Best Shorts!

Fashion needs to meet life at least in the middle – J Crew TOTALLY understands that.

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Children drop approximately 6 KAZILLION things daily – which means mamas need to be able to bend down and pick up those 6 KAZILLION items, ideally without flashing the world!  But that doesn’t mean giving up fashion, style and great designs.

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Price is user friendly too!  Click here to see all of the J Crew shorts currently available.

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net-a-porter.com and Mr. Porter started carrying J Crew a few years ago, and reversecommuter was confused!  So I contacted the company to see exactly why the GREAT & ALL FASHIONABLE Natalie Massenet would want to bring in the catalogue company’s clothing.  The answer was simple – great design at a great price.  TRUE!

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O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about summer black…

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Sounds like an oxymoron but it isn’t.  Just keep the fabrics light, such as the silk in the Jonathan Simkhai slit godet top.  AMAZING staple in the wardrobe fyi.

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This top has such great swing, kind of a great choice for date night!  But I think I will refrain from the goofy facial expressions…

IMG_2330So…my husband may or may not be over the paparazzi!

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