Sexy Strappy Tops

Day 7 of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party if you prefer) is focused on sexy little strappy numbers.

This is reversecommuter’s current obsession.  I mean really, how can I possibly resist?  This Cushnie & Ochs silk top is the ultimate strappy little number!  I love how the bottom skirt is subtle and modest in style to balance the serious sexiness on top.

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That top that you wear when you need to feel powerful, feminine and sexy.  Quite the tall order for a teeny weeny strappy piece of silk.  Tibi’s textured cami is SO up for the job.

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This is a piece that is in my closet in a rainbow of colors and it never disappoints.  Jonathan Simkhai’s Slit Godet Tank can be under a jacket or stand alone.

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The details on the back and the straps, the luxurious silk, the way the material flows and moves in a flattering way – seriously this is THE go to little strappy number.

 

Slitted Skirts Naughty & Nice

The countdown continues with Day 6 of Christmas Party Looks (or Holiday Party Looks, whichever floats your seasonal boat).

A fashion blogger formerly in the financial sector who lost count of the 12 Days of Christmas?  Yup.  As today is December 17th, there will be 2 postings daily from now until December 24th in order to deliver a complete set of 12 Holiday Looks.

Now back to slits!  Alice and Olivia’s dusty pink slitted long fitted skirt is divine, and would make a perfect accompaniment to a chilled glass of pink champs!

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Oh my, isn’t a subtle slit a wondrous thing in a girl’s wardrobe?  Combine that with an exquisite piece of Balmain’s butter soft, chestnut leather and va-va-va-VOOM!

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Mini skirts aren’t the only power wielding flouncy in the closet!  A maxi long flowy skirt with an unexpected flash of leggy flesh is palpitatingly delightful!

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Etro’s luxurious scarf skirt and Malene Berger’s navy blue number both deliver that leg appeal.

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The classic black pencil skirt with a big badass slit is precisely what Jonathan Simkhai had in mind with his modern day interpretation.  A cropped top adds a fun way to celebrate those hard earned abs!

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Furry, Short & Pumpkins

reversecommuter is toying with the idea of boots.  Denying the arrival of fall is useless, it is getting cold, feet need to be adorned in an assortment of leather loveliness.  Still in complete, mad, deep love with my Celine boots but there is nothing wrong with adding a new pair or two this season.

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Variety is key to happiness after all.

Fendi Shearling

Fendi Shearling

Short….

Moncler Sandrine

Moncler Sandrine

Furry…

Donald Pliner Devi

Donald Pliner Devi

Overlapped leather…

Gucci Tess

Gucci Tess

No collection is complete without a horse bit or two.

Decisions decisions….

Fashion & Finance Friday!

What is better than waking up to a Friday morning?  HELLLLLOOOOOO Weekend!

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Challenge launched the final leg of it’s competition before the winner unveiling gala in November.  The competition is SUPER COOL this year with the 10 semifinalists each being assigned a city in the U.S. to design an outfit (including a donated makeup palette tailored for each city by main sponsor Maybelline).  The cities include:  Austin, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Portland, Nashville, Honolulu, and Miami.   All designers will need to BLOW the judges away – no easy feat considering the panel, shown here at the Bowery rooftop patio in NYC.

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The CFDA is the organization where Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai, Veronica Beard, Public School and many other designers received their groundbreaking introduction, funding and exposure – this is where American fashion truly incubates!  reversecommuter is psyched to see what the designers deliver…

New Zealand lingerie company Bendon has just switched from one “The Body” to the other “The Body”.  Supermodel Elle Macpherson, the first “The Body” has been replaced by Heidi Klum, also otherwise known as “The Body”.

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A few years ago the two supermodels were on less than lovely terms as each attempted to own the nickname.  This shuffle in the lacy undergarment world will most likely not add any warmth to the relationship.

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After a 25 year relationship with Elle Macpherson, Bendon at least maintains continuity with supermodel nicknames!

ps a ton of Elle Macpherson’s Intimate lingerie is on sale BIG TIME on the website!!!

Fill the champs flute, do a little lacy, frilly online shopping and ring in the weekend!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

FRIDAY IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NYFW is done – everybody exhale.

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reversecommuter’s personal faves include Jonathan Simkhai’s shards of glass dresses, Victoria Beckham’s stripes, Proenza Schouler’s fringe (MAJOROMG!!!!), Calvin Klein’s minimalist gorgeousness all round, and Marc Jacob’s pink house set and those amazing hobo bags.  Onward to London!

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Guccio Gucci (great-grandson of The Original Guccio Gucci, who founded Gucci) is under house arrest after being found guilty of fraudulent bankruptcy.  Guccio no longer works for the family firm (he left in 1989).   Rather he attempted to launch his own line of handbags, which didn’t work and he filed bankruptcy…and apparently syphoned the assets in an attempt to save a little money.  Not so buono Guccio.

Enjoy the last remnants of summer this weekend.  Champs o’clock!

xo reversecommuter

 

 

Excuse me, do you speak FASHIONWEEK?

Living the dream in the ‘burbs?  Up at 6am, down at 11pm, nonstop giggles filling the hours?

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Desperate Housewife clinging to your style and love of fashion, yet as a “Real Housewife of SOMEBURB” you are uncomfortably friendly with your yoga pants?

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Have no fear, reversecommuter is here to provide a quick translation of the New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 designs that are walking the runway up until Friday September 12.  Parlaying the fashions into ‘burbspeak, an everyday interpretation directly into your wardrobe!

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Wide leg culottes – buy them now.  Wear them now with sandals, flip flops or heels.  Parlay them into fall with ankle boots, brogues and a denim jacket.  Winterize them with boots.

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Navy Blue.  Classic, cool, rich, navy blue.  (full disclosure, this is reversecommuter’s all time fave color!!)  Invest in a great piece worthy of this color.  Think navy blue blazer (so good with ripped jeans, shorts and patterned pants).  Maybe a navy blue jumpsuit.  Something meaningful, significant and navy.

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Lace has invaded the runway in a Valentino pleasing manner!  Veronica Beard, Jonathan Simkhai, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1 Philip Lim, Cynthia Rowley and more, all offering gorgeous, light, airy, lace detailed pieces.

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Light blue.  Think robin’s egg and invest in it.  Rosie Assoulin and Jonathan Simkhai (who’s dress was inspired by broken glass shards), delivered my personal favorites.

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Start lightly with a t-shirt or sweater, test drive the light blue color, fall in love deeply before a heavy investment.  This is a great color to break up the grey winter blahs!

 

 

 

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!