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).

Unknown-2

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.

BN-BA473_mag021_G_20140108172938

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.

12-frida-giannini-patrizio-di-marco-gucci.w529.h352.2x

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.

Unknown

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.

avon-logo

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.

Unknown-1

$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

Shoes – FalalalalalalalaLOVE!

Day 7 of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits if that floats your PC boat) is allllllll about shoes.  WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

BGX2B2F_ai

Ode to the Spectator

Saint Laurent’s Lace-Up Saddle Pump (on sale fyi!!) -pair this puppy up with a french stocking and a slit skirt (aka Day 5 on reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits) and Santa will be one happy red suited elf!

BGX28XB_ai

Tassels, really need I say more?

Charlotte Olympia’s Fantastic Dolly Suede Fan Tassel Pump is a phenomenally fun shoe – what says party season better?

472409_in_sl

Oh, yeah, Ostrich Feathers.  That is what says Party Season Better.  Click here for a review of all things plummagey.  Or just click here to buy your own divine Sophia Webster Nicole Sandals.

BGX29UU_mx

Fringe is another relative of the flirty dangly-bits family and needs to be in the party wardrobe this season!  Aquazzura makes a sexy beast of a shoe any day of the week, so add a fringe and mistletoe Ho-Ho-Ho!!!!!!!

 

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!

502997_ou_sl

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!

472320_ou_sl

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!

459861_ou_sl

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

459509_ou_sl

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!

465515_ou_sl

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)

415006_in_pp

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

c98a136b74c62c18db435fc722904ac3

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.

acne-studios-black-best-lambskin-leather-pant-product-1-13970047-2-736368002-normal_large_flex

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…

 

Angelina & Penguin Suit Panache!

Day 3 of reversecommuter’s 12 days of Outfits for Christmas Parties / Holiday Parties (whichever floats your seasonal boat), is all about the tux.

Girls this suit suits us perfectly for the holidaze!  Sometimes borrowing from the boys delivers an unexpected sex appeal!

article-2561031-1B907E6D00000578-334_306x524

Let’s start with the satin-striped maestro, Saint Laurent.

402965_ou_sl

With a tank or t-shirt underneath, tuxedo blazer and a pair of jeans for a casual affair…and thanks to J Crew the price is casual too!

486459_ou_sl

Or with a sexy camisole underneath for a romantic dinner for two…

452754_ou_sl

Or with a sheer blouse or a satin blouse a la Angelina Jolie for the company do.

 

457992_ou_sl

An investment in a tuxedo of any color, navy, black or white, pays for itself over and over and over again – there are so many ways to wear it throughout the year!

O.W.O. Turtle What?

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

photo

Why is it called a turtleneck?

photo 3-1

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?

photo 2

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

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Friday already?  YIPPPEEEEEEEEE!

Black Friday toppled Cyber Monday with the old one-two-punch.  Bricks and mortar plus an online presence for the first Friday after Thanksgiving delivered a lot of presents for the upcoming holidays spectacular savings!

o-BLACK-FRIDAY-HELL-570

Despite sales volumes down for the second year in a row, 9.1 Billion worth of shopping did happen on Black Friday, and an increase in online shopping helped in that total.  Stealing smoke from Cyber Monday by offering online and in store savings was a brilliant strategy, but retailers are still seeing soft sales.

images-1

Great news for us, the consumers!  Super Saturday (Saturday December 20th) is looking very promising!  If holiday sales continue to have the blahs, Super Saturday may deliver some spectacular deals, although retailers are keeping the detail of the deals close to their ugly-sweater-chests right now…

victoria-beckham-patrick-demarchelier-vogue-aug14-p136_b_320x480

Victoria Beckham is expanding her empire and continuing to claw her way to the top.  Specifically with nail polish.  2 limited edition shades she created with Nails Inc.

Bamboo White and Judo Red will go on sale Monday December 8th, click here to help Santa fill your stocking!

2bvictoriabeckhamnails_V_03dec14_pr_b_646x430

Happy Weekend!

Decorate the tree wearing ridiculously high strappy gorgeous shoes while holding a with a bubble filled flute.  FA-LA-LA-LA-LOVE!

xo reversecommuter