O.W.O. Beach Buggy Bliss

Summer simplicity.

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Sundress, flip flops, sunglasses, sun kissed.  Happiness.  Done and Done.  James Perse is the master of cotton dress deliciousness.  Well worth the investment as his dresses last – just keep them out of the dreaded dryer!  Not to mention mommy friendly fashion – wake up, shower, put on sundress, GO!

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James Perse online is currently hosting a sample sale – CLICK HERE!!!!!  Not only can you stock up on sundressses, you also start to plan your attack on Fall 2014.  Apologies on mentioning the impending cooler weather.   Now back to the beach and P.S. is that yellow beach buggy not just THE BEST??!?!?!?

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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?  ;)

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Beach, sunshine, toes in sand, Shan bikini, happy children, happy reversecommuter… Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Choupette is about to earn her tender vittles by being the “face” of Shu Umera‘s new campaign.  Not Kidding.

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Shu Umera (maker of THE best eyelash curler ever!!!), will launch SHU-Pette (get it, not CHOUpette but SHUpet (as in Shu Umera) for the 2014 Holiday Season.  The Holiday Collection make up line will most likely include furry fake eyelashes and some incredible winter white/siamese white colors.  Le Meow!

Westfield WTC (the real estate management behemoth who will open the new World Trade Center in the financial district in NYC, has just announced the signing of a  REALLY COOL tenant.  CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund will be THE pop-up shop, offering a rotation of CFDA winners, past and present, selling their dreamy designs to the masses cruising by.

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Public School, Jonathan Simkhai (yup, reversecommuter loves the man and his clothes!), The Row, Alexander Wang, Philip Lim etc, will all be selling designer wear to the masses that cruise by…or at least the one’s with incredible taste in fashion!

Enjoy the weekend – pop the champs, pull out the good clothes and rock that outfit like nobody’s business!

xo reversecommuter

Beach Bag and Beyond!

reversecommuter is on the beach for the month of July…so really there is no better time to post about finding the perfect beach bag.

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Sail bags are obviously on the list (made out of recycled sails) – gorgeous (fyi reversecommuter has it on a very good source that you can now order sail shower curtains CLICK HERE!!!!!)

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The $20 L’Occitane straw bag gets me more compliments than I can count – kinda funny as it was originally an accidental purchase.  reversecommuter was buying a few delicious smelling goodies for a friend and asked if I could buy the straw bag that L’Occitane encourages shoppers to use as a basket in the store.

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And my summer IT bag was born – as obviously I had to buy one for myself too!

reversecommuter bought a Louis Vuitton “never full” bag five years ago as a diaper bag for baby boy.

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EVERYONE has one now which is precisely why I now bring it to the beach.  Sand, lotion, leaky juice box – fine by me.  Unfortunately this thing will last longer than Keith Richards!

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never underestimate the potential of your clicks & pics.  Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 ad campaign is gorgeous AND made up entirely of Instagram pictures submitted by everyday peeps.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs announced a competition which was answered by followers from all over the world, and the winners represent Australia, South Korea, USA, England, Uruguay, etc.  The winners star in the campaign, and after watching this video, reversecommuter is kinda in love with a bunch of them!

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CFDA ran a contest prior to the CFDA Awards in May and asked instagram followers to submit a pic wearing something from one of CFDA’s 400 members.  The winner scored a highly coveted ticket to the CFDA Awards Gala – fyi those tickets are valued at over $25,000 (click here for more info on that!).

ROWRRRRRRRR the Leopard King is hungry for foreign money.    Roberto Cavalli is looking for investors to inject 450 Million Euros into his company, but Investcorp pulled out after questioning the valuation of the company.

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Poor clinging design kitty did not succeed in attracting the Middle Eastern moolah he was hoping for.  Investcorp, based in Bahrain, reversed it’s interest after recognizing that Cavalli is a brand that has yet to explode in the uber desired Chinese market.

 

reversecommuter would like to wish everyone a VERY Happy & Safe Fourth of July – put on some Red, White and Blue – and don’t forget to drop a little strawberry/blueberry combo into the bottom of the champs flute!

 

 

 

 

 

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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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Is it just me or are Summer Fridays are WAAAAAAAY better than Winter Fridays!

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There is a theory on the street that Olivier Theyskens is about to leave Theory (redundant humor, tee hee!).  He came, he redesigned the brand and the blazer (ooooh lala did he ever!), and now he will leave.

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If you are a fan, the final collection is slated to be Spring 2015.

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Milano is hosting the Mens Fashion Week aka Pitti Uomo, and the coverage of the clothing, models and trends is enough to keep a fashionblogger up all night!  Thank you GQ and Tommy Ton for this awesome pic!

 

Zegna presented on June 20th – YUMMMMMAROOOOOO!!!

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Even landmark architecture is getting into the play.  Pucci dressed the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and the impact is wondrous!

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The Battistero sketch, actually drawn by Emilio Pucci in 1957, has shrouded the Baptistery.  Ridiculously cool, colorful and creative!

In the spirit of Pucci, throw on something bright and gorgeous and CELEBRATE the weekend, with champs and fashion!

xo reversecommuter

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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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Friday, you freakin’ rock!

Tom Ford is launching fancy schmancy sneakers for Fall 2014 – sign me up!  Sending a message that the current sporting line obsession of the fashion industry is still going strong.  Prices range from $690 to $990, for sneaks that have been hand made in Italian workshops, where the leather is hand polished for three days for the deep patina.  If cost is a concern for these norm core creations, go for the velvet low tops with the modest $690 price tag.

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reversecommuter LOVES all things Tom Ford (click here to revisit the love), and wonders when the women’s sneaks will be unveiled…and for how much.

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DIOR Secret Garden Part 3 has returned to the intoxicatingly beautiful Palais de Versailles.  I love these videos, shot by wonder duo Inez and Vinoodh.

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The bags, the dresses, the shoes, Depeche Mode still singing and OBVIOUSLY the palace and grounds - c’est règal pour les jeux!  reversecommuter is loving the tease Dior has put up on Instagram:

If possible drink pink bubbles while wearing pink at some point this weekend – it’s good to have goals!

xo reversecommuter