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

O.W.O. Knit Wit

One Weekend Outfit, grey sky and chilly.

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Knit pants are everywhere, think Fall 2014 Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and more!

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Now think Joe Fresh at 49.00, suddenly everything seems a little sunnier!

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O.W.O. DenimSquared

O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about denim.

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reversecommuter used to steer away from denim on denim for fear of being one acid wash accident away from tragic.  Picture it.  Shudder.

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Designer’s have upped the denim game, the cuts, the colors, the styles, the textures, the rips and whiskers, all have cured me and now the possibilities are endless.

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Think about it – overalls, denim jackets, jean shirts, layered, interspersed with accessories to play up the look and deepen the blues’ hues.

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O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) “Scarfing It!”

Best creative addition to the wardrobe in early fall?  Un cravat. ( translation: a little neck scarf).

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Adds a fun pop of color and fun flair to even the most basic of outfits – hello white t-shirt and ripped jeans, meet fancy scarf!

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A little chill in the air but the sun is still blazing – so of course reversecommuter is going to squeeze a little more time out of the shorts season.  Top a pair of shorts and a t-shirt with a blazer and a scarf et voila!  Zippier than a Vespa!

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Alexander Wang’s paisly ascot is a current fashion have, but Hermes is still the house of classic silk prints.

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Putty in my Hands

Earth tone pinks, the perfect not-ready-to-give-up-summer color!

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Warmer than summer whites but still a long way from the winter spectrum of the color wheel.

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Rick Owens Fall 2014 Diana dress is a gorgeous collaboration of summer & fall, with a leather trim detail across the top.  Drool Drool Drool!

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Gucci Fall 2014 is all about blushing pinks – their ads are almost monochromatically dedicated to the ultimate girlie color!  This blazer paired with jeans and a white tank top would be an ideal September outfit.

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RedValentino’s pleated pink blush skirt is begging to be a wardrobe staple and it’s versatility is mind-blowing!  Flat brogues, little cardigan and this skirt…HOLYTOLEDO the school bus drop off line will not know what happened!!!

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Keep On Trucking!

Maybe it is because of the serious case of Beach Brain reversecommuter is currently enjoying.

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Maybe it’s because of the seriously bad case of Beach Wave Messiness currently located on the top of my head.  YEESH!

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FYI this Quicksilver hat has fringe - I mean REALLY??!?!?  HOW exactly did I live without this?  Truth be told my son bought this in a surf shop…and mama took it over pronto!

Maybe it is just because reversecommuter LOVES a good hat.  Really, reversecommuter loves any fashion item that compliments and makes life easy.  Easy as in throw it on and go!  This ROXY number is super duper cute and has a drop down hot pink mesh visor.

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When was the last time you spent $30 or less and scored a happy addition to the wardrobe and protecting your skin from the sun?  Truck On!

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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