Not Slacks Nor Trousers

Leggings.

Thems’ is fighting words!

Leggings love boots, ankle boots, and ballet flats, long blouses, sweaters, tunics and jackets.

Don’t be afraid of them, embrace them…just remember they are not pants, so cover up the cheeks!

Mui Mui blouse, Susana Monaco leggings, YSL bag, Lanvin ballet flats.

p.s. Thank you all SO very much for your concern during Hurricane Sandy.  Happy to report my family and I are safe & sound & slightly addicted to room service at a hotel while awaiting power to be restored to our home.

xo reversecommuter

Red in the Morning Sailor’s Warning

Frankenstorm, pahshaw!

Sunshine is right around the corner.  Give or take a day or two.

In bidding adieu to the tropical storm season why not pop on a nautical striped something to celebrate?

Atleast until the first Nor’Easter spanks us silly and buries all our cars with snow!

Blazer Chanel vintage, boots Fiorintini & Baker, Joe’s Jeans, T-shirt Club Monaco, Sunglasses Tom Ford, bag YSL.

Eloise…

reversecommuter is not much of a camper.  Insert shocked reaction here…HAHAHA!

Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to hit New England today.  Supposed to be a big one that knocks out power for days.

Which is exactly why I checked into a hotel yesterday.  (don’t you love my serious, pre-storm facial expression?!)

Nothing says hurricane like room service!  (that’ll put a smile on my serious face)

Lot’s of questions coming in requesting a great t-shirt line.  One of my favorites is Kristensen Du Nord, from Copenhagen, Denmark.  It is rather difficult line to find, but when you do…load up!  (click here to go to the Kristensen Du Nord website & store listings)

Hope you are all safe & sound & storm free!

Burberry blazer, Balenciaga boots, J Brand jeans, Hermes belt, Kristensen Du Nord t-shirt.

xo reversecommuter

Eliose…

reversecommuter is not much of a camper.  Insert shocked reaction here…HAHAHA!

Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to hit New England today.  Supposed to be a big one that knocks out power for days.

Which is exactly why I checked into a hotel yesterday.  (don’t you love my serious, pre-storm facial expression?!)

Nothing says hurricane like room service!  (that’ll put a smile on my serious face)

Lot’s of questions coming in requesting a great t-shirt line.  One of my favorites is Kristensen Du Nord, from Copenhagen, Denmark.  It is rather difficult line to find, but when you do…load up!  (click here to go to the Kristensen Du Nord website & store listings)

Hope you are all safe & sound & storm free!

Burberry blazer, Balenciaga boots, J Brand jeans, Hermes belt, Kristensen Du Nord t-shirt.

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hello End of the Week!

Lord & Taylor logo

Is nothing sacred?  Lord & Taylor’s 5th Avenue flagship store is going to open for business on Thanksgiving!  Let’s hope the Macy’s parade doesn’t drop off it’s employees by float to work a shift or two to compete…

Macy's Parade Picture

 

reversecommuter used to live in Toronto, and Sundays were retail non grata days, it was a family day.  Then a couple of retailers fought hard enough and soon Sunday was just another day to hit the stores.  Let’s hope major holidays don’t become a thing of the past!

Coach logo

Coach & The Jones Group both released very positive numbers for Q3 – let’s hear it for the  non-luxury goods sector kicking it!

And now back to luxury…

Versace opened a cool new store, Versace Vibe this past week in SOHO – big BIG party! Dior opened up two STELLAR boutiques in as many weeks – one in Milan and one on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.  Louis Vuitton opened it’s first Brazilian boutique this week.  Alexander McQueen opened it’s first men’s only boutique in London, and there are creative plans to launch new retail for men and women and McQ!

Happy Happy Weekend!

xo reverse commuter

NEEDWANT

It’s that time – it happens every season – the closet is edited, the weather has changed and  the list appears…

Trench Coat ( I found a Dolce & Gabbana that I really love & cannot stop thinking about…)

picture courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Winter Jacket – happily that was solved in a previous post (click the blue to revisit)

Patent loafers – Tod’s or Gucci, why try to reinvent the wheel?

photo courtesy of Tod’s

Boots – hmmmmm, completely undecided TBC…

Winter Coat – love the red shown by Valentino (aka King of Red) and Alexander McQueen, plus it might make the winter a little brighter! (click the itty bitty picture to go to net-a-porter to buy)

picture courtesy of net-a-porter

Bag – YSL for sure, grey or navy….  (click the pictures of the GORGEOUS YSL Classic Duffle to go to YSL & buy)

pictures courtesy of YSL

YSL Grey Bag

YSL Blue Bag

Jeans – Mother “Touch Not the Cat” wash skinny  (click the tiny picture & buy at Neiman’s)

picture courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Touch not the cat Mother Denim

Sweaters – one black & one navy cashmere and a fisherman’s knit cream classic (click the picture, go to Nordstrom’s & buy the Michael Michael Kors’ sweater)

picture courtesy of Nordstrom’s

Michael Michael Kors fisherman's knit sweater

 

Clearly reversecommuter has some serious shopping hours in her near future….YAY!

 

Crop To It!

Cooler weather = Shorter Pants.  Kooky Fall Fashion!

Cropped pants are definitely a great fall option.

Think of it as extending shoe wearing days before the mandatory boot uniform of winter begins.   You know it’s coming…

Although boots & cropped pants would definitely work!

Chaiken cropped pants, Levi’s jean shirt, Gucci loafers, scarf Henri Bendel.

Blazing the Trail

It’s that awesome time of year when blazers can be rocked and not hid under bulky winter coats.

Accessorize to your hearts content.  A great blazer works with everything – scarves, load up the arms with bracelets, necklaces, sunglasses with sass, big gorgeous bags, loafers, heels, ankle boots, blouses, t-shirts, paper thin cashmere sweaters, whatever!

Headed off to an appointment yesterday in the gorgeous New England sunshine.  Simple Pleasures!

Mother jeans, Alexander McQueen Blazer, James Perse blouse, Gucci loafers (in major need of a polish!), Missoni sunglasses, YSL bag.

Boudoirable

Comfy, sexy, fabulous.

SKIN is in…as long as you are in SKIN lingerie.  (click the blue phrase to go drool on their website).

Pieces so cute you almost need to share them with everyone (ahem, almost….).

Case in point, frilly shorts (click the picture to purchase directly)

SKIN Collection also offers pieces that can translate outside of the boudoir, which is really good news for us!

How about this top for a date night treat? (click the picture to go directly to the SKIN website)

Or for those evenings in front of a fireplace, catching up on guilty pleasure television (Hello BravoTV Housewives & fabulous Andy Cohen!!!) or curling up with a glass of wine and a fantastic book.

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Asia continues to deliver the numbers – the happy retail numbers of solid sales growth!

LVMH reported 14.8% sales increase in their 3rd quarter, and mentioned foreign mixed markets.  Bain Consulting Group recognizes that Asia’s luxury sector is increasing by 10%.  Expect to see continued growth in Asia, both in sales and in expansion of retailers.

Meanwhile on a more local note, Joe’s Jeans 3rd quarter numbers are up 25% to $30.3 MILLION.

Remember the Chanel Cruise Show (the shoes, the hair, the Versailles Palace, OH KARL!!!!), any who…a philanthropist from Beverly Hills, SUsan Casden, and SAKS 5th Avenue created an encore presentation on her tennis courts!  (phenomenal photo courtesy of NYMagazine).

Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay (think awesome striped thick hunting blankets like the one in the picture that is actually the cover of an uber cool coffee table book!) is looking to go public.  Other than The Bay, Hudson’s Bay also owns Lord & Taylor & Home Outfitters, with a total of 207 retail locations.  This IPO is projected to raise $392 MILLION, although the ticker will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

reversecommuter went to a roadshow for a potential Hudson’s Bay IPO over 10 years ago (in another life) and it fizzled.  Looks like a new CEO with a taste for real estate investments, a strong real estate market and some solid natural resources can bring life back to anything.  This one is going to be interesting.

Have a TREMENDOUSLY FASHIONABLE weekend!

XO reversecommuter