Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy Holidays!
Apologies for the late in the day posting, but reversecommuter is on vacation in the Great White North (Cananda) visiting friends & relatives.  Kinda cold and snowy here but SO FUN!!!!!!!!

Apple’s App Store reported an 87% increase from 2011 on Christmas Day app downloads – Santa’s sack must have been loaded down with iPads & iPhones!


Christmas came early to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation! Mark Zuckerberg donated $500 MILLION to the organization, which then directs the funds to preselected charities.


Champs (a subject near and dear to reverse commuter, click the blue to see previous posts proving this!) and particularly seasonal with New Year’s right around the corner is suffering a slump in sales, especially in France. The French champagne sales are down 4.7% this year, but worry not fabulous blog readers, prosecco sales are on the rise across the EU as the economic woes influence purchases. Meanwhile back in the USA champs sales are up – and please note that is not completely my work!


Happy New Year – hope your outfit to fete in 2013 is fashionable and outstanding!

xo reverse commuter

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Snow storms are tricky – especially
When driving right into one!

That is exactly what reversecommuter is doing in order to get up to Canada to see friends & family!

This fur covered snow clearing utensil
Is probably one of the best gifts ever!! Thanks SS!

Barbara Bui jacket, James Perse sweater, Mother jeans, Rocco P. boots, Hermes belt.


Party like a Penguin!




Perfect outfit for this time of year.


Plus you can cut it up and slap that tuxedo jacket on with a pair of jeans to take the blahs right out of January!

Tuxedo Jacket

Rachel Zoe tuxedo (click the blue it might even be on sale now at Bergdorf Goodman), DVF fuchsia top, Balenciaga boots, Prada clutch.

Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy Happy Friday!!!!

Ho Ho Holy Cow Christmas Shopping is an expensive sport!

Boston Christmas

Boston Christmas

Analysts expect the Holiday Shopping Season to bring in just under $6 BILLION!

NYC Christmas

NYC Christmas

Fedex is projecting a 13% increase in business during the holidays.  UPS (Brown Santa as the delivery man is known in reversecommuter’s home) will be dropping off 69 MILLION packages in just one day during the holidays!

Brown Santa!

Brown Santa!

700,000 extra seasonal retail employees have been busily ringing in the purchases and wrapping them up, according to Forbes (click the blue to read the article).


Hope all your shopping is done and you are now able to focus on what to wear to those last few fabulously festive parties!

 xo reversecommuter

Off the List!

Dear Santa Baby

Here are a couple of items reversecommuter does not want for Christmas.

High Heeled Sneakers. Isabel Marant, you know je t’aime, but these shoes really don’t work pour moi. Merci.


Printed jeans. Nope, don’t get it, don’t want it.


What is on my list?

Chloe Susan Boots


Camel cashcash car coat


Top of the List:




Smooth as Velvet

Not exactly sure of the last time I wore velvet, but I was definitely still describing my age in “and a half” terms.


Quite happy that it is back in my wardrobe – pants, smoking slippers (click the blue to visit an earlier post).  Perfect festive material for the holidays!


I call this the money shot (tee hee!!)

Prada velvet pants & wool sweater, Barbara Bui jacket, Balenciaga boots.

Fashion & Finance Friday!

It’s the 3rd Friday in December – that means parties & crazed panicked shopping all rolled up into one weekend!

Pre-Fall Collections were launched this week and the military trend is in full regalia – if you haven’t invested in a pea coat yet, perhaps Santa needs to know the want/need status!


Dear Santa, this Burberry cashmere & wool peacoat on net-a-porter is 50% off! (click the blue phrase, Magical Man in Red)


Have you Stylooted yet?  No, it’s not a Dr Suessical, it is the new website,  (click the blue to take a lookie) created by Hautelook.  It is quite the tool!  One site gives you comparative shopping, sales listed by %, offers over 400,000 items from over 100 existing online retailers.  In a word….WOAH!


Retailers, top line and below, are looking for shoppers.  Have you noticed how many fab sales are going on right now?  Net-a-Porter, Bergdorfs, Saks, Neimans, J.Crew, etc etc.  Take advantage!  Go forth and save $!

Happy Weekend!  Raise a glass of champs in the air and celebrate all that makes you happy in your world!

xo reversecommuter

The Brighter The Better!

Gloss move over!


reversecommuter is all about the Hot Pink Lipstick.

Specifically Chanel “EXALTÉE” #93 with the Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Fuchsia.  Not just for Holiday Parties people!  Wear it during the day, even with jeans and a t-shirt for a little added KER-POW!!!!!  (click the blue to buy on

Even Cara Delevingne on the cover of Print (one of my absolute FAVE mags) agrees.

(speaking of FAVE MAGS, I have a VERY EXCITING announcement to make VERY SOON!!!!)…