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Two of my absolute fave Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring Collection looks….LOVE in an obsessed-soon-to-own way!

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Mazel Gob!  Did you know this is the very first time Hannukah and Thanksgiving are on the same day?  Did you know the next time this happens is in 38,000 years?!  WOWZER!

reversecommuter is taking a few days off to enjoy my family and the holiday (and to cook up a major storm of deliciousness!!!!).  I would like to wish all of you a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING-KAH!

xo reversecommuter

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Loving BIG collars right now.

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Easiest way to change the look of a sweater.

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Ralph Lauren has a gorgeous black sweater with collar and cuffs attached by snaps (think a la Veronica Beard).  Click here to buy.

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Top Tiered Layers

New England winter = brilliant blue skies and really cold temps!

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Layer up without the bulk.

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Choose a multitude of thinner layers of natural fibers such as cotton, wool & cashmere.

Can you see the coffee I spilled on myself this am?  Hello Dry Cleaners…it’s me, reversecommuter!

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Need some layers?  J. Crew is on sale now, click here and load up!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy Happy Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not only are the holidays upon us, so is earnings season!  JC Penney delivered some extremely disappointing (yet unsurprising) numbers.    But investors love a good comeback kid situation, so the honest reporting by the company (numbers are down because of a massive clean up operation from Ron Johnson’s merchandise selections while CEO) resulted in a spike in the stock price of over 9%.  reversecommuter’s guess is that JC Penney will return to what the retailer built itself on, a solid lower price department store.

T J Maxx is on a serious upswing and delivered some WOWZER numbers – apparently digging for designer bargains is a very popular pastime…shocker!

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Got a spare $700?  There is nowhere better to spend it than at the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V on December 2nd.  UNICEF, for the 11th year, has invited designers such as Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and many more, to create a doll.  The dolls are displayed at the Petit Palais and then auctioned off at the Hotel Georges V.  This year the campaign is directed towards the children of Darfur.  How can these dolls not be on every fashionista’s list?!?!

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1.7 MILLION euros have been raised in the first 10 years, all going to vaccines for 300,000 children.   reversecommuter adores this campaign, as this is what Christmas should be about.

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Click here to see the entire collection on French Vogue’s website.  

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reversecommuter NEED/WANTS the Lanvin dolly really really badly!!!!

Enjoy the weekend, pour yourself a glass of champs & take inventory of all your party frocks because the season is coming!!!

xo reversecommuter

 

 

Skin Slurp!

Here comes the cold weather, ready or not.  That means dry skin.  Ugh.

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reversecommuter is loving this product.  Slap it on after serum & moisturizer and all day your skin will thank you!

Click here to initiate skin slurp!

Urban Suburban Yodel

J. Crew declared the “urban Heidi” as the new goto hairstyle (click the blue to read the howtos)

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Back in the ‘burbs, reversecommuter has been calling it THE hairstyle to rock for the last days before a hair appointment for quite a long time (you know, when the desperation starts to set in…).

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No middle pin back for me, although now I may give it a whirl!

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Don’t let the last few remnants of  great hair dwindle into an unkept, messy ponytail – wash those goddess-like tresses and braid like a school girl!

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FYI Ralph Lauren Pink sweater – Oprah was totally right to dub these a favorite thing a kazillion years ago.

Baked Goods, Goats and Coats!

Allow me to wax on about a lovely little bakery in a little suburb in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  It’s called SUSU and it is simply divine, with all of it’s cinnamon muffins, cupcake camps, cakes and cookies.  Oh, and it’s couture & cashmere trunk shows.  Insert “WHAT?” here.

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Yup, SUSU is hosting a trunk show 11/18 & 11/19 highlighting some exquisite talent in the area of CashCash (click the blue if you aren’t familiar with cash cash…), and couturier level clothing, with two designers with MAJOR designer pedigree.

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FJALL (Swedish for Mountain) is a cashmere line designed in Rhode Island, spun and created in Como, Italy (helllooooooo George Clooney!!).  The Como mill, land and goats have been owned by one family, for generations.  The designs include peplum waists, cableknit ponchos and cashmere sweatshirts (OH YEAH!!!!!!).  FJALL creator,  Lisa Kasabian, has also included her trade secret non-pilling process on each of these beauties…and yes, of course I tried to find out the specifics of the secret….no luck.

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Lisa worked for Ralph Lauren in knitwear design, and one look at these creations and instant luxe recognition occurs!

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ISOUDE is the creation of classically trained couturier Kate Brierley, formerly a designer with Ralph Rucci.  (Click the blue to visit the website, complete with online shopping!)

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Already written up in Vogue, WWD and Towne & Country (HELLO, THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!!), Kate is dedicated to creating pieces her clients can invest, collect and live in, “dressing up and being comfortable, with versatility with sophistication”.

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Kate believes that clothes need to be beautiful, not mass produced.  She believes that “the quality of a line by the inside of the garments”.  ISOUDE represents the “European mentality of owning a few great pieces, and wearing them out!”

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SUSU is not just another pretty, flour-sprayed baking goddess, she also has phenomenal fashion friends!