Random Acts of Sparkliness!

Sequins have been reversecommuter’s party piece of choice this Holiday Season!

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Sparkly Skirts & Shorts…but no pants.

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reversecommuter was SNAFUED this season in her hunt for gold sequin leggings (sounds MUCH tackier than in reality!!).  The closest I could find were these Donna Karan silver leggings at Neimans, close but no cigar.

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Fendi’s Christmas Ornaments lit up 5th Avenue in NYC and I just had to add them to this Sparkly post!

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and thank you so very much for always taking the time to read reversecommuter!   Here is hoping that Santa spoils you silly!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

ps taking the rest of the week off – see you soon!

Link Love

Zeke Stringer is jewelry created by Debra and Dennis Garzone out of Rhode Island.  The talented duo have been designing jewelry for an impressive lineup of leading American jewelry designers  for years, and hare now breaking out on their own!

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Currently available at a selection of Rhode Island boutiques, and expanding into Boston, this line offers everyday luxe with their gorgeous go to pieces.   Click here to visit their FaceBook page for more info.

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Mixed metals, semi-precious stones, leather and Swarovski crystals all work with the vibe and style of ZekeStringer.

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Two days before Christmas, a billion presents to still wrap, relatives arriving in a few hours, a ton of baking and cooking to do and LUCKILY reversecommuter still has a little bit of shopping to do – YIKERS!!!!!!!!!

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Perfect day to wear a chain link necklace and bracelet to spruce up the outfit!

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Nothing better than finding a line that offers style, a friendly price line and pieces that go with jeans and a shirt!

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reversecommuter would like to thank ZekeStringer for their generous gift – which I have profiled today.

MOTHER boyfriend jeans, Jonathan Simkhai shirt, Celine loafers.

French Cuff Fixation

reversecommuter LOVES french cuff shirts…probably because they demand accessorizing!  click the picture to purchase 

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While in NYC last week (click here for more on that) a little trip to Bergdorf’s was in order…shockingly on the East Side of 5th Avenue – to the men’s Bergdorf!

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How amazing are these 18K gold hand crafted cigar box replica cufflinks?  Complete with opening and closing mechanisms, a box of 18K gold cigars and the end of the cufflink in the shape of an actual stogie?  To be precise, they are $160,000 amazing!!!!  Click here to speak to the nice salesperson at Bergdorf…

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These octopus cufflinks by Jan Leslie are a tad more reasonable at $395, and come in a rainbow of colors, click here to choose a pair!

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Alexander McQueen rocks out skull cufflinks like no other – my husband’s collection proves that!  click here for Mr. Porter

There is a great blogger over at DeDivahDeals (click here to take a looksie) who requested some present selections for the dudes – hope this helps!

Last Minute Giftees!

Toots Adorbs Alert!!!!

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Alice + Olivia founder, Stacey Bendet, has redefined Starbucks cuteness with her bearista and to-go cup in her line’s trademark black & white.  reversecommuter cannot tell which one I like more…maybe it’ll have to be one of my trademark Christmas purchases aka one for them, one for me!  Click here to embark on your own dilemma!

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Diptyque, THE best candle line ever now has an air diffuser that is as pretty as the candles!    Once again, reversecommuter cannot decide between the candles or the diffuser in my favorite scents – Figuere & Baie.  (can you see the pattern forming?……)  Click here for a fabulous trip to la ville Diptyque!

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FUNNY little side story – once I was in a Diptyque boutique and overheard a woman with the BEST southern drawl announce that she had always wanted to buy a “DIPPITY-QUE” candle!  LOVE LOVE LOVE GIGGLE SNORT LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

Happy Last Minute Shopping!

xo reversecommuter

 

Pony Hair Everywhere!

Time to get the skinny on the whinny!

Pony hair is trending all over the cat walks, in all kinds of gorgeous ways!

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Calvin Klein has it coming for Pre-Fall 2014, in the form of pony hair loafers (adorbs, if not a  tad Celine Spring 2013 influenced).  Click here to see more CK!

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Same goes for Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 Collection – who by the way is also presenting THE MOST gorgeous boots for next fall!!!!!  Click here to OOOOOH LALA!

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And Alberta Ferretti in the tiger print pony hair for Resort 2014 – who by the way offers such a gorgeous, clean, ultra-feminine and fabulous collection – please click here to take a boo.

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Even reversecommuter is sporting it on Jonathan Simkhai’s quilted leather bomber with pony hair sleeves.  Sadly not willing to share my JS….but click here and go get a pony hair & leather t-shirt for Christmas!

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Jonathan Simkhai, Sigh……

This is truly where the magic happens!

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CFDA Fashion Incubator studios on W 38th Street in the fashion district.

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It is no secret how much reversecommuter LOVES Jonathan Simkhai, designer and designs, since being introduced to him through W Boston and Louis Boston last spring.  Click here for a refresher.

Jonathan Simkhai designs clothing that is fun, fashion forward, wearable – as in everyday gorgeousness even when schlepping children around, running errands and any other daily operation that normally elicits groans!  His pieces are easily added to a basic wardrobe to create a polished, fashionable effect with very little energy.

His studio is in the CFDA Fashion Incubator Studios, from 2012-2014.

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Guess who got to visit and take a few pics?

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What a trip to go inside the studio, small and intense, and see the inner machinations of the line.  There was a huge Mac screen on a back table, swatches and rolls of fabric littered throughout, even an old school Butterick pattern book (loved seeing that, it was like a little peek into the creative process in the beginning of his career!).

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They even showed me some of the Spring Collection and the knitwear is BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!  reversecommuter feels like a knitwit for not grabbing a certain skirt and white cropped sweater – might have to make a call later this morning….

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hello Gorgeous Sunny Friday!!!!

Calypso St. Bart’s has hired Mindy Meads as the new CEO, amongst rumbles that the company is looking at growing from its current 20 boutique size. Mindy was co-CEO at Aeropostale but left 3 years ago to consult.

reversecommuter always hits Calypso just before a beach vacation – they have cute coverups! It’ll be interesting to see what changes are coming….

Buh-Bye!!! Lulu Lemon has an new CEO and now it’s time to issue an Adios to the founder & outgoing, gaff blabbing CEO, Chip Wilson. Remember a couple of weeks ago Chipper announced on National television that “some women’s bodies don’t actually work” in Lulu’s yoga pants.

reversecommuter is still giggling over that one! So Awesome!!!!

Apologies that today’s posting is short but sweet – reversecommuter is en route to NYC with her daughter for a little fashion bonding!!

Raise a glass of champs and toast all the fabulous people in your world at some point this weekend!
xo reversecommuter

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