Fashion & Finance Friday!

Polar Vortex and unlimited snow storms will not lessen the level of AWESOMENESS that accompanies Friday!!!!!!!!!!!

OOOH LALA!  Paris Fashion Week has begun and so far so fabulous!  Lanvin delivered reversecommuter’s current favorite collection for Fall 2014, with a sea of luxury, fur, satin and predominantly all in navy blue (my favorite color!!).

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Alber Elbez designs are oozing with sex appeal, feminine grace and the structure of a true Parisian fashion house.  Purrrrr!

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Isabel Marant brought forth a Mayan influenced patterned in knitwear, as well as military green – which interestingly is quite the trend across most runways for Fall 2014.

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H&M delivered it’s very first PFW show and it was rockstar clothing appropriate with plumes of ostrich feathers, lots of leather, studs and thigh-high boots.  Fingers crossed these looks are readily available!

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Nicholas Ghesquiere’s inaugural show for Louis Vuitton is scheduled for March 5th, and noone is getting to him before that – la maison du Vuitton est tres calme (which means “quiet” not “calm” in French!!).

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reversecommuter is SO curious to see this collection, as Balenciaga’s loss of Nicholas was one that I felt personally!

Chill the champs for Sunday’s Oscars – the red carpet is a fashion watching must that is best accompanied with bubbles!

xo reversecommuter

What Wear Where?

Weak.  Again.  🙂

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reversecommuter is powerless against JOSA Tulum.

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The black and white rustic – why yes please.  The navy and white striped deep v halter – obviously.  The hot pink long sleever – um, yeah, I TOTALLY need that too!

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JOSA Tulum is THE ONLY boutique I hit when on vacation here – I know, that is one loaded statement!

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After a loooong and arduous day on the beach, a stroll into JOSA Tulum invites you into a rainbow of design, color, style and creativity.  Urban beach cool lingering ever so quietly amongst the palms and salty sea air.

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When was the last time your beach coverup begged to be worn out for dinner?  That is what JOSA Tulum delivers.  Click here and “ADD TO BASKET”!!!

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One other tidbit – JOSA Chiquita has launched and OF COURSE reversecommuter had to buy a bunch of it for my daughter.  Only worry I have now is how I am going to get her out of it – complete loveathon!!!!!!!!!

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Horizontal? Vertical?

What is it about the beach that brings out the stripes?

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Is it the obvious nautical association?

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Is it the flattering aspect of stripes that designers recognize?

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Is it the instant element of fun, while getting a little sun protection?

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Is it the glamour?

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Whatever the reason, it definitely works!

Click here to go to net-a-porter.com for a little striped retail therapy!

reversecommuter’s striped coverup is by JOSA Tulum (more on that little beach boutique of awesomeness next week!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confessions…

reversecommuter has a confession to make…

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I really love stonewashed linen.

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Bedding, curtains…

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table linens, cushions…

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even a simple robe to wear while enjoying the morning coffee.

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A couple of my favorite sources (mainly European) are Ibeco, and H&M (believe it or not the retail behemoth offers amazing quality linens!!).  Click the blue to go shopping!

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Oh, on the topic of confessions….

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reversecommuter has temporarily escaped the snow, and is warming up at the beach (where the internet connection is sketchy at best!).

Fruit Salad & a Python

Navy python?

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Raspberry?

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Tutti Frutti?

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Blueberry?

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Shan is reversecommuter’s absolute favorite swimsuit designer – click here if you don’t believe me!    

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A small selection of reversecommuter’s Shan collection

Please don’t undermine the intensity of my decision making process.  The wrong selection could deeply affect my beach time…(not really).  

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The navy blue python tassel bikini it is!  Although the raspberry is still calling my name…

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reversecommuter blogging in paradise

Shan delivers variety in every collection, with material, cut and style but fit is never an issue, always exactly as expected.  Hit the blue to go to Shan.ca and take in all of the 2014 Collection – both men’s and women’s, fyi!

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I haven’t tried Shan’s full piecers yet – at what time of your life do you bid adieu to the bikini – or do you? But that alas, is an entirely different conversation to be posted some other time!  😉

I’d Wear that to the School Bus Stop!

reversecommuter is pretty sure that during all those hours studying their inspiration boards, that was the phrase designers were hoping to hear!

I have taken the liberty of scouring the Fall 2014 Collections just presented at NYFW, and have come up with 5 looks that will be rocking the Bus Stops & School Drop Offs in September 2014.

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Michael Kors.  No surprise that the KING of preppy classic has delivered.  His collection was all about fur scarves (click here for more), camel coats and monochrome grey gorgeousness.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs (now known as mbmj) brought a fun collection to the runway, inspired by Power Rangers, offered numerous mommy fashion possibilities – and to be honest, we are kinda like superheroes every. single. day.

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The J. Crew catalogue arrives in the mail.  Therefore there are no excuses not to be all cute and florally while waving goodbye to the wee ones at the bus stop. Loving how the puffer jacket works with this.

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The Row’s Fall 2014 is one of reversecommuter’s favorite collections.  It is so luxe and stylish yet easy to wear and incorporate into an existing wardrobe.  I am SO lusting over one of the coats!!!!  This outfit shows the possibilities of warmth, layering, a rich palate and feasibility of clothing and lifestyle playing nicely together!

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Texture, color, layers, shine, shimmer and bodycon cute.  All of this describes Rag & Bone’s Fall 2014 Collection.  Not only does this design duo, Marcus Wainright and David Neville offer arguably one of the THE best jean lines, but their ready to wear is Ga-Ga-Ga-Gorgeous!  Audiences on the bus will hands down vote you hippest mama in the ‘burbs!

Thank you Style.com for the photos.

Fashion & Finance Friday!

What is it about Friday that instantaneously adds a big smile?!

NYFW is over, LFW is began today.  Snow to rain, fabulous fashion to fabulous fashion.

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Marc Jacobs ended the shows in NYC, and he did not disappoint! Rich luxe colored furs, caramels, winter whites, mod patterns sequins, a little lace, some hand stitched organza and quite possibly some of the most beautiful dresses presented in a long time.  Almost like a celebration of his emancipation from other lines (Louis Vuitton) to give his line the love it demands!

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Ralph Lauren’s collection was dreamy and rich, a line up of soft grey and purple and cream floated down the runway, dripping in cashmere, satin and wool crepes.  reversecommuter was hoping Ralph would end the show in one of those INCREDIBLE U.S. Olympic uniform sweaters, but alas his only nod to the snowy sports celebration was to be found on his feet!

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Tod’s owner and all round favorite Italian patriarch (click here for why) is having a little spat with Fiat, or to be more specific with Fiat heir John “Yaki” Elkann, grandson to founder Gianni Agnelli.  The two “gentlemen” are throwing insults at each other in the media (click here to have a giggle), in a war of words that starting over soccer (football in the rest of the world except the U.S.).  The luxury Italian leather maker is also the owner of a soccer/football club in Italy, and it happens to be the main rival of the Fiat owned team.

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I rigazzi sono rigazzi – that’s “Boys will be boys” in Italian!

On that note, pop some prosecco while wearing your cutest weekend get-up and celebrate love over this Valentine weekend!

xo reversecommuter

Snowy Happy Valentine!

Rainbows are not black and white.

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Winter shouldn’t be either.  Color is an instant form of happiness.

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Companies even study color to see how it influences our shopping – click here for more on that cool fact!

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Winter 2014 is a wicked long cold one, no argument (as this posts yet another storm is spanking New England).

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Splash a little happiness into your outfit and feel a little happier instantly!

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Happy Valentine’s Day (tomorrow)!

xo reversecommuter

Cute Accoutrement!

Accoutrement – French for “additional items for dress”…like a fur scarf!

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Or a fab faux like this Rachel Zoe, on sale right now so click the blue!

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Michael Kors brought it as one of his key looks for Pre-Fall 2014.  reversecommuter could / should / would absolutely live in this all day long!!

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BCBG Max Azria scattered a couple of pelts around the neck too for Pre-Fall 2014.

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reversecommuter is mildly obsessed with fur scarves.  Purple fox?  Check.

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Mink?  Yup.  Sable?  Working on it….Valentine of mine, are you reading this?

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KirnaZabete was rocking it last week when they were hanging with Prabal Gurung, pre-NYFW, pre-streaker (ugh).  Click here for more of that Fashion Week debacle (why is it always the peeps who shouldn’t overshare that do?!)

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Pause here for an Uber-cool reversecommuter moment – when I met KirnaZabete (Beth Puccini and Sarah Easely), I told them the goal of the blog was to get one woman in the ‘burbs out of yoga pants every single day – they LOVED it, and told me it was the same reason behind what they did.   Um….shivers!!!!!!!!