O.W.O.

Spring showers have arrived.  reversecommuter’s O.W.O. (click for definition) was tailor made for a drizzly Sunday.

 

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Umbrellas optional!

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Grab a fun hat and keep your hands free…

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to climb stuff!

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Etro has a gorgeous hat for Spring (click here to go to net-a-porter to buy).  This hat + white t-shirt & jeans = simplistic perfection!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Yup, it really is here.  IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The KING of Happiness, Pharrell Williams, is teaming up with Adidas for a capsule collection.  Expect minions and Vivienne Westwood-esque Canadian Mountie hats – I kid.

This collaboration should deliver amazingly clever pieces, based on his level of fierce creativity and that LUX leather black & white adidas jacket Pharrell wore for the Oscars.

Pharrell performing at the Oscars

Pharrell performing at the Oscars

Marathon training has me sports clothing obsessed..NIKE just launched a capsule collection with Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani, and it is BEYOND gorgeous!

images-1 reversecommuter is now officially on a mission to locate one of these outfits for the marathon…please wish me luck as the collection is not available in North America!

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Fashion watchers should tune into the Dubai World Cup on March 29th.  Not only is there a $5 MILLION purse for the race, but the outfits promise to WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Contests for best dresed include the Jaguar Style Stakes (winner gets a Jaguar 2014 F-type for a year), and the Longines’ Most Elegant Lady will receive a Longines Conquest watch with 30 diamonds!  Click here for the Dubai World Cup Dress Code Booklet to help plan your outfit.

Dress up, cheer up, pop the champs and celebrate everything that makes you happy!

xo reversecommuter

 

Brave Heroes & Triceps

First thing is first.  Condolences to the families of the two lost Boston firefighters.  Heroic Bravery.

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Time to get pumping – sleeveless is all over the place for Spring 2014.

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J Brand courtesy Style.com

You do not want to be the girl that keeps on waving – aka saggy triceps.

J Brand Spring 2014 courtesy Style.com

J Brand Spring 2014
courtesy Style.com

J Brand is showing some gorgeousness for Spring 2014 not only rocking the sleeveless but THE HOTTEST HOT PINK leather capris…and yes reversecommuter is ❤️ing them!  Click here to buy at net-a-porter.com.

J Brand Spring 2014 courtesy Style.com

J Brand Spring 2014
courtesy Style.com

J Brand has evolved into a serious designer label, not just a jeans brand anymore. The price point is fair, the styles are a fun, updated classic vibe.

J Brand Spring 2014 courtesy Style.com

J Brand Spring 2014
courtesy Style.com

So drop down and give me 20 push-ups, then 30 tricep dips followed by some serious retail therapy!  Click here for the J Brand website.

J Brand Spring 2014 courtesy Style.com

J Brand Spring 2014
courtesy Style.com

White Stuff

Here we snow again… while I run around groc shopping and filing my home with exotic fresh flowers (my answer to yet another snow storm)…

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Why not ooooh and aaaaaah about some gorgeous white stuff – like this shirt dress with an exposed back from Rosie Assoulin, a designer reversecommuter is mildly obsessed with.  What Rosie does with material is deconstructed magic!  Click here to buy it now on ModaOperandi.com (speaking of reversecommuter obsessions….) 

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Alexander McQueen has another drool worthy dress on net-a-porter.com that definitely has a spot inside my fantasy shopping cart!

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One selection for the shopping cart of reality is the Abby dress from Club Monaco

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Obviously Jonathan Simkhai’s eyelet dress – which interestingly is in both shopping carts with an amazing design and equally friendly price!

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Street Cred Mama

Cool factor seeps out of my pores daily.

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I live in the suburbs.  Not cool.   I am a mother of three, (that part is ABSOLUTELY REALLY COOL), but being a mama means that daily there is a potential that I could be dealing with all kinds of scary gross bodily things, from other bodies!  Boogers & Poop – Not cool.

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That is why when I stumble upon something really genuinely cool and hip, a really big young thang smile spreads across my face.

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Bodega in Boston is responsible for my latest smile.

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It is not a easy store to find, or get into, but once in you will have a ridiculously hard time deciding on any one pair of shoes, or remembering that you live in the burbs.  Bodega is filled with color, style and cuts in running shoes that your imagination hasn’t even come up with yet.

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Rap beats fill the room, rich beautiful wood coats the walls, complete with an old English library ladder on wheels to reach the bags and hats way up high.  The clientele is understated in that manner that screams to everyone else that the cool quota has been reached.  Like in a Pharell manner when he was just in the Nerds.

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And yet when reversecommuter squeals really loudly “I just had a major Cinderella moment” they all just stop and smile knowingly.  ‘Cause I am cool.  And so are my awesome new kicks.

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O.W.O.

Kinda digging the O.W.O. posting every Monday (click here for the definition!)

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Busy first weekend of Spring.

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Funny how fast those two days fly by!

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Saturday morning was my last long training run before the Boston Marathon (just one little tiny month away!!!!).  It is an amazing experience training on the Marathon route with hundreds of other runners, you see some incredibly inspiring individuals, are greeted with a ton of happy smiles (despite the miles), and on occasion even get a high five!    Boston Strong INDEED!

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Still chilly in Boston so reversecommuter’s shearling is still getting used.  Rumor has it there is yet ANOTHER snowstorm coming on Wednesday – so not in Vogue!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Seriously, deliriously happy it is Friday!!!!!!

Celine is growing, and I for one am deliriously happy about it! There is an outlet recently opened at the Woodbury Commons just outside of NYC. (Insert extremely high pitched squeal of happiness by reversecommuter here!!!!!). Celine has also just opened the brand spanking new doors of their new flagship store in London on Mount Street (neighbors to Lanvin, Azzaro, Balenciaga and Goyard!).  Phoebe Philo is also going to fill up 15 additional new shops internationally including Tokyo, Soho, and Las Vegas.  Ahem….Boston please?!!!

Phoebe Philo Celine reversecommuter.com

Phoebe Philo
Celine
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J Crew might be going public.  Looking for a cash king to come riding into the sunset but not having a happy ending with Japan’s Fast Retailing Co (parent company of J Brand, UNI QLO, Theory and a few others).  Talks ended earlier this week in which J Crew was possibly going to be bought by Fast Retailing for $5 BILLION.  That is a whole heck of a lot of sushi so the Japanese company went Sayonara.  Rumor has it that Mickey is now gearing up for an Initial Public Offering with Goldman Sachs.

WSJ Mickey Drexler & J Crew crew reversecommuter.com

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Mickey Drexler & J Crew crew
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Alphabetically very exciting – an IPO for J Crew!  Tee Hee!  🙂

Spring has Sprung so slap some tulips in a vase, fill up the champs flute and dress up in something colorful to celebrate!

xo reversecommuter