Navy and white stripes. Simple. Classic. Clean. Always in style.
There is a reason the French line Saint James is constantly being “discovered”, even though the fisherman sweater was first created in the 19th century. The line is currently being touted at J Crew, as well as their own online shop.
By far my favorite bag right now is my tiny little Chloe mini Marcie bag. Cross shoulder, holds my phone (barely), keys, a couple of credit cards and my Kiehl’s tub of lip balm. The best part of free hands is allowing more hand holding!
Miami Swim Week. What part of that statement doesn’t deliver excitement?
One event reversecommuter was lucky enough to attend was Coast’s rooftop party presenting a handpicked lot of designers and their incredible lines. Designers included Acid NYC, Luxchillas, YannaK and Style Mafia.
Style Mafia is a Miami based line of beautifully designed clothing, incredible craftsmanship and seriously ridiculous-in-the-good-way pricing.
Valeska and Simmonett Perera are the mother/ daughter masterminds behind Style Mafia. Creating a line that didn’t break the bank yet still delivered trend on fashion was the absolute goal.
Valeska (on the far left), having just returned from traveling abroad to Lebanon and Columbia, was not exhibiting any jet lag at the party, but rather was warm and friendly towards the crowd of Mafia Style fashionistas!
Pirates love this detail.
Sailors too. Luckily land-locked designers are fully embracing this too!
Monroe’s white lace up gives a major refresh to the perfect white tee.
Apparently Alexander Wang is all about this trend with this entertaining Spring 2016 cotton sweater. Is it just me or is this THE ultimate baseball sweater?
Equipment’s cotton lace up blouse (ahem – totally on sale right now!) is a fantastic addition that will carry right into the Fall!
Alexander McQueen’s mini dress has a sporty take on the lace up detail that screams summer!
Clearly this dress would be THE one piece wonder packed in that holiday suitcase, slap a pair of gladiator sandals and run from the beach to cocktails to dinner!
All that laces up doesn’t go in the front. Take Red Valentino’s flirty black coat with the lace detail in the back.
This coat would look phenomenal all dressed up OR paired with a favorite pair of jeans. That sounds like a perfect purchase!
Jonathan Simkhai’s Pre-Spring lace up sleeved blouse is beyond on trend – it is everything.
Slip off the blazer in the middle of the meeting – yup, even if it is a bake sale meeting, PTO meeting or an actual board meeting – these sleeves will Tie It All Up!
Yigal Azrouel is the perfect man. He is handsome, charming, talented, single and he surfs. He was in the Israeli military and recommends sit ups, push ups and running as the best workout. Surfing is his passion, and it allows him to decompress after presenting his collections.
Some may call him a unicorn in the fashion world.
This weekend Yigal is previewing his Fall 2016 Collection at the Greta Luxe boutique in Wellesley and mixing with the housewives.
Thursday night he was mingling and adding his gorgeous personal touch to every advance purchase of a line that is oozing with decadence. To say there was a line up would be an understatement. The intimacy was electric.
A full length lace off the shoulder dress with burgundy and greens wafting throughout in a romantic weave quickly caught my attention. Holiday season 2016 the bar has been raised!
Yigal Azrouel’s Fall 2016 Collection’s main inspiration was the Black Rose. Subtle, rich, hidden yet still representative of love. The clothes continue to deliver his love of decadence, texture and drama. The leathers and furs sourced from Italy and France are quite possibly the best offered by an American designer, collection after collection.
Rushing out of Greta Luxe to hit the baseball and soccer fields (as is the role of suburban mama), I giggled in the rain as I ran in Yigal Azrouel top and my stilettos, reliving how I had just played dress up with a handsome fashion designer unicorn!
NYFW is in full swing and reversecommuter is at the beach. Literally.
The timing of fashion week always baffles me. The middle of the coldest winter month, which also coencided with my children’s school break. How is this blogger supposed to sneak away to New York during THAT week?
Happily Vogue, Tim Blanks, Instagram and the Internet are all willing to work on my behalf (lol) and keep me posted while I focus on swim, sun, surf and all things beachy!
Jonathan Simkhai presented his Fall 2016 Collection yesterday and dare I say it was one of THE best presentations!
Jonathan has created a niche using geometric cuts and lace in his deliciously designed dresses and knits. Fall 2016 continued this but in a more wearable way. His dresses were less crop top more hot wives who lunch. Wearable but with a major statement of style and strength.
Bustiers and slip dresses complemented with luxurious furs delivered fantasy level date night outfits. His romantic sensibility met body conscious sex appeal in every piece, by adhering to the age old adage of keeping somethings left to the imagination.
All hail the fur pompom.
Prices range from $10 for a street vendor version (perhaps the pompom is synthetic squirrel, perhaps not…),
To mid-range versions offered by Milner extraordinare, Eugenia Kim.
Up to stratosphere versions topped with fox from Loro Piana.
Whichever pompom tickles your fancy, know that moms everywhere are rejoicing about all the hats being worn!