TransAtlantic Girl Crush

reversecommuter has a notsosecret girl crush on Victoria Beckham.

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Her clean lined minimalistic clothing line is drool and dream worthy.  This little navy number is SO my new obsession!

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The aesthetics cross over seamlessly into her luxe leather goods line.

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Now VB has delivered again in her collaboration with NAILS INC., launching two colors Judo Red and Bamboo White.

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reversecommuter wrote about this limited collection just before Christmas, so imagine my delight when the big man in the red suit slipped a couple of each color into my stocking!

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The polish is phenomenal – not as rough on hands as gel but just as glossy and quite durable.  These are important virtues when considering daily life of the suburbanly challenged – cooking, cleaning, washing little hands and faces, walking dogs in the freezing cold tundra-like winter, running errands and basically doing all things that pretty much guarantee death to a manicure!

Click here to get your own – after all when was the last time instant happiness only cost $25?

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2014 Fashion Blog Recap a la ‘burbs!

Happy New Year!   SO excited to see what 2015 will bring!

Here is a look back at 2014.

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See you next week!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Friday already?  YIPPPEEEEEEEEE!

Black Friday toppled Cyber Monday with the old one-two-punch.  Bricks and mortar plus an online presence for the first Friday after Thanksgiving delivered a lot of presents for the upcoming holidays spectacular savings!

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Despite sales volumes down for the second year in a row, 9.1 Billion worth of shopping did happen on Black Friday, and an increase in online shopping helped in that total.  Stealing smoke from Cyber Monday by offering online and in store savings was a brilliant strategy, but retailers are still seeing soft sales.

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Great news for us, the consumers!  Super Saturday (Saturday December 20th) is looking very promising!  If holiday sales continue to have the blahs, Super Saturday may deliver some spectacular deals, although retailers are keeping the detail of the deals close to their ugly-sweater-chests right now…

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Victoria Beckham is expanding her empire and continuing to claw her way to the top.  Specifically with nail polish.  2 limited edition shades she created with Nails Inc.

Bamboo White and Judo Red will go on sale Monday December 8th, click here to help Santa fill your stocking!

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Happy Weekend!

Decorate the tree wearing ridiculously high strappy gorgeous shoes while holding a with a bubble filled flute.  FA-LA-LA-LA-LOVE!

xo reversecommuter

Keep On Trucking!

Maybe it is because of the serious case of Beach Brain reversecommuter is currently enjoying.

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Maybe it’s because of the seriously bad case of Beach Wave Messiness currently located on the top of my head.  YEESH!

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FYI this Quicksilver hat has fringe – I mean REALLY??!?!?  HOW exactly did I live without this?  Truth be told my son bought this in a surf shop…and mama took it over pronto!

Maybe it is just because reversecommuter LOVES a good hat.  Really, reversecommuter loves any fashion item that compliments and makes life easy.  Easy as in throw it on and go!  This ROXY number is super duper cute and has a drop down hot pink mesh visor.

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When was the last time you spent $30 or less and scored a happy addition to the wardrobe and protecting your skin from the sun?  Truck On!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Beach, sunshine, toes in sand, Shan bikini, happy children, happy reversecommuter… Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Choupette is about to earn her tender vittles by being the “face” of Shu Umera‘s new campaign.  Not Kidding.

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Shu Umera (maker of THE best eyelash curler ever!!!), will launch SHU-Pette (get it, not CHOUpette but SHUpet (as in Shu Umera) for the 2014 Holiday Season.  The Holiday Collection make up line will most likely include furry fake eyelashes and some incredible winter white/siamese white colors.  Le Meow!

Westfield WTC (the real estate management behemoth who will open the new World Trade Center in the financial district in NYC, has just announced the signing of a  REALLY COOL tenant.  CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund will be THE pop-up shop, offering a rotation of CFDA winners, past and present, selling their dreamy designs to the masses cruising by.

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Public School, Jonathan Simkhai (yup, reversecommuter loves the man and his clothes!), The Row, Alexander Wang, Philip Lim etc, will all be selling designer wear to the masses that cruise by…or at least the one’s with incredible taste in fashion!

Enjoy the weekend – pop the champs, pull out the good clothes and rock that outfit like nobody’s business!

xo reversecommuter

Put a Lid on It!

reversecommuter loves the sun but cannot reverse sun damage (clever phrase huh?!)

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so it is time for my annual search for THE PERFECT HAT…here are a couple of top contenders:

J Crew $34.50

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Gucci $435

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Etro $136.50

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Space Cowboy * currently on the cover of the RIDICULOUSLY good PORTER MAGAZINE

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Soccer Mom Sass

Suburban mommy life can be…monochromatic at times.

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POP a little color into the outfit for an unexpected splash of happiness to add to soccer practice, baseball games, swim meets, car pooling etc etc etc…Make it a good purchase, use it and love it for a few years – case in point, Ralph Lauren espadrilles.

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And if orange shoes aren’t your thing, absolutely invest in a tube of Dior’s Addict Fluid Stick  – easiest, sexiest, vampiest, most brilliant color addition to your wardrobe!

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Confession Time –  reversecommuter returned to the Dior makeup counter 2 days after I bought my Dior Addict Fluid Stick, to get the lovely salesperson to explain how to open the lipstick part…DUH!!! The lipstick is just a decoration!!!