New Column by yours truly in The Boston Globe in a special fashion feature this weekend!
New Column by yours truly in The Boston Globe in a special fashion feature this weekend!
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!
One of THE biggest and funnest trends for Spring 2016 is shoulder baring clothing.
The simplest piece in any wardrobe is a great dress.
Insert the shoulder baring option et Voila – Sexy Spring Style!!
Budgets need not beware.
The trend is delivered on both sprectrums of the dollar sign. #rejoicingbudgets
Purchase a shoulder showing top NOW! Add jeans or a great pair of shorts – mine are from H&M, top is from the incredible Tanya Taylor.
Classic is in!
That is the message delivered in New York this week by a majority of the presenting designers.
Proenza Schouler rejigged the double breasted blazer, opening their show with a sleeveless jacket wrapped up in a Pussy Galore meets the KFC Colonel’s skinny black bow tie. Nothing represents classic fashion more than black and white.
The spectacularly sexy cool white designs found in Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2016 Collection should make every woman deliriously happy! The cut and style flow and ooze with style.
This could get dangerous!!!!
Michael Kors is THE gentleman of classic clothing. His Spring 2016 Collection is clean, forever fashion that glided across the runway and made buyers, editors and fashion lovers drool! The simplest design with the cleanest of lines in the very best of fabrics and colors.
Kors also brought out a bouquet of decadence in brocade floral pieces. The richness in their design and material is beyond compare, and an investment in his clothing guarantees a healthy roi!
Budget wise Michael Kors also offers a lower priced line, Michael Michael Kors which is always influenced by his ready-to-wear designs. So these fashions will easily translate into mall shopping!
Tomas Maier aka Mr. Miami, is all about linen, full skirts, maxi dresses, shirt dresses, pinks and reds. Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease and style.
Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease and style.
Now if we can all just ride out the 70’s vibe for Fall 2015…
Versace’s Fall Couture 2015 was etheral. The best dressed rockstar fairies ever!
Chanel’s Fall 2015 Couture was terrifically tweedy and fantastically luxe.
But what exactly are moms’ supposed to wear to go pick raspberries?
We deal with runny noses, messy love filled hugs and toppled ice cream cone sticky kisses. Donatella and Karl don’t really design for these.
reversecommuter adores high end fashion, and loves translating it into everyday speak. Fashion is fun, not intimidating. Fall Couture’s message thus far is a softer color palate and a more classic take on clothes. But it is summer now, so brighten up your outfits with some color and a smile! Slap on a pair of silk shorts and a tank top, grab a cute pair of sandals and a floppy hat and work that runway of life like nobody’s business!
L’Oreal Paris has launched Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight, a four step product line. I have straight hair that has magically started to form weird kinky parts and curls that have never ever appeared before. I wondered if this new line of hair care would unkink the kinks…
reversecommuter was asked to review the line, and that is where the fun started!
Step one – go to SoulCycle and workout like a fiend to get your hair really really really dirty!
ew…stinks and kinks…
Step 2 -Lather Up! This is my cheeseball “and I’m worth it” pic
Shampooing, an early morning art form!
The shampoo smells great (as does the entire line) and is not too heavy which is a good trait if you are not into the greasies.
Step 3 – No need to lather-rinse-repeat as there are 4 products to use…just move on to Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Boosting pre-conditioner
This step is new to me but seemed to enhance the conditioner when applied. Not sure if it is necessary for me as my hair isn’t super curly just annoyingly kinky.
Step 4 – Conditioner
reversecommuter is a conditioner junkie – meaning there are usually two or three different bottles on the go at one time in a Goldilocks kind of approach : not too oily, not too heavy, not too light #pickypickypicky
L’Oreal Paris’ Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Straightening Conditioner smells like a bouquet of lilies, doesn’t feel oily or greasy and is not too heavy on the hair.
Step 5 – Styling Balm
I like the idea of the balm as a protector from the heat, and if it can help to unkink the weird kinks in my hair then this is one step I will be sure not to skip.
All in all I was impressed with the unkinking result Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight delivered, and even more impressed that it kept the kinks away for over 48 hours.
* please note that I did not receive payment just the product *
“Age” or “Ass” it’s completely up to you, but one of these 3 letter “A” words NEEDS to influence the shorts you wear!
It’s not by accident that J Crew offers shorts in 3″, 4″, 5″ and 7′ options. Click here to buy any length on sale!
Slip-on shorts make summer dressing a breeze!
Find a pair with lace or tassels or some sort of embellishment like these gorgeous Paloma Blue silk shorts to increase the WOW factor, then pull them over a bathing suit, slip on an unbuttoned linen short and baddabing you are gorgeous!
Denim cutoffs…where to start? Delicately put, if it hurts to sit in them they are too short.
Denim cutoffs are the epitome of summer, and the possibilities are endless. Tanks, t-shirts, loose blousey silk shirts a la Equipment with a bikini top underneath.
Could it be easier?
Board shorts are a classic closet fave of mine because of the easy-peasy factor. Bikini, board shorts, flip flops, basic white t-shirt BOOM go hit that beach side bar!
Shorts Season is here! Celebrate the gams girls!
The first official looooooong weekend of summer is almost here!
Distressed boyfriend denim – check! Really loving MOTHER denim’s The Loosey Party Crashers.
As if magically tuned in to our needs, MOTHER denim just announced their very first sale! Click here!!!!!!!!! Now all reversecommuter needs is for MOTHER denim’s Overall Dropout to go on sale #soobsessedEIEIO!
Relaxed sneaker style – check!
Shan bikini at the ready – check! If the sun actually comes out #evertheoptimist…
Running across the pool deck to stop the five year old from jumping in fully clothed for the 8th time today – no problem, no slipping, and still styling. RHEA’s fancy flip flops. Booting it across the gravel driveway before your daughter wipes out on her skateboard ramp? Fear not superhero mama, RHEA has your back with their patented micro channel treads. Cool to look at and even more cool knowing you won’t wipeout wearing these. RHEA was founded by Cornell students who were slipping and sliding all over Ithaca New York – have you been there? It is really cold, wet and slippery up there! Microtread Griptech soles are what make RHEA flip flops so unbelievably fantastic – you cannot slip on these. RHEA is named after the Greek Goddess of Comfort, and they are cute too! The scientific technology that is built into the soles and treads are what make them fancy, not to mention the rainbow assortment of sole colors options. Brilliant yellow, gorgeous black and gold, spumoni green, patent white, single or double strap – whatever outfit you are trying to compliment RHEA flip flops have it. The really great thing about buying a pair of RHEA flip flops right now is that you are supporting this start-up AND saving some money! The shoes are available exclusively on Kickstarter.com. Go shop and stop wiping out! **full disclosure – please note that reversecommuter received a sample pair of RHEA flip flops but was not paid for this review, nor for the numerous times worn since!**
Mother’s Day is only 5 more sleeps! Girls it is time to plan your Brunch outfit.
Mother’s Day Brunch means getting everyone else clean, dressed and wrestling the boys into the dreaded blazer! Doesn’t leave a lot of time for preening and primping.
Solution – the dress. One piece. Pull it on over your head and go. This is good. Here are a few front runners in reversecommuter’s humble opinion. Click the pic to buy it.
Now the biggest hurdle ahead is the choice between a bellini or a bloody mary!