All Tied Up

Pirates love this detail.

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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.

 

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

Smoldering Shoulders

One of THE biggest and funnest trends for Spring 2016 is shoulder baring clothing.

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Jonathan Simkhai Off Shoulder Knit Dress $495

The simplest piece in any wardrobe is a great dress.

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Rosie Assoulin $2695

Insert the shoulder baring option et Voila –  Sexy Spring Style!!

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See by Chloe Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress $515

Budgets need not beware.

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MICHEAL Michael Kors $89 @ Nordstrom

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.



Next time you find yourself carrying groceries, working out at SoulCycle or lifting a child – remember to do a couple of extra reps as this style is all about exposing the shoulders!

Simkhai & The Beach!

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.  

  
Movement was everywhere in this collection, with fringe, tassels and unfinished ends that seemingly danced down the runway.

  
Furs, neutrals, knits, navy (don’t think I am not ABSOLUTELY buying this complete look!!!) and suiting cut to perfection. 

  

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.

  

Sarong SO Right!

  
The next time you find yourself longingly stroking a scarf or sarong

  
thinking that yet another purchase would be “so wrong” (tee hee)

 
think lovingly of THE easiest, chicest beach outfit option, and swipe that credit card like a boss! 

T-shirt, espadrilles or flip flops and GO Beach Baby GO!

  

Boatload of Bikinis!

Living on a boat for a week demands a fairly specific suitcase.

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Bikinis.

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That is all.

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But a serious selection so as to avoid repetition.

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Shan is reversecommuter’s absolute favorite, as has been demonstrated on numerous occasions!

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Australia’s Triangl is set to hit $60 MILLION in sales this year.  Not too shabby for a newly engaged couple who started the neoprene bikini biz after their second date!

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Triangl bikinis are only about $90 US and come in a neon rainbow of styles and colors!

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Marysia Swim is a new line on reversecommuter’s bikini radar.  Scalloped details and brilliant styling make this designer someone to watch!

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Marysia Swim’s founder,  Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves is also a surfer so it is safe to assume that her designs will stay on in the water!

E. I. E. I. Woah!

Summer dressing just got a lot easier!

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Overalls + whatever you want underneath!

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Bikini, tank top, white t-shirt, flip flops, strappy heels, clogs…Mix it up!

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MOTHER denim total drop out overalls (reversecommuter has been obsessing over these) the perfect wash, just the right amount of distressed denim and the perfect boyfriend cut capri combo.

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Not to mention how much fun it will be to style these with suede and fringe in the fall!

Dog Days of Summer Top 5 Hair Styles!

ARGH!  Beach Head!

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Time to embrace that salt lick as a Sunny Summer Season Trophy!

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Grab a chopstick – adorned or free with the delivery food – twist your hair and stab that sucker right in!

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Hair clip a la J Crew?  Don’t mind if I do!

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Perfect twisted bun holder for a bike ride or anything else a fantastically fun summer day requires.

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Nothing better than a ponytail whipping around in the wind of an open car window!

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Hairbands.  Put on and go.  End of story.

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seriously – end of story.

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Mom Speak Fashion Translation

Versace’s Fall Couture 2015 was etheral.  The best dressed rockstar fairies ever!

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Chanel’s Fall 2015 Couture was terrifically tweedy and fantastically luxe.

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But what exactly are moms’ supposed to wear to go pick raspberries?

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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.

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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!

Red White Blue & You!

Happy Almost July 4th Weekend!

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I decided to celebrate early to give you a last minute chance to overnight a cute outfit for the loooooong weekend.

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RED is for Rosie.  Rosie Assoulin’s red for Resort 2016 is available now at Moda Operandi and practically begs for sparklers!

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(reversecommuter’s red Rosie Assoulin pants are from the Spring 2015 Collection)

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White belongs to Jonathan Simkhai (the SIGH is silent in his name but OHSO there in his clothes!).

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His white cutout oxford dress is the perfect piece to take you from picnic to pier to fireworks!

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Blue is all about ALC’s Santo Sleeveless Dress.  Can’t you just see yourself zipping around the corners in your antique convertible, scarf tied hair, racing to get to the party?!  Classic elegance and ease wrapped up in a sale price!

Raise the champs flute to the Red White and Blue, and while you are at it, celebrate you!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Olive You Man!

As in “I Love You Man”, as in “I Love You Rick Owens, and your olive and earth tone clothes!”

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California dude relocated to Italy and built an incredibly sexy line of arguably the most sensual body hugging clothing.

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Look at this top – seriously, how could you not want to completely envelope yourself in this?

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Rick Owens single handedly redefined the biker jacket.  reversecommuter is lucky enough to own a brown leather one…

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but clearly the suede version is quite delicious and perhaps needs to find it’s way to my closet.

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Not to mention those crazygood wedge boots that are oh-so-obsession-worthy (trust me on this, two years in and still absolutely on my mind as fall 2015 potential ankle wedges…)

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The Rick Owen creation is limitless in life span and (here comes the fabulous part…) a Rick Owens piece is an easy peasy addition that makes an outfit.  Gorgeous clothing that doesn’t need directions.  What. Is. Better. Than. That.?  Nada.

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