Weather or not…

Spring 2016 is the East is chilly, as in freezing cold!  

Allow reversecommuter to turn chilly lemons into lemonade.  

Spring collections are seconds away from going on sale.  No need to feel blue about your frozen baseball bleacher trapped body parts.  Warmer weather is (hopefully) just days away.

Retail is a strange business.  Fall 2016 collections will be on store floors & websites by mid June.  


Happily that means the spring collections need to be cleared out at discount prices!
Swimwear 2016 included.


Coveted designer labels such as Marysia Swim are already dropping prices online.

Dresses, on sale too.  Alexander Wang just sent out their VIP private sale announcement yesterday, and this awesome striped racer back dress is 40% off.  Ahoy there!


Sandals, ditto.


Yup, even the tassels magical unicorn of shoes (sexy, high heeled and comfy!), Aquazzura‘s wild thing!

A clever strategy right about now would be to go to all your favorite online shopping spots and fill up your wishlist basket.  


Then sit back, pour yourself a lovely glass of rosé and wait for the email to arrive trumpeting the beginning of the sales!

Don’tcha just love a happy ending?!

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Trapped at home with a sick little one?  Soothing a sad sniffling sweet pea?  No worries, you can still look killer while enjoying cabin fever!

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Old school Adidas striped track pants are EVERYWHERE for Spring 2016.  Grab them now and strut strut strut.

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Add a Zara denim shirt  on top

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and a cute knit hat from The Third Piece and boom – Dr. Mommy is rocking it fierce in the ‘burbs.

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A t-shirt from T by Alexander Wang in papaya will add instant luxe and sunshine to any grey winter day.  The Outnet almost always has a smattering to offer, so why not save a little…and then buy more.

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MOTHER denim’s The Dropout Fray (worn with bare feet) will make you believe it’s summer, simply add a light cashmere sweater and a smile!

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Pajamas just for bed is so yesterday, or at least last night!  Piamita’s silk cherry pajama top is the epitome of the cherry on top!

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Just don’t let anyone wipe a runny nose on a dry clean only!

 

 

NYFW a la ‘burbs

There was a pity party happening in the suburbs. 
Fashion blogger and style editor couldn’t go to NYFW. Too many commitments in my other role as a mom. 
Luckily Vogue.com, instagram and the grooviest online fashion feeds allow me the super human combination of being super mama and fashion obsessed blogger all in a day’s work!


Truly all my technological fashion feeds are in direct thanks to Christopher Bailey, the CEO and design director of Burberry.

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Christopher changed fashion forever when he permitted a live feed of his fashion show in February 2010.  Before this landmark event fashion shows were strictly for buyers and editors and certainly NOT for suburban moms!

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The greatest luxury is being able to watch live video feeds of the shows (hello phenomenal new playlists!!!), translate the fashions into suburban mom-speak and write posts for the blog, news sites and magazine, all while running the corporation of home, husband and children!


This was Alexander Wang’s gift to his New York audience, along with his return to street wear FIERCE collection, British rapper Lady Leshurr.

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Seriously add it to your workout playlist NOW!

Other designers tapped it back in the form of nineties artists, Willie Nelson and of course using the appropriately titled “begging for threads” tee hee!

Tune in tomorrow for a posting dedicated to the simplicity of Spring 2016 Fashion.  Imagine that!

Shorts and the 3 Letter “A” Word

“Age” or “Ass” it’s completely up to you, but one of these 3 letter “A” words NEEDS to influence the shorts you wear!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Could it be easier?

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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!

Tee Time!

The ultimate wardrobe staple, rivaled only by the coveted pair of flattering jeans.  Behold, the T-SHIRT!

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Last year J Crew had a linen t-shirt that was luxurious.  Not a normal adjective for a t-shirt. Sadly it is not offered this year and so the search begins…

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T by Alexander Wang maintains the standing of BEST T-SHIRT available.   Pure cotton, silk blend, linen blend, plain colors, striped – go get the variety!

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James Perse, the über cool California king of cotton, has a relaxed v-neck t-shirt that is light enough to convince you that you aren’t wearing anything!

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The Row

The Row (how did the fashion world exist while the Olsen Twins were Full Housing it?!) has the perfect accompaniment to distressed jeans.

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Kate Moss

reversecommuter has yet another dilemma (click here for the battle between bellinis and bloody marys!).  Kate Moss or Bridget Bardot?

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Click the pics to buy.  Retail therapy + sunshine = happiness

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Sunshine, Derby Juleps and the Weekend!  Trifecta!

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Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) has been printing fashion news daily since 1905.  Until April 24, 2015 that is.  WWD has now morphed into a weekly publication that launched Wednesday April 29th.  To celebrate this HUGE publication, WWD Weekly dropped SIX different covers with some extremely fascinating fashion stars!

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THE MOST beautiful picture of Alexander Wang gracing one cover,

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The Olsen Twins (aka The Row) on another cover,

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Proenza Schouler gorgeousness on another cover,

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Scottish designer Christopher Kane,

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Sacai’s Chitose Abe and

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J.W. Anderson (with possibly THE best profile picture ever).

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#WWDWeekly has caused quite the murmur amongst those in the fashion world who start each day with an expresso and a read of the daily.  Fret not Fashion Pets, there is a new digital daily edition that will be emailed to existing subscribers, and now there is yet another reason to celebrate Hump Day as that is when the weekly will come out!

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Lucky Magazine (*full disclosure – reversecommuter is a contributor) has announced that their social media maven of an editor, Eva Chen, has announced she will be leaving the magazine.  There is also an unconfirmed rumor that the magazine will be going completely digital!

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As a result of the editor and possibly editorial changes at Lucky Magazine, the upcoming May 7th Lucky FABB bloggers conference is postponed – bummer as reversecommuter had just booked a equally FAB hotel room at the W and was planning outfits…

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File under Fun Fact:  Did you know that John Paul DeJoria (handsome dark haired owner of Paul Mitchell hair products) is also the owner of Patron Tequila?  His annual income of 2.8 BILLION is a testimony to an awe inspiring drive – he started Paul Mitchell with a $700 loan.

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reversecommuter not only loves the smell of Paul Mitchell’s awapuhi shampoo (seriously, give it a whiff) but I am officially obsessed with the work ethic of this man – I have a new hero!

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Enjoy the weekend – slip those perfectly pedicured piggies into something open toed and raise your silver julep cup to all the drop-dead hats and outfits at the Kentucky Derby!

Cut It Out!

Designers are slicing and dicing…

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and the results are sexy, summery and spectacular!

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Alexander Wang sliced up the back of his stretch crepe mini dress in perfect summer sky blue.

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Stella McCartney got her hands on a pair of scissors and snipped up a cotton ribbed-knit dress in a champagne yellow that begs for a heatwave, but is so simplistically perfect reverscommuter would wear it now!

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Donna Karan New York’s cutout jersey top smacks of eighties’ roller skates and disco, updated perfectly for today.

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Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2015 Collection shatters the definition of cool with pieces that combine skillfully designed clothes with clever textures perforated, cutout and resembling shards of shattered glass.

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Everyone in celebrityland is wearing his and it is no wonder why!

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Top 5 Vacation Dresses

One thing in common with all 5 of these choices – can be rolled up in  a ball then shaken out, add havianas or a stellar pair of Loubies, wear with children and still manage to be all put together!

1. Rick Owens

reversecommuter found this dress and immediately bought it in 2 different colors.  Draped, bias cut and absolutely rollable.

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2. DVF

the queen of romp herself would approve of this choice – repeat after me, I can never go wrong packing a wrap dress.

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3.  James Perse

Californian king of t-shirts just grab one of his long tank dresses or rushed mid-length dresses and go!

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4.  Alexander Wang

this classic sheer paneled dress comes in light and dark colors and even in a shirt silhouette, clearly recognizing a good thing can come in different shapes & sizes.

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5.  ETRO

the Italian design house that creates tapestry like no other can dream without hallucinogenic assistance once again proves that a combo cover-up / fabulous evening dress makes for a lighter suitcase…all the better to fill up at the duty free!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

What is better than waking up to a Friday morning?  HELLLLLOOOOOO Weekend!

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Challenge launched the final leg of it’s competition before the winner unveiling gala in November.  The competition is SUPER COOL this year with the 10 semifinalists each being assigned a city in the U.S. to design an outfit (including a donated makeup palette tailored for each city by main sponsor Maybelline).  The cities include:  Austin, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Portland, Nashville, Honolulu, and Miami.   All designers will need to BLOW the judges away – no easy feat considering the panel, shown here at the Bowery rooftop patio in NYC.

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The CFDA is the organization where Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai, Veronica Beard, Public School and many other designers received their groundbreaking introduction, funding and exposure – this is where American fashion truly incubates!  reversecommuter is psyched to see what the designers deliver…

New Zealand lingerie company Bendon has just switched from one “The Body” to the other “The Body”.  Supermodel Elle Macpherson, the first “The Body” has been replaced by Heidi Klum, also otherwise known as “The Body”.

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A few years ago the two supermodels were on less than lovely terms as each attempted to own the nickname.  This shuffle in the lacy undergarment world will most likely not add any warmth to the relationship.

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After a 25 year relationship with Elle Macpherson, Bendon at least maintains continuity with supermodel nicknames!

ps a ton of Elle Macpherson’s Intimate lingerie is on sale BIG TIME on the website!!!

Fill the champs flute, do a little lacy, frilly online shopping and ring in the weekend!

xo reversecommuter

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) “Scarfing It!”

Best creative addition to the wardrobe in early fall?  Un cravat. ( translation: a little neck scarf).

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Adds a fun pop of color and fun flair to even the most basic of outfits – hello white t-shirt and ripped jeans, meet fancy scarf!

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A little chill in the air but the sun is still blazing – so of course reversecommuter is going to squeeze a little more time out of the shorts season.  Top a pair of shorts and a t-shirt with a blazer and a scarf et voila!  Zippier than a Vespa!

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Alexander Wang’s paisly ascot is a current fashion have, but Hermes is still the house of classic silk prints.

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