Basket Case

Summer is literally around the corner!

Basket bags are the most fun accessory of the season and make every single activity drop with summer fun vibes.


Market shopping with children in tow?  Basket Backpack to go please!


Dinner date with your hunka hunka burning love?  Class it up with a leather Lindthrop market basket bag, and order yourself a glass of ros√®!


No budget?  No problem, there is definitely a basket for you, lucky ducky!  Prada delivers a pillbox version begging to be taken out for lunch with the ladies.


My current fave is the Mark Cross market basket bag.  Purrrrrrrrrrrūüíē


Fret not limited purchasing power petal, how about a cool $29.00 investment to get you through the summer basket bag trend?  Add a silk scarf around the handle et voila, fabulousness!  

Geek Chic

Next time reversecommuter considers getting bangs someone please slap me hard to remind me of the really fun growing out phase that I am currently enjoying.

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Straight hair people have only just a few hair style choices.  Long or short.  Bangs or no bangs.   That is it.  Four possible outcomes.  Little wonder in the dark days of January 2015 I decided to throw caution to the Snowmageddon surroundings and go for bangs.

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I blame Brigitte Bardot.  Her fringe always look beach-wavy-just got-out-of-a-busy- steamy-rumpled-up-bed gorgeous kind of bangs.   Even Leandra Medine of Manrepeller fashion fame & fortune crumbled and got banged.

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So I did what any self respecting bang-growing-out fashion obsessed type would do…I bobby binned those near blinding shaggy bits right out of sight.  Yup, a bobby pin.  Hence the nod to Geek Chic.

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It works so don’t judge. When was the last time you solved a MAHJOR hair problem with something that costs 0.004?

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Spring has Sprung, and so has the weekend!

reversecommuter’s jaw has hit the floor! ¬†Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has set it’s fashion goal WAY high with news this week that Amazon might be trying to buy net-a-porter. ¬†THAT IS RIGHT, amazon is trying to BUY net-a-porter.com!

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The deal has Natalie Massenet’s website of fashion deliciousness valued at 2 BILLION euros.

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Massenet chased her dream to be the ultimate online luxury fashion site starting in her apartment (the luscious net-a-porter packaging was stored in her London flat’s bathtub!), and twelve years later sold the company to luxury goods group Richemont for 390 MILLION euros in 2010.

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If this deal goes through, Jeff Bezos will truly earn his title as visionary within the business world.  First books, now luxury fashion, online all the time.  Mr. Bezos, reversecommuter is a little bit in awe.

Planning on a little cooking this weekend?  Why not take a recipe from the brand spanking new Bergdorf Goodman cookbook?

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Berdorf’s released the cookbook this week and the food ideas are nearly as scrumptious as a visit to the second floor shoe boutique – trust me, it is THE closest thing to heaven!

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The recipes include a ton of yummy cocktail ideas (WHOOP WHOOP!),

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loads of salads – ladies who lunch on the 7th floor of Bergdorf’s LIVE for salads, salivate-worthy fish and meat entrees and desserts that include butterscotch brownies – I mean COME ON!!!!!!!!!

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Needless to say, you can buy it on Amazon for a mere $25.

Put the boots in the back of the closet, slip into the strappy sandals and pop the champs – it’s Friday!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Spring has Sprung, and so has the weekend!

reversecommuter’s jaw has hit the floor! ¬†Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has set it’s fashion goal WAY high with news this week that Amazon might be trying to buy net-a-porter. ¬†THAT IS RIGHT, amazon is trying to BUY net-a-porter.com!

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The deal has Natalie Massenet’s website of fashion deliciousness valued at 2 BILLION euros.

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Massenet chased her dream to be the ultimate online luxury fashion site starting in her apartment (the luscious net-a-porter packaging was stored in her London flat’s bathtub!), and twelve years later sold the company to luxury goods group Richemont for 390 MILLION euros in 2010.

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If this deal goes through, Jeff Bezos will truly earn his title as visionary within the business world.  First books, now luxury fashion, online all the time.  Mr. Bezos, reversecommuter is a little bit in awe.

Planning on a little cooking this weekend?  Why not take a recipe from the brand spanking new Bergdorf Goodman cookbook?

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Berdorf’s released the cookbook this week and the food ideas are nearly as scrumptious as a visit to the second floor shoe boutique – trust me, it is THE closest thing to heaven!

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The recipes include a ton of yummy cocktail ideas (WHOOP WHOOP!),

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loads of salads – ladies who lunch on the 7th floor of Bergdorf’s LIVE for salads, salivate-worthy fish and meat entrees and desserts that include butterscotch brownies – I mean COME ON!!!!!!!!!

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Needless to say, you can buy it on Amazon for a mere $25.

Put the boots in the back of the closet, slip into the strappy sandals and pop the champs – it’s Friday!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Blogging with an ocean view is not as easy as it sounds Рthe temptation to play is way to great!  That is my excuse for a late submission today, can you really blame me?

IMG_0004New York Fashion Week is officially underway. ¬†Devastated as reversecommuter is to have missed Jonathan Simkhai‘s crazy good show yesterday, at least I can drown my sorrows with a phenomenal margarita beachside.

YVL_1294¬†The signature ‘meshiness’ of his clothes makes me want to invest and layer up in Jonathan Simkhai pieces from head to toe, now and with the new Fall 2015 collection.

Ready for a clever segway?

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Moda Operandi, the online boutique of immediate fashion gratification, has just received $60 MILLION Series E financing, with the most generous funding coming from Boston’s own Fidelity Investments. ¬†Great news for any fashion fan who NEEDS/WANTS the latest luxury fashion directly from the runway.

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The lines Moda Operandi carries include Jonathan Simkhai. ¬†See how I did that? ¬†ūüôā

Speaking of clever, chalk up another brilliant business move by Jeff Bezos,¬†CEO of Amazon. Amazon¬†just signed on as a major sponsor of Fashion Week, (starting with the upcoming Men’s Fashion Week), but reversecommuter predicts with the opening left by the departing Mercedez Benz, perhaps Amazon’s deep pockets could help NYFW like not many other sponsors could…

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Bezos has grand fashion inspirations for Amazon (click here for more) so this new relationship is so very important!

Enjoy the weekend, ignore the impending snow storms and pop the cork on that champs with wild abandon…while wearing something romantic & fabulous!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Wasn’t it just Monday? ¬†No Complaints here – Welcome to the Weekend!!!!!

Bottega Veneta knows a good thing when it has one, and it has for 13 years and counting!

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Tomas Maier has been the (ridiculously handsome) creative director at the luxe leather weaver, as well as carrying his own line and boutiques.

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Maier’s designs for his own label are all about classic form, streamlines and structure. ¬†Investing in his pieces is a wise play as there is very little trending about his clothing other than classic design.

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Tomas has just opened a shop in NYC, to compliment his East Hampton and Palm Beach locations, and reversecommuter knows exactly where she is headed next New York jaunt!

Harvard Business Review just released it’s list of the Top 100 Performing CEO‘s, and retail has a huge positioning! ¬†Please keep in ¬†mind reversecommuter’s background is finance, so this merging of my two worlds (fashion & finance) makes me a little giddy!

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Luxury fashion houses were not on the list at all but there were a few solid retail representations nonetheless.

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Jeff Bezos, amazon.com’s leader is #1 ¬†/ Japan’s Fast Retailing is #11(J Brand, Uniqlo, Theory are some of their better known lines) / TJX #51 (Maxxinistas everywhere rejoice!) / Nordstrom #54 / Macy’s #66 /Adidas #73 / Nike #76 / and closing up the rear in a most sparkly form, Tiffany #92. ¬†HBR’s list is a great read, hit the link to see for yourself!

Happy Weekend – raise that flute, enjoy the bubbles and wear something special just because!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

King Karl shot is right out of the park as per usual on September 30th during PFW.

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The knit pant trend a la Chanel and Marc Jacobs was prevalent on the runway, as were bullhorns for a rambunctious closing in the form of a fashion protest!

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Looking to learn more about Chanel, such as what King Karl thinks or what playlist Michel Gaubert put together¬†(great to use when putting together dinner party playlists), or even what Choupette is up to? ¬†Visit ChanelNews.com and click away to your misplaced-parisienne heart’s content!

Stuart Weitzman is known for his over-the-knee boot, aka the 5050 leather in the front, micro spandex stretch in the back (think of it as the mullet boot!).

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Now Stuart is going for #ROCKROLLRIDE √ľber fashion-focused wild abandon weekend away gorgeousness in the form of a video directed by Julia Restoin Roitfeld, a model and daughter of Carine, former editor of Vogue Paris and absolute fashion muse. ¬†Poppy Delevingne, sister of model of the moment Cara, and Dylan Penn, model and daughter of the ultimate Princess Bride, Robin Wright, star in the video. ¬†reverse commuter is beyond LOVING this video, the fashion, the music, the editing, it all just works seamlessly, barely noticeable is that you are being sold a pair of boots!

Design your very own pair of the Lowland online here, and obsess over the video all day long – you are very welcome.

Pack a picnic, including a flute and a bottle of champs, wear amazing boots, throw in a little fringe, and make your own version of the video this weekend!

xo reversecommuter

Warm Spumoni

How is it already happening?

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It is cold enough that burying your face in the clean clothes fresh out of the dryer feels like a spa treatment.  A stretch I know, but reversecommuter really hates the cold!

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A solid plan is needed to make it through winter 2014/15, and this plan is called “Operation Bright Coat“. ¬†How bad can a snow storm really be if my coat is a fashionable bright beacon?

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Can a polar vortex play havoc with circulation if my coat is screaming happy-color-coded-cashmere thoughts?  I think not.

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Scattered throughout this post are some of the semi-final contestants of the “I’m reversecommuter’s new spumoni inspired winter coat!“, (really exciting big contest in some parts). ¬†Just click on the picture to go shopping, and try not to focus on the ice cream reference. ¬†ūüôā

Budget Friendly Tip of the Day:¬†don’t forget to check out the daily deals on some of the shopping sites such as Gilt.com and RueLaLa.com.

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reversecommuter did a quick search at Gilt.com and found this awesome Oscar de la Renta cashmere coat, originally $3690 now $1499!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW – It’s Friday!!!

Pitbull has launched an Amazon.com exclusive fragrance collection for both men and women. ¬†Coco Chanel’s parfumiers should be shaking in their tweed adorn boots…not.

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Tom Ford hosted the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund dinner on Monday in New York, where Public School won this year’s top honor. ¬†His speech was full of sound bites of advice, interestingly focusing in on the intense pace expected of designers, which was something another design team in the audience, Proenza Schouler, spoke of when reversecommuter attended an event at Boston’s ICA (click here for more). ¬†With the Fall & Spring Collections now preceeded with PRE-Spring & Fall, plus Resort, the CHURN of fashion creativity offers a potential BURN that designers are well aware of.

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Tom also told a fun story about walking on a nudist beach in St. Barth’s and running into Anna Wintour (she fully dressed, he sans). ¬†Tom leaned in for a very fashion-world-acceptable-kiss-kiss-hello, then realized he was buck naked! ¬†Quite possibly my new favorite fashion story! ¬†Not to mention the visual!!!

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Brunello Cucinelli, the undisputable king of CashCash, just released some gorgeous numbers Рprofits are up 10% this year.  This small luxury goods company, operating in an Umbrian hamlet named Solomeo that he single handedly restored Рif you are ever near Solomeo, PLEASE take the time to experience it Рmagical!

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He has 720 employees, paid above the national rate, offers them 3.50 Euro subsidized gourmet meals with wine (obviously in Italia!) for their 90 minute lunches and during the recession did not lay off anyone. ¬†In short, this company’s leader cares about his employees and his professional reputation. ¬†Hand crafted luxury cashmere products created in Italy, and now that Brunello Cuccinelli is a publicly traded company, his decisions are having an impressive impact for his investors too – even in this economy when most luxury brands are suffering from price conscious customers.

Have a wondrous weekend – put on that cashcash sweater, and become transfixed watching the bubbles in the flute!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

How is it ALREADY Friday?  LOVE when that happens!!!!

 

Amazon is continuing it’s quest to become the fashion world’s one stop shopping site. ¬†Really. ¬†The online behemoth has just added luxury make-up and skin care to its line up. ¬†Click here to buy a jug of LaPrarie then jump over regular ol’ Amazon and pick up some grocery supplies and maybe a book. ¬†Didn’t anyone ever mention to Jeff Bezos that it is not ideal to be all things to all people in the world of retail? ¬†Click the blue for more…

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Speaking of luxury shopping and make-up (clever segway huh?) there was a flurry of gossip surrounding reversecommuter’s favorite site, net-a-porter.com. ¬†WWD had a story run earlier in the week that suggested that yoox.com was planning on buying net-a-porter.

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HAPPILY Princess Natalie (the UBER gifter fashion visionary that created net-a-porter & mr. porter) is not reliquishing control of the kingdom anytime soon. ¬†Net-a-porter quickly shot down the rumors and the most luxurious of all luxury shopping sites is not for sale, thank you very much! ¬†(can you hear my exhale of relief? net-a-porter is my happy place!!!! – click the blue if you don’t believe me!)

Enjoy the looooooong weekend and feel free to pack a fashionable something and an extra bottle of bubbles for the trip!

xo reversecommuter