The Forbidden Fruit

Fall 2013 reversecommuter was under self-imposed exile from the color grey.

Armani Grey Gorgeousness Fall 2014

I mean pahleeeze – how can one fashion obsessed blogger stay away from all this depth, richness, texture and blatant cashmereness?!?!?

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Celine Stylish ComfyWomfy Grey 2014

Could not wear it, buy it or even think about it.  Fall 2012 I kinda sorta went grey overboard.  Cold Turkey, self-instilled.

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Ralph Lauren Grey Goddessness Fall 2014

New year, new shopping lust list!  WHOOP WHOOP!

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The Row Grey Blanket Coat & Dress Fall 2014

Clearly in Fall 2014 there is a severe risk of Overdosing on Grey Gorgeousness!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Proenza Schouler kindly designed reversecommuter’s new coat!!!! DROOL DROOL!!!

 

Jean Jacket Love

Nothing like a Memorial Day long weekend to remind you of the importance of the ultimate American wardrobe staple – the denim jacket.

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Quite possibly THE best piece for the summer.  Easy, quick, goes with absolutely everything.  Like wide leg linen pants, and Superga running shoes.

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Oh and the price. that also helps to make it THE best staple.  J Crew has a couple of great choices, each for about $100.00.  Click the pic to go straight to shopping happiness!

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J Crew Vinatge

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J Crew Dark Wash Vintage

Hope everyone had a great long weekend!

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O.W.O.

Spring showers have arrived.  reversecommuter’s O.W.O. (click for definition) was tailor made for a drizzly Sunday.

 

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Umbrellas optional!

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Grab a fun hat and keep your hands free…

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to climb stuff!

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Etro has a gorgeous hat for Spring (click here to go to net-a-porter to buy).  This hat + white t-shirt & jeans = simplistic perfection!

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Peter Pan-ish

Loving BIG collars right now.

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Easiest way to change the look of a sweater.

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Ralph Lauren has a gorgeous black sweater with collar and cuffs attached by snaps (think a la Veronica Beard).  Click here to buy.

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Perforated!

Perforated materials are SO TRENDING right now!

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Proenza Schouler launched the style for Spring 2013 with a ton of bright colors and fantastically structured pieces.  Click here to revisit the runway offerings – still drool worthy fyi!

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The boys have ramped it up again for Fall 2013 with laser cut lace and leather – DREAMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Click here to drool over it at net-a-porter.

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Just in case you are thinking “How exactly can I, the driver of the Mommy-bus, possibly incorporate perforated leather into my wardrobe…

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Just invest in a piece that you are comfortable wearing – maybe a skirt, maybe a leather t-shirt or a jacket to slap on top of jeans…and Badda-Bing you are a stylin’ machine!

Armani skirt, Celine espadrilles, Miu Miu belt, James Perse tank.

 

Wrinkle in Time

Linen season is officially open (although reversecommuter would argue there are NO rules in fashion…)

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I have loved linen since I was a little girl & my grandmother taught me that the phrase to describe this fabulous material is “wrinkle of wealth”  (click here for that post)

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Linen allows for ease – it will get wrinkled, it will breathe and flow, and it will still look fantastic!pants3Even when in full blown CRAZY mode doing 56 errands, entertaining & refereeing the children, cooking, driving all over the planet to 12 simultaneous sporting events and attempting to keep it all together!

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Little Boy Wisdom

The other day my son asked me why people are so plain in the winter.

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Out of the mouths of babes or what?  People are plain in the winter – too much black, grey and brown is worn in the winter, not a lot of smiling while plodding through the slush & snow, and without the vitamin D of sunshine there is a certain mood factor.  Clearly everything winter is way too serious!

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Repeat after me “I will not be plain in the winter!”

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Now go pop on a splash of color and a boot with a heel – just for kicks!

Armani jacket, Vince cropped leggings, (click the blue to buy – these are GREAT leggings!), Rocco P. boots, Missoni sunglasses, butter London fiver (click the blue for earlier post on butter London)

Monochromatic & Nude All Over

Navy blue.  The absolute, all time, fave color of the reversecommuter.

Pyjama pants.  Perhaps one of the best trends of the season.

Combining the two with nude patent Louboutins, an uber cool tequila bar and some stellar girlfriends for a fun night out?  Priceless.

Temazcalcatina, a tequila bar right on the water in Boston with a wall of glass that opens right onto the harbor.  Fantastic!  (restaurant photos courtesy of Temazcaltina, gracias.)

Pants from Club Monaco, silk t-shirt from Armani, nude patent pumps from Louboutin, clutch from Missoni.

Clubbing

No, reversecommuter was not out until 3am executing her v best dance moves (although I would jump at the chance…as long as a morning babysitter was arranged!).
Rather I am loving the lace shorts I found at Club Monaco.  Click here to buy.

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Then we went out for my new fave dessert, champs & oysters!

Great night…even without the clubbing!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

How is it Friday already?  WHOOOP WHOOOP!

Qatar royal family’s investment company, Mayhoola, bought Valentino Fashion Group for $858 MILLION!  That’s a lot of cashoola!

reversecommuter was fortunate enough to see the Valentino exhibit in Rome a couple of years ago – AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!  (even better from inside the exhibit but alas, no photos allowed).

Burberry and Levi’s both announced drops in sales – and the analysts are in agreement that tougher times are ahead regarding retail numbers.  This is alarming as these two  fashion firms are polarized on pricing – one represents high priced goods and one the low price point of a simple pair of jeans… in terms of the words of Scooby Doo – “Rut Ro!”

Ralph Lauren designed the US Olympic Team’s uniforms, which were unveiled yesterday on the Today Show and online at RalphLauren.com (see here by clicking).  The collection has taken a lot of heat, and not in a good way.  Going out on an edge, reversecommuter is digging the ceremony newsboy (click & buy) and not totally hating the collection.

Especially when you take a moment to look at Armani’s designs for the Italian Olympians…um, notso benne.

(Olympic uniform pics courtesy of Google Images)

Proenza Schouler opens the doors on their very first boutique today in NYC, 822 Madison Avenue to be exact.  NEEDLESS to say, reversecommuter will be spending some time and money in those fabulous 2000 square feet on her next trip to the Big Apple!

Cool didyaknow fact – Proenza Schouler used to be associated with Valentino Fashion Group, and is now partnered up with the founder of Theory.

(see how I tied all that together?  neat, huh?)

Happy Weekend!

XO reverse commuter