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)