Sunshine & Scales

Animal prints, a basic addition to any wardrobe.  Why not bring out the animal instinct with the Sunshine?

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Snake print in a blue hue from Equipment.

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Paired up with a pair of Gap shorts (not every piece needs to break the bank!) and a pair of patent Lanvin ballet flats.

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Now go cheer on that baseball /  soccer / lacrosse game Super Mom…but don’t forget the SPF – only the clothes are snake like, not your skin!

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C Day!

C as in Chanel.  The day is question is today, April 8th.  Today is the day that Chanel increases prices on it’s classic bags by 25% worldwide, decreases prices in China by 20%, initiates a leveling of merchandise to it’s customers and delivers a nod of “merci beaucoup” to Chanel’s established French clientele.

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Chanel’s boutiques in Paris enjoyed a two week business boom which created such a throng as 30 people deep line-ups across the city of light.  Indeed, what would Coco say to such behavior?

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One saleslady at the rue de Montagne store said she had never seen such crowds but then again “had never experienced such a sale at Chanel.”  The ‘sale’ was announced by a March 17 Chanel press release and the luxury fashion shopping throngs embarked on planes from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, China, and the US.

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Why not enjoy the suddenly strong US dollar, the VAT return and the increased inventory and selection along with a stunning burgundy, a bowl of mussels and a crepe?  Currently the cost of a pair of Chanel patent leather ballet flats in the US is $780, Paris offers them for 400 euro, and the tax back as you leave Europe.  Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a little Spring time in Paris shopping?

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The items affected April 8th will be Chanel’s Boy bag, the the 11.12 and the 2.55.

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The buttery leather, rare skins and multitude of ribbon wrapped chain straps are just the beginning.  Shoes, ready to wear and haute couture will all eventually be adjusted to offer a more level playing field for all the fans of the double C.

Not Slacks Nor Trousers

Leggings.

Thems’ is fighting words!

Leggings love boots, ankle boots, and ballet flats, long blouses, sweaters, tunics and jackets.

Don’t be afraid of them, embrace them…just remember they are not pants, so cover up the cheeks!

Mui Mui blouse, Susana Monaco leggings, YSL bag, Lanvin ballet flats.

p.s. Thank you all SO very much for your concern during Hurricane Sandy.  Happy to report my family and I are safe & sound & slightly addicted to room service at a hotel while awaiting power to be restored to our home.

xo reversecommuter

Pink Dragon Ninja

Lurking somewhere in the burbs…. hiding amongst the bright pink bougainvillea… Wearing a tres cute soft pink quilted jacket….

lives reverse commuter, bringing fashion to the suburbanly challenged!

fyi pinks and quilted anything are right on trend for fall – click here to read Elle Magazine’s quilted recommendation such as Chloe’s quilted skirt     And click here to see how pink is right on trend for fall, which is great news for this fabulous pink shift dress by Hugo Boss
 Quilted jacket, Zara / Jeans, Rag & Bone / Shoes, Chanel / Sunglasses, Missoni

Never Underestimate the Power of Shoes!

Victoria Beckham (LOVE!!!!!) knows the power of a good heel:

“Absolutely [heels make my feet] hurt. Absolutely! I’m not going to lie. But no pain, no gain, as they say. I don’t mind. I will suffer. I don’t wear heels every day, but when I’m out, that’s how I feel confident.”  – Glamour Magazine

 

… and I have to agree with her, heels give me an added boost too (please excuse the double entendre!).
A shoe choice can affect the entire vibe of an outfit, not to mention the mood of the wearer!  I was reminded of that while choosing what to wear today….basic white button down, Dolce and Gabbana, striped cotton capris, D&G, and a variety of shoes……
1. Prada Sport Wedges
2.  Roger Vivier Flats
 3.  Gucci Navy Patent Pumps
4. Manolo Blahnik Purple Suede Fringed Booties
5.  Balenciaga Yellow Patent Pumps
6.  Gucci black loafers
 And here is my favorite choice, all sliced up!  🙂