Two Piece Too Good

Bikinis.  The two piece wonder of swimsuits.

Simple in design, complicated in embracing.  Too many women give up the bikini after having children.  Too many women give up the bikini after a certain age.  “Pshaw” I say!  Go get yourself a bikini, own it with your sassy self and add an extra minute to your morning plank as bikini incentive!

Swimwear designers are people too, predominantly the female kind.  Shan, one of reversecommuter’s faves is founded and run by Chantal Levesque.  Click here to see previous posts!

Her designs are flattering, the vibrant prints and colors more enticing than a brand new box of crayolas, and Shan provides numerous options for both bikini tops and bottoms.

Triangles, over the should support, pads, high waist, full butt coverage, medium butt coverage, etc.  Chantal understands the Shan customer, and what a  Shan bikini needs to deliver in both cut and style.

MarysiaSwim is a new found love of reversecommuter’s.  Maria Dobrzanska Reeves founded MarysiaSwim based on a love of both surfing and style.  

Her trademark scalloped edge bikinis offer a sleek new take on the bikini.  Brilliant colors, hypnotizingly sexy prints and limited collections make purchasing MarysiaSwim pieces an absolute hobby! 

The Mott bikini is everything.

Décolleté over-exposure is so over.  Cover up your über sensitive skin with this design, and still look beyond fabulous!

The MarysiaSwim bandeau is magical.  Clearly when a swimsuit line is designed by an active mom with exceptional style and taste, the bandeau stays up even when you jump in to save your iPhone, which of course your child wanted to see if it could swim.  It can’t by the way.

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!


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!


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.


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.


Could it be easier?


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!

O.W.O. Palm Beach Coverup

Nothing like a phenom bikini – Shan is THE only swimsuit I wear ❤️❤️❤️

Next step to poolside happiness is a stellar coverup and all is good in the post-turkey pre-holidaze craze!

Next up The 12 Daze of Holidaze Parties!

O.W.O. & Summer Hours…

School’s out for summer!

reversecommuter is about to clock some MAJOR Mama hours, so blog posts will be Monday Wednesday and Friday until the banditos are back in school…this shot may very well be the last time I am sitting until September.  But at least my summer uniform is SHAN!  (Click here to revisit the absolute adoration reversecommuter has for this swimwear designer.)


…unless of course I find myself BURSTING to post about some little bit of fashion that has me completely obsessed!  As in the super amazing trend at Pitti Uomo of terry cloth blazers – can that please translate over for women please?


Now imagine how perfect the world would be with a combination of a SHAN bikini and a terry cloth blazer – who needs a towel?  Straight from the beach to dinner!  (admit it, you were thinking it too…)

Caliente Boston

Heat Wave #1 is in full gear on the East Coast!  Boston hit 95 degrees yesterday, a new record for anyone who is counting.


What is a wilted girl to wear?   If not a bikini then a dress.  Wrap, maxi or tank, but definitely a dress.




And maybe throw the bikini in the bag, just in case….



Dress by Parker.  Click here to go to Shopbop for an impressive selection of Parker dresses!

Reality vs Fantasy

Or in my case, COLD vs HOT, as in the weather.

It is June 5th and I am wearing a sweater, A SWEATER!!   It is grey (the weather – the sweater is pale blue) and wet and cold and awful (again, the weather, the sweater is dry and soft and warm).  And sometimes it reminds me of Flashdance (the sweater, the weather doesn’t really remind me of anything).

Instead of harping on the weather (too late perhaps?), let’s take a look at some beach appropriate options!

warm weather wants

ISSA London print dress
£415 –

Talbots beach tunic
$98 –

Diane von Furstenberg red tunic
$385 –

H M chiffon top
£20 –

J Crew beach swimwear
$52 –

Emilio pucci
$495 –

Winter kate
$363 –

Tara Matthews bandeau swimwear
$425 –

Marc by Marc Jacobs string swimwear
$240 –

Hermes scarve
$320 –