Getting Public School’d

Public School was in Boston October 20th!  (Obviously I had to take a picture of the perfectly timed school bus sitting outside the W Hotel during the Public School party.)


The CFDA 2013 winning design duo extraordinaire, were at Saks Fifth Avenue for a q&a session, followed by a private party for Public School held at the  W.


The evening allowed Boston fashion fans to meet, ask questions, and even party late late late into the night with these incredibly talented and mad friendly designers.


Models rotated looks from the current and upcoming collections while the crowd posed, clinked glasses, danced and happily hung out with Dao Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne – or at least that is how reversecommuter did it!


The tartan biased cut skirt (think flannel tartan shirt tied sloppily at the waist and dangling down at various angles) was an absolute fave.  Public School’s current FW’16 collection offers this in a darker tartan, and the upcoming Spring ’17 collection it will be in black and white.


Nothing better than a skirt designed to work with boots and a t-shirt or elevated with ankle boots and a leather top.  The beauty of Public School’s designs is that they can absolutely be worn every single day in the ‘burbs.  Ironic that when the children go to school the moms can wear Public School!


Public School‘s Fall 2016 magenta biker jacket better be in Santa’s sack for this blogger, it is THAT good a statement piece.  This brilliant jacket will make any grey winter day seem a little blast of tropical happiness blew in!


Public School is also launching the  Fitbit Alta collection, offering two sleek and stylish  models that will make capturing those alluring 10,000 steps even more of an accomplishment – ever notice how obsessive a behavior that can be?!


reversecommuter has been a fan of this design duo for a while, the CFDA brought them to my attention, their designs have continued to capture my attention, and Maxwell Osborne’s Black Lives Matter letter to W Magazine fully delivered my loyalty.

ps my phone case is super cute (a Chanel perfume bottle shape with pink sparkles floating on the back – however my blurry pictures confirm it is infringing upon the camera lens – time to replace…

Warm Cold Shoulders

Fall is here.  The leaves are changing and the leaf peepers are peeping.

The temperature did not get the memo.  It is sunny and hitting 70 daily.

Grab those open shoulder tops and sweaters, pronto!  How about a budget loving $54 option, thank you Nordstrom.

Gotta love when Mother Nature follows fashion trends and delivers weather that works it!

Caffeine with Style!

The Fall season in New England reminds me of the importance of caffeine.  The weather is cooler and the mornings are a little darker a little longer.  There is a prescription to combat that and it’s written by Dr. Smood!

reversecommuter recently discovered Dr. Smood in Wynwood, Miami.  The cafè’s tag line says it all “Smart Food for a Good Mood”.

Walking into the cafe you are immediately  drawn to the amazing architecture and the reminiscent feel of an apothecary accompanied with the unmistakable smell of aphrodisiacal coffee, oh and the vibe pulsates cool.

Models are nonchalantly splayed all about the cafe, in offduty hip attire and makeup free dewy gorgeousness.  “I’ll have what she’s having!”

The art that accompanies quite possibly THE best almond milk latte ever consumed is beyond mind blowing.  Who knew “sketching” was a foam art thing?

Dr. Smood is a growing concern. No need to FOMO your latte.  Dr. Smood has planned openings in NYC and throughout various countries.  

In the meantime order your own Dr. Smood experience for home.  Just make sure you are appropriately fashionable in your attire!

Everything’s Coming up Rosie!

Rosie Assoulin‘s Spring Summer 2017 Collection is everything.  Everything I want to wear everyday for SS17!

Rosie’s NYFW presentation was held in the meatpacking district in a cool urban concrete industrial space, that she transformed into the coolest interpretation of a beach.

The sand dunes were comprised of recyclable packing peanuts, the palm trees were strategically placed throughout the space and there were fun, brilliantly colored, disruptive piles of foldable beach chairs on the beach.

Voluminous khaki wide leg pants (seriously no other designer does a wide leg like Rosie), chambray denim, stripes that beg for an accompanying surfboard and florals that immediately transport you somewhere ridiculously happy and warm.

Swarovski crystals played a really large part in this collection.  Complete rainbow brilliant sparkly dresses

Happy Faces and Thank You’s

Tangerine dreams dresses that beg for an outdoor event with a tent!

The only disappointing point of the Rosie Assoulin SS17 collection is that we all have to go through Winter 2016 before we can wear all this happiness!







NYFW SS 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

I went, I saw, I conquered.  NYFW Spring Summer 2017 was my first.  Attending NYFW was one of my primary goals when I started  To know me is to know that setting and achieving my goals is my raison d’être.


Appropriately Jonathan Simkhai‘s show was my first.  He is one of my absolute favorite designers, and being personally invited to his show was a major high point not quickly forgotten.fullsizerender-1The show was packed with instagram’s hotshots, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Graeme, Jamie Chung, Kylie Jenner, Joe Zee and Brad Goreski to name just a few.  Jonathan Simkhai has quickly skyrocketed to super designer stardom, and so very deservingly.


This show was inspired by the Watts Towers in LA, an architectural creation of 17 interconnected structures built with garbage over 34 years – there are still some brand identifying labels to be seen on pop bottles!


This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.


SS17 collection’s ivory, silks, chiffons, satins, navy blues (yup, my absolute fave), soft baby blue chambrays and the textures, ruffles and tears made the n models’  movement beyond spectacular.


The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.


Jonathan Simkhai‘s line is found in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue and at  This scattering of high end retailers is all in walking distance in NYC.


Trust me, I was searching for these gorg camel & navy pieces while attending NYFW and marched for miles to find them.  Sadly they haven’t even been delivered yet and so reversecommuter is attempting fashion patience – so not my strong point!


This might seem like a rather high end selection of retailers but his price point in comparison to his creations is kind to the fashion consumer.  It is rare to find a talent this rich offering his designs with a price tag we can all reach.


This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.


In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.


True Love.



I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.


I mean, how could I not go?!

Open Back

New trend alert going into Fall 2016.

Open back shirts are so fun to play with, and it is a great way to transition into Fall while the weather is still delightfully hot!  

Shirt by Style Mafia, cut-offs Paige jeans, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand shoes.

A statement shirt paired with denim cut-offs or with a more formal cut short is a great way to welcome a new schedule in hot weather. 

It’s still summer even though school is officially back in session.  Sad when all the pool toys are stacked.

Details are everything.  Borrow a pair of cufflinks, Colonel Sanders-style a thin tie around the collar, get creative and have fun.

Hey Sailor

Navy and white stripes.  Simple. Classic.  Clean.  Always in style.

There is a reason the French line Saint James is constantly being “discovered”, even though the fisherman sweater was first created in the 19th century.  The line is currently being touted at J Crew, as well as their own online shop.

This is a great look year round, not just summer.  Add a jean jacket on top of this dress and it can work up until the leaves change and fall off the trees.  

By far my favorite bag right now is my tiny little Chloe mini Marcie bag.  Cross shoulder, holds my phone (barely), keys, a couple of credit cards and my Kiehl’s tub of lip balm.  The best part of free hands is allowing more hand holding!