Olive You Man!

As in “I Love You Man”, as in “I Love You Rick Owens, and your olive and earth tone clothes!”

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California dude relocated to Italy and built an incredibly sexy line of arguably the most sensual body hugging clothing.

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Look at this top – seriously, how could you not want to completely envelope yourself in this?

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Rick Owens single handedly redefined the biker jacket.  reversecommuter is lucky enough to own a brown leather one…

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but clearly the suede version is quite delicious and perhaps needs to find it’s way to my closet.

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Not to mention those crazygood wedge boots that are oh-so-obsession-worthy (trust me on this, two years in and still absolutely on my mind as fall 2015 potential ankle wedges…)

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The Rick Owen creation is limitless in life span and (here comes the fabulous part…) a Rick Owens piece is an easy peasy addition that makes an outfit.  Gorgeous clothing that doesn’t need directions.  What. Is. Better. Than. That.?  Nada.

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O.W.O. Whoa Flares!

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) is all about flared leg jeans.  LOVING this style of jean, especially for fall.

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The cut allows for shorter jackets or tops tucked in so as to break up the flare and flow, otherwise you might be rocking the OOMPA LOOMPA no-waist-all-round look (not advised).

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Haven’t you heard?  Lots of denim designers are offering the flare style.

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Personal faves include MOTHER Denim’s Skinny Flare which is an ideal cut for shorter body frames, and J Brand’s Valentina in Sail.

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Helloooooo Fabulous Friday!

reversecommuter is going to deliver Fashion & Finance Friday with a little Arab flair today – one last hurrah for Dubai!

Camel Selfie!

Camel Selfie!

Dubai is responsible for 40% of the world’s gold trade, and after visiting the Gold Souk in the old part of the city, I conquer.  The value of the physical gold traded in Dubai is $75 MILLION, which explains the wealth that is displayed in the city’s infrastructure, architecture, inhabitants and their fashion!

Gold Souk

Gold Souk

And where better to spend some of that gold trade money but The Mall of the Emirates. The MoE (my acronym) is the 7th most lucrative shopping mall in the world.  The 2.5 MILLION square foot mall, (of which reversecommuter walked quite a few) is host to numerous designer boutiques including Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Fendi, Gucci etc etc etc.

MoE & Me!

MoE & Me!

Over 535 international stores can be found in the mall, as well as an indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai, as well as over 95 restaurants and two hotels.  The Mall of the Emirates also offers world class fashion & people watching – honestly what more could you ask for?!

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

Just be aware of the MoE’s interesting “Courtesy Policy”.

MoE Courtesy Policy

MoE Courtesy Policy

Enjoy the weekend, pop some champs, dress up a little and celebrate the present moment!

xo reversecommuter

 

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Leather Tees

Loving this piece for Fall.

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Easy way to extend the life of shorts too – how fab to say that on the 2nd of October in New England!

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Cannot stop thinking about this delicious peplum piece from Veronica Beard….

 

J Crew shorts, MooBaa leather shirt, Prada wedges, Bottega Veneta bag.

Fashion & Finance Friday!

F-R-I-D-A-Y Where Have you Been All This Week?!?!?!?

That is a lotta cheese to lose!  reversecommuter is referring to the Q1 results announced for JC Penny.  $ 348 MILLION – need I point out that a Quarter is a mere 4 month period of time!!!!!

Rue La La partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital for a PHENOMENAL fundraising event last night in Boston.

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With a spectacular view of the city and the harbor, models showed off the best in jeans, t-shirts, handbags and shoes from designers such as Hermes, Bottega Venetta, Celine, Tom Ford, Gucci, Chanel, Louboutin, Balenciaga and more!

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Nothing like a pile of orange boxes and a bevy of Cha-Cha to make a girl smile!  (click here for the Cha-Cha reversecommuter relationship).

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reversecommuter was beyond excited to be invited to the event, dubbed “Rue With A View”, and WOW did it ever live up to it’s uber clever name!  Special Thanks to ST!

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Shopping is rarely a challenge for me, but when the proceeds are directed towards aiding sick children, my shopping skills really shone!  Luckily there were some fab Tom Ford sunglasses to help!!

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Enjoy the weekend – dress up and wear the special stuff!!!

xo reversecommuter

Gobble Gobble Boots!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful for my family & friends.
And by friends I most definitely include reversecommuter followers – Thank You!

Between all the preparations, baking, chopping, cooking, parade watching, champs drinking, family & friends time, reversecommuter hopes to find a smidge of time to hunt down the elusive perfect black riding boot.

Fiorintini and Baker Marla boot - reversecommuter loves!!!

 

Bottega Veneta Riding Boot - reversecommuter loves!!

Here are a couple of front runners. Fiorini & Baker’s “Marla” boot (click the blue phrase or the pic to go to Fiorini & Baker’s website). Net-a-porter shows the wondrous Bottega Veneta glossed riding boots (click the blue or the pic to go straight to the buying info on net-a-porter).

Gobble Gobble!
xo reversecommuter