The Big Bang!

What is it about January that begets BIG change in the hair department?

Every January, like clockwork, reversecommuter decides to mix it up.  Let’s keep in mind that this means DRASTIC change like…a trim…or maybe a few curls…or a side part.  WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Easy does it Marcia Brady!

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Blaming the cold weather is the perfect answer.  It’s SUPER cold, days are short, kinda trapped indoors like a poorly trained hibernator, if that doesn’t cue hair cut I don’t know what does!

Sienna Miller has bangs…

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Jane Birkin arguably had THE best bangs…

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With a very close second place going to Bridget Bardot…

Unknown-2Adding bangs is a big change but at least it has been historically recognized as a lasting hair trend!

reversecommuter now has bangs.  Or as my 5 year old has dubbed them, “BING BANGS”.  Length is now a few inches shorter too – did you know that long hair should be trimmed every 8-12 weeks?

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If nothing else, mixing up the order apres shower has made this frosty January fun and different – who knew you have to dry bangs quickly so as to avoid crazy hair?!?!?!?

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Friday already?  YIPPPEEEEEEEEE!

Black Friday toppled Cyber Monday with the old one-two-punch.  Bricks and mortar plus an online presence for the first Friday after Thanksgiving delivered a lot of presents for the upcoming holidays spectacular savings!

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Despite sales volumes down for the second year in a row, 9.1 Billion worth of shopping did happen on Black Friday, and an increase in online shopping helped in that total.  Stealing smoke from Cyber Monday by offering online and in store savings was a brilliant strategy, but retailers are still seeing soft sales.

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Great news for us, the consumers!  Super Saturday (Saturday December 20th) is looking very promising!  If holiday sales continue to have the blahs, Super Saturday may deliver some spectacular deals, although retailers are keeping the detail of the deals close to their ugly-sweater-chests right now…

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Victoria Beckham is expanding her empire and continuing to claw her way to the top.  Specifically with nail polish.  2 limited edition shades she created with Nails Inc.

Bamboo White and Judo Red will go on sale Monday December 8th, click here to help Santa fill your stocking!

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Happy Weekend!

Decorate the tree wearing ridiculously high strappy gorgeous shoes while holding a with a bubble filled flute.  FA-LA-LA-LA-LOVE!

xo reversecommuter

Ms. Bad Manners

Long hair worn down after the age of 25?!?

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Kirsty Hume British Vogue

Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!

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Ms Manners has her opinion…

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“Fashion has retained the essence of the old-fashioned custom of a lady’s putting up her hair on reaching maturity by frequently assuring women that short hair is more flattering and more appropriate than long to anyone over twenty-five.”

Oy.

Or not…

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Kirsty Hume British Vogue

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Sorry.  Late posting.  I blame the weather.

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Jason Wu just presented a beyond-beautiful Spring 2015 Collection that was all about mules, navy blue *reversecommuter’s all-time-fave-color*, crisp whites, gorgeous tailored lines and rich suedes.

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Seemingly the perfect collection to launch on the day he announced he had sold a majority share to Interluxe.  CEO Gary Wasner has long been a Jason Wu fan, and the influx of cash will help him polish up his online business as well as build a flagship store.  Congratulations on a banner day!

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Choupette’s Shupette Shu Umera Holiday Line has released a sneak peak at the feline-ferociously gorgeous make-up!

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Click here to read more on this kitty-cat collaboration.

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It’s enough to make a fashion blogger PURRRRRRRRRRR!

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NYFW is officially underway, which means reverse commuter is getting no sleep this weekend!

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Better pop the champs, raise the flute and smile for everything that makes you look taller, thinner and more fashionable!

xo reversecommuter

Inspiring NOT Stealing.

When I go get these done…

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It’s Essie Tour de Finance.

Anywho, when I find myself stuck at the spa I notice that I actually take the time to see the details in a magazine.  Which leads me to adding to this little pile of ripped bits of inspiration.  Kinda like a hardcopy Pinterest board.

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It isn’t stealing if it inspires me right?

ps I find that a decent fake cough almost completely covers up the ripping noise.  Just saying.

Checkmate!

Perhaps it is my background – working in the financial sector makes a girl yearn for glencheck and houndstooth patterns, especially when considering her fall wardrobe, even though it is DEFINITELY still summer.

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Black and white checks are huge this season, but the really great news is that classic patterns never go out of style.

British Vogue just profiled this outfit from Marks & Spencer…Yes, I did just use British Vogue AND Marks & Spencer in a sentence!

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M&S sweater and pants are each priced at a modest $54.85!  Click the blue, buy them and have them shipped across the pond!

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Net-a-Porter has some fab options such as this fun TIBI sweatshirt.  FYI the word sweatshirt has been altered this season, think style piece not ripped old grey thing put on when needing comfy clothes!

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Rag & Bone’s velvet houndstooth jeans are divine!  Click here to get happy!

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hot & Sunny & Summer & Friday = Happy Dance!

902.  That is my new good luck number, as it is the number of pages in the September issue of Vogue!  My fave is British Vogue but as I subscribe to that in electronic format, and I fell asleep before the download was complete last night (took forever) I have yet to learn it’s page total.

image courtesy Vogue.com

image courtesy Vogue.com

Speaking of digital British publications (brilliant seque, non?), both Conde Nast U.K. and Hearst Magazines U.K. announced an increase in digital subscriptions, which leads the publishing executives to believe that magazine readers (especially fashion magazines) enjoy both formats – VERY exciting news for landfills and trees!

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Estee Lauder hit $10 BILLION in 2013 – quite the impressive mark!  With an impressive stable of pretty face makers such as Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Aerin, Smashbox, La Mer, Tom Ford (you know how I adore all things TOM), and M-A-C, it is easy to see how such a figure is attainable.  After all, no matter what the budget is, a lipstick is always the perfect pick me up!  (Please forgive the big scary BUDGET word!!!!)

image courtesy Tom Ford

image courtesy Tom Ford

Happy Weekend – champs & heels for everyone!

xo reverse commuter

Need Want

Kind of obsessed with these pants from Acne.  Click here to buy.

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As you know, reversecommuter is loving the stripes for Spring 2013 in a BIG way, (click to see posting) and with the ankles slit open these are just a little different and super cute!  Could be fab dressed up with strappy heels or just with flats.