NYFW a la ‘burbs

There was a pity party happening in the suburbs. 
Fashion blogger and style editor couldn’t go to NYFW. Too many commitments in my other role as a mom. 
Luckily Vogue.com, instagram and the grooviest online fashion feeds allow me the super human combination of being super mama and fashion obsessed blogger all in a day’s work!


Truly all my technological fashion feeds are in direct thanks to Christopher Bailey, the CEO and design director of Burberry.

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Christopher changed fashion forever when he permitted a live feed of his fashion show in February 2010.  Before this landmark event fashion shows were strictly for buyers and editors and certainly NOT for suburban moms!

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The greatest luxury is being able to watch live video feeds of the shows (hello phenomenal new playlists!!!), translate the fashions into suburban mom-speak and write posts for the blog, news sites and magazine, all while running the corporation of home, husband and children!


This was Alexander Wang’s gift to his New York audience, along with his return to street wear FIERCE collection, British rapper Lady Leshurr.

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Seriously add it to your workout playlist NOW!

Other designers tapped it back in the form of nineties artists, Willie Nelson and of course using the appropriately titled “begging for threads” tee hee!

Tune in tomorrow for a posting dedicated to the simplicity of Spring 2016 Fashion.  Imagine that!

“Springter” Outerwear

Sun is out, blue skies are trying to peek through and snow is STILL on the ground.  This season has officially been dubbed SPRINGTER!

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Winter jackets are so yesterday – even if the temperature still dips into scary cold territory every other day.  Layer it up and put away the puffer coats!

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Veronica Beard’s dickie jacket offers the perfect solution.  Blazer with interchangeable dickies that adapt as the season changes.  Right now the obvious choice is their luxuriously warm Upstate woolen dickie.

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As the snow melts (and it eventually will…) switch over to something a little less wooly and a little more fun such as Veronica Beard’s Tech Camo hoodie #LOVESWOONLOVE!  No big surprise these gorgeous sisters-in-law were made CFDA members.

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Another fun SPRINGTER option is a trench coat.  But why not mix it up a little with a brilliant yellow Michael Lo Sordo silk satin trench?

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This Australian designer has an unspoken elegance mixed with a wink of sporty fun in his designs that BEG to be worn and worn and worn until worn out completely!

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Finally there is the classic trench option.  Burberry’s hooded taffeta trench coach isn’t just fun to say but equally fun to wear!

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The best option for the budgetarily impaired would be Zara’s cropped cotton trench at $149.  The short cut mixes up a classic just enough to allow for a spring in your step!

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Colorfully Cold!

What a difference 24 hours makes.   #understatement

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Beach and palm trees one day, snow drifts taller than me the next.  OLE!

oleBest way to beat the winter blahs is to continue the brilliant hues of the tropics.    House of Holland’s brilliant purple jersey sweatshirt begs for a drink with an umbrella in it:

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Old Man Winter get ready for a pop of color and a show of leg!  Wear this sunshiny yellow skirt from J Crew with a turtleneck, a jean jacket and a simple tall boot to completely shock the cold!

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Wear a sweater to keep warm but brighten up the outfit with Jonathan Simkhai’s multicolor sweater,delivering a hint of blue sky no matter what is going on outside!

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Better than an extra large dose of vitamin D (although reversecommuter highly recommends that as well!).

O.W.O. Caped Crusader

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) is all wrapped up in a blanket cape.

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Burberry’s monogrammed blanket coat is THE MOST COVETED, and despite a multitude of incorrect rumors, it is available.

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EVEN MORE EXCITING is that beginning in November online monogramming will be available in the US!  WHOOOOPWHOOOP!!!!!!!

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There are a few other options out there, just in case you cannot wait until November -it is after all only October 27th today!

Navajo – nobody does this better than Lindsey Thornburg #AMAZEBALLS

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Valentino’s budget busting beautiful blanket cape

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Even a monochrome cashmere blanket of loveliness!

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As always, just click the pic to begin your retail therapy session.

 

Warm Spumoni

How is it already happening?

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It is cold enough that burying your face in the clean clothes fresh out of the dryer feels like a spa treatment.  A stretch I know, but reversecommuter really hates the cold!

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A solid plan is needed to make it through winter 2014/15, and this plan is called “Operation Bright Coat“.  How bad can a snow storm really be if my coat is a fashionable bright beacon?

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Can a polar vortex play havoc with circulation if my coat is screaming happy-color-coded-cashmere thoughts?  I think not.

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Scattered throughout this post are some of the semi-final contestants of the “I’m reversecommuter’s new spumoni inspired winter coat!“, (really exciting big contest in some parts).  Just click on the picture to go shopping, and try not to focus on the ice cream reference.  🙂

Budget Friendly Tip of the Day: don’t forget to check out the daily deals on some of the shopping sites such as Gilt.com and RueLaLa.com.

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reversecommuter did a quick search at Gilt.com and found this awesome Oscar de la Renta cashmere coat, originally $3690 now $1499!

Floods!

High waisted, flared leg pants are the hot ticket this fall.  Big Puddles Beware, the wardrobe is ready for you.

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Sort of the perfect antidote to sosickofmyjeans-itis.  AND you can keep wearing your sandals with these for a few more weeks, (good rule is to put them away when you can’t feel your toes from the cold – you will know when this happens as you will probably make a dumb face like the one below…)

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Paired with flats, white tank top, jean or leather jacket, and the day is already looking SO BRIGHT!

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The Row has created the epitome of an everyday pair of flared cropped denim that would work at work or at play.

Veronica Beard’s carrying white into fall with these gorgeous creatures – how much fun would all the black in your closet have with these?

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Fashion PS – If you are going to rock the high waisted flare, make sure you tuck or crop your top!

Bleacher Creatures

Football, soccer, LAX, whatever the sport, this is the season where “Housewives of SOMEBURB” are found on the sidelines.

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Begs the question – what to wear?

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Isabel Marant is a great designer who recognizes the needs of Bleacher Creatures.  Leather wedged sneakers, skinny jeans and a t-shirt – GO TEAM!

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J Crew & Public School collaborated some magic, and what team doesn’t need magical supporters?

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Mother Denim has a killer jumpsuit (The Riveter in Danny Boy Navy) that would take all the misery out of the weekend morning ritual of standing naked in the closet screaming “IHAVENOTHINGTOWEAR!!!!!!.

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PONCHOS.  One very powerful word in the Fall wardrobe dictionary.  Burberry offers up a classic check Cash-Cash poncho that makes freezing your a*s off on a field seem somewhat attractive!

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Spring Cleaning Cash!

Happy First Day of Spring!  LOVE this photo of actual tulip fields in Holland.

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Closet cleaning commence!!!

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Donating to charities is always a great idea for unwanted clothing.  But what about the big ticket items that are unloved by you, but could totally rock someone else’s world?

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Allow me to introduce you to Julie Wainwright and TheRealReal.

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reversecommuter arranged for therealreal.com‘s “white glove service” – have atleast 10 pieces that meet the criteria of the realreal.com’s designer list, and a phenomenal fashion force comes right to your home to take your goodies, tag & review them, and then put them up on the website for sale.  reversecommuter’s pile included shoes from Gucci & Jimmy Choo, clothing from DVF, Balenciaga, Fendi, Marni, Burberry and a few others too.  Guess what – you can earn up to 70% of the selling price!

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Clear out the clutter, be environmentally friendly, receive $.  It’s just like the shampoo bottle instructions…rinse & repeat!

Not The Boss of Me!

You (winter) cannot make me (reversecommuter) wear a coat anymore!

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How low the temperature goes…I am powerless.  😦

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How much snow falls on the ground…again, completely devoid of any say.  (Needless to say, that hurts!)

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Number of snow days where me and the bambinos are trapped indoors – apparently I am powerless on that count too!

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Whether I wear a coat or not...HA! THE DECISION IS MINE ALL MINE!!!!!!  

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A vest with a couple of layers underneath allow the bobble-head-chauffeurs of the ‘burbs (aka mommies) to bounce around in style even in the deep dark days of winter!

Cropped Knitwear & The Polar Vortex

Cropped Knitwear and leggings?!  GOOD GRIEF reversecommuter has completely lost it!

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No need to panic – I can explain.

Ever wake up in the winter and think “I really have nothing to wear, it’s cold, dark and cold!    Leggings and a black top, good enough.”

 NOOOOOOOO!  Not good enough, but a great base to build on.

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Add a fun skirt on top of the leggings – go short!  Then add a sweater to the ensemble et voila!

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Not only are you now in an outfit that makes you feel great but you are even rocking THE BIGGEST TREND for Spring 2014 – cropped knitwear!

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Ta-Daaaaaaaa!

Here are a couple of skirts that would totally work over leggings (and then later after the THAW without leggings too!)

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pssst – all on sale right now at net-a-porter.com (click the blue!!)