Fashion & Finance Friday!

Beach + Friday = PURE HAPPINESS!

That’ll learn him!  Chip Wilson – ousted founder and former CEO of lululemon just sold 20.1 shares to Advent International – the investment banker brought in by lulu’s board once they decided to throw Chippy out.

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Remember when Chip told the bigger girls that lulu’s yoga pants were not meant for curvy body types on national tv?  BEST AWESOME CORPORATE F-UP EVER!!!!  (Click here for a reminder of the awesomeness!)

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The board wanted Chip gone immediately after that, and so Chip agreed to sell 20.1 million shares yesterday and made $845 MILLION.  reversecommuter is quite sure Chippy learnt a valuable lesson here…

Luxury design houses are starting to report lower sales and earnings, based primarily on China not buying as much as was projected.

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Tod’s just released a profit decline, citing China as well as two major US boutiques closing for renovations as the reason behind the lag.  CEO Diego Della Valle is optimistic that 2014 Fall Collection is strong enough to rally Tod’s clientele back into power shopping mode.

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Note to Diego, the awesome car shoe and delicious Italian leather handbags are what makes Tod’s clients deliriously happy, and apparently Simon Doonan a little bit hungry!   Attempting to draw us in for a clothing line hasn’t accomplished the same pull.  Stick to what you know, let the profits grow (catchy huh?!).

Champs in a flute and the sun shining is reason enough to slap on the fancy shoes and wow the world with that outfit you secretly want/need to wear…Do It!

xo reversecommuter

BUH-BYE BOOTS

reversecommuter is a huge fan of boots, and my ever growing collection of boots proves it!

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Car Shoe Boots
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Celine boots
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However, there comes a time in every New Englander’s winter when boots are replaced with shoe fantasies dancing in our dreams!

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Gucci loafers
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Icky slushy messy months such as March and April beg for rubber soled shoes or permanent Hunter boots!  And as previously mentioned, reversecommuter is over every single day boot wearing!

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rubber soled Gucci loafers
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Gucci loafers, classic.  Rubber soles – Italian Genius!

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Hot Boots = Happy Mama!

Hello, my name is reversecommuter and I am a shoe addict.  Boots too.

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Cannot help myself.  So many to choose from and so many varied heights, colors, textures, designers – Oh My!!!!

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Really, is it a bad thing?

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These are Car Shoe boots – it is a line by Prada but sort of under the radar in North America.  I found these in Italy and fell in love, cannot resist a platform boot, get the height but still able to chase after my bambinos!

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Car Shoe boots, Gucci bag, MOTHER jeans.

Stripes, Spares & Mrs.

Last night’s GNO took an odd turn into a bowling alley…

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reversecommuter is not known for her bowling skills…

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But a fun night was had nonetheless!

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This striped Marni vest is actually an open backed summer piece (click the blue to see the warmer weather post) but with a white shirt it has been reinvented for the winter.

Marni vest, Mother Jeans, Car Shoe Boots, Dolce & Gabbana white shirt.

Thanks RH for the photos!

Hut Hut!

Do Not Put The White Jeans Away!

Don’t tell your mom, but wearing white after Labor Day is absolutely acceptable, if not downright stylish!

Simply throw in a few Fall pieces, such as a sweater, some boots, a belt and perhaps a football.

FYI the platform option really makes a BIG difference in comfort.

Jeans Joie, Sweater James Perse, Long sleeved t-shirt, James Perse, Belt Prada, Boots Car Shoe.

Arrivederci and the Car Shoe

The founder of Tod’s, Signore Delle Valle, passed away today at 89.  

Amazing man with an eye for design, quality and creativity.  He brought that delicious Italian leather and those wonderful little nobbles on the bottomImage of his shoe to us.  Grazie Mille!

Celebrate his greatness, slip into your fave pair of Tod’s and pretend you are sipping Prossecco with your bffs on the marble patio of your Sicillian palazzo.

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Ciao!

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http://www.tods.com/us/shopwomen/shoes/driving-shoes.html