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.


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!


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.


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!

O.W.O. Extending Summer

That “fall” feeling is in the morning air.

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No need to run inside and plug in that sun lamp.

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Just adjust the wardrobe to reflect the temperature.  Long sleeves with shorts, still warm enough for sandals.  Hold on tight to the last remnants of summer 2014!

Patent leather is huge for Fall 2014, so start incorporating it into your outfits now.

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James Perse has a new line of cashmere and cotton.  CashCash t-shirts?   HEAVEN!

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Click here for the entire James Perse cashmere cotton collection – it is ridiculous how luxurious this feels!



Burb living does have some positives, one of which is having an actual garden that isn’t restricted to containers.

That means trips to nurseries.

reversecommuter (as has been pointed out) needs little excuse to go shopping…
even for plants.

Missoni, the classic Italian knit design house founded in 1953, makes jaw-dropping gorgeousness. Now with the third generation ready to take over the company, Margherita delivers the same colorful, patterned knits that make grown women sob (or at least makes reversecommuter a little kooky).

Click the blue to go to Missoni.com – the website is a work of art!

Slipping on a Missoni is like taking a little holiday in Northern Italy, and when trapped in the burbs, how can you say no to that?

Sweater and Sunglasses by Missoni, shorts Rag & Bone, clogs Chanel.

A Country Fair, some Moose and a Ski Mask?

First things first, reversecommuter MUST bring this item from the New York Times front and center…

 “Sun masks” worn at the beach in China…wow.

Here is the original story that ran in Sunday’s NYTimes.

reversecommuter just returned from Northern Maine and a phenomenal vacation with friends and family.  Thanks HKT!

Went to a Moose hunting lodge (really and truly) for dinner one night under roughly a KABAZILLION stars!  Magical!

(wore  a billowing white Calypso coverup, Missoni head band, and Rag and Bone white cutoffs – figured white might ward off sudden moose attacks)

Next was off to the Northern Maine Fair – it was as a fair should be – ferris wheels, cotton candy, ring toss and a Smash Up Derby (my first…if you don’t count my actual cars!)

Says it all about the sandwiches doesn’t it?  🙂

Vroom Vroom baby!

Aerial view from the ferris wheel – fab breeze up there on a total scorcher of a day!

reversecommuter and her trois bebes!  James Perse tank dress and a Panama Jack sun hat that smushed in a suitcase like a dream!