Cut It Out!

Designers are slicing and dicing…

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and the results are sexy, summery and spectacular!

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Alexander Wang sliced up the back of his stretch crepe mini dress in perfect summer sky blue.

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Stella McCartney got her hands on a pair of scissors and snipped up a cotton ribbed-knit dress in a champagne yellow that begs for a heatwave, but is so simplistically perfect reverscommuter would wear it now!

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Donna Karan New York’s cutout jersey top smacks of eighties’ roller skates and disco, updated perfectly for today.

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Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2015 Collection shatters the definition of cool with pieces that combine skillfully designed clothes with clever textures perforated, cutout and resembling shards of shattered glass.

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Everyone in celebrityland is wearing his and it is no wonder why!

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Fly Me to the Moon

2nd day of reversecommuter’s 12 days of Outfits for Christmas Parties / Holiday Parties (whichever floats your seasonal boat), is dedicated to plumage.

Feathers make any outfit frivolous and fabulous!

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Easy example is this DKNY skirt, add a white t-shirt, jean jacket and a pair of nude pumps – perfection.

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Lela Rose’ feather embellished blouse is a perfect topper for the season, and works with anything to take it up a notch, even a pair of plain dark colored pants.

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Lanvin’s gorgeous feathered riding hat makes me believe in all Christmas magic – pretty please Santa I have been the perfect combination of naught & nice!

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Speaking of lovely feathery embossed Lanvin lovelies, take a looksie at this dress and it’s feathery trimmed swishiness!  Yes Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Enough about me and my Santa list (ongoing in it’s development as it is), let’s focus on the feather adorning Elizabeth and James’ blazer.  Fa La La just got bumped by OOOH LALA!

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Lest we forget the original site of ostrich feathered adornment, get a load of Sophia Webster’s ostrich sandals – purrrrrrrrrrrrr or whatever an ostrich says.

Blushing Bubbles POP!

And now it begins – reversecommuter’s 12 days of Outfits for Christmas Parties / Holiday Parties (whichever floats your seasonal boat)

Day One is focused on all things pink.  Because reversecommuter loves a good blush.  This is a phenomenal color to work over the holidaze as it is soft, subtle and is an actual flavor of champs!

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Cut-It-Out!  This Philosophy piece deserves a place in your closet.  Wear it now, covet it always.  This will never ever ever go out of style and every single time you put it on you will sparkle and tinkle and look like a goddess.  Not to mention your daughter will count the days down until she can borrow it!

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Suit.  DKNY rocks that double entendre like nobody’s business.  This would look ba-NAN-nas with a simple tank or a sexy little cami.  The investment would carry on looooooong after the holidaze as ANY blazer + jeans +t-shirt = perfect solution to whatshouldIwear?

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Skirt.  Gucci Gucci Goo delivers THE perfect pink skirt.  Buy now, rock those body hugging curves at all your office parties then wear it forever with a comfy comfy pair of slip on fat sole sneakers, a cropped jean jacket and a simple tank top.  Crazy how easy it is!

 

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Dress.  J Crew.  Silk dupioni.  On Sale.  Need I say more?

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Ah please…your making me blush!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Last week of January – Done & Done!  Greetings & Salutations FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here it comes….earnings season, and you know how much reversecommuter loves the numbers!

LVMH had a year of flat growth, with an profit increase of only 0.4%.  Don’t be too blue for the house that Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Celine, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, etc etc. built, they still managed to rock 4.7 BILLION in profits!  reversecommuter thinks that Bernard Arnault and Salma Hayek won’t need to adjust the budget too severely!!

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But this splat flat is interesting in that it reflects China and European luxury markets slowing considerably.  Suddenly vintage is in (aka nobody is buying anything new!!).

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Breach is Bad. First Target, then Neiman Marcus and now Yahoo!  Yahoo announced Jan 30 that some of it’s email accounts had been hacked.  Neiman Marcus is working with federal investigators to provide insight into the 1.1 MILLION credit cards that were hacked over an estimated 3 month time frame.  Target had 40 million customers’ credit and debit card info stolen during the holiday shopping season.

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You know those websites that offer a grading of your password?  Maybe it’s time to start paying special attention to creativity!

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Don’t forget to enter reversecommuter’s first ever give away contest!  Deadline is fast approaching – January 31 midnight est.  Click here to go to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page, simply like it et voila, you are entered!   GOOD LUCK!!!

enjoy the weekend and remember, it is absolutely acceptable to watch the Super Bowl in heels while sipping champs!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

YAY!!!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!! HELLO FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

As if reversecommuter needed yet another reason to LOVE Tom Ford (click here to see an additional 10!).

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Tom (as I like to call him) explained the Men’s Winter 2014 Collection’s casual pieces as a reflection of his new lifestyle as doting daddy to his son, Jack.  Shearlings, cable knit  sweaters, pinwhale corduroys, high top sneakers (!!!!), trench coats, and all in rich colors including blackberry and ginger.

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Tom (sigh) said that he needs clothing he can go to the park in.  HE IS JUST LIKE reversecommuter!!!!!!!  All consumed with the proper fashion wardrobe in which to hang in the burbs with his children.  Tom, call me, I can TOTALLY relate!  Let’s have a playdate!

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Pantone has released the Spring color chart (actually it has been out for a bit but that Polar Vortex nearly pushed me over the edge so reversecommuter is just padding this post with warm colors!!!).

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MBFW NYC has announced it’s lineup for February, and reversecommuter thinks rollerblades might be THE fashion statement of the shows.  Major designers have opted to present at off-site locations as opposed to the Lincoln Center tents.

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Big Dogs such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs (is that not THE BEST PIC of him?!?!?), are all going off site which is SO exciting as to see what the venues will look like, and how creative architecture will influence these incredibly talented creative designers!

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awesome hilarious picture courtesy of manrepeller.com

Not to mention the inevitable traffic woes to succumb to all the fashion crowd.  Buckle Up!

Enjoy the weekend – do something to thaw out…like strap on a pair of fantasmic heels and pop a bottle of champs!

xo reversecommuter

Random Acts of Sparkliness!

Sequins have been reversecommuter’s party piece of choice this Holiday Season!

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Sparkly Skirts & Shorts…but no pants.

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reversecommuter was SNAFUED this season in her hunt for gold sequin leggings (sounds MUCH tackier than in reality!!).  The closest I could find were these Donna Karan silver leggings at Neimans, close but no cigar.

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Fendi’s Christmas Ornaments lit up 5th Avenue in NYC and I just had to add them to this Sparkly post!

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and thank you so very much for always taking the time to read reversecommuter!   Here is hoping that Santa spoils you silly!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

ps taking the rest of the week off – see you soon!

Maxi-mize your Assets

When reversecommuter starting her Spring wardrobe shopping, I was not impressed with the number of maxi dresses in the shops…

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…until I put one on and remembered how EASY a piece it is!!!!

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net-a-porter has an impressive array of maxi dresses ranging from $122 through to $4K…click here to get some retail therapy!

LOVE the DVF (qu’elle surprise).  Click the pic to buy.

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But what is sweeter than white eyelet?  Merci Michael Kors!  (click the pic to buy)

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OOH LA LA – DKNY steals my heart with this fab little black number  (click the pic to go buy).

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Heels / Flats / Flip Flops / Ponytail / Bun / Hair Down + Maxi Dress = AWESOMENESS!