Sleeve Please 

Statement sleeves make everything better!


 Mother Denim cut offs, J Crew basic shorts, GAP tailored shorts ALL improved with a statement sleeve.

Invest in a statement sleeve top with BOOM BANG  ūüí• Hello Rosie Assoulin


Every single time you wear it an instagood warm fuzzy feeling will result!  Bonjour JACQUEMUS!


It’s Friday – try it out ūüíč

Sunshine & Scales

Animal prints, a basic addition to any wardrobe.  Why not bring out the animal instinct with the Sunshine?

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Snake print in a blue hue from Equipment.

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Paired up with a pair of Gap shorts (not every piece needs to break the bank!) and a pair of patent Lanvin ballet flats.

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Now go cheer on that baseball /  soccer / lacrosse game Super Mom‚Ķbut don’t forget the SPF – only the clothes are snake like, not your skin!

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O.W.O. – bargoon style!

O.W.O. this week is all about easy summer outfits at a ridiculously budget friendly level.

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Linen tees from J Crew are a summer staple for reversecommuter – keep their shape and breathe!
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Totally stole this hat from my four year old’s closet (Baby Gap, not just regular Gap!).
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The basket is reversecommuter’s fave summer IT bag. $20 at L’Occitane!
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Cropped WHAT?!?

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Memo to designers – Not all women’s stomachs are created equal.

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Some are in their early twenties and have washboard six packs. Others are a teeny bit older and have had some babies, and are now the proud owners of tummy-Shar-Peis.

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Hence the Spring fashion conundrum concerning crop tops & the need for Fashion Translation!

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There are some wondrous collections out this spring, most of which are offering crop tops. What’s the owner of a muffin top to do?

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Option One Рthe layered look.  This is a great option for Spring (and almost Spring), as layering is key to survival when it is freezing in the morning then scorching in the afternoon.

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Wear a longer tee short or blouse underneath the crop. But don’t tuck!

Option Two – ¬†Tune in tomorrow…… ¬†ūüôā

Cropped What?!

crop1

Memo to designers – Not all women’s stomachs are created equal.

crop3

Some are in their early twenties and have washboard six packs. Others are a teeny bit older and have had some babies, and are now the proud owners of tummy-Shar-Peis.

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Hence the Spring fashion conundrum concerning crop tops & the need for Fashion Translation!

crop2

There are some wondrous collections out this spring, most of which are offering crop tops. What’s the owner of a muffin top to do?

crop10

Option One Рthe layered look.  This is a great option for Spring (and almost Spring), as layering is key to survival when it is freezing in the morning then scorching in the afternoon.

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Wear a longer tee short or blouse underneath the crop. But don’t tuck!

Option Two – ¬†Tune in tomorrow…… ¬†ūüôā

Finance & Fashion Friday!

Bonjiorno Venedi!

Giorgio Armani announced a 45% increase in annual sales for 2011. ¬†Not only is that an amazing increase for a year’s sales, it is also quite impressive that Giorgio felt like sharing that information…it is a privately held company so he could have kept that fabulous news all to himself. ¬†(I would choose to brag about the good news too, especially right about now in Italy!)

China (again)…Ralph Lauren Corporation¬†(stock symbol RL) has announced there will be 60 stores opening in the next three years. ¬†Sixty! ¬†Personally I am rethinking the potential payback of the Rosetta Stone Mandarin cds I just bought….

Speaking of the Lifshitz Family, (I just love the Lauren’s real surname!!!), Ralph’s gorgeous wife, Ricky Lauren, just released quite the delicious coffee table book, “The Hamptons: Family, Food and History”¬†and launched the book at a soiree held at the Ralph Lauren Manhattan flagship store. ¬†Cannot wait to get my mitts on a copy of that luscious read, just in time for summer!

The reverse commuter is tired today, stayed up too late watching an awesome CNBC ¬†biography on Mickey Drexler, former CEO of The Gap, current CEO of J. Crew. ¬† AMAZING WATCH!!!!!!! ¬†He owns 7 homes (most oceanfront mansions) but started off in a ¬†one room walk-up and very humble beginnings. ¬†Still meets with the “borough boys” – men that he grew up with and know him better than anyone else (except his college sweetheart wife). ¬†Mickey is inspirational on the professional and personal fronts, refreshing! ¬†Plus he loves the color yellow – thinks it is an attention grabber (happens to be my youngest’s fave color).


Mickey is sending J. Crew over to China too….just saying (ŤĮī in Mandarin).

Finance & Fashion Friday – on Saturday!

OOOOPS! ¬†These long weekends can really confuse a girl! ¬†I totally overlooked that yesterday was Friday, which is normally Finance & Fashion Fridays on reverse commuter.com. ¬† So, let’s pretend it doesn’t matter just for today!

Glenn Murphy, CEO of Gap Inc. clocked in a modest $9.7 million compensation in 2011, a 63.3% jump from 2010 – that is what I call a STELLAR YEAR OF JEANS & T-SHIRT SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO J. Crew GO….the photography and bookings director of Harper’s Bazaar (love that mag) just jumped ship over to J. Crew as V.P. of Brand Design. ¬†The building momentum of J. Crew makes me think this company is preparing to launch big things. ¬†Bigger than their current coo of manufacturing their cashmere sweaters at the same plant as Loro Piana in Italy – which, by the by, is HUGE considering the cost of a J.Crew cashmere sweater is a fraction of a fraction of the cost of Loro cash-cash,¬†(and let’s face it – it all comes from the same type of goat!!).

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger is inspiring!!!!!! ¬†He started his business in High School, chipping in $150 with a friend of his to buy 20 pairs of bell-bottom jeans and selling them to schoolmates. ¬†Last year Tommy Hilfiger Inc. had $5.6 BILLION in sales, world wide. ¬†Obviously his line has expanded. ¬†ūüôā

I love this quote of Tommy’s, in fact I have it on my desk –

“… fashion is fleeting and style is forever”

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