O.W.O. Whoa Flares!

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) is all about flared leg jeans.  LOVING this style of jean, especially for fall.

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The cut allows for shorter jackets or tops tucked in so as to break up the flare and flow, otherwise you might be rocking the OOMPA LOOMPA no-waist-all-round look (not advised).

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Haven’t you heard?  Lots of denim designers are offering the flare style.

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Personal faves include MOTHER Denim’s Skinny Flare which is an ideal cut for shorter body frames, and J Brand’s Valentina in Sail.

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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!

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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!

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