Memorial Day Denim

The first official looooooong weekend of summer is almost here!

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Distressed boyfriend denim – check!  Really loving MOTHER denim’s The Loosey Party Crashers.

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As if magically tuned in to our needs, MOTHER denim just announced their very first sale!  Click here!!!!!!!!!  Now all reversecommuter needs is for MOTHER denim’s Overall Dropout to go on sale #soobsessedEIEIO!

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Relaxed sneaker style – check!

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Shan bikini at the ready – check!  If the sun actually comes out #evertheoptimist

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A Nice Bit of Skirt

Skirts are a girl’s best friend once the snow melts.

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Easy to pair with a simple t-shirt during the day, especially when the skirt is Yigal Azrouel’s print jersey skirt with an embellished waist.

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Add a sexy spaghetti strap top for evening.  How insane is this Dolce & Gabbana printed brocade midi skirt?!  MAMA MIA!!!!

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Slap on a pair of pull-on sneakers with a fun ruffled red skirt and a white t-shirt by J Brand + Simone Rocha

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Or a pair of stiletto sandals and a cutout crop top with a perfectly peachy flared midi skirt from Jonathan Simkhai

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Skirts are the perfect Spring piece – fun, flirty, swingy and sexy!  Stella McCartney’s Jordan skirt delivers all four adjectives with a side of bias cut.

ps did you know the word “skirt” is slang for a girl?  How absolutely perfect is that?

Boyfriend’s Back

The boyfriend cut is BIG this spring!

Distressed, sloppy, sexy jeans – nothing better.  J Brand’s distressed Sonny is reversecommuter’s current LIVE IN choice.

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Dress it up with heels and a silk top or down with a t-shirt and a leather biker jacket and ankle boots.  Once it really warms up this style of jean BEGS for a tank tops and flip flops – perfect patio wear.  Acne’s POP Light Vintage screams summer nights – why not start warming up now?

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Want to cheat on your boyfriend (jeans)?  MOTHER Denim’s The Overall Dropout (best name ever!!!!) allows you this extra curricular item.

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Colorfully Cold!

What a difference 24 hours makes.   #understatement

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Beach and palm trees one day, snow drifts taller than me the next.  OLE!

oleBest way to beat the winter blahs is to continue the brilliant hues of the tropics.    House of Holland’s brilliant purple jersey sweatshirt begs for a drink with an umbrella in it:

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Old Man Winter get ready for a pop of color and a show of leg!  Wear this sunshiny yellow skirt from J Crew with a turtleneck, a jean jacket and a simple tall boot to completely shock the cold!

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Wear a sweater to keep warm but brighten up the outfit with Jonathan Simkhai’s multicolor sweater,delivering a hint of blue sky no matter what is going on outside!

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Better than an extra large dose of vitamin D (although reversecommuter highly recommends that as well!).

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Wasn’t it just Monday?  No Complaints here – Welcome to the Weekend!!!!!

Bottega Veneta knows a good thing when it has one, and it has for 13 years and counting!

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Tomas Maier has been the (ridiculously handsome) creative director at the luxe leather weaver, as well as carrying his own line and boutiques.

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Maier’s designs for his own label are all about classic form, streamlines and structure.  Investing in his pieces is a wise play as there is very little trending about his clothing other than classic design.

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Tomas has just opened a shop in NYC, to compliment his East Hampton and Palm Beach locations, and reversecommuter knows exactly where she is headed next New York jaunt!

Harvard Business Review just released it’s list of the Top 100 Performing CEO‘s, and retail has a huge positioning!  Please keep in  mind reversecommuter’s background is finance, so this merging of my two worlds (fashion & finance) makes me a little giddy!

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Luxury fashion houses were not on the list at all but there were a few solid retail representations nonetheless.

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Jeff Bezos, amazon.com’s leader is #1  / Japan’s Fast Retailing is #11(J Brand, Uniqlo, Theory are some of their better known lines) / TJX #51 (Maxxinistas everywhere rejoice!) / Nordstrom #54 / Macy’s #66 /Adidas #73 / Nike #76 / and closing up the rear in a most sparkly form, Tiffany #92.  HBR’s list is a great read, hit the link to see for yourself!

Happy Weekend – raise that flute, enjoy the bubbles and wear something special just because!

xo reversecommuter

Crossfit My Bag

reversecommuter has had a revelation.  I only have two hands.  duh.

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And as I have three children, well, do the math.  Cute little hand held purses don’t fair well in that mathematical formula.

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Cross body bag baby!

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Perfect fit, hands free and still styling.  Click the pictures to go get your retail therapy on!

J Crew Shelby Bag

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ps Who needs actual Crossfit once you aren’t holding your bag?  Now chase children, do laundry, run errands…repeat!

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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O.W.O. Something on my Pants!

Vive la France – or at least the cool factor Isabel Marant sprinkles on all her clothes.

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Hippy Dippy Tie Dye is such a creative way to differentiate a pair of jeans.  Even if designer jeans are out of the budget’s reach, a bucket of bleach is always affordable!

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Celine had a sweater/sweatshirt in the Fall 2013 Collection that reverse commuter obsessed over for a really long long long long time.  Justifying $2000 for that piece was not going to happen in this lifetime.

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Oh Happy Days!  J Brand offers a similar piece for less than $300 – what is better than that?!?!?!  NADA BABY!!!

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When lying awake at night thinking about the AMAZEBALLS designer piece you have ripped out of a magazine, wondering how you are going to ever afford it, and how long it will take until you get baby spit or the remainders of a chocolate bar wiped on it while receiving a loving hug from your bandito, keep in mind that fashion is all about interpretation & creativity!

Brave Heroes & Triceps

First thing is first.  Condolences to the families of the two lost Boston firefighters.  Heroic Bravery.

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Time to get pumping – sleeveless is all over the place for Spring 2014.

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You do not want to be the girl that keeps on waving – aka saggy triceps.

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J Brand Spring 2014
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J Brand is showing some gorgeousness for Spring 2014 not only rocking the sleeveless but THE HOTTEST HOT PINK leather capris…and yes reversecommuter is ❤️ing them!  Click here to buy at net-a-porter.com.

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J Brand has evolved into a serious designer label, not just a jeans brand anymore. The price point is fair, the styles are a fun, updated classic vibe.

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So drop down and give me 20 push-ups, then 30 tricep dips followed by some serious retail therapy!  Click here for the J Brand website.

J Brand Spring 2014 courtesy Style.com

J Brand Spring 2014
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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Seriously, deliriously happy it is Friday!!!!!!

Celine is growing, and I for one am deliriously happy about it! There is an outlet recently opened at the Woodbury Commons just outside of NYC. (Insert extremely high pitched squeal of happiness by reversecommuter here!!!!!). Celine has also just opened the brand spanking new doors of their new flagship store in London on Mount Street (neighbors to Lanvin, Azzaro, Balenciaga and Goyard!).  Phoebe Philo is also going to fill up 15 additional new shops internationally including Tokyo, Soho, and Las Vegas.  Ahem….Boston please?!!!

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J Crew might be going public.  Looking for a cash king to come riding into the sunset but not having a happy ending with Japan’s Fast Retailing Co (parent company of J Brand, UNI QLO, Theory and a few others).  Talks ended earlier this week in which J Crew was possibly going to be bought by Fast Retailing for $5 BILLION.  That is a whole heck of a lot of sushi so the Japanese company went Sayonara.  Rumor has it that Mickey is now gearing up for an Initial Public Offering with Goldman Sachs.

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Alphabetically very exciting – an IPO for J Crew!  Tee Hee!  🙂

Spring has Sprung so slap some tulips in a vase, fill up the champs flute and dress up in something colorful to celebrate!

xo reversecommuter