Romper Bomper

Heat waves mean getting creative at minimal dressing.  Naked only works in certain circles.


Rompers make it easy to keep cool and look great with clothes on!

What is better than a one piece wonder?  Iro’s georgette playsuit works perfectly well at keeping it cool during the day and then adding a little heat at night with a pair of gladiator sandals and a fun clutch.

Rompers are the equivalent of an adult onesie.  Why should the little ones get all the perks?  James Perse linen playsuit is a perfect example of simplistic pleasure.  And it doesn’t get much better than having it called a “playsuit” – it’s practically a dare to have fun!


For a more budget friendly option Tart’s strapless cotton romper (with a great price of $ 128) represents what just might be the single best piece of clothing you own on a disgustingly sticky hot humid day!


reversecommuter owns Tart’s “textured diamond” print (sadly sold out online) but the gray is absolutely available.  

Summer weather is supposed to be sticky and uncomfortably hot but with rompers the biggest dilemma will be which one will you wear first?

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

Tee Time!

The ultimate wardrobe staple, rivaled only by the coveted pair of flattering jeans.  Behold, the T-SHIRT!

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Last year J Crew had a linen t-shirt that was luxurious.  Not a normal adjective for a t-shirt. Sadly it is not offered this year and so the search begins…

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T by Alexander Wang maintains the standing of BEST T-SHIRT available.   Pure cotton, silk blend, linen blend, plain colors, striped – go get the variety!

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James Perse, the über cool California king of cotton, has a relaxed v-neck t-shirt that is light enough to convince you that you aren’t wearing anything!

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The Row

The Row (how did the fashion world exist while the Olsen Twins were Full Housing it?!) has the perfect accompaniment to distressed jeans.

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Kate Moss

reversecommuter has yet another dilemma (click here for the battle between bellinis and bloody marys!).  Kate Moss or Bridget Bardot?

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Click the pics to buy.  Retail therapy + sunshine = happiness

Top 5 Vacation Dresses

One thing in common with all 5 of these choices – can be rolled up in  a ball then shaken out, add havianas or a stellar pair of Loubies, wear with children and still manage to be all put together!

1. Rick Owens

reversecommuter found this dress and immediately bought it in 2 different colors.  Draped, bias cut and absolutely rollable.

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2. DVF

the queen of romp herself would approve of this choice – repeat after me, I can never go wrong packing a wrap dress.

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3.  James Perse

Californian king of t-shirts just grab one of his long tank dresses or rushed mid-length dresses and go!

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4.  Alexander Wang

this classic sheer paneled dress comes in light and dark colors and even in a shirt silhouette, clearly recognizing a good thing can come in different shapes & sizes.

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5.  ETRO

the Italian design house that creates tapestry like no other can dream without hallucinogenic assistance once again proves that a combo cover-up / fabulous evening dress makes for a lighter suitcase…all the better to fill up at the duty free!

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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!

 

O.W.O. City Spitter Style

From beach to city.

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Chicago’s Millenium Park has the coolest art installation/fountain, the Crown Fountain, created by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, and funded by a multimillion dollar donation from the Crown Family…thus the name.  It consists of two LED walls that run 1000 videos of a variety of Chicagoans, all of whom were instructed to smile, frown, and then pretend to blow out a candle.

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When that happens a spout sprays out a canon of water – much to the delight of anyone close enough to get sprayed!

O.W.O. Beach Buggy Bliss

Summer simplicity.

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Sundress, flip flops, sunglasses, sun kissed.  Happiness.  Done and Done.  James Perse is the master of cotton dress deliciousness.  Well worth the investment as his dresses last – just keep them out of the dreaded dryer!  Not to mention mommy friendly fashion – wake up, shower, put on sundress, GO!

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James Perse online is currently hosting a sample sale – CLICK HERE!!!!!  Not only can you stock up on sundressses, you also start to plan your attack on Fall 2014.  Apologies on mentioning the impending cooler weather.   Now back to the beach and P.S. is that yellow beach buggy not just THE BEST??!?!?!?

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O.W.O. Sunset Edition

O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about sunsets and rosè…and sweats.  Insert “HUH?” here.

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It is in reference to the launch of net-a-porter‘s net-a-SPORTER, a dedicated portal for all things sporty, be it golf, tennis, running, yoga and even apres-les-sportifs!

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reversecommuter has long been concerned about women trapped in the dreaded “I GAVE UP” yoga pant uniform.  Net-a-SPORTER is different.  It is a gorgeously selected group of designer pieces that make the sporty look look fab!  Designers include Laiin, Monreal London, Bodyism, Stella McCartney, Nike, Hey Jo etc.  Suffice it to say that the old fading yoga pants have had their day.

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Natalie Massenet and her troops can help clean up the world just a teeny tiny bit – in the same vein as reversecommuter aims to do on a daily basis – to remove one burnt out elastic yoga pant from one woman’s wardrobe.

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Don’t you just love it when your wine matches the sunset?  😉

 

 

Towel Me Off!

Beach Time is quickly approaching!

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OBVIOUSLY that means Beach Towels must be purchased…

First up is the CUTEST frilliest funnest beach towel ever!

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Missoni classic beach towel stripes are always in style.

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Hermès offers the ULTIMATE luxe beach towel option.

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 True Story: reversecommuter has a friend who has a vacation home in the South of France and loaded up her towel basket with these incredible towels…only to have an assortment of guests take them as souvenirs!!!

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reversecommuter’s ride turns into a beach buggy in the summer…

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so naturally this towel needed to be mine!

As always, click the pictures to start your retail therapy session.

 

The One Step

I thought it was just me.  Suddenly I am the queen of the one step.1stepB

Lunch must come in a box

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Outfit must be one piece, maximum.

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Perfect lunch date (with said boxed lunch) somehow squeezed into crazed day

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Quickly add one soul saving dip in the pool before the school bus brings home the rambunctious-sports playing-school project doing-constantly competing-always giggling- loudness delivering-awesome twins, who I truly love more than words.

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But then a friend of mine on the baseball field last night mentioned Jet Hatmaker’s Worst End of School Year Mom Ever blog posting from last year, (hello, where the heck have you been reversecommuter!??!) and I realized that at this time of year, a one item outfit is not only climate appropriate, it is NECESSARY to maintain some sort of mental stability – there is just WAY TOO MUCH going on!!!!!!!!!!

A couple of my current fave dresses are (in no particular order by the by…)

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Splendid’s maxi (on sale now for $78!)

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Vince’s border printed maxi

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Veronica Beard’s front zip dress (currently on sale at Kirna Zabete)

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T by Alexander Wang’s Low V Bandeau Dress (lookie lookie it’s on sale at ShopBop!)