Fashion & Finance Friday!

Exactly what I needed – FRIDAY of a loooooong weekend.  While sipping the champs this weekend (as we do) let’s recall and respect Dr. King’s speech and vision.

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Levi’s is about to preach and teach!  net-a-porter will launch a limited collection, Levi’s 501 CT, and across the land skinny jeans will weep. The CT in 501 CT stands for Customized and Tapered, which is what most anyone with any sense of style does to their 501s now.

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Yup, higher waist, looser fit, and let’s be real people, no other jeans make the a*s look better than a beat up pair of 501s.  Set the reminder on the smart phone and get online to buy early March 2nd.  

Tommy Tommy Tommy.  You all know how I feel about the man, the myth the fashion legend Tom Ford.  Click here for a refresher!

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Rumor on the cobblestone streets of Firenze is that Gucci might be bringing Tom back to run the fashion house of all things sexy.  #fingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossed!

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Frida Giannini left early this week, despite a previously announced exit after the Fall 2015 show in February.  reversecommuter thinks that the Fall 2014 Gucci collection was her best but too little too late apparently.

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The python, the bit boots, the shearling pink jacket – pity she released-the-beast right at the end.

Enjoy the loooooong weekend – dress up, wow your audience, and yourself!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Polar Vortex be damned – It’s Friday!!!!!!!

Miu Miu has brought in a cutie patootie foursome to star in the Inez & Vanood shot Spring Campaign.  It is a visual vacation into gorgeousness!

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Tour through the imaginary bedrooms of Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, while enjoying one of the BEST collections for Spring 2014.

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Pinks, reds, rich leather, vibrant pulsating floral patterns, cool textured stockings and big buttoned coats that beg for an Easter basket!  The makeup is exceptionally delicious in this campaign, think pink baby girl cheeks and doe like eyelashes that go on for ever.

 

Levi’s just announced it is laying off 500 employees.  So Weird considering there are denim designers enjoying huge success selling reformatted men’s Levi’s 501 jeans to women.

RE/DUN out of Los Angeles is the leader of this pack and the jeans are phenomenal!

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The back pocket of these jeans have a light outline of a wallet impression – kind of a fun story to share on the next GNO (girls’ night out)!

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RE/DUN limits the size of each campaign, currently it was 100 pairs, and there are only a few left online, a testimony to the fit, wash and design of these green jeans.  Cool Cool Cool!

Pop the champs, apply the pink blush, glue on the eyelashes, slip into the dress and walk glamorously in those heels – the holidays are coming and it is time to dress up just because!

xo reversecommuter

The back pocket of these jeans have a light outline of a wallet impression – kind of a fun story to share on the next GNO (girls’ night out)!

White Stuff

Here we snow again… while I run around groc shopping and filing my home with exotic fresh flowers (my answer to yet another snow storm)…

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Why not ooooh and aaaaaah about some gorgeous white stuff – like this shirt dress with an exposed back from Rosie Assoulin, a designer reversecommuter is mildly obsessed with.  What Rosie does with material is deconstructed magic!  Click here to buy it now on ModaOperandi.com (speaking of reversecommuter obsessions….) 

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Alexander McQueen has another drool worthy dress on net-a-porter.com that definitely has a spot inside my fantasy shopping cart!

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One selection for the shopping cart of reality is the Abby dress from Club Monaco

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Obviously Jonathan Simkhai’s eyelet dress – which interestingly is in both shopping carts with an amazing design and equally friendly price!

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Doctor’s Orders

I am truly lucky.  Only injury as a result of the Boston Marathon (click here for more) is a neuroma on my foot (aka really angry nerves as a result of a lot of miles).  Needless to say, my heart goes out to all of those affected.

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Podiatrist gave me the best prescription a girl could ask for….

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Wear Heels!

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WHOOP WHOOP – for medicinal purposes reversecommuter is going shoe shopping….

Burberry jacket, Club Monaco silk shell (awesome wardrobe staple), Levi’s jeans, Prada sandals, Hermes belt, Tom Ford sunglasses.

Crop To It!

Cooler weather = Shorter Pants.  Kooky Fall Fashion!

Cropped pants are definitely a great fall option.

Think of it as extending shoe wearing days before the mandatory boot uniform of winter begins.   You know it’s coming…

Although boots & cropped pants would definitely work!

Chaiken cropped pants, Levi’s jean shirt, Gucci loafers, scarf Henri Bendel.

Equipment = èquipment=Oooh La La

The French has the fashion je ne sais quoi.  

Grab jeans, pull on a sumptuous silk blouse, fab pair of boots et voila!

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Equipment is THE silk shirt brand (click the blue phrase to go to website).  Relaunched in 2010 by Serge Azria (as in Serge Azria, owner of both Current/Elliot & Joie), now every favorite fashion girl’s go to piece.

This is THE piece to break up the monotony of your daily wardrobe.  No need to reach up into the t-shirt pile today.

 

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The goddesses over at Mode Operandi are currently selling Equipment Spring 2013 Collection.  But if the Zebra Grid Signature Blouse  and the Archive Tropical Floral Remy Utility dress are no longer available in a small, je m’excuse!

Blue Jean

Even David Bowie seemed to get rather exasperated by blue jeans….

So it shouldn’t surprise the common folk that jean shopping has gotten challenging!

Rag & Bone has these beautiful embroidered jeans on offer this fall

(for the love of my readers I declined to photograph the sausage impersonation that occurred when reversecommuter tried them on – ew)

The detail is SOOOOOOO Pretty!

Rag & Bone also has these black color coded skinny jeans with your choice of either burgundy, black or white.

The wall in Rag & Bone’s Newbury Street store is way cool but you will notice not a lot of blue hanging. WWDBD?  (what would David Bowie do?)

Go back to the beginning.  Levi’s – home of the original blue jean.  By the way, Levi’s did not make my choice easier, thanks to Levi’s Made & Crafted (new line of designer denim, slightly higher price point with jeans around $200.00).

Finally decided on Levi’s Made & Crafted coated jeans in Indigo Blue – looks like leather, feels like your best broken in jean. Click the pic of the jeans to go to net-a-porter to purchase.

And now back to dancing to David Bowie…….clearly my hair is in the mood (yeesh!)