Breaking up the Black

Ever get dressed head to toe in Black and feel like an Italian grandmother in mourning (no disrespect)?

Black is everyone’s favorite basic. The trick is to add a piece that pops to break up the monochrome.

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Queu Ranjana Khan, creator of beautiful embroidered bejeweled necklaces. Click here to read more about a love affair between reversecommuter & Ranjana Khan’s pieces.

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Just tie one on and off you go, breaking up the black beautifully!

Chaiken Bermuda shorts, Alexander Wang leather t-shirt, Louboutain shoes, Ranjana Khan necklace.

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Shamps, Hip and Ole!

Imagine reversecommuter’s delight while sitting at her fave tapas restaurant Boqueria in (gasp, surprise, and obvious sarcasm) Soho, when her Handsome Husband (aka HH) leant over the table and said “Who knew we were still this cool?”  Sitting in Soho, sipping on a mango sangria, chomping on a little serano ham and manchengo, people watching GALORE and happy as a friggin’ Spanish chorizo!

Leaving the ‘burbs for a quick NYC getaway poses all kinds of packing problems.  My goal was a carry-on.  Yeah Yeah, laugh all you want but guess what?!  I DID IT!!!!!!  I packed three dresses, a silk blouse, a tank, a pair of hot pink jeans (you never know), a pair of Louboutains, some lingerie (did I mention we were away from our children for 40 hours), 3oz flight friendly toiletries, a hairbrush, a camera, an iPad, a charger, and a Britsh Vogue (don’t leave home without it!).

So for our big night out, I chose an T by Alexander Wang navy blue dress, Louboutain nude patent pumps and a little DVF clutch.  It was a little chilly that night but nothing some bubbles wouldn’t warm up!

Dinner was done, and just when I thought we headed to snoozeville, the big surprise occurs…HH announces that we MUST hit the rooftop bar at the Paramount.   Uh, excuse me Daddy of 3, where did the hip-and-hot-must-hit-list come from?  HOW LUCKY AM I?!!!!  Heck yeah, let’s go daddy-o!

Rooftop bar hanging over 5th Avenue, clear views of the Trump Tower (complete with lit up foliage about 30 floors up), distant lights of the Louis Vuitton boutique, a hint of a view of Bergdorf Goodman and Central Park, and the delish people circulating about the bar was bananas!

After a glass or two of shamps (purrrrrrrrr) and downloading about eight songs a la Shazam (part of my new summer playlist will remind me of my uber cool NYC night out), we were leaving.  But not before I fell in love with this great painting hanging in the elevator foyer:

Here is the artist’s signature (which I still find illegible), so if anyone knows who this is, PLEASE let me know!

We got back to our hotel and put the signage on the door.

Summer Boobies 911

How’s that for a title?  🙂

As noted, I have a little love affair going on with Acne.  Their designs, materials and cuts are gorgeously clever and unique!  This is my newest acquisition.

The silk is quite sheer and the open slit back is a little bit of a challenge, especially regarding lingerie accompaniments.

Problem Solved!!!!  Top Hats!  No need for a pesky bra, just slap these nipple concealers on and off you go to a patio, a party, a dance, whatever, without worries, they stay in place without any petal outlines or straps.

Went to a charity dinner last night, with quite a few of my favorite friends.  One fab friend wore a bustier made entirely out of recycled ties!

Attention Charlie, all of your angels are waiting for your telephone call!