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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Random Acts of Sparkliness!

Sequins have been reversecommuter’s party piece of choice this Holiday Season!

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Sparkly Skirts & Shorts…but no pants.

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reversecommuter was SNAFUED this season in her hunt for gold sequin leggings (sounds MUCH tackier than in reality!!).  The closest I could find were these Donna Karan silver leggings at Neimans, close but no cigar.

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Fendi’s Christmas Ornaments lit up 5th Avenue in NYC and I just had to add them to this Sparkly post!

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and thank you so very much for always taking the time to read reversecommuter!   Here is hoping that Santa spoils you silly!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

ps taking the rest of the week off – see you soon!

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The best clothes to invest in are the ones that can translate well from one personality of your life to another – in the same day!

One minute reversecommuter is in the sandbox, playground, painting studio, playgroup or some other kid centric  activity – usually acting like the biggest kid in the group (much to my children’s chagrin!).

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Flat shoes are ideal as is comfortability – this DOES NOT mean a complete sacrifice to style nor fashion!

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Same day, different section of life – perhaps a blogging event, fashion focus or television taping.  Bring in the heels, slap on a jacket, wipe off the Keihl’s lip balm and hello bright matte lipstick (click here for current fave hot pink Cha-Cha).

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Invest in pieces that have flexibility in appearance and purpose.  Find some solid basics that you can always reach for.  Each season introduce some fun & updated items (i.e. gladiator sandals).

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J. Crew shorts, Theory tank, Sam Edelman gladiator sandals, Prada blazer, Louboutin pumps.

And now for the inaugural reversecommuter youtube video!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

F-R-I-D-A-Y Where Have you Been All This Week?!?!?!?

That is a lotta cheese to lose!  reversecommuter is referring to the Q1 results announced for JC Penny.  $ 348 MILLION – need I point out that a Quarter is a mere 4 month period of time!!!!!

Rue La La partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital for a PHENOMENAL fundraising event last night in Boston.

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With a spectacular view of the city and the harbor, models showed off the best in jeans, t-shirts, handbags and shoes from designers such as Hermes, Bottega Venetta, Celine, Tom Ford, Gucci, Chanel, Louboutin, Balenciaga and more!

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Nothing like a pile of orange boxes and a bevy of Cha-Cha to make a girl smile!  (click here for the Cha-Cha reversecommuter relationship).

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reversecommuter was beyond excited to be invited to the event, dubbed “Rue With A View”, and WOW did it ever live up to it’s uber clever name!  Special Thanks to ST!

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Shopping is rarely a challenge for me, but when the proceeds are directed towards aiding sick children, my shopping skills really shone!  Luckily there were some fab Tom Ford sunglasses to help!!

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Enjoy the weekend – dress up and wear the special stuff!!!

xo reversecommuter

80’s Unintentional

The ol’80’s hairflip is making a comeback – if catwalk trends are to be believed.

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Naturally reversecommuter had to give it a try…

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…jury is still deliberating.

 

Rag & Bone jeans, Jonathan Simkhai top, Louboutin shoes.

She Wears Short Shorts….

Every mama’s wardrobe needs a little leather…

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especially if she is trapped in the ‘burbs!

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Don’t shy away from leather shorts.  Add heels and an open back top.

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Nothing wrong with introducing the unexpected!

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Proenza Schouler top, Sarah Berman leather shorts, Louboutin pumps.

A little yard work…

Living in the burbs means yard work

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Sadly, reversecommuter is no longer safely surrounded by a concrete jungle

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Need to tend to the natural elements (obviously it takes a while for some to acclimatize!)

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Luckily the mini tuck still reigns supreme (click the blue for a refresher)

Chaiken Bermuda shorts, Marc by Marc Jacobs top, Hermes belt, Louboutin black pumps, Chanel sunglasses.

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Platforms, of the non-shoe variety, are all the buzz right now.  The etailer that delivers on as many platforms as possible, as user friendly as possible, will win the most customers.  A very good outcome if you are a retailer!

eBay is planning to take the lead and keep it.  It has just presented its newly launched redesigned website, one word – COOL!  eBay NOW is the newest addition, improving cellphone and tablet shopping and selling.  Feed is the second introduction – think Pinterest on eBay (uh-oh, there goes a lot of spare time!!!).  Did you know 70% of eBay transactions are of brand new merchandise?  Days of the online garage sale seem to be dwindling.  eBay has over 100 MILLION users and has over $2000.00 in sales PER SECOND!!

Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book just launched, and as per usual does not disappoint!  For example, if you want to spend $3500 you can score a mystery box that holds all 53 items from a Neiman’s/Target collaboration collection.

There is a lovely $1.09 MILLION pair of his & her’s Van Cleef & Arpels watches.  Or perhaps a $354,000 McLaren Spider is on your wish list?

Or a $250,000 dinner in your home created by Daniel Boulud (reverse commuter cannot fully express the INCREDIBLE gastronomic talent of Chef Boulud – just go to Cafe Boulud the next time you are in NYC!!!).

And 40% of the items int he Christmas Book are under $250.  So theoretically there is  something for everyone!  Go to the online version and start checking that list! (click the blue to go to the Neiman’s Christmas Book).  Or call and request your own hard copy, it will be MUCH easier to rip out pages, hand on mirrors or put under pillows (you know reversecommuter isn’t the only SUBTLE one out there!)

Have a REALLY REALLY great weekend!

XO reversecommuter

Monochromatic & Nude All Over

Navy blue.  The absolute, all time, fave color of the reversecommuter.

Pyjama pants.  Perhaps one of the best trends of the season.

Combining the two with nude patent Louboutins, an uber cool tequila bar and some stellar girlfriends for a fun night out?  Priceless.

Temazcalcatina, a tequila bar right on the water in Boston with a wall of glass that opens right onto the harbor.  Fantastic!  (restaurant photos courtesy of Temazcaltina, gracias.)

Pants from Club Monaco, silk t-shirt from Armani, nude patent pumps from Louboutin, clutch from Missoni.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Burb…

As you may have already deduced, the burbs challenge me.  Daily.

Exhibit A – cannot walk to Starbucks.

That is why a gorgeous summer night with many twinkling stars does not escape my appreciation.  (vast amounts of twinkling stars are rarely recognizable in the city sky)

And what better way to take it all in, than to slip on a pair of Cinderella-esque Louboutins, (click here to be whisked away to Fifi-strass), pour a glass of champs and lie on the grass counting the stars?

Simple, happy, burb moment!

(do you see the grass hanging off the heel – ugh, nature)