Simkhai Spring 2018 NYFW & A Party Too!

Jonathan Simkhai presented his Spring 2018 Collection on Saturday at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City, as part of NYFW.


Pastels, light breezy chambrays, lacework cascading through delicious black, cream and navy dresses – yup, that is still my fave color.  Rose jumpsuits, pinstripes and black strappy dresses, and a one sleeved ruffly top that I have actually dreamt about for the past two nights, it is just that perfect.


The Collection had a strong softness, a romantic element (the models hair and makeup was magical) that celebrated the strength of femininity.  Ruffles, diagonal cut skirts, lace and denim all combined for a show not to be missed.

Simkhai also collaborated with Reebok and brought back the Hi Top, originally sported by none other that Jane Fonda in her workout videos!  


This time round the Reebok Hi Tops are catering to the Simkhai collection.  Lace, soft blue and rose colored complimenting the distressed denim and various other bananas-good pieces Simkhai sent down the runway.


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  * Full disclosure, the runway was actually a square but the gorgeous clothes were still sent “down”. *


When I started reversecommuter I had two personal goals.  One was to go to NYFW.  Jonathan Simkhai has invited me three times (so far) and it means the world to me.  Undeniably I am a mad fan for his clothing, but what is truly incredible is the person he is, he is THE example of the getting what you deserve.  


But wait, there’s more.  After the show, Jonathan Simkhai had an after party, held at Made Hotel.  An incredibly, appropriately gorgeous crowd complete with crazy beautiful djs, custom cocktails and a phenomenally powerful happy vibe. 


But don’t take my word for it, read all about it in Vogue!

https://www.vogue.com/article/designer-jonathan-simkhai-nyfw-afterparty-made-hotel

#fashionfairytalescometrue

Sleeveless Wonder!

Fall is one crazy season!

 Jacket, no jacket, layers, stripping off the layers, OY!


Invest in a sleeveless vest.

Put a tank top underneath.  Pair it with a long sleeved t-shirt.  Add a thin cashmere layer. A tailored shirt works too.
Jeans, leggings, even a tailored knee length skirt works with this piece.  Add a pair of statement boots and vamanos mamacita!

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Budget friendly options available if your name isn’t Amal Clooney or Gwyneth Paltrow.  Current faves include Trouv√® at Nordstroms for $78 and  ASOS for $72.

Who Needs Sleeves?!?!

Red White Blue & You!

Happy Almost July 4th Weekend!

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I decided to celebrate early to give you a last minute chance to overnight a cute outfit for the loooooong weekend.

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RED is for Rosie. ¬†Rosie Assoulin’s red for Resort 2016 is available now at Moda Operandi and practically begs for sparklers!

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(reversecommuter’s red Rosie Assoulin pants are from the Spring 2015 Collection)

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White belongs to Jonathan Simkhai (the SIGH is silent in his name but OHSO there in his clothes!).

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His white cutout oxford dress is the perfect piece to take you from picnic to pier to fireworks!

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Blue is all about ALC’s Santo Sleeveless Dress. ¬†Can’t you just see yourself zipping around the corners in your antique convertible, scarf tied hair, racing to get to the party?! ¬†Classic elegance and ease wrapped up in a sale price!

Raise the champs flute to the Red White and Blue, and while you are at it, celebrate you!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Girl Crush with a side of Ruffles!

Rosie Assoulin is my designer girl crush.

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reversecommuter has coveted from afar her designs, her creativity and her crazy cool ruffles since she launched her line in 2014.

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The 2015 CFDA WINNER earned her fashion wings under such designer legends as Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.

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Are you beginning to appreciate the master level of the ruffled wonder?

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Brilliant colors, cuts that flow and billow, pants that beg for a surfboard while simultaneously sashaying down a runway.  The elements Rosie incorporates into her clothing illustrates her ease in identifying the women who she designs for Рmoms, wives, professionals, busy whatevers with complicated lives who LOVE fashion.

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Rosie’s bff is none other than Leandra Medine, √ľbererest of all √ľber fashion bloggers. ¬†Leandra wears Rosie beautifully, by incorporating the high end line into low priced pieces from her closet.

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reversecommuter is willing to share a teeny tiny fraction of Rosie’s wonderfulness with you. ¬†Invest in a piece or two or twelve and be confident knowing your Rosie will look fantabulous now, next year and the years after that!

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O.W.O. City/Beach Style

Ever been to a busy bustling city that has a sandy beach one block away from your hotel?

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reversecommuter is experiencing this strange phenomenon right now in Chicago…and liking it!

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Perfect outfit to take you from surf & sand straight to shopping at THE coolest shop in Chitown?  Shan bikini, 100% Capri linen oversized shirt, Rag & Bone cut offs, Havaiana flip flops and a Panama hat to cover up the post-swim hair!

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IKRAM is a women’s boutique, art gallery and restaurant all tied into one tidy luxe red ribbon of fantastic!

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Click here to peruse the boutique, and all the phenomenal designers that live there.

P.S. Completely addicted to the contents of this bottle. ¬†Harmless Harvest’s Pink, raw, delicious coconut water (did you know it is¬†better than sports drinks to replenish and rehydrate?). ¬†Can you think of a better way to recover from the beach and strengthen up for shopping?!?!?

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Slingers

Slingbacks, the eternal shoe.

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Instant classic shoe with a side of sexy.

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The trickiest part is finding a good slingback, so it doesn’t slip down (enough to drive a sane gal banoookies!).

FYI carry this style into fall just please don’t add stockings!

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These are Manolo Blahnik’s, but Jimmy Choo is an equally perfect choice! ¬†Click the blue to visit either.

Classic Confusion!

One¬†would think that going away for a weekend to Palm Beach with HH would be wonderful! ¬†(it was). ¬†But the weather was not exactly “beachy”…

Luckily it was Palm Beach – Worth Avenue is one of reversecommuter’s all-time fave streets!!!! ¬†So while the rain drizzled down, a little shoe shopping for a new pair of classic black patent platform pumps occurred at Saks.

After INTENSE RESEARCH the conclusion is that Christian Louboutin has the most comfortable, sexy pair on the market…and is now happily habituating in my shoe closet!
(click the picture to be taken directly to the shoe department at Sak’s!)

Gucci had the best price, and a pretty shoe to boot!
(click the pic and buy the Gucci @ Saks)

Manolo Blahnik doesn’t make a platform, but a pair of Manolo’s is never a bad purchase!
(click the picture and visit the Manolo Blahnik cutie at Sak’s)

Jimmy Choo makes a darn sexy shoe, but a 5 1/2″ heel is just a little too scary!
(click the pic, go to Saks, buy the Jimmy Choos!)

While dangling dangerously off the balcony in my hotel room (LOL), I am wearing leopard pants from Zara, tank by Alexander Wang, Russian Navy OPI nail color, and a very sleepy look on my face!