Classy Classic

Classic is in!

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That is the message delivered in New York this week by a majority of the presenting designers.

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Proenza Schouler rejigged the double breasted blazer, opening their show with a sleeveless jacket wrapped up in a Pussy Galore meets the KFC Colonel’s skinny black bow tie.  Nothing represents classic fashion more than black and white.

Click here to watch the Proenza Schouler Spring 2016 show – it is a lesson in fashion magic.

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The spectacularly sexy cool white designs found in Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2016 Collection should make every woman deliriously happy!  The cut and style flow and ooze with style.

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This could get dangerous!!!!

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Michael Kors is THE gentleman of classic clothing.  His Spring 2016 Collection is clean, forever fashion that glided across the runway and made buyers, editors and fashion lovers drool! The simplest design with the cleanest of lines in the very best of fabrics and colors.

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Kors also brought out a bouquet of decadence in brocade floral pieces.  The richness in their design and material is beyond compare, and an investment in his clothing guarantees a healthy roi!

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Budget wise Michael Kors also offers a lower priced line, Michael Michael Kors which is always influenced by his ready-to-wear designs.  So these fashions will easily translate into mall shopping!

Tomas Maier aka Mr. Miami, is all about linen, full skirts, maxi dresses, shirt dresses, pinks and reds.  Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease  and style.

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Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease  and style.

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Now if we can all just ride out the 70’s vibe for Fall 2015…

Coachella Mama

Coachella Mama How To

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The flight to Palm Springs was easy, the sun is gorgeous and we are totally walking in the Coachella Valley grasses, passing through the vendors, nodding absent mindedly to the bands currently on stage, and ROCKING the crop top under overalls with a fierce felt hat and ankle boots.

Allow me to point out the uncomfortable truth.  No one who is called Mommy, Mom, Mama or Mother should be found at Coachella in that outfit.  Unless you are a super model who’s body bounced back to the pre-pregnancy super freak form that caused your super modeldom.

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That doesn’t mean the Boho vibe is lost on us.  Heck no, paying for our children’s outfits is not our only role at the mall.  Coachella Mama can be achieved with just 5 items.  Prepare to hear the dreaded phrase “Can I borrow that?”.

  1. Overalls

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Get them and put a white t-shirt underneath, with slip on sneakers and a paisley scarf tied around your head.

MOTHERDenim “The Overall Dropout” $275

2. Flared Jeans

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All summer long with a pair of Haivianas and a gauzy tunic.  purrrrrrrr
MOTHERDenim “The Cruiser” $ 228

3.  Romper

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Not just for toddlers anymore, but same philosophy – what in the world is easier than a one piecer?  Slap on a jean jacket for cooler temps.

JOSA Tulum Daisy Romper $165

4.  Gladiator Sandals

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Not just for Spartacus anymore, this is THE shoe for Coachella and Coachella Mama.  Give yourself 5 extra minutes in the morning to get them done up, then stomp like a Roman all day long!

Zara Leather Gladiators (with a back zip!!) $ 159

5. Maxi Dress

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Big meal forgiving dresses all day long.  Sexy drawn in waist and decolletage detail makes this tunic style a crowd pleaser, you might even someone wanting your autograph!

JOSA Tulum Carmen Maxi $250

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To further your street cred, click here for the Coachella lineup.  Be sure to casually drop into your conversation while weekend carpooling to the soccer field, “Woah, can you believe Alison Wonderland is going on at the same time as your game?”
BoOm – Coachella Mama strikes again, in overalls no less!

MooMoo Basic

Black Maxi Dress.

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Absolute basic, absolute necessity.

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Perfect piece for a family night out – provides satisfactory cute factor and spill proof!

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T-Bags dress, Havaiana flip flops and Bottega Venetta bag.

Click here for a $30 version of my dress from Old Navy!

Maxi-mize your Assets

When reversecommuter starting her Spring wardrobe shopping, I was not impressed with the number of maxi dresses in the shops…

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…until I put one on and remembered how EASY a piece it is!!!!

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net-a-porter has an impressive array of maxi dresses ranging from $122 through to $4K…click here to get some retail therapy!

LOVE the DVF (qu’elle surprise).  Click the pic to buy.

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But what is sweeter than white eyelet?  Merci Michael Kors!  (click the pic to buy)

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OOH LA LA – DKNY steals my heart with this fab little black number  (click the pic to go buy).

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Heels / Flats / Flip Flops / Ponytail / Bun / Hair Down + Maxi Dress = AWESOMENESS!

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IKAT is way cool.

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Seriously cool.

Cool as in Thakoon IKAT jumpsuit (found here at Barneys)

Cool. Cool. HellaCool.

Cool as in Theysken’s Theory IKAT silk maxi dress (found here at net-a-porter.com)

Not many fabric patterns can ease past the seasonal barriers that limit most.  Think leather, skins, wool.

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Case and point, here I am in early August lounging by the pool in a maxi a la IKAT, and yet it is on the menu for fall fashion from numerous designers.

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hellacool, Cat.