Dog Days of Summer Top 5 Hair Styles!

ARGH!  Beach Head!

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Time to embrace that salt lick as a Sunny Summer Season Trophy!

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Grab a chopstick – adorned or free with the delivery food – twist your hair and stab that sucker right in!

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Hair clip a la J Crew?  Don’t mind if I do!

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Perfect twisted bun holder for a bike ride or anything else a fantastically fun summer day requires.

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Nothing better than a ponytail whipping around in the wind of an open car window!

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Hairbands.  Put on and go.  End of story.

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seriously – end of story.

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12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits Conclusion!

Merry Christmas Eve!  Time to bang out the last 4 days of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits, whatever floats your festive boat!).

On the 9th day of this list we all wore Fur Tops.  Nothing says snuggle better than fur or faux.  Moncler offers furry pockets…

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Alice and Olivia’s furry vest would be a spectacular statement piece that would be magical at Christmas dinner (and then equally phenomenal throughout the winter with jeans for GNO or date night!).

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Day 10 is dedicated to the onesie – specifically Jumpsuits.

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Tibi’s gold jumpsuit delivers the ultimate Holiday spectacular – nothing missing but a bow!

The 11th Day of reversecommuter’s Christmas Holiday Outfit list is a White Christmas.  White is a color that is taking winter by storm (are you appreciating all these double entendres?!?).

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White pants equal luxury.  White pants are worn by someone who doesn’t cook all day and wear the meal, or get drooled on, or dirty little hands wiped on, or dog paws jumped on.  Gucci’s white pants really are the quintessential luxury piece, and on sale – yayzies!!!!!

The final item on the list is all about tunics.  Beaded, bright and beautiful!  Pucci’s beautiful blue tunic and Missoni’s stripey poncho tunic are beyond delicious!!!!

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Wear it on top of a gorgeous skinny silk or wool pant (see directly above) then enjoy it on a beachy vaca!

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I want to wish you and yours the very best for the Holidays, and a very Merry-Well-Dressed-Christmas!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Sunshine plus the end of the week = giddy fashion blogger!

DSquared2 (the beyond brilliant line by twin Canadian brothers Dan & Dean Caten) is about to open a store in the U.S., finally in my humble opinion, on Rodeo Drive.

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reversecommuter has loved/obsessed over these designers since waaaaaaaay back to my very first job, retail shop girl for Ports International when Dan & Dean were the head designers.

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DSquared2 presented their Spring 2015 show yesterday in Milan and it did not disappoint! They are mad geniuses (or is that genuii?) for denim – their jeans are the truest form of beauty that no other denim designer has ever touched.

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Add to that their shoes, bags, hats, dresses, trenches, not to mention leather and this line is truly one to be VERY excited about.  Not to mention, all the models were sporting eyewear that matched the twins – adorbs!

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Etro and Missoni presented at Milan Fashion Week today and reversecommuter is now dreaming in technicolor gorgeousness!

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Even in Fall Collections both of these houses work in bright rich tones, a perfectly timed reminder to embrace the rainbow as we slowly enter the colder months.

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Nothing makes black, grey and blue pop more than a hit of brilliance!

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Stella does it again!  Stella McCartney presented her Green Carpet Collection, highlighting a sustainable evening capsule collection and it not only makes the world a better  place, it also for quicker heart rates amongst fashion lovers!

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“The green carpet is the most sought-after validation in the fashion world for sustainability and excellence,” and this collection is so pretty it is easy to forget it is all eco too!  Like falling into a decadent bowl of highlighter bright sorbet!

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In a time of mass production, copying and reproductions and disposable fashion, Stella McCartney has once again risen to the tippetytop of designers.  FAB FAB FAB!!!!!!!!

Celebrate that which makes you pop like a champagne cork this weekend – but do it in a Milan Fashion Week worthy outfit!

xo reversecommuter.com

 

Towel Me Off!

Beach Time is quickly approaching!

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OBVIOUSLY that means Beach Towels must be purchased…

First up is the CUTEST frilliest funnest beach towel ever!

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Missoni classic beach towel stripes are always in style.

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Hermès offers the ULTIMATE luxe beach towel option.

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 True Story: reversecommuter has a friend who has a vacation home in the South of France and loaded up her towel basket with these incredible towels…only to have an assortment of guests take them as souvenirs!!!

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reversecommuter’s ride turns into a beach buggy in the summer…

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so naturally this towel needed to be mine!

As always, click the pictures to start your retail therapy session.

 

Horizontal? Vertical?

What is it about the beach that brings out the stripes?

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Is it the obvious nautical association?

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Is it the flattering aspect of stripes that designers recognize?

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Is it the instant element of fun, while getting a little sun protection?

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Is it the glamour?

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Whatever the reason, it definitely works!

Click here to go to net-a-porter.com for a little striped retail therapy!

reversecommuter’s striped coverup is by JOSA Tulum (more on that little beach boutique of awesomeness next week!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunny Sundresses

James Perse is one smart dude.

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He designs a simple sundress like no other.  Click here to see the full James Perse dress collection.

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Ruching goes where a girl appreciates it – big dinner breathing room when you need it!  Click here to read more oohs and aaaahs for JP’s dresses.

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Costume National shoes, Missoni sunglasses.

$12 Pants & Alexander McQueen

No lie.  $12 H&M pants.

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Topped with my current favorite white button down, a thick collared Alexander McQueen.

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In a salute to Sharon Stone, the queen of High/Low Fashion – at the 1996 Oscar’s she wore a black Gap turtleneck with a Valentino skirt, and at the 1998 Oscar’s she donned a Vera Wang skirt and a Gap button down (that she borrowed from her husband’s closet!!).

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Kind of empowering to mix it up and respect the budget too!