Toque Right Off

Really really really seriously cold.  New England is in a big bad freeze.


Time to pull out the toque, this kind of cold doesn’t take pity on underdressed fashion fools!  (the cold weather apparently brings out the Muhammed Ali in me).

reversecommuter toque

True Story – these Miu Miu boots almost got reversecommuter into a little fisticuffs in Milano with a REALLY large Russian woman – thankfully the salesman took pity on me and saved the day (and more importantly the boots!!!).


Miu Miu boots, Coat Coat, J Brand jeans, Dolce & Gabbana turtleneck, Prada toque.

Not Slacks Nor Trousers


Thems’ is fighting words!

Leggings love boots, ankle boots, and ballet flats, long blouses, sweaters, tunics and jackets.

Don’t be afraid of them, embrace them…just remember they are not pants, so cover up the cheeks!

Mui Mui blouse, Susana Monaco leggings, YSL bag, Lanvin ballet flats.

p.s. Thank you all SO very much for your concern during Hurricane Sandy.  Happy to report my family and I are safe & sound & slightly addicted to room service at a hotel while awaiting power to be restored to our home.

xo reversecommuter

Stepford Italiano-Style

You had to have know a Stepford Wife reference would show up on reversecommuter at some point.   The Italian reference is solely my Mui Mui dress.

Here I am doing my best Stepford impersonation.
I think Ira Levin would be proud.

Heading out for a GNO with the other wives!

Dress by Mui Mui, shoes by Jimmy Choo (buy them here), clutch from DVF (buy it here).

Hot Pants?

First words out of my two year old this morning “Mommy, why are you wearing Fireman pants?”
Never mind that I am wearing a skirt, not pants. And certainly not Fireman pants!

Never mind it is a Mui Mui skirt – color blocked and with a patent leather strip.

And let’s not loose sight of the fact that firemen don’t run around in wedges either.

Maybe I should’ve lost the hat?






Leather Trumps All

Leather is a trend that is happily not going anywhere. Fall 2012 shows had leather everything, shirts, skirts, jackets, scarves…oh yes, scarves, phenom scarves by Celine – NEED, WANT, NEED!!!!

The great thing about leather is that it is a year round material. Granted, during a heat wave you may not want to have leather anything sticking to you, but otherwise it can work for any season.

Pinks and Oranges for Spring and Summer:

So I guess that is what inspired me this morning to bring out my Armani perforated leather skirt.

I paired the skirt with a T by Alexander Wang black tank (LOVE his tees & tanks!!!), Gap cardigan, Mui Mui belt and my Old Gringos…it’s rainy here today but I am not in a Hunter boot mood!