Basket Case

Summer is literally around the corner!

Basket bags are the most fun accessory of the season and make every single activity drop with summer fun vibes.


Market shopping with children in tow?  Basket Backpack to go please!


Dinner date with your hunka hunka burning love?  Class it up with a leather Lindthrop market basket bag, and order yourself a glass of ros√®!


No budget?  No problem, there is definitely a basket for you, lucky ducky!  Prada delivers a pillbox version begging to be taken out for lunch with the ladies.


My current fave is the Mark Cross market basket bag.  Purrrrrrrrrrrūüíē


Fret not limited purchasing power petal, how about a cool $29.00 investment to get you through the summer basket bag trend?  Add a silk scarf around the handle et voila, fabulousness!  

Sleeve Please 

Statement sleeves make everything better!


 Mother Denim cut offs, J Crew basic shorts, GAP tailored shorts ALL improved with a statement sleeve.

Invest in a statement sleeve top with BOOM BANG  ūüí• Hello Rosie Assoulin


Every single time you wear it an instagood warm fuzzy feeling will result!  Bonjour JACQUEMUS!


It’s Friday – try it out ūüíč

NYFW SS 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

I went, I saw, I conquered.  NYFW Spring Summer 2017 was my first.  Attending NYFW was one of my primary goals when I started reversecommuter.com.  To know me is to know that setting and achieving my goals is my raison d’√™tre.

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Appropriately Jonathan Simkhai‘s show was my first.  He is one of my absolute favorite designers, and being personally invited to his show was a major high point not quickly forgotten.fullsizerender-1The show was packed with instagram’s hotshots, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Graeme, Jamie Chung, Kylie Jenner, Joe Zee and Brad Goreski to name just a few.  Jonathan Simkhai has quickly skyrocketed to super designer stardom, and so very deservingly.

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This show was inspired by the Watts Towers in LA, an architectural creation of 17 interconnected structures built with garbage over 34 years – there are still some brand identifying labels to be seen on pop bottles!

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This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.

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SS17 collection’s ivory, silks, chiffons, satins, navy blues (yup, my absolute fave), soft baby blue chambrays and the textures, ruffles and tears made the n models’  movement beyond spectacular.

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The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.

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Jonathan Simkhai‘s line is found in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue and at www.jonathansimkhai.com.  This scattering of high end retailers is all in walking distance in NYC.

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Trust me, I was searching for these gorg camel & navy pieces while attending NYFW and marched for miles to find them.  Sadly they haven’t even been delivered yet and so reversecommuter is attempting fashion patience – so not my strong point!

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This might seem like a rather high end selection of retailers but his price point in comparison to his creations is kind to the fashion consumer.  It is rare to find a talent this rich offering his designs with a price tag we can all reach.

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This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.

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In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.

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True Love.

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PS.

I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.

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I mean, how could I not go?!

Take Cover

Summer is finally here!  Insert “Whoop Whoops” here.


School is out for the bambinis, full time playtime has arrived.  #dogdaysofsummer

This is the perfect time to buy sun protective gear.

SPF a plenty… Skinhealth makes it so easy to stay healthy while still enjoying the sun!

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Perhaps a rash guard or two… Cabana Life has been a fave for years (both for children and adults).

Maybe a fun sun skirt (with a secret built in compression band) that works as a great poolside lounging accessory!


SwimRISE has recently launched this clever creation, and even has a Fourth of July version, complete with stars and stripes  The brand, created by a mother daughter entrepreneurial duo in Florida, is sure to update pool & beachside elegance!

Finally to top it all off, a big ol’ floppy hat to combat the sun wrinkles!  Eugenia Kim is the queen of sun hats.  Also check out Regine Chevallier, her line of hats begs for an accompanying yacht!

Now go, splash, laugh, swim, play, giggle, repeat!

Back to the Future Jacket

Futuristic Metalics are changing outerwear.


Outerwear needs to be warm.  Obviously.  But why not add a little color, texture or shine?


adidas by Stella McCartney has a fun metallic crop jacket that is ridiculously warm and efficient as a wind breaker.  Safe to say my hair speaks to the wind factor.

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Click here to buy the jacket on net-a-porter.com

The fact that it resembles the delorean silver car in Back to the Future is the perfect reason to profile it on Back to the Future Day!

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Every single favorite retailer of reversecommuter’s is on sale!

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Decided if I am going to blow the budget for the month, why not spread the love?

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We can collectively look gorgeous in all our new purchases, while hiding from our husbands until the credit cards stop smoking!

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Jonathan Simkhai

Someone needs to bring bubbles or ros√® or tequila…

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman

Why are you still reading this (although obviously I totally appreciate it)?  Start clicking the pics and get your retail therapy on!

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Kirna Zabete

Dress Me Dolly

Mother’s Day is only 5 more sleeps! ¬†Girls it is time to plan your Brunch outfit.

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Mother’s Day Brunch means getting everyone else clean, dressed and wrestling the boys into the dreaded blazer! ¬†Doesn’t leave a lot of time for preening and primping.

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Solution – the dress. ¬†One piece. ¬†Pull it on over your head and go. ¬†This is good. ¬†Here are a few front runners in reversecommuter’s humble opinion. ¬†Click the pic to buy it.

Suno Pleated Hem Shift Dress

Suno Pleated Hem Shift Dress

Jonathan Simkhai brocade burnout dress

Jonathan Simkhai
brocade burnout dress

DVF Barth's Silk Maxi Dress

DVF Barth’s Silk Maxi Dress

Lisa Marie Fernandez cotton-poplin tiered dress

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Now the biggest hurdle ahead is the choice between a bellini or a bloody mary!

Farmer’s Daughter’s Gingham

Clich√® but true, gingham has long been the farmer’s daughter’s choice. ¬†On an aside, I do not recommend google searching the term “farmer’s daughter” – the results are less than wholesome!

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It is also an instant sunshine¬†piece, and who doesn’t want some of that?

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DVF has an entire Spring 2015 collection dedicated to gingham.  Pants, blouses, tops, dresses and bags!

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Michael Kor’s gingham cotton midi skirt is such a romantic interpretation of girlie sweet!

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J Crew’s pink gingham bikini will make any¬†admirer¬†want to chomp on a piece of straw!

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Chloe’s cotton jacket will add instant sunshine to a rainy day, and the frayed edges add ¬†a cool edgy vibe.

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“Springter” Outerwear

Sun is out, blue skies are trying to peek through and snow is STILL on the ground.  This season has officially been dubbed SPRINGTER!

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Winter jackets are so yesterday Рeven if the temperature still dips into scary cold territory every other day.  Layer it up and put away the puffer coats!

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Veronica Beard’s dickie jacket offers the perfect solution. ¬†Blazer with interchangeable dickies that adapt as the season changes. ¬†Right now the obvious choice is their luxuriously warm Upstate woolen dickie.

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As the snow melts (and it eventually will‚Ķ) switch over to something a little less wooly and a little more fun such as Veronica Beard’s¬†Tech Camo hoodie #LOVESWOONLOVE! ¬†No big surprise these gorgeous sisters-in-law were made CFDA members.

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Another fun SPRINGTER option is a trench coat.  But why not mix it up a little with a brilliant yellow Michael Lo Sordo silk satin trench?

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This Australian designer has an unspoken elegance mixed with a wink of sporty fun in his designs that BEG to be worn and worn and worn until worn out completely!

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Finally there is the classic trench option. ¬†Burberry’s hooded taffeta trench coach isn’t just fun to say but equally fun to wear!

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The best option for the budgetarily impaired would be Zara’s cropped¬†cotton trench at $149. ¬†The short cut mixes up a classic just enough to allow for a spring in your step!

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Clogged

One thing with fabulous fashion trends and styles is that they eventually repeat.

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Clogs are back this Spring with a solid wooden-heeled thunk!

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Marc Jacobs clogged up his Spring 2015 runway with color coordinated Dr. Scholl-esque shoes that are SO cute…ranging in price between $2000 Р$2300, and selling out fast as per NYC boutique!

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Gold, Military Green, Navy Blue (obviously reversecommuter is SUPER happy about that!), velvet, satin twill and suede – take your pick and stomp all over town owning that wooden statement!

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Gucci has a heeled version with all the stomping power needed to get through the day.

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Bits, leather and wood Рyummy…and $850.  Worth the investment Рreverse commuter bought a pair of Gucci clogs in the late nineties (I KNOW!!!!) and they are still every bit as gorgeous now!

Dr. Scholl (as in the original clog meister) still delivers a collection in plain and stripes!

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Super duper delightful and budget loving at a modest $55 – seriously.

Whatever your spending limit, run like a little Dutch girl to pick up a pair of wooden clogs for Spring 2015!