Smoldering Shoulders

One of THE biggest and funnest trends for Spring 2016 is shoulder baring clothing.

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Jonathan Simkhai Off Shoulder Knit Dress $495

The simplest piece in any wardrobe is a great dress.

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Rosie Assoulin $2695

Insert the shoulder baring option et Voila –  Sexy Spring Style!!

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See by Chloe Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress $515

Budgets need not beware.

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MICHEAL Michael Kors $89 @ Nordstrom

The trend is delivered on both sprectrums of the dollar sign.  #rejoicingbudgets

Purchase a shoulder showing top NOW!  Add jeans or a great pair of shorts – mine are from H&M, top is from the incredible Tanya Taylor.



Next time you find yourself carrying groceries, working out at SoulCycle or lifting a child – remember to do a couple of extra reps as this style is all about exposing the shoulders!

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 Trouvè at Nordstroms for $78 and  ASOS for $72.

Who Needs Sleeves?!?!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Wasn’t it just Monday?  No Complaints here – Welcome to the Weekend!!!!!

Bottega Veneta knows a good thing when it has one, and it has for 13 years and counting!

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Tomas Maier has been the (ridiculously handsome) creative director at the luxe leather weaver, as well as carrying his own line and boutiques.

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Maier’s designs for his own label are all about classic form, streamlines and structure.  Investing in his pieces is a wise play as there is very little trending about his clothing other than classic design.

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Tomas has just opened a shop in NYC, to compliment his East Hampton and Palm Beach locations, and reversecommuter knows exactly where she is headed next New York jaunt!

Harvard Business Review just released it’s list of the Top 100 Performing CEO‘s, and retail has a huge positioning!  Please keep in  mind reversecommuter’s background is finance, so this merging of my two worlds (fashion & finance) makes me a little giddy!

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Luxury fashion houses were not on the list at all but there were a few solid retail representations nonetheless.

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Jeff Bezos, amazon.com’s leader is #1  / Japan’s Fast Retailing is #11(J Brand, Uniqlo, Theory are some of their better known lines) / TJX #51 (Maxxinistas everywhere rejoice!) / Nordstrom #54 / Macy’s #66 /Adidas #73 / Nike #76 / and closing up the rear in a most sparkly form, Tiffany #92.  HBR’s list is a great read, hit the link to see for yourself!

Happy Weekend – raise that flute, enjoy the bubbles and wear something special just because!

xo reversecommuter

Furry, Short & Pumpkins

reversecommuter is toying with the idea of boots.  Denying the arrival of fall is useless, it is getting cold, feet need to be adorned in an assortment of leather loveliness.  Still in complete, mad, deep love with my Celine boots but there is nothing wrong with adding a new pair or two this season.

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Variety is key to happiness after all.

Fendi Shearling

Fendi Shearling

Short….

Moncler Sandrine

Moncler Sandrine

Furry…

Donald Pliner Devi

Donald Pliner Devi

Overlapped leather…

Gucci Tess

Gucci Tess

No collection is complete without a horse bit or two.

Decisions decisions….

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hot Diggity It’s Friday! Pop the champs!!!

Nordstrom has starting pinning its most popular items in its stores. Pinterest is beginning to take on many different lives – so fun!!
Interestingly I was just in Nordstrom’s and noticed the signage on certain items denoting the popular Pinterest inventory!

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It’s good to date the man with the moves…like Jagger!
L’Wren Scott has been ‘hired’ to costume the Rolling Stones for their next tour. Extremely wise move Mick!

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Enjoy the weekend & don’t forget to show some leg – it’s summer!!!
xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

The Olsen Twins, creators of that delicious line The Row, won the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award (or would that be Designers of the Year?).  Either way, tremendous nod from the fashion world powers that be to the ridiculously creative twin set!  KUDDOS!

Gucci bought a horse!  Not just any horse – a horse with bananas pedigree and even offers Olympic competitor promise.  The stallion’s name was Vleut when purchased by the Italian house of gorgeousness, (for some reason I think Veuve Cliquot but that is another story).  Now the name is GUCCIO, named after Guccio Gucci the design house’s founder.

I was lucky enough to go to the Gucci pop-up museum (museo in Italian – bad pic, but can you tell how ridiculously happy I am to be there?), in Florence in November, and can attest to two facts, Gucci is a design house obsessed with horse bits, and Guccio Gucci was his real name!

Piper Jaffray held its 32nd annual Consumer Conference in NYC on June 6th, and three major retail powers, Nordstrom’s, Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch were present. What is clear and present on these CFO’s and CEO’s minds is VERY interesting, namely the internet.  Nordstrom is a 110 year old company and had 10 million customer names that they could contact, up until last year.  That is when Nordstrom‘s bought Hautelook (an online invitation only pop-up sale sight), which brought Nordstrom an additional 4 million names.  Nordstrom, a 110 year old company.  Hautelook, a 5 year old company.  Impressively effective accumulation in just 5 years!  All three companies stated that the focus for growth was not strictly directed to bricks and mortar stores, but rather that internet sales figures drove most expansion decisions.

The relationship between Fashion and Finance keeps me riveted!
Have a great weekend!

XO reversecommuter