Girl Crush with a side of Ruffles!

Rosie Assoulin is my designer girl crush.

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reversecommuter has coveted from afar her designs, her creativity and her crazy cool ruffles since she launched her line in 2014.

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The 2015 CFDA WINNER earned her fashion wings under such designer legends as Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.

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Are you beginning to appreciate the master level of the ruffled wonder?

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Brilliant colors, cuts that flow and billow, pants that beg for a surfboard while simultaneously sashaying down a runway.  The elements Rosie incorporates into her clothing illustrates her ease in identifying the women who she designs for – moms, wives, professionals, busy whatevers with complicated lives who LOVE fashion.

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Rosie’s bff is none other than Leandra Medine, übererest of all über fashion bloggers.  Leandra wears Rosie beautifully, by incorporating the high end line into low priced pieces from her closet.

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reversecommuter is willing to share a teeny tiny fraction of Rosie’s wonderfulness with you.  Invest in a piece or two or twelve and be confident knowing your Rosie will look fantabulous now, next year and the years after that!

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Warm Spumoni

How is it already happening?

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It is cold enough that burying your face in the clean clothes fresh out of the dryer feels like a spa treatment.  A stretch I know, but reversecommuter really hates the cold!

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A solid plan is needed to make it through winter 2014/15, and this plan is called “Operation Bright Coat“.  How bad can a snow storm really be if my coat is a fashionable bright beacon?

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Can a polar vortex play havoc with circulation if my coat is screaming happy-color-coded-cashmere thoughts?  I think not.

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Scattered throughout this post are some of the semi-final contestants of the “I’m reversecommuter’s new spumoni inspired winter coat!“, (really exciting big contest in some parts).  Just click on the picture to go shopping, and try not to focus on the ice cream reference.  🙂

Budget Friendly Tip of the Day: don’t forget to check out the daily deals on some of the shopping sites such as Gilt.com and RueLaLa.com.

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reversecommuter did a quick search at Gilt.com and found this awesome Oscar de la Renta cashmere coat, originally $3690 now $1499!

Excuse me, do you speak FASHIONWEEK?

Living the dream in the ‘burbs?  Up at 6am, down at 11pm, nonstop giggles filling the hours?

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Desperate Housewife clinging to your style and love of fashion, yet as a “Real Housewife of SOMEBURB” you are uncomfortably friendly with your yoga pants?

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Have no fear, reversecommuter is here to provide a quick translation of the New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 designs that are walking the runway up until Friday September 12.  Parlaying the fashions into ‘burbspeak, an everyday interpretation directly into your wardrobe!

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Wide leg culottes – buy them now.  Wear them now with sandals, flip flops or heels.  Parlay them into fall with ankle boots, brogues and a denim jacket.  Winterize them with boots.

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Navy Blue.  Classic, cool, rich, navy blue.  (full disclosure, this is reversecommuter’s all time fave color!!)  Invest in a great piece worthy of this color.  Think navy blue blazer (so good with ripped jeans, shorts and patterned pants).  Maybe a navy blue jumpsuit.  Something meaningful, significant and navy.

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Lace has invaded the runway in a Valentino pleasing manner!  Veronica Beard, Jonathan Simkhai, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1 Philip Lim, Cynthia Rowley and more, all offering gorgeous, light, airy, lace detailed pieces.

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Light blue.  Think robin’s egg and invest in it.  Rosie Assoulin and Jonathan Simkhai (who’s dress was inspired by broken glass shards), delivered my personal favorites.

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Start lightly with a t-shirt or sweater, test drive the light blue color, fall in love deeply before a heavy investment.  This is a great color to break up the grey winter blahs!

 

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Apologies on the late posting – my palapa hut has spotty internet service!

Fall RTW 2013 Collections were happening this week in New York, once the snow drifts were trucked out.  Highlights include gorgeous coats, leather, and color – Yes, COLOR in Fall Collections – COOL!!!!!   Catch phrases included glamor, sophisticated, cool, luxurious.  reversecommuter is looking forward to working those elements into a fall wardrobe – such as this leather gorgeousness from Marc Jacobs!

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Oscar de la Renta sent out a robin’s egg blue coat that was beyond drool worthiness.  Of course it was designed by John Galliano, formerly of Dior, hopefully fully cured of his anti-Semetic slurs.  Ideally he can offer up sensational designs and keep his bigotry to himself.

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The much anticipated return of Galliano’s clothes to the runway brought an impressive who’s who including Mario Testino, Barry Diller & wife Diane von Furstenberg and Valentino – WOAH!

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Lot’s and Lot’s and Lot’s of orange boxes must have been dolled out over the holidays – Hermes announced their quarterly numbers were up 22.5%!  Viva the orange!

Have a wondrous weekend filled with atleast one delirious outfit and a glass of champs!

xo reversecommuter