Sunshine & Scales

Animal prints, a basic addition to any wardrobe.  Why not bring out the animal instinct with the Sunshine?

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Snake print in a blue hue from Equipment.

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Paired up with a pair of Gap shorts (not every piece needs to break the bank!) and a pair of patent Lanvin ballet flats.

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Now go cheer on that baseball /  soccer / lacrosse game Super Mom…but don’t forget the SPF – only the clothes are snake like, not your skin!

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C Day!

C as in Chanel.  The day is question is today, April 8th.  Today is the day that Chanel increases prices on it’s classic bags by 25% worldwide, decreases prices in China by 20%, initiates a leveling of merchandise to it’s customers and delivers a nod of “merci beaucoup” to Chanel’s established French clientele.

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Chanel’s boutiques in Paris enjoyed a two week business boom which created such a throng as 30 people deep line-ups across the city of light.  Indeed, what would Coco say to such behavior?

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One saleslady at the rue de Montagne store said she had never seen such crowds but then again “had never experienced such a sale at Chanel.”  The ‘sale’ was announced by a March 17 Chanel press release and the luxury fashion shopping throngs embarked on planes from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, China, and the US.

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Why not enjoy the suddenly strong US dollar, the VAT return and the increased inventory and selection along with a stunning burgundy, a bowl of mussels and a crepe?  Currently the cost of a pair of Chanel patent leather ballet flats in the US is $780, Paris offers them for 400 euro, and the tax back as you leave Europe.  Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a little Spring time in Paris shopping?

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The items affected April 8th will be Chanel’s Boy bag, the the 11.12 and the 2.55.

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The buttery leather, rare skins and multitude of ribbon wrapped chain straps are just the beginning.  Shoes, ready to wear and haute couture will all eventually be adjusted to offer a more level playing field for all the fans of the double C.

O.W.O. Extending Summer

That “fall” feeling is in the morning air.

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No need to run inside and plug in that sun lamp.

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Just adjust the wardrobe to reflect the temperature.  Long sleeves with shorts, still warm enough for sandals.  Hold on tight to the last remnants of summer 2014!

Patent leather is huge for Fall 2014, so start incorporating it into your outfits now.

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James Perse has a new line of cashmere and cotton.  CashCash t-shirts?   HEAVEN!

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Click here for the entire James Perse cashmere cotton collection – it is ridiculous how luxurious this feels!

 

Un-Clog Me!

Being a mom in the ‘burbs is not synonymous for icky clog wearing creature.

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If stilettos are  not on the menu for a sporting event or school story-telling appearance, there are stylish offering available!

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Fall is a tricky transition season for footwear – buh bye open toe fabulousness, yet not quite time for shearling lined tootsy treats.  A few of my current loves include these Gucci horsebit ankle boots.  “GIDDYUP!!!!!”

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Alexander Wang’s Anouk Chelsea Boot is an absolute knockout in reversecommuter’s all time fave color, navy blue!

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Nothing works better with jeans and a sweater than Prada’s classic patent Chelsea Boot

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If it is a weekend game day and you are in the stands all day long, why not rock the Rick Owens’ Moody Low Sneakers (I am kind of obsessing over these right now!!!!!).

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ps back to the icky clogs – if you are looking for a fun read, reversecommuter highly recommends “All Fall Down” (those clogs make an appearance!)

Doctor’s Orders

I am truly lucky.  Only injury as a result of the Boston Marathon (click here for more) is a neuroma on my foot (aka really angry nerves as a result of a lot of miles).  Needless to say, my heart goes out to all of those affected.

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Podiatrist gave me the best prescription a girl could ask for….

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Wear Heels!

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WHOOP WHOOP – for medicinal purposes reversecommuter is going shoe shopping….

Burberry jacket, Club Monaco silk shell (awesome wardrobe staple), Levi’s jeans, Prada sandals, Hermes belt, Tom Ford sunglasses.

Small Window Flash!

Trench coats allow a small mercy…

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get a great coat and you look FAB!  Even when racing for the school bus, running behind schedule and wrapped up with a dog’s leash.

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Jeans, t-shirt, ballet flats or heels and an amazing trench…

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Ba-Da-Bing!   But only until the warm weather arrives, then the outfit needs to count just a little more.

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J Crew classic trench @ $ 298.00

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Joe Fresh @ $49.00

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J.Crew is a FANTASTIC option for a gorgeous trench at a wallet-friendly price (LOVE THAT!).  Joe Fresh offers a bright print option on the trench and at $49 it is a no-brainer!!!  Click the blue and buy one of them!

Dolce & Gabana trench (click here for more on this trench) Club Monaco pyjama pants, Gucci patent pumps, Missoni glasses.