Two Piece Too Good

Bikinis.  The two piece wonder of swimsuits.


Simple in design, complicated in embracing.  Too many women give up the bikini after having children.  Too many women give up the bikini after a certain age.  “Pshaw” I say!  Go get yourself a bikini, own it with your sassy self and add an extra minute to your morning plank as bikini incentive!

Swimwear designers are people too, predominantly the female kind.  Shan, one of reversecommuter’s faves is founded and run by Chantal Levesque.  Click here to see previous posts!

Her designs are flattering, the vibrant prints and colors more enticing than a brand new box of crayolas, and Shan provides numerous options for both bikini tops and bottoms.


Triangles, over the should support, pads, high waist, full butt coverage, medium butt coverage, etc.  Chantal understands the Shan customer, and what a  Shan bikini needs to deliver in both cut and style.


MarysiaSwim is a new found love of reversecommuter’s.  Maria Dobrzanska Reeves founded MarysiaSwim based on a love of both surfing and style.  


Her trademark scalloped edge bikinis offer a sleek new take on the bikini.  Brilliant colors, hypnotizingly sexy prints and limited collections make purchasing MarysiaSwim pieces an absolute hobby! 

The Mott bikini is everything.

Décolleté over-exposure is so over.  Cover up your über sensitive skin with this design, and still look beyond fabulous!

The MarysiaSwim bandeau is magical.  Clearly when a swimsuit line is designed by an active mom with exceptional style and taste, the bandeau stays up even when you jump in to save your iPhone, which of course your child wanted to see if it could swim.  It can’t by the way.

E. I. E. I. Woah!

Summer dressing just got a lot easier!

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Overalls + whatever you want underneath!

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Bikini, tank top, white t-shirt, flip flops, strappy heels, clogs…Mix it up!

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MOTHER denim total drop out overalls (reversecommuter has been obsessing over these) the perfect wash, just the right amount of distressed denim and the perfect boyfriend cut capri combo.

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Not to mention how much fun it will be to style these with suede and fringe in the fall!

“Not As Flat As Her” – O.W.O.

Yup, some lady in a shop actually pointed to me and said that, LOUDLY, when describing to a salesperson the shape of her daughter.  Stellar Moment.

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reversecommuter responded in an appropriate manner for a fashion blogger…

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Nothing like a teeny weeny Italian bikini to make a girl grateful for her “limitations”.

The One Step

I thought it was just me.  Suddenly I am the queen of the one step.1stepB

Lunch must come in a box

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Outfit must be one piece, maximum.

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Perfect lunch date (with said boxed lunch) somehow squeezed into crazed day

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Quickly add one soul saving dip in the pool before the school bus brings home the rambunctious-sports playing-school project doing-constantly competing-always giggling- loudness delivering-awesome twins, who I truly love more than words.

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But then a friend of mine on the baseball field last night mentioned Jet Hatmaker’s Worst End of School Year Mom Ever blog posting from last year, (hello, where the heck have you been reversecommuter!??!) and I realized that at this time of year, a one item outfit is not only climate appropriate, it is NECESSARY to maintain some sort of mental stability – there is just WAY TOO MUCH going on!!!!!!!!!!

A couple of my current fave dresses are (in no particular order by the by…)

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Splendid’s maxi (on sale now for $78!)

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Vince’s border printed maxi

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Veronica Beard’s front zip dress (currently on sale at Kirna Zabete)

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T by Alexander Wang’s Low V Bandeau Dress (lookie lookie it’s on sale at ShopBop!)

Notso Bad Burbs

It is no secret that reversecommuter moved to the burbs, well, a little under duress.
As my husband says (a little too often), I moved here kicking and screaming, and five years later I’m now just screaming (isn’t he funny?).

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Unstructured, sunny summer days that define themselves make the move make sense.

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Now if only I could walk to a Starbucks…

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or get my daughter to stop playing paparazzi!