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!  

NYFW a la ‘burbs

There was a pity party happening in the suburbs. 
Fashion blogger and style editor couldn’t go to NYFW. Too many commitments in my other role as a mom.¬†
Luckily Vogue.com, instagram and the grooviest online fashion feeds allow me the super human combination¬†of being super mama and fashion obsessed blogger all in a day’s work!


Truly all my technological fashion feeds are in direct thanks to Christopher Bailey, the CEO and design director of Burberry.

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Christopher changed fashion forever when he permitted a live feed of his fashion show in February 2010.  Before this landmark event fashion shows were strictly for buyers and editors and certainly NOT for suburban moms!

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The greatest luxury is being able to watch live video feeds of the shows (hello phenomenal new playlists!!!), translate the fashions into suburban mom-speak and write posts for the blog, news sites and magazine, all while running the corporation of home, husband and children!


This was Alexander Wang’s gift to his New York audience, along with his return to street wear FIERCE collection, British rapper Lady Leshurr.

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Seriously add it to your workout playlist NOW!

Other designers tapped it¬†back in the form of nineties artists, Willie Nelson and of course using¬†the appropriately titled “begging for threads” tee hee!

Tune in tomorrow for a posting dedicated to the simplicity of Spring 2016 Fashion.  Imagine that!

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

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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!

Itty Bitty It Bags

Gucci Spring 2015 Collection pieces are everywhere. ¬†Suede horse bits of deliciousness are peppered through the pages of magazines, both editorial and advertisements. ¬†Ironic considering this was Frida Giannini’s¬†final collection before being ushered rather quickly out the back door, ¬†(Click here for more on that).

But I digress…

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The really exciting sugar cube from the home of the sexy Italian horsebit is the Itty Bitty It bag.  Specifically the Lady Web, a mini chestnut suede shoulder bag with the iconic green & red strap.
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Fun fact! ¬†Did you know the original 1950’s green & red Gucci strap used on loafers and bags was created after the underbelly girth in a horse’s saddle.
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The Lady Web is priced at $2100, feel free to whiny at that!
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Prada has captured reversecommuter’s heart with its hot pink itty bitty Saffiano Mini Galleria Crossbody Bag in Peonie.
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One quick stop at the Prada Soho boutique and Cupid did his dirty work on me!
Paris Fashion Week officially fermè-d yesterday, and Miu Miu delivered a thunderously significant show.
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Perhaps the cutest bolt of thunder was the itty bitty Miu Miu IT Bags. ¬†File the Top Handle Bag under “ICANTEVEN!”

Leather Jacket Replaces The Puffer

“Puffer coats make me look slim”, said no one ever. ¬†Winter coats are necessary, warm and usually wide.

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Now that March is here the outerwear options expand instead of your appearance!

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Leather jackets layered underneath with cashmere sweaters, scarves and long sleevers allow for a new rotation in the closet – YAHOOOOZIES!

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O.W.O. Whoa Flares!

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) is all about flared leg jeans.  LOVING this style of jean, especially for fall.

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The cut allows for shorter jackets or tops tucked in so as to break up the flare and flow, otherwise you might be rocking the OOMPA LOOMPA no-waist-all-round look (not advised).

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Haven’t you heard? ¬†Lots of denim designers are offering the flare style.

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Personal faves include MOTHER Denim’s Skinny Flare which is an ideal cut for shorter body frames, and J Brand’s Valentina in Sail.

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Floods!

High waisted, flared leg pants are the hot ticket this fall.  Big Puddles Beware, the wardrobe is ready for you.

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Sort of the perfect antidote to sosickofmyjeans-itis. ¬†AND you can keep wearing your sandals with these for a few more weeks, (good rule is to put them away when you can’t feel your toes from the cold – you will know when this happens as you will probably make a dumb face like the one below‚Ķ)

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Paired with flats, white tank top, jean or leather jacket, and the day is already looking SO BRIGHT!

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The Row has created the epitome of an everyday pair of flared cropped denim that would work at work or at play.

Veronica Beard’s carrying white into fall with these gorgeous creatures – how much fun would all the black in your closet have with these?

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Fashion PS – If you are going to rock the high waisted flare, make sure you tuck or crop your top!

Putty in my Hands

Earth tone pinks, the perfect not-ready-to-give-up-summer color!

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Warmer than summer whites but still a long way from the winter spectrum of the color wheel.

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Rick Owens Fall 2014 Diana dress is a gorgeous collaboration of summer & fall, with a leather trim detail across the top.  Drool Drool Drool!

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Gucci Fall 2014 is all about blushing pinks Рtheir ads are almost monochromatically dedicated to the ultimate girlie color!  This blazer paired with jeans and a white tank top would be an ideal September outfit.

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RedValentino’s pleated pink blush skirt is begging to be a wardrobe staple and it’s versatility is mind-blowing! ¬†Flat brogues, little cardigan and this skirt…HOLYTOLEDO the school bus drop off line will not know what happened!!!

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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!)

O.W.O. Something on my Pants!

Vive la France – or at least the cool factor Isabel Marant sprinkles on all her clothes.

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Hippy Dippy Tie Dye is such a creative way to differentiate a pair of jeans. ¬†Even if designer jeans are out of the budget’s reach, a bucket of bleach is always affordable!

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Celine had a sweater/sweatshirt in the Fall 2013 Collection that reverse commuter obsessed over for a really long long long long time.  Justifying $2000 for that piece was not going to happen in this lifetime.

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Oh Happy Days!  J Brand offers a similar piece for less than $300 Рwhat is better than that?!?!?!  NADA BABY!!!

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When lying awake at night thinking about the AMAZEBALLS designer piece you have ripped out of a magazine, wondering how you are going to ever afford it, and how long it will take until you get baby spit or the remainders of a chocolate bar wiped on it while receiving a loving hug from your bandito, keep in mind that fashion is all about interpretation & creativity!