The Big Bang!

What is it about January that begets BIG change in the hair department?

Every January, like clockwork, reversecommuter decides to mix it up.  Let’s keep in mind that this means DRASTIC change like…a trim…or maybe a few curls…or a side part.  WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Easy does it Marcia Brady!


Blaming the cold weather is the perfect answer.  It’s SUPER cold, days are short, kinda trapped indoors like a poorly trained hibernator, if that doesn’t cue hair cut I don’t know what does!

Sienna Miller has bangs…


Jane Birkin arguably had THE best bangs…


With a very close second place going to Bridget Bardot…

Unknown-2Adding bangs is a big change but at least it has been historically recognized as a lasting hair trend!

reversecommuter now has bangs.  Or as my 5 year old has dubbed them, “BING BANGS”.  Length is now a few inches shorter too – did you know that long hair should be trimmed every 8-12 weeks?


If nothing else, mixing up the order apres shower has made this frosty January fun and different – who knew you have to dry bangs quickly so as to avoid crazy hair?!?!?!?



New Year’s Cleanse

No green juices involved, unless you so choose to sip some delish juiced veggies while reading this post.


New Year, New You.  Time to take a break from the parties, the cocktails and all the other parts of the decadent life.   Why not do the same to your wardrobe?


Closet Cleanse 2015!   Pull those pieces that you have not worn in over two years, and put them in a box.  Seal the box with tape, label it with a sharpie and record the date, all the while sniffling back the tears as you say adieu to those overalls, suede pants and fluorescent anythings.  Put the box in the attic / basement / garage / etc, and revisit it in six months.  If you’re closet resembles anything like Cher Horowitz’s (aka Alicia Silverstone in Clueless) then do 3+ boxes!

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If you haven’t missed any one piece uncontrollably, as in waking in the middle of the night tear-streaked cheeks from sobbing into the pillow yearning for that mustard yellow pilled sweater, then give that box of previously passionately loved clothes to a charity of your choice.

Incidentally, this is a picture of the closet at Teen Vogue’s office – dare to dream people, dare to dream!


Funny reversecommuter story: my husband had a meeting at The New York Times and accidentally got off on the fashion floor – can you imagine?!?!?!?  He said he realized that if I had been with him he probably would never have seen me again!  LOL & painfully accurate!!!!


Go reward yourself with the purchase of something that has been sitting in your Moda Operandi or net-a-porter wish list.  Maybe something in Pantone’s Color of the Year Marsala? Purging never looked so good!