Peeps

Never been much of a leaf peeper.

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Grew up in the tropics.

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More of a palm tree gawker but even I need to recognize how beautiful fall foliage is!

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Blazers & Blossoms

Spring brings blossoms and blazers.

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There is nothing in the world like a good blazer.  It compliments any outfit and hides a multitude of sins!

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It is the perfect piece to add to jeans and a t-shirt.  It is the perfect date night piece to wear over a slinky-spaghetti-strapped-this-date-is-promising kind of top.  It is the perfect piece to wear when traveling (not too hot/not too cold).

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Classic navy and black basic blazers have some fun company this season.  Brilliant pinks, stripes, florals and metallics.  Click on the pics to go directly to the source!

J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Pink Linen $129 on sale!

J Crew
Schoolboy Blazer in Pink Linen $129 on sale!

Each X Other Striped Blazer net-a-porter $805

Each X Other Striped Blazer
net-a-porter $805

 

MSGM Floral Blazer KirnaZabete $761

MSGM Floral Blazer
KirnaZabete
$761

Oh Lanvin how I am so ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with this blazer!!!!!

Lanvin Fitted Metallic Lame Blazer Kirna Zabete $3490

Lanvin Fitted Metallic Lame Blazer
Kirna Zabete
$3490

1 Great White Shirt, 2 Loose Lemons

‘If you were to ask me what I wish I had invented in fashion, it would be the white shirt. To me, a shirt is the basis for everything. Everything else comes afterwards.’
Karl Lagerfeld

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Nothing says Spring has Sprung like wearing a white shirt.

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It is one of the most basic yet versatile fashion staples in any closet.

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The white shirt is like cupcakes – they are NEVER going to go out of style!

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My juggling skills are not building block material, but it does entertain everyone while waiting for dinner to be ready!  🙂

Cropped WHAT?!?

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Memo to designers – Not all women’s stomachs are created equal.

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Some are in their early twenties and have washboard six packs. Others are a teeny bit older and have had some babies, and are now the proud owners of tummy-Shar-Peis.

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Hence the Spring fashion conundrum concerning crop tops & the need for Fashion Translation!

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There are some wondrous collections out this spring, most of which are offering crop tops. What’s the owner of a muffin top to do?

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Option One – the layered look.  This is a great option for Spring (and almost Spring), as layering is key to survival when it is freezing in the morning then scorching in the afternoon.

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Wear a longer tee short or blouse underneath the crop. But don’t tuck!

Option Two –  Tune in tomorrow……  🙂

Cropped What?!

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Memo to designers – Not all women’s stomachs are created equal.

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Some are in their early twenties and have washboard six packs. Others are a teeny bit older and have had some babies, and are now the proud owners of tummy-Shar-Peis.

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Hence the Spring fashion conundrum concerning crop tops & the need for Fashion Translation!

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There are some wondrous collections out this spring, most of which are offering crop tops. What’s the owner of a muffin top to do?

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Option One – the layered look.  This is a great option for Spring (and almost Spring), as layering is key to survival when it is freezing in the morning then scorching in the afternoon.

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Wear a longer tee short or blouse underneath the crop. But don’t tuck!

Option Two –  Tune in tomorrow……  🙂

Not The Boss of Me!

You (winter) cannot make me (reversecommuter) wear a coat anymore!

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How low the temperature goes…I am powerless.  😦

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How much snow falls on the ground…again, completely devoid of any say.  (Needless to say, that hurts!)

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Number of snow days where me and the bambinos are trapped indoors – apparently I am powerless on that count too!

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Whether I wear a coat or not...HA! THE DECISION IS MINE ALL MINE!!!!!!  

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A vest with a couple of layers underneath allow the bobble-head-chauffeurs of the ‘burbs (aka mommies) to bounce around in style even in the deep dark days of winter!

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Seersucker is the epitome of a Spring wardrobe, be it blue or pink…

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paired with boyfriend jeans, (Mother boyfriend’s – click here to shop)

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a great t-shirt (J Crew perfect fit t-shirt click here)

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and of course a hoola hoop!

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(mad skill not included…)

Cats Away…Mice Play

What do you think my family’s reaction would be…
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if they knew after they left in the morning I was in a tree?

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Stripes & pattern jeans are THE best way to refresh the traditional uniform.

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Rocco P. if you are listening, you are a gifted man and your shoes are beyond stylish AND comfortable – you leather is like butter!

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7 for all mankind coated jeans, DVF blouse, Rocco P. shoes.

Chilly Big Apple

reversecommuter snuck away to NYC for the weekend – it was fun but FREEZING COLD!

I had to figure out a plan of survival based on the wet snow on Saturday and the wind on Sunday – lots of time in shops to keep warm and dry…

Bergdorf’s – going up!

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Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating 60 years of fashion friendship with Dior, which includes a complete renovation of the 2nd floor boutique – GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!!!! (which sadly could not be photographed.

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SOHO is my fave (click here to see more) and this time I even stayed down there at the Mondrian SOHO (click the blue to take a look). Similar to the Delano in Miami (click the blue to see when reversecommuter was at the Delano) both are part of the Morgan’s Hotel Group portfolio) the furniture has a certain Alice in Wonderland effect and the electric blue that flows throughout the lobby, bar and rooms has an instantaneous HAPPY effect (and remember it was icky yucky weather outside!).

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Exhausted but sufficiently suffoncified with my fab purchases.

COAT coat, Alexander McQueen scarf, Rocco P. boots, MOTHER jeans, Neiman Marcus sweater, Celine bag.

Little Boy Wisdom

The other day my son asked me why people are so plain in the winter.

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Out of the mouths of babes or what?  People are plain in the winter – too much black, grey and brown is worn in the winter, not a lot of smiling while plodding through the slush & snow, and without the vitamin D of sunshine there is a certain mood factor.  Clearly everything winter is way too serious!

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Repeat after me “I will not be plain in the winter!”

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Now go pop on a splash of color and a boot with a heel – just for kicks!

Armani jacket, Vince cropped leggings, (click the blue to buy – these are GREAT leggings!), Rocco P. boots, Missoni sunglasses, butter London fiver (click the blue for earlier post on butter London)