Designer Sneaks 

Remember when a pair of sneakers were just something to wear to workout in?

Those days are gonezola people.  High end designers have gotten into the game and the sneaks are snazzy!

The prices can be startling too.  But for art and fashion we happily pay.


Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, from Italy is a major player in the designer sneaker club.  Basic cut, either low or high top, ALWAYS with the signature leather star, then add sparkles, suede or buttery soft Italian leather with an unbelievably comfortable insole.  The $500 price tag is up there but once you try, you fall in love and buy.
Ports 1961 knot sneaker is a yummy design that translates beautifully season after season.  Leather, satin, velvet or the newest offering multi-print knot is establishing itself as a major contender.  A $700 price tag, and rarely can you find them on sale.  


Gucci’sAlessandro Michele has adorned Gucci’s adidas Stan Smith inspired sneakers with bumble bees, hearts, studs, snakes and/or stripes.  


All of which can be matched to a gorgeous handbag or clothing piece from Gucci’s couture or ready to wear line.  Grazie Miele Alessandro!

Alessandro has deemed sales are no longer part of Gucci’s retail existence, so buying a pair of the sneakers is really a smart investment, at a cool $950.  (clearly I am the one you need to help you justify a purchase…)


Saint Laurent made it exceptionally easy for reversecommuter to choose her sneakers – palm trees! 


January being the month of avid fitness and New Years resolutioners crowding the gym, set yourself apart from the crowd with some serious kicks!

In The Navy

Spring is weird.

One minute it is sunny and warmish, the next minute the sky is bleakly grey and the wind is  cruel.  How exactly does one dress successfully for that insanity?!

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Answer: the navy blue blazer.  Classic and ridiculously versatile!

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T-shirt, jeans and slip on jeans, culottes and stillettos, cigarette pants and kitten heels + navy blazer = perfect Spring outfit options!

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Price points are just as varied, from $3190 for Saint Laurent’s wool gaberdine gorgeousness to a sweet $138 deal at J Crew.

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reversecommuter invested in a Ralph Lauren Collection blazer a few years ago and it was worth every single penny!  A classic fine tailored piece will last for almost ever, and every single time it is worn it makes me smile.

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Smythe (a Canandian jacket designer) offers up a multitude of styles and interpretations of the navy blazer every single season.  LOVE!

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 Theory has a clever take on the classic this Spring.  Rag & Bone’s genius blazer design stuns and introduces fun elements such as piping and gorgeous big buttons.

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The navy blazer is the ultimate unknown element piece that makes for the perfect airplane item, warm enough for the inevitable airplane air conditioning arctic blast (WHY do they do that?!?!?) and yet is warm enough to not melt you en route to your oceanfront hotel!

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Obviously Veronica Beard’s dickey blazer would be THE ultimate piece for this journey – just zip off the dickey before the plane lands!

Shoes – FalalalalalalalaLOVE!

Day 7 of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits if that floats your PC boat) is allllllll about shoes.  WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Ode to the Spectator

Saint Laurent’s Lace-Up Saddle Pump (on sale fyi!!) -pair this puppy up with a french stocking and a slit skirt (aka Day 5 on reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits) and Santa will be one happy red suited elf!

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Tassels, really need I say more?

Charlotte Olympia’s Fantastic Dolly Suede Fan Tassel Pump is a phenomenally fun shoe – what says party season better?

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Oh, yeah, Ostrich Feathers.  That is what says Party Season Better.  Click here for a review of all things plummagey.  Or just click here to buy your own divine Sophia Webster Nicole Sandals.

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Fringe is another relative of the flirty dangly-bits family and needs to be in the party wardrobe this season!  Aquazzura makes a sexy beast of a shoe any day of the week, so add a fringe and mistletoe Ho-Ho-Ho!!!!!!!

 

Angelina & Penguin Suit Panache!

Day 3 of reversecommuter’s 12 days of Outfits for Christmas Parties / Holiday Parties (whichever floats your seasonal boat), is all about the tux.

Girls this suit suits us perfectly for the holidaze!  Sometimes borrowing from the boys delivers an unexpected sex appeal!

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Let’s start with the satin-striped maestro, Saint Laurent.

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With a tank or t-shirt underneath, tuxedo blazer and a pair of jeans for a casual affair…and thanks to J Crew the price is casual too!

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Or with a sexy camisole underneath for a romantic dinner for two…

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Or with a sheer blouse or a satin blouse a la Angelina Jolie for the company do.

 

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An investment in a tuxedo of any color, navy, black or white, pays for itself over and over and over again – there are so many ways to wear it throughout the year!