Shortie

Summer dresses are a strange length this year. Resembling more of a short coverup or a long t-shirt.  


At first I thought it was just me, but it is an actual thing.  Goop’s  got about half a dozen for sale in their summer shop.  

J Crew’s offering a bunch of short dresses too.  See, it’s a veritable “thing”.


Super short is not a great look for little girls and it most certainly isn’t ideal for their mamas.  


Consider how many times you bend down in a typical day!


Simple solution, a great pair of shorts.  They don’t even have to be seen.  Keep them guessing!

Mom Speak Fashion Translation

Versace’s Fall Couture 2015 was etheral.  The best dressed rockstar fairies ever!

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Chanel’s Fall 2015 Couture was terrifically tweedy and fantastically luxe.

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But what exactly are moms’ supposed to wear to go pick raspberries?

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We deal with runny noses, messy love filled hugs and toppled ice cream cone sticky kisses.  Donatella and Karl don’t really design for these.

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reversecommuter adores high end fashion, and loves translating it into everyday speak.  Fashion is fun, not intimidating.  Fall Couture’s message thus far is a softer color palate and a more classic take on clothes.  But it is summer now, so brighten up your outfits with some color and a smile!  Slap on a pair of silk shorts and a tank top, grab a cute pair of sandals and a floppy hat and work that runway of life like nobody’s business!

Cut It Out!

Designers are slicing and dicing…

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and the results are sexy, summery and spectacular!

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Alexander Wang sliced up the back of his stretch crepe mini dress in perfect summer sky blue.

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Stella McCartney got her hands on a pair of scissors and snipped up a cotton ribbed-knit dress in a champagne yellow that begs for a heatwave, but is so simplistically perfect reverscommuter would wear it now!

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Donna Karan New York’s cutout jersey top smacks of eighties’ roller skates and disco, updated perfectly for today.

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Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2015 Collection shatters the definition of cool with pieces that combine skillfully designed clothes with clever textures perforated, cutout and resembling shards of shattered glass.

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Everyone in celebrityland is wearing his and it is no wonder why!

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Best Shorts!

Fashion needs to meet life at least in the middle – J Crew TOTALLY understands that.

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Children drop approximately 6 KAZILLION things daily – which means mamas need to be able to bend down and pick up those 6 KAZILLION items, ideally without flashing the world!  But that doesn’t mean giving up fashion, style and great designs.

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Price is user friendly too!  Click here to see all of the J Crew shorts currently available.

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net-a-porter.com and Mr. Porter started carrying J Crew a few years ago, and reversecommuter was confused!  So I contacted the company to see exactly why the GREAT & ALL FASHIONABLE Natalie Massenet would want to bring in the catalogue company’s clothing.  The answer was simple – great design at a great price.  TRUE!

Fancy Pants = Inexpensive Shorts

Silk t-shirt, lace shorts, wedges.

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Done & done.

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Thanks to Club Monaco the price is kind & gentle – all the more reason to celebrate with a little ice cream!

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Brilliant Basics

J Crew shorts are making my summer very easy.

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The length, the pleats, the variety of prints, solids and patterns & now the crazy good price too!  Click here to get your shorts on!

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Max Mara makes this top, and every couple of years I replace them.  Light enough for the warmer months, and one of my fave layering pieces in the winter.  Click here to get some.

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Boston Marathon 2013 – what to wear?!?

The Boston Marathon is 6 days away!  Running 26.2 miles, all the while raising money for cancer research.  Here is the freshly painted finish line (thanks EPG!).

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This is another compilation of potential running outfits.  reversecommuter decided to borrow from the style of a great blog out of Italy,  Fiammisday (click the blue to be enchanted!).  Fiammisday styles & stages children’s outfits on a daily basis.   Grazie Bella for the inspiration!

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reversecommuter is watching the weather forecasts closely…guess I won’t know what to wear until April 15th (but it is ALWAYS good to have outfit choices, even when running a marathon!).