A Nice Bit of Skirt

Skirts are a girl’s best friend once the snow melts.

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Easy to pair with a simple t-shirt during the day, especially when the skirt is Yigal Azrouel’s print jersey skirt with an embellished waist.

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Add a sexy spaghetti strap top for evening.  How insane is this Dolce & Gabbana printed brocade midi skirt?!  MAMA MIA!!!!

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Slap on a pair of pull-on sneakers with a fun ruffled red skirt and a white t-shirt by J Brand + Simone Rocha

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Or a pair of stiletto sandals and a cutout crop top with a perfectly peachy flared midi skirt from Jonathan Simkhai

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Skirts are the perfect Spring piece – fun, flirty, swingy and sexy!  Stella McCartney’s Jordan skirt delivers all four adjectives with a side of bias cut.

ps did you know the word “skirt” is slang for a girl?  How absolutely perfect is that?

Tee Time!

The ultimate wardrobe staple, rivaled only by the coveted pair of flattering jeans.  Behold, the T-SHIRT!

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Last year J Crew had a linen t-shirt that was luxurious.  Not a normal adjective for a t-shirt. Sadly it is not offered this year and so the search begins…

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T by Alexander Wang maintains the standing of BEST T-SHIRT available.   Pure cotton, silk blend, linen blend, plain colors, striped – go get the variety!

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James Perse, the über cool California king of cotton, has a relaxed v-neck t-shirt that is light enough to convince you that you aren’t wearing anything!

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The Row

The Row (how did the fashion world exist while the Olsen Twins were Full Housing it?!) has the perfect accompaniment to distressed jeans.

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Kate Moss

reversecommuter has yet another dilemma (click here for the battle between bellinis and bloody marys!).  Kate Moss or Bridget Bardot?

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Click the pics to buy.  Retail therapy + sunshine = happiness

Top 5 Vacation Dresses

One thing in common with all 5 of these choices – can be rolled up in  a ball then shaken out, add havianas or a stellar pair of Loubies, wear with children and still manage to be all put together!

1. Rick Owens

reversecommuter found this dress and immediately bought it in 2 different colors.  Draped, bias cut and absolutely rollable.

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2. DVF

the queen of romp herself would approve of this choice – repeat after me, I can never go wrong packing a wrap dress.

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3.  James Perse

Californian king of t-shirts just grab one of his long tank dresses or rushed mid-length dresses and go!

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4.  Alexander Wang

this classic sheer paneled dress comes in light and dark colors and even in a shirt silhouette, clearly recognizing a good thing can come in different shapes & sizes.

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5.  ETRO

the Italian design house that creates tapestry like no other can dream without hallucinogenic assistance once again proves that a combo cover-up / fabulous evening dress makes for a lighter suitcase…all the better to fill up at the duty free!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

F-R-I-D-A-Y Where Have you Been All This Week?!?!?!?

That is a lotta cheese to lose!  reversecommuter is referring to the Q1 results announced for JC Penny.  $ 348 MILLION – need I point out that a Quarter is a mere 4 month period of time!!!!!

Rue La La partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital for a PHENOMENAL fundraising event last night in Boston.

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With a spectacular view of the city and the harbor, models showed off the best in jeans, t-shirts, handbags and shoes from designers such as Hermes, Bottega Venetta, Celine, Tom Ford, Gucci, Chanel, Louboutin, Balenciaga and more!

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Nothing like a pile of orange boxes and a bevy of Cha-Cha to make a girl smile!  (click here for the Cha-Cha reversecommuter relationship).

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reversecommuter was beyond excited to be invited to the event, dubbed “Rue With A View”, and WOW did it ever live up to it’s uber clever name!  Special Thanks to ST!

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Shopping is rarely a challenge for me, but when the proceeds are directed towards aiding sick children, my shopping skills really shone!  Luckily there were some fab Tom Ford sunglasses to help!!

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Enjoy the weekend – dress up and wear the special stuff!!!

xo reversecommuter

I’m breaking out…

With designer clothing joy and retail happiness!!!!!!

ACNE Design Studios has opened it’s very first US based boutique, in NYC!!!!!!  10 Greene Street to be exact – and I will be there next week!  SHRIEK!!!!!!!!!!

I have mentioned (a lot) how obsessed I am with ACNE designs.  Their oversized leather jacket is on my absolute WANTNEED list.  I adore their dresses, their t-shirts are beyond soft (and keep their shape after being washed – imagine that!) and I am SUPER DUPER excited to try and buy their jeans (I was a little apprehensive to buy jeans over the internet, as jeans can be SO particular).

I have purchased a few pieces from the mens line for my spoilt husband (he deserves it but don’t tell him), and ACNE delivers for the boys too – amazing jeans (husband’s usually need a little gently help with denim selections…), awesome structured sweaters and the t-shirts again, fab!

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Needless to say, I am booking my flight to NYC…more on that later!

Finance & Fashion Friday – on Saturday!

OOOOPS!  These long weekends can really confuse a girl!  I totally overlooked that yesterday was Friday, which is normally Finance & Fashion Fridays on reverse commuter.com.   So, let’s pretend it doesn’t matter just for today!

Glenn Murphy, CEO of Gap Inc. clocked in a modest $9.7 million compensation in 2011, a 63.3% jump from 2010 – that is what I call a STELLAR YEAR OF JEANS & T-SHIRT SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO J. Crew GO….the photography and bookings director of Harper’s Bazaar (love that mag) just jumped ship over to J. Crew as V.P. of Brand Design.  The building momentum of J. Crew makes me think this company is preparing to launch big things.  Bigger than their current coo of manufacturing their cashmere sweaters at the same plant as Loro Piana in Italy – which, by the by, is HUGE considering the cost of a J.Crew cashmere sweater is a fraction of a fraction of the cost of Loro cash-cash, (and let’s face it – it all comes from the same type of goat!!).

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger is inspiring!!!!!!  He started his business in High School, chipping in $150 with a friend of his to buy 20 pairs of bell-bottom jeans and selling them to schoolmates.  Last year Tommy Hilfiger Inc. had $5.6 BILLION in sales, world wide.  Obviously his line has expanded.  🙂

I love this quote of Tommy’s, in fact I have it on my desk –

“… fashion is fleeting and style is forever”

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All About Bridget

I Adore / Love / ADORE / LOVE Bridget Bardot. To me she is THE fashion icon, in a very elite group of maybe three or four (Coco Chanel, Jacquie O, Audrey Hepburn would be the others on my list).

Maje (a clothing line out of Paris) just announced they are launching a line of Bridget Bardot t-shirts. Hot Diggity!!!!!!

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To help celebrate my giddy state of pre-t excitement, I am wearing my Saint James striped L/S t, tres BB influence.

And, I am toying with the idea of BB inspired bangs for the summer……..

http://www.saintjamesboutique.com/

http://us.maje.com/

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