The One Step

I thought it was just me.  Suddenly I am the queen of the one step.1stepB

Lunch must come in a box

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Outfit must be one piece, maximum.

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Perfect lunch date (with said boxed lunch) somehow squeezed into crazed day

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Quickly add one soul saving dip in the pool before the school bus brings home the rambunctious-sports playing-school project doing-constantly competing-always giggling- loudness delivering-awesome twins, who I truly love more than words.

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But then a friend of mine on the baseball field last night mentioned Jet Hatmaker’s Worst End of School Year Mom Ever blog posting from last year, (hello, where the heck have you been reversecommuter!??!) and I realized that at this time of year, a one item outfit is not only climate appropriate, it is NECESSARY to maintain some sort of mental stability – there is just WAY TOO MUCH going on!!!!!!!!!!

A couple of my current fave dresses are (in no particular order by the by…)

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Splendid’s maxi (on sale now for $78!)

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Vince’s border printed maxi

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Veronica Beard’s front zip dress (currently on sale at Kirna Zabete)

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T by Alexander Wang’s Low V Bandeau Dress (lookie lookie it’s on sale at ShopBop!)

Hermes & Cake!

 

Housework mediocrity meet French fashion superiority.  Bonjour!

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Marie Antoinette said “Let Them Eat Cake!” IMG_0871 In the same vein I say “Let reversecommuter Wear Hermes!”… IMG_0868 in my hair… IMG_0867 if I have to do hours upon hours upon hours of Fun Laundry! IMG_0866

Yes, that is what I call it…it’s is a sad attempt at reverse psychology for reversecommuter!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hot Diggity it’s Friday in the Summer!

Vince is the next designer that is thinking of becoming a publicly traded company, and the plans to expand Vince’s retail presence is proof.  NYC is now home to a flagship Vince store that is over 3000 square feet – that is a lot of Vince!

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GREAT NEWS!   H&M has decided to re-enlist David Beckham to sell their undies with a new Fall campaign.  Here is a sneak peek at what every 38 year old man’s abs should/could look like.

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photo courtesy of Getty Images

Joe Fresh is launching Joe Fresh Kids in all 700 J C Penny stores, and the kick off was putting up an orange grove in Times Square.  It was very orange, and executives at beleaguered J C Penny have their fingers crossed that lots of people will buy Joe Fresh Kids – not only to increase the charity donations directed at school focused causes but also to rally the stock!

Live large this weekend and dress spectacularly!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Greetings to the Friday!  All hail the Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Maybe it’s because school is out and children are on my mind but here are a couple of interesting items children focused:

Moncler Enfant is going to be a major push for Moncler – and really, is there anything more adorable than an itty bitty puffy jacket?!?!?

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Vince has announced Vince Kids and the design house is going to try to translate the simple lines and minimalist vibe into pint size adorableness.

And now back to adult land!

Jason Wu’s fall ad campaign features Christy Turlington and it is GORGEOUSNESS reincarnate!  reversecommuter is slightly obsessed with the red dress, and needless to say still hearts The Wu big time (click here for more).

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Neiman Marcus has filed for an IPO (as suspected here….)  should be interesting to see what they value the shares at…perhaps a little retail therapy over at Needless Mark-up is in order (to help the valuation process of course….)

Enjoy the weekend – pull the tags of the new stuff, don’t save it – wear it and celebrate with a glass of champs!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

 

 

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)