Olive You Man!

As in “I Love You Man”, as in “I Love You Rick Owens, and your olive and earth tone clothes!”

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California dude relocated to Italy and built an incredibly sexy line of arguably the most sensual body hugging clothing.

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Look at this top – seriously, how could you not want to completely envelope yourself in this?

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Rick Owens single handedly redefined the biker jacket.  reversecommuter is lucky enough to own a brown leather one…

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but clearly the suede version is quite delicious and perhaps needs to find it’s way to my closet.

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Not to mention those crazygood wedge boots that are oh-so-obsession-worthy (trust me on this, two years in and still absolutely on my mind as fall 2015 potential ankle wedges…)

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The Rick Owen creation is limitless in life span and (here comes the fabulous part…) a Rick Owens piece is an easy peasy addition that makes an outfit.  Gorgeous clothing that doesn’t need directions.  What. Is. Better. Than. That.?  Nada.

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O.W.O. (one weekend outfit)

“Dirty Little Driving Secret” is my attempt at a Public Safety Message to help others avoid wedge-affected driving!


 

reversecommuter can drive in stilettos without a problem, but these rockstuds are driving duds!
 

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So slap on a pair of Havianas, drive safely, then pop on the gorgeousness before exiting the car!

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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!

Beautiful Birkenstocks?

I just don’t know about Birkenstocks.  Lots of cool cats are sporting them this Spring…

Eva Chen is a big birk girl…

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and reversecommuter is not normally known for indecision regarding shoe purchases.  Seriously click here, here, here or here if you don’t believe me.

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And as the only straight girl on the college field hockey team, I am not afraid of labels…especially when WWD is calling Birkenstocks “the brandof the year” – WOAH!

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It’s just despite their sudden popularity, I can’t quite seem to wrap my head around owning a pair of Birkenstocks.   Never say never…Going to try some on today – but first I am shaving my legs.

 

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One Weekend Outfit, Mother’s Day version!

 

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Mother’s Day in our family has two very special traditions.  The first is crepes.

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The other is the garden.  Each year on Mother’s Day my family works their little green thumbs all day planting me a garden.

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Obviously unpacking the car filled with plants was my job.

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Ta-Da!!!!  Here is the finished product and I love it!

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Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and were appropriately spoilt as a Mama or appropriately spoiled your Mama!

 

Italian Details

Miu Miu always offers unique, lovely detail.

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Black bows on a sleeveless white cotton shirt for example. Miuccia you are such a clever girl!

Finding an unexpected detail makes a basic special, and for me that means I might wear it more often!

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Balenciaga follows suit with gold detail on a wedge sandal.

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Stillettos hurt like a beast and the wedge is a kindler, gentler creature…but that doesn’t mean I can’t work a little hardware thankyouverymuch!

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Grazie Italian Designers, Grazie, from the ‘burbs, with all my heart. xo reversecommuter

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The Short and Long of It

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But it is still very hot here (not that that is a bad thing!).
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Shorts are a big focus for early fall, paired with blazers, long sleeve blouses, sleeveless sweaters, boots and even tights taking the look further into the cold weather.

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Clearly the only thing reverse commuter is pairing shorts with right now is a tank top & flops. But it is strangely comforting to know that they are sticking around for awhile!

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Shorts by Chaiken, tank from ScoopNYC and wedges from Prada Sport.

Never Underestimate the Power of Shoes!

Victoria Beckham (LOVE!!!!!) knows the power of a good heel:

“Absolutely [heels make my feet] hurt. Absolutely! I’m not going to lie. But no pain, no gain, as they say. I don’t mind. I will suffer. I don’t wear heels every day, but when I’m out, that’s how I feel confident.”  – Glamour Magazine

 

… and I have to agree with her, heels give me an added boost too (please excuse the double entendre!).
A shoe choice can affect the entire vibe of an outfit, not to mention the mood of the wearer!  I was reminded of that while choosing what to wear today….basic white button down, Dolce and Gabbana, striped cotton capris, D&G, and a variety of shoes……
1. Prada Sport Wedges
2.  Roger Vivier Flats
 3.  Gucci Navy Patent Pumps
4. Manolo Blahnik Purple Suede Fringed Booties
5.  Balenciaga Yellow Patent Pumps
6.  Gucci black loafers
 And here is my favorite choice, all sliced up!  🙂