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Trapped at home with a sick little one?  Soothing a sad sniffling sweet pea?  No worries, you can still look killer while enjoying cabin fever!

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Old school Adidas striped track pants are EVERYWHERE for Spring 2016.  Grab them now and strut strut strut.

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Add a Zara denim shirt  on top

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and a cute knit hat from The Third Piece and boom – Dr. Mommy is rocking it fierce in the ‘burbs.

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A t-shirt from T by Alexander Wang in papaya will add instant luxe and sunshine to any grey winter day.  The Outnet almost always has a smattering to offer, so why not save a little…and then buy more.

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MOTHER denim’s The Dropout Fray (worn with bare feet) will make you believe it’s summer, simply add a light cashmere sweater and a smile!

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Pajamas just for bed is so yesterday, or at least last night!  Piamita’s silk cherry pajama top is the epitome of the cherry on top!

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Just don’t let anyone wipe a runny nose on a dry clean only!

 

 

Dumb Down the Price

Celine’s Fall 2014 Collection had a long knit turtleneck that made reversecommuter crumble, drool and stutter.  It was ❤️at first sight…right up to the $2000 price tag.  

  
I justified that it was too limiting a piece for that type of investment.  Point on revelation but I still really, really loved it.  

Fast forward to now.  In the ‘burbs, armed with a rake.

    
Wearing a $30 turtleneck from Zara.  

http://m.zara.com/us/en/woman/knitwear/view-all/polo-neck-sweater-c0p3000510.html  

Yeah, that’s pretty much how it feels!

Coachella Mama

Coachella Mama How To

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The flight to Palm Springs was easy, the sun is gorgeous and we are totally walking in the Coachella Valley grasses, passing through the vendors, nodding absent mindedly to the bands currently on stage, and ROCKING the crop top under overalls with a fierce felt hat and ankle boots.

Allow me to point out the uncomfortable truth.  No one who is called Mommy, Mom, Mama or Mother should be found at Coachella in that outfit.  Unless you are a super model who’s body bounced back to the pre-pregnancy super freak form that caused your super modeldom.

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That doesn’t mean the Boho vibe is lost on us.  Heck no, paying for our children’s outfits is not our only role at the mall.  Coachella Mama can be achieved with just 5 items.  Prepare to hear the dreaded phrase “Can I borrow that?”.

  1. Overalls

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Get them and put a white t-shirt underneath, with slip on sneakers and a paisley scarf tied around your head.

MOTHERDenim “The Overall Dropout” $275

2. Flared Jeans

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All summer long with a pair of Haivianas and a gauzy tunic.  purrrrrrrr
MOTHERDenim “The Cruiser” $ 228

3.  Romper

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Not just for toddlers anymore, but same philosophy – what in the world is easier than a one piecer?  Slap on a jean jacket for cooler temps.

JOSA Tulum Daisy Romper $165

4.  Gladiator Sandals

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Not just for Spartacus anymore, this is THE shoe for Coachella and Coachella Mama.  Give yourself 5 extra minutes in the morning to get them done up, then stomp like a Roman all day long!

Zara Leather Gladiators (with a back zip!!) $ 159

5. Maxi Dress

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Big meal forgiving dresses all day long.  Sexy drawn in waist and decolletage detail makes this tunic style a crowd pleaser, you might even someone wanting your autograph!

JOSA Tulum Carmen Maxi $250

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To further your street cred, click here for the Coachella lineup.  Be sure to casually drop into your conversation while weekend carpooling to the soccer field, “Woah, can you believe Alison Wonderland is going on at the same time as your game?”
BoOm – Coachella Mama strikes again, in overalls no less!

“Springter” Outerwear

Sun is out, blue skies are trying to peek through and snow is STILL on the ground.  This season has officially been dubbed SPRINGTER!

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Winter jackets are so yesterday – even if the temperature still dips into scary cold territory every other day.  Layer it up and put away the puffer coats!

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Veronica Beard’s dickie jacket offers the perfect solution.  Blazer with interchangeable dickies that adapt as the season changes.  Right now the obvious choice is their luxuriously warm Upstate woolen dickie.

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As the snow melts (and it eventually will…) switch over to something a little less wooly and a little more fun such as Veronica Beard’s Tech Camo hoodie #LOVESWOONLOVE!  No big surprise these gorgeous sisters-in-law were made CFDA members.

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Another fun SPRINGTER option is a trench coat.  But why not mix it up a little with a brilliant yellow Michael Lo Sordo silk satin trench?

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This Australian designer has an unspoken elegance mixed with a wink of sporty fun in his designs that BEG to be worn and worn and worn until worn out completely!

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Finally there is the classic trench option.  Burberry’s hooded taffeta trench coach isn’t just fun to say but equally fun to wear!

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The best option for the budgetarily impaired would be Zara’s cropped cotton trench at $149.  The short cut mixes up a classic just enough to allow for a spring in your step!

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Boyfriend’s Back

The boyfriend cut is BIG this spring!

Distressed, sloppy, sexy jeans – nothing better.  J Brand’s distressed Sonny is reversecommuter’s current LIVE IN choice.

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Dress it up with heels and a silk top or down with a t-shirt and a leather biker jacket and ankle boots.  Once it really warms up this style of jean BEGS for a tank tops and flip flops – perfect patio wear.  Acne’s POP Light Vintage screams summer nights – why not start warming up now?

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Want to cheat on your boyfriend (jeans)?  MOTHER Denim’s The Overall Dropout (best name ever!!!!) allows you this extra curricular item.

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O.W.O – Chopped Wood, Turkey and Houndstooth

O.W.O (One Weekend Outfit) is a casual three piecer that incorporates ripped jeans, houndstooth and a biker jacket.

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Lanvin flats are my favorite – versatile, comfy and perfect for this fall weather where it is too cold for open-toed-anything and too warm to fully commit to boots.

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!!!

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xo reversecommuter

Be Jewelled

Lanvin does it, merci beaucoup Alber Elbez!

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Miu Miu has been doing it for three seasons and counting…

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and Miuccia continues to bring the bejeweled because it works, Fall 2014 with Swarovski crystals on the sneaks!

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reversecommuter completely digs it…and all sparkly bits for that matter!

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Big Pants

Not in size!

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Palazzo pants silly!   Palazzo Pants are best worn while hanging out in your Italian palazzo a la Peggy Guggenheim

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Peggy Guggenheim’s Venice Palazzo

but what the heck, let’s rock them in the ‘burbs!

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Wide leg pants that flow so easily for now (maybe with a plain white t-shirt and a cropped jean jacket)…

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Etro Palazzo Pants

and for later in the hot summer months…

2014 Spring Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin Palazzo Perfection!

Rosie Assoulin (aka manrepeller‘s bff) offers up this season’s ULTIMATE palazzo pant – drool/pant/dream!

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Rosie Assoulin DRAMA Palazzo

Palazzo jumpsuits by Jonathan Simkhai and La Prestic Ouiston have patio seating and rosè sipping written all over them…

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La Prestic Ouiston

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Jonathan Simkhai jumpsuit a la Palazzo

Zara is in the Palazzo Pant game too with a user-friendly under $100 price tag…

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Zara Pleated Palazzo’s

Click the pics to go straight to immediate retail therapy session!

A Rain Hat & Facebook

Umbrellas are as passe as Facebook.

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Read somewhere that FB was sooooo 2011.  Kinda love that – feel free to use in a sentence.

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So get a hat and don’t worry anymore if the wind pops the runner on your umbrella (those are the arms inside the umbrella & yes, I did Wikipedia that one!).

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Burberry hat, Chanel sunglasses, MOTHER jeans…FYI shoes & top came from Zara…KA-CHING!!!!!!!!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

How is it the word “Friday” evokes a big a*s grin, every single week?

Fast Fashion mammoth, Zara, was the focus of a brilliant piece in the NY Times earlier this week (click here to read the full article).

According to the NY Times, an average consumer buys 164 pieces annually. Perhaps such a high number could be reduced if the consumer focused on acquiring quality pieces. Quality not quantity….just saying.

Sak’s Fifth Avenue is blaming Hurricane Sandy. Sales forecasts are down for the remainder of 2012, and Saks says it’s due to the impact the hurricane had on it’s business. The NYC flagship represents 20% of Saks sales, and as the flagship was closed as a result of Sandy, as well as online sales down, Saks is bracing for a less than stellar end of year.

Salvatore Ferragamo released sales profit numbers are up 8%. reversecommuter stayed at one of the Ferragamo boutique hotels in Florence this past week, and it is no surprise that sales are up – this family truly has been bitten by the style bug! Gorgeous Gorgeous Bellisimo!

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Wishing you the most fashionable & fabulous weekend!
xo reversecommuter