Cotton/Leather Combo

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#kesnyc #freepeople #zadigandvoltaire #ragandbone
#kesnyc #freepeople #kobihalperin #marcjacobs

Spring 2021 has a T-shirt and skirt vibe – with boots in case of rain. I love the comfort of this look – the crew neck looks best on Zoom video. It does feel like a style that is the most “me” :cotton top/leather skirt. Masks not optional – yet.

#kesnyc #tashkovski #freepeople #coach #ragandbone

Kiss Me, I’m Italian

$75 – ITALIAN

I did a DNA test recently and it turns out that I am Italian, lol. So, even though all of my grandparents were born in Macedonia, I am only 19% Slavic.

Mind officially blown.

Guess I need to start wearing Gucci, Valentino and Versace. Or, maybe, just wear my Mona Lisa gown more often. <3

Mini Time

#kesnyc #honora #saksfifthavenue #freepeople #rebeccaminkoff
#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #halston #marcjacobs

I did a mini skirt/dress week. It is getting warmer outside here in Syracuse, so, why not? Ten weeks left until summer vacation.

#kesnyc #cinqasept #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #talithacollection #ragandbone
#kesnyc #360cashmere #tashkovski #ragandbone #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #tashkovski #vince #bcbgmaxazria #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #joie #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #aquacashmere #equipment #ragandbone

Pairings

#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #bcbgmaxazria #joesjeans #rebeccaminkoff

I bought this dress (above) to wear on my birthday two years ago. It is a BCBGMaxAzria with keyhole top and cutout at the waist. I’ve only worn it twice, so, I decided to wear it to work by pairing it with a matching cashmere sweater, as well as leather pants. Next time, I will lose the pants – it was an experiment – details to follow.

BCBGMaxAzria dress and sandals, Michelle DaRin jewelry bracelets
#kesnyc @bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone

Elaine is coming to visit in July. We were talking about the way airlines charge – luggage is extra these days, so, is it less expensive to ship your clothes UPS? Lol – I said, why not just wear all your clothes on top of each other?

That is sort of what these recent outfits represent. I wore the above look on Thursday. We had a two-hour delay/freak snow-storm thingy and it was cold. I dressed in my BCBGMaxAzria turtleneck dress with the uneven hemline then decided to throw on cropped pants and the matching cropped wrap sweater. It was strangely comfortable/oddly satisfying. I think I look like a Punky Brewster-esque monk and yet, I got a lot of compliments that day. Fashion is perplexing when a miss becomes a hit.

#kesnyc #theory #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone #tashkovski
#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone
#kesnyc #allsaints #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #allsaints #joesjeans #ragandbone

These next two looks (above) are adding a skirt and leather pants to my AllSaints leather dress. The skirt look felt genius until I went on errands after school that day. I came home with six inches of rain wetness on the hem of the maxi! Still, I felt fabulous in it. The leather on the dress and pants is lamb – very soft and stretchy.

#kesnyc #allsaints #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #rebeccataylor #frame #rebeccaminkoff

I’ve tried to get this Rebecca Taylor denim dress into circulation by pairing it with pants and sweaters, but I don’t think it works or at least it doesn’t photograph well. 🙁

Tashkovski bracelet, Theory sweater, Rebecca Taylor dress, Marc Jacobs booties
Rebecca Taylor dress, BCBGeneration sandals, Marc Jacobs sunglasses
#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria

I bought this BCBGMaxAzria dress (above) three years ago to wear to my 55th birthday party. I like using it as a tunic paired with more BCBG stuff – sweater, pants, sandals.

BCBGMaxAzria dress, Marc Jacobs booties
#kesnyc #joie #bcbgmaxazria #joesjeans #rebeccaminkoff

I love this Joie leather dress, but it is one of those pieces where you think people will say – oh there’s that dress again. I experimented with it as a jacket and with a top underneath with moderate success. I mean – it is such a beautiful piece, it can’t look bad no matter what you wear with it! Yes, finally! The perfect item. Think I will wear it again next week. 🙂

#kesnyc #joie #bcbgmaxazria #marcjacobs
Joie dress, Marc Jacobs booties

The Leather Dress

#kesnyc mask #joie dress #bcbgmaxazria top #marcjacobs boots
#kesnyc mask #equipment dres #ragandbone boots

Can a girl have enough leather dresses? Answer: not really.

#kesnyc mask #remainbirgerchristensen dress #joie sandals
#kesnyc massk #allsaints dress #ragandbone boots

Uniform

#kesnyc #tashkovski #theory #freepeople #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #theory #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone #tashkovski
#kesnyc #saksfifthavenue #freepeople #ragandbone

Wearing all black is like wearing a uniform. There is comfort to it, and a sort of simplistic language, that absence of focal point, that thing where someone says, “I don’t remember what she was wearing, but she looked great.” Or at least that’s the dream, isn’t it?

I used to do a Black Mondays thing but now it’s just about what feels right in the moment (a.k.a. at 6:55 am).

#kesnyc #allsaints #ragandbone
#kesnyc #theory #milly #joie
#kesnyc #tashkovski #aquacashmere #ullajohnson #trinaturk #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #bananarepublic #joesjeans #bcbgeneration
#kesnyc #theory #joesjeans #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #rachelzoe #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #allsaints #joesjeans #ragandbone
#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria #allsaints #bbcbgeneration

Patterning

#kesnyc #vice #bcbgmaxazria #allsaints #ragandbone
#kesnyc #360cashmere #rachelzoe #ragandbone
#kesnyc #talithacollection #saksfifthavenue #trinaturk #karllagerfeldparis

Thought I would try a pattern week – the problem – I don’t always feel like following a plan. So, this is just a hodge-podge of outfits from several different weeks. Thank you, Rachel Zoe, Cinq a Sept, Trina Turk, Talitha Collection, Free People, Kobi Halperin and AllSaints!

#kesnyc #saksfifthavenue #freepeople #bcbgmaxazria
#marcjacobs #tashkovski #rachelzoe #ragandbone
#kesnyc #cinqasept #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #bananarepublic #joesjeans #bcbgeneration

I’m Free

#kesnyc #freepeople #kobihalperin #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #saksfifthavenue #freepeople #bcbgmaxazria

The warmer spring-time weather brings out the cotton in me. T-shirts and ethereal dresses from www.freepeople.com.

We are just about to end the 3rd quarter of school and begin our final quarter. What a year!

#kesnyc #freepeople #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #freepeople #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #theory #freepeople #marcjacobs
#kesnyc mask #bcbgmaxazria blazer and sandals #joesjeans pants #daydreamerforfreepeople top
#kesnyc mask #girldangerousforfreepeople top #bcbgmaxarzria top #joesjeans pants #bcbgeneration sandals

One + Rag & Bone = Fun

#kesnyc #coach #bananarepublic #ragandbone
#amicale #kesnyc #theory #coach #ragandbone

I did a monochromatic thing this week and I am in love with the look. I used to wear black every day and now I’m just so inspired by color.

#kesnyc #theory #joesjeans #ragandbone

Coupled with every style of this season’s Rag & Bone boots, it is so fun to get dressed for work. <3

#kesnyc #vince #coach #ragandbone
#kesnyc #saksfifthavenue #zadigandvoltaire #ragandbone

On the Fringe

I am currently in a post St. Valentine’s Day love affair with the home goods/home decorating/interior design firm and store Fringed Benefits. It is a manifestation of clever, inspirational design and good taste.

The brainchild of Interior Designer Amy Burns, who has established herself in the business locally for over twenty-years, and her partners Michelle O’Connor (business) and Kate Burns (designer), this venture is a stunning array of home decoration brilliance.

The store is located in the plaza adjacent to Wegman’s DeWitt (6825 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, New York 13066). It is closed on Sundays but operates every other day of the week. (Check their website for more information)

The venue is set up like a one-bedroom studio apartment with living-room, bedroom, office and dining-room decor supplemented by areas of small accessories, art, floral arrangements, gifts, candles and plenty of pillow options.

Retailer Glory took me on a tour including the back room, which is Burns’ design studio and offers personal assistance in home decorating including selecting fabrics and wallpapers. Glory’s enthusiasm for the products and budding business acumen made me want to make a purchase. It was a wooden heart ornament (pictured below) that I will cherish.

I had been a Facebook “Top Fan” of this place, but had never wandered in until today. It is an amazing store! You must go to there. Bonus if you tell them I sent you. <3