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Dresses with Pockets

#kesnyc mask #tashkovski bracelet #bcbgmaxazria top #joie dress #marcjacobs boots

In my attempt to do a theme week, I selected short dresses with pockets. I love deep pockets! Clearly, I need a fifth dress with pockets to finish off the week. I had to insert a skirt on Thursday – but in its defense, OMG, the pockets are enormous. <3

#kesnyc mask #allsaints leather dress #coach leather skirt #ragandbone boots
#tashkovski bracelet #saksfifthavenue cashmere sweater #freepeople dress #rebeccaminkoff boots
#kesnyc mask #tashkovski bracelet #rebeccataylor leather top and denim dress #ragandbone boots

In other news, my school picture was in my mailbox yesterday. I stood in a long line that day on the cafetorium stage, waiting my turn after a group of fifth graders had theirs. Is it all airbrushed? Because it is one of the best school pictures I have ever taken in twenty-five years of teaching. I think it was a new company or something, I’m not sure but, regardless, I am delighted with the results.

#honora necklace #kesnyc mask #saksfifthavenue cashmere sweater #halston dress #marcjacobs boots

The Silk-Leather Punch

#michelledarinjewelry bracelet #trinaturk top #coach skirt #bcbgeneration sandals
#tashkovski bracelet #rebeccataylor top #freepeople skirt #ralphlauren boots

Last week was all about the silk and leather combo. I’ve been trying to stick to themes and this one is my favorite. The previous week it was cotton T-shirt and leather, which is the more casual version of what is becoming my school uniform.

We are currently glazing clay projects, painting and finishing up the Lions Club peace poster contest. Posters are due on October 22nd. First marking period ends on November 5th.

#kesnyc mask #rebeccataylor top #aliceandolivia skirt #ragandbone boots
#kesnyc mask #bcbgmaxazria top #talithacollection top #coach skirt #ragandbone boots
#kesnyc mask #fossil bracelets #trinaturk top #joesjeans pants #marcjacobs boots
#kesnyc mask #tashkovski bracelet #bcbgmaxazria top #halston top #joesjeans pants #ragandbone boots
#kesnyc mask #equipment dress #bcbgeneration sandals
#kesnyc mask #joie dress #allsaints shorts #bcbgmaxazria sandals

Gown-centric

#tashkovski bracelet #sachinandbabi gown #coach clutch #bcbgeneration sandals

I attended two weddings last weekend – one on Saturday night and the other on Monday afternoon. I would like to live my life in gowns from now on, if that can be arranged – thank you….

#tashkovski bracelet #bailey44 gown #coach clutch #ralphlauren boots

Separates

#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #faithfullthebrand #7forallmankind #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #daydreamerforfreepeople #zadigandvoltaire #ragandbone
#kesnyc #michelledarinjewelry #bcbgmaxazria #daydreamerforfreepeople #joesjeans #joie

I dressed for comfort last week. Separates featuring leather and T-shirts. Four classes finished a clay project, two are using colored pencil and two are painting. I found my denim apron in the big cupboard by my desk while looking for something else. Yessssssss – because things are about to start getting messy.

#kesnyc #tashkovski #zadigandvoltaire #trinaturk #karllagerfeldparis

Most of the boxes on the back counter are filled with the new glazes I’d ordered. Many of the items I purchased for this year are on back order though. I can’t remember what I have planned for tomorrow, lol. When I planned ahead, like, you know, in August, it was with the notion that the supplies would be available – but no biggie. It will all work itself out.

P.S. My clothes reflect the art – Sugar Skulls are a theme. Also: Butterflies. <3

#kesnyc #tashkovski #360cashmere #vince #marcjacobs

The Influencer

#kesnyc #tashkovski #faithfullthebrand #joesjeans #bcbgmaxazria

The theme for this week was going to be peasant top meets leather but it went wonky due to my inability to stick to a theme. I have a lot of leather skirts and pants – I guess I will continue this bit through next week and see how it goes.

#kesnyc #michelledarinjewelry #allsaints #vince #ragandbone

Meanwhile, I am getting a bunch of requests to be a brand ambassador/fashion influencer via Instagram. And I didn’t even have to buy fake bots! (If you saw that documentary on HBOMax, you know what I am referring to there). Stay tuned….

#kesnyc #tashkovski #faithfullthebrand #theory #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #joesjeans
#tashkovski #coach #forloveandlemons #bcbgmaxazria #bcbgeneration

Silk Week Featuring Rachel Zoe

#kesnyc #tashkovski #rachelzoe #alicaandolivia #joie
#kesnyc #rachelzoe #bcbgeneration

So, I was trying out a thing – theme weeks for my work attire. Last week it was black. This week I wore silk every day. Themes are challenging because they limit what you can and cannot wear. This can be a good thing when you have so many clothes in your closet that it makes you focus only on a few key items. And on the flip side, the limitations are frustrating because sometimes you just want to reach for a cotton T–shirt or whatever. I know that when they tell us we are having a jeans day on a Friday – I don’t always feel like wearing jeans.

#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #rachelzoe #allsaints #ragandbone

It really all depends on the weather. And with teaching art, it also depends on what materials we are using – how messy they are. It was very warm in the classroom. I had several moments of overheating, which looked like a menopausal freak show, but was really just a lot of people in a room with no air conditioning wearing masks that make your face sweat and then whoooosh – your whole body, lol. It was happening to the thirteen-year-old boys and girls too.

Wearing silk helped with that. Thank you, Rachel Zoe for your beautiful light weight creations. I cut off the off-shoulder top’s sleeves on the embroidered silk/cotton top (above) and tried it as a layered tube top thingy, which I loved.

#kesnyc #tashkovski #ullajohnson #bcbgmaxazria

A thank you also goes out to Ulla Johnson for this magnificent lightweight slip and dress combo, all silk, that I wore for the first time backwards. When I bought the dress, it was featured as a high neck tunic with a bow at the back of the neck, but I wore it with the bow in front as more of a V-neck and loved it. The other way, the neckline sort of flopped in a funny way, like it was too big and so, this dress had been relegated to the back of my closet. Now you may see it in a heavier rotation.

I know it isn’t as flattering to go with the moo-moo look, as my colleague Katy calls it, but we both love the comfort of dresses like this for work. The dress isn’t particularly editorial but in real life, it is really beautiful with a delicate embroidery throughout the sheer fabric.

#kesnyc #tashkovski #allsaints #halston #trinaturk #bcbgmaxazria

I completed silk week with this Halston one-shouldered top that I wore with an Allsaints T-shirt underneath. I paid full price when I bought this top from Neiman Marcus. It has this fabulous drape that I love so muchy-much. I am wearing it in my Facebook profile picture. It’s one of my favorite pieces!

Because I blog my outfits, I feel like I need to wear everything in my closet and have something different on all the time, like the characters do on the new incarnation of Dynasty on the CW. And I guess that has to be fine with me. Clothes are an obsession. Clothes? Fashion, really, and knowing my own style. I will spend every penny on my wardrobe. Eating and paying bills – that stuff is overrated, lol. #whatwillshewearnext? <3

Mourning

#kesnyc #tashkovski #faithfullthebrand #laurenralphlauren #bcbgeneration
#kesnyc #warnerbros #ragandbone

I’m in mourning for my summer vacation. I will be wearing black for a while. I could potentially do this all year, lol. I love wearing black, especially with blonde hair.

#kesnyc #michelledarinjewelry #trinaturk #bcbgmaxazria
#kesnyc #milly #allsaints #bcbgeneration

Road Trip Fashion

#ninewest #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IECpqe1uFBQ

Here are my #ootd Instagram pictures from the last few days. Elaine and I were all over the place – Clay & Cicero, New York for a concert and ice cream, Watkins Glen and Hammondsport, New York for a state park hike and a winery visit, Camillus, New York for a shopping experience and lunch, Jamesville, New York for trivia and a sunset view on a farm/restaurant…

It was so much fun to discover places together. I dropped her off at the airport yesterday morning. She lives in Florida. We have been friends since the sixth grade. I was maid of honor at her wedding. We go long stretches without texting or calling then just pick up where we left off and catch up on our lives. I am so lucky. So grateful for our friendship. Grateful for the new memories we created this past week. Thank you, Elaine!!! <3

#marcjacobs #coach #freepeople
#tashkovski #coach #faithfullthebrand #allsaints #ragandbone
#marcjacobs #coach #freepeople #faithfullthebrand #joesjeans #ragandbone

The Loose Fit & the Peplum

#freepeople #tashkovski #joie #coach
#kesnyc #freepeople #michelledarinjewelry #bcbgmaxazria
#kesnyc #tashkovski #trinaturk #kobihalperin #bcbgeneration

I am opting for loose fitting dresses and peplums, as I navigate the end of the school year. I am up a smidge more than five pounds since the school year began. This is due in part to ice cream and most recently, to the spanakopita from St. Sophia’s Greek Fest (so good!).

It is also because I have spent the majority of the school year sitting behind a desk. I will get myself back to normal soon. No – I will not be the person with a closet full clothes that do not fit! <3

#saksfifthavenue #kesnyc #halston #bcbgmaxazria #joesjeans #ragandbone
#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria #allsaints #ragandbone
#kesnyc @bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone
#kesnyc #rachelzoe #joie
#kesnyc #trinaturk #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #bcbgmaxazria #bananarepublic #joesjeans #bcbgeneration

Cotton/Leather Combo

#kesnyc #daydreamerforfreepeople #vince #ragandbone #michelledarinjewelry
#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 #warnerbrothers #coach #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #freepeople #coach #ragandbone