Category Archives: #ootd

Before March Madness

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Here are my outfits of the day for the month of March 2020.  No more school for a while.  I just discovered a show on ABC called Schooled to help with my school withdrawal.  It is almost as funny as the silly things kids say at real school. It’s set in the ’90s, which is when I started working at my job.  Back then I think my fashion look was sort of Monica from Friends.

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Rebecca Taylor jacket, Milly top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Calvin Klein booties
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Free People dress, Sorel boots
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Joie leather dress, Marc Jacobs boots, Tashkovski bracelet
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Baublebar choker, Rachel Zoe silk dress, Marc Jacobs boots, Tashkovski bracelet
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Aqua Cashmere sweater, Trina Turk leather skirt, Rebecca Minkoff boots, Harry Potter lanyard
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Rachel Zoe silk dress, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Marc Jacobs sandals and sunglasses
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Honora necklace, Tashkovski bracelet, Halston Heritage dress, Banana Republic top, Marc Jacobs boots
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Cinq a Sept silk dress, Marc Jacobs boots
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C by Bloomingdales cashmere sweater, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Marc Jacobs boots, Tashkovski bracelet
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Aqua Cashmere sweater, French Connection leather skirt, Rebecca Minkoff boots

 

 

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February Fashion

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Theory sweater, Trina Turk top and pants, Marc Jacobs booties
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Joie dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Theory cardigan, Rachel Zoe dress, Calvin Klein booties
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Theory cardigan, Rebecca Taylor top and pants, Marc Jacobs booties
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Michelle DaRin jewelry, Rachel Zoe dress, Enzo Angiolini boots
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Tashkovski bracelet, BCBGMaxAzria dress, Nine West booties
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Theory cardigan, Rebecca Taylor top, Joe’s Jeans leather pants, Nine West booties
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Rebecca Taylor jacket, Milly top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Calvin Klein booties
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Free People dress, Sorel booties
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Tashkovski bracelet, BCBGMaxAzria jacket and pants, Kobi Halperin top, Calvin Klein booties

 

 

#ootd – January 2020

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, dress, and pants, Rag & Bone booties
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Free People cardigan, Theory sweater, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, Rag & Bone booties
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Free People cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria top, Rebecca Taylor pants, Calvin Klein booties

Welcome to my world.  Here are my 2020 #ootd school pictures thus far.  My Studio in Art students have been painting with acrylics – these paintings are going to blow your mind.  They are sooooo good!!!!! I think they only need a couple more weeks to complete them.  I have been wearing stuff that wouldn’t freak me out if it got paint on it.  I guess I am saying that fashion is taking a backseat at the moment.  I’m a control freak about the brushes – I tell them to use however many they want and need, and I will wash them, so, I spend about twenty minutes washing brushes on my lunch period every day.

Today was the first day of the 2nd semester, believe it or not, which means we are already half-way through the year.  I am giving pre-tests and prepping lessons – lots of cool things to come:  oil pastels, collage, more paintings and clay!!!  I’ll be switching up the artwork on the cabinets soon, as well as eventually organizing the excessive amount of white paint on that back counter, lol, for those of you who scoff at the mess. (It is an art room, after all – that’s what makes it fun and funny).  Special thanks to Katy C., my colleague and photographer, who laughs with me every day.  <3

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Theory sweater, Rag & Bone skirt, Marc Jacobs booties
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BCBGMaxAzria dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Theory cashmere cardigan, Syracuse Yoga T-shirt, Banana Republic skirt, Marc Jacobs booties
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Banana Republic cardigan, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Sorel booties
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Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria sweater and pants, Ralph Lauren boots
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Free People cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Nine West booties

Front & Center

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My recent outfits of the day are heavy on the Theory cashmere sweaters and leather skirts, and jeans by French Connection, Free People and Joe’s Jeans.  My newest acquisition, the Rag & Bone wine-colored patent booties, will be in heaviest rotation in 2020 until I get them in multiple colors (no doubt).  They are fashion perfection in a decorative sense and also function – they’re spot on for walking around in Syracuse, New York in winter.

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Tashkovski bracelets, Theory cashmere cardigan and sweater, Rebecca Taylor silk velvet pants, Marc Jacobs booties
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Lord & Taylor cashmere cardigan, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Marc Jacobs booties
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Tashkovski bracelet, Trina Turk stretch silk top, French Connection leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

In about eight hours, I will be getting up early for the last time this year.  After tomorrow,  we will be on a two-week hiatus from school.  I will spend time assessing my bracelet project.  Sales went well at the Sip & Sparkle at The Chop House.  Another event is planned for late January.  I’m contemplating on-line sales too.  Not sure what to do quite yet – I’m waiting for inspiration to guide me.

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Theory cashmere cardigan and sweater, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Calvin Klein booties
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Tashkovski bracelet, Theory cashmere cardigan, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Nine West booties
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Theory cashmere cardigan, Bailey 44 silk top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Nine West booties

I’ve had so many wonderful things happen to me this year despite it also being one of the most tragic years of my life with the loss of my dad.  It is like a jumble of confusion and clarity.  The last few days have been sort of massively cloudy, kind of like when you ask the Magic Eight Ball a question and you get the murky liquid instead of words spelled out on a triangle.

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Honora jewelry, C by Bloomingdales cashmere cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria leather skirt, Nine West boots
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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, Free People leather skirt, Nine West boots

I don’t know what’s next, but If 2020 isn’t the year of clarity then that will be the biggest joke of life.  It kind of has to be, right?

Thank you for your support this year and always – of me, my art career and the bracelet thing, and for being one of many international readers of this blog.  I renewed the website.  I am actually on my way to making my first $100 with the monetization of the site – it is very exciting, so, thank you for that too.

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, dress and pants, Rag & Bone booties
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Free People cardigan, Theory cashmere sweater, BCBGMaxAzria velvet leggings, Rag & Bone booties

I am grateful for you. <3

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Rebecca Taylor top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Rag & Bone booties
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Theory sweater, Trina Turk skirt, Karl Lagerfeld boots
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Tashkovski bracelet, Rebecca Taylor silk velvet dress, Sorel booties

The Rakuten Way

 

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I have been manifesting money in the mail.  The first time it happened – OMG, it was totally unexpected.  I stumbled upon this site called Rakuten.  They know you, know what you like, know where you are on-line shopping.  Through emails you click their links to get to things you planned on buying with or without them, things you feel comfortable paying the price offered – and then they give you cash back.  Win-win!

https://www.rakuten.com/r/KTASHK2?eeid=28187

Check it out!  Use the link above and get started.  This site encompasses all shop sites – Amazon, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and many more.  All types of merchandise, not just fashion.

It is amazing! <3

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Tashkovski bracelet, J.Crew T-shirt, Rag & Bone patent leather skirt, Hue tights, Marc Jacobs booties
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Tashkovski bracelet, BCBGMaxAzria sweater and skirt, Sorel boots
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Tashkovski bracelet, Banana Republic top, BCBGMaxAzria dress, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots
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Theory cashmere sweater, BCBGMaxAzria belt and leggings, Ralph Lauren boots
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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Tashkovski bracelets, Theory cashmere sweater, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, Calvin Klein booties
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Tashkovski bracelet, Theory sweater, Rebecca Taylor dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Free People cardigan, Rebecca Taylor silk top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Joie sandals

 

Role Play

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Theory cashmere cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria dress and pants, Marc Jacobs booties, Tashkovski bracelet

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Theory sweater, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Nine West booties, Tashkovski bracelet

As I sit here writing this post, I am wearing the outfit pictured above.  These leather jeans are like butter (butttaaaahhhhh….).  And the cashmere tunic sweater is perfect-o.  Such is the problem of a fashion blogger – how do you continue to wear newbies in the real world and not your very favorite pieces?  How to you mix it up to keep it all fresh?  

I guess keep doing what I am doing as long as it is fun?  I must be a fashion role model for someone out there.

<3

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BCBGMaxAzria jacket, Milly silk/spandex top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Marc Jacobs booties
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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Tashkovski choker, BCBGMaxAzria top, belt and sandals, Trina Turk skirt

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Kobi Halperin top, Trina Turk leather skirt, BCBGeneration sandals
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Nine West suede cap, Theory cashmere sweater Free People leather skirt, Sorel bootie, Tashkovski bracelet

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Cinq a Sept silk top, Alice + Olivia silk velvet pants, BCBGMaxAzria sandals Tashkovski bracelet 
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NFS – QUATREFOIL
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Bailey 44 top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, BCBGeneration sandals, Tashkovski bracelet
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$75 . – STONES
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Aqua Cashmere cardigan, Rachel Zoe silk top, Marc Jacobs booties
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Theory cashmere sweater Free People leather skirt, Sorel bootie, Tashkovski bracelet
Theory sweater, Joe's Jeans leather jeans, Nine West booties, Tashkovski bracelet
Tashkovski bracelet, Theory sweater, Joe’s Jeans leather pants, Nine West booties

 

 

War & Peace

These Tashkovski collection bracelets are part of the War & Peace series.  They are made with vintage US Army patches and pins.  There is a Girl Scout patch in the mix (it is from the ’50s!) and a peace pin that was originally designed to protest war.  The idea with these pieces is to respect everyone’s position.  I truly admire those who serve our country.

Ultimately, peace is the goal.  Find peace within yourself first and your world will change.  I promise you that. <3

 

 

Bracing Myself

I have been working on photographing, pricing, labeling and cataloging the Tashkovski collection bracelets.  Here is the group I just finished – a combination of cameos, vintage pieces and St. Christopher medals.  Each is one-of-a-kind.  Handmade bracelets created with pins in leather, rabbit fur and sherpa.

I have a bit more organization to do this weekend before the launch.  Once I get it all sorted, I will free up time to make more (and start the process all over again). <3

Embellishment

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Talitha Collection silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties
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Rachel Zoe silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties, Tashkovski bracelet

Just completed a legit full week of work with outfits of the day to show for it.  I am all about silk, silk-velvet, leather and embellishments, and have taken to wearing the bracelets I created over the summer.

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Akemi + Kin for Anthropologie dress, Calvin Klein booties
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Rebecca Taylor silk top, French Connection leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties, Tashkovski bracelet

There are over five hundred bracelets in stock with more on the way.  I’m obsessed with this new venture!  I’m waiting for the arrival of tags and some other supplies.  Will be launching the collection soon! <3

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BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, velvet leggings and sandals, Alice + Olivia silk velvet top
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Trina Turk top and pants, C by Bloomingdales cashmere cardigan, BCBGeneration velvet booties, Tashkovski bracelet

Where in the World

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C by Bloomingdales cashmere cardigan, Warner Bros. Hogwarts T-shirt, BCBGMaxAzria skirt, Marc Jacobs boots

Where am I?  I am back at work at Chittenango Middle School, teaching 8th grade Studio in Art, Art-8, and helping fifty kids a day with homework in two study halls.  My outfit of the day (#ootd) pictures have been hit or miss.  Not sure whether or not to resume taking them.  Katy C. and I have been so busy prepping lessons and organizing stuff – I only have a few pictures to share (even though we’ve been back at it for two weeks now).

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Talitha Collection silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties

Meanwhile, my artwork is going places.  I am exhibiting encaustic baseball paintings and horseshoe paintings during the month of September 2019 at Half Moon Bakery & Bistro (6500 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078).

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And last night I delivered six encaustic angel paintings from the Futura series to a new restaurant called 317 (317 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York) before heading to the Italian Festival, which is taking place in front of City Hall this weekend.  These paintings will be up in a group pairing along with other artists’ work (indefinitely, as of now).  317 provides an incredibly intimate dining experience right in the heart of downtown Syracuse adjacent to the Onondaga Historical Association.

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Finally, my twelve Japanese-inspired fan encaustic paintings are still available for sale at Kasai Ramen (218 Walton Street, Syracuse, NY 13202) until September 16, 2019.

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P.S. I started designing bracelets!  I’ll be ready to launch that experience very soon – stay tuned!  The jewelry thing is my current passion and focus artistically.  The universe has been doing a great job of taking care of everything else.  Thank you, universe!  Life is good! <3

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Aqua Cashmere cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, Rag & Bone patent leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties