Tag Archives: back to school fashion

She’s Baaaaaaack!

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Trina Turk top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Joie sandals

One of the best parts of getting back to work has been reuniting with my favorite photographer/bestie/colleague/art teacher/partner-in-goofiness, Katy C.  We have resumed the #ootd.  Here are my latest outfits coupled with some from before my two month hiatus.

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BCBGMaxAzria tops and pants, Calvin Klein booties
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Cinq a Sept dress, Marc Jacobs booties

I have fallen in love with a new-to-me brand: Cinq à Sept (5 to 7).  I love every piece and am finding room in my closet for these silk confections – three dresses, two tops and counting!

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Cinq a Sept dress, Via Spiga hosiery, Calvin Klein booties
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Honora necklace, BCBGMaxAzria sweater and skirt, Marc Jacobs boots

I am also such a fan of Marc Jacobs boots.  He and I are the same age.  Lol, he really gets me.  I feel like the lasts for these shoes were made from molds of my feet.  Cray-cray awesomeness!

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Honora necklace, Cynthia Rowley cashmere cardigan (bathrobe!), Trina Turk dress, Hue tights, Marc Jacobs booties
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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, Trina Turk dress, Marc Jacobs boots

I love having somewhere to go every day.  People often tell me that they never had a teacher like me, alluding to my work fashion.  When I was growing up the teachers always made an effort – they wore mini shift dresses with high heels.  Had their hair done in the beehive coifs of the day.  Were prim and proper, and so, so smart.  Beautiful.  Miss Emerson, Miss Clancy, Miss Daniels, Miss Adsitt….  I loved going to school back then too.  Thank you, Tecumseh Elementary for a dream.  I guess I always aspired to be just like these amazing women.  Didn’t actually realize it until now – wow!

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and skirt, Ralph Lauren boots

I love fashion.  Love to get dressed every morning for work.  Love feeling good about myself, happy, relaxed, confident and this feeling contributes to the dynamic of each day.

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Free People cardigan, Halston Heritage dress, BCBGeneration booties
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Rachel Zoe dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Free People dress, Marc Jacobs boots

We have so much fun.  Art is about imagination – imagining your dreams via learning how to draw, how to visualize solutions.  I am currently working on four or five different things with the students – clay sculptures and bas-reliefs in a couple classes, horse paintings in a couple….  The Studio in Art students are painting barn landscapes using Wolf Kahn’s color palette and my 5th graders are doing double duty – first an additive wood sculpture then an invention à la Da Vinci.  More to come in regards to that one.  I will tell you the story of my invention soon.  It’s hilarious, I promise. ❤

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Bloomingdale’s cashmere cardigan, Bebe top, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Nine West booties
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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and pants, Nine West booties
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Trina Turk top and pants, BCBGeneration booties
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Banana Republic cardigan, Free People top, BCBGMaxAzria top and pants, BCBGeneration booties
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Free People dress, BCBGMaxAzria velvet leggings, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots

 

Black & Blue…Dog

BCBGMaxAria dress, Nine West boots
BCBGMaxAria dress, Nine West boots

I went with a black and blue theme in fashion this week starting with my self-instituted black Mondays (#blackmondays).  All in the name of fashion?

BCBGMax Aria top and pants, Banana Republic cardigan BCBGGeneration booties
BCBGMax Aria top and pants, Banana Republic cardigan BCBGGeneration booties

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Well, funny thing is that my art project, which coordinates with my new local assessment”test” was to introduce students to George Rodrigue and his famous blue dog paintings.

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Students drew the dog’s face insuring an emotion – serene, happy, angry, etc.

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Then they added a fashion element – clothes, accessories.

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Then outlined with extra-fine tipped Sharpies and colored with colored pencils (Prismacolors).

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They cut them out to place on fabulous 3D Os and mount them on black paper.

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The results were outstanding. A wall of what looks to be dancing dogs!  I imagine them barking to a tune from A Chorus Line, but that’s just me.

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Trina Turk dress, Ralph Lauren boots
Trina Turk dress, Ralph Lauren boots
Bailey 44 top, Trina Turk pants BCBGGeneration sandals
Bailey 44 top, Trina Turk pants BCBGGeneration sandals
BCBGMaxAzria top, Banana Republic pants, BCBGGeneration sandals
BCBGMaxAzria top, Banana Republic pants, BCBGGeneration sandals