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Summer Fashion

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Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts, BCBGeneration sandals
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Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts, Calvin Klein booties
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BCBGMaxAzria romper and clutch, Marc Jacobs booties

Summer 2018 has been amazing so far.  So many fun things to do during my staycation.  The weather’s great.  Syracuse, New York was blessed with Florida style weather – so wonderfully crazy!  Me-likey!

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Marc Jacobs sunglasses, BCBGMaxAzria top and shorts, Ugg boots
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MichelleDaRin jewelry, Trina Turk top, Banana Republic shorts, BCBGMaxAzria sandals

Since I cannot wear them to work, shorts and off-shoulder tops are in heavy rotation right about now.  I have been frequenting live band venues –  a lot of dancing’s been added to my exercise regimen of yoga, hiking and pilates.

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Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Rachel Zoe dress, BCBGeneration sandals
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Max Mara top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts, Marc Jacobs sandals

As for art, the Happy Little Treehouse exhibit is moving to another location with a reception sometime next week, I think.  My paintings are still available and the proceeds from sales will be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital.  More to come on that front.  Stay tuned!

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MichelleDaRin jewelry, Trina Turk top and skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals
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Trina Turk dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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BCBGMaxAzria romper, Joie sandals
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Trina Turk top and shorts, BCBGMaxAzria sandals
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BCBGMaxAzria dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Rachel Zoe dress, Nine West booties

No Air/No Problemo in Oz

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Trina Turk dress, BCBGeneration sandals

There is no air-conditioning in school.  We take my #ootd pics early in the morning and by the end of the day I am sometimes somewhat of a hot and sticky mess.  I am grateful to have two fans mounted on the walls in my classroom and I have been drinking tons of iced coffee, water and a Gatorade every day.

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vintage necklace, BCBGMaxAzria sweater, top and skirt, BCBGeneration booties

No complaints though, as Syracuse, New York weather feels like Florida right now and we are on the verge of summer vacation!

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Cinq a Sept dress, BCBGeneration sandals
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Rachel Zoe dress, Calvin Klein booties

Here are my most recent outfits.  My Rachel Zoe dress needs the dry-cleaner stat, as Friday was a particularly muggy day.  It is currently a silk version of what my hair looked like later that day – that frazzled ’80s rock star effect that we all discarded with the invention of flat irons.  Seriously cringe worthy, lol.  I wore boots that day because I was sure it was going to rain mid-day, but that rain did not appear until I was driving home from work.  It lasted all of fifteen minutes leaving us with perfect outdoor festivals weather for the weekend  – Ozstravaganza in Chittenango and Taste of Syracuse downtown.

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Marc Jacobs sunglasses, BCBGMaxAzria sweater, pants and sandals, Bailey 44 top

 

Retail Girl

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Trina Turk top and skirt, Marc Jacobs boots
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BCBGMaxAzria dress, Marc Jacobs boots

While I was off work, I did a lot of on-line shopping.  I found these Marc Jacobs boots for a ridiculously low price.  They are beyond fabulous.  I love them – worked them into several outfits in the past two weeks.  The Calvin Klein booties and the Joie velvet sandal booties are new as well.  The Joie shoes are phenomenal.  They are velvet with a pink leather lining.

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Cinq a Sept dress, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots

Of course, it didn’t begin and end there.  I am on-line shopping every day.  I guess constantly is not an understatement! I put stuff into my virtual carts and go back to visit it all, watching for sales or special deals.  It is fun!  Like instant manifestations.  I desire something and somehow after a short time, I can afford to have it.  Lately, I cannot get enough silk.  The Cinq à Sept dresses and tops are all silk.  This is a hard brand to buy on-line because the sizing is not consistent.  The black dress is an XS.  It fits fine when I am wearing it, but I practically have to dislocate two shoulders to get it on and off, lol. I purchased it on a final sale.  I bought three tops in a size small; one had to go back because it was tight and had a snag, so I thought that was weird.  It is a new company – I am not sure what is going on there.

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Rachel Zoe top, Trina Turk pants, Joie booties

I am still not quite myself physically.  Up five pounds, which should get blasted this vacation week with any luck.  I go to Syracuse Yoga every morning.  It is my sister’s studio.  She has a special two-week unlimited package for $30 for new practitioners and an unlimited package for $105 if you use auto pay.  If you are local, you should totally check it out!  The instructors are amazing!

I am also hiking five miles a day and doing pilates when I can fit it in.  And no, I don’t wear heels when I take those walks.  I wear these awesome Brooks waterproof sneakers that I bought at Fleet Feet.  The service there is magical.  You tell the salesperson what you do – run, walk, other sports, etc. and they go in the back room and bring you exactly the shoe you need.  They are the best!

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Free People cardigan, JCrew T-shirt, Trina Turk skirt, Marc Jacobs boots

And while I am on the subject of plugging businesses, Amanda Losecco is my hairstylist at Miracles.  I am there every two weeks. I LOVE her! ❤ She has, seriously, single-handedly (she and her mad colorist and blow-drying skills) changed my life for the better.

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, pants and sandals
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C by Bloomingdales cardigan, Rachel Roy top, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, Calvin Klein booties

I was talking to someone the other day about my fashion obsession.  It was the salesgirl at the BCBGMaxAzria shop within Lord & Taylor at the Destiny Mall in Syracuse.  We decided that it was my hobby.  I have a passion for fashion.  I just love when I find something new that I consider to be so “me”.  I love the fabrics and colors, love when I buy something that works with something else in my closet.  It makes me sooo happy.  OMG, I love my life.

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Joie booties
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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, Trina Turk skirt, Nine West booties

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

 

Fashion Magic

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Rachel Zoe top, 7 For All Mankind jeans, BCBGeneration sandals

Here is my new favorite outfit!  I love this Rachel Zoe top so much – I bought it in white too!  And adding spandex to jeans is the most brilliant concept the fashion world has ever known.  These 7 For All Mankind cropped ankle jeans are so spectacular.  They totally move with me like a second skin.  My most recent purchase.  Lately, every time I buy something, I say to myself – okay, after this you don’t really need anything else.  LOL!  Needless to say, that thought is fleeting.

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Rachel Zoe top, Calvin Klein jeans, Nine West booties
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Honora necklace, Banana Republic sweater, BCBGMaxAzria pants and booties

I also recently acquired these BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet cargo pants in teal – one of the major colors this season.  They are amazing in every way!  Soft, elastic waist, cropped so that they did not need hemming… OMG!  Love!!! ❤

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Free People top, Banana Republic pants, BCBGeneration booties

And the Sloan fit pant from Banana Republic – I bought them in both garnet and charcoal.  The red ones were on some ridiculous sale because they were the last pair and happened to be in my size.  I think they ended up being only $20!

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Banana Republic cardigan and pants, Rachel Zoe top, Nine West booties

Here are the rest of my #ootd pics since school resumed.  Some are weekend shots.  I really love all my Rachel Zoe tops.  The fabrication is top notch.  I buy them on-line as no stores in Syracuse, New York carry her.  Same goes for Trina Turk.  Actually, shopping on-line is the way I prefer acquiring my wardrobe.  Sometimes I try on BCBG and other stuff while at Lord & Taylor.  I spent a couple hours in there trying on jeans last week so that I could ascertain my size and the best fit.  Turns out I am a standard size 2 across the board in Hudson, Joe’s Jeans and 7 For All Mankind (0 in Banana and XS or XXS in BCBG depending on the cut).  Yes!!!!!  And…I love it when something comes in the mail and it is a perfect fit.  It is just like magic!  Because, of course, fashion is magical.

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BCBGMaxAzria romper, BCBGeneration booties
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Free People cardigan and dress, BCBGeneration booties
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Halston Heritage dress, BCBGeneration booties
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Trina Turk dress, BCBGMaxAzria belt and sandals
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BCBGMaxAzria dress and belt, BCBGeneration sandals
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Lucky Brand top, BCNGMaxAzria skirt, BCBGeneration booties
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BCBGMaxAzria dress, Coach clutch, BCBGeneration booties
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BCBGMaxAzria top and booties, Trina Turk skirt, Michelle DaRin bracelets
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Free People top, Trina Turk skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals
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Honora necklace, BCBGMaxAzria dress, BCBGeneration booties
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Free People cardigan and dress, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots
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BCBGeneration dress and booties
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Free People dress, BCBGeneration booties
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Banana Republic dress, BCBGMaxAzria booties

Summer #ootd

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Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts and sandals
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Rachel Zoe dress, BCBGeneration sandals and clutch
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BCBGMaxAzria romper and belt, BCBGeneration booties and clutch
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BCBGMaxAzria romper and belt, BCBGeneration sandals, Michelle DaRin bracelet
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BCBGMaxAzria crop top and skirt, Nine West sandals, Coach clutch
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BCBGMaxAzria romper, BCBGeneration booties, Coach clutch
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Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts and shoes, Fossil bracelets, Coach clutch
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Rachel Zoe top, Banana Republic shorts, BCBGeneara

School’s Out for Summer!

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Banana Republic suit, Free People top, BCBGeneration sandals
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Chan Luu choker, Free People cardigan and top, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, BCBGeneration sandals
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Screw cardigan, Free People top, BCBGMax Azria pants, Nine West booties

I’m finally getting back to blogging now that I’m in summer mode.  I will post soon about more new encaustic paintings, once I get around to mounting them onto the chalk boards.  I have a dozen new heart paintings and a dozen abstracted baseball ones that I am loving.  They are currently residing on my kitchen table – and on the surrounding counter space.  No current plans for exhibiting them as of yet.

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BCBGMax Azria dress and pants, Banana Republic top, Coach booties
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Free People cardigan, Trina Turk top, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, Ugg boots
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Honors necklace, BCBGeneration dress, Karl Lagerfeld boots

I still have artwork up at Kimberly’s Salon on James Street in Eastwood and at Syracuse Yoga down the street on Thompson Road.  Not sure what is up next for me, but that makes the journey so special.  I made the paintings for a purpose; just not sure what that purpose is as of yet, lol.

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Free People top, BCBGMax Azria belt and leggings, BCBGeneration sandals
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Banana Republic suit jacket, Syracuse yoga T-shirt, Inc pants, BCBGeneration booties
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Honora necklace, BCBGMaxAzria top and pants, BCBGeneration sandals

If I can get my friends to put up with doing the photography, I will try to post #ootd pics on Instagram during July and August.  Although I am usually the one who takes our obligatory selfie when we are all out and about, I am not a fan of those selfie pics where the fashion blogger cuts off her own head or shoots a foreshortened image from above.  By not a fan, I mean I really don’t want to do that.  So…we’ll see.

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Free People top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, BCBGMaxAzria sandals
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Free People cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria romper, Nine West boots

Here are some outfits from the past few weeks.  Kinda fell off the wagon with posting them here.  We were having technical difficulties with the lighting in the classroom.  I had to double edit the pics to adjust the brightness, so there are inconsistencies – I guess I will hold to that excuse.  We take dozens of pics in a short time and I swear I am always changing out the pose, but for some reason I like this crossed legged thing-a-ma-bob that I have been doing a lot.  It feels like the most natural and most comfortable position for me especially when I am wearing a dress or skirt.  My go-to vogue.  My work colleague Brad calls it my stance.

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BCBGMaxAzria dress, Nine West sandals
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Hailstone Heritage dress, BCBGMaxAzria sandals

My new favorite things – Halston Heritage and everything by Rachel Zoe!  OMG, I love her!  I now own five pieces – two dresses and three tops.  I am on her site literally every day.  I want more!

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Rachel Zoe dress, BCBGeneration sandals and clutch

I’ve discovered something called the Amazon wish list.  It is a public list of things I desire.  All I have to do is dream while on-line shopping and perhaps these things will actually materialize in my mailbox on the condition that fairy godmothers/Santa Claus/tooth fairy/Easter bunny/patron saints of fashion do exist.  That is wishful thinking at its finest.  How cool is this?

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Banana Republic cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria top, Bailey 44 skirt, BCBGeneration sandals

I ❤ fashion.  Love, love, LOVE!!!

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Banana Republic top and skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals
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Free People top, Bailey 44 skirt, BCBGeneration sandals
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Free People cardigan, Rachel Roy top, BCBGMaxAzria skirt, Ugg boots
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Free People dress, BCBGMaxAzria pants and sandals