Tag Archives: #ootd

#ootd at Home

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Equipment leather dress, BCBGeneration sandals
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Free People cardigan and dress, Joie boots

I seem to get more work done if I am dressed – that is, out of pajamas and into real clothes, as though I am actually going somewhere.  Today after an amazing hike at Green Lakes and some sunbathing on my deck (what a beautiful day!), I bathed and donned my Equipment leather dress then set out to organize paperwork for my Schoology platform.

I also scheduled some Zoom meetings and emailed students about them and about other stuff.  It wasn’t technically supposed to be a workday, but I like to have things ready – email on Sunday nights so that students can work on their artwork on Wednesdays and Fridays.

It is a weird new normal.

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Saks Fifth Avenue cashmere beanie, Theory cashmere sweater, Free People leather skirt, Joie boots
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360 Cashmere sweater, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Joie sandals
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360 Cashmere sweater, 7 for All Mankind jeans, Rebecca Minkoff boots
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Aqua Cashmere sweater, Bailey 44 skirt, Ugg boots
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Free People dress

 

Pajama Party

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Ugg flannel pajamas

I had the foresight to purchase new pajamas – I didn’t know then that I would be spending the majority of my time in them.  But, hey, it is fun!  I love being home, love spending time with my cat, love time to figure out this remote teaching thing.  Turns out we are spending more time teaching remotely than we did actually teaching face-to-face.  Lots of individual emails with students and parents, lots of information added to my Schoology platform, lots of learning how to use technology – I am no longer a Zoom virgin, lol.

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Vicherub long underwear, Ugg boots
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Ugg flannel pajamas

We were supposed to go back on April 15th but they are targeting April 29, 2020 now.  I added names to all the canvases and papers I planned for students to use in class – so, I am just going to trust that they will eventually be able to create those projects.  I sent them home with an art packet on the day before our government-mandated mass exodus from school.

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ThermaJane long underwear
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Ugg flannel pajamas

The Social Studies teacher told me that many of my students were working on that art homework during her Zoom meeting.  Yeah!  I love that. <3

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ThermaJane long underwear

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Conclusion

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Theory cashmere cape sweater and Saks Fifth Avenue cashmere sweater as belt, & For All Mankind jeans, Calvin Klein booties, Tashkovski bracelet, Coach crossbody, Marc Jacobs sunglasses
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BCBGMaxAzria top and shorts, Nine West booties, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Coach crossbody

As of today, I am back at work.  Here are my most recent summer on-location #ootd pictures.

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BCBGMaxAzria top and skirt, Tashkovski bracelet, Coach clutch, Sorel booties, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

It was the summer of my dreams – beautiful weather, incredible people, creative juices flowing….  It was and is everything I could possibly desire.

So, not really a conclusion.  It’s just another beginning.  A renaissance!  Today is a continuation of a fun, blessed life.  I just had to get up a lot earlier and spend less time with my cat. #catsnamedpablo (yes, that’s a thing). <3

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Cinq a Sept dress, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Coach bag, Tashkovski bracelet, Joie sandals
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Rachel Zoe dress, Coach bag, Tashkovski bracelets, BCBGeneration sandals
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BCBGMaxAzria dress and sandals, Michelle DaRin jewelry bracelets
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Halston Heritage dress, BCBGMaxAzria sandals
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Trina Turk top and skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals, Coach crossbody, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

Tashionista & Family

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Location #ootd part II: with friends and family

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Kobi Halperin top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts and sandals, Coach crossbody
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Trina Turk top, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Joie sandals, Coach crossbody
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BCBGMaxAzria romper, BCBGeneration sandals, Marc Jacobs sunglasses
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Trina Turk top, BCBGMaxAzria belt, Banana Republic shorts, BCBGeneration sandals, Coach clutch

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Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts and sandals, Fossil bracelets

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Bailey 44 top, BCBGMaxAzria skirt and sandals, Coach crossbody, Marc Jacob sunglasses

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Tashionista on Location

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress. Ralph Lauren boots, Coach crossbody
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Theory cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria romper, Joie sandals
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Trina Turk jumpsuit, Joie sandals

Here are some of my Instagram photographs taken outside of the classroom.  Summer rocks!  So grateful for time off of work, for time to enjoy the sunshine.  And for time to bask in the creation of art, and in the appreciation of it. #blessed <3

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Alice + Olivia top and pants, Calvin Klein booties
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Rebecca Taylor dress, BCBGeneration sandals, Marc Jacobs sunglasses
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Rebecca Taylor dress, Calvin Klein booties, Coach bag
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BCBGMaxAzria top, Rag & Bone skirt, Marc Jacobs bootiies and sunglasses, Coach crossbody
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BCBGMaxAzria dress and sandals, Michelle DaRin jewelry bracelets
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Halston Heritage dress, BCBGMaxAzria sandals
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Trina Turk top and skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals, Coach crossbody, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

Best in Silk

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Trina Turk silk top, French Connection leather skirt, Nine West boots

Here are my #ootd pictures from November 2018.  The black cropped leg BCBGMaxAzria  pants go with everything!  I ended up getting a second pair because they are so spectacular.  Not sure why they were not made in other colors.  I love silk as well, and silk velvet is soooo amazing!  I’m sure my dry cleaner loves that I wear it too, lol.

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Cinq a Sept silk dress, Via Spiga tights, Sorel boots

I was able to incorporate my Wonder Woman boots (above) in this one! They are Sorel – I think I paid one third of the retail asking price for them, maybe less!

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Ulla Johnson silk dress, Calvin Klein booties
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Kobi Halperin top, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, Calvin Klein booties

It is fun keeping track of fashion because I can see what combinations I have done with separates – what items go with what, and as a result, I can assess what one new thing I may bring into the mix that will serve me best.  The morning I put this look together (above), I was, like, how do these two things match? – that is so cool! That Kobi Halperin top is embroidered cotton – very wonderful texture in person.  There is a version of it in all white hiding somewhere in the universe for me to find.

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Rebecca Taylor silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk-velvet pants, Joie sandals

Rebecca Taylor has a new concept right now where you can pay a monthly fee and rent up to four garments at a time to wear until you want to give them back and then get more.  I have my eye on a few pieces from her holiday collection right now.  Go to www.rebeccataylor.com for more information.

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and skirt, Nine West booties
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Rebecca Taylor silk dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Trina Turk silk-spandex top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Marc Jacobs booties

This top (above) is from 1999!  It is my first Trina Turk, the reason I fell in love with her work!  Mine is a size Medium, which is a bit large for me now but I still love it and wear it often.

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Free People cardigan and leather skirt, JCrew T-shirt, Marc Jacobs boots
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Akemi + Kim for Anthropologie dress, Via Spiga tights, Calvin Klein booties
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BCBGMaxAzria silk dress, Calvin Klein booties

This BCBGMaxAzria gown (above) was my outfit for my annual Friendsgiving dinner.  About twenty-five of us dined together at Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse.  It had been hanging in my closet for two years and so, I was very psyched to have an opportunity to wear it.  I sewed bra cups into the lining because the bodice neckline made it difficult to find undergarments that worked.  Easy-peasy!

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Cinq a Sept silk top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, BCBGeneration booties
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Rachel Zoe silk top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Calvin Klein booties

Here I am wearing Rachel Zoe (above) at my friend Tracey’s pre-Thanksgiving house party.  I have this top in black too.

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C by Bloomingdale’s cardigan, Rachel Zoe silk dress, Via Spiga tights, Calvin Klein booties
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BCBGMaxAzria dress and tank top, Nine West boots
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Free People cardigan, Alice + Olivia silk-velvet top, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, Calvin Klein booties

I found this Alice + Olivia silk-velvet halter top on a final sale on saksoff5th.com.  I think it was $40?  Something like that!  It is my new favorite thing.  I paired it with those black cropped pants seen in every other pic, lol, for a trip to the movies last night.

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Trina Turk silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk-velvet pants, Marc Jacobs booties

What will I wear next?  Stay tuned….

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BCBGMaxAzria top, sweater, jacket and pants, Marc Jacobs 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. <3

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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