Tag Archives: #ootd

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

It’s All Free

#kesnyc #tashkovski #freepeople #bcbgeneration

When I am in my classroom, I feel a bit like a caged animal. I can’t go to the bathroom whenever I want to – I have a two minute window here and there, which takes adjusting to after having so much freedom over the summer.

I have two bathrooms in my house now and central air – no air condish at school.

And so, those two things are the only cons to my job. Not the students or the curriculum, or the amazing community of Chittenango, New York.

It is so fun to create new lessons, to introduce new art concepts and to just spend time with my students again in my own classroom.

I’m starting with some drawing and graphic design projects. I’m sharing information about Keith Haring and his art retrospective at The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. I just found out it isn’t over until October 11th – which means maybe the students can convince their families to take a trip out there? That would be incredible!

I started the school year in this Free People cotton dress. It is so comfortable and colorful! I just love it! Thank you, Bloomingdales! <3

#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