Coming of age in leather sweatpants

My $28 leather sweatpants from Loehmann's

My $28 leather sweatpants from Loehmann’s

The wonderful Belly Dancing at Le Souk Restaurant, NYC

The wonderful Belly Dancing at Le Souk Harem, NYC

What do the following have in common: celebrating a special birthday, New York City, Belly Dancing and making memories-of-a-lifetime? The answer: my leather sweatpants! When my dear friend Lisa celebrated a birthday milestone, I decided to follow my stylist’s lead and wear leather sweatpants! I took it to heart when Kim Naci said her obsession for 2014 was leather sweatpants; more comfortable than the leather jegging of 2013, leather sweatpants have just enough cool to be different. I found these at Loehmann’s for $28, during their going-out-of-business sale. Birthdays are a reminder to celebrate and what better way to do that than with friends, and of course …. fashion! Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Photos by Lisa Reznik

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This Thanksgiving Eve, I feel grateful for so much …

Happy Thanksgiving! Me with my two boys (taken a few years ago, at least!)

A favorite picture of me and my two boys, a few years ago, at The Outer Banks

My family is visiting this holiday: Thanksgiving dinner at my house with my sister-in-law and her family and brunch on Friday with my parents, my aunt and my cousin and her family, whom I haven’t seen in a very long time. I am grateful that my house will be filled with love and food. I hope I don’t burn anything! I am grateful for so much more – my family, my friends, my good health and you, my dear friends, who tune in to follow me and those who have shared their amazing stories, as we turn fashion inside out!

I hope you will join me tomorrow for my podcast, as I speak with Los Angeles stylist and creator of the WEN product line, Chaz Dean. I am grateful for my conversation with this kind and amazing person.

 

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What happens when women get together to talk fashion? Magic!

Leading a Lunch and Learn conversation, on location at Mondo Summit

Leading a Lunch and Learn conversation, on location at Mondo Summit

11.12.13: A lucky day. There are times when the stars align and everything is perfect. That’s how it was for me today. I led what is called a Lunch and Learn for members from my local New Jersey community. The place: a magical spot called, Mondo Summit, a building dedicated to the arts of all kinds.

The topic was how fashion and self-esteem and wellness are related. I talked about how I started my blog and podcast, my intentions and my interest in telling stories; not just my own but mostly others’ about how fashion is connected to our self expression and how we feel about ourselves. In an effort to keep growing and sharing, this was a wonderful opportunity for me.

Thank you to all of the amazing women who attended the program, and to the beautiful surroundings of Mondo and the delicious lunch. I am grateful for all …

It feels good to Turn fashion inside out!

Photo by Alexandra, shot on location at Mondo Summit

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Twirlers and dreamers

My conversation with my twirlers and dreamers – Gracie, Olivia, Maggie, Charlie, Zosia, and Natalie … Magic!

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Twirlers and dreamers

Me with my new best friends - from the left: Gracie, Olivia, Maggie, Charlie, Zosia and Natalie

Me with my new best friends – from the left: Gracie, Olivia, Maggie, Charlie, Zosia and Natalie

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who had more fun on a rainy Saturday afternoon than I did yesterday! I had the terrific pleasure of hanging out with six enchanting 6 and 7 year-old girls: Charlie, Gracie, Maggie, Zosia, Natalie and Olivia. We all wore our favorite outfits and we talked about fashion, of course: how they feel when they wear their fancy clothes, accessorizing, our mutual love of sparkles, boys’ fashion, and other things like tonight’s Oscars and evening wear and shopping at Target. And when we had exhausted our conversation, we twirled. Heaven!

More of this fantastic conversation is coming …

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“You have to see this! …”

The New Yorker Magazine Cover
September 10, 2012

… said my neighbor Jean. I visited her this afternoon, which I do as much as I can. You know Jean by now – my 80-something friend and neighbor. We have shared many conversations about life and fashion – from tuxedos to handbags – and today’s topic was this cover of The New Yorker Magazine. Jean continued with this question: “Where is fashion going? Lately I have been feeling like the older woman in the illustration – out of step and befuddled.” Enough said. This image says it all.

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