A new dress for spring! That seems fair. That seems right. Doesn’t it? Let’s not get sidetracked with The Directrice’s cynical views about corporate cost/benefit calculations. Let’s focus on this . . . can I say it? . . . enchanting dress. Take note of its graceful lines. I must reveal something about … Read moreVerdant!
Perhaps once a year I wander into a jewelry store over at Friendship Heights and find myself walking out with something I never thought to want. When I told you last week that I was showing you the last of my avant-garde Japanese clothes, I forgot about this top. Sorry! Perhaps you need … Read moreThe Directrice Strikes Gold
We’ve looked at the concept of layering through a number of lenses — aesthetic, technical, practical — over the years. Now seems a good time to review and consolidate our discussions. This black tank may appear simple upon first glance, but it presents lot of visual interest upon closer, 360 degree examination: white top … Read moreThat Third Piece
A smart vest worn with straight or wide-legged pants is a chic alternative to the traditional suit for situations that do not actually require a suit. Important Announcement: Directrice gathering in D.C. on Saturday, May 18th. Details to follow. Vest: Comme des Garcons from The RealReal; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Barbara … Read moreLethal Weapon?
Blue and white stripes are popular for a reason — they’re both both familiar and fresh. Predictable and versatile. Have a fantastic weekend! * I did not include The Big Tent in this count. Although it is a blue and white stripe, it is a different blue and a different stripe. ** … Read moreBlue and White Stripes, Part II
As much as I try to resist print dresses, I have a weakness for them. Step back and see the dress in full. For those who missed my Above the Law podcast interview, it’s never too late. For D.C. area readers who missed last week’s Thursday post, don’t forget to add … Read moreGo-Go-Go
Recognizing that there is some difference of opinion between me and my readers in the Commonwealth nations about what “khaki” is — is it a color, a fabric, or a feeling you get deep down inside? — I think we can all agree that The Directrice cannot resist a khaki dress. For those who … Read moreAnother Mogambo Reference
We are heading into transition weather in Washington D.C. Time to remind myself of previous advice! You may have noticed that I am wearing three shades of black? It works! Tank: Ganni; Blouse: Vanessa Bruno Athe; Pants: Talbots; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Sophie Hulme; Sunglasses: RetroSuperFuture * Let’s see whether … Read moreTransitioning to Spring Again