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
It’s mid-March and time to think about Spring. What’s springier than blue and white? I am not sure about this jacket. I bought it so as to have a fitted but casual black cotton jacket in my arsenal, but I wonder if the open neckline isn’t too much for my frame. Too much … Read moreBlue and White Stripes, Part I
Several weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d been scouring The RealReal and YOOX for a past season houndstooth bolero jacket by Stella McCartney. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a jacket like this myself. Understand that when I say “make myself,” I mean “bring something to Fatima … Read moreMy Big Idea
For those who found my ostrich ensemble a gross overreach, we veer back into normalcy today with a cardigan, silk shell, and trousers. How is it that my greatest contribution to the Business Casual Universe is not being credited to me? Sweater: Marques/Almeida; Shell: Laura Urbinati from YOOX; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: … Read moreReturn to Normalcy
My favorite part of Fantasia is The Dance of the Hours, when the alligators partner hippos. The segment begins with ostrichs — who, with their slender legs and feathered bodies, really do resemble dancers wearing tutus. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Note: The Directrice (the website, not me) was down for … Read moreThe Ostrich Has Landed*
I’ve never been susceptible to seasonal affect disorder. I actually like winter as much as the other seasons. I like winter more than summer. Have a fantastic weekend! Jacket: Rose a Pois from YOOX; Blouse: JCrew; Sweater: Nanette Lepore; Jeans: JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Orla Kiely * Admittedly, this tip only … Read moreMake Your Own Sun
I’d like to think that my taste is interesting because it is eclectic and a little unpredictable. That you never know what strange thing is going to tickle my fancy. The Photographer says that this unpredictability makes it very difficult to select gifts for me but I say, Untrue! Plus, I am always delighted … Read moreThe Directrice Has Another Type!
An alternative title for this post is “Return of the Accordion Slip Dress.” Come closer and take a better look. The stripes work well with the pleats. Slip dress: Vince; Turtleneck sweater: JCrew; Blouse: Tibi; Red bag: Jerome Dreyfuss; Black bag: Sophie Hulme Bolt Bag; Boots: 8 from YOOX; Watch: Michele; Belt: … Read moreGrunge Revival