You’ve said that you want to see how I re-use and re-wear my clothes. I hope you meant it, because I can’t show you new clothes every week. I don’t even want to show you new clothes every week because I like the clothes I have now. So, let’s visit the crypt today and … Read moreCasual Friday: The Foulard Returns!
Despite holding myself out as a pseudo-expert on dressing for work, wardrobe-building, and general efficiency, I have some orphans in my closet. One such orphan is a purple tweed jacket that I bought several years ago from JCrew. I love the color and pattern — an over-sized, diamond herringbone — but . . … Read moreThe Only Way Out Is Through
I saw (or think I saw) many more dresses with sleeves in AW2016, and therefore conclude that a trend is building. Women want dresses with sleeves and the market may be responding. Back to business! The search for a red blouse went like this. I visited a few sites where I do my … Read moreBlouse Under Dress
Typically, I start these posts with a completed outfit and then break it down. Today, just for variety, we are going to build an outfit up. And now . . . Step 2: A cozy, shrunken cardigan. Just the thing to wear over the blouse. The blouse is constrained, but hardly a hostage. If … Read moreThe Wearing of the Plaid
Before we begin, a micro-plea . . . Dear Directrice Readers: One of my 2017 resolutions is to increase the readership of this blog. Could you help me…today? Are you worried that I am about to ask for money? Be not afraid. If you’ve enjoyed this blog over the past two years, would … Read moreAll Business
I started this blog with the idea of showing clothes that are grounded in reality. So many high-style fashion blogs seem to represent lifestyle fantasies (or perhaps just a clean break with reality) rather than actual clothes and outfits that a professional could wear to work or to socialize. The best example of this … Read moreA Daydream: It’s Totally Faux
Happy New Year! Perhaps you will look at these photos and conclude that I have resolved in 2017 to dress more bizarrely. Non, non. But I am trying to keep things interesting for all of us. * I did not pay full price! I bought it from YOOX in December. … Read moreJust Getting Started