The last Sweater of Substance is very substantial, but not entirely worky. It’s my cozy poet sweater that I wear on the weekends and occasionally for casual Friday when the weather is very cold. Sweater: Vince; Striped turtleneck: JCrew; Khakis: Banana Reublic; Watch: TechnoMarine; Blouse; A.P.C.; Cords: Talbots * It is a … Read moreThe Last Sweater of Substance (Four of Four)
I bought a bunch of things during the post-holiday sales (late December/early January) and have been rolling them out. I bought them so fast, but as I am rolling them out slowly I cannot help wonder if I was overly hasty in my acquisitions. And I haven’t even shown you the weird stuff yet. … Read moreA Heavy Lift?
Let it never be said that The Directrice starts things that she can’t finish! Returning to our ambitious study, Sweaters of Substance, I present a very old sweater that you could replicate today. Sweater: Garnet Hill; Blouse: Talbots; Pants: Ann Taylor; Bag: Orla Kiely * Sharla has a button box, but I … Read moreA Sweater of Substance (Three of Four)
Several weeks ago, I showed you a glimpse of something wonderful. Sitting as far away from as you are, you can’t appreciate the wonder of this piece. You must come closer. No! You want to get in the necklace’s face. Like so: The next two weeks will be busy. The apartment refresh … Read moreMarzipan Necklace
I know I told you at the end of 2017 that this was the cleverest thing I’ve ever done. The Photographer asked me to include both of these photos, side-by-side, because he thinks they look like dramatically different shots. I am not seeing it. Have a fantastic weekend! I know I will; … Read moreBling Bling Bling
What to do when you like the clothes that you have but crave fresh looks and don’t have much more closet space for new acquisitions? Or when you have so many things that it is a challenge to wear all of them in the course of a season? Once the dimensions and layout were … Read moreSuch A Lady!
Let it never be said that The Directrice peddles fantasy ensembles that no thinking woman would ever stuff herself into and head to work. There are no heels with shorts on this website!* And so no one shall sayeth. Perhaps we need larger photos? Sweater: Theory; Shirt: Talbots; Cords: Talbots; Shoes: Grenson; Bag: … Read moreDo As I Say And As I Do
They say, Begin as you intend to go on. This dress has a slightly fuller silhouette than my typical DoP selection, but it works because the material is very fluid — a lovely, fine wool draped in an asymmetrical, faux wrap skirt. Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Blouse: Talbots; Pants: JCrew; Bag: … Read moreDoP Winter 2018
I am a total homebody, happiest when I am in the nest. My job requires some travel although most trips are short — one overnight, single-destination undertakings. Earlier this month, I needed to make two such trips back-to-back and realized that it made far more sense to make a one longer, single trip. More … Read moreA Business Trip!
When I emerged from the bedroom wearing this shirt, The Photographer said, “OooOOooo . .. . . . Moses!” The Photographer went on to say, “You need two giant tablets.” Oh really? You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. In addition to this striped poplin — so business — this blouse also … Read moreShirting Stripe Moses