Surprise! I am posting a day early. In case you are wondering, this post is not about the live-action Beauty and the Beast, which I must admit I am having some difficulty getting my mind around. I did, however, like the animated Beauty and the Beast and the live-action Enchanted, so this new … Read moreRe-animating a Classic
Because I periodically go to court, I have two fancy suits. With regard to belts over jackets, you are going to see this look everywhere this fall. Apparently it was big in the SS2019 fashion shows. Please remember that you saw it here first.+ * Always, always try things on before you … Read moreFive Hundred
Although our thoughts, on the cusp of summer, may be moving away from layering, today’s re-post from 2017 addresses a worthy year-round topic. And . . . there is air-conditioning. Did you see that the New York Times last week reported a recent study showing that women perform better when taking tests in warmer … Read moreThe Directrice Re-presents: Casual Layers
I know I say this at least twice a year, possibly more, but it’s very important to go through your closet when the season changes. For those who haven’t seen it before, you may want to come a little closer to take a look at the details of this distinctive belt, previously seen here, … Read moreAnother Edition of These Old Things
Marissa Webb makes very pretty lace blouses that are styled with matching leather obi styled belts. It might sound odd, but the combination is very effective. The Photographer, however, raised an objection. “It looks like you aren’t wearing anything underneath a see-through top,” he said. Are you insane? I cried. I am … Read moreFully Dressed?
Why is this? Two reasons. First, flowers are intrinsically appealing. Second, wearing a floral with a floral has an off-hand, bordering on insouciant, feel about it. It doesn’t seem like it should be intentional and therefore seems unintentional. Even though it is very contrived, as proven by this protracted analysis. You may want … Read moreA Word Picture Actualized
It may seem like I have a lot of clothes and that I buy a lot of clothes. Those perceptions (surely they aren’t criticisms?) are rooted in reality. But I also wear my clothes forever and often try to wear them in new combinations. Thank you so much for your excellent responses to the challenge … Read moreMaximal Use
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?
Rounding out the Key Set are the casual layers. These are some of my favorite casual business and casual Friday selections. Some have more layers than might be apparent at first glance. You may be asking Why layering? Who really cares? Layers = depth; depth = visual interest. Certainly, some garments are so beautifully … Read moreThe Key Set, Part III: Casual Layers