Appreciating

Blue Velvet

  My New Year’s Resolution in recent years has been to wear shoes that are not black on a regular basis. Syntax! I know it’s badly worded, but I think you understand me. Have a fantastic weekend!   Mules: JCrew Pointed-toe slides in velvet; they come in this blue and a dusty pink that I … Read moreBlue Velvet

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In Which The Directrice Becomes a Sofa

  I told you that I lost my mind. See Monday’s entry.   Have a fantastic weekend!   Dress: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; Shoes and belt: JCrew; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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The Directrice Embraces Prints

  Some time ago, I wrote about the fatal allure of prints and advised against buying too many print dresses.   Perhaps I was thinking a little. I was reading WhoWhatWear and felt that this Natalie Off Duty dress would be just the thing to enliven the shoulder weeks of the summer-to-fall and early spring … Read moreThe Directrice Embraces Prints

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The Virtues of Denim

  For a long period of time — 1988-2007 — I didn’t really wear jeans.* But I’ve always worn a lot of denim. * It took the convergence of two major events — the advent of low-rise pants AND the resurrection of stretch denim — to win me over. Low-rise + stretch = comfortable jeans. … Read moreThe Virtues of Denim

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The Virtues of Simple Jersey Dresses

  I’m back!   Directrice Global Industries Ltd. may unilaterally extend summer a few weeks. I’ve had so many summer posts planned and no time to put them together.     Black dress: Theory; Grey dress: Isabel Marant Etoile; Black sandals: Donald J. Pliner Fifi; Red sandals: Aquatalia; Floral bag: Kate Spade; Black bag: Marc … Read moreThe Virtues of Simple Jersey Dresses

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So Little House

  For those of you who wonder where and how to discover new labels, here is a tip: Browse on YOOX and The Outnet, and then pay attention to the tailored ads that start appearing in your news reading. It’s how I found Mikael Aghal!     Dress: Mikael Aghal from The Outnet; Shoes: Fly … Read moreSo Little House

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A Camp Shirt and Khakis

I am wearing something simple today: a camp shirt with khakis. Now, three hot tips for you. I was stopped by a woman at National Airport last week when I was returning to D.C. from a work trip. I assumed that I would be asked for directions — which I thought was a little odd … Read moreA Camp Shirt and Khakis

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A Heavy Lift?

  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?

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Marzipan Necklace

  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

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The Liveliest Stripe

  Things I love: Stripes. End-of-season sales. Sweater: Derek Lam 10 Crosby; Camisole: JCrew; Pants: JCrew; Bag: Coach; Boots: 8 from YOOX

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