Appreciating

The Directrice Suggests

  Better late than never, The Directrice suggests a few things that you might want to buy as holiday gifts for the stylish women in your lives. This includes yourself.   These pants are cropped. If you are short, and typically wear petite sizes but don’t want cropped pants, buy the regular length. Those of … Read moreThe Directrice Suggests

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Joining the International Brotherhood of Catsuit Wearers

  I got the boilersuit and, unexpectedly, I think it’s the most flattering garment I own. It may be the most flattering garment I’ve ever owned.   Boilersuit: Wildfang Essential Coverall

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Puffed Up Consequence

  This post may be regarded as Apex Directrice — the Directrice at her highest (most concentrated? most absurd?) moment. A quick search on Amazon turned up many possibilities for stuffing and/or flotation devices as daily-wear.     Top: Brogger   * It happened like this. I was reading about the clothes that Selena Gomez … Read morePuffed Up Consequence

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Tip-Tops: A Pair

  I was taking stock of my fall/winter clothes this weekend, and feeling a little sad that so many of them may not see any wear in 2021. Although I’ve fallen out of the habit of commuting to work and wearing real shoes all day, and am a little apprehensive about doing these things again … Read moreTip-Tops: A Pair

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Universal Standard

  Do you know about Universal Standard?   If you visit Universal Standard, be sure to check out the Erdem collaboration. Just search for “Erdem” and you will see charming floral blouses and denim pants.   Dress: Universal Standard Santorini Fine Cotton Shirt Dress, currently on FINAL SALE

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Stripe Makes Right Again

  Stripes are always right, right? We’ve talked about horizontally striped jerseys, vertically striped shirts and tops, and pinstriped pants in all seasons. But blue and white stripes seem especially right to me in the summer. Agree? Disagree? Remember this dramatic shirt, previously seen here, here, and here?   It’s seen today with cropped white … Read moreStripe Makes Right Again

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Song of Staples, Part I

  Realizing, as I did last week, that some of the things that I consider staples have not been commonly accepted as wardrobe basics (“Ten Things Every Woman Must Have in Her Closet!”), I thought I would start building the case for them.   If I do my job well — and I am a … Read moreSong of Staples, Part I

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It’s The Sub-Atomic Things

  I’ve published a few posts devoted to “the little things” — the small details that complete — nay, elevate — an outfit from good to great. Or perhaps even from great to sublime. Do you see the sub-atomic detail in this outfit?     * The prize is the satisfaction of being correct.

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Catch a Rogue Wave

  In this post, two pandemic conditions are going to join forces and create a sartorial rogue wave. Come closer and take a look at the fabric, which I really love.   And speaking of Zoom, should I call a Zoom meeting of The Directorate? If you’d like to participate later this month, post a … Read moreCatch a Rogue Wave

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Piled On

  Do you remember when you were little, the fun of a dress-up box? A big piece of the fun is wearing as many things as you can at one time.   For those looking to spend (invest) an hour on this blog, I recommend 2019. I think it was my best year.

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