From May of 2015 — 2015! — one of my favorite jacket and blouse combinations. I’m going to wear this outfit this weekend! Conventional wisdom tells us that we should: (1) shop with clear purposes in mind (I need a black jacket!); and (2) add garments to our wardrobe only when we have satisfied … Read moreThe Directrice Re-presents: Unworkable Blouse ISO Smock-like Jacket
My dears! I have run (temporarily) out of ideas. Enjoy the holiday weekend and look for new material in June. Maybe a little sooner, if I get my act together. I’ll be back before you can even miss me. Tank: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Blouse: JCrew; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: JCrew; Bag: Orla … Read moreThe Directrice’s Last Idea
I bought a sundress from The RealReal thinking it would be great for the weekends. All I had to do was remove the straps, put on a sleeveless blouse, and fasten a narrow belt around my waist. Et voila! Here is the dress unbelted. You can see how much it would not have … Read moreA Black and White Bouquet
It’s so nice to start my work-week with you! It’s only early May, but my thoughts are turning to the inevitable rise in temperatures coming our way soon. What, you may be asking, is my “baby face”? It’s the expression on my face when I catch sight of a baby passing by. The … Read moreA New Silhouette for Miro
Several weeks ago, I revealed unto you a creation — envisioned by me, executed by Fatima — being worn not as originally intended. When I say, not as originally intended, I mean not as originally intended by me. Jacket: Rokh blouse (turned around, reshaped, shortened); Blouse: Anthropologie; Jeans: Lucky Brand; Bag: Sophie Hulme; … Read moreMy Big Idea Returns
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
This one is really for the weekend because . . . I don’t know what I’m wearing. But I like it! I also realized after trying this striped blouse over two different ivory camisoles that what it really needed was a bandana-print tank . . . which I, weirdly enough, do have. But … Read moreBlue Stripes with a Zinger
A new dress for spring! That seems fair. That seems right. Doesn’t it? Let’s not get sidetracked with The Directrice’s cynical views about corporate cost/benefit calculations. Let’s focus on this . . . can I say it? . . . enchanting dress. Take note of its graceful lines. I must reveal something about … Read moreVerdant!