Despite my mother’s lukewarm reception, I now own JCrew’s Point Sur Wide-Leg Crop Pants in four colors: army green, caramel, white, and black. The total number sounds less crazy if I explain that there are white and black pairs, right? Let’s also spend a few seconds on my clomptacular* sandals. The … Read moreWhite Pants Now and Always
Egad! Summer is over. So soon? I just brought my sandals up from the storage bin. I don’t know how The Directorate feels about Strapless Utility Dress, but the Directrice herself loves it. This dress has so many faces.* Something happened to the buckle on the self-belt — the buckle prong is, somehow, missing … Read moreShine On, Strapless Utility Dress!
Now we reach the end of my resort collection: Big Orange. Here’s something to brighten the end of your week: the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women is out. Have a fantastic weekend! Dress: Ganni; Sandals: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Bag: Orla Kiely; Sunglasses: Marni from The RealReal; Necklace: Antique turquoise … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part III
I’ve said it before and I’ll remind you now. This blog is For Real. With the exception of the Pieced Wonder, the clothes you see on The Directrice are the clothes I wear, rightly or wrongly, to work and around town.* This dress has to be at least five years old. It’s been taken … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part I
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
I brought my too-snug Marni denim dress to Fatima for a consult. I had noticed very generous seam allowances when inspecting it at home. Fatima — who is apparently a forensic seamstress in addition to her talents — told me that it had been taken in. Somehow this revelation made me feel … Read moreFully Loaded
The most devoted Directrice scholars may recognize this outfit from its original post date (August 2015) or from its inclusion in the Key Set (October 2017), but it will surely be new to some of you? And welcomed by all of you? Top: Anthropologie; Pants: JCrew Point Sur Washed Wide-Leg Crop Pants; Shoes: … Read moreThe Directrice Now and Then