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 have a number of goals for this blog: to encourage creativity and self-expression in dressing for work; to bring elegance and joie de vivre into the workplace; to develop confidence in selecting clothes and putting together outfits, and; to optimize, or get the most out of everything in, one’s closet. It occurs to … Read moreThe Workaday Suit Returns with a Twist
Long-time readers know that I will occasionally search for new ideas by using a garment like a divining (or dowsing) rod. Open closet doors, hold garment in front of you at arm’s length, squint a little, and all will be revealed. Have a fantastic weekend! Dress: Jil Sander; Blouse: A.P.C.; Boots: Donna Piu; … Read moreWe Dowse Again
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?
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
I am a total homebody, happiest when I am in the nest. My job requires some travel although most trips are short — one overnight, single-destination undertakings. Earlier this month, I needed to make two such trips back-to-back and realized that it made far more sense to make a one longer, single trip. More … Read moreA Business Trip!
Another New Year! Another fresh start! While fiddling with his settings, The Photographer captured a range of personalities. Please feel free to share your New Year’s resolutions. Despite numerous ways in which I know I could improve myself, I haven’t made a resolution yet. Remember: The key is finding something that will bring … Read moreWe Begin Anew
Long-time readers may remember that I once was afraid to wear necklaces. I am pleased to say that I have conquered that anxiety. You may be thinking, “That’s all well and good for you, Directrice — a person who takes jewelry off the backs of her wedding guests — but what are the … Read moreThe Directrice Stumbles Into Something Big
I’ve always told you that the accessories are for extra credit. The busy professional who manages to sally forth four days out of five looking pretty well put together while expressing her own taste and wit gets an A as far as I am concerned. The one who does this and remembers to wear … Read moreThe Key Set, Part IV: The Finishing Touches