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
It’s no secret that I love denim dresses. Dress: Marni; Brooch: Rebecca Collins; Shoes: Skechers; Bag: Coach * For perspective, however, my wedding dress was not that costly. I got it from JCrew. **We would announce the themes — which generally centered around organizing papers and paperwork (which we seemed to … Read moreDirectrice Really Hearts Denim
When something works, stick with it. This lavender is a delicate shade. It’s showing up better in these close-up photos. Since purple and yellow are complementary colors, I’ve paired the dress with a marigold bag and favorite utility belt. Have a tremendous Fourth of July! Dress: Piper Dress by Christy Dawn; Belt: Heron Preston: Shoes: … Read moreAnother Shirtwaist Dress Combination
Turquoise! Turquoise is one of my favorite stones. While it can be easily overdone, done right it is beautiful, compelling, and chic. How to tell when turquoise is done right? * Every few weeks, I scribble out a whole bunch of ideas for future posts. My handwriting has deteriorated over the … Read moreTurquoise!
A colleague recently gave me a beautiful necklace of fabric covered beads. She knows that I love vintage textiles, unusual accessories, round things. So much to love in this necklace: the vintage prints, the shape of these beads, the marvelous combination of colors. It’s perfect in every respect and especially lovable for its quirky, … Read moreJust Do It (Yourself)
Quick! Tell me three things you’ve read in The Directrice’s Big Book of Stripes.* Holy Guacamole! What am I showing you? A sack dress cut from one bolt of fabric (printed with a series of blue, grey and brown stripes), shaped with four seams, and cinched with a two headed belt. Et voila! … Read moreA Controlled Explosion of Menswear Shirting