I was traveling last week for appointments that I felt were more dress than suit. Even though I didn’t want to wear a suit, I knew I’d need a jacket because of the excessive air-conditioning that is now standard everywhere. Whisk, whisk, whisk through the closet looking for the right jacket to wear with … Read moreThe Directrice Opines: Professional But Approachable
It seems like we just got here, but non. It’s been two weeks and it’s time to go home. As you read this, I am probably engaged in an in-flight marathon of Marvel Comics movies: Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Captain America: Civil War; Captain America: It’s Mueller Time! After leaving the desert, we flew … Read moreAdiós, Chile!
We like the Alto Atacama so much that we have spent more than half of our time lounging around the resort rather than taking advantage of the excursions available to us daily.* In case you are wondering how big this landscape is, there are people in the photograph directly above. I don’t mean the shadows. … Read moreWe Are High and Dry
In Santiago, we spent a half-day with a guide — seeing some of the more famous sights and getting taste of this complex, vibrant city. We saw the changing of guard at La Moneda (actually, we saw the horses’ hind ends as they walked away) and other significant government buildings, as well as a number … Read morePictures of People, Places, and Things
First things first: We are in Chile and these early photos were taken in Santiago. Come closer and take a gander at the sleeves. And now, enough of my yammering about clothes. Let’s take a look at Santiago. We stayed in Barrio Lastarria.* This shaggy building looks like an art installation, but it’s not . … Read moreA Dress of Definite Shape
We are away! Now a couple of photos that will: (1) allow you to see the sleevey side of the dress, which is not as flattering as the sleeveless side, but is very interesting and (2) provide additional clues — atmospheric clues — about our location. Perhaps a photo without me in the way would … Read moreWhere In The World Are The Directrice and The Photographer?
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
Rounding out the Key Set are the casual layers. These are some of my favorite casual business and casual Friday selections. Some have more layers than might be apparent at first glance. You may be asking Why layering? Who really cares? Layers = depth; depth = visual interest. Certainly, some garments are so beautifully … Read moreThe Key Set, Part III: Casual Layers
When I started this blog, I felt it was wrong to showcase dresses because . . . there isn’t much to say about wearing a dress, is there? But I came to believe that I should share these with you because dresses are a big part of my wardrobe. They are easy, yet polished … Read moreThe Key Set, Part II: The Dresses