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 know I told you at the end of 2017 that this was the cleverest thing I’ve ever done. The Photographer asked me to include both of these photos, side-by-side, because he thinks they look like dramatically different shots. I am not seeing it. Have a fantastic weekend! I know I will; … Read moreBling Bling Bling
What to do when you like the clothes that you have but crave fresh looks and don’t have much more closet space for new acquisitions? Or when you have so many things that it is a challenge to wear all of them in the course of a season? Once the dimensions and layout were … Read moreSuch A Lady!
Let it never be said that The Directrice peddles fantasy ensembles that no thinking woman would ever stuff herself into and head to work. There are no heels with shorts on this website!* And so no one shall sayeth. Perhaps we need larger photos? Sweater: Theory; Shirt: Talbots; Cords: Talbots; Shoes: Grenson; Bag: … Read moreDo As I Say And As I Do
Too soon, I feel, a seasonal transition is upon us. While I was still enjoying The Summer Dresses! But my preferences have no effect on the Earth’s inexorable orbit around the sun; I must defer to the physical laws of the universe. A jacket with short-sleeves, for those who do not fear and mistrust … Read moreTransitioning to Fall . . . So Soon?
Unlike previous summer series — The Woman in White (2015) and Navy Blue Is The Warmest Color (2016) — I am bringing the Utility Dress series of 2017 to a quick close. No need to string this out indefinitely and perhaps the lessons are more meaningful when delivered in rapid succession. We’ll see. There … Read moreThe Third and Final Part of The Utility Dress: Is This Is It?*
I am a little torn in publishing this post. It was supposed to be the second of a three part series on utility dresses and I had planned to publish it Thursday. But it features a dress that is currently for sale and actually on sale through 11:59 p.m. tonight. Dress: Banana Republic Strapless … Read moreA True Utility Dress