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
I have recently come to a startling realization. To keep generating content at our current pace, I am going to have to show you everything I own. And then every outfit I’ve worn to work. Not just the most interesting stuff and my favorites . . . but all of it. If I … Read moreAll Cutting Edges
Tomorrow is the first day of spring . . . purportedly. If I may be candid, I never loved the 2015 outfit. But one does have to get dressed everyday. The colors were right and the basic concept made sense, but there was something wrong with the silhouette. I have no objection to … Read moreThe Directrice Re-presents: A Complicated Silk Tank
As you know, I am an unregenerate tinkerer, always altering my clothes. I often forget to show you “BEFORE” photos and therefore will try to do better in 2017. I recently did a Google search for corset-style belts — something wider than a belt but smaller than a bustier — and want to advise … Read moreA Few Odds and Ends
Do you find that you gravitate to particular garments again and again? Have you ever realized that you could outfit a bridal party in sleeveless black dresses (or smart grey jackets) if bridal parties wore business casual? I have. Back to business! I’ll show you more of the top. Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim; … Read moreThe Directrice Has A Type!