Accordion Love

  Amidst all of the resistance of the last two years, I have also been resisting the return of the styles of the 80s and 90s — pegged jeans, empire waists, slipdresses over tee shirts, pleated pants.*   Step right up and take a look at this pleated fabric. It’s highly synthetic. I need to … Read moreAccordion Love

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Speed Post: Le Weekend

  I’ve been neglecting you, my darlings. I hope you can forgive me. There was the election and my birthday and I’ve been traveling.* In an effort to set things right between us, I am drafting this post as quickly as I can before boarding a flight home. Let’s see what I can do in … Read moreSpeed Post: Le Weekend

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A Return to Animal Prints

  I was going through my back-catalog this weekend and realizing that . . . there’s a lot of good advice buried in there. I’ll be writing a post in the next couple of weeks that will bring some of those old posts to the fore.   Among the weighty topics previously covered were animal … Read moreA Return to Animal Prints

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In Which The Directrice Becomes a Sofa

  I told you that I lost my mind. See Monday’s entry.   Have a fantastic weekend!   Dress: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; Shoes and belt: JCrew; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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The Directrice Embraces Prints

  Some time ago, I wrote about the fatal allure of prints and advised against buying too many print dresses.   Perhaps I was thinking a little. I was reading WhoWhatWear and felt that this Natalie Off Duty dress would be just the thing to enliven the shoulder weeks of the summer-to-fall and early spring … Read moreThe Directrice Embraces Prints

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Black and Blue, Fall Edition

  After showing you a brief film of this dress, I thought you might like to see it frozen in a moment on the sidewalk. Why wouldn’t you? Also, I only have so much material for this blog. Back inside, The Directrice is all business. The Photographer always catches the funniest expressions when I am … Read moreBlack and Blue, Fall Edition

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The Return of the Strapless Utility Dress

  I’m not sure what all of you made of my strapless utility dress — debuted summer of 2017 — but I love it.   Dress: Banana Republic; Blouse: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Shoes: JCrew; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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A Second Look

  The idea of getting a lot of use out of my clothes appeals to my Yankee thrift.

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Same Pants, Different Color

  For those of you who said to yourselves last week, I wish she would come back with more of them pants — your wish has come true. Jacket: Tricot by Comme des Garcons; Eyelet top: Theory; White blouse: ASOS; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: JCrew; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs * My colleague and I arrived … Read moreSame Pants, Different Color

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Missing You Already

    Have a fantastic weekend!   Jacket: Marni from YOOX: Pants, belt, t-shirt, and shoes from JCrew   + Is anything really free? This is when I ask you to share your love of The Directrice on social media and to recommend it to like-minded women in your comments on other blogs.   * … Read moreMissing You Already

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