Let’s Move!

  Every summer, JCrew has one or two white blouses that are just the thing for the season.   * Several years ago, a friend of mine ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. He was astonished to find that each runner who completes the run is greeted by a Marine in uniform at … Read moreLet’s Move!

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It’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part III

  Now we reach the end of my resort collection: Big Orange.   Here’s something to brighten the end of your week: the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women is out. Have a fantastic weekend!   Dress: Ganni; Sandals: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Bag: Orla Kiely; Sunglasses: Marni from The RealReal; Necklace: Antique turquoise … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part III

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It’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part I

  I’ve said it before and I’ll remind you now. This blog is For Real. With the exception of the Pieced Wonder, the clothes you see on The Directrice are the clothes I wear, rightly or wrongly, to work and around town.* This dress has to be at least five years old. It’s been taken … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part I

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Five Hundred

  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

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The Directrice Now and Then

  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

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Such A Neapolitan Lady

  Do you remember Neapolitan ice cream? One-third vanilla, one-third strawberry, one-third chocolate?* I think the chocolate generally disappears first.     * Do Neapolitans call it Milanese ice cream? Do Italians call it Austrian ice cream?

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When In Florida

  For a person who cares very little about conforming to the median of workplace dressing, I care quite a bit about fitting in when visiting foreign locales.     Have a great weekend!   Top: Marni; Pants: Ann Taylor; Shoes: Dr. Martens; Red dress: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; White dress: INSPR x Natalie Off … Read moreWhen In Florida

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Directrice Really Hearts Denim

  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

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A Doll’s Clothes

  Despite the heat, sometimes one still wants to cover up. The sun, you know, is both our friend and our foe. It was very hot when we took these photos and The Photographer caught me clowning around while he was adjusting his settings.   * In case you are wondering, I am the fretter.+ … Read moreA Doll’s Clothes

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New England v. World

Setting aside the title of this post for a minute — which we will get to — this is another edition of These Old Clothes. Blouse: Moncollet; Pants and belt: JCrew; Sandals: Skechers; Bag: Sophie Hulme

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