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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New Pants!

  I’ve been corresponding with a reader from Tasmania who works as a stylist and wardrobe consultant. She encouraged me to pay more attention to my pants. I promised her that I would go to a store — a brick-and-mortar store — and try on some current styles. Let’s set aside the pants (for now) … Read moreNew Pants!

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Home Movies

  You said you wanted to see my selfie-movies. Be careful what you wish for!   When I want to see how an outfit looks, I don’t take a photo. I make a little movie. I think this is much more effective than holding a camera at an odd angle in front of a full … Read moreHome Movies

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Two Wrongs Make a Right Again

    Top: Ganni; Tee shirt and Pants: JCrew; Sandals: Donald J. Pliner; Bag: Orla Kiely; Pearl necklace: Samira 13

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Two Wrongs Make A Right

  Do I yield too often to impractical impulses? We took these photos in International Park, which is in the middle of the embassy area, and saw a very chubby wild rabbit and several butterflies.     Have a fantastic weekend!   Green top: Marques’Almeida; Camisole: Eileen Fisher; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Donald J Pliner: Bag: … Read moreTwo Wrongs Make A Right

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A Theory of Dress

  A Theory of Dress! I have so many theories . . . . Do take note of the flanged cap sleeves. Not my usual style, but very charming, I think.     Dress: Christy Dawn Piper Dress; Belt: Off-White; Black sandals: Wonders; Blue sandals: MM6; Bag: Orla Kiely

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The Virtues of Denim

  For a long period of time — 1988-2007 — I didn’t really wear jeans.* But I’ve always worn a lot of denim. * It took the convergence of two major events — the advent of low-rise pants AND the resurrection of stretch denim — to win me over. Low-rise + stretch = comfortable jeans. … Read moreThe Virtues of Denim

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The Directrice Steps Out

  It’s been such a busy summer. A worky summer.   Should I come a little closer?   I can’t describe the construction of this dress. I just don’t have the words. I will, however, highlight the fact that this dressy dress has pockets. Love of my life.  

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The Virtues of Simple Jersey Dresses

  I’m back!   Directrice Global Industries Ltd. may unilaterally extend summer a few weeks. I’ve had so many summer posts planned and no time to put them together.     Black dress: Theory; Grey dress: Isabel Marant Etoile; Black sandals: Donald J. Pliner Fifi; Red sandals: Aquatalia; Floral bag: Kate Spade; Black bag: Marc … Read moreThe Virtues of Simple Jersey Dresses

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So Little House

  For those of you who wonder where and how to discover new labels, here is a tip: Browse on YOOX and The Outnet, and then pay attention to the tailored ads that start appearing in your news reading. It’s how I found Mikael Aghal!     Dress: Mikael Aghal from The Outnet; Shoes: Fly … Read moreSo Little House

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