Updating Three Shades of Grey

  Happy Valentine’s Day, sweethearts!   Have a terrific weekend!

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A Return to Gingham Style

  I’ve long been a fan of gingham fabric. Aren’t most girls, if they read the Little House books? CF Goldman shows these corsets done up and partially undone — a look that I told The Photographer made me think Blowsy Milkmaid.  

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Creature of Habits

  It’s February! Time to settle back into my rut.   For contrast, here are a couple of photos showing the sweater unbelted.     Ellie posed a question under Monday’s post, Eiffel Duck: What’s the word on wearing necklaces and brooches at the same time? I shared my thoughts in response to her post … Read moreCreature of Habits

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Eiffel Duck

  A simple dress can be an end in itself. Even better, simplicity often yields versatility, which allows the simple dress to play many roles. This brooch came from Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in Montreal. I selected it from a photo on the gallery’s website and believed that the little gold charm ornamenting the black fretwork … Read moreEiffel Duck

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Fully Dressed?

  Marissa Webb makes very pretty lace blouses that are styled with matching leather obi styled belts. It might sound odd, but the combination is very effective.   The Photographer, however, raised an objection. “It looks like you aren’t wearing anything underneath a see-through top,” he said.   Are you insane? I cried. I am … Read moreFully Dressed?

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  How many of you read the title of this post and said, “Oh Directrice, you had me at To-Sew”?   For those who are baffled, an explanation shall be provided forthwith! Why is this? I have a few theories.   Come closer and look at this turtle-shell — I mean, directional felt top — … Read moreTo-Sew

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Figurative and Abstract Flowers

  Is it too early in 2019 for a retrospective? First up: Another find from The RealReal. I knew it would fit because the measurements were provided. Except that those measurements did not include the circumference of the sleeves which were extremely narrow and tight.     I opened the outline for my book proposal … Read moreFigurative and Abstract Flowers

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The Skirt Plays

  For those of you who liked the grey midi skirt, here’s a lively second take. Underneath the sweater, I am wearing a grey silk tank that is close to the shade of the skirt and a narrow black patent leather belt. These things will only show if I am moving around (really, lifting things … Read moreThe Skirt Plays

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Nice Skirt

  I like a midi-skirt as much as the next woman. Actually, I probably like midi-skirts more than most women do. This may be the product of delusional thinking, but I think midi-skirts are chic, slimming, and elongating.   Skirt: Tibi Vicose High Waisted Drape Skirt (mine is size 4); Sweaters and belts: so old, … Read moreNice Skirt

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On My Toes

  I have a lamentable tendency to wear insufficiently warm shoes during the winter. As often as not, I wear flats and oxfords without socks. I’ve always thought that I would do better if I could find better-looking cold weather shoes.   When I wear these boots, my feet are enveloped in Cubby Time, which … Read moreOn My Toes

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