Dressing

The Enhanced Asymmetrical Dress

  We’re moving back into the season of transition and I am ready.   I think I am ready. But I am going to take things one day at a time. This dress fit like a glove when it arrived, which felt a bit snug around my hip bones. I prefer my clothes to fit … Read more…

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The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

  I am a little tired today, and thought about making this post the blogging equivalent of a silent movie — no words. This idea amuses me. Some day, there will be an epic contest . . . in which I will put up photos and ask you to supply the text and captions. It … Read more…

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The Directrice Re-presents: A Complicated Silk Tank

  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 more…

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A Little Dressed Up

  I wonder about the lives of people who attend lots of formal events. I don’t even own a gown . . . unless my wedding dress counts? The dressiest my lifestyle calls for is a shiny knee-length dress. Have a fantastic weekend!   Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Lazio Collezione; Baroque pearl … Read more…

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The Morning I Heard Voices In My Head

  Before I launch into today’s post . . . I loved your comments on Monday’s post. So many wonderful faux pas. And Halloween revealed as the most complicated day of the year. So thank you for sharing and making me laugh. You are all winners, but the recipients of the bags are identified in … Read more…

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The Divining Rod Strikes Again

  A few weeks ago, I showed photos of a red sleeveless dress with two different blouses underneath.   You may remember that one of the blouses, on its own, was kind of ugly. Blouse: Free People; Dress: Jil Sander; Boots: Donna Piu   * I only know this phrase from A Charlie Brown Christmas. … Read more…

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A Rage for Novelty

  I have a feeling that a year or two hence, I will look back on the tops I’ve been showing over the last three months and wonder What was I thinking? But for now, I am thinking that novelty appeals — and that elaborate sleeves are charming.   And now, an interlude. I have … Read more…

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A Travel Challenge Solved

  Traveling to a place where you expect bad weather is a challenge, particularly for a person* like me — who thinks that traveling with more than one pair of shoes reflects a failure of imagination, common sense, and moral fiber.** Come closer and take a better look.   * A nut. Nut like me. … Read more…

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A Big Tent

  I was having breakfast with my best friend last weekend and she told me that she marvels at my continuing ability to develop content for this blog. “So many outfits, so many ideas,” she said. I warned her that at some point, the well would run dry. For those who want more, we made … Read more…

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The Directrice Has A Type!

  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 more…

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