The Directrice Is Fifty

  I’m fifty! I am my mother’s fifty year old baby.   APPLAUSE!   Sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Pants: JCrew; Bag: Furla Metropolis; Watch: Shinola; Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff   * I had a terrible episode of Norovirus several years ago, but it actually jump-started a very successful effort to shed a few pounds. That’s luck. … Read moreThe Directrice Is Fifty

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The Wool Patchwork Dress Returns

  Because most dresses can only be worn one way, they are rarely repeated on this blog . . . unlike certain hardworking jackets, tops, and one pair of wide-legged pants that some believe have received an amount of air-time grossly out of proportion to their beauty and function. I am also wearing it with … Read moreThe Wool Patchwork Dress Returns

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White Pants March Deeper Into Fall

  True to my word, I am taking the white pants deep into fall.   So French!   Jacket: DSquared2; Belt: Marni from YOOX; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: French Sole New York; Bag: Sophie Hulme

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Old Dress, New Combination

A Post in Which We Prove that All the Greens Go Together.       Dress: Diane Von Fustenberg; Bag: Sophie Hulme; Shoes: Tory Burch   * If you were just scanning the crowd at Craft2Wear and didn’t know why it had gathered, you might have imagined that it was a competitive eye-wear event. The … Read moreOld Dress, New Combination

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The Directrice Challenge

  I firmly believe that having the right tools makes the difference between tolerating certain activities and enjoying them, as well as the difference between workmanlike and great results in the same pursuits.   For me, this is most obvious in cooking. Making lemon zest without a zester. Ugh.* But I think it’s true in … Read moreThe Directrice Challenge

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Denim Dress Altered

  I did what you said.     Dress: Marni from The RealReal; Shoes: JSlides; Belt: Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti; Brooch: Rebecca Collins; Bag: Sophie Hulme   * I have one other piece of religious jewelry, but I don’t think it counts as such: an antique wood bead bracelet adorned with a religious medal. When … Read moreDenim Dress Altered

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  It’s September 23rd and I am still showing you summer clothes. I have another 3-5 summer posts before we’ll change seasons. I hope you can accept that. (Note: There is no alternative.* Also, I have no ideas — yet — for fall.**)   If you haven’t seen last Thursday’s post, please take a look. … Read moreCinnamon

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Terra Cotta

  I waited all summer for this dress to go on sale. Dress: Love Binetti from Matches Fashion; Necklace: Anthropologie; Shoes: JSlides; Bag: From Salt & Sundry on 14ht Street

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White Pants Now and Always Again

  I told you the white pants would be right back.   Top: Emporio Armani from YOOX; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: JSlides; Bag: Sophie Hulme Bolt Bag

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White Pants Now and Always

  Despite my mother’s lukewarm reception, I now own JCrew’s Point Sur Wide-Leg Crop Pants in four colors: army green, caramel, white, and black. The total number sounds less crazy if I explain that there are white and black pairs, right?   Let’s also spend a few seconds on my clomptacular* sandals.     The … Read moreWhite Pants Now and Always

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