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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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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A Labor Day PSA

  Oyez, oyez! This honorable court is now in session.   It’s a holiday weekend at the end of a season. I would be remiss if I didn’t spend a few minutes of my weekend working on your behalf. OK. Our behalf.   Note: I didn’t spend more than a few minutes, so don’t try … Read moreA Labor Day PSA

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Old Dress, New Necklace

  They say that you can transform a simple dress with accessories. Finally, my sandals. After receiving your recommendations in previous summers for Fly London sandals, I ordered a pair this year during the Nordstrom sale. I am not sure if they are walking the right side of the line between chic and granny, but … Read moreOld Dress, New Necklace

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A Very Old Cardigan, Part II

  Today, we unite two old things that continue to deserve a spot in my closet. Cost per wear for these two is approaching zero . . . which provides balance for some of the impractical delights of my wardrobe. Things like this and this.   Dress and cardigan: Eileen Fisher; Belt: Fausto Puglisi; Shoes: … Read moreA Very Old Cardigan, Part II

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The Return of the Maximalist

  We’re half-way through the summer and so far I’ve been a model of restraint and subtlety.   Plainly, that will not do. Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Ivory Skirt: Ganni; Denim skirt: Eileen Fisher; Shoes: Wonders   * I have a little more commentary! Consider the siesta in modern Madrid or Barcelona. Most workers seem … Read moreThe Return of the Maximalist

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A Very Old Cardigan, Part I

  At the start of the summer, I vowed that I would not buy any new clothes and would instead test my ingenuity in making my old things seem interesting.   I think I am doing OK with the “old things interesting” piece of the vow, but somehow have also acquired a shocking number of … Read moreA Very Old Cardigan, Part I

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Some Don’t Like It Hot

  It seems like I was just complaining about the cold and rain . . . and now it’s in the mid-90s, and I can’t let that pass without comment. Negative comment. Allow me to recommend the white eyelet skirt as a summer basic. I bought this one from Garnet Hill 6 years ago. It … Read moreSome Don’t Like It Hot

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The Directrice Presents: The Next Generation

  I’ve previously mentioned that I have many fantastic colleagues — all of style and fashion* — among whom clothing is sometimes swapped. I’ve persuaded another one of these women to come visit with you today. In keeping with the veil of anonymity that enshrouds Directrice Global Industries Ltd., I am withholding her identity. We … Read moreThe Directrice Presents: The Next Generation

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