Accordion Love

  Amidst all of the resistance of the last two years, I have also been resisting the return of the styles of the 80s and 90s — pegged jeans, empire waists, slipdresses over tee shirts, pleated pants.*   Step right up and take a look at this pleated fabric. It’s highly synthetic. I need to … Read moreAccordion Love

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Speed Post: Le Weekend

  I’ve been neglecting you, my darlings. I hope you can forgive me. There was the election and my birthday and I’ve been traveling.* In an effort to set things right between us, I am drafting this post as quickly as I can before boarding a flight home. Let’s see what I can do in … Read moreSpeed Post: Le Weekend

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Blue Velvet

  My New Year’s Resolution in recent years has been to wear shoes that are not black on a regular basis. Syntax! I know it’s badly worded, but I think you understand me. Have a fantastic weekend!   Mules: JCrew Pointed-toe slides in velvet; they come in this blue and a dusty pink that I … Read moreBlue Velvet

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A Return to Animal Prints

  I was going through my back-catalog this weekend and realizing that . . . there’s a lot of good advice buried in there. I’ll be writing a post in the next couple of weeks that will bring some of those old posts to the fore.   Among the weighty topics previously covered were animal … Read moreA Return to Animal Prints

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Black and Blue, Fall Edition

  After showing you a brief film of this dress, I thought you might like to see it frozen in a moment on the sidewalk. Why wouldn’t you? Also, I only have so much material for this blog. Back inside, The Directrice is all business. The Photographer always catches the funniest expressions when I am … Read moreBlack and Blue, Fall Edition

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A Second Look

  The idea of getting a lot of use out of my clothes appeals to my Yankee thrift.

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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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