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Everything Must Go With Black Sandals

  I love the expression, “When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” I hope it doesn’t describe my approach to legal problems, but I think it does describe one aspect of my pandemic wardrobe. If one were only to have one pair of sandals, I have to say that black sandals with a … Read moreEverything Must Go With Black Sandals

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The Directrice Hearts Art Jewelry

  At the start of the pandemic, I — like many — had an initial instinct to reduce spending and economize as a hedge against uncertainty. Within a few weeks (early summer 2020), it occurred to me that I had a duty to spend like a Keynesian economist on shore leave — meaning that I … Read moreThe Directrice Hearts Art Jewelry

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A Touch of Blue

  I had a second meeting with Fatima earlier this month and therefore have many things to show you this summer. They aren’t new things exactly, but they are things you haven’t seen because I bought them in 2019 (for summer 2020) or in 2020 (assuming 2021 would come eventually) and needed to adjust them … Read moreA Touch of Blue

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Everything Up My Sleeves

  Here is one last set of photos from the shoulder weeks between winter and summer, also known as “Spring.”   * I think that this is the advice I’ve offered previously.   + These white denim pants are my new favorites. I think I wore them more days than not during the months of … Read moreEverything Up My Sleeves

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It’s The Sub-Atomic Things

  I’ve published a few posts devoted to “the little things” — the small details that complete — nay, elevate — an outfit from good to great. Or perhaps even from great to sublime. Do you see the sub-atomic detail in this outfit?     * The prize is the satisfaction of being correct.

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Ray of Sunshine

  My pre-pandemic fall/winter wardrobe consisted of many black and grey jackets. Not so much vibrant color. But I do have two (two? two!) gold jackets. I check YOOX several times a year for yellow belts — which yields a very a manageable number of choices to sift through. This one cost $6.   And … Read moreRay of Sunshine

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Technical Climbing

  A robust cohort of The Directorate — representing two continents and four countries — met on Zoom last Saturday. It was an event. Life-changing advice was dispensed (and not just by me)+ and many appreciations were offered (from me to readers, from readers to The Photographer and me, from readers to one another), so … Read moreTechnical Climbing

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Mixed Greens, Part II

  With my general love of green and my particular fondness for weirdy green, it’s surprising that I haven’t published more posts on mixing greens. Apparently it’s been FIVE YEARS since my last (official) mixed green post. In the intervening years, I gave away the peacock patterned blouse featured in that earlier post. I wish … Read moreMixed Greens, Part II

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Giving the Cat Something to Think About

  In an effort to keep sharp while we are having less social interaction, The Photographer is doing the crossword puzzles in New Scientist. The English spelling of words is making them harder.   I am not doing anything to keep sharp. So here I am, giving the Zoom cats something to think about.   … Read moreGiving the Cat Something to Think About

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Zoom Theater of The Absurd

  I promised you a sparkly brooch as big as my face, but my fancy took me in a totally different direction this morning.   To see more of the wonders of M&S Schmalberg and learn how they make these exquisite things, visit their website.   If you are looking for bright news and haven’t … Read moreZoom Theater of The Absurd

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