Every summer, JCrew has one or two white blouses that are just the thing for the season. * Several years ago, a friend of mine ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. He was astonished to find that each runner who completes the run is greeted by a Marine in uniform at … Read moreLet’s Move!
Now we reach the end of my resort collection: Big Orange. Here’s something to brighten the end of your week: the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women is out. Have a fantastic weekend! Dress: Ganni; Sandals: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Bag: Orla Kiely; Sunglasses: Marni from The RealReal; Necklace: Antique turquoise … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part III
Continuing our tour of the “resort” wardrobe that I have no place to wear, I bring you my most resorty, least practical dress that is not even suitable for a summer barbeque. In these side and back views, you can see that the center seam down the back of the skirt presents a little … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part II
I’ve said it before and I’ll remind you now. This blog is For Real. With the exception of the Pieced Wonder, the clothes you see on The Directrice are the clothes I wear, rightly or wrongly, to work and around town.* This dress has to be at least five years old. It’s been taken … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part I
Because I periodically go to court, I have two fancy suits. With regard to belts over jackets, you are going to see this look everywhere this fall. Apparently it was big in the SS2019 fashion shows. Please remember that you saw it here first.+ * Always, always try things on before you … Read moreFive Hundred
I brought my too-snug Marni denim dress to Fatima for a consult. I had noticed very generous seam allowances when inspecting it at home. Fatima — who is apparently a forensic seamstress in addition to her talents — told me that it had been taken in. Somehow this revelation made me feel … Read moreFully Loaded
The most devoted Directrice scholars may recognize this outfit from its original post date (August 2015) or from its inclusion in the Key Set (October 2017), but it will surely be new to some of you? And welcomed by all of you? Top: Anthropologie; Pants: JCrew Point Sur Washed Wide-Leg Crop Pants; Shoes: … Read moreThe Directrice Now and Then
While noodling around the Nordstrom Annual Sale* — which seems to have taken on the prominence of the World Series and the gravitas of the Nobel Prize announcements — I came across this. This bold pairing of a bustier-over-belted-dress (there are two belts there) did give me an idea of how to use … Read moreThe Directrice Has Another Idea