Refreshing, Restyling and Remaking

A Jacket Further Revisited

  When something feels new, it’s as if it were new and I want to wear it all the time.   It’s wonderful to fall back in love with an old jacket, isn’t it? Allow me to show you my new/old corduroy jacket belted over my hideo-marvelous tunic. You may remember that a little of … Read moreA Jacket Further Revisited

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Another Big Pocket

  How well do you know me?   Quick! Answer the following question: What are The Directrice’s favorite things? Have a fantastic weekend!   Bustier: Marques/Almeida; Shirt: Talbots; Pants: Banana Republic; Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Do As I Say and As I Do, Part II

  I wear the clothes and outfits that you see on this blog in real life or, as they say on the Internet, IRL.   My real life. Perhaps a belt with this particular blouse?   Red dress: Jil Sander; Blue dress: Tory Burch; Shoes: Tory Burch

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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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A Second Look

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

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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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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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La Menina’s Summer Skirt

  While taking stock of my summer clothes, I was startled to realize that even though my dresses cover the rainbow, there is some typecasting in pants and skirts. I own three blue skirts, three pairs of fatigue green pants, and three pairs of white pants. So interesting! I had no idea it would look … Read moreLa Menina’s Summer Skirt

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The Directrice Meets A Writer

  Continuing the week’s early run on high summer clothes, I offer another very white ensemble. Vest: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Blouse: ASOS; Pants: Ann Taylor; Shoes: Cole Haan; Bag: Tory Burch   * Oh, I wore it.   ** Of course I am thinking of Tralfamadore.

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The Directrice Attempts to Right a Wrong

  I have three sets of clothes: summer, winter, and in-between. The in-between clothes live in my bedroom closets year round, but the summer and winter clothes have to take turns. The process of switching them out is a semi-annual ritual that involves a surprising amount of physical labor and even more mental anguish. Note … Read moreThe Directrice Attempts to Right a Wrong

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