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It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times

 
As we head into 2017 — a year so far in the future that I never even imagined it as a girl — it’s a good time to look back. Focusing on the positive, I’ve pulled together my favorite posts of the year.
 

 
 
The five funniest posts of the year:


The six (could not limit self to five) best High Business Casual ensembles:
 


 
 
The five best Casual Business Casual outfits:


And for those of you who think I never take a bad picture, let me assure you that I do:
 
I think we were just testing a new lens here; I am "helping" but not willing to stop eating while doing so

I think we were just testing a new lens here; I am “helping” but not willing to stop eating while doing so

Such a lady

Such a lady

The Photographer sees this face when he says something outrageous

The Photographer sees this face when he says something outrageous


I have lost my balance in this photo and am lurching

I have lost my balance in this photo and am about to pitch violently to one side; The Photographer is clicking away

Here, I think I was trying to make a dreadful face; success!

Here, I think I was trying to make a dreadful face; success!

I have no such excuse here

I have no such excuse here


I’ve got a zillion more of these.
 
 
 
In Memoriam
I regret to report that something terrible happened to this wonderful Hache dress. It came back from the cleaners all mysteriously shrunken.
Favorite outfit

Particularly mysterious because it’s made of synthetic fabrics


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All of us at Directrice Global Industries Ltd. wish you the very best of the holiday season. xo from Tory, Michael, Harper, Posy, Bill, Increase & Anxious Mouse

7 thoughts on “It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times

  1. And best wishes and a very happy new year to you and yours too! You are always a bright spot in my week and I’m grateful that you share this little slice of your life with us.

  2. Thank you for the outtakes; the photo of you losing your balance is a worthy intake (should such a word exist). And merci aussi for the rest of the year’s writing. Here’s wishing you and The Photographer a thoroughly jolly festive season!

  3. Happy Holidays to you and yours (all of them!), and thank you for continuing to share your style and humor! You and the photographer are a delight and I’m always smiling (or giggling) after reading your posts. Happy New Year!

  4. Merry Christmas! Loving the blog, always gives me a good laugh and some food for thought. I’ve started thinking about you when I shop, too.

    Idea for off-topic though very relevant post for next year: your arm workout! You and Michelle Obama are true #armgoals.

  5. Your posts made this year so much richer with your user-friendly style and design series. I seriously believe your evolving style is an invaluable teaching tool for all who need advice on recombining and also incorporating new pieces. Helpful is such an understatement. I see possibilities now everywhere; besides we love both you and your photographer. Here’s to 2017! Kate Baker

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