Appreciating

Is More Better?

Last year I bought an outlandish floral jacket — fuschia and orange — on the The RealReal and declared victory over darkness. In defense of myself, the fushcia jacket read brilliantly on Zoom: vibrant, cheery, non-threatening. It was a great idea.

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Such A Business Lady

I am so pleased to be dressing up for work two days a week and going downtown. It’s nice to get out of the home office and it feels very manageable. I am wondering, though, if at this rate I will need to push out my retirement date (countdown: 12 years, 6 months, 2 days) … Read more

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Constructive Fridays

If I am only going to the office two days a week, does that make the second day a constructive Friday? For denim purposes? Here is what the Disappearing Jacket and Essential Bag look like when rushing The Photographer. We have no winner of the Keynote Address right-of-first-refusal. Obviously, I need to improve the indexing … Read more

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Toile-ing in Obscurity

  The latest version of WordPress has been installed and I don’t know how to use it. It looks very different from the version I’ve used for years. Bear with me.   * RTO is the HBR+ acronym for Return-to-Office.   + HBR is the abbreviation for Harvard Business Review.

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Our Lady of Thwarted Restraint

Back in September 2021 (after Delta, before Omicron), I recommended two new series to you: Only Murders in the Building and The Chair. Do you remember? And I mentioned that Selena Gomez’s character’s great wardrobe in OMITB had propelled me to investigate (and then purchase) a boilersuit. Do you remember that? I also told you … Read more

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Now We Praise Weejun Loafers

  Greetings, Directorate, and accept my best wishes for the New Year. May 2022 be nothing like 2021 or 2020!   Before we launch into clothes, I wanted to address the plans of Directrice Global Industries Ltd. and our parent company, DGI Holding, Inc., for Q1 2022.   Some of you may have noticed some … Read more

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The Directrice Suggests

  Better late than never, The Directrice suggests a few things that you might want to buy as holiday gifts for the stylish women in your lives. This includes yourself.   These pants are cropped. If you are short, and typically wear petite sizes but don’t want cropped pants, buy the regular length. Those of … Read more

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Joining the International Brotherhood of Catsuit Wearers

  I got the boilersuit and, unexpectedly, I think it’s the most flattering garment I own. It may be the most flattering garment I’ve ever owned.   Boilersuit: Wildfang Essential Coverall

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Puffed Up Consequence

  This post may be regarded as Apex Directrice — the Directrice at her highest (most concentrated? most absurd?) moment. A quick search on Amazon turned up many possibilities for stuffing and/or flotation devices as daily-wear.     Top: Brogger   * It happened like this. I was reading about the clothes that Selena Gomez … Read more

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Tip-Tops: A Pair

  I was taking stock of my fall/winter clothes this weekend, and feeling a little sad that so many of them may not see any wear in 2021. Although I’ve fallen out of the habit of commuting to work and wearing real shoes all day, and am a little apprehensive about doing these things again … Read more

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