Appreciating

The Ring of Power

I asked my husband what The Rings of Power is based on, as I believed that Tolkien source material had been stretched past capacity with the real-time enactment of The Hobbit over three films. He explained that The Rings of Power is based upon the appendices Tolkien wrote to provide explanations and background for the … Read more

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High Priestess of Weirdy Green

Oyez, oyez! Summer is over. It’s fall. I’ll be clearing out my summer back-catalog and moving on to fall photos soon. I am reminded: Time to ransom all the winter coats that I stored at the cleaner’s. What a dull task for this weekend . . . It’s kind of bizarre, but I sort of … Read more

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A (An?) Historic Original

The Dog Days of summer are here, and it’s very hard — with working from home, universal WiFi, and vacation schedules — to tell who is actually working when. And where. I myself took a few days respite at Rehoboth Beach (proclaimed as vacation) and didn’t even open the laptop (either of the laptops, work … Read more

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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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