Loosening Up

I had many years to amass a worky wardrobe while at my firm. Admittedly, that wardrobe became increasingly eccentric over the years — but when I left, I still had a solid collection of dresses that were clearly work-wear suitable for meetings, presentations, and conferences.   In digging through posts for previous discussions of Virgil … Read more

B.A.S.E. Directrice

I love a statement blouse. Changing subjects, briefly, these oxfords are amazing. They weigh nothing, but have so much presence, and are delightfully comfortable. Blouse: Palmer//Harding from The RealReal (one just like mine and look at this beauty); Shoes: Cole Haan Original Grand Platform Oxford

Such A Lady Goes to Court

I had to go to court last week, Directorate, for the first time since 2019.+  I have appeared at hearings on Zoom, but no in-person appearances since before the pandemic. That seems hard to believe, but I think I am right. The Photographer does not give himself credit for “finding” this because he was helped … Read more

Spring Tweed for The Dowager

A lightweight tweed feels so fresh in the spring. I am not one much for pastels, but this mix of black, white, and grey struck the right soft note. The jacket is so short, revealing the waistband of my pants, that I’ve added a belt to finish the look. Empty belt loops look a little … Read more

Encore, Encore

One of the nice things about a new job is that all of your old clothes start over when they are placed in a new setting. They feel new. Red dress: MSGM (a splurge from Matches Fashion in 2016); Toile dress: H&M ($39.99) Note: Matches Fashion has gone into the British Equivalent of Chapter 11. … Read more

The Total Package

Today we are zooming out to include a rare display of outerwear. Get pumped, Directorate.+ But we’ll start with the indoors portion of outfit. Jacket: Helmet Lang; Jersey: COS; Dress: Proenza Schouler White Label Pleatable Crepe Drawstring Dress available at Saks Off Fifth (in red plaid and solid black; FWIW, I think the solid black … Read more

The Directrice Ups Her Athleisure Game

In seasonal closet tidying, I occasionally take stock of the abundance and nevertheless find myself coming up short in some area. Years ago, you may remember a concerted effort to up my belt game? Last fall it occurred to me that some of my exercise clothes seemed a little sad. Joy! In going back through … Read more