Everything Up My Sleeves

  Here is one last set of photos from the shoulder weeks between winter and summer, also known as “Spring.”   * I think that this is the advice I’ve offered previously.   + These white denim pants are my new favorites. I think I wore them more days than not during the months of … Read more

It’s The Sub-Atomic Things

  I’ve published a few posts devoted to “the little things” — the small details that complete — nay, elevate — an outfit from good to great. Or perhaps even from great to sublime. Do you see the sub-atomic detail in this outfit?     * The prize is the satisfaction of being correct.

Ray of Sunshine

  My pre-pandemic fall/winter wardrobe consisted of many black and grey jackets. Not so much vibrant color. But I do have two (two? two!) gold jackets. I check YOOX several times a year for yellow belts — which yields a very a manageable number of choices to sift through. This one cost $6.   And … Read more

Technical Climbing

  A robust cohort of The Directorate — representing two continents and four countries — met on Zoom last Saturday. It was an event. Life-changing advice was dispensed (and not just by me)+ and many appreciations were offered (from me to readers, from readers to The Photographer and me, from readers to one another), so … Read more

Mixed Greens, Part II

  With my general love of green and my particular fondness for weirdy green, it’s surprising that I haven’t published more posts on mixing greens. Apparently it’s been FIVE YEARS since my last (official) mixed green post. In the intervening years, I gave away the peacock patterned blouse featured in that earlier post. I wish … Read more

Zoom Theater of The Absurd

  I promised you a sparkly brooch as big as my face, but my fancy took me in a totally different direction this morning.   To see more of the wonders of M&S Schmalberg and learn how they make these exquisite things, visit their website.   If you are looking for bright news and haven’t … Read more

I Am Saved

  Before getting dressed this morning, I put away some laundry that had air-dried overnight — which included my track pants. I briefly held them in front of myself and thought, I could wear these today. But then I thought of you (The Directorate) and pulled myself back from the abyss. Speaking of good stuff, … Read more

A Jacket With A Past

  Have you started to think about all the academic literature that will be generated in future years discussing the sociology and psychology of the pandemic?   I have. I picture it like an old-fashioned card catalog. “Pandemic, societal changes. Pandemic, societal impact. Pandemic, societal regression.”

Piled On

  Do you remember when you were little, the fun of a dress-up box? A big piece of the fun is wearing as many things as you can at one time.   For those looking to spend (invest) an hour on this blog, I recommend 2019. I think it was my best year.