Hello, Dear Ones! I’m back after a three-week break.
Did you think I’d r-u-n-n-o-f-t?
Non, non. I’ve been right here, thinking of fresh ideas, the first of which is a spring version of an outfit that I pieced together from my old clothes last fall: grey jersey with a denim jacket.
Last fall, I wore a merino wool sleeveless shell and skirt. But for spring, this jersey (a cotton, linen, modal mix) is lighter and more seasonally appropriate.
I bought this denim jacket earlier this year and love it so much that I have decided that it’s completely appropriate for work which is absurd. But the human capacity for delusion is powerful. If it’s powerful enough to turn a short-fingered vulgarian into a presidential nominee, it’s certainly powerful enough to turn denim into Business Casual.
This dress is draped and ruched cleverly. It’s quite form fitting, yet doesn’t look too tight. “It doesn’t look too tight, does it?” she asked in a small voice.
We should take a moment to consider the Ruching Paradox: Ruching adds bulk and yet makes you look slimmer. How? The answer must lie in quantum physics and we don’t have time to unravel that here.
For those of you who are clamoring to get under the top layer, here is the dress in full.
Every woman should have at least one dress like this in her closet. Why? Let’s count the ways: (1) ideal for layering; (2) perfect for packing; (3) can be made dressy enough to go to work or a nice restaurant with jewelry and proper shoes but is also perfect for a movie on the weekend with fun sneakers (Converse); (4) easy to care for.
To finish things off, my dainty Sianos . . .
and a distinctive brooch.
For the next few weeks, I’ll only be posting twice weekly — Mondays and Thursdays. That’s right, I’m rationing The Directrice.
Dress: Isabel Marant Etoile Warrick Jersey Midi Dress (on sale at Matches; buy at least one size up from your regular size; I am wearing a full length slip underneath because the dress is not totally opaque); Jacket: Marques’Almeida; Shoes: Doc Martens Siano; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha Cross-body; Brooch: Mirjam Hiller from Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h; Sunglasses: Illesteva Marco in Blonde