A Work-Appropriate Look You Can Get Excited About

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $50 – Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal

Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal - gift ideas for her under $50 #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  A friend recently asked me to recommend a graduation gift for a college senior, and this Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal is the first thing that came to mind. This earring set gives you a great jewelry wardrobe that is both office appropriate and a little […]

Class it up – Distinctive Statement Necklaces from Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar Desert Jasmine Orchid Bib Necklace #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. One of the easiest ways to add newness to an outfit is by adding a statement necklace. A statement necklace can also work wonders for wardrobe basics like an understated dress, suit, or even a […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

A work appropriate look you can get excited about.  We’re not far from the return – and ultimate end – of Mad Men, and I’ve got classic sheath dresses on the mind in preparation for next week’s Mad Men Monday post. This Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress is an office basic and a great […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ellen Tracy Pink Print Jersey Sheath Dress

Ellen Tracy Pink Print Sheath Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Ellen Tracy has been making so many cute dresses lately! We featured a couple bright spring dresses by Ellen Tracy last month, and now this pretty pink watercolor print dress has caught my eye. Yes, it’s pink! But I think the dark color mix and simple dark […]

Top Picks for Spring 2015 – Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale

LK Bennett Floraita Midheel Slingback Pumps - how to wear floral prints to work - professional pumps #commandress

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale starts today and I’ve been having way too much fun browsing the selection. You can save 25% off most items with code FRIENDS. Today I’m rounding up my top picks – I’ll add more of my favorites via shop the post after today’s newsletter goes out. I’ve admired these L.K. Bennett Florita […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress

NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was surprised to realize how long it’s been since I’ve featured a dress by NIC+ZOE. It’s a great brand to check out for wear-anywhere washable print dresses – like this NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress. I love how the print combines a watercolor botanical with geometric […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Clarks Narrative Amulet Studded Suede Flats

Clarks Narrative Amulet Studded Green Suede Flats #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s challenge – finding a work-appropriate green shoe in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Worth a try, right? I’m quite pleased with this find! These Clarks Narrative Amulet Studded Suede Flats ($99.95) are available in Dark Green or Black suede from Nordstrom. And I discovered a new shoe line […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sleek new sheath dress with an understated floral print from Ivanka Trump. The abstract print, subdued colors, and conservative cut make this dress very office-friendly. The Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress is $118 from Nordstrom. If you’re looking for bold color, […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

In “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price. Pretty, pretty, pretty isn’t what I expect to go through my head when admiring sneakers – but not every sneaker is designed by Stella McCartney. Check out that bright floral […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Halogen Contrast Trim Print Pleated Dress & Plus Print Sunburst Dress

Halogen Contrast Trim Print Pleated Dress in grey & blue marble print - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today this easy-to-wear and office-friendly dress from Halogen caught my eye. I love the flattering grosgrain trim at the waist and the unexpected combination of a tweed-like print on a smooth and flowy fabric. I also love the colors: grey and blue or black and pink. The Halogen Contrast […]