A Work-Appropriate Look You Can Get Excited About

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tory Burch Katie Floral Station Collar Necklace

Tory Burch Katie Floral Station Collar Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Here’s an unusually understated “statement necklace” that combines two classics – pearls and gold chain links – for a thoroughly modern look. The Tory Burch Katie Floral Station Collar Necklace ($175 from Nordstrom) is a beautiful necklace that would add polish to any professional outfit. The Katie […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Charming Spring Pumps from Sole Society

Sole Society Meryl Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Last year, Sole Society (the fantastically affordable shoe and accessory brand) hit it out of the ball park with their Julianne Hough for Sole Society Anneke Pump – a chic and slightly edgy midheel pump that you can still find at Nordstrom for $59.95. Right now I’m admiring […]

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer & Vilina Skirt (Plus a Bonus Abstract Floral Dress)

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer and Vilina Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There’s still time to take advantage of the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale, which lasts through tomorrow in-store and online. Use promo code FANDF to save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise. I took this opportunity to browse the newest wear to work clothes for women […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – NYDJ Butterfly Print Shirt

NYDJ Butterfly Print Shirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I recently went a little butterfly crazy on Pinterest. It’s easy to see why images like these Baccarat Lucky Butterflies ($115-$150 from Neiman Marcus) and the Alexis Bittar Lucite Butterfly Pendant Necklace that was recently featured here on Commandress have made my newest board one of my happy places. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Convertible Tote Bags

Cole Haan Village Convertible Leather Tote Bag - Metallic Brown

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. It isn’t often that I have to retire a handbag that I still love just because it’s completely worn out. But this was the case with a Cole Haan satchel in metallic bronze that I bought soon after graduating from law school. Bronze was a perfect neutral […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Rachel Roy Floral Jacquard Dress

Rachel Roy Floral Jacquard Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sophisticated and professional floral dress in lovely transitional colors for early spring. The Rachel Roy Floral Jacquard Dress ($328 from Zappos and Bloomingdale’s) features a stylized floral print in muted shades of orchid, lilac, grey and tan against a charcoal grey background. Sale Alert – Rachel Roy Friends & Family […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Kate Spade New York Brighton Rock Necklace

Kate Spade New York Brighton Rock Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Yesterday’s Commandress post was all about black and white, so naturally today’s post must feature something very colorful – like this eye-catching Kate Spade necklace with glass beads and bright multicolored enamel. Fun! Online reviewers love the Kate Spade New York Brighton Rock Necklace ($98 from Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s or Nordstrom) and […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Talia Lace Front Ponte Sheath Dress & Top

Classiques Entier Talia Lace Front Ponte Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Right now is an exciting time to be a fan of the professional clothing line Classiques Entier at Nordstrom. About a third of the Classiques Entier items are new and another third are on sale – a perfect storm whether you’re always on the hunt for the […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Geometric Print Belted Shirtdress

Karen Kane Geometric Print Belted Shirtdress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. Here’s an easy, classic shirtdress that would fit in perfectly in almost any office. This Karen Kane Geometric Print Belted Shirtdress ($148 from Nordstrom & Made in the USA) is about as figure flattering and easy-to-wear as a dress can get. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Cole Haan Chelsea Mary Jane Pump

Cole Haan Chelsea Mary Jane Pump - professional midheel pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s my idea of a perfectly splendid professional pump: The Cole Haan Chelsea Mary Jane Pump features a pretty pointy toe and lovely gold metallic leather on the trim and heel. The heel is also quite walkable – it’s somewhere between 2 1/2″ and 3″ (depending on who […]