A Work-Appropriate Look You Can Get Excited About

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Chelsey Kaleidoscope & Plaid Print Scarves

Chelsey Multi Plaid Scarf

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  One of my favorite internet-shopping games (and yes, I do have many) is searching my favorite retailers for some of my favorite visuals – things like peacock, butterfly, paisley and iridescent. You can discover the most interesting things that might otherwise be lost behind the bounty of digital store fronts. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost featured this Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump on Commandress – but couldn’t quite make it happen because of the price. You see, this lovely pump was originally $350. (Gulp.) But yesterday it was marked 40% off at Nordstrom. It’s still […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel in Bronze Embossed Leather

Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel - Bronze Floral Embossed Leather

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could add color, texture, pattern and shine to any outfit with just one fabulously neutral handbag? It may sound too good to be true, but this Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel in Bronze Floral Embossed Leather clearly possesses magical handbag powers. It’s lovely […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer

Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer at Anthropologie

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I first admired this cheerful and cozy Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer a few months ago, and it’s exactly what I’d love to be wearing on a cold, dreary day like today. The blazer’s rich color scheme and woven intarsia fabric remind me of some of my favorite Missoni […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – C by Bloomingdale’s Cashmere – Friends & Family Sale

C by Bloomingdale's Solid Cashmere Blazer

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale starts online today – and I think some of the best bargains can be found among the collection of C by Bloomingdale’s cashmere. My three favorite pieces are perfect for office layering. Sale Alert – save 20% off most items at Bloomingdale’s […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress & Serene Cardigan

Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate work you can get excited about.  Nordstrom has some great new markdowns today, and one of my favorite professional looks comes from from Classiques Entier. The Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress ($113.98 on sale; regularly $228) strikes me as a perfect gateway dress for a woman looking to add more color, […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Coach Gabby Pumps

Coach Gabby Pumps - Garnet Suede

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Here’s a lovely pair of midheel pumps on a fantastic sale! The Coach Gabby Pumps in Garnet Suede with snake-embossed trim are on sale at Macy’s for $94 (regularly $188). The combination of rich garnet suede, natural snake and gold adds a lot of interest while still […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a stylish variation of the wrap dress that’s just a little slinky – but still appropriately covered up for the office and cooler weather. The Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress ($158 from Piperlime) features a flattering abstract print in charcoal grey with flecks of […]

Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Camisole & Straight Skirt

Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Long Slim Camisole & Straight Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  When I came across this modern, classic and washable suit, I was not surprised to learn that it’s made by Eileen Fisher. It’s a magic mix of sharp and wearable. While I’d certainly be happy to see the suit paired with a pretty print top (like this gorgeous floral […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – UGG Claudine Tall Boots

UGG Claudine Tall Boot - Chestnut

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post is brought to you by the Department of Never Say Never. This is because I never expected to find myself smitten by a pair of UGG boots – much less a pair of UGG boots that you can wear in a professional office. But behold […]