A Work-Appropriate Look You Can Get Excited About

Professional, Smart & Chic – Elliott Lucca Leather Satchel

Elliott Lucca Medium Faro Leather Satchel - Apricot

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve found myself gravitating to all sorts of pink and red goodies to include in my gift guide. Stay tuned – it will be here soon! Today’s post is a preview. After that initial moment of “oh, pretty!,” I do like to consider how […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Boden Alice High Heel

Boden Alice High Heels

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I wouldn’t have imagined that an amethyst, navy and aqua suede shoe – with tassels! – could look right for the office. But then Boden’s Alice High Heel came along and changed everything. I love ecstatic customer reviews, and the one for this shoe is titled “I’ve died […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Rebecca Minkoff Five Pearl Pendant Necklace & Crystal Pearl Earrings

Rebecca Minkoff Five Pearl Pendant Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Gap has announced that it will be shutting down Piperlime early this year. While I’ll be sad to see this well-edited online retailer go, I am enjoying the series of great sales that are probably related to the closing. Today, for example, you can save 25% off most […]

Under $100 – Alexis Bittar Jewelry 50% Off Sale

Alexis Bittar Small Silver Earrings - Iridescent

Alexis Bittar marked down all sale jewelry to 50% off today. There’s great eye candy to be found – it’s a lot of fun to browse earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Here’s a selection of jewelry marked down to under $100. My favorite find is these Small Silver Earrings in Iridescent Lucite ($47.50; originally $95). I […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I love the art nouveau decadence of this “festive green” floral print from J.Crew. I also love that J.Crew describes this top as “an instant fix for ‘I hate everything in my closet’ syndrome.” We’ve all been there, and there is something fresh and exciting about this […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  It’s amazing how easily your lip balms start to disappear when your daughter discovers them. I lose them – and find them – almost anywhere. In fact, it was a great relief to discover that Burt’s Bees Lip Balm survives the washing machine and comes in a money-saving […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Almost Under $100 – Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I wish for the sake of this popular Commandress feature that this lovely Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan was on sale for under $100 – but $103 is soooooo very close! What a chic and cosy way to dress up – and warm up – for […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Sophia Pumps

Ivanka Trump Sophia Pump - Potent Purple Suede

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s another winning shoe from Ivanka Trump. The Sophia Pump comes in 8 lovely colors (including patent leather, suede and prints) – and my favorites are the Emerald Green Suede and Potent Purple Suede shown here. These dark colors are perfect for even the most conservative offices – and […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem

Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem - Made in the USA

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. 1/13/15 Update – You can save $50 on this skirt – as well as other select items from Neiman Marcus – through 1/16/15 with code NEWYEAR. I love a classic black skirt with a slight flair at the hem. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Cole Haan Carlyle Leather Boots

Cole Haan Carlyle Leather Boot - Chestnut

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Baby, it’s really cold outside. And today I’m appreciating my layers wherever I can add them – including knee high boots. My boots are getting the job done, and for that I am grateful. Still, I wish they were as sleek and elegant as these Cole Haan […]