Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – ABS Emerald Lace Cocktail Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. If I needed a new cocktail dress right now, this gorgeous ABS Emerald Lace Sheath Dress is the one I would try on first! Saks … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Cole Haan Purple Pointy Toe Flats on Sale

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I've had my eye on these Cole Haan Magnolia Skimmer Flats in Elderberry Saffiano Patent Leather for a while, and now they are finally on sale! The Magnolia Skimmer is a perfectly … [Continue reading]

Commandress Must-Have – Gaiam Restore Strong Core & Back Kit

We've talked about some very chic activewear on Commandress, but today is the first time that I'm recommending an actual piece of exercise equipment. This Gaiam Restore Strong Core & Back Kit is the type of thing that I'm eager to share with … [Continue reading]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Kate Spade Gold Liquid Suede Lima Sneakers

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today was the big day - Bonnie's first day of kindergarten - and we're lucky enough to live within walking distance of her elementary school! I've already shared Bonnie's … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Top Picks from Boden’s New Autumn Collection

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today's post features Amy Schwarzenbach's top fall picks from Boden. Get excited! Boden’s newest styles are out. For working women looking for chic professional clothing, this is the brand to … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress for Girls

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Today I'm sharing my daughter Bonnie's pick from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is a perfect back to school … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Halogen Floral Print Sweater Styled Two Ways

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here's a chic floral print sweater that is perfect for work or play - and Nordstrom has been kind enough to show it styled with two different business casual … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Judith Jack Abalone & Silver Drop Earrings

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here is a great pair of earrings that have just the right length and subtle sparkle to make them perfect for the office as well as any number of fancy or casual occasions. These Judith … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Eileen Fisher Purple Surplice Jersey Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. My initial thought when admiring this chic beachfront getaway picture is I Want To Go There. The scenery is beautiful and the model … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Hobo Bags 40% Off Sale & The Hobo Morena Tote

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was excited to post about the beloved Hobo Morena Tote (previously featured here and here) on sale in one color today, but now it turns out that the entire Hobo website is 40% off  with promo … [Continue reading]