Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Search for Sanity Floral Print Midi Skirt

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families.  There's a lot to love about this Search for Sanity Floral Print Midi Skirt. The skirt features a pretty navy and tan based floral … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Sweater weather still seems far away, but I'm stocking up on this pretty jewel-toned plaid Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater while it's 50% off - and still available in all sizes. I love … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – France Luxe Rectangle Barrette

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Is there anything that you wore - or perhaps just wore too much - in your teen years that you've been hesitant to revisit? For me, it's been barrettes. You see, I was still growing out my last … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Lafayette 148 New York June Keyhole Blouse & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There are so many things to admire about this sleek and feminine Keyhole Blouse and Peplum-Hem Skirt from Lafayette 148 New York, which look perfectly professional in every possible way. A … [Continue reading]

Class It Up – Business Travel Shoes

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level. Do you … [Continue reading]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Ruby Red Pumps

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. Wow - all it took was a three-day weekend to make it insanely hard to get up on … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Roses & Ribbons Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here's a feminine, floral sweater that you could easily work into an office wardrobe. The Roses & Ribbons Cardigan ($128 from Sundance; washable) would look pretty - but not too sweet … [Continue reading]

Class It Up – How to Choose Handbags & Portfolios for Job Interviews

In the new Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience - including some of the mistakes she saw along the way - to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Alexis Bittar Lucite Crystal Rivet Hinge Bangle

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Bloomingdale's has a particularly lovely selection of Alexis Bittar jewelry on line right now - including many items on sale. My … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Etched Glass iPhone 5 Case

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today is a Very Important Day - for me, at least. I finally found the iPhone 5 case of my dreams - and it only took a little under two years! I would describe this Etched Glass iPhone 5 … [Continue reading]