Professional, Smart & Chic – Peacock Feather Prints at Talbots

Talbots Peacock Feather Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post is courtesy of Reader S, who wrote in to recommend this gorgeous Talbots Peacock Feather Pencil Skirt ($109 in Regular and Petite sizes). The skirt has been popular and is only available in limited sizes, but Talbots has plenty of other items to tempt peacock […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Anthropologie Elba Cardigan

Anthropolgie Elba Cardigan - Wine

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. On a recent visit to Anthropologie, I tried on this soft and lightweight cashmere blend Elba Cardigan and quickly determined that it’s one of the best transitional pieces you could add to a professional wardrobe. The cardigan looks lovely with separates, but […]

Office Holiday – Daytrip to Senoia & the Return of The Walking Dead

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Sooooo, I probably haven’t had a reason to mention it here before – and I know that this admission may seem a bit out of character – but I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Season 5 starts on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited. I started watching the show when it premiered after a […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Alex and Ani Bangles of the Month

Alex & Ani Bangle of the Month

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. I’m always excited at the beginning of a new month when Alex and Ani reveals its Bangle of the Month, which you can buy online for $5 off. Alex and Ani recently began to feature a Bangle of the Month […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Stylish Active Wear for the Yogi

Lilly Pulitzer Skipper Printed Popover

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fashion picks for the yoga crowd.  Do you find yourself wearing activewear more and more? As we’ve discussed previously on Commandress, Americans are spending more and more time in work-out and leisure gear – also known in […]

Class It Up – Upgrade from Trashy to Classy with Reusable Shopping Bags & Water Bottles

Blue Q Peacock Shopper Bag

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. Hoorah! I was so excited when California legislators voted to ban stores from sending […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Quilted Tema Dress & Free Shipping from Anthropologie

Tabitha Quilted Tema Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I always love an Anthropologie free shipping weekend! Right now you can get free shipping on your $150 plus order with code FS150 (ends 9/15/14). This charming Quilted Tema Dress by Tabitha is one of Anthro’s new fall arrivals ($158 in Green or Rust and in regular […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – France Luxe Rectangle Barrette

France Luxe Rectangle Barette

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 totally 80s perm when I started high school in […]

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

Tory Burch Small York Saffiano Leather Buckle Tote - Navy

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 level.  Most professional women are well-aware that a suit is the default interview outfit. But what […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Etched Glass iPhone 5 Case

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 Case by Rifle Paper Co. ($38 from Anthropologie) as a work […]