Best Blazers & Jackets

Professional, Smart & Chic – How to Approach the Kendra Scott Color Bar

Kendra Scott Jewelry Color Bar Bracelet Eaarings Necklace

A few weeks ago, I realized my wardrobe was missing purple jewelry. Designing my own on Kendra Scott’s Color Bar immediately came to mind. The Kendra Scott jewelry I own is some of my favorite, so I was sure this would be the right approach. Today’s post profiles the necklace, earrings, and bracelet I made. […]

Mad Men Style Season 7 – The Milk and Honey Route

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The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Oh, Betty. Without going into specifics, it’s finally clear that Betty is very aware of how readily she uses her perfectly “just so” beauty and style as a suit of armor. Betty’s appearance has often seemed like a […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – A Jacket to Dress Up or Down

Dark Blue and White Geometric Print Jacket perfect for Summer

Do not dispair. We have not forgotten about our regular Mad Men Monday post, but we had a technical glitch this morning. In the meantime, enjoy this scrumptious find! Last Friday, Commandress profiled some solid linen jackets perfect for summer. Today, we continue the jacket theme to share Boden’s embroidered cotton Tamara Jacket in Dark […]

Business Casual Makeover – Complete your Summer Outfit with a Linen Blazer

Joie Mehira Chambray Linen Blazer

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. As the temperature heats up, people sensibly want to shed layers. While pragmatic, it can leave a woman looking unfinished not to mention cold inside if the air conditioner is cranked. A great solution is a linen blazer. Joie Mehira Chambray Blazer from […]

Business Casual Makeover – Sunny Spring Knits by Ming Wang

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today’s post is written by – and features! – Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach. Knitwear has long been a favorite of mine. I love clothes that are comfortable and easy to care for – but of course they also have to look great! When […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sleek new sheath dress with an understated floral print from Ivanka Trump. The abstract print, subdued colors, and conservative cut make this dress very office-friendly. The Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress is $118 from Nordstrom. If you’re looking for bold color, […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – 1.State Basket Weave Raw Hem Jacket

1.State Basket Weave Raw Hem Jacket

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s jacket is anything but basic, but would be an easy addition to most women’s work wardrobes. I love how easily this 1.State Basket Weave Raw Hem Jacket ($178; washable) pairs with a white top and black pants. It would also look fantastic with dark denim. The jacket features […]

Business Casual Makeover – Lafayette 148 New York Ondria Tweed Jacket

Lafayette 148 New York Ondria Tweed Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m doing Business Casual Makeover a little early this week to share a gorgeous Lafayette 148 New York Tweed Jacket that is included in Nordstrom’s new 40% off clearance sale. This is a style that I often describe on my Pinterest Business Casual Board (and […]

Business Casual Makeover – Starlight Tweed Moto Jacket

Starlight Tweed Moto Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Well, this certainly isn’t your grandmother’s tweed jacket. I love the rich wine tweed flecked with gold threads, but it’s the moto styling and asymmetrical zipper that make the jacket look thoroughly modern. And it doesn’t hurt the jacket’s appeal that marsala is […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Laceback Blazer

Laceback Blazer - professional & feminine style

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  This new grey blazer from Anthropologie looks like a sleek professional basic at first glance, but the back makes it much more exciting and unique. I love how the lace trim accentuates – rather than competes with – the blazer’s classic tailoring. This is a smart and […]