Professional, Smart & Chic – Roses & Ribbons Cardigan

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 – paired with sleek office basics like pants or a pencil skirt in navy, charcoal or black. The […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt

Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a flattering, versatile, affordable and washable skirt in a “new” silhouette to freshen up your work wardrobe. This Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt ($89 in Regular and Petite sizes from Nordstrom) features a fitted waist with feminine flounces at the knee. The flounces add shape and interest […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Splendid Ashbury Blooms Pullover

Splendid Ashbury Blooms Pullover

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a pretty floral print top to update your fall wardrobe for work and play. The Splendid Ashbury Blooms Pullover ($98) is Made in the USA and available in Navy from Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Saks. The top is lightweight rayon, so it would […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Milly Chain Link Cardigan

Milly Chain Link Cardigan - Charcoal

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. It’s not too often that office-friendly clothing triggers the reaction “Oh, that’s cool!” – but that was my first thought when admiring this Milly Chain Trim Cardigan. I love this posh but modern update of a favorite jacket style from the Mad Men era. It’s a perfect piece […]

Business Casual Makeover – Halogen Floral Print Sweater Styled Two Ways

Halogen Floral Print Sweater with Blazer and Jeans

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 outfits.   The Halogen Floral Print Cotton Sweater ($57.90 on sale; regularly $88) is part of […]

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

Eileen Fisher Purple Jersey Knee-Length Long-Sleeve Dress - Made in the USA

“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 looks so lovely and relaxed. My second thought is If I Cannot Go There, I Want […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Liam Silk Blouse

Equipment Liam Silk Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Oh, pretty! I’m often hesitant to buy silk tops because silk can be harder to care for than other fabrics, but here’s a top that’s worthy of an exception. These dark florals look sophisticated and quite grown up. (You can read more about dark floral prints here, […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Three Dots Peplum Back Blazer & Striped Dress

Three Dots Peplum Black Blazer & Striped Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.   Have you ever been invited to an event where the dress code is “casually elegant?” Although we’ve become used to hearing “casually elegant” – and dressing for it – it’s a rather baffling combination of words that is as nonsensical as requesting […]

Business Casual Makeover – Brooks Brothers Purple Metallic Wool Button-Down Cardigan

Brooks Brothers Purple Metallic Wool Button-Down Cardigan

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  When an office-appropriate outfit actually elicits an “oooh” or an “aaah,” I think it’s a moment that must be celebrated. Here’s the charming image that most recently caught my fancy: Did someone say dark purple metallic? Yes, please! This Brooks Brothers Metallic […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – J.Crew Dulci Kitten Heel Pumps

J.Crew Dolvi Perforated Kitten Heels

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  J.Crew has a fantastic selection of truly amazing pumps right now – including classic office-friendly styles and dreamy shoes for after hours. And a large selection of shoes – as well as clothing and other accessories – are 30% off through tomorrow with promo code HISUMMER. These J.Crew […]