Fashion Flashback – Seersucker – A Summer Classic Every Professional Women Should Embrace

Brroks Brothers Stellita Fit Three-Button Seersucker Jacket

The weekly Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles. Lightweight, Practical & Preppy – Seersucker is the Hot Weather Solution for Professionals I first noticed seersucker in the 1980s when we moved to New Orleans […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Halogen Animal Print Pencil Skirt

Halogen Stretch Cotton Blend Pencil Skirt - Stone & Red Animal Print

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today I’m featuring an outfit that would certainly make me feel more excited about going to work on a rainy Friday . . . when my thoughts were already drifting toward a long holiday weekend. Wow, she sure looks smart. And it’s not […]

Business Casual Makeover – Diane Von Furstenberg on Sale

DVF New Jeanne Two Silk Jersey Wrap Dress - classic chain link print

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  Earlier this year, I featured a few of my favorite wrap dresses in this post about the Diane von Furstenberg x Andy Warhol Pop Wrap Collection. If you’ve had one of these dresses on your wish list, this may be your lucky […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bailey 44 Melina Print Silk Tank (& Two Great Blazers to Wear with It)

Bailey 44 Melina Print Silk Tank

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.   Pretty, pretty, pretty! I can’t stop admiring the unique design and lovely “flowering paisley” print of this Bailey 44 Melina Print Silk Tank ($161 from Nordstrom). The top is smart too – the back is made from sage green stretch jersey […]

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer & Vilina Skirt (Plus a Bonus Abstract Floral Dress)

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer and Vilina Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There’s still time to take advantage of the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale, which lasts through tomorrow in-store and online. Use promo code FANDF to save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise. I took this opportunity to browse the newest wear to work clothes for women […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – NYDJ Butterfly Print Shirt

NYDJ Butterfly Print Shirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I recently went a little butterfly crazy on Pinterest. It’s easy to see why images like these Baccarat Lucky Butterflies ($115-$150 from Neiman Marcus) and the Alexis Bittar Lucite Butterfly Pendant Necklace that was recently featured here on Commandress have made my newest board one of my happy places. […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Halogen Embellished Short Sleeve Milano Knit Sweater

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a fun top that has a polished and office-friendly take on some key spring trends: nautical stripes, embellishments and bright pops of color. The Halogen Embellished Short Sleeve Milano Knit Sweater ($88 from Nordstrom in Regular and Petite sizes) looks very easy […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Tildon Short Sleeve Fringe Trim Jacket

Tildon Short Sleeve Fringe Trim Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.   I love this outfit! It’s something new and different – and it looks like a fantastic business casual idea. This Tracy Reece dress is a bit more casual than what I ultimately have in mind for the office, but I’m impressed by […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Talia Lace Front Ponte Sheath Dress & Top

Classiques Entier Talia Lace Front Ponte Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Right now is an exciting time to be a fan of the professional clothing line Classiques Entier at Nordstrom. About a third of the Classiques Entier items are new and another third are on sale – a perfect storm whether you’re always on the hunt for the […]

Business Casual Makeover – Butter Shoes Floral Print Java Wedge

Butter Shoes Floral Print Wedge

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  If I were inclined to organize my posts in outline form, today’s Business Casual Makeover would be part of the subcategory Funky Shoe Friday. But my brain has never really functioned in outline form – even at the height of my law school […]