Business Casual Makeover – Theory Kidi Floral Print Sweater

Theory Kidi Floral Silk Sweater

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. It’s always helpful when an item is styled exactly how I would want to wear it to work. Magazines and retailers love showing how cool something can look on a teenage model – perhaps paired with ripped boyfriend jeans or an impossibly […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I love the art nouveau decadence of this “festive green” floral print from J.Crew. I also love that J.Crew describes this top as “an instant fix for ‘I hate everything in my closet’ syndrome.” We’ve all been there, and there is something fresh and exciting about this […]

Business Casual Makeover – Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer Print Top, Cardigan & More

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer Print Ruffle Top

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I wouldn’t have imagined that a cosmic print could look so at home in a business casual setting before admiring these Marc by Marc Jacobs items featuring the brand’s “Stargazer” print. Both of these outfits look so cool – but also quite […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Almost Under $100 – Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I wish for the sake of this popular Commandress feature that this lovely Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan was on sale for under $100 – but $103 is soooooo very close! What a chic and cosy way to dress up – and warm up – for […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem

Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem - Made in the USA

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. 1/13/15 Update – You can save $50 on this skirt – as well as other select items from Neiman Marcus – through 1/16/15 with code NEWYEAR. I love a classic black skirt with a slight flair at the hem. […]

Business Casual Makeover – NYDJ Sheri “Skinny” Jeans in Grayling

NYDJ Sheri Skinny Jean in Grayling

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m always intrigued by the moment when something that once seemed too trendy for my taste becomes more desirable. For one thing, it’s incredible how your eye adjusts to appreciating a style that once looked so wrong – like the shift from bootcut […]

New Year, New Dress – BCBG Butterfly Print Adele Wrap Dress

BCBG Adele Wrap Dress - Shadow Blue Combo Butterfly Print

Happy New Year! Bonnie returns to school tomorrow and I’m returning to the blog today to share a dress that caught my eye at the end of last year. I can’t think of a better way to begin 2015 than with one of my favorite wrap dresses in an eye-catching new butterfly print. This pretty […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress

Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress - Black & Blue

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Plaid is a big fall trend that keeps catching my eye. I love plaid, but it can be hard to wear. Plaid prints must be worn with care or they can look frumpy (80s preppy), dated (90s grunge) or unflattering […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lou & Grey

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Today I’m very excited to feature casual chic weekend looks from the new Lou & Grey store at the Avalon in Alpharetta. You may have already noticed Lou & Grey in LOFT stores and online. Atlanta is one of the first cities to debut a standalone Lou & Grey boutique – and it is a fantastic place to shop. […]

Business Casual Makeover – BCBG Agda Lace Print Knit Top

BCBG Agda Lace Print Knit Top

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Following up on yesterday’s post about a few of my favorite prints, here’s one that has only been featured once on Commandress: lace print. Let’s make that twice: This long sleeve stretch modal Agda Top is one of BCBG’s staple items – it’s currently […]