Professional, Smart & Chic – UGG Claudine Tall Boots

UGG Claudine Tall Boot - Chestnut

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post is brought to you by the Department of Never Say Never. This is because I never expected to find myself smitten by a pair of UGG boots – much less a pair of UGG boots that you can wear in a professional office. But behold […]

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 […]

Friends & Family Wish List – Shopbop & Saks

Fuzzi Tweed and Floral Print Top

Today marks the beginning of two of the season’s best Friends & Family Sales, and it didn’t take long for me to completely revamp my fall wish list! Here are my favorites from Saks (save 25% through 10/19 with code FRNFAM; 20% off jewelry) and Shopbop (save 25% through 10/16 with code FAMILY25). *      * […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Piperlime Collection Mix Print Blouse

Piperlime Mix Print Silk Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Piperlime has a great promotion right now where you can save 20% off a great selection of clothing, shoes and accessories from their Ultimate Fall Checklist – use code FALL20 by October 13. One of the items that immediately caught my eye is this very chic Piperlime Collection […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nanette Lepore Garden Graph Pencil Skirt

Nanette Lepore Garden Graph Pencil Skirt

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Here’s a lovely floral pencil skirt on sale that would make a great statement piece in a professional wardrobe. The Nanette Lepore Garden Graph Pencil Skirt is Made in the USA and would look lovely with a blazer or cardigan […]

Business Casual Makeover – Diane von Furstenberg Friends & Family Sale

DVF Linda Wool Wrap Dress in Rose Trellis

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Is there anything more fun than admiring Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses? Why, of course! It’s tremendously more fun to admire Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses when they are on sale. The Diane von Furstenberg Friends & Family Sale is going on through October 6 […]

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale – And a Perfect Print Dress to Wear Anywhere

Grayse Tassle Print Scoop Neck Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Friends & Family season has arrived, and Bloomingdale’s is one of the first to start! You can save 20% off most regular and sale merchandise and receive Free Shipping through October 5 with promo code FRIENDS. Today I’ve put together a desk to dinner look that features […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ro & De Tweed Jacket & Floral Print Shell

Ro & De Tweed Jacket

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here are a couple reasonably priced separates from a relatively new brand – Ro & De – that could go a long way toward sprucing up your fall work wardrobe.   Both the Ro & De Tweed Fringe Jacket ($98) and the Ro & De Floral Print […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – J.Crew Merino Wool Dutch Floral Mixed Media Sweater

J.Crew Merino Wool Mixed Media Floral Sweater

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Have you been intrigued by the fancy sweatshirt trend, but remained on the sidelines thus far? Here’s a fine example of the trend interpreted for grown-ups in a very pretty – and versatile – sweater. The J.Crew Merino Wool Mixed Media Sweater ($138 in sizes XXS – XL; on […]