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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Chelsey Kaleidoscope & Plaid Print Scarves

Chelsey Multi Plaid Scarf

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  One of my favorite internet-shopping games (and yes, I do have many) is searching my favorite retailers for some of my favorite visuals – things like peacock, butterfly, paisley and iridescent. You can discover the most interesting things that might otherwise be lost behind the bounty of digital store fronts. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost featured this Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump on Commandress – but couldn’t quite make it happen because of the price. You see, this lovely pump was originally $350. (Gulp.) But yesterday it was marked 40% off at Nordstrom. It’s still […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer

Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer at Anthropologie

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I first admired this cheerful and cozy Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer a few months ago, and it’s exactly what I’d love to be wearing on a cold, dreary day like today. The blazer’s rich color scheme and woven intarsia fabric remind me of some of my favorite Missoni […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – KUT from the Kloth Diana Stretch Corduroy Skinny Pants

KUT from the Kloth Diana Stretch Corduroy Skinny Pants - Colors

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Last summer I bought a pair of KUT from the Kloth Diana Skinny Jeans, and was pleased to discover fantastic jeans for under $80. In addition to being flattering and affordable, the Diana jeans are also remarkably comfortable. I bought one size […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress & Serene Cardigan

Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate work you can get excited about.  Nordstrom has some great new markdowns today, and one of my favorite professional looks comes from from Classiques Entier. The Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress ($113.98 on sale; regularly $228) strikes me as a perfect gateway dress for a woman looking to add more color, […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Coach Gabby Pumps

Coach Gabby Pumps - Garnet Suede

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Here’s a lovely pair of midheel pumps on a fantastic sale! The Coach Gabby Pumps in Garnet Suede with snake-embossed trim are on sale at Macy’s for $94 (regularly $188). The combination of rich garnet suede, natural snake and gold adds a lot of interest while still […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a stylish variation of the wrap dress that’s just a little slinky – but still appropriately covered up for the office and cooler weather. The Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress ($158 from Piperlime) features a flattering abstract print in charcoal grey with flecks of […]

Class It Up – Tasteful & Sophisticated Coats for the Chic Professional

Vera Wang’s Herringbone Long Fit & Flare Coat in Charcoal

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level.  Depending on where you live and work, your fall/winter coat may be the piece […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Nanette Lepore Workshop Dress & 20% Off Fall Dresses from Amazon

Nanette Lepore Workshop Dress - Merlot Ponte

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. While writing today’s post about this lovely Nanette Lepore Workshop Dress in Merlot Ponte, I discovered a great promotion at Amazon – 20% off a selection of Fall Dresses with promo code FALLDRSS. Update: this promotion ends 10/29/14. I don’t recall seeing Nanette Lepore at Amazon before, so […]