At Ease, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tadora Embellished Ballet Flat

Ivanka Trump Tadora Embellished Floral Pointy Toe Ballet Flat #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Have you made any exciting weekend plans yet? I’m planning to check out Southern arts and crafts at the Root City Market – including jewelry and other fun stuff that is made in Atlanta. And of course I’ll be shopping the Lilly Pulitzer […]

Business Casual Makeover – Sunny Spring Knits by Ming Wang

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today’s post is written by – and features! – Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach. Knitwear has long been a favorite of mine. I love clothes that are comfortable and easy to care for – but of course they also have to look great! When […]

The Commandress Guide to Conquering Lilly Pulitzer + Target from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Lilly Pulitzer + Target Collection #commandress

The big day is almost here: the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection arrives in stores and online this Sunday! As the temperature rises and I seek summery prints for my wardrobe, a brand that I always turn to for inspiration is Lilly Pulitzer. The brand has an upbeat, classic American look that is full of color and […]

Mad Men Monday – Season 7

Plenty by Tracy Reese Tabitha Print Gathered Fit & Flare Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  It’s not often (ever?) that you see Peggy in a floral print at the office, so it doesn’t surprise me that she would choose a bold color scheme and graphic print when she does wear a floral […]

Class It Up – The Classic Wrap Dress

Boden Wrap Dress in Navy Scallop - professional fashion - office style #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Does your wardrobe include a wrap dress? Maybe ten? The only wrong answer to this question would be “none.” Wrap dresses are universally flattering and versatile. From work to a cocktail party, from a […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Hobo’s Watercolor Floral Collection

Hobo Mara Crossbody Bag in Watercolor Floral #commandress

Sometimes you want the purse you carry to make the statement. Or sometimes, you want your statement piece to be more subtle – such as a wallet pulled out on occasion. This spring, Hobo hit the mark with its eye-catching line of Watercolor Floral print bags and wallets. The print reminds me of an abstract floral […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Pretty Summer Sandals for Any Occasion

Sole Society Danna Wedge - aquatic blue & coral summer sandals #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. As soon as warm weather is on the horizon I find myself dreaming about new sandals (and getting my feet in shape to wear them – but that’s another story). Today I’m sharing three favorites: jeweled flats, colorful wedges and iridescent heels. You […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Spring Prints

Karen Kane Painted Canvas Body-Con Dress - Made in the USA #commandress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Karen Kane has some gorgeous new prints out for spring and summer! You can also save 20% off right now with code EASTERWEEKEND. I went to the website looking for this adorable Karen Kane Ruffle Shoe Print Halter Top ($98). […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

A work appropriate look you can get excited about.  We’re not far from the return – and ultimate end – of Mad Men, and I’ve got classic sheath dresses on the mind in preparation for next week’s Mad Men Monday post. This Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress is an office basic and a great […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote

MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote - colorful print handbag #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. One of my favorite handbags is back in a colorful new print for spring! The MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote is $315 from Nordstrom. It comes with a matching pouch, which I’ve shown at the end of this post. The Bedford […]