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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ellen Tracy Pink Print Jersey Sheath Dress

Ellen Tracy Pink Print Sheath Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Ellen Tracy has been making so many cute dresses lately! We featured a couple bright spring dresses by Ellen Tracy last month, and now this pretty pink watercolor print dress has caught my eye. Yes, it’s pink! But I think the dark color mix and simple dark […]

Class it up – Under $100 – Fresh White Handbags for Spring and Summer

London Fog White Carson Tote #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Do you ever admire white handbags and think how lovely – quickly followed by how impractical? As beautiful, crisp, and seasonal as they are, white handbags show every scuff and stain. However, readers, there is […]

Top Picks for Spring 2015 – Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale

LK Bennett Floraita Midheel Slingback Pumps - how to wear floral prints to work - professional pumps #commandress

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale starts today and I’ve been having way too much fun browsing the selection. You can save 25% off most items with code FRIENDS. Today I’m rounding up my top picks – I’ll add more of my favorites via shop the post after today’s newsletter goes out. I’ve admired these L.K. Bennett Florita […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Nanette Lepore White Sands Dress

Nanette Lepore White Sands Print Fit & Flare Dress #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. It looks like Nanette Lepore is on a roll with beautiful knit dresses. Earlier this month, Commandress featured a black and white deco dress by Nanette Lepore. Now I’m dazzled by a new Nanette Lepore dress that features an intricate – and on-trend […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress

NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was surprised to realize how long it’s been since I’ve featured a dress by NIC+ZOE. It’s a great brand to check out for wear-anywhere washable print dresses – like this NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress. I love how the print combines a watercolor botanical with geometric […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sleek new sheath dress with an understated floral print from Ivanka Trump. The abstract print, subdued colors, and conservative cut make this dress very office-friendly. The Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress is $118 from Nordstrom. If you’re looking for bold color, […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Halogen Contrast Trim Print Pleated Dress & Plus Print Sunburst Dress

Halogen Contrast Trim Print Pleated Dress in grey & blue marble print - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today this easy-to-wear and office-friendly dress from Halogen caught my eye. I love the flattering grosgrain trim at the waist and the unexpected combination of a tweed-like print on a smooth and flowy fabric. I also love the colors: grey and blue or black and pink. The Halogen Contrast […]

Class It Up – Timeless Investment Pieces by Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Box Top in Gingerpink - spring wardrobe updates #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. When it’s time to add easy wear, high-quality, and timeless pieces to your wardrobe, Eileen Fisher should be a contender as your brand of choice. Few designers equal Eileen Fisher’s understated sophistication and ability […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nally & Millie Reversible Print Dresses

Nally & Millie Reversible Floral Print Dress - Made in the USA Fashion #commandress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Just when I was starting to wonder if Nally & Millie had decided to stop making their fantastic washable and Made in the USA reversible print dresses (previously featured here), several new print dresses showed up on Zappos. These dresses […]