Wear This Dress Anywhere – BCBG Adele Wrap Dress in Dark Ink Brushstroke Print

BCBG Adele Wrap Dress - Dark Ink Brushstroke Print #commandress

Have you had an argument about The Dress yet? I’ve had many disagreements about color over the years – particularly blue v. purple once you hit the dark blue / indigo /violet range – but the intensity of this debate is unprecedented. The article about The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress […]

Fashion Flashback – Pinstripe Jeans Reimagined by Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor’s Modern Railroad Stripe Super Skinny Jeans in Placid Blue

The Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles. This past weekend during a break from a wrestling tournament – yes, a wrestling tournament – a friend and I went shopping. As we wandered into Ann […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Tibi Tattoo Print Sunray Pleated Dress

Tibi Tattoo Printed Sunray Pleated Dress

In “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price. Yes, yes, yes – today’s dress is well above our usual price range. But the subversive in me could not resist featuring a “tattoo print” that you can wear […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Sam Edelman Packable Floral Down Jacket

Sam Edelman Packable Floral Print Down Jacket

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Did you know that floral down puffer jackets are a thing? How fun – and what pretty way to make cold weather more tolerable. It’s also a perfect cold-weather item for the type of girl who gets much more excited about the après than […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting

Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting - professional fashion | chic offices style | spring suit #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Talbots is looking mighty fresh this spring! I’m particularly enamored with their new Chic Pindot Suiting Collection – including the pencil skirt, sleek straight-leg pants and two-button blazer shown here. The black and white combination is perfect for spring, but I would wear this suiting with rich jewel tones the […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – J.Crew Studded Jewel Cuff Bracelet

J Crew Studded Jewel Cuff Bracelet

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Have you ever admired a fine-looking piece of jewelry on someone and been surprised to learn that it’s from J.Crew? I love their jewelry designs – and that a lot of pieces look much more expensive than they actually are. Such is the case with this J.Crew […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Mardi Gras Edition

M Missoni Multi Zigzag Stripe Skirt in Lavender

In “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price. Today’s post is a special Mardi Gras edition by Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach. Whether you are celebrating Mardi Gras today – or just wish that you were celebrating Mardi Gras […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – 1.State Basket Weave Raw Hem Jacket

1.State Basket Weave Raw Hem Jacket

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s jacket is anything but basic, but would be an easy addition to most women’s work wardrobes. I love how easily this 1.State Basket Weave Raw Hem Jacket ($178; washable) pairs with a white top and black pants. It would also look fantastic with dark denim. The jacket features […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Fresh Fashion Finds for Spring

Ranna Gill Sleeveless Multicolor Floral-Print Dress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s three favorite day dresses for spring events. What special day events are on your calendar this spring? In addition to warmer weather, I’m looking forward to a baby shower and perhaps a derby party. Today we’re salivating […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Sole Society France Lapis Print Midheel Pumps

Sole Society France Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was very pleased to see my sister-in-law Rena looking extra chic in her Sole Society Anneke Pumps yesterday! (I’ve featured this $69 studded midheel allstar here, here and here.) Sole Society continues to be one of my favorite places to look for fantastic – and surprisingly affordable – […]