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 […]

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 – […]

Business Casual Makeover – NYDJ Sheri “Skinny” Jeans in Grayling

NYDJ Sheri Skinny Jean in Grayling

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m always intrigued by the moment when something that once seemed too trendy for my taste becomes more desirable. For one thing, it’s incredible how your eye adjusts to appreciating a style that once looked so wrong – like the shift from bootcut […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – NYDJ Alina Stretch Faux Leather Skinny Jeans

NYDJ Alina Stretch Faux Leather Skinny Jeans

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. How’s this for something fun, new & affordable? These NYDJ Alina Stretch Faux Leather Skinny Jeans were just marked down from $130 to $77.90 at Nordstrom. They’re a great way to add something different – and just a little daring – to your […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lou & Grey

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Today I’m very excited to feature casual chic weekend looks from the new Lou & Grey store at the Avalon in Alpharetta. You may have already noticed Lou & Grey in LOFT stores and online. Atlanta is one of the first cities to debut a standalone Lou & Grey boutique – and it is a fantastic place to shop. […]

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 […]

Business Casual Makeover – Halogen Floral Print Sweater Styled Two Ways

Halogen Floral Print Sweater with Blazer and Jeans

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a chic floral print sweater that is perfect for work or play – and Nordstrom has been kind enough to show it styled with two different business casual outfits.   The Halogen Floral Print Cotton Sweater ($57.90 on sale; regularly $88) is part of […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Theory Jean Cotton Suiting and Friends & Family Sale

Theory Jean Cotton Jacket & Pencil Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sharp Theory suit that is classic, classic, classic as well as cool, cool, cool. (You may have already guessed, but we’ve been enjoying a lot of Eloise lately. I just love Eloise.) The shape and tailoring is fantastic – as you would expect from Theory – […]

Business Casual Makeover – Diane Von Furstenberg on Sale

DVF New Jeanne Two Silk Jersey Wrap Dress - classic chain link print

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  Earlier this year, I featured a few of my favorite wrap dresses in this post about the Diane von Furstenberg x Andy Warhol Pop Wrap Collection. If you’ve had one of these dresses on your wish list, this may be your lucky […]

Commandress Business Casual Friday – NYDJ Marilyn Straight Leg Jeans, Cords & Pants

NYDJ Marilyn Straight Leg Jeans - business casual all star #madeinusa

The weekly feature “CommanDress Down – Business Casual Friday” features clothing & ideas for professional women who want to add more color, interest & style to their business casual wardrobes. I have a confession to make. I have short legs. Actually, my confession is even more specific: I have short thighs. Why am I sharing […]