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 […]

Smart & Chic – Top Picks from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Classiques Entier - Red Wool Blend Skirt

Today’s post is a hybrid of three regular Commandress features: Professional, Smart & Chic; At Ease, Smart & Chic; and Smart, Chic & Made in the USA. The underlying theme is a selection of my favorite items from Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Children. The sale includes fall merchandise and offers savings of up […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bullet Blues Babe Jeans & Lucille Top

Bullet Blues Babe Jeans in Nuit & Lucille Top in Purple

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. I’ve had Bullet Blues jeans on my wish list for a while. The style, fit, and color look great, and all of Bullet Blues’ jeans and apparel are Made in the USA from American-made materials. I was thrilled when […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – The Blues Jean Bar at Mitzi’s Shoe Box

Henry & Belle Super Skinny

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Last Saturday I went to a Blues Jean Bar “denim party” hosted by Mitzi’s Corner in Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood. The Blues Jean Bar is a traveling denim boutique with a few stationary stores around the country. Mitzi’s Corner (along with sister boutique Mitzi & Romano) has […]

Skinny Jeans for Curvy Women – DL1961 Coco Jeans

DL1961 Coco in Twilight

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. I’m always on the lookout for a great new pair of jeans. Based on my body type (curvy), I was bypassing the skinny jean trend and sticking with bootcut and straight leg jeans (more flattering and forgiving) until I found the brand DL1961. Wow. DL1961 uses lycra to create “4-way […]