Professional, Smart & Chic – Hugo Boss Orchid Floral Jersey Top

Hugo Boss Orchid Floral Jersey Top

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Nordstrom has a great selection of new markdowns for Hugo Boss right now – including dresses and separates that are 40-50% off. It’s a great opportunity to get higher end professional clothes at midmarket prices. This Hugo Boss Orchid Floral Jersey Top was one of the first […]

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 […]

Business Casual Makeover – Theory Kidi Floral Print Sweater

Theory Kidi Floral Silk Sweater

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. It’s always helpful when an item is styled exactly how I would want to wear it to work. Magazines and retailers love showing how cool something can look on a teenage model – perhaps paired with ripped boyfriend jeans or an impossibly […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I love the art nouveau decadence of this “festive green” floral print from J.Crew. I also love that J.Crew describes this top as “an instant fix for ‘I hate everything in my closet’ syndrome.” We’ve all been there, and there is something fresh and exciting about this […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – What I’ll Do With My Christmas Money

Zimmermann Patchworked Peplum Tunic Top

Are you hoping to have a little extra cash to spend on yourself this holiday? Here’s a look at Amy’s wishlist! Many of us receive holiday bonuses or money as a Christmas gift. I am not ashamed to share that I have already scoped out several items I would select for myself should I be […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – Presents for Her

Hanky Panky x Lilly Pulitzer 'Checking In' Chemise

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. Today’s post features an assortment of items that I will be giving as presents to friends and family this year – and/or presents that I would be delighted to receive myself! For the Floral Aficionado – Equipment […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Festive Holiday Clothes from Anthropologie

Eva Franco Larksong Corduroy Dress

This year I’m in the mood to dress festively – but not in typical red, green, or gold Holiday attire. I am looking for something a little unconventional. When that is the case, Anthropologie becomes my destination of choice. As expected, Anthropologie has come through for me. I found several exceptional dresses, sweaters, a blazer […]

Friends & Family Picks – 40% Off at Ann Taylor & LOFT

Ann Taylor Embellished Flare Sweater Dress - Dark Sky

Ann Taylor & LOFT are having their Friends & Family Sales this week – you can save 40% off at Ann Taylor with code FRIENDS40 and at LOFT with code SHAREIT. Both sales end on November 16. Both stores are great places to look for festive attire that is appropriately conservative for an office holiday […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Black Halo Marissa Black Rose Print Sheath Dress

Black Halo Dark Rose Print Marissa Sheath Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families.  Here’s a lovely retro-modern sheath dress from Black Halo that is loaded with Mad Men Style! I love the rich black floral print and contrast among the dress’ modest silhouette, open neckline and side slit. You could pair the […]