At Ease, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tadora Embellished Ballet Flat

Ivanka Trump Tadora Embellished Floral Pointy Toe Ballet Flat #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Have you made any exciting weekend plans yet? I’m planning to check out Southern arts and crafts at the Root City Market – including jewelry and other fun stuff that is made in Atlanta. And of course I’ll be shopping the Lilly Pulitzer […]

Business Casual Makeover – Sunny Spring Knits by Ming Wang

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today’s post is written by – and features! – Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach. Knitwear has long been a favorite of mine. I love clothes that are comfortable and easy to care for – but of course they also have to look great! When […]

The Commandress Guide to Conquering Lilly Pulitzer + Target from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Lilly Pulitzer + Target Collection #commandress

The big day is almost here: the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection arrives in stores and online this Sunday! As the temperature rises and I seek summery prints for my wardrobe, a brand that I always turn to for inspiration is Lilly Pulitzer. The brand has an upbeat, classic American look that is full of color and […]

Mad Men Monday – Season 7

Plenty by Tracy Reese Tabitha Print Gathered Fit & Flare Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  It’s not often (ever?) that you see Peggy in a floral print at the office, so it doesn’t surprise me that she would choose a bold color scheme and graphic print when she does wear a floral […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Hobo’s Watercolor Floral Collection

Hobo Mara Crossbody Bag in Watercolor Floral #commandress

Sometimes you want the purse you carry to make the statement. Or sometimes, you want your statement piece to be more subtle – such as a wallet pulled out on occasion. This spring, Hobo hit the mark with its eye-catching line of Watercolor Floral print bags and wallets. The print reminds me of an abstract floral […]

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 […]

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, […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

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. Pretty, pretty, pretty isn’t what I expect to go through my head when admiring sneakers – but not every sneaker is designed by Stella McCartney. Check out that bright floral […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Pretty Floral Wear-to-Work Dresses & 20% Sale at Anthropologie

Blushed Blooms Dress by HD in Paris

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Anthropologie is having a fun sale today – 20% off regular and sale dresses! I browsed the new spring dresses for some pretties that you could wear to the office. This Blushed Blooms Jacquard Dress by HD in Paris ($118.40; regularly $148; washable) has a great combination of colors, […]

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 […]