Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ellen Tracy Pink Print Jersey Sheath Dress

Ellen Tracy Pink Print Sheath Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Ellen Tracy has been making so many cute dresses lately! We featured a couple bright spring dresses by Ellen Tracy last month, and now this pretty pink watercolor print dress has caught my eye. Yes, it’s pink! But I think the dark color mix and simple dark […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress

NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was surprised to realize how long it’s been since I’ve featured a dress by NIC+ZOE. It’s a great brand to check out for wear-anywhere washable print dresses – like this NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress. I love how the print combines a watercolor botanical with geometric […]

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 […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Lands’ End Garden District Collection & Botanical Prints

Lands' End Ponte Keyhole Sheath Dress in Juniper Botanical Floral Print #commandress

Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s top picks from the new Lands’ End Garden District Collection.  Last night I was finally able to look through my latest collection of catalogs. When I got to my Lands’ End catalog, the spring line of botanical prints immediately grabbed my attention. Much of the spring collection is inspired […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]