Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Halogen Animal Print Pencil Skirt

Halogen Stretch Cotton Blend Pencil Skirt - Stone & Red Animal Print

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today I’m featuring an outfit that would certainly make me feel more excited about going to work on a rainy Friday . . . when my thoughts were already drifting toward a long holiday weekend. Wow, she sure looks smart. And it’s not […]

Fashion Flashback – Fresh Spring Stripes & Style Inspiration on SNL

Zooey Deschanel and Tommy Hilfiger Red Pleated Dress

The weekly 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. A constant in my life since the 1980s has been watching Saturday Night Live. From Gilda Radner to Cecily Strong, SNL is always good for a […]

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer & Vilina Skirt (Plus a Bonus Abstract Floral Dress)

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer and Vilina Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There’s still time to take advantage of the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale, which lasts through tomorrow in-store and online. Use promo code FANDF to save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise. I took this opportunity to browse the newest wear to work clothes for women […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – NYDJ Butterfly Print Shirt

NYDJ Butterfly Print Shirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I recently went a little butterfly crazy on Pinterest. It’s easy to see why images like these Baccarat Lucky Butterflies ($115-$150 from Neiman Marcus) and the Alexis Bittar Lucite Butterfly Pendant Necklace that was recently featured here on Commandress have made my newest board one of my happy places. […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Halogen Embellished Short Sleeve Milano Knit Sweater

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a fun top that has a polished and office-friendly take on some key spring trends: nautical stripes, embellishments and bright pops of color. The Halogen Embellished Short Sleeve Milano Knit Sweater ($88 from Nordstrom in Regular and Petite sizes) looks very easy […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – M Missoni A-Line Jacquard Skirt

M Missoni A-Line Jacquard Skirt Close Up

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.  When I think of Missoni, the words colorful and artistic come to mind well before practical. But every season or so, I notice a beautiful, colorful and artistic Missoni […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Geometric Print Belted Shirtdress

Karen Kane Geometric Print Belted Shirtdress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. Here’s an easy, classic shirtdress that would fit in perfectly in almost any office. This Karen Kane Geometric Print Belted Shirtdress ($148 from Nordstrom & Made in the USA) is about as figure flattering and easy-to-wear as a dress can get. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – $30 Wardrobe Makeover – Ellen Tracy Pencil Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Looking for a quick and easy wardrobe fix on a really tight budget? This Ellen Tracy Slim Pencil Skirt could be exactly what you need. I had to rub my computer-addled eyes and take a second look when I saw the price: $29.95. But I’m not recommending this shirt just […]

Business Casual Makeover – Where to Buy the Best Basic White Tops for $75 or (Much) Less

Three Dots 3/4 Sleeve Scoop Neck - Best Basic White Tees

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  Today I’m answering a reader question related to the Classiques Entier Carlotta Moto Jacket featured in last week’s Business Casual Makeover post. As you may recall, the jacket is a very cool combination of blue and red tweed and ponte – and […]

Fashion Flashback – Eye-Catching Embellishments for a Conservative Workplace

Kate Spade’s Xander Long-Sleeve Button-up Shirt

The weekly 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.  You know that universal human experience of something in the present reminding you of something in the past that you thought you had long forgotten? It […]