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 […]

Class It Up – The Classic Wrap Dress

Boden Wrap Dress in Navy Scallop - professional fashion - office style #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Does your wardrobe include a wrap dress? Maybe ten? The only wrong answer to this question would be “none.” Wrap dresses are universally flattering and versatile. From work to a cocktail party, from a […]

Mad Men Monday – Three Professional Dresses with Mad Men Style

NYDJ Gracelyn V-Neck Crepe Sheath Dress in Punch - professional fashion - office style #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Last night’s midseason premiere marked the beginning of the end for Mad Men. Sigh. The episode was notable for several stomach-turning moments of sexism – including a client meeting from hell for Peggy and Joan. It always […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Spring Prints

Karen Kane Painted Canvas Body-Con Dress - Made in the USA #commandress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Karen Kane has some gorgeous new prints out for spring and summer! You can also save 20% off right now with code EASTERWEEKEND. I went to the website looking for this adorable Karen Kane Ruffle Shoe Print Halter Top ($98). […]

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 […]