Professional, Smart & Chic – Peacock Feather Prints at Talbots

Talbots Peacock Feather Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post is courtesy of Reader S, who wrote in to recommend this gorgeous Talbots Peacock Feather Pencil Skirt ($109 in Regular and Petite sizes). The skirt has been popular and is only available in limited sizes, but Talbots has plenty of other items to tempt peacock […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Anthropologie Elba Cardigan

Anthropolgie Elba Cardigan - Wine

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. On a recent visit to Anthropologie, I tried on this soft and lightweight cashmere blend Elba Cardigan and quickly determined that it’s one of the best transitional pieces you could add to a professional wardrobe. The cardigan looks lovely with separates, but […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Piperlime Collection Mix Print Blouse

Piperlime Mix Print Silk Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Piperlime has a great promotion right now where you can save 20% off a great selection of clothing, shoes and accessories from their Ultimate Fall Checklist – use code FALL20 by October 13. One of the items that immediately caught my eye is this very chic Piperlime Collection […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Stylish Active Wear for the Yogi

Lilly Pulitzer Skipper Printed Popover

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fashion picks for the yoga crowd.  Do you find yourself wearing activewear more and more? As we’ve discussed previously on Commandress, Americans are spending more and more time in work-out and leisure gear – also known in […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Nally & Millie Kaleidoscope Print Reversible Sweater Skirt

Nally & Millie Kaleidoscope Print Reversible Sweater Skirt

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a lovely new fall skirt from one of my favorite brands. This Nally & Millie Print Reversible Sweater Skirt ($86 from Zappos) features a gorgeous – and office-friendly – kaleidoscope print in lovely muted jewel tones. Throw on a knit top […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater

Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater - Peacoat Multi - pretty feminine plaid sweater

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Sweater weather still seems far away, but I’m stocking up on this pretty jewel-toned plaid Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater while it’s 50% off – and still available in all sizes. I love the rich colors and relaxed – but feminine – fit of this polished sweater. It’s a […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Roses & Ribbons Cardigan

Roses & Ribbons Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a feminine, floral sweater that you could easily work into an office wardrobe. The Roses & Ribbons Cardigan ($128 from Sundance; washable) would look pretty – but not too sweet – paired with sleek office basics like pants or a pencil skirt in navy, charcoal or black. The […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt

Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a flattering, versatile, affordable and washable skirt in a “new” silhouette to freshen up your work wardrobe. This Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt ($89 in Regular and Petite sizes from Nordstrom) features a fitted waist with feminine flounces at the knee. The flounces add shape and interest […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Top Picks from Boden’s New Autumn Collection

Boden Pasternoster Shift Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fall picks from Boden. Get excited! Boden’s newest styles are out. For working women looking for chic professional clothing, this is the brand to wear. Even better, right now you can save 15% off everything and get free shipping on all orders […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress for Girls

Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Today I’m sharing my daughter Bonnie’s pick from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is a perfect back to school dress. This Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress ($24.90 on sale; regularly $38) is Made in the USA, washable and gets an […]