Mad Men Monday (on Tuesday) – Three Dresses with Mad Men Style

Mad Men - Megan Blue Dress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  If you’ve heard anyone talking about That Dress after this week’s Mad Men premiere, there should be no doubt that they had Megan’s stunning blue minidress on their mind. (Image courtesy of Elle.) Although it’s hard to […]

Business Casual Makeover – Diane Von Furstenberg on Sale

DVF New Jeanne Two Silk Jersey Wrap Dress - classic chain link print

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  Earlier this year, I featured a few of my favorite wrap dresses in this post about the Diane von Furstenberg x Andy Warhol Pop Wrap Collection. If you’ve had one of these dresses on your wish list, this may be your lucky […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Social Media Basics & Greyscale Floral Print Dresses

Boss Hugo Boss 'Dapurena 2' Print Sheath Dress in Black Fantasy

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Okay, so I’ve finally decided to start using The Twitter for real. My mind doesn’t seem naturally wired for all the different social media options – and frankly I still have trouble keeping them all straight. Here’s a quick and dirty infographic that I’ve found very helpful. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Anne Klein Houndstooth Print Faux Wrap Dress

Anne Klein Houndstooth Print Faux Wrap Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  If you’re looking for a dress that is feminine – but not the least bit girly – this Anne Klein Houndstooth Print Faux Wrap Dress ($99 from Nordstrom; $89 from Amazon) could be the one for you. The dress has a 1980s confidence that I’m sure Contributor Amy will love! The striking […]

Fashion Flashback – Winter Olympics Style

Lucky Brand Anderson Border Print Top

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. One of my favorite parts of the Olympics has always been the sartorial exhibition that takes place during the Opening Ceremony’s parade of nations. The parade […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – ABS Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress

Snow Day!

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  It’s been a crazy couple days in Atlanta! I’m thankful that I was not caught in yesterday’s traffic and that I’m home to enjoy playing in the snow with Bonnie today. *      *      * It’s […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tracy Reese Emerald City Sheath Dress

Tracy Reese Emerald City Sheath

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Tracy Reese is one of my favorite designers in the “affordable splurge” category. I’ve featured a couple of her dresses on Commandress: one of Michelle Obama’s most iconic dresses and this lovely ruched dark floral dress (which is a Commandress reader favorite). I also have a soft spot for Tracy Reese because […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ivanka Trump Ruched Collar Jacquard Coat

Ivanka Trump Jacquard Coat

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Several Ivanka Trump shoes and handbags have been featured on Commandress, but today is the first time I’m featuring items from her newer clothing line. Ivanka Trump shoes are a reader favorite for their perfect mix of price, style, quality and comfort. It looks like her clothing line is […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Modern Pearl Necklaces

Malene Birger Sassy Style Onisa Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I recently wore one of my favorite professional necklaces to a networking event and realized that I haven’t yet featured it on Commandress. A modern pearl necklace is an updated classic – and it’s one of the most versatile pieces of jewelry you can own. The Majorica Love Knot […]

Commandress Business Casual Friday – How to Wear Day-to-Night Dresses to Work

St. John Colorblock Tweed Dress - Caviar Magenta - Made in the USA professional dress - desk to dinner dress

The weekly feature “CommanDress Down – Business Casual Friday” features clothing & ideas for professional women who want to add more color, interest & style to their business casual wardrobes. Noteworthy Sale - Each of the dresses featured in today’s post is on sale during the Saks Friends & Family Sale. You can save 25% off most […]