Mad Men Monday – Three Blue Cocktail Dresses Inspired by Joan

Carmen Marc Valvo  Short-Sleeve Floral Jacquard Sheath Dress #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. I had mixed feelings about last night’s episode of Mad Men (more Sally, please!), but there was a moment of sartorial perfection that made every care in the world disappear: Joan’s blue and silver cocktail dress. Wow – what […]

Mad Men Monday – Season 7

Plenty by Tracy Reese Tabitha Print Gathered Fit & Flare Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  It’s not often (ever?) that you see Peggy in a floral print at the office, so it doesn’t surprise me that she would choose a bold color scheme and graphic print when she does wear a floral […]

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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

A work appropriate look you can get excited about.  We’re not far from the return – and ultimate end – of Mad Men, and I’ve got classic sheath dresses on the mind in preparation for next week’s Mad Men Monday post. This Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress is an office basic and a great […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sleek new sheath dress with an understated floral print from Ivanka Trump. The abstract print, subdued colors, and conservative cut make this dress very office-friendly. The Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress is $118 from Nordstrom. If you’re looking for bold color, […]

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, […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set

Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I visited Neiman Marcus’s website this morning to check out cashmere sweaters on sale – and there are many! – but this Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set in Dutchess Blue immediately grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. How very  elegant! And I don’t think it’s a […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Of Mercer Leopard Thompson Dress

Of Mercer Leopard Thompson Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I’ve featured Of Mercer’s very chic Thompson Dress on Commandress before, but this season’s update in black wool with navy leopard print panels is definitely worth a second look. What a fantastic dress – and how nice to see another lovely professional with sleeves! I love the combination […]

Class It Up – Three Fantastic Professional Dresses with Sleeves

Boden Betty Ottoman Dress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level.  As regular readers know, Commandress recommends dresses as a professional woman’s secret weapon. They […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – What I’ll Do With My Christmas Money

Zimmermann Patchworked Peplum Tunic Top

Are you hoping to have a little extra cash to spend on yourself this holiday? Here’s a look at Amy’s wishlist! Many of us receive holiday bonuses or money as a Christmas gift. I am not ashamed to share that I have already scoped out several items I would select for myself should I be […]