Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress

Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress - Black & Blue

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Plaid is a big fall trend that keeps catching my eye. I love plaid, but it can be hard to wear. Plaid prints must be worn with care or they can look frumpy (80s preppy), dated (90s grunge) or unflattering […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Black Halo Marissa Black Rose Print Sheath Dress

Black Halo Dark Rose Print Marissa Sheath Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families.  Here’s a lovely retro-modern sheath dress from Black Halo that is loaded with Mad Men Style! I love the rich black floral print and contrast among the dress’ modest silhouette, open neckline and side slit. You could pair the […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Nanette Lepore Workshop Dress & 20% Off Fall Dresses from Amazon

Nanette Lepore Workshop Dress - Merlot Ponte

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. While writing today’s post about this lovely Nanette Lepore Workshop Dress in Merlot Ponte, I discovered a great promotion at Amazon – 20% off a selection of Fall Dresses with promo code FALLDRSS. Update: this promotion ends 10/29/14. I don’t recall seeing Nanette Lepore at Amazon before, so […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Trina Turk Felicia Tweed Panel Dress

Trina Turk Felicia Tweed Panel Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. The fall collections are starting to arrive in stores, and right now Trina Turk’s new collection of modern feminine frocks is my favorite! I love this season’s prints – including this rich fall floral – but this multi-color tweed panel dress […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Quilted Tema Dress & Free Shipping from Anthropologie

Tabitha Quilted Tema Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I always love an Anthropologie free shipping weekend! Right now you can get free shipping on your $150 plus order with code FS150 (ends 9/15/14). This charming Quilted Tema Dress by Tabitha is one of Anthro’s new fall arrivals ($158 in Green or Rust and in regular […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Lafayette 148 New York June Keyhole Blouse & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt

Lafayette 148 New York June Keyhole Blouse & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There are so many things to admire about this sleek and feminine Keyhole Blouse and Peplum-Hem Skirt from Lafayette 148 New York, which look perfectly professional in every possible way. A matching top and skirt are a nice alternative to suits or dresses for the office. You […]

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 – Milly Chain Link Cardigan

Milly Chain Link Cardigan - Charcoal

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. It’s not too often that office-friendly clothing triggers the reaction “Oh, that’s cool!” – but that was my first thought when admiring this Milly Chain Trim Cardigan. I love this posh but modern update of a favorite jacket style from the Mad Men era. It’s a perfect piece […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tassel Necklaces

Panacea Golden Double Chain & Tassel Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Given the high quality and reasonable prices of Ivanka Trump’s shoe collection, I assumed that this gorgeous Ivanka Trump Seed Pearl Tassel Necklace was an incredible find – until I saw the $13,500.00 price tag and realized that Ms. Trump has entered the world of extraordinarily fine jewelry. […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – ABS Emerald Lace Cocktail Dress

ABS Emerald Lace Sheath Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. If I needed a new cocktail dress right now, this gorgeous ABS Emerald Lace Sheath Dress is the one I would try on first! Saks previously carried the same dress in Garnet and it received rave reviews for quality, fit […]