Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Eileen Fisher Purple Surplice Jersey Dress

Eileen Fisher Purple Jersey Knee-Length Long-Sleeve Dress - Made in the USA

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. My initial thought when admiring this chic beachfront getaway picture is I Want To Go There. The scenery is beautiful and the model looks so lovely and relaxed. My second thought is If I Cannot Go There, I Want […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – New Balance 1080 Running Shoes

New Balance 1080 Running Shoes

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  In honor of the 4th of July, today’s post features a pair of Made in the USA running shoes that are on my wish list – as well as a pair of incredibly patriotic running shoes for men. I’m rounding […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Three Dots Peplum Back Blazer & Striped Dress

Three Dots Peplum Black Blazer & Striped Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.   Have you ever been invited to an event where the dress code is “casually elegant?” Although we’ve become used to hearing “casually elegant” – and dressing for it – it’s a rather baffling combination of words that is as nonsensical as requesting […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Five Travel-Friendly Summer Dresses Under $100

Plenty by Tracy Reese Brooke Dress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Amy and I are both on holiday this week, so it’s the perfect time to share some of the cute summer vacation clothes that I’ve been admiring and filing away on Pinterest. Today I’m continuing Amy’s theme of travel-friendly summer dresses with a […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nally & Millie 3/4 Sleeve Hawaiian Print Top

Nally & Millie Hawaiian Print Top

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women. This holiday weekend I’m traveling to New York for one of those trips that’s part city-slicker and part country-mouse. I’ll be dividing my time between Manhattan and our family’s favorite sleep-away camp in the Catskills. Packing is a little challenging because I want to wear […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Pretty Pastel Tweed Jackets for Spring

Classic Pastel Tweed Chanel Jacket

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I’ve had a pretty tweed jacket on my wish list forever – perhaps since I first became aware of the beautiful pastel tweed jackets that Coco Chanel introduced in the 1960s and which have been a fashion classic ever since. Rest your eyes on these pretty-in-pink images of a classic […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Head to Toe Style with Julie Bee’s Shoes

Julie Bee's Lexington Pump

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.    Ever since I started the Smart, Chic & Made in the USA feature on Commandress, I’ve been waiting for the happy day when I could share a picture like this: You see, everything that I’m wearing in this picture is Made […]

Mad Men Monday – Made in the USA Print Dresses by David Meister

David Meister Blue Print Jersey Dress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  Although there were some truly incredible – and incredibly disturbing – work-related scenes in last night’s Mad Men, the most exciting fashion was seen outside of the office – and all the best dresses featured eye-catching prints. Today’s […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Rebecca Minoff Mini M.A.C. & The Tale of a Shopping Enabler

Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. - Metallic Turquoise

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Happy Friday! Today I’m diverging from my regular Business Casual Makeover post to share a recent purchase that is best saved for after hours. And it’s a true gem. A metallic turquoise gem, to be exact. I’ve had my eye on Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini M.A.C. […]

Mad Men Style – Five Perfectly Professional & Chic Red Dresses

Mad Men Season 1 - Joan in Red

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Yesterday’s post featured an elegant Valentino Red Dress that looked like it might have been stolen from Mad Men’s wardrobe department (which I, for one, would be horribly tempted to do if I ever had the opportunity). […]