Professional, Smart & Chic – NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress

NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was surprised to realize how long it’s been since I’ve featured a dress by NIC+ZOE. It’s a great brand to check out for wear-anywhere washable print dresses – like this NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress. I love how the print combines a watercolor botanical with geometric […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Halogen Contrast Trim Print Pleated Dress & Plus Print Sunburst Dress

Halogen Contrast Trim Print Pleated Dress in grey & blue marble print - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today this easy-to-wear and office-friendly dress from Halogen caught my eye. I love the flattering grosgrain trim at the waist and the unexpected combination of a tweed-like print on a smooth and flowy fabric. I also love the colors: grey and blue or black and pink. The Halogen Contrast […]

Class It Up – Timeless Investment Pieces by Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Box Top in Gingerpink - spring wardrobe updates #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. When it’s time to add easy wear, high-quality, and timeless pieces to your wardrobe, Eileen Fisher should be a contender as your brand of choice. Few designers equal Eileen Fisher’s understated sophistication and ability […]

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, […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Lands’ End Garden District Collection & Botanical Prints

Lands' End Ponte Keyhole Sheath Dress in Juniper Botanical Floral Print #commandress

Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s top picks from the new Lands’ End Garden District Collection.  Last night I was finally able to look through my latest collection of catalogs. When I got to my Lands’ End catalog, the spring line of botanical prints immediately grabbed my attention. Much of the spring collection is inspired […]

Fashion Flashback – Pinstripe Jeans Reimagined by Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor’s Modern Railroad Stripe Super Skinny Jeans in Placid Blue

The 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. This past weekend during a break from a wrestling tournament – yes, a wrestling tournament – a friend and I went shopping. As we wandered into Ann […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting

Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting - professional fashion | chic offices style | spring suit #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Talbots is looking mighty fresh this spring! I’m particularly enamored with their new Chic Pindot Suiting Collection – including the pencil skirt, sleek straight-leg pants and two-button blazer shown here. The black and white combination is perfect for spring, but I would wear this suiting with rich jewel tones the […]

Business Casual Makeover – Lafayette 148 New York Ondria Tweed Jacket

Lafayette 148 New York Ondria Tweed Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m doing Business Casual Makeover a little early this week to share a gorgeous Lafayette 148 New York Tweed Jacket that is included in Nordstrom’s new 40% off clearance sale. This is a style that I often describe on my Pinterest Business Casual Board (and […]

Class It Up – Grocery Store Confessions

Creature Comforts Tee

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Let’s imagine that it’s Saturday morning and you’ve decided to go grocery shopping. You’re wearing an old ratty t-shirt, but you say to yourself, “So what, it’s the weekend, I won’t see anyone I […]

Business Casual Makeover – NYDJ Sheri “Skinny” Jeans in Grayling

NYDJ Sheri Skinny Jean in Grayling

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m always intrigued by the moment when something that once seemed too trendy for my taste becomes more desirable. For one thing, it’s incredible how your eye adjusts to appreciating a style that once looked so wrong – like the shift from bootcut […]