Class It Up – Tasteful & Sophisticated Coats for the Chic Professional

Vera Wang’s Herringbone Long Fit & Flare Coat in Charcoal

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.  Depending on where you live and work, your fall/winter coat may be the piece […]

Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Camisole & Straight Skirt

Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Long Slim Camisole & Straight Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  When I came across this modern, classic and washable suit, I was not surprised to learn that it’s made by Eileen Fisher. It’s a magic mix of sharp and wearable. While I’d certainly be happy to see the suit paired with a pretty print top (like this gorgeous floral […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Pendleton Cynthia Knit Floral Dress

Pendleton Cynthia Knit Floral Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Pendleton has a very nice selection of professional dresses on sale right now, and this chic Pendleton Cynthia Knit Floral Dress is my favorite. I love the dress’ asymmetrical neckline, side ruching and sophisticated floral print in black and indigo. The dress is also washable and perfect for […]

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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Peacock Feather Prints at Talbots

Talbots Peacock Feather Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post is courtesy of Reader S, who wrote in to recommend this gorgeous Talbots Peacock Feather Pencil Skirt ($109 in Regular and Petite sizes). The skirt has been popular and is only available in limited sizes, but Talbots has plenty of other items to tempt peacock […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Anthropologie Elba Cardigan

Anthropolgie Elba Cardigan - Wine

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. On a recent visit to Anthropologie, I tried on this soft and lightweight cashmere blend Elba Cardigan and quickly determined that it’s one of the best transitional pieces you could add to a professional wardrobe. The cardigan looks lovely with separates, but […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Jacquard Moto Cardi at Anthropologie

Moth Jacquard Moto Cardi - Anthropologie

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post features a very cool Jacquard Moto Cardi recommended by Reader V, who has a great eye for asymmetric chic. This Moth Jacquard Moto Cardi looks fantastic both open (as shown above) and zipped (shown below). It is hand-washable and available in regular and petite sizes for $128 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ro & De Tweed Jacket & Floral Print Shell

Ro & De Tweed Jacket

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here are a couple reasonably priced separates from a relatively new brand – Ro & De – that could go a long way toward sprucing up your fall work wardrobe.   Both the Ro & De Tweed Fringe Jacket ($98) and the Ro & De Floral Print […]

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 […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Search for Sanity Floral Print Midi Skirt

Search for Sanity Floral Print Skirt - Made in the USA Professional Clothes for Women - How to Wear Floral Prints to Work Office - Chic Office Style - Professional Fashion

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families.  There’s a lot to love about this Search for Sanity Floral Print Midi Skirt. The skirt features a pretty navy and tan based floral print that’s muted enough for the office and appropriate for any season.   Reviewers love the […]