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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Laceback Blazer

Laceback Blazer - professional & feminine style

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  This new grey blazer from Anthropologie looks like a sleek professional basic at first glance, but the back makes it much more exciting and unique. I love how the lace trim accentuates – rather than competes with – the blazer’s classic tailoring. This is a smart and […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Festive Holiday Clothes from Anthropologie

Eva Franco Larksong Corduroy Dress

This year I’m in the mood to dress festively – but not in typical red, green, or gold Holiday attire. I am looking for something a little unconventional. When that is the case, Anthropologie becomes my destination of choice. As expected, Anthropologie has come through for me. I found several exceptional dresses, sweaters, a blazer […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lou & Grey

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Today I’m very excited to feature casual chic weekend looks from the new Lou & Grey store at the Avalon in Alpharetta. You may have already noticed Lou & Grey in LOFT stores and online. Atlanta is one of the first cities to debut a standalone Lou & Grey boutique – and it is a fantastic place to shop. […]

Friends & Family Picks – 40% Off at Ann Taylor & LOFT

Ann Taylor Embellished Flare Sweater Dress - Dark Sky

Ann Taylor & LOFT are having their Friends & Family Sales this week – you can save 40% off at Ann Taylor with code FRIENDS40 and at LOFT with code SHAREIT. Both sales end on November 16. Both stores are great places to look for festive attire that is appropriately conservative for an office holiday […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress & Serene Cardigan

Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate work you can get excited about.  Nordstrom has some great new markdowns today, and one of my favorite professional looks comes from from Classiques Entier. The Classiques Entier Oceana Print Block Twill Sheath Dress ($113.98 on sale; regularly $228) strikes me as a perfect gateway dress for a woman looking to add more color, […]

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 […]