Professional, Smart & Chic – Command Attention in a Red Dress – Commandress

Wear to Work Dresses

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Just as every woman should have a LBD in her wardrobe, I think every woman should have a properly professional red dress as well. Red exudes confidence, and confidence is an attribute it is useful to convey through color. To make shopping for a red dress effortless […]

The Commandress Guide to Conquering Lilly Pulitzer + Target from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Lilly Pulitzer + Target Collection #commandress

The big day is almost here: the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection arrives in stores and online this Sunday! As the temperature rises and I seek summery prints for my wardrobe, a brand that I always turn to for inspiration is Lilly Pulitzer. The brand has an upbeat, classic American look that is full of color and […]

Class It Up – The Classic Wrap Dress

Boden Wrap Dress in Navy Scallop - professional fashion - office style #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Does your wardrobe include a wrap dress? Maybe ten? The only wrong answer to this question would be “none.” Wrap dresses are universally flattering and versatile. From work to a cocktail party, from a […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Spring Prints

Karen Kane Painted Canvas Body-Con Dress - Made in the USA #commandress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Karen Kane has some gorgeous new prints out for spring and summer! You can also save 20% off right now with code EASTERWEEKEND. I went to the website looking for this adorable Karen Kane Ruffle Shoe Print Halter Top ($98). […]

Top Picks for Spring 2015 – Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale

LK Bennett Floraita Midheel Slingback Pumps - how to wear floral prints to work - professional pumps #commandress

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale starts today and I’ve been having way too much fun browsing the selection. You can save 25% off most items with code FRIENDS. Today I’m rounding up my top picks – I’ll add more of my favorites via shop the post after today’s newsletter goes out. I’ve admired these L.K. Bennett Florita […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]