Standout Floral Prints – Shopbop Sale Event

Marc by Marc Jacobs Jerrie Rose Pumps

Shopbop has a tiered sale event starting today that includes a bevy of standout floral prints. Here are the details of the sale, which lasts through March 7 – Spend $250+ and Save 15%; Spend $500+ and Save 20%; Spend $1000+ and Save 25% with promo code BIGEVENT15. The discount includes full price and sale […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ted Baker London Cascading Floral Print

Ted Baker Satchel Matya Cascading Floral Bowler - professional dark fall floral handbag - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Over the weekend I happened upon a gorgeous new cascading floral print from Ted Baker London and had some fun hunting down a lovely selection of clothes and accessories in this rich fall floral. Here’s the dress that started it all – the Ted Baker Sakina Cascading Flora […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Fresh Fashion Finds for Spring

Ranna Gill Sleeveless Multicolor Floral-Print Dress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s three favorite day dresses for spring events. What special day events are on your calendar this spring? In addition to warmer weather, I’m looking forward to a baby shower and perhaps a derby party. Today we’re salivating […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Sole Society France Lapis Print Midheel Pumps

Sole Society France Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was very pleased to see my sister-in-law Rena looking extra chic in her Sole Society Anneke Pumps yesterday! (I’ve featured this $69 studded midheel allstar here, here and here.) Sole Society continues to be one of my favorite places to look for fantastic – and surprisingly affordable – […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Boden Alice High Heel

Boden Alice High Heels

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I wouldn’t have imagined that an amethyst, navy and aqua suede shoe – with tassels! – could look right for the office. But then Boden’s Alice High Heel came along and changed everything. I love ecstatic customer reviews, and the one for this shoe is titled “I’ve died […]

Class It Up – Warm Boots for Cold Weather

UGG Classic Short Water Resistant Leather Boot - Oxblood

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. The real theme of today’s column is “warm it up” – or how to avoid frostbitten feet. Last weekend I made the painful discovery that my ECCO boots, which are really comfy and classically styled, […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Sophia Pumps

Ivanka Trump Sophia Pump - Potent Purple Suede

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s another winning shoe from Ivanka Trump. The Sophia Pump comes in 8 lovely colors (including patent leather, suede and prints) – and my favorites are the Emerald Green Suede and Potent Purple Suede shown here. These dark colors are perfect for even the most conservative offices – and […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Cole Haan Carlyle Leather Boots

Cole Haan Carlyle Leather Boot - Chestnut

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Baby, it’s really cold outside. And today I’m appreciating my layers wherever I can add them – including knee high boots. My boots are getting the job done, and for that I am grateful. Still, I wish they were as sleek and elegant as these Cole Haan […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Coach Rosey Pump

Coach Rosey Pumps - Bronze Metallic

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  What’s more exciting than finding a pump that’s “just like Louboutin Simple, but for a fraction of the price?” Discovering that the more affordable pump is now available half price! Behold the sleek and chic Coach Rosey Pump ($99 from Coach in four colors; regularly $198). I don’t […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Sole Society Leopard Print Anneke Pump

Sole Society Anneke Pump - Leopard

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I’ve sang the praises of Sole Society’s Anneke Pump on Commandress before, but today I’m highlighting this fantastic shoe again for three new reasons. (1) This fantastically affordable midheel pump has been released in a chic new leopard print this fall. Behold the Sole Society Anneke Pump in Black & […]