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 & […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost featured this Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump on Commandress – but couldn’t quite make it happen because of the price. You see, this lovely pump was originally $350. (Gulp.) But yesterday it was marked 40% off at Nordstrom. It’s still […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Ivanka Trump Loire D’Orsay Flats

Ivanka Trump Loire D'Orsay Flat

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I have a fantastic shoe recommendation from Reader R today – the Ivanka Trump Loire D’Orsay Flats ($100 from Nordstrom; shown in Black Lace & Pewter below). Reader R wore these lovely flats in Pewter (far right above) to work yesterday with […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Coach Gabby Pumps

Coach Gabby Pumps - Garnet Suede

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Here’s a lovely pair of midheel pumps on a fantastic sale! The Coach Gabby Pumps in Garnet Suede with snake-embossed trim are on sale at Macy’s for $94 (regularly $188). The combination of rich garnet suede, natural snake and gold adds a lot of interest while still […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – UGG Claudine Tall Boots

UGG Claudine Tall Boot - Chestnut

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post is brought to you by the Department of Never Say Never. This is because I never expected to find myself smitten by a pair of UGG boots – much less a pair of UGG boots that you can wear in a professional office. But behold […]