At Ease, Smart & Chic – Royal Robbins Discovery Skirt

Royal Robbins Discovery Skirt in Wild Rose

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Yesterday’s post about stylish comfort shoes reminded me that one of my favorite summer skirts is made by an outdoor clothing company. Of course, the skirt happens to be a beautiful shade of “Wild Rose” and features a bias cute flounce at the hem […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – American Vintage Floral Print Skirt

American Vintage Waco Print Knee Length Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Shopbop has a ton of new stuff on sale today, and one of the first items to catch my eye was this American Vintage Waco Print Knee Length Skirt ($91.20 on sale; regularly $114). That’s a very pretty greyscale floral print with hints of lavender and lilac – […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Halogen Summer Suiting in Heather Taupe

Halogen Ela Suit Jacket

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. There’s no denying that the dog days of summer have arrived. It’s the perfect time to buy a classic suit in a lighter neutral color – particularly if the suit is on sale at Nordstrom for 40% off! This Halogen Ela Suit Jacket ($76.80 on sale; regularly $128) […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Sophia Webster Loca Holographic Leopard Print Flats on Sale

Sophia Webster Loca Holographic Leopard Print Flats

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Oh, happy day! I’ve been admiring these Sophia Webster Loca Holographic Leopard Print Flats since I first saw them – and today they are more than 50% off at Saks. Of course I love a great pointy-toe flat. And leopard print. And almost anything iridescent. These shoes must be the apex […]

Fashion Flashback – How to Wear White to Work & After Hours

Antonio Melani Quince Shadow-Stripe Dress

The weekly Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles.  Dressing seasonally is especially appealing in summer, when nothing quite compares to a fresh and crisp white dress or suit. White is both practical in the […]

Fashion Flashback – Survive Summer Heat with Lightweight Linen

MICHAEL Michael Kors Draped Linen Blazer

The weekly Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles. The warm weather is here and it’s time to talk linen. Linen, or a linen-blend, is the perfect fabric for summer because it breathes. If you […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Theory Jean Cotton Suiting and Friends & Family Sale

Theory Jean Cotton Jacket & Pencil Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sharp Theory suit that is classic, classic, classic as well as cool, cool, cool. (You may have already guessed, but we’ve been enjoying a lot of Eloise lately. I just love Eloise.) The shape and tailoring is fantastic – as you would expect from Theory – […]

Fashion Flashback – Seersucker – A Summer Classic Every Professional Women Should Embrace

Brroks Brothers Stellita Fit Three-Button Seersucker Jacket

The weekly Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles. Lightweight, Practical & Preppy – Seersucker is the Hot Weather Solution for Professionals I first noticed seersucker in the 1980s when we moved to New Orleans […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Halogen Animal Print Pencil Skirt

Halogen Stretch Cotton Blend Pencil Skirt - Stone & Red Animal Print

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today I’m featuring an outfit that would certainly make me feel more excited about going to work on a rainy Friday . . . when my thoughts were already drifting toward a long holiday weekend. Wow, she sure looks smart. And it’s not […]

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer & Vilina Skirt (Plus a Bonus Abstract Floral Dress)

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer and Vilina Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There’s still time to take advantage of the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale, which lasts through tomorrow in-store and online. Use promo code FANDF to save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise. I took this opportunity to browse the newest wear to work clothes for women […]