Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem

Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem - Made in the USA

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. 1/13/15 Update – You can save $50 on this skirt – as well as other select items from Neiman Marcus – through 1/16/15 with code NEWYEAR. I love a classic black skirt with a slight flair at the hem. […]

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 – Peacock Feather Prints at Talbots

Talbots Peacock Feather Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post is courtesy of Reader S, who wrote in to recommend this gorgeous Talbots Peacock Feather Pencil Skirt ($109 in Regular and Petite sizes). The skirt has been popular and is only available in limited sizes, but Talbots has plenty of other items to tempt peacock […]

Office Holiday – Daytrip to Senoia & the Return of The Walking Dead

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Sooooo, I probably haven’t had a reason to mention it here before – and I know that this admission may seem a bit out of character – but I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Season 5 starts on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited. I started watching the show when it premiered after a […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Jacquard Moto Cardi at Anthropologie

Moth Jacquard Moto Cardi - Anthropologie

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post features a very cool Jacquard Moto Cardi recommended by Reader V, who has a great eye for asymmetric chic. This Moth Jacquard Moto Cardi looks fantastic both open (as shown above) and zipped (shown below). It is hand-washable and available in regular and petite sizes for $128 […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nanette Lepore Garden Graph Pencil Skirt

Nanette Lepore Garden Graph Pencil Skirt

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Here’s a lovely floral pencil skirt on sale that would make a great statement piece in a professional wardrobe. The Nanette Lepore Garden Graph Pencil Skirt is Made in the USA and would look lovely with a blazer or cardigan […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Nally & Millie Kaleidoscope Print Reversible Sweater Skirt

Nally & Millie Kaleidoscope Print Reversible Sweater Skirt

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a lovely new fall skirt from one of my favorite brands. This Nally & Millie Print Reversible Sweater Skirt ($86 from Zappos) features a gorgeous – and office-friendly – kaleidoscope print in lovely muted jewel tones. Throw on a knit top […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Search for Sanity Floral Print Midi Skirt

Search for Sanity Floral Print Skirt - Made in the USA Professional Clothes for Women - How to Wear Floral Prints to Work Office - Chic Office Style - Professional Fashion

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families.  There’s a lot to love about this Search for Sanity Floral Print Midi Skirt. The skirt features a pretty navy and tan based floral print that’s muted enough for the office and appropriate for any season.   Reviewers love the […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Lafayette 148 New York June Keyhole Blouse & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt

Lafayette 148 New York June Keyhole Blouse & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There are so many things to admire about this sleek and feminine Keyhole Blouse and Peplum-Hem Skirt from Lafayette 148 New York, which look perfectly professional in every possible way. A matching top and skirt are a nice alternative to suits or dresses for the office. You […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt

Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a flattering, versatile, affordable and washable skirt in a “new” silhouette to freshen up your work wardrobe. This Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt ($89 in Regular and Petite sizes from Nordstrom) features a fitted waist with feminine flounces at the knee. The flounces add shape and interest […]