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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Top Picks from Boden’s New Autumn Collection

Boden Pasternoster Shift Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fall picks from Boden. Get excited! Boden’s newest styles are out. For working women looking for chic professional clothing, this is the brand to wear. Even better, right now you can save 15% off everything and get free shipping on all orders […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Hugo Boss Berry Melange Suiting

BOSS HUGO BOSS Jolia Suiting - Berry Melange

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Berry melange suiting? Yes, please! Today is the first day that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to everyone – and some items are already available in limited sizes only. This classically tailored suit in a fantastic – and flattering – dark berry fabric is one of the […]

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 – […]