Class It Up – Timeless Investment Pieces by Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Box Top in Gingerpink - spring wardrobe updates #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. When it’s time to add easy wear, high-quality, and timeless pieces to your wardrobe, Eileen Fisher should be a contender as your brand of choice. Few designers equal Eileen Fisher’s understated sophistication and ability […]

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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting

Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting - professional fashion | chic offices style | spring suit #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Talbots is looking mighty fresh this spring! I’m particularly enamored with their new Chic Pindot Suiting Collection – including the pencil skirt, sleek straight-leg pants and two-button blazer shown here. The black and white combination is perfect for spring, but I would wear this suiting with rich jewel tones the […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set

Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I visited Neiman Marcus’s website this morning to check out cashmere sweaters on sale – and there are many! – but this Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set in Dutchess Blue immediately grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. How very  elegant! And I don’t think it’s a […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Cecile Cashmere Sweater on Sale

Equipment Cecile V-Neck Cashmere Sweater

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  2/10/15 Update – There are even more delicious colors of this sweater on sale today, including the watermelon pink that I’ve been keeping my eye on. Nordstrom just marked Equipment’s Cecile V-Neck Cashmere Sweater 40% off in several great neutral colors – as well as in this crisp […]

Business Casual Makeover – Theory Kidi Floral Print Sweater

Theory Kidi Floral Silk Sweater

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. It’s always helpful when an item is styled exactly how I would want to wear it to work. Magazines and retailers love showing how cool something can look on a teenage model – perhaps paired with ripped boyfriend jeans or an impossibly […]

Business Casual Makeover – Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer Print Top, Cardigan & More

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer Print Ruffle Top

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I wouldn’t have imagined that a cosmic print could look so at home in a business casual setting before admiring these Marc by Marc Jacobs items featuring the brand’s “Stargazer” print. Both of these outfits look so cool – but also quite […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Almost Under $100 – Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I wish for the sake of this popular Commandress feature that this lovely Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan was on sale for under $100 – but $103 is soooooo very close! What a chic and cosy way to dress up – and warm up – for […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide – Pantone Color of the Year 2015 – Marsala

Sole Society Crystal & Stone Fan Necklace

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. I’ve been happily compiling holiday gift recommendations – both on Pinterest and to share here – but today I’m taking a side trip for anyone who loves to be ahead of a trend. Pantone has just […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Festive Holiday Clothes from Anthropologie

Eva Franco Larksong Corduroy Dress

This year I’m in the mood to dress festively – but not in typical red, green, or gold Holiday attire. I am looking for something a little unconventional. When that is the case, Anthropologie becomes my destination of choice. As expected, Anthropologie has come through for me. I found several exceptional dresses, sweaters, a blazer […]