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 – […]

Mad Men Monday (on Tuesday) – Three Dresses with Mad Men Style

Mad Men - Megan Blue Dress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  If you’ve heard anyone talking about That Dress after this week’s Mad Men premiere, there should be no doubt that they had Megan’s stunning blue minidress on their mind. (Image courtesy of Elle.) Although it’s hard to […]

Business Casual Makeover – Diane Von Furstenberg on Sale

DVF New Jeanne Two Silk Jersey Wrap Dress - classic chain link print

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  Earlier this year, I featured a few of my favorite wrap dresses in this post about the Diane von Furstenberg x Andy Warhol Pop Wrap Collection. If you’ve had one of these dresses on your wish list, this may be your lucky […]

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 […]

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale & Beauty Gifts With Purchase – Today Through April 4

Receive your choice of a FREE blue ombre, pink ombre or floral wrap with any $125 women's cosmetics or fragrance purchase from Bloomingdale's

Today marks the beginning of the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale in-store and online! You can save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise with promo code FANDF. Bloomingdale’s Beauty Treats – Gifts with Purchase It’s also the perfect time to take a look at your make up wishlist & check out these 75+ […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Rachel Roy Floral Jacquard Dress

Rachel Roy Floral Jacquard Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sophisticated and professional floral dress in lovely transitional colors for early spring. The Rachel Roy Floral Jacquard Dress ($328 from Zappos and Bloomingdale’s) features a stylized floral print in muted shades of orchid, lilac, grey and tan against a charcoal grey background. Sale Alert – Rachel Roy Friends & Family […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Talia Lace Front Ponte Sheath Dress & Top

Classiques Entier Talia Lace Front Ponte Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Right now is an exciting time to be a fan of the professional clothing line Classiques Entier at Nordstrom. About a third of the Classiques Entier items are new and another third are on sale – a perfect storm whether you’re always on the hunt for the […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Best Briefcase for Women – Hobo Morena in Copper Leather

Hobo Morena Copper Exotic Venice Leather

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  When was the last time you saw a woman check out a briefcase and say “hubba hubba”? Oh, never? Because that’s exactly what a friend said when I showed her this picture of the Hobo Morena Shoulder Bag in Copper Exotic Venice Leather. I’ve already professed my love for […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Commandress Holiday Gift Guide – The Bling Sale is Here!

JoJo Loves You Turquoise Bling

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. This “Commandress Holiday Gift Guide” edition features stunning jewelry for women that would make fantastic holiday gifts. Today is the first day of one of my favorite holiday sales: JoJo Loves You’s Bling Sale. “Bling” is a collection of […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ann Taylor 40% Off Holiday Sale – Electric Leopard Print Tee

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A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Ann Taylor has another great promotion today: 40% off your entire purchase with code HOLIDAY40. The promotion applies to full-price and sale items. I didn’t have to poke around long to find a fantastic deal on a great-looking top with glowing reviews. This Ann Taylor Electric Leopard […]