Coming Soon – A Makeover for Commandress!

It’s hard to believe, but Commandress is celebrating its third birthday this summer!

We’d like thank our readers for your support – without you, we wouldn’t be here and we certainly wouldn’t be having as much fun!

We’ve made some changes in the last three years, most notably when big sister Amy joined founding sister Abigail as a contributing writer.

More recently, we’ve decided to truly join forces and publish Commandress together!

And now, we’re overdue for a makeover. We’re very excited to be working with Heart & Arrow to develop a new look and website for Commandress – here’s a preview!

Commandress Collage - 450 by 450 for blog

In addition to a fresh new look, our goal is to make the website faster and easier to navigate for readers.

When the new website debuts later this month, we’ll post about what’s changed – and what hasn’t!

Please let us know in the comments what you’ve most enjoyed and what you want to see from Commandress in the future!

For example, one reader recently asked for us to add signatures indicating which one of us wrote a post. We’re on it!

We also want to let you know that the website will be offline for a few days while we’re updating it. We can’t wait to be back!

In the meantime, you can find us on social media on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Felicity & Coco Wrap Dress

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.

Earlier this week, Abigail and I visited Nordstrom to scope out things before their annual Anniversary Sale. While there, Abigail spied a fetching Felicity & Coco Wrap Dress. She showed it to me, and it was mine.

Like many of the wrap dresses Commandress features, this wrap dress is incredibly versatile.

We recommend Felicity & Coco for it’s great fit and high-quality material – as well as very pretty prints. My new three-quarter sleeve Jersey Wrap Dress in forest green, aqua and cream fits like it was made for me. The washable material is light enough to be worn on a sultry evening in Atlanta.

Of course, one of the best things about Felicity & Coco is their products’ price. (Sale: $58.80 , originally $98 from Nordstrom)

If you are a Diane Von Furstenberg fan, it’s worth checking out this brand. If, however, you are a DVF purist, check out this similar DVF dress.

Here are some pictures of the dress.

Print Wrap Dress Donald Plinar Cork Wedge Shoes Kendra Scott Jewelry

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So, Abigail and I are enjoying two weeks of working together. This is also a rare chance to hang out since we live in different states.

Yesterday evening, we enjoyed a girls’ night out. I wore my new wrap dress while we visited Judith Bright, a local jewelry store (made in the south, Tennessee and Georgia). We enjoyed pre-dinner dessert at Cacoa where we took pictures for this post. Then we shared cocktails at Rosebud, a nearby restaurant with a fine bar.

I cannot wait to replicate my outfit at another special venue. Here are more details about my outfit’s accessories.

Shoes: Donald Pliner Milli Cork Wedge Peep Toe Pumps – no longer available,
[Two attractive alternatives are Vaneli Blair in Truffle Molly Rodi ($151 from Zappos), or
French Sole Necessary Perforated Leather Wedge Pump in Paltino Nubuck ($214.95 from Nordstrom)];
Handbag: Floral Bella Compostela Clutch in Pebble/Silver (Sale: $51.90, Original: $170 from Amazon);
Sunglasses: Diane Von Furstenberg Tanya in Soft Tortoise ($146.85 from Nordstrom);
Earrings: Kendra Scott Tessa Stud Earrings in Mint ($50 from Kendra Scott);
Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Abalone Shell ($80 from Kendra Scott);
Necklace: state pendant on chain (from Frames, Inc., my favorite store in New Orleans, Louisiana),
[An attractive alternative is Moon and Lola’s State Pendant Necklace ($188 from Neiman Marcus)];
Bracelet: Essie Woven Bracelet in Iridescent Drusy ($95 from Kendra Scott);
Bracelet: Blue & Green/Gold Bar ($34.50 from Ann Taylor);
Ring: Kendra Scott Rachel Double Ring with Iridescent Viva ($110 from Kendra Scott)

Jersey Wrap Dress Donald Pliner Wedge Shoes Cork Wedges Peep Toe Kendra Scott Earrings Kendra Scott Bracelet Ann Taylor Gold Bar Bracelet Kendra Scott Necklace and Ring

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Shop the Post – Felicity & Coco Print Jersey Wrap Dress

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Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Leah Alexandra Cluster Drop Earrings and Pendant Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.

With regard to jewelry, I gravitate toward timeless designs. Leah Alexandra is a jewelry line Commandress recommends you keep in mind for classic pieces.

Leah Alexandra’s eponymous line unites handcrafted metals and hand-selected semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls.

Gold Dangle Earrings and Pendant Necklace: A Modern & Classic Design

The Isabel Cluster Drop Earrings and delicate chain Cluster Pendant Necklace appeal to me for their beautiful simplicity and versatility. ($98 each from Nordstrom) Wear them with a simple outfit to show them off or to compliment a statement outfit. Feel comfortable wearing them to a wedding, work or coffee with friends. That is the kind of versatility I love in jewelry.

Abigail prefers the darker Isabel Cluster Drop Earrings and Cluster Pendant Necklace in the earth-toned Gold/Labradorite combination.

Semi-precious gold dangle earrings gold cluster pendant necklace

The lighter Gold/Moonstone combination appeals to me.

Semi-precious moonstone pendant necklace and cluster dangle moonstone earrings

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