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Commandress Champagne Shopping Tour

Today we’re delighted to share some very exciting news. We’re planning the very first Commandress Champagne Shopping Tour, which will be in London this December!

Commandress Champagne Shopping Tour - London December 2015

We hope that you will join us in London for this private holiday tour December 3-7, 2015.

The tour will include curated shopping excursions in one of my favorite cities, exclusive after-hours events and, of course, Champagne!

Want to learn more or reserve your spot? Please click here for more information  about the tour or contact Mockingbird Travel at info[at]

We look forward to seeing you in London!

Abigail Signature with Feather

F is for Friday & Flamingos – From Flamingo Dresses to Flamingo Sandals & More

Remember the post about pineapples from last month? This summer, flamingos are as hot, if not hotter, than pineapples.

Flamingos are no longer relegated to yard art. When I was out running errands a couple days ago, I saw another shopper wearing the cutest flamingo shirt. Later that day, I stopped to admire a flamingo print top in a boutique. It’s time to wear flamingos, ladies!

Whether you want to wear flamingos, carry flamingos or sleep on flamingo sheets,
there is something for everyone who loves the bird that symbolizes beauty, grace and balance.

You could spend hours – if not days – hunting for the perfect flamingo dress, top, necklace, etc. – so today’s post is an assembly of the best of the best on two collages – all decorated with flamingos.

Flamingo Print Tote iPhone Case Scarf Top Duvet Cover Flip-Flops Mary Katrantzou Graphic Skirt Socks Watch Necklace FlamingoClockwise from Top Left: Printed Village White Flamingo Scarf ($29.95 from Amazon) | Flamingo Linen and Leather Tote Bag by The Tangled Path ($180 from Etsy) | Splendid Flamingo Print V-Neck Tee (Sale: $59.99 from 6pm) | OTM iPhone 6 Case – Flamingos (Sale: $21, Regular: $30 from Bloomingdales, Sale Ends 8/9/2015) | DENY Designs Pink Flamingo Lightweight Duvet Cover ($139-$179 from Target) | Bianca Pratt Flamingo Pendant Necklace ($940 from Barneys) | Woven Pear’s Flirty Flamingo Socks ($11.99 from Etsy) | Flamingo and Pineapple Linen Tote Bag by The Tangled Path ($35 from Etsy)  | Mary Katrantzou Bowles A-Line Flamingo Midi Skirt (Sale: $728.49 from Far Fetch) | Splendid Womens Firefly Jelly Flip-Flop (Sale: $16.08-$34.99 from Amazon) | Kate Spade New York Rumsey Flamingo Printed Silicone Strap Watch ($125 from Macys) | LouLouandMo Fun Flamingo Messenger Bag ($75.44 from Etsy)

Flamingo Dress Soft Joie Top Stuffed Animal Headband TOMS Flamingo Print Shoes Kate Spade Slide Sandals Necklace Tote Flamingos

Clockwise from Tip Left: Soft Joie Dillon P Tee ($88 from Zappos) | Kate Spade New York Flamingo Print Sheath Dress available in O, 2 and 14 ($348 from Bloomingdales) & for the lucky lady who wears a size 10 (on sale for $226 from Kate Spade) | Flavia Flamingo Stuffed Animal ($24 from Anthropologie) | Personalized4You Pink Flamingo Necklace With Monogram ($13 from Etsy) | F Melina Coated-Canvas Tote by Mary Katrantzou ($1,070 from MatchesFashion) | TeenyTinyT Flamingo Knot Headband ($7.50 from Etsy) | Toms Classic Flamingo Alpargata Slip-On Shoes ($53.95 from Nordstrom)

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There are tens of thousands of flamingo print dresses, tops, earrings, bracelets, shoes, sandals and more out there.

If you have some time on your hands and want to explore more, here are some terrific online sites with lots of flamingo-print items: for Kate Spade’s fabulous selection, click here; for unique designs on Etsy, click here; for Nordstrom’s items including more Kate Spade, click here; for Zappos’ flamingo items, click here; for Target’s, click here; and for Amazon’s seemingly endless options, click here.


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Commandress Goes to Summer Camp – Peacock Tervis Tumblers, a Deal and Lagnaippe at a Steal

A special post about outdoor gear for city girls while I attend “sleep-away” camp on the Cumberland Plateau with my son.

This is the eighth year of my attending summer camp with my sons. At this point, I know exactly what I need to bring. One essential item is a water bottle, and I need a new one.

A Peacock Tervis Tumbler Is Perfect for Camp

Commandress admires all things peacock. So, the peacock feather emblazoned 24 oz Tervis Tumbler is accompanying me to camp this year. ($18.99 from Target, Made in USA) It will keep my coffee hot and my water cold. Perfect. Next, the deal…

Tervis Tumbler Made in USA Reusable Water Bottle

If your purchase the peacock Tervis Tumbler online from Target, it qualifies toward earning a $20 gift card with $100 purchase of select Back to College items available here. If your into things besides peacocks, shop all Tervis Tumblers available at Target here.

Lagnaippe at a Steal – Ann Taylor Skinny Bar Cuff Gold Bracelets

The green and blue of a peacock plume reminds me of Ann Taylor’s Malachite Skinny Bar Cuff Bracelets in botanical green and turquoise. ($34.50, buy one get one 50% off from Ann Taylor)

Women's gold bracelet jewelry from Ann Taylor

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