Commandress Answers Readers' Most Vexing Fashion & Style Questions

Dear Commandress – What Should I Buy With My Extra Christmas Money?

Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag - Soft Grey

Commandress answers readers’ most vexing fashion & style questions. Today’s Commandress post addresses a reader question about picking out a gift – for yourself! I am new to your blog, but I am so glad to have found it. I have a question that may be of interest to other readers as well. I have […]

Dear Commandress – How to Wear Booties to Work

Aquatalia by Marvin K Roma Bootie

Commandress answers readers’ most vexing fashion & style questions. Today’s Commandress post addresses a very timely reader question about wearing booties to the office: Can you do a post on how to wear booties to work? I’m trying to figure out whether I could pull that off. Yes, I can. And yes, you can pull […]

Dear Commandress – What Kind of Tights Can I Wear to the Office? (An Accidental Manifesto)

Oroblu Fishnet Tights - an alternative to sheer stockings

Today’s installment of Dear Commandress addresses a topic that has been vexing many, many Commandress Readers:  What kind of tights and hosiery are appropriate to wear in a professional office? Commandress readers have a lot of questions about appropriate colors, patterns, textures and sheerness for tights and other legwear worn to the office. For my […]

Dear Commandress – What Shoes Should I Wear with the Lela Rose Dress for the Neiman Marcus + Target Collection?

The Via Spiga Pamela Sandal in Purple is a knockout. It's not just purple - it's iridescent purple and teal. I wouldn't last long in a 4 1/2 inch heel (with 1/2 platform) - but I would do my best for this beauty. The Pamela Sandal in Purple is available for $250 from Nordstrom and Dillards.

Today’s Commandress post addresses a question posed by Reader B about the beautiful Lela Rose Dress (shown below) from the Neiman Marcus + Target Collection: Great review Commandress! I am also in love with my dress. This was the first time Lela Rose and Neiman Marcus were accessible to me – and the experience has been […]

Dear Commandress – What Should I Wear for a Professional Headshot?

Business Woman Headshot

Today’s Commandress post addresses a question posed by Reader C: Dear Commandress: My law firm is finally coming out of the dark ages and doing professional headshots of the attorneys and putting us on the website. What’s the best outfit for that? I am thinking about a navy suit with a patterned top (I have quite a […]

Dear Commandress – Do You Need To Tuck in Your Shirts at Work?

Tinley Road Blazer

Today’s Commandress post addresses a question recently posed by Reader M: Dear Commandress:  Do you tuck in shirts when you wear a suit? Sometimes I think it is cute to have a little color poking out under the jacket, but I don’t know if that is just sloppy. Technically, my office dress code is business […]

Dear Commandress – Can You Recommend Any Pretty Business Card Cases?

NM Card Case

Today’s Commandress post addresses a question recently posed by Reader J: Dear Commandress: Lately, I’ve been looking for a pretty business card case. This may not be the most exciting “Dear Commandress” request, but maybe at some point, if you run across a stylish option, would you please post it? I bet that there are other women out […]

Dear Commandress: What is Formal Business Attire? (Or, a Suit By Any Other Name Is Probably NOT a Suit)

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Today’s Commandress post addresses a question recently posed by Reader A.: Dear Commandress, I have a question about suits. I work in a very conservative office, where we are expected to wear suits Monday through Thursday, and business casual only on Fridays. There is a new female associate at work who, more often than not, tends to […]

Dear Commandress: Can you Recommend Comfortable Work Shoes?

lillybee Gwyneth in Tan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s Commandress post addresses a question recently posed by Reader M.: Dear Commandress, My workplace is perhaps a little different from most because as a teacher I am on my feet constantly, including walking up and down 5 flights of stairs multiple times a day. Are heels […]