“Office Holiday” Features Little Luxuries to Make Your Time at the Office More Pleasant, Gifts Worthy of a Commandress, and Other Delightful Curiosities

Commandress – 4th of July Weekend Sales & Promotions 2014

Here are my picks for 2014′s best 4th of July sales and promotions. I’ll update the list when I see more great sales! The newest sales are in bold.  6pm.com – hundreds of shoes, clothing and accessories on sale for $17.76 today only Alex and Ani – free shipping through 7/6 – no code needed […]

Commandress Office Holiday – rewardStyle in Dallas

The View from my Hotel Room - It's Called . . . The Eye

Hello everyone! I’m in Dallas this weekend for the rewardStyle conference and having a fantastic day getting to know new fashion brands and meeting bloggers from around the world. I’ll have lots to say about what I’ve seen and learned here, but for now I’ll share a few picture previews. Have a great weekend!

Professional, Smart & Cheeky – Hello Kitty Messenger Bag

Hello Kitty Messenger Bag

A work-appropriate look you can get confused about.  Sometimes you don’t realize that something’s been missing from your life until you find it – like this fashion-forward and super smart-looking Hello Kitty Messenger Bag (on sale for $56 from Amazon; regularly $70). Everything about this bag screams of competence. But what really sold me on it is how […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Part 2 – Red Lingerie’s Big Secret

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You’ve probably heard someone say that the right bra can change your life, but have you ever tested the theory? Yes, it’s true. The right bra can instantly make your figure – and your clothes – look better than you might have ever dreamed. And that boost can lead to even greater things. In fact, […]

Office Holiday – Cool Boots for Bad Winter Weather

Atlanta Sights - Waffle House in the Snow

In case you haven’t heard, it’s snowing in Atlanta. The roads are a disaster, schools are closing and my neighbors have been spreading grits on the sidewalk  to keep it from icing over. And it seems to be working! Here’s another unusual sight – Waffle House in the snow. To be prepared, I picked up […]

Happy Holidays from Commandress!

Reuse your wall calendars as wrapping paper

We’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a wonderful start to the new year! This is a special holiday for my family. As some of you know, I have a sister and a brother: Commandress contributing writer Amy and our brother Don. Because we usually get together for Thanksgiving, this […]

Fashion Flashback – What to Wear to the Office Holiday Party – Metallic Gold Sparkle & Shine

Lilly Pulitzer Tropic Top

The weekly Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles.  Wearing red and green to a holiday party can easily degenerate into looking like a Christmas tree. Unless I’m going to an ugly sweater party, my […]

Commandress Beauty Bonus – The Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus

NM Beauty Event 2013

I’ve been looking forward to this year’s Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus since seeing a sneak peek of the leopard-print Beauty Event Bag a few weeks ago! The big question is, which color is my favorite? You really can’t go wrong – it’s hard for me to stray from purple, but this is a really […]

Commandress – Best Labor Day Sales 2013

I hope everyone is getting excited about a happy holiday weekend! Here are some of the best Labor Day Sales to check out this weekend. Please check back for updates & more sales!!! 6pm.com – Shop 6PM’s Labor Day Sale! Score the Best Deals on All Your Favorite Brands! No code needed. Alex and Ani […]

Guest Post – How to Travel Anywhere With Just Two Pieces of Luggage

Ricardo Suitcase, 24" Crystal City Rolling Hybrid Spinner Upright - imperial purple - review - best suitcase luggage purple spinner 24 inch

Today I’m honored to feature a guest post by my friend Vanessa Perlman, who is a global health law & policy expert, avid world traveler & luggage guru. I love shopping for travel gear. Travel stores are my proverbial candy stores. But sometimes it’s daunting to sort through the vast array of options – particularly […]