Commandress Special Reports – Spotlighting American-Made Clothes for Professional Women

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Trina Turk Felicia Tweed Panel Dress

Trina Turk Felicia Tweed Panel Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. The fall collections are starting to arrive in stores, and right now Trina Turk’s new collection of modern feminine frocks is my favorite! I love this season’s prints - including this rich fall floral – but this multi-color tweed panel dress […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Alexis Bittar Lucite Crystal Rivet Hinge Bangle

Alexis Bittar Lucite Crystal Rivet Hinge Bangle - Prairie Crocus

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Bloomingdale’s has a particularly lovely selection of Alexis Bittar jewelry on line right now – including many items on sale. My favorite? This Alexis Bittar Lucite Crystal Rivet Hinge Bangle in Prairie Crocus ($65 on sale; regularly $130). The color is […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – ABS Emerald Lace Cocktail Dress

ABS Emerald Lace Sheath Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. If I needed a new cocktail dress right now, this gorgeous ABS Emerald Lace Sheath Dress is the one I would try on first! Saks previously carried the same dress in Garnet and it received rave reviews for quality, fit […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress for Girls

Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Today I’m sharing my daughter Bonnie’s pick from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is a perfect back to school dress. This Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress ($24.90 on sale; regularly $38) is Made in the USA, washable and gets an […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Eileen Fisher Purple Surplice Jersey Dress

Eileen Fisher Purple Jersey Knee-Length Long-Sleeve Dress - Made in the USA

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. My initial thought when admiring this chic beachfront getaway picture is I Want To Go There. The scenery is beautiful and the model looks so lovely and relaxed. My second thought is If I Cannot Go There, I Want […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – New Balance 1080 Running Shoes

New Balance 1080 Running Shoes

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  In honor of the 4th of July, today’s post features a pair of Made in the USA running shoes that are on my wish list – as well as a pair of incredibly patriotic running shoes for men. I’m rounding […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Three Dots Peplum Back Blazer & Striped Dress

Three Dots Peplum Black Blazer & Striped Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.   Have you ever been invited to an event where the dress code is “casually elegant?” Although we’ve become used to hearing “casually elegant” – and dressing for it – it’s a rather baffling combination of words that is as nonsensical as requesting […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nally and Millie Optic Print Reversible Dress & Bloomingdale’s Private Sale

Nally and Millie Optic Print Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.  Here’s a great summer dress from one of my favorite Made in the USA designers  - and it’s reversible! I love the fantastic colors and stylized stained glass print of this Nally and Millie Optic Print Reversible Dress ($111 on sale at […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nally & Millie 3/4 Sleeve Hawaiian Print Top

Nally & Millie Hawaiian Print Top

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women. This holiday weekend I’m traveling to New York for one of those trips that’s part city-slicker and part country-mouse. I’ll be dividing my time between Manhattan and our family’s favorite sleep-away camp in the Catskills. Packing is a little challenging because I want to wear […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Head to Toe Style with Julie Bee’s Shoes

Julie Bee's Lexington Pump

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.    Ever since I started the Smart, Chic & Made in the USA feature on Commandress, I’ve been waiting for the happy day when I could share a picture like this: You see, everything that I’m wearing in this picture is Made […]