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

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bailey 44 Melina Print Silk Tank (& Two Great Blazers to Wear with It)

Bailey 44 Melina Print Silk Tank

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.   Pretty, pretty, pretty! I can’t stop admiring the unique design and lovely “flowering paisley” print of this Bailey 44 Melina Print Silk Tank ($161 from Nordstrom). The top is smart too – the back is made from sage green stretch jersey […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nanette Lepore Suiting and Friends & Family Sale

Nanette Lepore Romance Crepe Blazer & Amourous Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.  Right now Nanette Lepore has some of the best women’s suiting that I’ve seen in a while – available in both neutral sand and daring red. Nanette Lepore may be best known for her feminine and flirty aesthetic – as well as […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Alexis Bittar Lucite Jardin Mystere Butterfly Pendant Necklace

Alexis Bittar Lucite Jardin Mystere Butterfly Pendant Necklace

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women. I must admit that I was feeling a little grumpy about losing my hour of sleep to Daylight Saving Time yesterday morning. But an afternoon trip to Nordstrom helped me feel ready to ‘spring forward’ and enjoy the extra hour of daylight in […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Stylish Activewear by Pure + Good

Pure + Good - Activewear Made in USA

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. I’m switching things up a bit this Friday in honor of the Olympics and to spread the word about a fantastic new activewear brand. Last night’s figure skating competition was amazing, but my heart belonged to Italy’s Carolina Kostner […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Rebecca Minkoff Made in NYC Collection

Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Mini - Made in NYC

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.   Looking for a stylish new work bag that’s made in the USA? You should check out the limited edition Made in New York collection from Rebecca Minkoff. The collection includes the popular and beloved Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Mini […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – ABS Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress

Snow Day!

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  It’s been a crazy couple days in Atlanta! I’m thankful that I was not caught in yesterday’s traffic and that I’m home to enjoy playing in the snow with Bonnie today. *      *      * It’s […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Pretty Dresses for Girls

Mignone Tie Dye Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  I hope that many of you are enjoying a holiday from work today! I’m saving this week’s Fashion Flashback post for tomorrow, but I do have something fun to share today. Bonnie is home from today school and my […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Eva Franco Wren & Thrush Blouse

Eva Franco Wren & Thrush Blouse

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. Oh, well here’s a lovely blouse! I love the pretty and unusual bird and botanical print. The print looks feminine, playful and sophisticated on this classic button-back blouse. Here’s a closer look at the print and the lovely buttons featured […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides – Shinola Watches – Splurge-Worthy & Made in the USA

Shinola - The Runwell Watch

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents – as well as my favorite websites for online gift-shopping. Among my many luddite tendencies, I’m a person who still wears a wristwatch for the primary purpose of . . . telling time. In fact, the […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Embellished Desk-to-Dinner Dresses

Karen Kane Left Bank Studded Dress #madeinusa

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  I am a huge fan of designer Karen Kane’s Cascade Faux Wrap Dress, but I was still surprised to discover that I’ve featured this dress in different colors and prints on Commandress here, here, here, here and here. Wow – perhaps […]