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

“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 … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Etched Glass iPhone 5 Case

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today is a Very Important Day - for me, at least. I finally found the iPhone 5 case of my dreams - and it only took a little under two years! I would describe this Etched Glass iPhone 5 … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here's a flattering, versatile, affordable and washable skirt in a "new" silhouette to freshen up your work wardrobe. This Vince Camuto Trumpet Skirt ($89 in Regular and Petite sizes from … [Continue reading]

Rest Your Eyes on This – MZ Wallace Butterfly Tote Bag & Cosmetics Case

In “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price. This is the year that I may be driven absolutely mad by Valentino. He's designed … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Splendid Ashbury Blooms Pullover

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here's a pretty floral print top to update your fall wardrobe for work and play. The Splendid Ashbury Blooms Pullover ($98) is Made in the USA and available in … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Milly Chain Link Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. It's not too often that office-friendly clothing triggers the reaction "Oh, that's cool!" - but that was my first thought when admiring this Milly Chain Trim Cardigan. I love this posh but … [Continue reading]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Top Picks from Tory Burch’s Fall Collection

Tis the season for fall fashion debuts and Tory Burch has delivered another collection of ogle-worthy clothes and accessories. Tory Burch is a perennial favorite, but this season adds an extra element that speaks to me directly – subtle references to … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tassel Necklaces

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Given the high quality and reasonable prices of Ivanka Trump's shoe collection, I assumed that this gorgeous Ivanka Trump Seed Pearl Tassel Necklace was an incredible find - until I saw the … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – ABS Emerald Lace Cocktail 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 … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Cole Haan Purple Pointy Toe Flats on Sale

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I've had my eye on these Cole Haan Magnolia Skimmer Flats in Elderberry Saffiano Patent Leather for a while, and now they are finally on sale! The Magnolia Skimmer is a perfectly … [Continue reading]