Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Alex and Ani Bangles of the Month

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. I'm always excited at the beginning of a new month when Alex and Ani reveals its Bangle of the Month, which you can buy online for … [Continue reading]

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale – And a Perfect Print Dress to Wear Anywhere

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Friends & Family season has arrived, and Bloomingdale's is one of the first to start! You can save 20% off most regular and sale merchandise and receive Free Shipping through October 5 with … [Continue reading]

Cole Haan Sale on Sale – Under $100 – Rose Gold Air Tali Open Toe Wedge

Last month I was shopping with a friend when she received some distressing news. This tale of shoes loved and lost actually begins about three years ago when my friend first discovered Cole Haan's Air Tali Wedges with Nike Air technology. It was a … [Continue reading]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Stylish Active Wear for the Yogi

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today's post features Amy Schwarzenbach's top fashion picks for the yoga crowd.  Do you find yourself wearing activewear more and more? As we've discussed previously on Commandress, … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ro & De Tweed Jacket & Floral Print Shell

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here are a couple reasonably priced separates from a relatively new brand - Ro & De - that could go a long way toward sprucing up your fall work wardrobe.   Both the Ro & De Tweed … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – J.Crew Merino Wool Dutch Floral Mixed Media Sweater

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Have you been intrigued by the fancy sweatshirt trend, but remained on the sidelines thus far? Here's a fine example of the trend interpreted for grown-ups in a very pretty - and versatile - … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – 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 … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Nally & Millie Kaleidoscope Print Reversible Sweater Skirt

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here's a lovely new fall skirt from one of my favorite brands. This Nally & Millie Print Reversible Sweater Skirt ($86 from Zappos) features a gorgeous - and … [Continue reading]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Eddie Borgo Inlaid Stone Cube Bracelet

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. Ooooh - this is my kind of contemporary jewelry! It looks like a thoroughly modern … [Continue reading]

Class It Up – Upgrade from Trashy to Classy with Reusable Shopping Bags & Water Bottles

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level. Hoorah! … [Continue reading]