Fashion Flashback – Professional Necklaces That Show Some Personality

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.  If you sometimes bemoan the unoriginality … [Continue reading]

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

“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 … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Charming Spring Pumps from Sole Society

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Last year, Sole Society (the fantastically affordable shoe and accessory brand) hit it out of the ball park with their Julianne Hough for Sole Society Anneke Pump - a chic and slightly edgy … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 & Worthy of a Haiku – Söfft Abbott Wedge Pump

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I'm always excited to find a stylish "comfort" shoe that looks like it would more at home in Cinderella's closet than in her stepsisters'. If you add affordable to … [Continue reading]

BOSS Hugo Boss Jeisika Blazer & Vilina Skirt (Plus a Bonus Abstract Floral Dress)

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  There's still time to take advantage of the Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale, which lasts through tomorrow in-store and online. Use promo code FANDF to save 20% off almost all regular or … [Continue reading]

Fashion Flashback – Straw Shopper Totes for Work & Play

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.  Spring is in the air and summer is just … [Continue reading]

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale & Beauty Gifts With Purchase – Today Through April 4

Today marks the beginning of the Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale in-store and online! You can save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise with promo code FANDF. Bloomingdale's Beauty Treats - Gifts with Purchase It's also the … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Cheeky – 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 … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – NYDJ Butterfly Print Shirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I recently went a little butterfly crazy on Pinterest. It's easy to see why images like these Baccarat Lucky Butterflies ($115-$150 from Neiman Marcus) and the Alexis Bittar Lucite Butterfly … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Halogen Embellished Short Sleeve Milano Knit Sweater

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here's a fun top that has a polished and office-friendly take on some key spring trends: nautical stripes, embellishments and bright pops of color. The Halogen … [Continue reading]