Mad Men Monday – Three Professional Dresses with Mad Men Style

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Last night's midseason premiere marked the beginning of the end for Mad Men. Sigh. The episode was notable for several … [Continue reading]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Pretty Summer Sandals for Any Occasion

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. As soon as warm weather is on the horizon I find myself dreaming about new sandals (and getting my feet in shape to wear them - but that's another story). Today I'm sharing … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Spring Prints

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Karen Kane has some gorgeous new prints out for spring and summer! You can also save 20% off right now with code EASTERWEEKEND. I … [Continue reading]

Class it up – Distinctive Statement Necklaces from Alexis Bittar

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. One of the easiest ways to add newness to an outfit is by adding a statement necklace. A statement necklace … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

A work appropriate look you can get excited about.  We're not far from the return - and ultimate end - of Mad Men, and I've got classic sheath dresses on the mind in preparation for next week's Mad Men Monday post. This Classiques Entier Notch … [Continue reading]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. One of my favorite handbags is back in a colorful new print for spring! The MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote is $315 from Nordstrom. It comes with a matching … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ellen Tracy Pink Print Jersey Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Ellen Tracy has been making so many cute dresses lately! We featured a couple bright spring dresses by Ellen Tracy last month, and now this pretty pink watercolor print dress has caught my … [Continue reading]

Class it up – Under $100 – Fresh White Handbags for Spring and Summer

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Do you ever admire white handbags and think how lovely - quickly followed by how impractical? As … [Continue reading]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Stuart Weitzman Exflat Black Iridescent Peep Toe Flats

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. Alas, I did not include these sleek and shiny shoes in yesterday's post because … [Continue reading]

Top Picks for Spring 2015 – Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale

Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale starts today and I've been having way too much fun browsing the selection. You can save 25% off most items with code FRIENDS. Today I'm rounding up my top picks - I'll add more of my favorites via shop the … [Continue reading]