At Ease, Smart & Chic – Royal Robbins Discovery Skirt

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Yesterday's post about stylish comfort shoes reminded me that one of my favorite summer skirts is made by an outdoor clothing company. Of course, the skirt happens to be a … [Continue reading]

Fashion Flashback – Top 10 Comfort Shoes for Summer Camp & Other Outdoor Adventures

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. Thank goodness for the evolution of … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Banana Republic Wrap Dresses 40% Off Today

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Banana Republic just shared its latest crop of wrap dresses in pretty solid colors and fun prints - including this Banana Republic Gemma Wrap Dress in Purple Gem as well as True Blue in Regular, … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Liam Silk Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Oh, pretty! I'm often hesitant to buy silk tops because silk can be harder to care for than other fabrics, but here's a top that's worthy of an exception. These dark florals look … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Seychelles Tell Me a Story Polka-Dot Pumps

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. While I like to flag items that are under $100, the shoes featured in today's post are actually under $50! Seychelles is one of my favorite brands for stylish, affordable and comfortable shoes. … [Continue reading]

Commandress – 4th of July Weekend Sales & Promotions 2014

Here are my picks for 2014's best 4th of July sales and promotions. I'll update the list when I see more great sales! The newest sales are in bold.  6pm.com - hundreds of shoes, clothing and accessories on sale for $17.76 today only Alex and … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – New Balance 1080 Running Shoes

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  In honor of the 4th of July, today's post features a pair of Made in the USA running shoes that are on my wish list - as well as a … [Continue reading]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Three Dots Peplum Back Blazer & Striped Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.   Have you ever been invited to an event where the dress code is "casually elegant?" Although we've become used to hearing "casually elegant" - and … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – American Vintage Floral Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Shopbop has a ton of new stuff on sale today, and one of the first items to catch my eye was this American Vintage Waco Print Knee Length Skirt ($91.20 on sale; regularly $114). That's a … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Brooks Brothers Purple Metallic Wool Button-Down Cardigan

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  When an office-appropriate outfit actually elicits an "oooh" or an "aaah," I think it's a moment that must be celebrated. Here's the charming image that most … [Continue reading]