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]

It’s My Birthday & I’ll Wear What I Want To

Well, it seems to happen from time to time - and today just happens to be my birthday! One of the things I've been looking forward to this year is proclaiming It's My Birthday & I'll Wear What I Want To as an annual Commandress tradition. … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – J.Crew Dulci Kitten Heel Pumps

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  J.Crew has a fantastic selection of truly amazing pumps right now - including classic office-friendly styles and dreamy shoes for after hours. And a large selection of shoes - as well as … [Continue reading]