At Ease, Smart & Chic – Fresh Fashion Finds for Spring

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s three favorite day dresses for spring events. What special day events are on your calendar this spring? In addition to warmer … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Sole Society France Lapis Print Midheel Pumps

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was very pleased to see my sister-in-law Rena looking extra chic in her Sole Society Anneke Pumps yesterday! (I've featured this $69 studded midheel allstar here, here and here.) Sole … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Lafayette 148 New York Ondria Tweed Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I'm doing Business Casual Makeover a little early this week to share a gorgeous Lafayette 148 New York Tweed Jacket that is included in Nordstrom's new 40% off clearance … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I visited Neiman Marcus's website this morning to check out cashmere sweaters on sale - and there are many! - but this Magaschoni Peplum Sweater & Skirt Set in Dutchess Blue immediately … [Continue reading]

12 Wonderful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. Happy 8-Days-Until-Valentine's-Day Day! I'm celebrating the occasion with a brand new gift guide presentation that I … [Continue reading]

Class It Up – Grocery Store Confessions

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Let’s imagine that it's Saturday morning and you've decided to go grocery shopping. You’re wearing an old … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Cecile Cashmere Sweater on Sale

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  2/10/15 Update - There are even more delicious colors of this sweater on sale today, including the watermelon pink that I've been keeping my eye on. Nordstrom just marked Equipment's Cecile … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Of Mercer Leopard Thompson Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I've featured Of Mercer's very chic Thompson Dress on Commandress before, but this season's update in black wool with navy leopard print panels is definitely worth a second look. What a … [Continue reading]

Business Casual Makeover – Starlight Tweed Moto Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Well, this certainly isn't your grandmother's tweed jacket. I love the rich wine tweed flecked with gold threads, but it's the moto styling and asymmetrical … [Continue reading]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Elliott Lucca Leather Satchel

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  With Valentine's Day approaching, I've found myself gravitating to all sorts of pink and red goodies to include in my gift guide. Stay tuned - it will be here soon! Today's post is … [Continue reading]