At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lou & Grey

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Today I’m very excited to feature casual chic weekend looks from the new Lou & Grey store at the Avalon in Alpharetta. You may have already noticed Lou & Grey in LOFT stores and online. Atlanta is one of the first cities to debut a standalone Lou & Grey boutique – and it is a fantastic place to shop. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Chelsey Kaleidoscope & Plaid Print Scarves

Chelsey Multi Plaid Scarf

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  One of my favorite internet-shopping games (and yes, I do have many) is searching my favorite retailers for some of my favorite visuals – things like peacock, butterfly, paisley and iridescent. You can discover the most interesting things that might otherwise be lost behind the bounty of digital store fronts. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel in Bronze Embossed Leather

Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel - Bronze Floral Embossed Leather

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could add color, texture, pattern and shine to any outfit with just one fabulously neutral handbag? It may sound too good to be true, but this Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel in Bronze Floral Embossed Leather clearly possesses magical handbag powers. It’s lovely […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Kendra Scott Jewelry Holders 20% Off Tonight!

Kendra Scott Organizer 1

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. Tonight’s Girls’ Night Out Sale at Kendra Scott is a good one: save 20% on all jewelry organizers. The 20% off promotion is available online tonight from 4pm CST […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a stylish variation of the wrap dress that’s just a little slinky – but still appropriately covered up for the office and cooler weather. The Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress ($158 from Piperlime) features a flattering abstract print in charcoal grey with flecks of […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Peacock Feather Prints at Talbots

Talbots Peacock Feather Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post is courtesy of Reader S, who wrote in to recommend this gorgeous Talbots Peacock Feather Pencil Skirt ($109 in Regular and Petite sizes). The skirt has been popular and is only available in limited sizes, but Talbots has plenty of other items to tempt peacock […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Anthropologie Elba Cardigan

Anthropolgie Elba Cardigan - Wine

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. On a recent visit to Anthropologie, I tried on this soft and lightweight cashmere blend Elba Cardigan and quickly determined that it’s one of the best transitional pieces you could add to a professional wardrobe. The cardigan looks lovely with separates, but […]

Office Holiday – Daytrip to Senoia & the Return of The Walking Dead


Sooooo, I probably haven’t had a reason to mention it here before – and I know that this admission may seem a bit out of character – but I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Season 5 starts on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited. I started watching the show when it premiered after a […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Alex and Ani Bangles of the Month

Alex & Ani Bangle of the Month

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. I’m always excited at the beginning of a new month when Alex and Ani reveals its Bangle of the Month, which you can buy online for $5 off. Alex and Ani recently began to feature a Bangle of the Month […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Stylish Active Wear for the Yogi

Lilly Pulitzer Skipper Printed Popover

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fashion picks for the yoga crowd.  Do you find yourself wearing activewear more and more? As we’ve discussed previously on Commandress, Americans are spending more and more time in work-out and leisure gear – also known in […]