At Ease, Smart & Chic – White Lace Summer Dress

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Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Last year Amy wrote a post about white summer dresses for work and after hours that helped me get over my fear of staining lovely white clothes. I found myself craving a white summer dress, and found a new summer favorite that I’m looking forward […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lilly for the Lilly-less

Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler Set #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  The Lilly for Target launch on Sunday left many people feeling disgruntled and dissatisfied – including Commandress readers (and authors!) who were not able to buy the items on their wish lists. Between online woes and brick-and-mortar mayhem, a lot of fans were […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Hobo’s Watercolor Floral Collection

Hobo Mara Crossbody Bag in Watercolor Floral #commandress

Sometimes you want the purse you carry to make the statement. Or sometimes, you want your statement piece to be more subtle – such as a wallet pulled out on occasion. This spring, Hobo hit the mark with its eye-catching line of Watercolor Floral print bags and wallets. The print reminds me of an abstract floral […]

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

London Fog White Carson Tote #commandress

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 beautiful, crisp, and seasonal as they are, white handbags show every scuff and stain. However, readers, there is […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Lands’ End Garden District Collection & Botanical Prints

Lands' End Ponte Keyhole Sheath Dress in Juniper Botanical Floral Print #commandress

Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s top picks from the new Lands’ End Garden District Collection.  Last night I was finally able to look through my latest collection of catalogs. When I got to my Lands’ End catalog, the spring line of botanical prints immediately grabbed my attention. Much of the spring collection is inspired […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ted Baker London Cascading Floral Print

Ted Baker Satchel Matya Cascading Floral Bowler - professional dark fall floral handbag - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Over the weekend I happened upon a gorgeous new cascading floral print from Ted Baker London and had some fun hunting down a lovely selection of clothes and accessories in this rich fall floral. Here’s the dress that started it all – the Ted Baker Sakina Cascading Flora […]

Oscar Glamour – Channeling Lupita Nyong’o’s Modern Pearls

Kate Spade New York Ziba Cat Eye Sunglasses in White Mother of Pearl

Oh, the Oscars – what a fabulous evening that seems to take place in a galaxy far far away. I won’t even try to pretend that I tune in for anything other than the red carpet fashion parade – and to catch a few moments of pure glamour. Lupita Nyong’o was clearly this year’s winner. Not […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – J.Crew Studded Jewel Cuff Bracelet

J Crew Studded Jewel Cuff Bracelet

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Have you ever admired a fine-looking piece of jewelry on someone and been surprised to learn that it’s from J.Crew? I love their jewelry designs – and that a lot of pieces look much more expensive than they actually are. Such is the case with this J.Crew […]

12 Wonderful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Hanky Panky Signature Retro Lace Chemise in Berry Sweet - Valentine's Day Gift Ideas 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 hope will be more visually appealing – and user-friendly – than formats I’ve used in the past. Technology can be pretty […]

Business Casual Makeover – Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer Print Top, Cardigan & More

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer Print Ruffle Top

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I wouldn’t have imagined that a cosmic print could look so at home in a business casual setting before admiring these Marc by Marc Jacobs items featuring the brand’s “Stargazer” print. Both of these outfits look so cool – but also quite […]