Professional, Smart & Chic – Top Picks from Boden’s New Autumn Collection

Boden Pasternoster Shift Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fall picks from Boden. Get excited! Boden’s newest styles are out. For working women looking for chic professional clothing, this is the brand to wear. Even better, right now you can save 15% off everything and get free shipping on all orders […]

Dolce & Gabana Floral Sunglasses and the Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale

Dolce & Gabbana Piconic Logo Sunglasses

Last month, during an unusually leisurely stroll through Lenox Mall, I made a sharp and sudden turn into the Sunglass Hut when I spotted a spellbinding display of Dolce & Gabbana floral sunglasses –  including both of these:     Oh, wow. And wow again. To my eyes, the design, beauty and expressiveness of these sunglasses make […]

Fashion Flashback – From Matchy-Matchy Accessories to Modern Statement Pieces

Tory Burch Robinson Canvas Triangle Tote

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.  To match, or not to match, accessories. That is the question. You may have pondered this issue if you’re old enough to remember a time when the […]

Kendra Scott Jewelry Arrives in Atlanta & A Fantastic Sale Happening Tonight

Kendra Scott Atlanta - Shops Around Lenox

Good news Atlanta: we have our own Kendra Scott store now at the Shops Around Lenox! Even better news for Atlantans and everyone else: Kendra Scott is having a fantastic sale in stores and online this evening! All of the details are at the end of this post. I’ve been a fan of Kendra Scott’s irresistibly […]

Fashion Flashback – Straw Shopper Totes for Work & Play

Kate Spade Via Limoni Tote

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.  Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to think about wardrobe and accessory updates. Speaking of which, I am […]

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale & Beauty Gifts With Purchase – Today Through April 4

Receive your choice of a FREE blue ombre, pink ombre or floral wrap with any $125 women's cosmetics or fragrance purchase from Bloomingdale's

Today marks the beginning of the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale in-store and online! You can save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise with promo code FANDF. Bloomingdale’s Beauty Treats – Gifts with Purchase It’s also the perfect time to take a look at your make up wishlist & check out these 75+ […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Tildon Short Sleeve Fringe Trim Jacket

Tildon Short Sleeve Fringe Trim Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.   I love this outfit! It’s something new and different – and it looks like a fantastic business casual idea. This Tracy Reece dress is a bit more casual than what I ultimately have in mind for the office, but I’m impressed by […]

Fashion Flashback – Headbands & the Sophisticated Professional Woman

France Luxe Skinny Headband

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. Even before Lupita Nyong’o appeared at the Oscars wearing a stunning diamond and gold headband, I planned to feature this oft-maligned accessory in today’s column. Ms. […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Alexis Bittar Lucite Jardin Mystere Butterfly Pendant Necklace

Alexis Bittar Lucite Jardin Mystere Butterfly Pendant Necklace

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women. I must admit that I was feeling a little grumpy about losing my hour of sleep to Daylight Saving Time yesterday morning. But an afternoon trip to Nordstrom helped me feel ready to ‘spring forward’ and enjoy the extra hour of daylight in […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Lodis Accessories Ojai Mini Card Case

Lodis Ojai Mini Card Case

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  One of my early Commandress posts answered a reader question about pretty business card cases. Namely, are there any? Oh, yes! And this makes me very happy because a beautiful card case is both a fantastic opportunity to showcase your personal style and a great conversation starter. I […]