Professional, Smart & Chic – Sophia Webster Loca Holographic Leopard Print Flats on Sale

Sophia Webster Loca Holographic Leopard Print Flats

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Oh, happy day! I’ve been admiring these Sophia Webster Loca Holographic Leopard Print Flats since I first saw them – and today they are more than 50% off at Saks. Of course I love a great pointy-toe flat. And leopard print. And almost anything iridescent. These shoes must be the apex […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Maaji Picaroon Cats Cover Up Windbreaker

Maaji Picaroon Mixed-Print Zip Swim & Surf Jacket

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. A wise family friend often cites one of my favorite proverbs: There’s no accounting for taste. Google’s “translation” strikes the perfect note of good-natured tolerance married with discerning judgment that makes this saying so delightful: It is impossible to explain why different people like different […]

Mad Men Monday – Made in the USA Print Dresses by David Meister

David Meister Blue Print Jersey Dress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  Although there were some truly incredible – and incredibly disturbing – work-related scenes in last night’s Mad Men, the most exciting fashion was seen outside of the office – and all the best dresses featured eye-catching prints. Today’s […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Part 1 – A February Wish List

Tory Burch Heart Print

I can sum up my feelings about Valentine’s Day – The Romantic Holiday – with one little word: Meh. On the other hand, I love helping my daughter, Bonnie, pick out the perfect Valentine’s Day cards and treats for her friends – especially the chocolate kind that she’s kind enough to share with me too. […]

Commandress Business Casual Makeover – How to Wear a Bright Bold Sweater to Work

DVF Fairlee Colorblock Wool Sweater

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  At the beginning of a new year, it would make sense that most people are more open to trying something new. Sure, my January began with a post-holiday cold, some serious sugar withdrawal and a few days of painfully cold weather – […]

Commandress Year in Review & Top Ten Posts of 2013

Loeffler Randall Tamsin Printed Pumps - dark floral - Tasmin Classic Floral Pump - collaboration with Tucker floral print

Happy New Year from Commandress! Before moving ahead with all things 2014, I’d like to share my Top Ten Posts of 2013 – as well as a few of the year’s highlights. Somehow it’s still hard to believe, but Commandress celebrated its first birthday in May 2013! I’m truly grateful for the readers, friends and […]

Fashion Flashback – How to Wear Leopard Print – Eleven Examples for Professional Women

Adrienne Vittadini Animal-Print Zip-Back Sweater

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.  The 1980s Did Not Destroy Leopard Print . . . In 1988, I fell in love with Adrienne Vittadini’s collection of leopard print knitwear. It was […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ann Taylor 40% Off Holiday Sale – Electric Leopard Print Tee

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A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Ann Taylor has another great promotion today: 40% off your entire purchase with code HOLIDAY40. The promotion applies to full-price and sale items. I didn’t have to poke around long to find a fantastic deal on a great-looking top with glowing reviews. This Ann Taylor Electric Leopard […]

Fashion Flashback – The Plucky Panache of Peplums Then and Now

kate spade andi dress - gunmetal metallic peplum dress

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.  I have a confession to make. This column’s topic is motivated by my current obsession with the ongoing revival of the peplum. A peplum is essentially […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Via Spiga Leopard Print Topper

Via Spiga Leopard Pattern Topper Coat - professional animal leopard print coat

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today I woke up to one of the first really cold mornings in Atlanta, so it’s time to take stock of my fall and winter coats. Coats are tricky this time of year because the temperature will probably be warm – if not hot – by midday. […]