Commandress Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – Presents for Her

Hanky Panky x Lilly Pulitzer 'Checking In' Chemise

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. Today’s post features an assortment of items that I will be giving as presents to friends and family this year – and/or presents that I would be delighted to receive myself! For the Floral Aficionado – Equipment […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – Presents for Co-Workers

MOLTON BROWN London Festive Bauble Body Wash

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. The holiday season at the office is full of traps for the unwary – and exchanging holiday gifts with co-workers can be an anxiety-inducing experience. The easiest route is money or gift cards, but many people […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide – Pantone Color of the Year 2015 – Marsala

Sole Society Crystal & Stone Fan Necklace

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. I’ve been happily compiling holiday gift recommendations – both on Pinterest and to share here – but today I’m taking a side trip for anyone who loves to be ahead of a trend. Pantone has just […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in Fascinating Violet

Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  After two days of longer than average posts, I’ve decided to keep today’s on the short side and feature a favorite beauty item. You can look forward to a longer Fashion Flashback Post tomorrow. Setting aside your basic lip balms, mascara is the beauty product that I’ve […]

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+ […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides – Need It Tomorrow? Check Out Zappos Free One Business Day Delivery

Smartwool Blossom Bitty 3-Pack

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents – as well as my favorite websites for online gift-shopping.  It’s one week until Christmas, and most online retailers are beginning to offer some sort of expedited shipping and/or guaranteed Christmas delivery. Do you need some […]

Fashion Flashback – Choo-Choo! From Caboodles to Traincases – Plus Treats to Fill Them

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Silver Embossed Faux Croc Train Case

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. As a typical teenage girl, I amassed an impressive collection of cosmetics, lotions and potions. I was also always on the go, so my Caboodles makeup case […]

Commandress Beauty Bonus – The Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus

NM Beauty Event 2013

I’ve been looking forward to this year’s Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus since seeing a sneak peek of the leopard-print Beauty Event Bag a few weeks ago! The big question is, which color is my favorite? You really can’t go wrong – it’s hard for me to stray from purple, but this is a really […]

Commandress Goes to Summer Camp – Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

Keihl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ - best everyday sunscreen for face - best sunscreen to wear with makeup

A special week of outdoor clothes & gear for city girls while I attend “sleep-away” camp in the Catskills with my daughter. It’s hard to believe that today is the last day full day of summer camp! Today I’m featuring a beauty item that I’ve been wearing each day at camp and is Made in […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Pinch Provisions ‘Snake Charmer’ Mini Emergency Kit

Pinch Provisions 'Snake Charmer' Mini Emergency Kit - bridesmaid gift under 20 - gift for professional women under 20

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  Here’s a fantastic little Made in the USA item to keep on hand for yourself – as well as for when you need a last-minute gift for others. The Pinch Provisions ‘Snake Charmer’ Mini Emergency Kit is filled with 17 […]