Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Hello Kitty Bedhead Pajamas

Bedhead Pajamas Hello Kitty Kids Pajamas

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. 12/18/2014 Update – For once my indecision may have paid off! Bedhead is having a special sale today – 15% off AND free ground shipping with code PJSFORXMAS I started off the week with a cozy flannel shirt, and […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Lucky Brand Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Shirt

Lucky Brand Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Shirt - Back

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Is anyone else day-dreaming about Christmas day – or maybe even the day after Christmas – when shopping will be done, holiday outings will be winding down, and you can take a well-earned break from your To Do lists? I am. And of […]

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 […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress

Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress - Black & Blue

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Plaid is a big fall trend that keeps catching my eye. I love plaid, but it can be hard to wear. Plaid prints must be worn with care or they can look frumpy (80s preppy), dated (90s grunge) or unflattering […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Festive Holiday Clothes from Anthropologie

Eva Franco Larksong Corduroy Dress

This year I’m in the mood to dress festively – but not in typical red, green, or gold Holiday attire. I am looking for something a little unconventional. When that is the case, Anthropologie becomes my destination of choice. As expected, Anthropologie has come through for me. I found several exceptional dresses, sweaters, a blazer […]

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. […]

Business Casual Makeover – BCBG Agda Lace Print Knit Top

BCBG Agda Lace Print Knit Top

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Following up on yesterday’s post about a few of my favorite prints, here’s one that has only been featured once on Commandress: lace print. Let’s make that twice: This long sleeve stretch modal Agda Top is one of BCBG’s staple items – it’s currently […]

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 – Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost featured this Kate Spade Pita T-Strap Pump on Commandress – but couldn’t quite make it happen because of the price. You see, this lovely pump was originally $350. (Gulp.) But yesterday it was marked 40% off at Nordstrom. It’s still […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer

Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer at Anthropologie

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I first admired this cheerful and cozy Aldomartins Intarsia Patched Blazer a few months ago, and it’s exactly what I’d love to be wearing on a cold, dreary day like today. The blazer’s rich color scheme and woven intarsia fabric remind me of some of my favorite Missoni […]