Smart, Chic and Made in USA – Choose How You Wear This Vivacious Poppy Print – Commandress

Floral Maxi Dress and Floral Coat Made in USA

Whether it is a skirt, shift, sheath, maxi dress, romper, or coat, there is a poppy print style to suit your taste. There is nothing like a beautiful floral print to make a piece of clothing special and perfect for special events. This year, my eyes landed on Trina Turk’s Julietta Print Stretch Cotton Sheath […]

What to Wear to Summer Weddings & Graduations – Plenty by Tracy Reese Floral Jacquard Dress

Plenty by Tracy Reese Ashley Floral Jacquard Dress - Photo by Megan Weaver #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Have you ever noticed that Tracy Reese often calls her ultra-feminine fit and flare dresses frocks? It’s such a nostalgic and romantic word – and it always makes me happy to reminisce about one of my favorite Lady Sybil scenes from Downton Abbey. Is […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Kay Unger Viktoria Floral Ombre Print Midheel Pump

Kay Unger Viktoria Floral Ombre Print Pump - professional pumps - floral print pumps for work - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I’m easily charmed by a floral pump, and this pointy toe midheel pump is especially lovely. It’s also currently on sale for just over $100. I particularly love the cross-cross leather trim at the vamp. The Kay Unger Viktoria Floral Ombre Print Pump is on sale for $107 […]

Mad Men Style – Series Finale – Six Professional Dresses with Peggy Olson Style

Mad Men Style - Modern Floral Peggy - Boden Annie Dress #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Today’s post includes a couple spoilers in the most sweeping sense of the word – i.e., a certain character has a happy ending and a reference to the closing scene that relates more to the show’s theme(s) […]

Dear Commandress – What Does Casual Cocktail Attire Mean?

Cutwork Pencil Skirt by The Addison Story

Commandress answers readers’ most vexing fashion & style questions. Today’s Commandress post addresses a very timely reader question about what to wear to an upcoming event. Next month, my husband and I are invited to a progressive dinner. The invitation states dress is “casual cocktail attire.” What should I wear? Casual cocktail attire is going […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Distinctive, Eye-catching, & Flattering Swimsuits for Women

Tory Burch Vallauris One-Piece Swimsuit

Have you been procrastinating over swimsuit shopping? I have. As I mature shopping for swimwear becomes less and less appealing. This post profiles six becoming swimsuits from retailers that excel at offering attractive and wearable swimwear. Before you think shopping for swimsuits online is lunacy, think again. With a measuring tape, size charts, and reviews, it trumps […]

Mad Men Style Season 7 – Lost Horizon

Floral Blue Print Tie-Front Blouse

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Both Peggy and Joan sport long-sleeve bow front blouses that were de rigueur in the 1960s. If you want to channel your inner Mad Men woman, take a look at Glamorous’s Bow Front Blouse in Purple at […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tadora Embellished Ballet Flat

Ivanka Trump Tadora Embellished Floral Pointy Toe Ballet Flat #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Have you made any exciting weekend plans yet? I’m planning to check out Southern arts and crafts at the Root City Market – including jewelry and other fun stuff that is made in Atlanta. And of course I’ll be shopping the Lilly Pulitzer […]

Business Casual Makeover – Sunny Spring Knits by Ming Wang

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today’s post is written by – and features! – Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach. Knitwear has long been a favorite of mine. I love clothes that are comfortable and easy to care for – but of course they also have to look great! When […]

The Commandress Guide to Conquering Lilly Pulitzer + Target from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Lilly Pulitzer + Target Collection #commandress

The big day is almost here: the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection arrives in stores and online this Sunday! As the temperature rises and I seek summery prints for my wardrobe, a brand that I always turn to for inspiration is Lilly Pulitzer. The brand has an upbeat, classic American look that is full of color and […]