Business Casual Makeover – Halogen Floral Print Sweater Styled Two Ways

Halogen Floral Print Sweater with Blazer and Jeans

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a chic floral print sweater that is perfect for work or play – and Nordstrom has been kind enough to show it styled with two different business casual outfits.   The Halogen Floral Print Cotton Sweater ($57.90 on sale; regularly $88) is part of […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Liam Silk Blouse

Equipment Liam Silk Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Oh, pretty! I’m often hesitant to buy silk tops because silk can be harder to care for than other fabrics, but here’s a top that’s worthy of an exception. These dark florals look sophisticated and quite grown up. (You can read more about dark floral prints here, […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – American Vintage Floral Print Skirt

American Vintage Waco Print Knee Length Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Shopbop has a ton of new stuff on sale today, and one of the first items to catch my eye was this American Vintage Waco Print Knee Length Skirt ($91.20 on sale; regularly $114). That’s a very pretty greyscale floral print with hints of lavender and lilac – […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Floral Totes

Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote Hawaiian Print

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Can you wear a Hawaiian print to the office anywhere but Hawaii? Sure, you can – if it looks something like this: This Rebecca Minkoff Medium M.A.B. Tote ($245 from Nordstrom) features a lovely and sophisticated Hawaiian Print – which makes even a simple black outfit look like something extraordinary. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – The Dress That Got Away, Part Deux

BCBG Botanical Floral Wrap Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Although it’s not the type of thing you would include on most resumes, I surely must rank among the top tier of online-sale-stalkers. My devotion to the sport includes innovative problem-solving, hours of real-world training, and an unwavering commitment to constant improvement. Perhaps I should be awarded a floral […]

Business Casual Makeover – BCBG Aqua & Navy Floral Adele Print Wrap Dress

BCBG Adele Printed Wrap Dress - Light Aqua Floral

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. BCBG’s Adele Wrap Dress (previously featured here and here on Commandress) is one of my wardrobe staples – I own it in two prints and typically have at least one on my wish list at any given time. It’s a fun dress […]

Fashion Flashback – Sports Dresses from Prana and Patagonia

Prana Amaya Dress - Ink Blue Lagoon

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.  Do you have fond memories of summer camp? We already know that summer camp is not Commandress’ natural habitat, but I have loved it since the […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Brahmin Sunset Batik Collection Handbags

Brahmin Sunset Batik Collection Louise Rose Floral Print Satchel

In “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price.  Last week I took a little field trip to admire and play with Brahmin’s newest handbag collection, which features beautiful floral-embossed leather and contrasting tan trim. So lovely! This […]

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 […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – BOSS Hugo Boss Dazehra Floral Stripe Stretch Cotton Sheath Dress

BOSS Hugo Boss Dazehra Floral Stripe Stretch Cotton Sheath Dress

In “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price. Oh, well isn’t this LFD (Little Floral Dress) practically perfect in every way! What a lovely striped floral print from BOSS Hugo Boss! Even with the white background, the […]