At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lilly for the Lilly-less

Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler Set #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  The Lilly for Target launch on Sunday left many people feeling disgruntled and dissatisfied – including Commandress readers (and authors!) who were not able to buy the items on their wish lists. Between online woes and brick-and-mortar mayhem, a lot of fans were […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Daisy Lace Necklace & Anthropologie Sale

Daisy Lace Necklace #commandress

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. I love whimsical jewelry, and I’ve been admiring this Daisy Lace Necklace for a while. It would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift for a woman who loves to […]

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 […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Summer Favorites – Iridescent Earrings

Summer Favorite - Iridescent Earrings

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Iridescent earrings have always been one of my favorite summer staples. The designs can range from boho to elegant, but they’re always easy to wear. Today I’m rounding up six favorites with prices ranging from $14 to $125. (1)  Alex and Ani Flame […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $50 – Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal

Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal - gift ideas for her under $50 #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  A friend recently asked me to recommend a graduation gift for a college senior, and this Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal is the first thing that came to mind. This earring set gives you a great jewelry wardrobe that is both office appropriate and a little […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Hobo’s Watercolor Floral Collection

Hobo Mara Crossbody Bag in Watercolor Floral #commandress

Sometimes you want the purse you carry to make the statement. Or sometimes, you want your statement piece to be more subtle – such as a wallet pulled out on occasion. This spring, Hobo hit the mark with its eye-catching line of Watercolor Floral print bags and wallets. The print reminds me of an abstract floral […]

Class it up – Distinctive Statement Necklaces from Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar Desert Jasmine Orchid Bib Necklace #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. One of the easiest ways to add newness to an outfit is by adding a statement necklace. A statement necklace can also work wonders for wardrobe basics like an understated dress, suit, or even a […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote

MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote - colorful print handbag #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. One of my favorite handbags is back in a colorful new print for spring! The MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote is $315 from Nordstrom. It comes with a matching pouch, which I’ve shown at the end of this post. The Bedford […]

Top Picks for Spring 2015 – Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale

LK Bennett Floraita Midheel Slingback Pumps - how to wear floral prints to work - professional pumps #commandress

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale starts today and I’ve been having way too much fun browsing the selection. You can save 25% off most items with code FRIENDS. Today I’m rounding up my top picks – I’ll add more of my favorites via shop the post after today’s newsletter goes out. I’ve admired these L.K. Bennett Florita […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

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. Pretty, pretty, pretty isn’t what I expect to go through my head when admiring sneakers – but not every sneaker is designed by Stella McCartney. Check out that bright floral […]