Oscar Glamour – Channeling Lupita Nyong’o’s Modern Pearls

Kate Spade New York Ziba Cat Eye Sunglasses in White Mother of Pearl

Oh, the Oscars – what a fabulous evening that seems to take place in a galaxy far far away. I won’t even try to pretend that I tune in for anything other than the red carpet fashion parade – and to catch a few moments of pure glamour. Lupita Nyong’o was clearly this year’s winner. Not […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Sam Edelman Packable Floral Down Jacket

Sam Edelman Packable Floral Print Down Jacket

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Did you know that floral down puffer jackets are a thing? How fun – and what pretty way to make cold weather more tolerable. It’s also a perfect cold-weather item for the type of girl who gets much more excited about the après than […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – J.Crew Studded Jewel Cuff Bracelet

J Crew Studded Jewel Cuff Bracelet

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Have you ever admired a fine-looking piece of jewelry on someone and been surprised to learn that it’s from J.Crew? I love their jewelry designs – and that a lot of pieces look much more expensive than they actually are. Such is the case with this J.Crew […]

12 Wonderful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Hanky Panky Signature Retro Lace Chemise in Berry Sweet - Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. Happy 8-Days-Until-Valentine’s-Day Day! I’m celebrating the occasion with a brand new gift guide presentation that I hope will be more visually appealing – and user-friendly – than formats I’ve used in the past. Technology can be pretty […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Elliott Lucca Leather Satchel

Elliott Lucca Medium Faro Leather Satchel - Apricot

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve found myself gravitating to all sorts of pink and red goodies to include in my gift guide. Stay tuned – it will be here soon! Today’s post is a preview. After that initial moment of “oh, pretty!,” I do like to consider how […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Rebecca Minkoff Five Pearl Pendant Necklace & Crystal Pearl Earrings

Rebecca Minkoff Five Pearl Pendant Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Gap has announced that it will be shutting down Piperlime early this year. While I’ll be sad to see this well-edited online retailer go, I am enjoying the series of great sales that are probably related to the closing. Today, for example, you can save 25% off most […]

Under $100 – Alexis Bittar Jewelry 50% Off Sale

Alexis Bittar Small Silver Earrings - Iridescent

Alexis Bittar marked down all sale jewelry to 50% off today. There’s great eye candy to be found – it’s a lot of fun to browse earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Here’s a selection of jewelry marked down to under $100. My favorite find is these Small Silver Earrings in Iridescent Lucite ($47.50; originally $95). I […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  It’s amazing how easily your lip balms start to disappear when your daughter discovers them. I lose them – and find them – almost anywhere. In fact, it was a great relief to discover that Burt’s Bees Lip Balm survives the washing machine and comes in a money-saving […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Almost Under $100 – Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I wish for the sake of this popular Commandress feature that this lovely Neiman Marcus Open Weave Buckle-Front Cashmere Cardigan was on sale for under $100 – but $103 is soooooo very close! What a chic and cosy way to dress up – and warm up – for […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – What I’ll Do With My Christmas Money

Zimmermann Patchworked Peplum Tunic Top

Are you hoping to have a little extra cash to spend on yourself this holiday? Here’s a look at Amy’s wishlist! Many of us receive holiday bonuses or money as a Christmas gift. I am not ashamed to share that I have already scoped out several items I would select for myself should I be […]