Class It Up – Three Fantastic Professional Dresses with Sleeves

Boden Betty Ottoman Dress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level.  As regular readers know, Commandress recommends dresses as a professional woman’s secret weapon. They […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – LOVEAPPELLA Wrap Dresses

LOVEAPPELLA Seamed Wrap Dress - Blue Animal Print

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. I’m not familiar with the brand LOVEAPPELLA, but this stylish, affordable, washable, and Made in the USA Seamed Wrap Dress has me eager to check them out! The LOVEAPPELLA Seamed Wrap Dress is $78 from Nordstrom in Blue Animal […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

J.Crew Retro Floral Popover Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I love the art nouveau decadence of this “festive green” floral print from J.Crew. I also love that J.Crew describes this top as “an instant fix for ‘I hate everything in my closet’ syndrome.” We’ve all been there, and there is something fresh and exciting about this […]

Business Casual Makeover – NYDJ Sheri “Skinny” Jeans in Grayling

NYDJ Sheri Skinny Jean in Grayling

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m always intrigued by the moment when something that once seemed too trendy for my taste becomes more desirable. For one thing, it’s incredible how your eye adjusts to appreciating a style that once looked so wrong – like the shift from bootcut […]

New Year, New Dress – BCBG Butterfly Print Adele Wrap Dress

BCBG Adele Wrap Dress - Shadow Blue Combo Butterfly Print

Happy New Year! Bonnie returns to school tomorrow and I’m returning to the blog today to share a dress that caught my eye at the end of last year. I can’t think of a better way to begin 2015 than with one of my favorite wrap dresses in an eye-catching new butterfly print. This pretty […]

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 […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – NYDJ Alina Stretch Faux Leather Skinny Jeans

NYDJ Alina Stretch Faux Leather Skinny Jeans

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. How’s this for something fun, new & affordable? These NYDJ Alina Stretch Faux Leather Skinny Jeans were just marked down from $130 to $77.90 at Nordstrom. They’re a great way to add something different – and just a little daring – to your […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Stylish Loungewear for the Holidays

Tundra Baby Thermal Top

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. I’m wrapping up this week of cozy comfort clothes with some fantastic loungewear. But first, please let me make your life a little easier. If you’re like 90% of Americans, you know that you wear loungewear / activewear /sleepwear (call it what you […]

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 […]