POVERTY FLATS by rian Floral Print Tote – Under $100

As you may have noticed, Commandress is getting a makeover! While we’re wrapping that up, we’re going to share a series short posts about quick & easy updates for your wardrobe.

Here’s a fun floral print tote in fall-friendly colors that are even more eye-catching in person.

I also like the trendy tassel, which happens to be detachable if you ever want to take it off.

POVERTY FLATS by rian Floral Print Tote

The POVERTY FLATS by rian Floral Print Tote is $95 from Nordstrom.

Abigail Signature with Feather

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F is for Friday & Flamingos – From Flamingo Dresses to Flamingo Sandals & More

Remember the post about pineapples from last month? This summer, flamingos are as hot, if not hotter, than pineapples.

Flamingos are no longer relegated to yard art. When I was out running errands a couple days ago, I saw another shopper wearing the cutest flamingo shirt. Later that day, I stopped to admire a flamingo print top in a boutique. It’s time to wear flamingos, ladies!

Whether you want to wear flamingos, carry flamingos or sleep on flamingo sheets,
there is something for everyone who loves the bird that symbolizes beauty, grace and balance.

You could spend hours – if not days – hunting for the perfect flamingo dress, top, necklace, etc. – so today’s post is an assembly of the best of the best on two collages – all decorated with flamingos.

Flamingo Print Tote iPhone Case Scarf Top Duvet Cover Flip-Flops Mary Katrantzou Graphic Skirt Socks Watch Necklace FlamingoClockwise from Top Left: Printed Village White Flamingo Scarf ($29.95 from Amazon) | Flamingo Linen and Leather Tote Bag by The Tangled Path ($180 from Etsy) | Splendid Flamingo Print V-Neck Tee (Sale: $59.99 from 6pm) | OTM iPhone 6 Case – Flamingos (Sale: $21, Regular: $30 from Bloomingdales, Sale Ends 8/9/2015) | DENY Designs Pink Flamingo Lightweight Duvet Cover ($139-$179 from Target) | Bianca Pratt Flamingo Pendant Necklace ($940 from Barneys) | Woven Pear’s Flirty Flamingo Socks ($11.99 from Etsy) | Flamingo and Pineapple Linen Tote Bag by The Tangled Path ($35 from Etsy)  | Mary Katrantzou Bowles A-Line Flamingo Midi Skirt (Sale: $728.49 from Far Fetch) | Splendid Womens Firefly Jelly Flip-Flop (Sale: $16.08-$34.99 from Amazon) | Kate Spade New York Rumsey Flamingo Printed Silicone Strap Watch ($125 from Macys) | LouLouandMo Fun Flamingo Messenger Bag ($75.44 from Etsy)

Flamingo Dress Soft Joie Top Stuffed Animal Headband TOMS Flamingo Print Shoes Kate Spade Slide Sandals Necklace Tote Flamingos

Clockwise from Tip Left: Soft Joie Dillon P Tee ($88 from Zappos) | Kate Spade New York Flamingo Print Sheath Dress available in O, 2 and 14 ($348 from Bloomingdales) & for the lucky lady who wears a size 10 (on sale for $226 from Kate Spade) | Flavia Flamingo Stuffed Animal ($24 from Anthropologie) | Personalized4You Pink Flamingo Necklace With Monogram ($13 from Etsy) | F Melina Coated-Canvas Tote by Mary Katrantzou ($1,070 from MatchesFashion) | TeenyTinyT Flamingo Knot Headband ($7.50 from Etsy) | Toms Classic Flamingo Alpargata Slip-On Shoes ($53.95 from Nordstrom)

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There are tens of thousands of flamingo print dresses, tops, earrings, bracelets, shoes, sandals and more out there.

If you have some time on your hands and want to explore more, here are some terrific online sites with lots of flamingo-print items: for Kate Spade’s fabulous selection, click here; for unique designs on Etsy, click here; for Nordstrom’s items including more Kate Spade, click here; for Zappos’ flamingo items, click here; for Target’s, click here; and for Amazon’s seemingly endless options, click here.


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How to Stay Cool in a Hot Weather Outfit – Commandress

When it is this hot outside, all I want to slip on is a casual, comfortable dress – one that works for running errands or puttering around the house. Given that the Nordstrom Annual Anniversary Sale ends this Sunday, August 2nd, I’m profiling the perfect casual dress plus coordinating accouterments on sale from Nordstrom for only three more days.

Womens Clothes on Sale Casual Summer Dress Leather Thong Sandals  Neutral HandbagDress: Gibson Stripe A-Line Dress in Heather Grey/Ivory | Sunglasses: Gucci 58mm Cat Eye Sunglasses | Handbag: Cole Haan Antonia Snake Print Crossbody Bag in Black/Ivory Snake | Earrings: Kendra Scott Dani Stone Drop Earrings in Gunmetal/Turquoise | Bracelet: Kendra Scott Arden Station Cuff Bracelet in Gunmetal Turquoise | Shoes: UGG Sadie Studded Flip Flop in White Leather

 A Hot Weather Casual Dress With Cool Summer Style

In this heat, wearing a loose jersey knit dress is more comfortable than a top with shorts. The Gibson Stripe A-Line Dress in Heather Grey/Ivory ($58, Made in USA) is perfect with its easygoing style. The shoulder pleats are a cute detail. It is also available in Heather Grey/Black and Navy/Ivory.


Casual Striped Dress on Sale Summer Knit Dress

Necessary Accoutrements Include the Perfect Shades, Jewerly, Handbag & Sandals

Since one of my dogs nibbled on my current pair of sunglasses, I’m considering the lovely Gucci 58mm Cat Eye Sunglasses. (Sale: $196.90, After Sale: $295)  A neutral, striped dress would look awesome with similarly hued print handbag. Cole Haan’s Antonia Snake Print Crossbody Bag in Black/Ivory Snake is my recommendation. (Sale: $145.90, After Sale: $218) It will look great with your fall and winter outfits too!

Cat Eye Sunglasses     Black and Grey Snake Skin Handbag
Because I love color, and I really love a pop of color with neutrals, great jewelry to wear with the dress are Kendra Scott’s Dani Stone Drop Earrings in Gunmetal/Turquoise (Sale: $33.90, After Sale: $52) and Kendra Scott Arden Station Cuff Bracelet in Gunmetal Turquoise. (Sale: $32.90, After Sale: $50) The earrings are also available in Gold/Amethyst Quartz and Rodium/Blue Cat Eyes. The bracelet is also available in Gold/Amethyst Quartz and Rhodium/Rose.

Blue and Gunmetal Earrings Kendra Scott Earrings     Blue Turquoise and Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet Kendra Scott Bracelet

I want as little as possible on my feet during summertime. A comfortable leather thong sandal is ideal. UGG’s Sadie Studded Flip Flop in White Leather is exactly that. (Sale: $59.90, After Sale: $84.95, Nordstrom Exclusive) It is also available in Ash Nubuck and Black Nubuck. Wearing UGGs is like walking on a cloud.

Ugg Leather Thong Sandal Leather Flip Flop


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