Rest Your Eyes on This – Summer Jewels

Cara Brooch Bracelet - pretty summer embellishments

Jewels and embellishments are ‘trendy’ again this summer – imagine that! Here’s a look at a few of the prettiest shoes, bags and jewelry that have caught my eye this week.  

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Ideas – Gifts for the Mom Who Has Everything, Part II

Barrington Gifts The St. Anne Tote – Monogram Stripe

Today we’re continuing our Mother’s Day Gift Idea series that features a variety of gifts ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. If you are still dithering over what to give your mom for Mother’s Day, today we are presenting four more gift ideas. This gift covers a few bases. Whether mom is a tea drinker […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Class it up – Under $100 – Fresh White Handbags for Spring and Summer

London Fog White Carson Tote #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Do you ever admire white handbags and think how lovely – quickly followed by how impractical? As beautiful, crisp, and seasonal as they are, white handbags show every scuff and stain. However, readers, there is […]

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 […]

Standout Floral Prints – Shopbop Sale Event

Marc by Marc Jacobs Jerrie Rose Pumps

Shopbop has a tiered sale event starting today that includes a bevy of standout floral prints. Here are the details of the sale, which lasts through March 7 – Spend $250+ and Save 15%; Spend $500+ and Save 20%; Spend $1000+ and Save 25% with promo code BIGEVENT15. The discount includes full price and sale […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ted Baker London Cascading Floral Print

Ted Baker Satchel Matya Cascading Floral Bowler - professional dark fall floral handbag - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Over the weekend I happened upon a gorgeous new cascading floral print from Ted Baker London and had some fun hunting down a lovely selection of clothes and accessories in this rich fall floral. Here’s the dress that started it all – the Ted Baker Sakina Cascading Flora […]

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 […]