Professional, Smart & Chic – Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel in Bronze Embossed Leather

Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel - Bronze Floral Embossed Leather

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could add color, texture, pattern and shine to any outfit with just one fabulously neutral handbag? It may sound too good to be true, but this Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel in Bronze Floral Embossed Leather clearly possesses magical handbag powers. It’s lovely […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Under $100 – Hobo Iridescent Stripe Britt Cosmetics Case

Hobo Iridescent Stripe Britt Cosmetics Case

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. One of the reasons that I always enjoy checking out Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship store – and browsing Lord & Taylor’s Friends & Family Sale online – is […]

Class It Up – Upgrade from Trashy to Classy with Reusable Shopping Bags & Water Bottles

Blue Q Peacock Shopper Bag

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. Hoorah! I was so excited when California legislators voted to ban stores from sending […]

Class It Up – How to Choose Handbags & Portfolios for Job Interviews

Tory Burch Small York Saffiano Leather Buckle Tote - Navy

In the new 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.  Most professional women are well-aware that a suit is the default interview outfit. But what […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – MZ Wallace Butterfly Tote Bag & Cosmetics Case

MZ Wallace Chelsea Bedford Nylon Tote

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. This is the year that I may be driven absolutely mad by Valentino. He’s designed the most gorgeous butterfly print – and he knows it’s amazing. It seems like every […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Top Picks from Tory Burch’s Fall Collection

Tory Burch Fitbit Fret Pendant Necklace

Tis the season for fall fashion debuts and Tory Burch has delivered another collection of ogle-worthy clothes and accessories. Tory Burch is a perennial favorite, but this season adds an extra element that speaks to me directly – subtle references to medieval art and design. Best in Show This year my favorite item is a practical […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Top Picks from Boden’s New Autumn Collection

Boden Pasternoster Shift Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fall picks from Boden. Get excited! Boden’s newest styles are out. For working women looking for chic professional clothing, this is the brand to wear. Even better, right now you can save 15% off everything and get free shipping on all orders […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Hobo Bags 40% Off Sale & The Hobo Morena Tote

Hobo Morena Tote - Pink Saffiano Leather

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was excited to post about the beloved Hobo Morena Tote (previously featured here and here) on sale in one color today, but now it turns out that the entire Hobo website is 40% off  with promo code HOBOXOXO. Hobo also offers free shipping for orders over […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Floral Totes

Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote Hawaiian Print

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Can you wear a Hawaiian print to the office anywhere but Hawaii? Sure, you can – if it looks something like this: This Rebecca Minkoff Medium M.A.B. Tote ($245 from Nordstrom) features a lovely and sophisticated Hawaiian Print – which makes even a simple black outfit look like something extraordinary. […]

Five Spectacular Sales & Commandress Top Picks

St. John Collection Abstract Paisley Print Crepe Dress

There are so many great sales going on this weekend that I was having a terrible, terrible time choosing just one item for today’s post. So, naturally, I didn’t! Here are my five favorite sales – as well as a favorite item from each. Have a great weekend! *      *      * Coach Semi-Annual Sale – this […]