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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – Presents for Her

Hanky Panky x Lilly Pulitzer 'Checking In' Chemise

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. Today’s post features an assortment of items that I will be giving as presents to friends and family this year – and/or presents that I would be delighted to receive myself! For the Floral Aficionado – Equipment […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Festive Holiday Clothes from Anthropologie

Eva Franco Larksong Corduroy Dress

This year I’m in the mood to dress festively – but not in typical red, green, or gold Holiday attire. I am looking for something a little unconventional. When that is the case, Anthropologie becomes my destination of choice. As expected, Anthropologie has come through for me. I found several exceptional dresses, sweaters, a blazer […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Kendra Scott Jewelry Holders 20% Off Tonight!

Kendra Scott Organizer 1

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. Tonight’s Girls’ Night Out Sale at Kendra Scott is a good one: save 20% on all jewelry organizers. The 20% off promotion is available online tonight from 4pm CST […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a stylish variation of the wrap dress that’s just a little slinky – but still appropriately covered up for the office and cooler weather. The Tinley Road Marled Grey Asymmetrical Wrap Knit Dress ($158 from Piperlime) features a flattering abstract print in charcoal grey with flecks of […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Peacock Feather Prints at Talbots

Talbots Peacock Feather Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post is courtesy of Reader S, who wrote in to recommend this gorgeous Talbots Peacock Feather Pencil Skirt ($109 in Regular and Petite sizes). The skirt has been popular and is only available in limited sizes, but Talbots has plenty of other items to tempt peacock […]