At Ease, Smart & Chic – Summer Favorites – Iridescent Earrings

Summer Favorite - Iridescent Earrings

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Iridescent earrings have always been one of my favorite summer staples. The designs can range from boho to elegant, but they’re always easy to wear. Today I’m rounding up six favorites with prices ranging from $14 to $125. (1)  Alex and Ani Flame […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $50 – Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal

Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal - gift ideas for her under $50 #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  A friend recently asked me to recommend a graduation gift for a college senior, and this Kendra Scott Jo Bar Stud Earring Set in Mixed Metal is the first thing that came to mind. This earring set gives you a great jewelry wardrobe that is both office appropriate and a little […]

Class it up – Distinctive Statement Necklaces from Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar Desert Jasmine Orchid Bib Necklace #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. One of the easiest ways to add newness to an outfit is by adding a statement necklace. A statement necklace can also work wonders for wardrobe basics like an understated dress, suit, or even a […]

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 […]