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 […]

Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Anthropologie Elba Cardigan

Anthropolgie Elba Cardigan - Wine

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. On a recent visit to Anthropologie, I tried on this soft and lightweight cashmere blend Elba Cardigan and quickly determined that it’s one of the best transitional pieces you could add to a professional wardrobe. The cardigan looks lovely with separates, but […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Alex and Ani Bangles of the Month

Alex & Ani Bangle of the Month

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. I’m always excited at the beginning of a new month when Alex and Ani reveals its Bangle of the Month, which you can buy online for $5 off. Alex and Ani recently began to feature a Bangle of the Month […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Eddie Borgo Inlaid Stone Cube Bracelet

Eddie Borgo Inlaid Stone Bracelet

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. Ooooh – this is my kind of contemporary jewelry! It looks like a thoroughly modern rainbow of semi-precious stones. This Eddie Borgo Inlaid Stone Cube Bracelet features howlite, tiger’s […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Roses & Ribbons Cardigan

Roses & Ribbons Cardigan

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a feminine, floral sweater that you could easily work into an office wardrobe. The Roses & Ribbons Cardigan ($128 from Sundance; washable) would look pretty – but not too sweet – paired with sleek office basics like pants or a pencil skirt in navy, charcoal or black. The […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – Alexis Bittar Lucite Crystal Rivet Hinge Bangle

Alexis Bittar Lucite Crystal Rivet Hinge Bangle - Prairie Crocus

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Bloomingdale’s has a particularly lovely selection of Alexis Bittar jewelry on line right now – including many items on sale. My favorite? This Alexis Bittar Lucite Crystal Rivet Hinge Bangle in Prairie Crocus ($65 on sale; regularly $130). The color is […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Tassel Necklaces

Panacea Golden Double Chain & Tassel Necklace

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Given the high quality and reasonable prices of Ivanka Trump’s shoe collection, I assumed that this gorgeous Ivanka Trump Seed Pearl Tassel Necklace was an incredible find – until I saw the $13,500.00 price tag and realized that Ms. Trump has entered the world of extraordinarily fine jewelry. […]