It’s My Birthday & I’ll Wear What I Want To

Plenty by Tracy Reese Print Front Twist Jersey Dress

Well, it seems to happen from time to time - and today just happens to be my birthday! One of the things I’ve been looking forward to this year is proclaiming It’s My Birthday & I’ll Wear What I Want To as an annual Commandress tradition. Henceforth, so it shall be. An important part of this tradition is […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Rivas Stretch Cotton & Silk Sheath

Classiques Entier Rivas Stretch Cotton & Silk Sheath

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Here’s an exciting new trend: lately I’ve noticed several new dresses for about $200 from brands that had crept into the $300 price point. And some of these brands are known for their consistently good quality – like Nordstrom’s private label Classiques Entier. This Classiques Entier Rivas […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Kate Spade New York Neepa Too Leather Pump

Kate Spade New York Neepa Too Leather Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Here’s a fine-looking pump that certainly merits a second look! The Berry leather is gorgeous, but the woodgrain heel is what really caught my eye. The shoe looks retroglam, classic and modern – which is a lot of style packed into a deceptively simple design. Maybe I […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – BOSS Hugo Boss Dazehra Floral Stripe Stretch Cotton Sheath Dress

BOSS Hugo Boss Dazehra Floral Stripe Stretch Cotton Sheath Dress

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. Oh, well isn’t this LFD (Little Floral Dress) practically perfect in every way! What a lovely striped floral print from BOSS Hugo Boss! Even with the white background, the […]

Mad Men Monday on Tuesday – Three Professional Dresses with Mad Men Style

Mad Men Style - Peggy in Waterloo

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Despite some sad news, Monday’s Mad Men mid-season finale was unexpectedly upbeat and tidy. One of my favorite moments was based on an exchange between Don and his teenage daughter, Sally. When Sally blew off the amazement of […]

Mad Men Monday – I Wore It My Way

Mad Mey Style - Peggy

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Spoiler Warning: this post includes details about the plot of Episode 706, The Strategy. Mad Men can be heartwarming in the strangest ways. And the show is never better than when it’s following the complicated relationship between Peggy […]

Mad Men Monday – Made in the USA Print Dresses by David Meister

David Meister Blue Print Jersey Dress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  Although there were some truly incredible – and incredibly disturbing – work-related scenes in last night’s Mad Men, the most exciting fashion was seen outside of the office – and all the best dresses featured eye-catching prints. Today’s […]

Mad Men Monday – Three Professional Dresses with Mad Men Style

Mad Men Season 7 - Peggy

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. I believe I’ve only mentioned this in passing on Commandress, but Peggy Olson wears a lot of mustard on Mad Men. A whole lot of mustard. Even her office is covered in mustard. Image courtesy of AMC. I’m not […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – T Tahari Malone Mosaic Print Sheath Dress

T Tahari Malone Mosaic Print Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. I’ve had this T Tahari Malone Mosaic Print Sheath Dress on my short list for a while, but I didn’t notice until today that it’s the same style as the T Tahari red abstract floral print dress that was featured in this week’s Mad Men Monday. No bother – I love Elie […]

Mad Men Monday – Three Dresses with Mad Men Style

Of Mercer Thompson Dress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. As is often the case, Joan wore the most striking dress on last night’s episode of Mad Men. This chic dress features Joan’s new “executive” color palette (red paired with combinations of black, brown and white) on one […]