Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Save 15% on Gigi New York and Graphic Image Today Only

High Quality Leather Handbags Bucket Bags Made in USA

Gigi New York, not known to host many sales, is offering visitors 15% off its fine quality products today only in celebration of Memorial Day. All products are Made in USA.   I am particularly enamored with the Gates Satchel in Navy made of python leather. ($475) Gigi New York’s sister company, Graphic Image, is […]

Smart, Chic and Made in USA – Choose How You Wear This Vivacious Poppy Print – Commandress

Floral Maxi Dress and Floral Coat Made in USA

Whether it is a skirt, shift, sheath, maxi dress, romper, or coat, there is a poppy print style to suit your taste. There is nothing like a beautiful floral print to make a piece of clothing special and perfect for special events. This year, my eyes landed on Trina Turk’s Julietta Print Stretch Cotton Sheath […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Blue Summer Jewelry


Here’s a closer look at the Made in the USA jewelry featured in today’s floral frock post! You can find information about each piece at the end of this post. Turquoise and Crystal Drop Earrings by The Elegant Bead Crystal Gradiant Double Strand Necklace by Peppercotton Abigail Bracelet with tourmaline stones and a flower charm by […]

What to Wear to Summer Weddings & Graduations – Plenty by Tracy Reese Floral Jacquard Dress

Plenty by Tracy Reese Ashley Floral Jacquard Dress - Photo by Megan Weaver #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Have you ever noticed that Tracy Reese often calls her ultra-feminine fit and flare dresses frocks? It’s such a nostalgic and romantic word – and it always makes me happy to reminisce about one of my favorite Lady Sybil scenes from Downton Abbey. Is […]

Dear Commandress – What Does Casual Cocktail Attire Mean?

Cutwork Pencil Skirt by The Addison Story

Commandress answers readers’ most vexing fashion & style questions. Today’s Commandress post addresses a very timely reader question about what to wear to an upcoming event. Next month, my husband and I are invited to a progressive dinner. The invitation states dress is “casual cocktail attire.” What should I wear? Casual cocktail attire is going […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Distinctive, Eye-catching, & Flattering Swimsuits for Women

Tory Burch Vallauris One-Piece Swimsuit

Have you been procrastinating over swimsuit shopping? I have. As I mature shopping for swimwear becomes less and less appealing. This post profiles six becoming swimsuits from retailers that excel at offering attractive and wearable swimwear. Before you think shopping for swimsuits online is lunacy, think again. With a measuring tape, size charts, and reviews, it trumps […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Ideas – Gifts for the Mom Who Has Everything, Part II

Barrington Gifts The St. Anne Tote – Monogram Stripe

Today we’re continuing our Mother’s Day Gift Idea series that features a variety of gifts ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. If you are still dithering over what to give your mom for Mother’s Day, today we are presenting four more gift ideas. This gift covers a few bases. Whether mom is a tea drinker […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Ideas – GiGi New York

GiGi New York iPhone 6 Wallet - Magenta Embossed Python Leather - Mother's Day Gift Ideas #commandress

Today we’re kicking off a Mother’s Day Gift Idea series that will feature a variety of gifts ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. We’re starting off our Mother’s Day Gift Guide with GiGi New York – a fantastic leather goods brand that makes almost all of its products in the United States. In addition to the […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – White Lace Summer Dress


Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Last year Amy wrote a post about white summer dresses for work and after hours that helped me get over my fear of staining lovely white clothes. I found myself craving a white summer dress, and found a new summer favorite that I’m looking forward […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Daisy Lace Necklace & Anthropologie Sale

Daisy Lace Necklace #commandress

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. I love whimsical jewelry, and I’ve been admiring this Daisy Lace Necklace for a while. It would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift for a woman who loves to […]