Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nally & Millie Reversible Print Dresses

Nally & Millie Reversible Floral Print Dress - Made in the USA Fashion #commandress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Just when I was starting to wonder if Nally & Millie had decided to stop making their fantastic washable and Made in the USA reversible print dresses (previously featured here), several new print dresses showed up on Zappos. These dresses […]

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 […]

12 Wonderful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Hanky Panky Signature Retro Lace Chemise in Berry Sweet - Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. Happy 8-Days-Until-Valentine’s-Day Day! I’m celebrating the occasion with a brand new gift guide presentation that I hope will be more visually appealing – and user-friendly – than formats I’ve used in the past. Technology can be pretty […]

Business Casual Makeover – Starlight Tweed Moto Jacket

Starlight Tweed Moto Jacket

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Well, this certainly isn’t your grandmother’s tweed jacket. I love the rich wine tweed flecked with gold threads, but it’s the moto styling and asymmetrical zipper that make the jacket look thoroughly modern. And it doesn’t hurt the jacket’s appeal that marsala is […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – LOVEAPPELLA Wrap Dresses

LOVEAPPELLA Seamed Wrap Dress - Blue Animal Print

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. I’m not familiar with the brand LOVEAPPELLA, but this stylish, affordable, washable, and Made in the USA Seamed Wrap Dress has me eager to check them out! The LOVEAPPELLA Seamed Wrap Dress is $78 from Nordstrom in Blue Animal […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem

Nanette Lepore Straight Skirt with Inverted Pleats at Hem - Made in the USA

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. 1/13/15 Update – You can save $50 on this skirt – as well as other select items from Neiman Marcus – through 1/16/15 with code NEWYEAR. I love a classic black skirt with a slight flair at the hem. […]

Business Casual Makeover – NYDJ Sheri “Skinny” Jeans in Grayling

NYDJ Sheri Skinny Jean in Grayling

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m always intrigued by the moment when something that once seemed too trendy for my taste becomes more desirable. For one thing, it’s incredible how your eye adjusts to appreciating a style that once looked so wrong – like the shift from bootcut […]

Class it Up – Luxe Sleepwear & Robes

Bedhead Pajamas Purple Posh Paisley Glam Silk Slip

Today I’m continuing this week’s focus on cozy sleepwear and loungewear with a Class It Up post by Amy. But first I must share an exciting and timely sale! Bedhead is having a special promotion today – 15% off AND free ground shipping from Bedhead Pajamas with code PJSFORXMAS. So Bonnie and I will have […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Hello Kitty Bedhead Pajamas

Bedhead Pajamas Hello Kitty Kids Pajamas

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. 12/18/2014 Update – For once my indecision may have paid off! Bedhead is having a special sale today – 15% off AND free ground shipping with code PJSFORXMAS I started off the week with a cozy flannel shirt, and […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – Presents for Him

Jan Leslie 'Spinning Globe' Cuff Links

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 gift ideas for men. I’d like to thank the family and friends who have provided suggestions – and inspiration – for this post! Travel & Commuting If you’re looking for a […]