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 […]

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 […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress

Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress - Black & Blue

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Plaid is a big fall trend that keeps catching my eye. I love plaid, but it can be hard to wear. Plaid prints must be worn with care or they can look frumpy (80s preppy), dated (90s grunge) or unflattering […]

Class it Up – The Ultimate Dinnerware by Corelle

Corelle 16 Piece Dinnerware Set - Hanami Garden White

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level.  I’m taking a detour from fashion topics today because the current holiday season has […]