Rest Your Eyes on This – Stuart Weitzman Exflat Black Iridescent Peep Toe Flats

Stuart Weitzman Exflat Black Iridescent Peep Toe Flats #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. Alas, I did not include these sleek and shiny shoes in yesterday’s post because they are not part of Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale. But I’ve been thinking about […]

Class It Up – Professional Midheel Pumps Under $100 (or Jimmy Choo, if you prefer)

Jimmy Choo Allure Pump

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. Last September I featured several pairs of low heeled dress shoes selected with comfort […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Clarks Narrative Amulet Studded Suede Flats

Clarks Narrative Amulet Studded Green Suede Flats #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s challenge – finding a work-appropriate green shoe in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Worth a try, right? I’m quite pleased with this find! These Clarks Narrative Amulet Studded Suede Flats ($99.95) are available in Dark Green or Black suede from Nordstrom. And I discovered a new shoe line […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

Adidas by Stella McCartney Adiero Sneakers

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. Pretty, pretty, pretty isn’t what I expect to go through my head when admiring sneakers – but not every sneaker is designed by Stella McCartney. Check out that bright floral […]

Standout Floral Prints – Shopbop Sale Event

Marc by Marc Jacobs Jerrie Rose Pumps

Shopbop has a tiered sale event starting today that includes a bevy of standout floral prints. Here are the details of the sale, which lasts through March 7 – Spend $250+ and Save 15%; Spend $500+ and Save 20%; Spend $1000+ and Save 25% with promo code BIGEVENT15. The discount includes full price and sale […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ted Baker London Cascading Floral Print

Ted Baker Satchel Matya Cascading Floral Bowler - professional dark fall floral handbag - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Over the weekend I happened upon a gorgeous new cascading floral print from Ted Baker London and had some fun hunting down a lovely selection of clothes and accessories in this rich fall floral. Here’s the dress that started it all – the Ted Baker Sakina Cascading Flora […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Fresh Fashion Finds for Spring

Ranna Gill Sleeveless Multicolor Floral-Print Dress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s three favorite day dresses for spring events. What special day events are on your calendar this spring? In addition to warmer weather, I’m looking forward to a baby shower and perhaps a derby party. Today we’re salivating […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Sole Society France Lapis Print Midheel Pumps

Sole Society France Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was very pleased to see my sister-in-law Rena looking extra chic in her Sole Society Anneke Pumps yesterday! (I’ve featured this $69 studded midheel allstar here, here and here.) Sole Society continues to be one of my favorite places to look for fantastic – and surprisingly affordable – […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Boden Alice High Heel

Boden Alice High Heels

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I wouldn’t have imagined that an amethyst, navy and aqua suede shoe – with tassels! – could look right for the office. But then Boden’s Alice High Heel came along and changed everything. I love ecstatic customer reviews, and the one for this shoe is titled “I’ve died […]

Class It Up – Warm Boots for Cold Weather

UGG Classic Short Water Resistant Leather Boot - Oxblood

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. The real theme of today’s column is “warm it up” – or how to avoid frostbitten feet. Last weekend I made the painful discovery that my ECCO boots, which are really comfy and classically styled, […]