Professional, Smart & Chic – UGG Claudine Tall Boots

UGG Claudine Tall Boot - Chestnut

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Today’s post is brought to you by the Department of Never Say Never. This is because I never expected to find myself smitten by a pair of UGG boots – much less a pair of UGG boots that you can wear in a professional office. But behold […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Topshop Jitter Studded Kitten Heel Pump

Topshop Jitter Studded Kitten Heel Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  When I think of the trendy British retailer Topshop, practical work shoes are not one of the first (or even twentieth) things that come to mind. But this Topshop Jitter Studded Kitten Heel Pump ($75 from Nordstrom) may change that. Sleek studded black leather and a walkable 2-inch heel? […]

Office Holiday – Daytrip to Senoia & the Return of The Walking Dead


Sooooo, I probably haven’t had a reason to mention it here before – and I know that this admission may seem a bit out of character – but I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Season 5 starts on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited. I started watching the show when it premiered after a […]

Cole Haan Sale on Sale – Under $100 – Rose Gold Air Tali Open Toe Wedge

Cole Haan Air Tali Open Toe Wedge - Rose Gold and Jute

Last month I was shopping with a friend when she received some distressing news. This tale of shoes loved and lost actually begins about three years ago when my friend first discovered Cole Haan’s Air Tali Wedges with Nike Air technology. It was a revelation for her to find a cute and truly comfortable shoe that is […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tellas Pointy Toe Pump

Ivanka Trump Tellas Pointy Toe Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  This Ivanka Trump Tellas Pointy Toe Pump ($134.95 from Nordstrom) is a perfect example of the fantastic designs and affordable prices I’ve come to expect from Ivanka Trump’s shoe collection. What a great design for work or after hours! It features a high – but walkable – […]

Class It Up – Business Travel Shoes

Stuart Weitzman First Class 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. Do you face any of these scenarios? Perhaps you are able to walk to work or have […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Ruby Red Pumps

French Sole Mondo Flats - Burgundy Crackle Leather

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. Wow – all it took was a three-day weekend to make it insanely hard to get up on time to bring Bonnie to school this morning. There’s no place like home […]

Fresh Fashion Finds – Top Picks from Tory Burch’s Fall Collection

Tory Burch Fitbit Fret Pendant Necklace

Tis the season for fall fashion debuts and Tory Burch has delivered another collection of ogle-worthy clothes and accessories. Tory Burch is a perennial favorite, but this season adds an extra element that speaks to me directly – subtle references to medieval art and design. Best in Show This year my favorite item is a practical […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Cole Haan Purple Pointy Toe Flats on Sale

Cole Haan Magnolia Skimmer - Elderberry Saffiano Patent

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I’ve had my eye on these Cole Haan Magnolia Skimmer Flats in Elderberry Saffiano Patent Leather for a while, and now they are finally on sale! The Magnolia Skimmer is a perfectly professional pointy toe flat in one of my favorite alternatives to black: dark purple. The flat is […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Kate Spade Gold Liquid Suede Lima Sneakers

Kate Spade Lima Sneakers - Casual Luxe Liquid Gold Suede Brogues

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today was the big day – Bonnie’s first day of kindergarten – and we’re lucky enough to live within walking distance of her elementary school! I’ve already shared Bonnie’s adorable back to school dress, but I also found myself a new pair of […]