Professional, Smart & Chic – Cole Haan Bethany Pumps

Cole Haan Bethany Pump

A work-appropriate look that you can get excited about. I went on a scouting mission to Nordstrom on Friday and am not surprised to report that this year’s Anniversary Sale is awesome! Unlike some years past, early sale access for Nordstrom Card holders applies in store as well as online. The sale items are housed […]

Fashion Flashback – Top 10 Comfort Shoes for Summer Camp & Other Outdoor Adventures

Keen Whisper Waterproof Sandals

The weekly Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles. Thank goodness for the evolution of comfort shoes! You may have noticed that I’ve been gone for a while. Last month, my family vacationed in Colorado Springs. […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Seychelles Tell Me a Story Polka-Dot Pumps

Seychelles Tell Me a Story Polka-Dot Pump - Pewter

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. While I like to flag items that are under $100, the shoes featured in today’s post are actually under $50! Seychelles is one of my favorite brands for stylish, affordable and comfortable shoes. These Seychelles Metallic Sandals that were featured on Commandress last summer are still one […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – New Balance 1080 Running Shoes

New Balance 1080 Running Shoes

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families.  In honor of the 4th of July, today’s post features a pair of Made in the USA running shoes that are on my wish list – as well as a pair of incredibly patriotic running shoes for men. I’m rounding […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – J.Crew Dulci Kitten Heel Pumps

J.Crew Dolvi Perforated Kitten Heels

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  J.Crew has a fantastic selection of truly amazing pumps right now – including classic office-friendly styles and dreamy shoes for after hours. And a large selection of shoes – as well as clothing and other accessories – are 30% off through tomorrow with promo code HISUMMER. These J.Crew […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Johnston & Murphy Tami Flats

Johnston & Murphy Tami Bow Sling

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a chic pointy toe flat in lovely “shimmer suede.” I love the shoe’s sleek shape paired with an understated bow tie – as well as the selection of neutral or summery colors. I also like the sound of a memory foam insole! I found the Johnson & Murphy […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandal

Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. This summer I’ve found a shoe that’s more fashionable than your average flip-flop, yet just as practical for wearing to the beach or out in the rain. The Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandal ($68) has the same cool design as the traditional leather Jack […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Chelsea28 Faux Leather Trim Crocheted Jacket

Chelsea28 Faux Leather Trim Crocheted Jacket

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. I’ve been planning a post on denim jackets – which is still in the works – but during my hunt I discovered another fantastic jacket that I feel compelled to share immediately! Like a great denim jacket, this Chelsea28 Faux Leather Trim Crocheted Jacket ($128 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Kate Spade New York Neepa Too Leather Pump

Kate Spade New York Neepa Too Leather Pump

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Here’s a fine-looking pump that certainly merits a second look! The Berry leather is gorgeous, but the woodgrain heel is what really caught my eye. The shoe looks retroglam, classic and modern – which is a lot of style packed into a deceptively simple design. Maybe I […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ivanka Trump Kalia Sandals

Ivanka Trump Kalia Sandal

Today’s previously scheduled post has been delayed by a flat tire. Yep, I’m parked in the driveway of the “Atlanta White House” waiting for a tow to the nearest Goodyear. I’ll have to figure out what the Atlanta White House is later, but I can tell you already that the grounds are beautiful and the […]