At Ease, Smart & Chic – Stylish Loungewear for the Holidays

Tundra Baby Thermal Top

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. I’m wrapping up this week of cozy comfort clothes with some fantastic loungewear. But first, please let me make your life a little easier. If you’re like 90% of Americans, you know that you wear loungewear / activewear /sleepwear (call it what you […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Lucky Brand Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Shirt

Lucky Brand Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Shirt - Back

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Is anyone else day-dreaming about Christmas day – or maybe even the day after Christmas – when shopping will be done, holiday outings will be winding down, and you can take a well-earned break from your To Do lists? I am. And of […]

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 […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lou & Grey

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Today I’m very excited to feature casual chic weekend looks from the new Lou & Grey store at the Avalon in Alpharetta. You may have already noticed Lou & Grey in LOFT stores and online. Atlanta is one of the first cities to debut a standalone Lou & Grey boutique – and it is a fantastic place to shop. […]

Business Casual Makeover – BCBG Agda Lace Print Knit Top

BCBG Agda Lace Print Knit Top

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Following up on yesterday’s post about a few of my favorite prints, here’s one that has only been featured once on Commandress: lace print. Let’s make that twice: This long sleeve stretch modal Agda Top is one of BCBG’s staple items – it’s currently […]

Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Camisole & Straight Skirt

Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Long Slim Camisole & Straight Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  When I came across this modern, classic and washable suit, I was not surprised to learn that it’s made by Eileen Fisher. It’s a magic mix of sharp and wearable. While I’d certainly be happy to see the suit paired with a pretty print top (like this gorgeous floral […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Peacock Feather Prints at Talbots

Talbots Peacock Feather Print Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today’s post is courtesy of Reader S, who wrote in to recommend this gorgeous Talbots Peacock Feather Pencil Skirt ($109 in Regular and Petite sizes). The skirt has been popular and is only available in limited sizes, but Talbots has plenty of other items to tempt peacock […]

Friends & Family Wish List – Shopbop & Saks

Fuzzi Tweed and Floral Print Top

Today marks the beginning of two of the season’s best Friends & Family Sales, and it didn’t take long for me to completely revamp my fall wish list! Here are my favorites from Saks (save 25% through 10/19 with code FRNFAM; 20% off jewelry) and Shopbop (save 25% through 10/16 with code FAMILY25). *      * […]

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

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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 […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Piperlime Collection Mix Print Blouse

Piperlime Mix Print Silk Blouse

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Piperlime has a great promotion right now where you can save 20% off a great selection of clothing, shoes and accessories from their Ultimate Fall Checklist – use code FALL20 by October 13. One of the items that immediately caught my eye is this very chic Piperlime Collection […]