Mother’s Day Gift Guide Ideas – GiGi New York

GiGi New York iPhone 6 Wallet - Magenta Embossed Python Leather - Mother's Day Gift Ideas #commandress

Today we’re kicking off a Mother’s Day Gift Idea series that will feature a variety of gifts ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. We’re starting off our Mother’s Day Gift Guide with GiGi New York – a fantastic leather goods brand that makes almost all of its products in the United States. In addition to the […]

Business Casual Makeover – Sunny Spring Knits by Ming Wang

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Today’s post is written by – and features! – Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach. Knitwear has long been a favorite of mine. I love clothes that are comfortable and easy to care for – but of course they also have to look great! When […]

Class It Up – The Classic Wrap Dress

Boden Wrap Dress in Navy Scallop - professional fashion - office style #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Does your wardrobe include a wrap dress? Maybe ten? The only wrong answer to this question would be “none.” Wrap dresses are universally flattering and versatile. From work to a cocktail party, from a […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote

MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote - colorful print handbag #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. One of my favorite handbags is back in a colorful new print for spring! The MZ Wallace Chelsea Palette Bedford Nylon Tote is $315 from Nordstrom. It comes with a matching pouch, which I’ve shown at the end of this post. The Bedford […]

Class It Up – What’s in Your Makeup Bag?

Estee Lauder Pure Nail Color Polish - Negligee

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. When is the last time you assessed your make-up? Are you using the same products you were using ten years ago? If so, it is probably time to take a critical look at them. […]

Wear This Dress Anywhere – BCBG Adele Wrap Dress in Dark Ink Brushstroke Print

BCBG Adele Wrap Dress - Dark Ink Brushstroke Print #commandress

Have you had an argument about The Dress yet? I’ve had many disagreements about color over the years – particularly blue v. purple once you hit the dark blue / indigo /violet range – but the intensity of this debate is unprecedented. The article about The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress […]

Fashion Flashback – Pinstripe Jeans Reimagined by Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor’s Modern Railroad Stripe Super Skinny Jeans in Placid Blue

The 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. This past weekend during a break from a wrestling tournament – yes, a wrestling tournament – a friend and I went shopping. As we wandered into Ann […]

Class It Up – Grocery Store Confessions

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In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Let’s imagine that it’s Saturday morning and you’ve decided to go grocery shopping. You’re wearing an old ratty t-shirt, but you say to yourself, “So what, it’s the weekend, I won’t see anyone I […]

Under $100 – Alexis Bittar Jewelry 50% Off Sale

Alexis Bittar Small Silver Earrings - Iridescent

Alexis Bittar marked down all sale jewelry to 50% off today. There’s great eye candy to be found – it’s a lot of fun to browse earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Here’s a selection of jewelry marked down to under $100. My favorite find is these Small Silver Earrings in Iridescent Lucite ($47.50; originally $95). I […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  It’s amazing how easily your lip balms start to disappear when your daughter discovers them. I lose them – and find them – almost anywhere. In fact, it was a great relief to discover that Burt’s Bees Lip Balm survives the washing machine and comes in a money-saving […]