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 […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Stylish Active Wear for the Yogi

Lilly Pulitzer Skipper Printed Popover

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Schwarzenbach’s top fashion picks for the yoga crowd.  Do you find yourself wearing activewear more and more? As we’ve discussed previously on Commandress, Americans are spending more and more time in work-out and leisure gear – also known in […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater

Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater - Peacoat Multi - pretty feminine plaid sweater

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Sweater weather still seems far away, but I’m stocking up on this pretty jewel-toned plaid Equipment Ceclie Wool Blend Sweater while it’s 50% off – and still available in all sizes. I love the rich colors and relaxed – but feminine – fit of this polished sweater. It’s a […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – France Luxe Rectangle Barrette

France Luxe Rectangle Barette

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Is there anything that you wore – or perhaps just wore too much – in your teen years that you’ve been hesitant to revisit? For me, it’s been barrettes. You see, I was still growing out my last totally 80s perm when I started high school in […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Etched Glass iPhone 5 Case

Etched Glass iPhone 5 Case

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Today is a Very Important Day – for me, at least. I finally found the iPhone 5 case of my dreams - and it only took a little under two years! I would describe this Etched Glass iPhone 5 Case by Rifle Paper Co. ($38 from Anthropologie) as a work […]

Commandress Must-Have – Gaiam Restore Strong Core & Back Kit

Gaiam Restore Strong Core & Back Kit

We’ve talked about some very chic activewear on Commandress, but today is the first time that I’m recommending an actual piece of exercise equipment. This Gaiam Restore Strong Core & Back Kit is the type of thing that I’m eager to share with friends, readers and desk workers everywhere. I bought the kit a few months ago, […]

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 […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress for Girls

Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Today I’m sharing my daughter Bonnie’s pick from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is a perfect back to school dress. This Twirls & Twigs Chevron Stripe Twirl Dress ($24.90 on sale; regularly $38) is Made in the USA, washable and gets an […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Kendra Scott Glam Rocks Collection

Kendra Scott Deva Statement Earrings in Iridescent Illusion

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. Today is an exciting day if you’re a fan of color, sparkle, shine and all things iridescent! Kendra Scott is finally releasing her new Glam Rocks Collection – a momentous […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Royal Robbins Discovery Skirt

Royal Robbins Discovery Skirt in Wild Rose

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Yesterday’s post about stylish comfort shoes reminded me that one of my favorite summer skirts is made by an outdoor clothing company. Of course, the skirt happens to be a beautiful shade of “Wild Rose” and features a bias cute flounce at the hem […]