Business Casual Makeover – Under $100 – Halogen Embellished Short Sleeve Milano Knit Sweater

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How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. Here’s a fun top that has a polished and office-friendly take on some key spring trends: nautical stripes, embellishments and bright pops of color. The Halogen Embellished Short Sleeve Milano Knit Sweater ($88 from Nordstrom in Regular and Petite sizes) looks very easy […]

Business Casual Makeover – Butter Shoes Floral Print Java Wedge

Butter Shoes Floral Print Wedge

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  If I were inclined to organize my posts in outline form, today’s Business Casual Makeover would be part of the subcategory Funky Shoe Friday. But my brain has never really functioned in outline form – even at the height of my law school […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Alexis Bittar Lucite Jardin Mystere Butterfly Pendant Necklace

Alexis Bittar Lucite Jardin Mystere Butterfly Pendant Necklace

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women. I must admit that I was feeling a little grumpy about losing my hour of sleep to Daylight Saving Time yesterday morning. But an afternoon trip to Nordstrom helped me feel ready to ‘spring forward’ and enjoy the extra hour of daylight in […]

Business Casual Makeover – Where to Buy the Best Basic White Tops for $75 or (Much) Less

Three Dots 3/4 Sleeve Scoop Neck - Best Basic White Tees

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe.  Today I’m answering a reader question related to the Classiques Entier Carlotta Moto Jacket featured in last week’s Business Casual Makeover post. As you may recall, the jacket is a very cool combination of blue and red tweed and ponte – and […]

Check Out Commandress on Instagram

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My site spent some time offline today, so I apologize if you had trouble getting to the blog. Please let me know if you encounter any more trouble! I spent a little extra time this morning on my newest social media adventure: Instagram – also known as the here’s a vintage photo of my donut branch […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Diane von Furstenberg Pop Wrap Dress

DVF Pop Wrap Limited Edition New Julian Silk Jersey Wrap Dress In Floral Brushmarks Deep Lilac

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  If I had to pick just one style of clothing to wear every day for the rest of my life, I would choose the wrap dress without a moment’s hesitation. Despite my healthy appreciation for variety, I actually love the idea of turning my closet into a print […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Best Briefcase for Women – Hobo Morena in Copper Leather

Hobo Morena Copper Exotic Venice Leather

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  When was the last time you saw a woman check out a briefcase and say “hubba hubba”? Oh, never? Because that’s exactly what a friend said when I showed her this picture of the Hobo Morena Shoulder Bag in Copper Exotic Venice Leather. I’ve already professed my love for […]

Dear Commandress – What Should I Buy With My Extra Christmas Money?

Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag - Soft Grey

Commandress answers readers’ most vexing fashion & style questions. Today’s Commandress post addresses a reader question about picking out a gift – for yourself! I am new to your blog, but I am so glad to have found it. I have a question that may be of interest to other readers as well. I have […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Affordable Boots for REALLY Bad Weather

Kamik Jennifer Boots - Burgundy

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I have an announcement to make: it’s not supposed to be 8 degrees in Atlanta. It’s just not. Further, my pipes were not supposed to freeze even though I left a faucet running overnight. No one told me that the pipes to my tankless hot water heater […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – BCBG Winter Floral Print Adele Wrap Dress

BCBG Adele Print Matte Jersey Wrap Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Regular Commandress readers already know that I’m a huge fan of wrap dresses – including BCBG wrap dresses – so I’m surprised to discover that I’ve haven’t specifically mentioned BCBG’s Adele Jersey Wrap Dress. The Adele style is a winner that comes out in fun new prints throughout […]