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 […]

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. […]

Five Spectacular Sales & Commandress Top Picks

St. John Collection Abstract Paisley Print Crepe Dress

There are so many great sales going on this weekend that I was having a terrible, terrible time choosing just one item for today’s post. So, naturally, I didn’t! Here are my five favorite sales - as well as a favorite item from each. Have a great weekend! *      *      * Coach Semi-Annual Sale – this […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Maaji Picaroon Cats Cover Up Windbreaker

Maaji Picaroon Mixed-Print Zip Swim & Surf Jacket

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. A wise family friend often cites one of my favorite proverbs: There’s no accounting for taste. Google’s “translation” strikes the perfect note of good-natured tolerance married with discerning judgment that makes this saying so delightful: It is impossible to explain why different people like different […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Five Travel-Friendly Summer Dresses Under $100

Plenty by Tracy Reese Brooke Dress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Amy and I are both on holiday this week, so it’s the perfect time to share some of the cute summer vacation clothes that I’ve been admiring and filing away on Pinterest. Today I’m continuing Amy’s theme of travel-friendly summer dresses with a […]

Fashion Flashback – Sports Dresses from Prana and Patagonia

Prana Amaya Dress - Ink Blue Lagoon

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.  Do you have fond memories of summer camp? We already know that summer camp is not Commandress’ natural habitat, but I have loved it since the […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Brahmin Sunset Batik Collection Handbags

Brahmin Sunset Batik Collection Louise Rose Floral Print Satchel

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.  Last week I took a little field trip to admire and play with Brahmin’s newest handbag collection, which features beautiful floral-embossed leather and contrasting tan trim. So lovely! This […]

Dolce & Gabana Floral Sunglasses and the Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale

Dolce & Gabbana Piconic Logo Sunglasses

Last month, during an unusually leisurely stroll through Lenox Mall, I made a sharp and sudden turn into the Sunglass Hut when I spotted a spellbinding display of Dolce & Gabbana floral sunglasses –  including both of these:     Oh, wow. And wow again. To my eyes, the design, beauty and expressiveness of these sunglasses make […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Nally and Millie Optic Print Reversible Dress & Bloomingdale’s Private Sale

Nally and Millie Optic Print Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women.  Here’s a great summer dress from one of my favorite Made in the USA designers  - and it’s reversible! I love the fantastic colors and stylized stained glass print of this Nally and Millie Optic Print Reversible Dress ($111 on sale at […]