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

Creature Comforts Tee

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 […]

Business Casual Makeover – NYDJ Sheri “Skinny” Jeans in Grayling

NYDJ Sheri Skinny Jean in Grayling

How to add more color, interest & style to your business casual wardrobe. I’m always intrigued by the moment when something that once seemed too trendy for my taste becomes more desirable. For one thing, it’s incredible how your eye adjusts to appreciating a style that once looked so wrong – like the shift from bootcut […]

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 […]

Class it Up – Luxe Sleepwear & Robes

Bedhead Pajamas Purple Posh Paisley Glam Silk Slip

Today I’m continuing this week’s focus on cozy sleepwear and loungewear with a Class It Up post by Amy. But first I must share an exciting and timely sale! Bedhead is having a special promotion today – 15% off AND free ground shipping from Bedhead Pajamas with code PJSFORXMAS. So Bonnie and I will have […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Sole Society Leopard Print Anneke Pump

Sole Society Anneke Pump - Leopard

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I’ve sang the praises of Sole Society’s Anneke Pump on Commandress before, but today I’m highlighting this fantastic shoe again for three new reasons. (1) This fantastically affordable midheel pump has been released in a chic new leopard print this fall. Behold the Sole Society Anneke Pump in Black & […]

Class it Up – The Ultimate Dinnerware by Corelle

Corelle 16 Piece Dinnerware Set - Hanami Garden White

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level.  I’m taking a detour from fashion topics today because the current holiday season has […]