Favorite Pink Jackets For Spring + $25 IHop Gift Card Giveaway

[ 196 ] January 22, 2015 |

The Chief Blonde’s Favorite Pink Jackets!

Favorite Winter-into-Spring Pink Coats

Pink Jackets Winter Nordstrom

Look 1 (Quinn–$240), Look 2 (North Face Hyline $199), Look 3 (North Face Moss Bud Jacket $149), Look 4 (North Face Thermoball $199)

While the ground hog will be looking for his shadow in the next few weeks, there is still a lot of winter left. These “think spring” pink winter jackets above are just the right shade to get you through the rest of winter. I have recently discovered North Face (What? Am I the last one on the planet?) and am in LOVE! I have the longer car coat verison of the Thermoball, it weighs about 2 oz and is soooo warm.

Favorite Fun Pink Jackets

Pink Jackets Fun Nordstrom

Look 1 (Columbia Whirlybird $200) Look 2 (Collection B Angel Hair $68, Sale $40) Look 3 (Top Shop Polka Dot $170) Look 4 (Kate Spade New York Talia $698)

Sometimes pink jackets and coats are all about fun and you can’t deny that these fit the bill. I don’t know if I would look adorable in look 2 & 3 or just like a giant stuffed toy? What do you think?

Favorite Everyday Pink Jackets

Pink Jackets  Nordstrom

Look 1 ( J.O.A Single Button Car Coat $128), Look 2 (Topshop Tailored Peplum $90), Look 3 (Mural Boyfriend Blazer $74), Look 4 (Ralph Lauren Peplum Jacket $150)

Just throw these everyday pink jackets on when you want to feel soft and feminine or scream pink, whichever is the case. I know I would feel happy all day in these shades.

Favorite Pink Moto Jackets

Pink Jackets moto

Look 1 (Chelsea28 Pink Leather Jacket $198), Look 2 (Ace Delivery Moto $128), Look 3 (Kohls Apt. 9 Motor Jacket, Sale $28)

I just adore the cut of a moto jacket. I have about 5 and still can’t get enough. I just ordered the Look 3 above from Kohl’s and can’t wait to get it and style it for an outfit post!

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Pink Jacket of the Moment!

Rag & Bone Pink Devoe Coat

 Rag & Bone Devoe Coat ($795)

Yes, it’s insanely expensive. No, I don’t need it. No, it’s not the most expensive coat I have ever bought (went crazy in Vegas once and bought a Max Mara). But…isn’t it just so pretty? Would I wear it everyday and never take it off? Quite possibly, but I do love my Janska’s too, so I’d have to swap out with them.

Are you eyeing a PINK jacket?

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Michelle Obama State of the Union Dress 2015

[ 33 ] January 20, 2015 |

Michelle Obama wears Michael Kors to 2015 State of the Union Address

In a tweet, from the First Lady of the US,  @FLOTUS , about the upcoming State of the Union address Jan. 20, 2015, 9:00PM est., Michelle Obama communicated this information

Mrs. Obama also revealed her State of the Union dress and that of Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice-President. Michelle Obama Jill Biden State of the Union 2015  First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden posed for a selfie taken by the Twitter Mirror which includes the hashtag #SOTU . Up until now the Twitter Mirror has been more commonly used at award shows like The Oscars and The Grammys. 

On Tuesday night, at the State of the Union Address, Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US,  stepped out in a Michael Kors skirt suit. The tweed design consisted of a wide collar and zipper detailing in gray. The Michael Kors top, called Origami Collar Tweed Jacket, was available at Nordstroms (sold out. $797).  Here’s the original version glad to see that Michelle did not wear this rendition as I think the thigh high zipper may have been a tad too much!

Michael Kors Oragami Tweed Jacket Michelle Obama State of the Union 2015

You might also recognize the suit if you’re a “Good Wife” fan. This Michael Kors dress was first seen on Julianna Margulies in the role of Alicia Florrick, the wife of a disgraced politician on The Good Wife. MSNBC Andrea Mitchell (@AndreaMitchell) sent out this tweet comparing the two dresses and attached this picture:   

Michelle Obama Jill Biden State of the Union Julianna Marguilies 2015

Tell me, did you like the dress?

This post is not a political statement. The Chief Blonde wished to feature the fashion of our First lady, Michelle Obama and the Vice President’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden.


$50 Mia Hamm Signed Mini Soccer Ball Giveaway

[ 115 ] January 18, 2015 |

Win am Mia Hamm Autographed Mini Soccer Ball

mia Hamm mini signed soccer ball

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This Giveaway is sponsored by me.  I am giving away a mini soccer ball signed by Mia Hamm (verified by emails. I will send copies of along with ball and forward you digital copies as well. ) Valued at $50! The Grain Foods Foundation  partnered with Mia Hamm, to remind consumers of the important role bread and grains play in a healthy diet.  See signed 12 of these balls for them. This is ball is a traditional soccer ball that has the logo “Go with the grain” along with Mia Hamm signature and her number ( 9).


The giveaway runs from 1/19 — 2/2 11:59PM EST 18+ US only


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Carefree RV Resorts, Vacation Home Dreams Become Reality!

[ 0 ] January 18, 2015 |

Carefree RV Resorts : It’s all about the Lifestyle

Carefree RVResorts sponsored this discussion and now they are giving you the option to come and visit, try a Park Model Home and perhaps to purchase an affordable vacation home for yourself! 

Carefree RV Resorts

Can you feel it? The warmth of the sun, the sand in your toes, the sea breeze whipping through your hair? If I never saw another drop of snow, I truly would not care. Not much gets me down but snow is not my friend. Sometimes, I just dream about Walt and I getting away from it all …and buying our own little place in the sun. That’s why Carefree RV Resorts intrigues me, especially the resorts in Florida.

What is Carefree RV resorts?

Carefree RV Resorts

Carefree RV Resorts is a family of 101 RV parks and manufactured home communities across the United States and Canada. Carefree offers a wide selection of new and used Park Model homes for sale in their RV Resorts, and mobile homes in their mobile home communities.

I am amazed that I can make my dream of a vacation home a reality for under $50,000! Plus, waterfront views are a reality. With 34 RV Resorts in Florida, Carefree RV Resorts have something to suit any budget or need. They have homes ranging from under 20K for pre-owned to 50K for brand new, fully customized homes. There is an additional lot rent paid either seasonally or annually. That seems really affordable to me!

Some of the destinations in Florida that interested me include Daytona Beach, Naples, Orlando, Tampa, Key Largo and Sarasota.

What is a Park Model Home in the Carefree RV Resorts?

Carefree RV Resorts park Model

A Carefree Park Model home is a smaller, single-wide home that is considered a recreational vehicle. Park Models are designed for placement in RV resorts, campgrounds, or locations where smaller trailers are an acceptable living environment.

A typical Park Model is a single structure and is shorter and narrower than a Manufactured Home. They typically have one bedroom, one bath, an eat-in kitchen and living room. Park Models are typically eight to thirteen feet wide and have one or two bedrooms. They are under 500 sq ft.

Isn’t that adorable? Couldn’t you just see you and your husband hanging out and enjoying your own Park Model? Not quite sure it’s for you? KEEP READING!!

Carefree RV Resorts : It’s not just a vacation home but a lifestyle too!

Carefree RV Resorts

When I go to a vacation home, yes I like to relax, but I like to be active too and try new things. The lifestyle is really what sets Carefree RV Resorts apart. For those in or nearing retirement, this is their time to do the things they’ve always wanted to do: learn how to play the guitar, join the pickleball team, finally take a class on using your new iPad! This year, Carefree RV Resorts and Communities is launching their lifestyle program which offers a range of social, mental, and physical activities and programs that keep their residents hearts, bodies and minds active. Cool! Sounds like I wouldn’t be without lots of stuff to do!

You stay–they pay? Free 4 night stay + $1500 cash


Carefree RV Resorts feels there is no better time to consider buying a vacation home in Florida, and to help with the fun and relaxation, as well as to make it even more affordable, Carefree is now offering your audience their very own passport to paradise.

The “Passport to Paradise” offer 

With the help of a Carefree sales advisor, your visit will be planned at prime Florida destinations based on your interests and preferences. They’ll select properties that have everything you are looking for to preview during your personalized visit. Accommodations include up to 4 nights for 2 guests in a Carefree Resort Home. Flexible dates. Subject to availability. Arrive by car or RV and simply commit to a guided tour of the Carefree property of your choice. Availability varies by property. Plan your visit before April 30, 2015. Every home buyer will receive a $1,500 check within 15 days after close of their resort home.

For more information call Sheri at 855-999-9812

I have always wanted a Passport to Paradise. I can’t wait to give them a call and go check out the Park Model Homes and the Carefree RV Resorts with Walt. It seems to me that at Carefree RV Resorts, we will be able to live the carefree life that we have always dreamed of at an affordable price! I am looking forward to visiting for that free 4 night stay in Florida.