Archive for July, 2010

Link Up with a Blonde Week of 8-1-10

[ 0 ] July 31, 2010 |

Blondes Love Giveaways–Especially Women over 45!

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Saint Francis Couture Review

[ 172 ] July 30, 2010 |

Saint Francis Couture – Fashion with a Conscience

over 45 year old women wearing beltThe Chief Blonde modeling an Animal Friendly Belt from Saint Francis Couture.

Saint Francis Couture designs and manufactures high fashion, animal friendly shoes, accessories, and they are now introducing apparel and jewelry. The company’s founder and designer, Tere Albanese, is a vegetarian and refuses to wear anything made from animals. “I thought the world needed some high fashion, moderately priced, comfortable, but sexy, shoes and accessories that were cruelty free,” said Tere. The company is named after Saint Francis, who is the patron saint of animals. Her first line is the Africa Collection, which honors African Wildlife.

Saint Francis couture

This month’s featured product is the Africa Ankle Boot 3″ Heel. Great for slipping on under paints or jeans. Rounded Toes for comfort. Rubber sole for quiet, comfortable walking. 5” zipper. 3” heel, which is sexy, but all-day wearable.

Price: $58.00  (YES–this is REALLY the PRICE!!! Can you believe it???)

Still Blonde small Chief Blonde Remarks:  I am not sure I really need to say a thing about Saint Francis Couture.  Look at the picture above, then look at the price.  If that doesn’t convince you–look again.  The quality of the product is even nicer in reality.  I was sent the Africa belt ($38.00) pictured above (yea–it’s me modeling, no one uses women over 45 in their advertising and I try my hardest to buck that trend by ONLY using women over 45 to model items on this blog–so you are stuck with me!), the darling Africa clutch bag ($38.00) and the Africa Sandal ($42.00).  The quality of the Saint Francis Couture items were just unbelievable.  The belt buckles and other trim pieces were heavy and substantial, not the least bit chintzy.  You may not have realized this but I am a SHOE freak.  I will stalk a pair of shoes for YEARS on ebay until they turn up!  So from a true shoe addict, I can say I seriously love these shoes.  The fact that they are animal friendly is just another bonus in my mind.  Did I mention they have really cute pleather jackets too? are just going to have to check all the cute items out yourself  (this is one time I am sure you will BUY BUY BUY!)

Saint Francis Couture

Saint Francis Couture Africa Sandal ($42.00)

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Africa Clutch Bag ($38.00)

THE GIVEAWAY: 1 Lucky Winner will win $100 Gift Certificate to Saint Francis Couture.

THE RULES: Giveaway runs from July 30-August 10.

Super Simple Main Entry: Answer AT LEAST ONE or up to all the questions below and email your entry to   If you answer more than one question, than that counts as extra entries!  YIPEE!    (it’s okay to put all the answers in one email).  PLEASE do not put your answers to “Linked” questions in the comments–I will have to delete them and it will make the Chief Blonde sad!

1.  Go to this link and email us at the address above: Who is the lady in the picture?

2. Go to this link and email us at the address above:  Who most recently feature Saint Francis Couture on their program? (Look at the first article)

3. Go to this link and email us at the address above:  Name one animal welfare organization that Saint Francis Couture donates a portion of its proceeds to:

4.  Go to this link and email us at the address above:  Where can you buy Saint Francis Couture near you?

5. Go to this link and email us at the address above:  What is your favorite pair of Saint Francis Courture shoes?

6.  In the video above, what color are the shoes?  (You must watch a 10 sec commercial first–sorry it was embedded).

7.  Go to this link and email us at the address above and tell us how many outfit pictures you see and if you are interested in us continuing this feature?

8.  Go to this link and email us at the address above–Name one event that our blog will SOON be participating in:

Bonus entry:
Leave a separate comment for each BONUS entry in our comment section below.

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–Follow me on Twitter. (1 entry)  (Retweet for me please!  #Giveaway @Still Blonde after all these YEARS! $100 St. Francis Couture Purse and Shoe Gift Certificate  If you are already a fan just say so.

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Giveaway ends August 10, 2010 at midnight. Pacific Time.

–Become a fan of Saint Francis Couture (1 extra entry).

Contest open to U.S. residents in the continental US with a valid street address. Item will be shipped to your home. No PO Boxes please. Winner(s) are selected randomly. To claim your prize(s), will contact you within 48 hours of the contest closing. You must contact within 48 hours after that with your mailing address so companies can mail your prizes. Prize(s) not claimed by (48 hours) will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected in a live giveaway. Please provide a valid email address to be informed in case you do win a giveaway. Good Luck!

Blog Note: Chief Blonde and Blogger was provided a review sample.  No compensation was provided.  The opinions are her own.

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New Feature: Outfits Modeled by Women over 45!

[ 5 ] July 30, 2010 |

Still Blonde after all these YEARS features Women over 45  in the latest Fashions!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS modeling outfitChief Blonde in J.Crew Matchstick Jeans (Outlet) , Saint Francis Couture Africa Belt ($38)

over 45 year old women wearing belt

Blonde woman laughing

This blog post was inspired by Pretty, Shiny and Sparkly , a blog that regularly posts darling outfit posts worn by the blog’s now famous author and chief blogger med student Kristina!  Here’s a link to one:

Check out our other Outfit posts under Outfits Modeled by Women over 45!

Want to sponsor an outfit?  Contact us at StillBlondeafteralltheseyears (at) Gmail (dot) com!

SO what do you think?

Still blonde after all these YEARS

2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Free Registration

[ 1 ] July 29, 2010 |

Consumer Electronics Show Registration is Open

Loyal attendees can register now for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show! Start the year by immersing yourself in the latest releases, and save yourself the $100 pre-show registration fee. To see it all FREE, you must act by September 30, 2010.

*On December 31, 2010 at 5:01pm EST, the registration fee will increase to $200.

Are you a massive consumer electronics geek like me?  Do you live for the moment that you can walk the aisles of a consumer electronics hall and find the latest and greatest technology,  EVEN IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT?  Of course, secretly you are planning your next 10 years of Christmas gifts. Are you a Women over 45 or anyone else, who just can’t live ONE day without your tech gadgets?  I have been attending the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas  for 4 years, last year for the first time as a blogger.  See my video below:

What is this show about?  According to International CES website:

With more than four decades of success, the International CES reaches across global markets, connects the industry and enables CE innovations to grow and thrive.

The International CES is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

What is this the International CES 2011 about according to the Chief Blonde, a woman over 45?

The CES is 4 super fun days of mega-consumer electronics overload.  In one place, you literally take a trip around the world of electronics–seeing the future.  It’s a grown-up’s Disneyland.  Investors will love it as it points you to new companies to invest in.  Bloggers will love the CES as the story ideas are fresh, and an eager audience awaits to hear your opinion of the show.  Blondes love it, well because we love EVERYTHING fresh and new.  Women over 45 love it because we can see what technology is out there as we enter the vintage years of our lives and actually can spend some of our disposable income on ourselves!

WILL YOU BE ATTENDING?  Let’s meet up for a Blogger Power Lunch!

Posted by S. Zurek

Blog Note:  No compensation was provided for this post. The Chief Blonde posted it as a service to her readers!

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