Category: Outfits modeled by women over 45

Bootie Trends Fall 2014

[ 12 ] October 17, 2014 |

It’s Fall and you know what that means? BOOTS!

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Still Blonde after all these years

The Chief Blonde was sent two fabulous items from our Midnight Velvet :  The Carlos Santana Equinox bootie ($110) and the Soft Sophisticate Top ($50).  Pants are Levis, necklace is handmade. 

FALL FALL FALL!  Not much I love about it  to be honest. I am just a summer person all the way. But as I always try to find the light in everything, one of the shining lights about fall for me is BOOTS and BOOTIES.

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Carlos Santana Bootie

I mean come on! Aren’t these pretty darn fabulous? The Carlos Santana Brand is one of my favorite as it is always edgy but the shoes are super comfortable. Midnight Velvet usually carries several Carlos Santana styles.  Midnight Velvet also has a huge variety of booties in various styles, from low and flat to Western to high and slinky!

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Still Blonde after all these years

Bootie Trends Fall 2014 Details Left to Right, Top to Bottom (all Booties from Midnight Velvet): Black Annie Sleek Bootie ($100), Olive Carlos Santana Equinox Bootie ($110), Brown Restricted Bakersfield Bootie ($100), Dingo Willy Bootie ($140), Bronze Ritual Bootie ($110), Linquette Bootie ($160), Two Tone Boot ($100, Sale $30), Tassle  Zip Bootie ($130), Clarks Christine Tilt Bootie ($150).

Once I figured out how to style these booties, I wanted an edgy top to match the bootie’s style. I chose this Midnight Velvet Soft Sophisticate with peek-a-boo shoulders. Isn’t it just the right blend of sweet and biker chick?
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Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014

All photos were taken in front of an Old General Store in Kilmanagh. Mi. If you ever want to get epic outfit shots, get outside of your regular environment and discover the cool architecture and landscape around you!  Like this:

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Still Blonde after all these years

Great clothes like these from Midnight Velvet can help you hold up buildings (just kidding!), but you will look pretty darn fab as you are cruising the fall colors! Enjoy!

Midnight Velvet was our First Place Event Sponsor for the Fall Fashionista Event

Midnight Velvet gave one lucky entrant in the Fall Fashionista Event a $300 shopping spree on their site.


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NYC Inspired: Elie Tahari for DesigNation, Kohl’s,

[ 77 ] October 15, 2014 |

Look who’s Modeling Elie Tahari for DesigNation…Elle Tahari for DesigNation

The Chief Blonde is wearing the Elie Tahari for DesigNation NYC Skyline Fit & Flare Dress , Kohl’s($84, Sale $58), Simply Vera Vera Wang Opaque Control-Top Tights, Kohl’s ($14, Sale $10), Tiffany Atlas Collection Bracelet and Earrings, Gold and O-ring Ring (Swiss made), Glass Necklace (similar).  All Photos: R. Jolly

Kohl’s just brought out the Elie Tahari for DesigNation line. With iconic cityscape prints and a cosmopolitan color palette, the Elie Tahari for DesigNation collection captures the fresh, unabashed attitude of the city that never sleeps. They sent me along a few pieces to feature. I think you will enjoy this video where Elie Tahari discusses his design philosophy for the collection.

While this line is featured on a younger crowd in the video, I think it translates well across age groups.

Elle Tahari for DesigNation still Blonde after all these YEARS

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Elle Tahari for DesigNation still Blonde after all these YEARS

Elle Tahari for DesigNation still Blonde after all these YEARS

Elie Tahari for DesigNation Scuba Mixed-Media Bomber Jacket ($120, Sale $84) 

I wore this outfit when I went with my 4 sister-in-laws for lunch at Buon Gusto in Brighton, MI. A lady in the restaurant came over, out of the blue, and asked me where I got my jacket. I let her try it on and she turned to her mom and said, “We’re going to Kohl’s after lunch.” Another cute story about this outfit, I asked in a facebook blogging group for a little photo help with the main photo for this post.  The blogger who helped me fix my issue, loved the dress so much she went out that night and bought it for herself!

What do you think of the the new Elie Tahari for DesigNation line?


$287 Janska Georgia Jacket Margot Cape Giveaway–2 Winners

[ 546 ] October 8, 2014 |

Janska — Just Right and Versatility for Fall!

Janska Georgia Margoti

The Chief Blonde is wearing:  1st Picture: Janska Georgia jacket ($158), leather gloves (similar), Safari scarf c/o Monroe and Main (similar), leather suede boots from the Loft–old (similar).  2nd Picture: Janska Margot Reversible Wrap ($129), Rayban Original Wayfarers via Shopbop ($155), Michael Kors Multi-functional tote via Shopbop ($298), suede booties–old (similar)

I am a Janska Ambassador!

What an exciting month! I have just found out that starting in November, I will be an ambassador for Janska! I am their first ever! Yeah, Women over 45! Yeah, ME! Each month, I will feature a new Janska style and host a giveaway for you my lucky readers, so signup for my email newsletters so you don’t miss anything!

Janska is USA Sewn

Janska products

Janska started with a simple dream by Jan Erikson to help people live more comfortably and easily—in style. They use elegant fabrics, classic designs and energizing colors to create clothing that looks good and feels good. Jan Erikson and her team design and sew her outwear in Colorado Springs. A stunning blue eyed blonde woman over 45, Jan has recently been featured in the New York Times, A small clothing maker tries to keep sewing in the U.S.

Janska Georgia Jacket – Just Right!

janska Georgia

The Janska Georgia jacket has an asymmetrical fold-down collar that is just right length to cover your behind when you wear boots and leggings. I like how the coat is longer in the back and shorter in the front giving me an illusion of more height. The roll-up sleeves make me feel cozy and the 3 button closure gives me flexibility in the look of this jacket. The Georgia is a machine washable fleece made in USA.  The Georgia comes in sizes Small-Large, and in a variety of colors including classic black, red, kiwi, jade, port and camel. (The Chief Blonde is wearing a small camel Georgia)

Janska Margot — Vesatile!

janska margot

How regal I feel in this Janska Margot wrap! Isn’t it stunning with booties? When I have on my Ray-bans, I feel so mysterious. You will love this cape because it is reversible. The color choices are slate to black, artichoke to black or paprika to black as I have featured here. Because the cape is 100% polar fleece and washable, I think I have discovered the perfect travel coat.  It’s wonderful for Women over 45 (and our younger friends too) who are constantly heating up and cooling down. Janska also suggests this Janska Margot wrap as the essential travel garment for cruising through security checkpoints.

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Fall Fashionsta 2014

This Janska Giveaway is part of the Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event. The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde after all these Years and Katy from  Modly Chic  All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 113+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize! For every giveaway in the Fall  Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Events Main Event Prizes.




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The $500 Paypal Grand Prize is  provided by Fashionista Events Hosts. Take a moment and think about how much fun it would be to get an extra $500 to spend on any little old thing you want! Pretty exciting thought, isn’t it?  All you have to do is take the next 8 days and work your way through the Grand Prize Rafflecopter! Head here to enter for the Grand Prize!  Good Luck!








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Midnight Velvet is providing our first prize prize with a $300 shopping spree to the Midnight Velvet siteYou will find, at Midnight Velvet  a shopping experience that invites you to immerse yourself in a world of dramatic fashions, glamorous jewelry, fragrances and exotic home décor that delights you with its quality and beauty. Clothing is available in both Misses and Plus sizes.  Head here to enter for the 1st Place Prize!  Good Luck!  Watch for an exciting outfit post from Midnight Velvet modeled by the Chief Blonde. 







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Last days of summer, Getting the Most out of your Wardrobe

[ 36 ] September 17, 2014 |

Are you getting the most out of your wardrobe?

Last days of Summer


The Chief Blonde is wearing:

Shoes -Dr. Scholl’s Milestone Wedges (Sold Out, Similar)

Jacket – Loft White Denim (Sold Out, Similar)

Peacock Belt (Vintage 80s baby!)

Sundress (Elle for Kohls, Similar)

I never seem to want to stop wearing summer clothes and I certainly am not in a rush for summer to disappear. During these final days of summer, I like to wear some of my favorite pieces just one more time. I call this “Getting the most out of your wardrobe.” As it’s getting a little cooler in Michigan, I might have to throw on a jacket or a sweater, but it’s a great way of extending your summer shoes and dresses just a few more weeks, don’t you think?

Making the most of your wardrobe



Making the most of your wardrobe

There is a new internet site that I found that has used designer clothes. I picked up a silk jacket, a black jacket with embellishments, a Lauren denim vest, and a pair of leather Nine West Shoes all for $36 from the sales section. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE PRICES. Everything was in like new or very good condition. BONUS? A majority of the proceeds go to charity! For example, out of my $36 that I spent?  $19 goes to the charity designated by the owner that donated the clothes. This can’t miss site is called FASHION PROJECT.  GO THERE NOW! (before I buy all the good stuff!)

How do you extend your summer wardrobe fun?



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