Category: Outfits modeled by women over 45

Vintage Accessories with Karina Dresses Emily

[ 26 ] April 6, 2014 |

Dressorize with Vintage Accessories!

Blog Note: Whoot! I was provided a classic Karina Dresses Emily for this “Vintage Accessories” review!

Vintage Accessorizing Karina Dresses Emily

Vintage and Vintage Look Accessories: Vintage Clip Teal Beaded Clump Earring (similar):  Bakelite Rhinestone Hinged Cuff (similar); Bally Oxfords (similar); Simple Vera Vera Wang for Kohls Necklace (similar) and Vintage Jacket with Faux Leather trim (similar);  last picture, the Chief Blonde is wearing Laura Mercier Gel lip Colour in Clementine ($23). 

Vintage Accessories : Making a modern look feel familiar

Oh, how I love to accessorize! One of these days, I will do a post on how I store my accessories, which I am sure will amaze you. Of all my accessories, my vintage accessories are my favs. They just look so unique and really hit the mark when putting together any outfit.

A bright lipstick for spring, like this Limited Edition Laura Mercier in Clementine,  is so appropriate. It’s a gel based lip color and the coverage is sheer with the most surprising vanilla flavor!

The Karina Dresses Emily

Vintage Accessorizing Karina Dresses Emily

Location:  The “Old” Clarkston United Methodist Church. The Chief Blonde is modeling the Karina Dresses Emily ($118) in Black Stripe Ponte

The Emily from Karina Dresses is a shift/sheath dress that hits at the knee. The fabric that I am wearing the Emily dress in above is black with gorgeous silver metallic stripes. The dress is neutral in a fun way, because it’s not just black/black/black. I found it very easy to accessorize. The Emily is officially now the Chief Blonde’s favorite Karina, a shift/sheath dress always is the perfect fit for me. Currently, the Karina Dresses Emily lists for $118! STEAL!

Like all Karina dresses, the Emily is made right in the USA in Brooklyn, NY! All Karina Dresses are machine washable and wrinkle-free (perfect for spring breaks or summer vacations). I would advise this dress for anyone with an hour glass figure like me! While only currently available in darker work appropriate colors, I hope they bust this dress out in some bright graphic prints for summer!

Super for church, work or travel

I have worn this dress three times since getting it a week ago! It’s hands-down my favorite Karina! It moves easily and works with everything I own. I wore it to church and then Walt snapped these pictures on our way home at the side of the Old Clarkston United Methodist Church (now a residence). Then, I wore it to Chicago for a quick weekend trip to see my new grand neices!  After that, I wore the Emily over to our neighbors for drinks and board games. The dress transitioned perfectly, no matter where I wore it.

Karina Dresses Dresstacular™

event 9 Karina dresses

This is round ten of the Karina Dresses Dresstacular™. In this post, the Chief Blonde is wearing the Karina Emily dress. Buy the Emily dress ($118). Above are the eight Karina dresses that  I have tried thus far in #Dresstacular :  Left to right: Gala Dress Review or Buy it!; Patti Dress Review or buy the Patti Dress Penelope dress review styled as a skirt or buy the Penelope dressMeagan Dress Review or Buy it!; (Large middle photo) Penelope dress in Cheetah; Josie Dress  Review or Buy it!Sophie Dress Review or Buy it!;  Rita Dress Review or Buy it!;


Make sure to watch for and enter  ROUND #10 of Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ where one winner will win 6 dresses ($1000 Value!)

Get social with Karina

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[ 57 ] March 21, 2014 |


Blog Note: Whoot! I was provided a snazzy Karina dresses Penelope for this “Cheetahlicious” review!

Karina Dresses Cheetah Penelope 1

Location: Fenton Fire Hall, in Fenton, MI. The Chief Blonde is wearing Karina 3/4 Sleeve Penelope Cheetah Dress ($158), Sam’s Club embellished tank top (similar), Aerosole oxfords  (similar) , 

The Karina Dresses Penelope

The Penelope from Karina Dresses has a criss-cross v-front, small gathers on front and back bodice, waistband with pleated skirt, and pockets!!! I love how it is not a big flowy skirt, but a little more fitted. It hits me above the knee ( I am 5′ 4″). Currently, the Karina Dresses Penelope  lists for $158. (Psst…there might be a sale) Get over there NOW!!

The Penelope is one of my favorite Karina Dresses but I wouldn’t advise it for those that are long waisted. It lends itself well to wearing with a camisole and/or a sweater. As always, I adore Karina dresses because they are US MADE, right in Brooklyn, New York.

Karina Dresses Cheetah Penelope spring 2014 #dresstacular

Don’t up you love this turquoise Penelope for spring? Karina dresses are made of limited edition microfiber fabric that is breathable and durable. They fit great and are very flattering…they will be there for you, 5 pounds up or down!

Great for Drinks with Friends or Playing Marbles

Karina Dresses Cheetah 3a

I wore this dress on a trip out with friends to the Fenton Fire Hall, in Fenton, MI.  After we ate, we went to  a friend’s and played marbles until 12:30 am! The dress took me through 7 hours and still looked grand.

Looking at Penelope from a different angle

Penelope Karina Dress Mad for plaid 2

 Here’s a look at how Jennifer from Makobi Scribe, Jenna from Momma Told Me,  and Vovoa styled the Penelope.

Karina Dresses Dresstacular™

Karina Dresses collage

This is round nine of the Karina Dresses Dresstacular™. In this post, the Chief Blonde is wearing the Karina Penelope dress. Buy the Penelope dress ($158). Other Karina Dresses I have wore: Left to right:  The Chief Blonde models 7Karina Dresses.  Left to right: Rita Dress Review or Buy it!;  Patti Dress Review or buy the Patti DressPenelope dress review styled as a skirt or buy the Penelope dressJosie Dress  Review or Buy it!;  Sophie Dress Review or Buy it!;  Meagan Dress Review or Buy it!;  Gala Dress Review or Buy it!


Make sure to watch for and enter  ROUND #9 of Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ where one winner will win 6 dresses ($1000 Value!)

Get social with Karina

Sign up for Karina Dress  Newsletter here: Link to the website is:

If you are a blogger and you would like to do a review of a Karina Dress, they choose their reviewers from their affiliates! You can sign up to be an affiliate here:

Check out my other lovely blogger friends in Karina!

Graphic Coats for Spring with a Modern Twist

[ 18 ] March 16, 2014 |

Graphic Coats — Abstract pattern and contrast trim

For this Graphic Coats for Spring post, I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a Kohl’s gift card to facilitate my post and as a thank you for participating.  #MC

Graphic Coats Kohls Collage Graphic Coat Simply Vera

Spring Kohl’s pieces.  1st,2nd, 3rd and 4th picture: Simply Vera Vera Wang Graphic Coat ($98, on sale for $68); 3rd Picture: Vera Wang crinkled top ($40, on sale for $28) and Vera Wang ankle pants; 3rd picture: Dana Buchman banded wedge sandals  ($70, on sale for $42).  Remainder of clothing is the Chief Blonde’s own. Photo and Video Credits: Madison and Miranda Dingeldey

Spring Graphic Coats

On the runway and in the fashion magazines for spring, you will see the graphic coat repeated everywhere. I particularly love this Simply Vera by Vera Wang graphic coat from Kohl’s spring collection. It was the first piece that grabbed my attention when I strolled into the store. My Kohl’s always has the Simply Vera collection featured at the the front of the ladies section with 3 eye-catching outfits on 3 mannequins. My favorite collections at Kohl’s for Spring included Simply Vera, Dana Buchman and Jennifer Lopez.

Graphic Coats Kohls Collage Graphic Coat Simply Vera

Buy it off the dummy

It’s always easy for me to decide what to buy when I go in a Kohl’s store. I usually buy a piece or entire outfit right off the mannequin, and usually off mannequin in the Simply Vera section! I find the clothes on the “dummy” are often the cutest pieces in the collection. Of course, I am more than able to mix in my own twists and supplement with additional pieces of my own.

Update your wardrobe for spring

I noticed several trends as I shopped Kohl’s for spring. As you consider what pieces to add to your wardrobe for spring keep these trends in mind:

  • Graphics and mixed media
  • Pink and china blue
  • Laser cut everything
  • Sheers
  • Nautical stripes
  • Statement necklaces

My Favorite outfit combination from my shopping trip:

Graphic Coats Kohls Collage Graphic Coat Simply Vera


The Dana Buchman shoes in this outfit are not only FAB but they are comfortable as well, because they are wedges. The Simply Vera Skinny jeans have just enough stretch to provide comfort and style.  I love the Simply Vera crinkle top for the color and mixed media look.

Check out all the ways I wore this Graphic Coat!

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Digging Spring with Monroe and Main + Fashionista Style Hop

[ 75 ] March 11, 2014 |

Got my Booties on and I am Ready for Spring!

Monroe and Main Spring Fashionista

The Chief Blonde is wearing the following provided by  Monroe and Main: Adobe Rose Dan Post Boots  ($159), Faceted Stone Necklace ($29.95), Velvet Trim Tee (Originally $49.95, on sale for $17.99).  Sweater by Isle Apparel (similar).

Darn it! Is Spring EVER going to get here? Yes, that is waist high snow behind me. Granted, it was 54 degrees outside today and the snow was melting like crazy but I am ready for green grass and lots of sun!

Monroe and Main — Fashionsita Preview

We are working with Monroe and Main again for our Fashionista Events Giveaway (March 6-14). Have you entered yet? Get over there now!

Katy, my Fashionista Co-host,  just posted her personal spring Monroe and Main choices over on Modly Chic. Now it’s my turn to show you how my shoe choice that will take me into spring from Monroe and Main. They have many wonderful shoes to choose from and accessory collections in addition to their women’s clothing (including plus sizes).  I think you will remember the big campaign we just did with them for the “Knot your Mother’s Dress“.

Dan Post adobe Rose Monroe and Main Spring Fashionista

Adobe Rose Boots by Dan Post for Monroe and Main–Leather ($159)

These Dan Post boots are just adorable. I have always longed for a pair of Dan Post and these booties were perfect. The leather upper has a distressed look with authentic western stitching. There is a padded footbed for comfort (which I need) and 1 3/4″ heel (that is essential to me because of my arches). I love how they look and feel already broke in.

The selection at Monroe and Main for footwear is  just stunning. They always have the latest styles and feature all the latest styles.  I can’t say enough about the variety and color choices.  Here’s just a smidgen of their cute spring offerings:

Monroe and Main Spring shoe collection Fashionista

Watch for this Grand Prize Sponsor during the Fashionista Events Giveaway (March 6-14).  Two lucky winners will win a $200 & $100 Shopping Spree to Monroe and Main for Spring.  

The Fashionista Style Hop + Win $50 Paypal

A group of my Fashionista friends and I get together each for the Fashionista Style Hop, some weeks the style hop is sponsored with a giveaway, other weeks we feature a specific fashion topic, and some weeks we get to discover all the fashion of beauties all over the internet. No matter what we have going on, we are certain you will love what you see here and want to participate in our great giveaways or link up your look to the style hop!

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Join Us Every Tuesday!

Katy from Modly Chic and Still Blonde after all these YEARS (that’s ME) will be hosting the Fashionista Style Hop on our blogs. Every Tuesday, you can link up your latest style post right on Still Blonde after all these YEARS!  The following week, the hop will be on Katy’s blog, Modly Chic. 

Need a reminder? Sign up here for a weekly reminder that we will send out to you via email on Monday so that you don’t forget to post on Tuesday! Subscribe to our Fashionista Style Weekly Reminder

Link up your Style Posts, Fashion Articles or Fashion Giveaways!

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Charge and Carry with Scottevest

[ 311 ] March 5, 2014 |

RELAX! Re- Charge and Carry with Scottevest
Scottevest charge and carry Travel Vest 2

The Chief Blonde is wearing the Scottevest Travel Vest($125), Covered Perfectly Open Collar top ($49.95), Fossil Sunglasses (similar), Scala Packable hat, Leggings–Sam’s Club (similar) and Columbia Sportwear Drainmaker Water Shoes ($48).

The Scottevest Travel Vest allows you to Charge and Carry all your Devices

SCOTTEVEST (SeV) with its patented Personal Area Network (PAN) from TEC-Technology Enabled Clothing®, is the only apparel engineered to keep Google Glass, iPhones, and iPads charged and on hand. SCOTTEVEST has a host of coats, vests, pants and accessories for men and women to help you carry all your devices.

Yet, you are really only carrying around a bunch of bricks, if you can’t keep these devices charged!

We, SCOTTEVEST, through our patented Personal Area Network via TEC-Technology Enabled Clothing®, allow you to wire your devices to power sources in your clothing without having wires dangling all over you. We’re thrilled to see new developments in the wearable space, but would love to see some developments in power. Until that day comes, we are happy to provide solutions to this problem.

                                              ~SeV/TEC CEO and Founder Scott Jordan

Listen to Scott Jordan as he discusses his Charge and Carry Philosophy.

Recharging while relaxing!

Scottevest charge and carry Travel Vest 3

I enjoyed this SCOTTEVEST Travel Vest while at the beach.  I could take along my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and charge it with my portable Targus charger.  TheVest has a system inside it to run the cords for charging (or headphones), making it the perfect article of clothing when you are out and about but still needing to stay connected.

As many of you know, SCOTTEVEST has been our Fashionista sponsor for the last three Fashionista events! I think this might be their most exciting prize ever, as we feature the SCOTTEVEST Travel Vest ($125). This tech enabled SCOTTEVEST has 17 pockets and compartments for all your electronic needs. Due to their superior design, Scottevest products never look bulky or weighed down.

Watch this video of Scott and Laura Jordan (SCOTTEVEST founders) and a few of their team as they model the Travel Vest.  Laura Jordan is my favorite SCOTTEVEST model as she is a smart, talented and gorgeous woman over 45! I wish she was featured more prominently on the site as I think she would sell tons of their products!

 Meet your Fashionista Event Hosts

Spring Fashionsta 2014

This Scottevest Giveaway is part of the Spring  Fashionista Giveaway Event. The SPRING 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, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize! For every giveaway in the Spring  Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the Spring Fashionista Events Main Event Prizes.  


Meet your Grand Prize Sponsors

Covered Perfectly Spring fashionista 2014

Covered Perfectly is providing Spring Fashionista Events Grand Prizes (Enter the Grand Prize here:  )  2 Grand Prize winners will receive 12 tops, 1/month over the course of a year, valued at approx. $600/winner! Isn’t that stunning? Covered Perfectly makes flattering tops (misses and plus sizes) comprised of a full collection of super-soft MicroModal tops in a variety of colors and the cute patterns.  US Shipping is FREE and they also now ship worldwide.


Monroe and Main Fashionista Events Sponsor 1st and 2ndMonroe and Main is providing our first and 2nd place prizes. (Enter the 1st and 2nd Place here: )  $200 & $100 shopping spree to their site, Monroe and Main, You will find fashion that is FIT FOR YOU with both Misses and Plus sizes. They also carry shoes, jewelry and other accessories.


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Winner takes home $125 Travel Vest  from SCOTTEVEST in their choice of size and color

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