Category: Outfits modeled by women over 45

Holiday Cheetah: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls +$25 Kohls Giveaway

[ 199 ] December 15, 2014 |

Cheetah is the New Sparkle for the Holidays

Jennifer Lopez Cheetah Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma BootsThe Chief Blonde is wearing three fabulous holiday pieces provided by Kohls: The Jennifer Lopez Twist Front Sheath ($60, Sale $42), Sonoma Boots ($85, Sale $50), Hanes Seasonless Control Top Tights ($12). Also wearing faux shearling duster coat from Sam’s Club (similar), Monroe and Main Necklace (similar), wrap bracelet and cuff bracelet. 

You know I love “Sparkle” and sequins and Holiday Pink. I do! I do! But sometimes, I want to wear something a little wild and different for the holidays, especially during the daytime. This Holiday Cheetah outfit from Kohl’s is perfect for a brunch or lunch with your girlfriends.

Jennifer Lopez Cheetah Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma Boots

The thing I love about Kohl’s at the holidays or anytime of year is that I can find just the right outfit every time in a price that stuns my friends. I often wear clothes from their Jennifer Lopez line (here), Simply Vera by Vera Wang (here), and I adore all their DesigNation collaborations, like this recent one I modeled for Elie Tahari’s Line for Kohl’s.

Still Blonde after all these Years Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma Boots

And can we just talk for a moment about these Sonoma boots? Perfect heel height, perfect boot height and just the right amount of casual will make these my go to boot this winter. The best feature? For a Michigan winter? They are faux leather which means they will wear and wear and then wipe right off. I detest trashing leather boots with all the snow and salt, don’t you?

Jennifer Lopez Dress

This Jennifer Lopez Twist Front Sheath is so forgiving. It hides what you don’t want everyone  to see, comes in several different colors, and provides just the right amount of holiday “Look at Me” as a substitute for sparkle.

Jennifer Lopez Cheetah Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma Boots

One thing you may not know about me is how much I love a good deal. Trust me when I tell you, I am the deal hound. On this particular look, I shopped on Cyber Monday so I was able to get free shipping and 30% off. My husband swears it’s almost FREE for me to shop at Kohl’s!

Will you be wearing Holiday Cheetah or Animal Print this holiday?

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy these fashions and so many other cute holiday looks at Kohls.com

THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from 12-16-12-30 11:59 PM EST. 18+

THE PRIZE

$25 Kohl’s gift card (e-code)

This Kohl’s Gift Card  giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.  Kohl’s did not sponsor the giveaway (only the outfit post), the gift card is hosted by me.

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Home-for-the-Holidays  Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! Don’t miss the amazing Grand Prize for this Event – a $150 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Storeenter here. Now that you have entered our giveaway keep hopping to all the other giveaways on these fine blogs!

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The Shopping Coat: Janska Boulder Coat and Dillion Hat Review +$213 Giveaway

[ 294 ] December 7, 2014 |

FOUND!  The Perfect Shopping Coat– Janska Boulder Coat

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

Janska’s first ambassador, Shelley Zurek , the Chief Blonde, was provided the Janska Boulder Coat in Check ($174). In this photo, she is also carrying her favorite bag the Michael Kors Multifunction Tote ($298), Vintage Pedrino Bow Booties (similar

I am always and forever freezing. Needless to say, from November to March you will often see me in a hideous full length green down coat. I am not kidding. Function over form when it comes to warmth.

However, I am still menopausal. So I can go from freezing to hot in a snap! When I go shopping in a mall, or to one of my nephew’s basketball games this Janska Boulder Coat is just the perfect weight of coat to wear. This washable heather, faux felted wool coat features a wing collar and an open cascading front. Generous patch pockets and contrasting black stitching add that extra touch to this fashionable cover- up.

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

This is a coat I would take on a trip as well because it can go from casual to dress without missing a beat. Below, I wore the jacket to a Christmas concert at a local Mega-church in Plymouth, MI.

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

The Chief Blonde is wearing the Janska Boulder Jacket and is holding the Janska Dillion Hat $39 (both part of the Colorado Collection). She is also wearing Rag & Bone Stiletto Jeans ($129 on Sale) and Vintage Hale Bob Oxford heels. 

The Dillion hat is so sweet. I wore both the coat and the matching Dillion hat shopping. I had a man come up to me and ask me if I was a designer. He loved the pairing so much! My sister-in-law loved the coat and hat as well, because she too agreed the Janska Boulder Coat is the perfect shopping coat.

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

What you will love about Janska Garments:

  • Washable
  • Made in the USA of American-milled fabric
  • Wide range of styles
  • Sizes from XS to XL
  • All styles come in a wide variety of colors

still blondePssssst! Janska has a great shipping deal for you! 

free shipping

 

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy the Janska Boulder Collection pieces at Janska’s website.

Get Social with Janska on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from 12-7 through 12-20 11:59 PM EST US only (where legal) 18+. This Janska  giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

THE PRIZE

$213  Janska Gift Code,  you can choose the items featured in this giveaway post or any items up to a $213 Value

  • Colorado Collection Boulder Coat
  • Colorado Collection Dillion Hat

Non-tranferable. Must use by Jan. 30, 2015.

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Christmas wishes 2014 still BLondeThanks to Momma Told Me for hosting the Christmas Wishes Blog Pop hop. you can head to Master Linky to enter the $1000 in prizes in the Blog Pop Hop.

Versatile Winter Pink with Monroe and Main + $100 Giveaway

[ 290 ] December 4, 2014 |

Winter Pink will take you through the holidays and beyond

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic

Monroe and Main Holiday 2014 Transitional Outfit Day to Night Outfit

Monroe and Main sent us several outfit pieces to showcase for the Holidays. The Chief Blonde is wearing 1st Picture: Monroe and Main Gala Lace Skirt ($60), Midnight Velvet Soft Sophisticate Top ($50), Sterling Forever Jewelry (featured here), Monroe and Main Metal Mesh Bag ($40), Vintage Pedrino Boots (similar) 2nd Photo:  Monroe and Main Gala Lace Skirt ($60), Monroe and Main Gala Tux Jacket ($80), C. Wonder belt (similar), Monroe and Main Gold and Rhinestone Necklace ($35, sale: $17), Shoes from Sears (Sold out–similar)

Whether you need Transitional or Versatile

We all need transitional pieces that can take us from fall to winter, from winter to spring.  As well, we need versatile clothing where we can change it up, use it for various occasions on the same day, and extend the wear of the item throughout the season and even for years beyond. That is especially true for holiday clothing choices.

Monroe and Main Holiday 2014 Winter Pink Outfit Day to Night Outfit

I always love pink for the holidays.  It’s soft and surprising, a great variation on red and sparkle. Winter pink is extra special and it plays wonderfully against black. In my outfit above, I love the way this black lace overlays the lovely pink lining, don’t you? And what could  be more elegant than pairing the look with sheer hoses and elegant d’orsey style pumps?  I like this above look for a fancy business party, an evening Christmas church service, or even a visit to Nutcracker ballet.

Monroe and Main Winter Pink

In this “Going to church Look”, the Chief Blonde is wearing a MaxMara wool Coat (similar),  Monroe and Main pink scarf ($25), and her favorite tote–the Michael Kors Jet Set  Multi-functional Tote ($298). 

Winter Pink from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day

Can’t you just see how easy these Monroe and Main pieces are to wear?  They sit just right and the pink is soft, beautiful and feminine.  This skirt is especially wonderful, because it is a tad longer in the back then the front. Not a true hi-lo (which I don’t like) skirt but it just has enough extra length where the skirt hits in the back to say “YES, I could wear this to meet the Queen.”

Monroe and Main Holiday 2014 Winter Pink Outfit Day to Night Outfit

The Monroe and Main Blog–get inspired

Monroe and Main has a new blog and you can get inspired by the various topics they discuss.  I encourage you to check it out. Here’s several posts that guided me for developing my post today:

 Outfit Outtakes–Just so you know…

As the weather was brutal in Michigan (think NO SUN FOR DAYS)….we headed out to a local nursery to get these shots. You would have died laughing at Walt and me moving around the Poinsettias and pricing signs. Yeah, this is what I do to get the shot for you guys!

Monroe and Main Holiday 2014 Winter Pink Outfit Day to Night Outfit

 

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy all the lovely holiday fashions at Monroe and Main, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from Dec. 4th–Dec. 17th

THE PRIZE

The winner will win a $100 Monroe and Main Holiday Accessory Bundle. This Monroe and Main  giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.Monroe and Main Holiday 2014 Transitional Outfit Day to Night Outfit

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  Christmas wishes 2014 still BLondeThanks to Momma Told Me for hosting the Christmas Wishes Blog Pop hop. you can head to Master Linky to enter the $1000 in prizes in the Blog Pop Hop.  Also, use the Linky below for 24 more chances to win the Monroe and Main Holiday Accessory Bundle. All these bloggers are also giving away the exact same prize bundle…25 winners.


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Holiday Plaid! How to Wear a Plaid Shirt in the Winter

[ 117 ] November 16, 2014 |

Plaid is Mad! Bring down your holiday sparkle with plaid!

Holiday Plaid! How to Wear a Plaid Shirt in the Winter Foxcroft

 How to Wear a Plaid Shirt in the Winter? Foxcroft sent us this amazing plaid shirt to show you how!

The Chief Blonde is wearing:

Foxcroft Holiday Red Wrinkle Free Tunic (Exact $80)

Sears Pleather Moto Jacket (see it again here and here) (Similar here )

Old Navy Sequin Baseball Shirt (Similar)

Monroe and Main Gold and Rhinestone Necklace ($35, sale: $17)

Black Leggings (Similar)

Loft Suede and Leather Oxford Boot (Similar)

Michael Kors Multifunction Tote (IT HAS POCKETS Inside!) (Exact, $298)

Walt and I went shopping on Friday to a fancy mall in Troy, Michigan called the Somerset Collection. He wanted to go to the Apple store there to ask some questions about his iPhone5s. The Apple Store is huge there and it was a mad house! It made me want to pick up some Apple stock, seriously.

North-Grand-Court-Somerset-North

The mall is a perfect place to take indoor outfit shots during Michigan’s dreary fall days.

Holiday Plaid! How to Wear a Plaid Shirt in the Winter Foxcroft

How to wear a plaid shirt in the winter? Wear plaid in holiday colors and couple it with lots of bling!

When we left the house, I said to Walt, “Do you think this outfit has too much bling?” He quickly replied, “No! I think the plaid shirt gives it a casual feel, but it still looks dressy.” I wasn’t convinced but I kept it on due to his enthusiasm!

Surprise!  As I shopped, while he was in the Apple store, I had no less than 5 people tell me they liked some aspect of my outfit: the necklace, my lipstick, or the shirt. Now I have worn this outfit before (all black) without the red plaid shirt, and received nary a compliment,  so I am sure it was the pop of red plaid from the Foxcroft shirt that got me all the attention.

Holiday Plaid! How to Wear a Plaid Shirt in the Winter Foxcroft

We took the next shot in a long covered “walking sidewalk” overpass that connects two sides of the Somerset collection over a major street.

North-Skywalk-East-Facing Somerset Collection

I show you this for two reasons. One is that I want to illustrate that your fashion pictures as a fashion blogger are still possible in the winter, you just have to be creative. Second, I think it’s fun as a reader sometimes, to understand where we are and what we did to get the shots you see.

Holiday Plaid! How to Wear a Plaid Shirt in the Winter Foxcroft

This plaid blouse is part of Foxcroft’s Holiday Checklist collection. Haven’t checked out Foxcroft lately? You will be surprised!  They still have the same high quality but the look of their products along with updated social media makes them a force to be considered. Women over 45 (and all our younger friends) should check out our blog article or head over to Foxcroft to view their Holiday Checklist.  

How to wear a plaid shirt in the winter…what do you do?  Will you consider holiday plaid for the upcoming season?

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