Category: Outfits modeled by women over 45

One Dress Three Looks from Monroe and Main +$110 Giveaway!

[ 298 ] February 15, 2015 |

One Dress, Three Ways

Monroe and Main Stunning Spring Fashion

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

Monroe and Main Spring Graphic Print Dress Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARS

The Chief Blonde is wearing the Monroe and Main Geometric Dress ($90 Sale) in each of the looks above.  Photo #1: Turquoise bracelets–bangle c/0 Simply Bracelets $20), Chelsea Link bracelet ($36) and Audrey Bow bracelet ($22) c/o Bee Bangled Bracelets, Max Studio top coat–consignment STEAL from the Fashion Project ($9), vintage suede booties. Photo #2: Loft 3/4 sleeve jean jacket, various silver vintage bracelets, Carol Brodie Earrings  ($279), Kate Spade Brogues from Shopbop ($178) Photo #3: Nine west Pumps via ebay, vintage 80s belt, Forever 21 Skirt ($22).  

Monroe and Main for Spring — One Dress Three Ways

Monroe and Main has been featuring this stunning geometric dress on their site for spring.  The second I saw it, I knew it must be mine!  Aren’t there just certain items you see and you just KNOW you will wear them over and over?

Monroe and Main Spring Graphic Print Dress Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARSEven though it’s the dead of winter…yes, 2 degrees outside, this dress is just stunning with this black top coat and suede vintage booties. It’s just the punch of needed color for this dreary time of year.

Monroe and Main Spring Graphic Print Dress Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARS

This sheath style dress is the perfect cut for my hourglass figure. It minimizes the bust, skims over the bumps and ends at the perfect point just above the knee.

Monroe and Main Spring 2015 Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARS

With the plethora of colors in this dress, I can choose almost any shoe, sweater or piece of jewelry in my closet and I can make the dress look totally different.  Here’s a few other very different looks.

Monroe and Main Spring Graphic Print Dress Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARS

In the elegant look above, I have turned the dress into a top, pairing it with a lined tulle skirt.  How’s that for variety?

Monroe and Main Spring Graphic Print Dress Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARS Here I strike a more casual pose, and the dress moves effortlessly into that realm as well.  The slightly above the knee length enables me to wear the Monroe and Main Geometric dress with high shoes and not look trampy or low shoes and not look frumpy.

Monroe and Main Spring Graphic Print Dress Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARS

 The Monroe and Main Blog–prepare for spring with your own ” One Look Three Ways “

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:

We have worked with Monroe and Main frequently.  Look over all our Monroe and Main reviews.

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THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from Feb. 16–March 2nd 11:59 PM EST 18+ US Only

THE PRIZE

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$110 Spring Accessory Bundle from Monroe and Main. Plus 26 other bloggers are also giving away the IDENTICAL bundle on their blog.

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Sweet Valentine Janska Audrey Coat Review + $165 Giveaway

[ 428 ] February 1, 2015 |

Give a Janska Coat to your Sweet Valentine!

Janska Audrey COAT

Yes, it’s 2 degrees outside!! Janska’s first ambassador, Shelley Zurek , the Chief Blonde, was provided this Janska Audrey Coat  in red ($165). In this photo, she is also wearing Clarks Black Leather Boots (similar), and Tiffany Atlas Collection earrings.

My daughter Kelly and I headed over to the Historic Holly Hotel in Holly, MI to celebrate the end of the holiday season and her heading back to her last semester of college! Her LAST first day of school! Whew!

While there we had afternoon tea and we took the time to recreate a photo from Walt’s and my wedding that took place 16 years ago! She is still my little sweetie even if she taller than me now.

Janska Audrey Coat

In order to take me into the season of love, Janska sent me this gorgeous Audrey jacket in red. The shape is an A-line Swing Coat that can be buttoned all the way up! The shirred funnel collar is fastened by an oversized faceted domed button, with four smaller matching buttons down the front. I love that it has roomy pockets and hits just above the knee!

Janska Audrey COAT

While incredibly elegant, this coat is surprisingly washable and so easy to wear. You’ll just love the variety of colors you can choose for this coat.

Janska Audrey COAT

This coat is warm, I would probably wear it for temperatures that were 30 degrees F and up. I can see the Janska Audrey working in your closet wherever you live in the US! Psst…Janska coats are US made!

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As I am Janska’s ambassador, I have been reviewing a wide array of their products. Visit all our reviews.

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The Chief Blonde models Janska clothing: left to right, top to bottom: Janska Georgia Jacket in Camel($158) and Janska Margo Cape in Paprika and Black ($129) Review; Janska Denver jacket ($139) and Ruffle Scarf ($42) Review; Boulder Coat in Check ($174) Review;  Josie Vest in Slate ($129) paired with the Lois Hat ($28, sale $20) and Zoe Scarf ($42) Review; the Janska Roxie Trench Coat ($175, Sale $120) Review; and the Janska Eliza ($149) Review

Top 5 Janska Clothing features:

  • 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 loves their customers and features their reviews on their site. Make sure if you love your Janska, head over there and submit your review!

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

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THE GIVEAWAY

The giveaway runs from Feb. 2-Feb. 16, 2015 11:59 PM EST.  US ONLY  18+

THE PRIZE

$165 Janska Gift Code,  non-transferable must use by March 31, 2015.

This Janska Audrey coat giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

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2015 Color of the Year Marsala from Kohls + $50 Giveaway

[ 471 ] February 1, 2015 |

Dress yourself in the warmth of Sicily! Marsala!

2015 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR MARSALA Still Blonde after all these years Shelley zurek

The Chief Blonde is wearing Marsala items provided by Kohls. Photo 1:  Apt. 9® Open-Work Lurex Sweater ($50, Sale $20). Also wearing North Face Jacket, Clarks boots.  Photo 2:  Tek Gear® Shapewear Colorblock Workout Leggings ($44) + Tek Gear® Raglan Workout Tee ($20, Sale $11.99) Also wearing Gap Moto Jacket, Nike shoes Photo 3: AB Studio Striped Sweater Dress ($39 SOLD OUT), also wearing White Mountain suede boots

2015 Color of the Year Marsala

Pantone, the leading authority in color, recently announced its rich, captivating 2015 Color of the Year Marsala. Described as a “naturally earthy and robust wine red” by Pantone, this deep red-brown hue will be the must-have color in fashion, beauty and home décor in the coming year. Here’s some example pieces that you can find on Kohl’s site currently, but hurry this color sells out fast!

2015 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR MARSALA Still Blonde after all these years Shelley zurek

Marsala wine is a fortified wine from Sicily. It’s commonly used for cooking to create rich caramelized sauces. When you are wearing Marsala, you forget about the winter cold and start dreaming of the gorgeous Sicilian sun and countryside!

2015 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR MARSALA Still Blonde after all these years Shelley zurek

Kohl’s has so many different pieces in the Marsala tones, but if you see something in that tone…BUY IT! I found several of the items that I adored were gone just a week later. The marsala color is hot hot hot this year! Also visit Tanya’s Shopping Diet Blog  on Facebook to see how she styled the Marsala color.

2015 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR MARSALA Still Blonde after all these years Shelley zurek

Here’s some more Marsala ideas from Kohls!  #Yes2You #FindYourYes

2015 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR MARSALA Kohls #Yes2You #findyouryes

Lipstick Queen - Red Carpet Edit Lipstick Feature:  The Lipstick featured in this post is from Lipstick Queen–Red Carpet Edit ($55).  All the lipsticks in this collection are enriched with nourishing natural oils and protective anti-oxidant Vitamin E, this hydrating trio will leaves lips soft, supple and deliciously moisturized.  Red Sinner was my favorite for the collection, because it looked great with everything I put on this winter season.  The Saint red was more sheer and good for everyday.  Finally the Red Metal really did have a metallic look that was a fun as it was surprising!

Can’t wait to win the $50 Kohl’s gift card to buy marsala items?

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THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from Feb. 2-Feb. 16, 2015 11:59PM EST US only, 18+

THE PRIZE

$50 Kohl’s gift card

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apparelforallWelcome to the “Apparel for All” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby Cupcakes.  Now that you have entered our giveaway keep hopping to all the other giveaways on these fine blogs! Be sure to check out the Grand Prize on Mama’s Baby Cupcakes blog for a chance to win from Mama’s Jewelry.


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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.