Category: Outfits modeled by women over 45

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.


New Year Style! Janska Eliza Jacket Thea Hat Review

[ 508 ] January 5, 2015 |

Janska welcomes you to the New Year in style!

Janks Eliza Coat Thea Hat Review

Janska’s first ambassador, Shelley Zurek , the Chief Blonde, was provided the Janska Eliza Jacket  in Artichoke ($149). In this photo, she is also carrying her favorite bag the Michael Kors Multifunction Tote ($298), Clarks Black Leather Boots (similar), and Simply Vera Vera Wang Leggings from Kohl’s($42)

What a wonderful holiday season it was! In the first week of December, Walt and I went to see It’s a Wonderful Life performed as a one-man play (so unusual)!  Then the parties just started to flow from there: a neighborhood party, a Christmas concert, we had all 4 of our children and our daughter-in-law for Christmas Eve, my parents came on Christmas day, we went to Walt’s family several days after Christmas, a neighborhood New Year’s Eve party, and wrapped the whole season on Jan. 3 when I attended a bridal shower for a friend and then had 19 people to my house the same day for a family holiday event. Whew!


So you can bet I needed some great style to take me through all these events. One of my go-to outfit pieces was this lovely Janska Eliza Jacket. It’s reversible, so I can wear it on the black side or the artichoke side and it looks fabulous and different, whichever look I choose.

Janks Eliza Coat Thea Hat Review

I often pair the jacket with this Reversible Janska Thea Hat. With a nod to the a vintage era, this hat looks just right with your Janksa coat or jacket or with any black coat, for that matter.

Janks Eliza Coat Thea Hat Review

I wore this look to a bridal shower at a local church. It was icy and snowy outside but I felt like a ray of sunshine in my warm fleece Janska Eliza Jacket and cozy Thea Hat. Sweet and smart with a hint of sass, the Eliza Jacket skims your curves in all of the right places. Contrasting color edges the seams of this jacket, highlighting the diagonal style lines. This beautiful reversible jacket features a wing collar, fold-up cuffs and decorative buttons. Available in small-large, in artichoke, slate and paprika.

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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; and the Janska Roxie Trench Coat ($175, Sale $120) 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 would love for you to know more about their founder, Jan Erikson, a truly inspirational women over 45!  

Jan Erikson Janska

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Last Minute Sales! Shop my Favorites

[ 20 ] December 30, 2014 |

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Now you know I love me some Kohl’s. Here’s some recent outfits I wore from Kohl’s…
Kohls 2014

The Chief Blonde is wearing pieces from Kohls: for Christmas with Walt’s family I wore Elle Runway Collection t-shirt and Scuba Skirt (c/o sold out); for Christmas with our children and my mom and dad, I wore Jennifer Lopez Gold Sparkle Jacket; for early holiday celebrations, I wore this The Jennifer Lopez Twist Front Sheath ($60, Sale $42), Sonoma Boots ($85, Sale $50).

PSST: Kohl’s latest deals. You can use your Kohl’s cash NOW that you earned all throughout December. They are also gifting you $10 when you spend $30 and free shipping when you spend $50. Shop Kohl’s now for all the latest deals. Deals 3 days Only!

ShopBop .com carries higher end designer clothing, but when they have sales…watch out. The prices are a steal but the clothes just FLY out the door so be ready and get there early. Here’s some of my “hearted” Shopbop items that you can still get! PSSSST! 25% off Sale items for the next three days at

Shop Bop New Years Eve Sale

Remember that’s 25% off any sale item through Jan. 1!

C.Wonder! 50% off Everything

Many of you may remember the event I hosted at Somerset Collection last year for C.Wonder!  What a fun event and we raised $400 for Helping Hearts Helping Hands (a Honduran Orphanage).

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All the items in this collection above are from C. Wonder’s 2013 Holiday collection but they have items just as great in their 2014 collection and EVERYTHING…for home and you is 50% off right now including sale items! Plus free shipping for orders over $100. Visit C.Wonder!

My favorite find of 2014: Fashion Project!

Fashion Project is a designer clothing donation site where you can donate clothes and a substantial portion of sales goes to your designated charity. You can also buy donated clothes and a majority portion of your purchases go to the charity selected by the donor. It’s such a win-win site and the DEALS ARE INSANE! Right now they are having 50% off sale items. Many great items from J.Crew, Banana Republic, Coach, Joie, etc. many items are $2.50 with the 50% off sale!!! Wait…What? Here’s my invite link . Below you will see just one of the items I have bought this year (most under $10!).

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Here’s my invite link .

What Sales are you hitting?

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Holiday Cheetah: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls

[ 420 ] 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?

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