Category: Outfits modeled by women over 45

$199 Janska Josie Vest, Lois Hat, Zoe Scarf Giveaway

[ 0 ] October 31, 2014 |

Simple, Sleek and Reversible: Janska Josie Vest
Janska Josie Vest, Janska Lois Hat, Janska Zoe Scarf

The Chief Blonde is wearing the 2 beautiful reversible pieces provided by Janska clothing: Janska Josie Vest ($129) and Janska Zoe Scarf ($42). Other items: Sears faux leather Jacket (similar), gray boots from Target (similar).

Special Announcement!  I am Janska’s first ambassador!

Before we take a peek at the Janka’s reversible collection, I just wanted to let you know, I have been asked by Janska to serve as their first ever ambassador. During the course of this year, I will be bringing you pieces from their collection via reviews and giveaways. You will hear about all their yummy fleece and all weather lines. So let’s get this adventure started!

The Reversible Collection

Janska Josie Vest, Janska Lois Hat, Janska Zoe Scarf

A perfect fall day at the height of fall color was an obvious choice for this shoot. Walt and I were on the way home from church and found setting after setting to grab gorgeous fall color as a backdrop for 3 pieces from Janska’s reversible collection. I wore the Janska Josie vest over a leather coat to give my coat some extra length and warmth. I often wear this vest in the house over black leggings and a black shirt.

Janska Josie Vest, Janska Lois Hat, Janska Zoe Scarf

I find myself reaching for my Janska reversible collection pieces again and again. Not only are they warm, stylish and cozy, but they are machine washable…if you know one thing about me, I am a mess maker. Washable is an essential factor to me when choosing clothing.

Janska Josie Vest, Janska Lois Hat, Janska Zoe Scarf

Other than the design of the Janska pieces, the aspect that I admire most is that Janska’s products are they are US made. I prefer to wear US made whenever I can…so Janska and I are a perfect fit for one another.

I apparently have my first Janska ambassador fan!

Janska Reversible Collection

 

still blondePssssst! Janska has two specials going on 10-31 /11-3! Get your Holiday shopping done in one swoop! Janska Moc Socks are on sale for a mere $20 in myriad of colors. If you enter the code TREAT at checkout, you’ll get yourself a free rosette pin!

Janska Moc Soc Special

 

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy the Janska Josie Vest, Lois Hat, and Zoe Scarf at Janska’s website.

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THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from 11-1 through 11-17 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

$199  Janska Gift Code,  you can choose the items featured in this giveaway post or any items up to a $199 Value

  • Josie Vest- Stone, Reversible Collection $129
  • Lois Hat-Paprika, Reversible Collection $28
  • Zoe Scarf-Paprika, Reversible Collection $42

Non-tranferable must use by Dec. 30, 2014.

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$250 Pattern LA Signature Leather Bag Giveaway! Breast Cancer Awareness

[ 220 ] October 23, 2014 |

Think Pink with Pattern LA

Pattern LA Signature Pink Bag PINK Tiffany Lehrman

The Chief Blonde is wearing Pattern LA Signature pink bag– Leather c/o ($250); 3/4 Sleeve denim jacket (similar); Sterling Forever bracelet ($25) and necklace ($39); Nine West Pumps (similar),  Forever 21 Skirt (similar), Made in Detroit Bog Seger Tee ($25)

Fall is settling in around here, as my deck will tell you (leaves everywhere)! I love adding a pop of bright fuschia with this Pattern LA Signature Pink bag that they sent along to us. As much as I love pink, I don’t own a pink bag…imagine. I am fairly sure that in all my 53 years I have never owned a pink bag. Well, whoot…today’s the day.

Pattern LA Signature Pink Bag PINK Tiffany Lehrman

A mid-size tote like this truly a great size, just big enough but not too big. Don’t you adore the Signature Pattern Laser cut design of this bag. It’s a logo without being a logo! The material is a soft pebble leather so this bag is like butter! I can see this bag making a lot of blog appearances!

Pattern LA Supports Susan G. Komen Organization for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pattern LA Pink Products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the month of October, shop Pattern LA pink bags and 20% will go to the Susan G. Koman Organization to help fight breast cancer.

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An Inspirational Woman over 45 — Pattern LA Owner & Designer, Tiffany Lerman

London-born designer, Tiffany Lerman (or TT as she is known to her friends and family), has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, a love of bags and an affinity for beautiful prints and colors. Named as a play on TT, her nickname, Pattern offers a vibrant collection of essential tote bags featuring exclusive and delightful textile designs. Pattern embodies a simple, casual and charming look that women of all ages will want to carry with them everywhere – from the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of London! Tiffany is an inspirational woman over 45, who has created 3 companies in her short colorful life. To see Tiffany’s Bio click here: http://tlerman.uberflip.com/i/296910

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WIN IT FOR A SURVIVOR!

Pattern LA  is bringing you this $250 Pattern LA Signature Leather Bag so you can enter to “Win for the Survivor” in your life.  So if you are a survivor, know someone who is a survivor, or someone who has helped a survivor on their journey then enter for a chance to WIN IT FOR A SURVIVOR.  If you haven’t been touched by breast cancer, and you would like us to choose someone from the stories shared, we can do that too!

THE GIVEAWAY

October 24-31, 2014 11:59 PM EST US ONLY 18+ years of age, only where legal

THE PRIZE

$250 Pattern LA Bag.  This Pattern LA giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter HERE will win.  

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

[ 143 ] October 22, 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?

 

Bootie Trends Fall 2014

[ 64 ] October 22, 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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