Category: Outfits modeled by women over 45

Vintage Cutouts!

[ 4 ] July 22, 2014 |

Giraffes and Flower Power

Vintage Giraffe Sweater cutouts

After church, Walt and I usually stop and get some groceries at our local Kroger store.  I am usually dressed up so outfit pictures naturally follow.

This floral cutout skirt–Wowza!

Cutout florals

What makes this skirt so cute?  Laser-cut posies bring cool dimension to this mid-length JOA skirt ($58). Hidden back zip. Lined. The prices is really fantastic to0 for this dressy of a skirt!  

It’s all about the details

Cutout Details

I adore the details of this outfit: the felt trim of the sleeve and the felt giraffe on the breast of the cardigan, the peacock necklace (so cheap from ebay) and the satin ladylike MaryJane’s!  It’s easy for you to recreate the look.

Don’t forget a fab bag!

Best Tote Ever Ever

This is my favorite bag at the moment! Why is this bag insanely great? It’s a tote with pockets! Lots of them. No more digging around for your keys, phone and glasses! I featured this bag before here. 

Outfit Details

 JOA’s Jaime floral detail skirt ($59 Shopbop.com What a steal!)

Vintage giraffe cashmere sweater (similar, Nordstrom’s $46)

Turquoise pumps (from Payless.. similar Nordstroms $46)

Michael Kors Multifunctional tote–my favorite bag ATM ($298–worth every cent via Shopbop.com)

Mint camisole from Meijers, $6.99 (similar)

Cute turquoise table and chairs $89 at Kroger (similar from Kohls)

PSSSST: Sale Alert!

ShopBop. com has 25% off all their Sale items through Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nordstrom is having it’s Anniversary Sale until August 4, 2014

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Double Take Dressing, Midi Dress

[ 8 ] July 6, 2014 |

Midi on the Double!

Blog Note: Whoot! I was provided a classic Karina Dresses Jenny!

Karina Tracey Midi

The Chief Blonde is wearing Karina Dresses Tracy in Apricot Roseblum Print ($138), Purple and Clear Statement Necklace (similar), Silpada Silver Earrings (similar), Jewels for Hope Bracelet ($65), Wedge Lavender Sandal bySimply Vera, Vera Wang for Kohls (similar).  Lipstick: Crème Lip Colour in Tangerine, $24

The Midi, the saga continues

In last month’s  blog post Midi Length Dresses?  Right for You? on the midi-length Tracey by Karina Dresses, I talked about my love/hate relationship with the Midi dress and how I had first worn the length in the 80s. I loved the length for it’s coverage, I hated the length because it can swallow up a short/medium height woman. So now I have given the length a go again here’s the two looks side by side.

Jazz Karina Dresses up with Laura Mercier Creme Lipcolour in Tangerine!

laura mercier tangerine creme lip colour

Laura Mercier Creme Lip Color in this lovely shade of Tangerine delivers ultra-rich color in an irresistibly lightweight formula. I like that it moisturizes along with being anti-aging, antioxidant and it contains plumping ingredients which enhance the lip. You will never tire of this shade Tangerine…one of the Chief Blonde favorite!

Karina Dresses Tracy, a midi length dress

This Tracy dress from Karina dresses is great for inverted triangle, rectangle, and hourglass gals! It’s a sassy mid-length dress with short bell sleeve, cut on the bias making it super easy to wear! I call it a t-shirt cut. I like the slightly longer sleeve as it covers my arms in a good way.

Like all Karina dresses, the Tracy 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!  It was not as fitted around the breast area as many of the Karina styles are.  You can find this dress right now in this print or in some fun paisleys. But hurry, the fabrics are limited and when they are gone they are gone.

Now that you have seen it twice, will YOU be wearing the new Midi length dresses this time around?

Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation

Karina Dresses

This is round thirteen of the Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation. In this blog post, The Chief Blonde is wearing the Tracey Midi dress.  In this picture, she models 11 Karina Dresses.  Left to right: Penelope dress in Cheetah,  Penelope dress review styled as a skirt, Tracy Midi Dress Review, Rita Dress Review,  Sophie Dress ReviewGala Dress ReviewMeagan Dress ReviewEmily Review Jenny Dress Review,  Josie Dress  Review, and  Patti Dress Review   All Karina Dresses can be purchased at their WEBSITE

PSSST!

Watch for and enter  ROUND #13 of Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ where one winner will win 6 dresses ($1000 Value!) starts Tuesday Night!

Get social with Karina

Sign up for Karina Dress  Newsletter here: http://bit.ly/KDnews. Link to the website is: http://bit.ly/karinadresses 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: http://bit.ly/KDAffiliate

Check out my other lovely blogger friends in Karina!


THE BEST TOTE BAG IMHO

[ 22 ] June 25, 2014 |

The Summer Tote –Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Multi-function Tote

Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Multifunction Tote

The Chief Blonde and the model are carrying the Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Multi-function Tote.  ($298…Sale $225). The Chief Blonde is also wearing a Tracy Karina Dress ($158) and Seychelles Shoes (similar).

A tote to love

Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Multifunction Tote

Why this Michael Kors tote bag is the BEST TOTE BAG

  • Large center divider pocket to keep all your items organized, 5 additional inner pockets
  • Looks like a “Cool Girl” bag, functions like a “Mom Bag”
  • Big enough to hold you tablet or laptop
  • Saffiano leather, which means a leather that is stamped with a cross hatched design making it particularly durable against scratching

Love Michael Kors Totes?

Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote

Here’s several other Michael Kors Totes to whet your style whistle! 1. Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Multi-function Tote. ($298) 2. Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote ($298) 3. Michael Kors Small Jet Set Travel Tote ($228) 4. Michael Kors Jet Set Travel TZ Tote ($278)

It’s the perfect time to pick up a few new summer things with all of the great sales going on right now. Try to use this sale time to find great basics that you can wear for years! I put together a list of a few of my favorite Shopbop items just in time for their extra 25% off with code 25MORE until Thursday, June 26th. Here’s a few of my favorites which I am considering:

shopbop

This JOA Jamie’s Floral Detailed Skirt is a mere $58. I can’t wait to try on these  Rachel Zoe Ryan Chambray slouchy pants $107 (sale 80.25). This 7 for all Mankind Chambray Jumpsuit is pricey at $298 but the cut looks timeless. I have looked high and low for a romper just like this Blank Denim Chambray Romper for $110. 

What pieces of clothing are you still scouting to round out your summer wardrobe? 

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Midi Length Dresses? Right for you?

[ 58 ] June 7, 2014 |

Karina Dresses “Tracy” brings the Flowers for Spring

Blog Note: Whoot! I was provided a classic Karina Dresses Jenny for this “Midi Length” review! Midi Lenghth Dresses 2   The Chief Blonde is wearing Karina Dresses Tracy in Aqua Poppy Print ($158), Silver and Turquoise Necklace (similar), Loft Cardigan (similar), Michael Kors Bag($298), Seychelles Shoes (similar). 

The Midi, my love/hate relationship

I have a love hate relationship with midi length dresses. I love how they cover my legs, give me that 40s  (as in 1940s) look, and make me feel secure that my butt will always be covered.  The bad part about a midi length dress, for me, is that I often feel swallowed up by it. Also, this length was popular in the mid-80s,  so I am hesitant to bring that era back.

1987 midi

The Chief Blonde rocks the midi length dress circa 1987

Karina Dresses Tracy, a midi length dress

This Tracy dress from Karina dresses is really the best of both worlds in the land of midi length dresses. It is a midi length but because it’s a t-shirt/sheath cut it looks great without the engulfing nature of most midis.

Kariana dresses Tracy Midi Length dresses

Like all Karina dresses, the Tracy 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!  It was not as fitted around the breast area as many of the Karina styles are.  You can find this dress right now in this print or in some fun paisleys. But hurry, the fabrics are limited and when they are gone they are gone.

Will YOU be wearing the new Midi length dresses this time around?

Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation

Karina Dresses Jenny

This is round twelve of the Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation. In this post, the Chief Blonde is wearing the Karina Dresses Tracy. Buy the Tracy dress ($158).  Above are the ten Karina dresses that  I have tried thus far in #FrockstarNation :   Left to right: Jenny Dress ReviewJosie Dress  Review, Patti Dress Review Penelope dress in Cheetah, Sophie Dress Review Penelope dress review styled as a skirt, Rita Dress Review,  Emily Review,  Gala Dress Review, and the Meagan Dress Review
All styles available at Karina Dresses

PSSST!

Make sure to watch for and enter  ROUND #12 of Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ where one winner will win 6 dresses ($1000 Value!) starts tomorrow NIGHT!

Get social with Karina

Sign up for Karina Dress  Newsletter here: http://bit.ly/KDnews. Link to the website is: http://bit.ly/karinadresses 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: http://bit.ly/KDAffiliate

Check out my other lovely blogger friends in Karina!

Getting the Shot. Laughter as a Trigger!

[ 32 ] May 21, 2014 |

When Taking Photos, Introduce Laughter

I wrote about my experience with Poise Microliner as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SAMInYourPants

Light Bladder Leakage Poise Getting the Shot #SAMInYourPants

As a lifestyle/fashion blogger, my husband takes a lot of pictures of me. Many of the shots, you never get to see. Thank goodness! One of his best techniques is to get me laughing like the shot above. This approach usually leads to a great relaxed shot like this:

Light Bladder Leakage Poise Getting the Shot  #SAMInYourPants

The Chief Blonde is wearing BB Dakota Tallis Knit Dress ($99, Sale $63),  Steven Allover Cutout Oxfords ($119), vintage navy hose, vintage filigree necklace 

Laughter is a trigger

You see, laughter is a trigger for me. It makes me goofy, relaxed and allows me to pose more naturally. Laughter helps me to be less inhibited and as a result enables us to get a great shot.

Laughter, unfortunately, also is a trigger for light bladder leakage for myself and many other women, especially those over 45. I get irritated at having to change my underwear several times a day and never being able to wear the same pair of pants twice! You know how it goes, one minute you are laughing your butt off with your family and the next minute you realize that all that laughter has triggered leakage.

Light Bladder Leakage Poise Getting the Shot #SAMInYourPants

 

Time to discuss this important topic — Light Bladder Leakage

I put off writing this post, as I was unsure how to tackle it. I found it pretty embarrassing to discuss my issues with you. Then I realized, maybe by discussing the topic, I could help others. Once I turned the focus off of myself, discussing this issue became much easier. Light bladder leakage is so real for so many woman yet, not surprisingly many women won’t or don’t talk about it…ever. I’ll bet YOU or someone you know has experienced light bladder leakage over the course of their life, right?  

Laughter Protection

Light Bladder Leakage Poise Getting the Shot #SAMInYourPants

I have recently discovered the Poise Microliner. It’s the thinnest liner available in the light incontinence category but seems to be just what I need, as a women over 45, when the giggles hit. I found that the super absorbent material (SAM) that the liner is made from was adequate to save my delicate lingerie and pants or tights from unfortunate leakage. Poise Microliner is so small that it will fit right in your pocket, backpack or even tiny evening bag.

EXCLUSIVE SAMPLE!

Now that I have tried the Poise Microliner, Poise and I would like to offer you an exclusive sample! Head over to the Poise website and get your free sample of the Poise Microliner! See if Poise Microliner can get you laughing again and help you get the SHOT!