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

[ 230 ] 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

Monroe and Main Accessory Bundle

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

27 blogs + 27 Prizes = 27 Chances to Win!  

 

This $110 Monroe and Main Spring Accessory Bundle giveaway is  hosted exclusively on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

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$58 Shameless Statements Necklace Giveaway

[ 161 ] February 12, 2015 |

Shameless Statements Handmade Statement Necklaces

Shameless Statements Review
 Gold Triangle Pendant Statement Necklace- Leather & Layered Chains – Bronze, Silver, White ($58)

The Gold Triangle Pendant Statement Necklace in Leather & Layered Chains  with Bronze, Silver, White is super unique. I know it will be one of my staples for years, looking great with a sequin jacket or a denim shirt. It’s piece that transitions effortlessly.

About Shameless Statements

At Shameless Statements, you will find a variety of unique necklaces, from trend chokers and bib statements to beaded pieces and pendant necklaces. ShamelessStatements is a place for you to celebrate your unique and unabashed sense of original style. Designer Nicole Parisi hails from Chicago, IL.

Psst! Free Priority Mail Shipping!

Shameless Statements is currently offering free 1-3 day Priority Mail shipping in the US. Custom orders are welcomed and most necklace lengths can be altered upon request (via Etsy conversation).

Buy the Shameless Statement pieces at Shameless Statement Esty Shop.
still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: This giveaway is sponsored by me so enter away!

THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs Feb. 13-Feb. 27 11:59PM EST

THE PRIZE

$58  Gold Triangle Pendant Statement Necklace- Leather & Layered Chains from Shameless Statements (pictured above). 

This $58 Shameless Statement  giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

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Handmade-from-HeartThanks to Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro for hosting the Handmade from the Heart Giveaway Hop. This Hop has been such a success in the past that we brought it back for round 3 because it seems everyone loves beautiful handmade items! Each blogger in this Event has a handmade giveaway worth at least $25, so be sure to hop around and celebrate Handmade from the Heart! And you definitely do not want to miss the fantastic handmade goodness of the Grand Prize… a $200 Etsy Gift Card!


So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Handmade from the Heart participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Blog Notes

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?

Find all your 2015 Color of the Year Marsala clothing and home products from Kohls!

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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.


Blog Notes

DISCLOSURE: Post may contain affliate links, which at no cost to you helps me fund this website. Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Apparel for All” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez

[ 138 ] January 31, 2015 |

My Favorite Mexican Cookbook

Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez

Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking

still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: Truly Mexican is my favorite Mexican cookbook. The recipes are obviously by a great chef but the book teaches as you cook. The pictures are phenomenal and this is a large oversized hardcover book that you can display proudly on your cookbook shelf!

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (April 19, 2011)
  • 128 recipes
  • Illustrations of every recipe
  • Regional twists are included
  • Recipes cover main dishes, sides, salsas, guacamoles, moles, adobos, and more.

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