Category: fashion review

Double Take Dressing, Midi Dress

[ 14 ] 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!

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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? 

Shopping note

 

 

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!

Pink Clouds Float Me Through My Hectic May

[ 15 ] May 13, 2014 |

Reebok SkyScape Shoes, A new kind of shoe category?

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Reebok SkyScape shoes. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #Skyscape

Reebok Skyscapes Kohls

The Chief Blonde moves her son home from college in her Reebok Skyscape shoes ($65, on sale for $60 at Kohls)

Cute comfort for running around

Mid-Spring has exploded for us. Our first son moved out of his apartment by his law school and is off to Washington D.C. for the summer. Our second son, who is married graduated from college just last week (Yeah…so proud!). Our third son is staying put in his apartment but will be around more because he only has one class for the summer. Our daughter is home for the summer for the first time since she was 12! Whew, you can imagine the pace we have been keeping around here!

As a result, I knew my usual 3″ heels were not going to cut it for the work involved. I was super excited to receive the opportunity from Kohl’s and Reebok to try out the Reebok Skyscape Runaround Walking Shoes. I chose the pink ones. Be advised these are a super bright pink and really a fun color to make your outfits pop!

Reebok Skyscape Runaround Walking shoes — Tons of comfort in 5 ounces!

Reebok Skyscapes Kohls

Giving you a shot of the cushion like sole and upper of the Reebok SkyScape Runaround

I am a person who buys shoes on cuteness factor with daily comfort being secondary to me. However, I must say these received a 5 star rating on both aspects. I truly felt like I was wearing an expensive pair of slippers versus a shoe. The feel is very cushy, like you are being provided all-day-comfort around your foot! I thought it was unique that the Skyscape is was a mere 5.0 ounce shoe, probably the lightest pair I have in my closet!
Reebok Skyscape  runaround Kohls
Shopping escapades with my new pink shoe buddies!

Just like molded foam bras?

I had read that the upper of Reebok Skyscapes shoes were made out of the same kind of material that they use when they make molded foam bras, so I was intrigued to try them as I ran around doing my daily errands. It’s amazing but I have never had a shoe that feels like this, it’s almost as if Reebok has created a whole new shoe category. Believe me I have over 50 pairs of shoes, I have no other pair that provides comfort and fun like the Reebok Skyscape shoes.

Perfect for overall daily comfort and everyday use

On top of shopping and moving, I found that my new pink Skyscapes worked well for general coach lounging and web surfing.

Reebok Skyscapes Kohls

Interested in SkyScapes?

Find out more at about Reebok Skyscape Runarounds from  Reebok and by visiting Kohls online, checking out my review of the shoe, or visit Kohl’s in-store.

 

Poppies! Beautiful Poppies! Dressing with Flowers

[ 54 ] May 7, 2014 |

Karina Dresses “Jenny” brings the Flowers for Spring

Blog Note: Whoot! I was provided a classic Karina Dresses Jenny for this “Poppies” review!

Karina Dresses Jenny

The Chief Blonde is wearing Karina Dresses Jenny in Scarlet Poppy Print ($158), Cult Flux Buckled Boot by Nasty Gal ($98), Dana Buchman Perforated Leather Jacket from Kohls  $98 (similar), Vintage Red Leather Belt (similar), Paisley Bangle (similar) , Red Camisole (similar

Poppy Dresses : Mixing flowers and Leather on a Sunday afternoon

Walt and I usually go to church on Sundays. He is Catholic and I am Methodist so we take turns at each others church. I like to dress up for church for several reasons. First, I am of that age where I think dressing up is important whenever you go out but especially for church. Second, I never seem to leave the house, so when I go out it gives me a chance to get spiffy!

Karina Dresses Jenny

We had both have had it with winter and terrible weather up to our eyeballs, so Walt surprised me by taking me to the lovely local nursery for our photo session. It was just the breath of spring I needed. The setting worked well with this Karina Dresses Jenny in Scarlet Poppy, don’t you think? I love the play of the flowers against the leather jacket and booties!

The Karina Dresses Jenny

Karina Dresses Jenny

Location:  Bordine’s Nursery. The Chief Blonde is modeling the Karina Dresses Jenny ($158) in Scarlet Poppy

The Jenny from Karina Dresses has a sweetheart v-neckline that is slightly crossed in the front for nice coverage, swings at the bottom to define the waist, and hits knee length. This print that I am wearing is so stunning with the bright red flowers with yellow and green splashes against the black background.  I loved the pattern instantly and the fit of the Jenny dress makes this my second favorite Karina style after the Emily.

Karina Dresses Jenny

Like all Karina dresses, the Jenny 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.

The Jenny is your summer weekend dress

I can see me wearing this dress to graduation open houses, weekend trips and without the jacket some red shoes to church.  The easy care of a Karina dress makes the whole look so elegant.

Karina Dresses Jenny

The Gazebo I wish I had! (similar)

Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation

Karina Collage 3

This is round eleven of the Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation. In this post, the Chief Blonde is wearing the Karina Dresses Jenny. Buy the Jenny dress ($158).   Above are the nine Karina dresses that  I have tried thus far in #FrockstarNation : Left to right: Josie Dress  ReviewEmily ReviewPenelope dress review styled as a skirt; Patti Dress ReviewSophie Dress Review; Penelope dress in Cheetah; Meagan Dress ReviewGala Dress Review; Rita Dress Review. All styles available at Karina Dresses

PSSST!

Make sure to watch for and enter  ROUND #11 of Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ where one winner will win 6 dresses ($1000 Value!)

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!