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Bootie Trends Fall 2014

[ 12 ] October 17, 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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NYC Inspired: Elie Tahari for DesigNation, Kohl’s,

[ 78 ] October 15, 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?


$153 Pattern LA Dilly Bag and Accessories Giveaway

[ 289 ] October 14, 2014 |

What’s Your Favorite Pattern?

Patten LA Products

Dilly Bag – Ottie Black ($58), Ruby Essentials Case – Fleur Berry ($24), Sydney SmartPhone Case – Fleur Berry ($24), Logo Print TT Essentials Bag Large ($24), 

Recently, I was contacted by Pattern LA to feature their bags. One little peek and I was hooked! Tiffany Lerman (daughter of English novelist, Jackie Collins) is famous in her own right as the designer and owner of Pattern LA. She designs tote bags, accessories and diaper bags for girls, women, moms and grandmas of all ages! Pattern LA 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!

Pattern LA

 Just check out this fabulous Pattern LA Dilly bag!

Patten LA Dilly Bag

The Dilly Bag ($58) is a great mid-sized bag made of stain resistant matte laminated cotton. With multiple interior and exterior pockets, an attached zippered cosmetic pouch and a contrasting interior lining and modern hardware accents, it can hold anything from a laptop to books to on-the-run essentials. Double handles offer comfort while the slightly-structured silhouette and chic patterns make Dilly ideal for everyday use. Doesn’t this look so much better than those BORING laptop bags?

How about Pattern LA Accessory Bags?

Patten LA Ruby Essentials Case Sydney Smart Phone

Pattern LA carries many accessory bags that can function alone or inside your bag or tote. The Sydney SmartPhone Case ($24) functions as a wristlet or you can stick it in your favorite purse. The best part of the Sydney wristlet? It has a clear pvc window (you can see and use the touch screen through it) and a chain so it can function as a shoulder bag as well. Ruby Essentials Case($24) comes in several color choices. It’s a terrific everyday or travel wallet (can hold checks, a passport, foreign currency, travel docs) and is big enough to hold a Kindle, too! I think that means it will hold my NOTE3 as well.

Pattern LA Clear TT Essentials Bags make totes functional

Patten LA TT Essentials

What I hate the MOST about a tote bag is that all of your stuff gets lost at the bottom! Pattern LA Logo Print TT Essentials Bag Large ($24) and Small ($22) addresses that exact issue! Slip these accessory bags into your tote and keep your items contained, plus you can see through the bag to easily locate what you want!


CAN’T WAIT TO WIN a Pattern LA Bag and accessories?

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Giveaway open to US only.  October 14-23 11:59 PM EST. 18+ Where legal.


$153 Total Prize from Patterns LA

  • Dilly Bag – Ottie Black ($58)
  • Ruby Essentials Case – Fleur Berry ($24)
  • Sydney SmartPhone Case – Fleur Berry ($24)
  • Logo Print TT Essentials Bag Large ($24)
  • Logo Print TT Essentials Bag Small ($22)

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This Pattern LA Giveaway is part of the Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event. The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde after all these Years and Katy from  Modly Chic  All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 113+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize! For every giveaway in the Fall  Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Events Main Event Prizes.



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Bring On Boot Season with Color!

[ 404 ] August 24, 2014 |

Fall Color with Monroe and Main

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic 

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

 The Chief Blonde is wearing Monroe and Main Woven Buckle Boot ($119), BB Dakota Dress ($90 Sold Out, Similar, see it again here).

You might not feel it yet, but fall is around the corner. I saw a tree that was changing colors when I took my daughter back to college for her senior year. *CRIES*…for the end of summer and daughter returning to school.

One thing fall means is the return of boot season.WHOOT! Monroe and Main sent along these fantastic knee high woven buckle boots to show you how they are incorporating color into their fall line.

Boot Season Fall Color

Trust me when I tell you, cute knee hight boots in navy blue like this are impossible to find. The weave on the boot is super classy, while the padded footbed provides hidden comfort.

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

The 3 1/4″ heel is the perfect height for me, I don’t feel like I am teetering. I am 5′ 4″ with short legs, so flat ankle boots aren’t really that flattering on me.  But I feel like even at 52, I can rock this higher heel height without looking dowdy or trampy. Did I succeed?

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

I also like that the calf is wide enough so I can wear the boots with skinny jeans, leggings, or tights when it gets chiller. Here’s a few more COLOR selections from Monroe and Main’s fall lineup. I know you will drool.

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

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Buy all the new fall colors at Monroe and Main website. You absolutely MUST follow Monroe and Main on Facebook, as they constantly have fabulous giveaways.


Giveaway runs from August 25th through September 8th 11:59 PM EST. 18+ Void where prohibited.


Monroe and Main Fall Color 2014Winner will win this $100 gorgeous bag. 24 other bloggers are giving away this fabulous Monroe and Main Studded Tote 3 in 1 as well. That’s right 25 totes, 25 chances to win!  Once you enter my giveaway, use the linky to keep hoping to all the other 24 giveaways. Get your color for fall!







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