Category: fashion review

Bring On Boot Season with Color! + $100 Giveaway

[ 262 ] 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

Can’t Wait to Win it?

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.

THE GIVEAWAY

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

THE PRIZE

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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Tops for Women over 40? Covered Perfectly! +$240 Giveaway

[ 393 ] August 6, 2014 |

Perfect Tops for Pre-Fall + Giveaway for you!

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic Tops for Women over 40 Covered Perfectly  The Chief Blonde is wearing the Covered Perfectly Draped Front Top ($60) and  the Wrap over ($60)

Covered Perfectly sent us over two of their tops to style for you! 9 other bloggers are participating as well, so make sure to check the Linky at the bottom of this post to see all of their stylings as well.

Tops for Women over 40 Covered Perfectly

One Top–Looks Great with all your Pre-Fall Looks

The Covered Perfectly Draped Front Top looks great with a dressy skirt or dressy shorts or slinky pants.

Tops for Women over 40

Wear it off the shoulder or on…

I love how Covered Perfectly tops have have a little versatility built into them. The Draped Front top can be worn off the shoulder, on the shoulder in a V, or in a deep V (not shown).

Tops for Women over 40 Covered Perfectly

 Showcase your Jewelry with the Covered Perfectly Wrap Over

The Wrap Over is my favorite Covered Perfectly top. I like how it has an open front with a faux cami under it. Don’t you love how nicely it showcases my jewelry?

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About Covered Perfectly:

Covered Perfectly makes flattering tops comprised of a full collection of super-soft MicroModal tops in a variety of colors and the cute patterns. You will be thrilled to hear that Womens’ Plus sizes have been added to the Covered Perfectly collection as well (www.coveredperfectlyplus.com)  and also now ship worldwide.

Check out our Previous Covered Perfectly Posts

We have previously featured the Covered Perfectly Cascading Vest and several other Covered Perfectly tops when we went on our Cruise Getaway.

COVERED PERFECTLY Tops for Women over 40

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Currently, at Covered Perfectly you can buy two tops and get one free…just use the code B2G1 at  checkout. Make sure to LIKE them on Facebook to keep up with all their latest styles and specials. 

THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from August 7th, 2014 – August 20, 2014 EST

THE PRIZE

$240 Prize– 2 Winners will win a Gift Code Valued at $120 for 2 Covered Perfectly Tops/Vests in their choice of Color/Style (Subject to Availability)

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Blog Notes

Wear A Little Sweater With That Karina Dress

[ 20 ] August 6, 2014 |

Sweaters and cardigans change a look

Blog Note: Whoot! I was provided a classic Karina Dresses Jenny for this Wear a Little Sweater Post. 

Wear a Little Sweater

The Chief Blonde is wearing Karina Dresses Jenny in Hibiscus  Print ($108), Purple and Clear Statement Necklace (similar), Silpada Silver Earrings (similar), Calvin Klein Sandal  (Old, similar), DKNYC Cardigan (old, similar), Michael Kors Multifunctional tote–my favorite bag ATM ($298 via Shopbop.com and worth every penny). Yes, I am wearing my church name tag!!  

Wearing a sweater with a dress

In May’s blog post Poppies! Beautiful Poppies! on the Jenny by Karina Dresses, I featured a gorgeous black and red dress sprinkled with poppies. The dress I am wearing today is the same style but you’d never know it. Just change the print and add wear a little sweater with it and BAHM, the Jenny is a whole new dress, isn’t it?

Jenny Karina Dresses

The Jenny Karina Dresses

Jenny is named for our pal Jennifer from MakobiScribe.com, who works hard, plays hard & loves hard…she faces every challenge with a smile and she inspires us.The Jenny dress features a sweetheart v-neckline that is slightly crossed in the front for nice coverage and swings at the bottom to define the waist at knee length. It’s a great cut for women who have hourglass figures like me.

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 fall vacations).  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 and various other prints.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 Jenny Dress?

Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation

Karina Dresses Tracey

This is round Fourteen of the Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation. In this blog post, The Chief Blonde is wearing the Jenny Midi dress.  Left to right: Penelope dress in Cheetah,  Penelope dress review styled as a skirt, Tracy Midi Dress #1 Review and Tracy Midi Dress #2 Review (3rd Photo and Large Right Photo) , 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 #14 of Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ where one winner will win 6 dresses ($1000 Value!) starts Friday 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!

Double Take Dressing, Midi Dress

[ 16 ] July 6, 2014 |

Midi on the Double!

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

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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