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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

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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!

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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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Favorite Pink Jackets For Spring

[ 427 ] January 22, 2015 |

The Chief Blonde’s Favorite Pink Jackets!

Favorite Winter-into-Spring Pink Coats

Pink Jackets Winter Nordstrom

Look 1 (Quinn–$240), Look 2 (North Face Hyline $199), Look 3 (North Face Moss Bud Jacket $149), Look 4 (North Face Thermoball $199)

While the ground hog will be looking for his shadow in the next few weeks, there is still a lot of winter left. These “think spring” pink winter jackets above are just the right shade to get you through the rest of winter. I have recently discovered North Face (What? Am I the last one on the planet?) and am in LOVE! I have the longer car coat verison of the Thermoball, it weighs about 2 oz and is soooo warm.

Favorite Fun Pink Jackets

Pink Jackets Fun Nordstrom

Look 1 (Columbia Whirlybird $200) Look 2 (Collection B Angel Hair $68, Sale $40) Look 3 (Top Shop Polka Dot $170) Look 4 (Kate Spade New York Talia $698)

Sometimes pink jackets and coats are all about fun and you can’t deny that these fit the bill. I don’t know if I would look adorable in look 2 & 3 or just like a giant stuffed toy? What do you think?

Favorite Everyday Pink Jackets

Pink Jackets  Nordstrom

Look 1 ( J.O.A Single Button Car Coat $128), Look 2 (Topshop Tailored Peplum $90), Look 3 (Mural Boyfriend Blazer $74), Look 4 (Ralph Lauren Peplum Jacket $150)

Just throw these everyday pink jackets on when you want to feel soft and feminine or scream pink, whichever is the case. I know I would feel happy all day in these shades.

Favorite Pink Moto Jackets

Pink Jackets moto

Look 1 (Chelsea28 Pink Leather Jacket $198), Look 2 (Ace Delivery Moto $128), Look 3 (Kohls Apt. 9 Motor Jacket, Sale $28)

I just adore the cut of a moto jacket. I have about 5 and still can’t get enough. I just ordered the Look 3 above from Kohl’s and can’t wait to get it and style it for an outfit post!

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Pink Jacket of the Moment!

Rag & Bone Pink Devoe Coat

 Rag & Bone Devoe Coat ($795)

Yes, it’s insanely expensive. No, I don’t need it. No, it’s not the most expensive coat I have ever bought (went crazy in Vegas once and bought a Max Mara). But…isn’t it just so pretty? You can find it over at Shopbop and also here’s some ideas “for her” and “for him“.  Would I wear it everyday and never take it off? Quite possibly, but I do love my Janska’s too, so I’d have to swap out with them.

Are you eyeing a PINK jacket?

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January Favorites

[ 420 ] January 8, 2015 |

The Chief Blonde’s January Favorites

Wardrobe Investment Basics

I was hoping to make a video of all my favorites, but it didn’t happen. So instead, I’ll will just show you my favorite products/fashions/etc. for January via this blog post. Let me know in the comments if you like the feature or would rather I make a video. All items this month are unsponsored, but I will always tell you when they are sponsored. This month my focus is Wardrobe Investment Basics.

The Wardrobe Basic Sunglasses

Ray Bans Traditional and Oversized

If you are going to invest in one pair of pricey sunglasses, buy a pair of Ray-ban Wayfarers. These glasses are uber-cool, retro and never wrong. Left to right: Ray-Ban Original Wayfarers ($155 via Shopbop.com) and Ray-Ban Outsiders Oversized Wayfarers ($155 via Shopbop.com)

The Wardrobe Basic Black Boots

 

Wardrobe Basic Black Boots

If you head to NYC this season, you will see these Stuart Weitzman over the knee boot everywhere. ($635 via Shopbop.com). You have to try on a pair of Hunter Rain boots just one time to understand why these rain boots are superior in every way to the cheap ones. ($158 via Shopbop.com). These days everyone needs a short black bootie, these British inspired moto-vibed boot Rocket Dog Camilla ($69 via Zappos.com) will be smashing with your favorite moto-jacket and leggings or paired with a edgy skirt.

Wardrobe Basics The Black Tote

Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Multifunction Tote

I am not a huge purse fan. That’s why you’ll almost always see me carrying this tote from Michael Kors. It’s elegant, has pockets and goes with everything. With only one purse, I have more money to spend on shoes. YEAH! (Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Multifunctional Tote $295 via Shopbop)

Favorite Consignment Store for picking up Wardrobe Basics

Fashion Project

Fashion Project is a designer clothing donation site where you can donate clothes and a substantial portion of sales goes to your designated charity. You can also buy donated clothes and a majority portion of your purchases go to the charity selected by the donor. It’s such a win-win site and the DEALS ARE INSANE! Many great items from J.Crew, Banana Republic, Coach, Joie, etc. many items are $5. Psst…Watch for their sales, the deals get even sweeter! Wait…What? Here’s my invite link . Below you will see just one of the items I have bought this year (most under $10!).

kay unger jacket

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