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Favorite Pink Jackets For Spring + $25 IHop Gift Card Giveaway

[ 305 ] 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? 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 and Ray-Ban Outsiders Oversized Wayfarers ($155 via

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 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 These days everyone needs a short black bootie, these British inspired moto-vibed boot Rocket Dog Camilla ($69 via 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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New Year Style! Janska Eliza Jacket Thea Hat Review

[ 508 ] January 5, 2015 |

Janska welcomes you to the New Year in style!

Janks Eliza Coat Thea Hat Review

Janska’s first ambassador, Shelley Zurek , the Chief Blonde, was provided the Janska Eliza Jacket  in Artichoke ($149). In this photo, she is also carrying her favorite bag the Michael Kors Multifunction Tote ($298), Clarks Black Leather Boots (similar), and Simply Vera Vera Wang Leggings from Kohl’s($42)

What a wonderful holiday season it was! In the first week of December, Walt and I went to see It’s a Wonderful Life performed as a one-man play (so unusual)!  Then the parties just started to flow from there: a neighborhood party, a Christmas concert, we had all 4 of our children and our daughter-in-law for Christmas Eve, my parents came on Christmas day, we went to Walt’s family several days after Christmas, a neighborhood New Year’s Eve party, and wrapped the whole season on Jan. 3 when I attended a bridal shower for a friend and then had 19 people to my house the same day for a family holiday event. Whew!


So you can bet I needed some great style to take me through all these events. One of my go-to outfit pieces was this lovely Janska Eliza Jacket. It’s reversible, so I can wear it on the black side or the artichoke side and it looks fabulous and different, whichever look I choose.

Janks Eliza Coat Thea Hat Review

I often pair the jacket with this Reversible Janska Thea Hat. With a nod to the a vintage era, this hat looks just right with your Janksa coat or jacket or with any black coat, for that matter.

Janks Eliza Coat Thea Hat Review

I wore this look to a bridal shower at a local church. It was icy and snowy outside but I felt like a ray of sunshine in my warm fleece Janska Eliza Jacket and cozy Thea Hat. Sweet and smart with a hint of sass, the Eliza Jacket skims your curves in all of the right places. Contrasting color edges the seams of this jacket, highlighting the diagonal style lines. This beautiful reversible jacket features a wing collar, fold-up cuffs and decorative buttons. Available in small-large, in artichoke, slate and paprika.

 See all our Janska Reviews

As I am Janska’s ambassador, I have been reviewing a wide array of their products. Visit all our reviews.

Janka Reviews Still Blonde after all these YEARS

The Chief Blonde models Janska clothing: left to right, top to bottom:  Janska Georgia Jacket in Camel($158) and Janska Margo Cape in Paprika and Black ($129) Review; Janska Denver jacket ($139) and Ruffle Scarf ($42) Review, Boulder Coat in Check ($174) Review;  Josie Vest in Slate ($129) paired with the Lois Hat ($28, sale $20) and Zoe Scarf ($42) Review; and the Janska Roxie Trench Coat ($175, Sale $120) Review

Top 5 Janska Clothing features:

  • Washable
  • Made in the USA of American-milled fabric
  • Wide range of styles
  • Sizes from XS to XL
  • All styles come in a wide variety of colors

still blondePssssst! Janska would love for you to know more about their founder, Jan Erikson, a truly inspirational women over 45!  

Jan Erikson Janska

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Holiday Cheetah: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls

[ 420 ] December 15, 2014 |

Cheetah is the New Sparkle for the Holidays

Jennifer Lopez Cheetah Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma BootsThe Chief Blonde is wearing three fabulous holiday pieces provided by Kohls: The Jennifer Lopez Twist Front Sheath ($60, Sale $42), Sonoma Boots ($85, Sale $50), Hanes Seasonless Control Top Tights ($12). Also wearing faux shearling duster coat from Sam’s Club (similar), Monroe and Main Necklace (similar), wrap bracelet and cuff bracelet. 

You know I love “Sparkle” and sequins and Holiday Pink. I do! I do! But sometimes, I want to wear something a little wild and different for the holidays, especially during the daytime. This Holiday Cheetah outfit from Kohl’s is perfect for a brunch or lunch with your girlfriends.

Jennifer Lopez Cheetah Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma Boots

The thing I love about Kohl’s at the holidays or anytime of year is that I can find just the right outfit every time in a price that stuns my friends. I often wear clothes from their Jennifer Lopez line (here), Simply Vera by Vera Wang (here), and I adore all their DesigNation collaborations, like this recent one I modeled for Elie Tahari’s Line for Kohl’s.

Still Blonde after all these Years Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma Boots

And can we just talk for a moment about these Sonoma boots? Perfect heel height, perfect boot height and just the right amount of casual will make these my go to boot this winter. The best feature? For a Michigan winter? They are faux leather which means they will wear and wear and then wipe right off. I detest trashing leather boots with all the snow and salt, don’t you?

Jennifer Lopez Dress

This Jennifer Lopez Twist Front Sheath is so forgiving. It hides what you don’t want everyone  to see, comes in several different colors, and provides just the right amount of holiday “Look at Me” as a substitute for sparkle.

Jennifer Lopez Cheetah Kohls Women over 45 Sonoma Boots

One thing you may not know about me is how much I love a good deal. Trust me when I tell you, I am the deal hound. On this particular look, I shopped on Cyber Monday so I was able to get free shipping and 30% off. My husband swears it’s almost FREE for me to shop at Kohl’s!

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