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Bring On Boot Season with Color! + $100 Giveaway

[ 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

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.


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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Navy Navy Navy! Navy Shoes for Fall 2014 Women over 45

[ 13 ] August 18, 2014 |

For Fall 2014, think Navy Navy Navy

navy shoes for fall

Heels Shown: Left to Right Top to Bottom: Love these eyelet cutouts! Kate Spade New York Lana pump $350; The classic Rhinestone Badgley Mischka  Hollie pump $235; the sexy tie-up Sam Edelman Zachary Ankle Cuff suede pump $140; Enzo Angiolini Samendra platform pump, $120; Kate Spade New York Lennin flannel pump $350; i love the deep vamp on this Louise et Cie Hermosah pump $117

Boots and Shoes: Left to Right Top to Bottom:  I have green rain boots like these Hunter for Rag & Bone Tall Rain boot, $295, so expensive but so FAB; Kork-Ease Natalya burnished leather Demi boot $190; Jeffrey Campbell Flannel Cutout Bootie, $210Nine West Saxophone flat, $69; you will see these Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over the Knee boot everywhere but the price ($665) is Wowza; the good old winter stand by Ugg Austraila Azalea boot gets an update in blue $185

I just love the shoes for fall don’t you? And navy is such a prominent color once again.You will find navy coupled with other shades of blue, black and camel. Look for it everywhere! It’s navy shoes for fall all the way.

Here’s a favorite Navy Shoe of mine from several years ago.

“The Shoe” that Works


The Chief blonde is wearing Blue Slingback from Vera Wang for Kohl’s (2011 collection $89.99.  similar), with a vintage denim jacket and old Express Maxi dress.  

You have that shoe. You know the one. It’s the one you bought ages ago… It’s just the right color… The right height…  It goes with everything. It’s easy to walk and stand in.

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  The Chief Blonde wears “The Shoe” with a dark navy vintage hose and a “Rita” style Karina Dress ($169)

It’s “The Shoe” if you could only pack one for the weekend (who EVER does that?), it would be the one you’d grab. It looks good with hose or not…always gets compliments years later…makes your legs look hot.


 The Chief Blonde wears “THE SHOE” with head to toe Fresh Produce clothing.  

“The Shoe” can even make capris look better. That’s saying a lot.

Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Dressed up for a wedding, the Chief Blonde sports a dress by Monroe and Main, vintage DKNY Pointelle sweater and “The Shoe” 

When you have your son’s wedding and a company gifts you the perfect dress to wear…it’s no shock that the shoe is the one that looks best!  There is only one question…

Why oh Why, didn’t you buy all the colors they had in “The Shoe”?
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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. 


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


$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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Vintage Cutouts!

[ 156 ] July 22, 2014 |

Giraffes and Flower Power

Vintage Giraffe Sweater cutouts

After church, Walt and I usually stop and get some groceries at our local Kroger store.  I am usually dressed up so outfit pictures naturally follow.

This floral cutout skirt–Wowza!

Cutout florals

What makes this skirt so cute?  Laser-cut posies bring cool dimension to this mid-length JOA skirt ($58). Hidden back zip. Lined. The prices is really fantastic to0 for this dressy of a skirt!  

It’s all about the details

Cutout Details

I adore the details of this outfit: the felt trim of the sleeve and the felt giraffe on the breast of the cardigan, the peacock necklace (so cheap from ebay) and the satin ladylike MaryJane’s!  It’s easy for you to recreate the look.

Don’t forget a fab bag!

Best Tote Ever Ever

This is my favorite bag at the moment! Why is this bag insanely great? It’s a tote with pockets! Lots of them. No more digging around for your keys, phone and glasses! I featured this bag before here. 

Outfit Details

 JOA’s Jaime floral detail skirt ($59 Shopbop.com What a steal!)

Vintage giraffe cashmere sweater (similar, Nordstrom’s $46)

Turquoise pumps (from Payless.. similar Nordstroms $46)

Michael Kors Multifunctional tote–my favorite bag ATM ($298–worth every cent via Shopbop.com)

Mint camisole from Meijers, $6.99 (similar)

Cute turquoise table and chairs $89 at Kroger (similar from Kohls)

PSSSST: Sale Alert!

ShopBop. com has 25% off all their Sale items through Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nordstrom is having it’s Anniversary Sale until August 4, 2014

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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

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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


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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