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Foxcroft Holiday Checklist for Holiday 2014

[ 491 ] November 10, 2014 |

Making A List! Checking it Twice! Foxcroft Holiday Checklist

Foxcroft Holiday 2014

The Chief Blonde is wearing Foxcroft Mixed Stripe Sweater Jacket ($98), Foxcroft Diane Essential Non-Iron Blouse ($76), Skirt–Forever21 (similar), Boots–the Loft (similar), Necklace and Earrings–Forever Sterling (reviewed here). 

Walt and I headed over to our local nursery after church this week. Bordine’s Nursery in Clarkston was having their annual Christmas Open House event with 20 decorated trees and 10 decorated mantels. You’ll be seeing a post on that really soon! The Purple Majestic Tree Room was the perfect setting to model this gorgeous sweater and blouse sent to us from Foxcroft’s Holiday Checklist Collection.

foxcroft Holiday Checklist

A crisp white blouse is the perfect vehicle for under a dramatic sweater and for displaying your statement necklaces.

foxcroft Holiday Checklist

The sweater is quite warm more like a jacket. It’s styling actually reminded me of the boiled wool jackets I wore when I lived in Switzerland.

foxcroft Holiday ChecklistThe sweater and white non-iron blouse can easily be paired with your own accessories and other holiday clothing items. Foxcroft’s clothes will surprise you. The quality is top-notch, but have you visited them lately? You will be quite surprised at all the changes and updates you will see to the site, clothing line, and social sites.

Foxcroft holiday Checklist

This row of holiday trees just made me feel like dancing!

Foxcroft Holiday Checklist will insure you have all the essentials for the holiday!

foxcroft Holiday Checklist 2014

Foxcroft Holiday checklist is a one stop shop so that for all the must haves for your holiday closet.

  1. The White Shirt
  2. Denim
  3. No-Iron
  4. Plaid
  5. Sweaters
  6. Pattern Play

Also, check out my my outfit post on the Foxcroft Holiday Red Wrinkle Free plaid blouse above. It’s another amazing essential to add to my collection.

UPDATE:  This post also had a giveaway attached. It is over and had 7952 entries. See Giveaway winners.

Blog Notes

Bootie Trends Fall 2014

[ 66 ] October 22, 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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Pattern LA Dilly Bag

[ 345 ] 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!

UPDATE: This post was originally a review/giveaway. The Giveaway is over and had 5459 Entries. See Giveaway Winners.


Janska Georgia Jacket Margot Cape

[ 546 ] October 8, 2014 |

Janska — Just Right and Versatility for Fall!

Janska Georgia Margoti

The Chief Blonde is wearing:  1st Picture: Janska Georgia jacket ($158), leather gloves (similar), Safari scarf c/o Monroe and Main (similar), leather suede boots from the Loft–old (similar).  2nd Picture: Janska Margot Reversible Wrap ($129), Rayban Original Wayfarers via Shopbop ($155), Michael Kors Multi-functional tote via Shopbop ($298), suede booties–old (similar)

I am a Janska Ambassador!

What an exciting month! I have just found out that starting in November, I will be an ambassador for Janska! I am their first ever! Yeah, Women over 45! Yeah, ME! Each month, I will feature a new Janska style and host a giveaway for you my lucky readers, so signup for my email newsletters so you don’t miss anything!

Janska is USA Sewn

Janska products

Janska started with a simple dream by Jan Erikson to help people live more comfortably and easily—in style. They use elegant fabrics, classic designs and energizing colors to create clothing that looks good and feels good. Jan Erikson and her team design and sew her outwear in Colorado Springs. A stunning blue eyed blonde woman over 45, Jan has recently been featured in the New York Times, A small clothing maker tries to keep sewing in the U.S.

Janska Georgia Jacket — Just Right!

janska Georgia

The Janska Georgia jacket has an asymmetrical fold-down collar that is just right length to cover your behind when you wear boots and leggings. I like how the coat is longer in the back and shorter in the front giving me an illusion of more height. The roll-up sleeves make me feel cozy and the 3 button closure gives me flexibility in the look of this jacket. The Georgia is a machine washable fleece made in USA.  The Georgia comes in sizes Small-Large, and in a variety of colors including classic black, red, kiwi, jade, port and camel. (The Chief Blonde is wearing a small camel Georgia)

Janska Margot — Vesatile!

janska margot

How regal I feel in this Janska Margot wrap! Isn’t it stunning with booties? When I have on my Ray-bans, I feel so mysterious. You will love this cape because it is reversible. The color choices are slate to black, artichoke to black or paprika to black as I have featured here. Because the cape is 100% polar fleece and washable, I think I have discovered the perfect travel coat.  It’s wonderful for Women over 45 (and our younger friends too) who are constantly heating up and cooling down. Janska also suggests this Janska Margot wrap as the essential travel garment for cruising through security checkpoints.

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Meet your Fashionista Event Hosts

Fall Fashionsta 2014

This Janska 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 http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com and Katy from  Modly Chic http://www.modlychic.com/.  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.




Meet your Grand Prize and 1st Place Sponsors

Fall Fashionista Events 2014 Grand Prize 1

The $500 Paypal Grand Prize is  provided by Fashionista Events Hosts. Take a moment and think about how much fun it would be to get an extra $500 to spend on any little old thing you want! Pretty exciting thought, isn’t it?  All you have to do is take the next 8 days and work your way through the Grand Prize Rafflecopter! Head here to enter for the Grand Prize!  Good Luck!








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Midnight Velvet is providing our first prize prize with a $300 shopping spree to the Midnight Velvet siteYou will find, at Midnight Velvet  a shopping experience that invites you to immerse yourself in a world of dramatic fashions, glamorous jewelry, fragrances and exotic home décor that delights you with its quality and beauty. Clothing is available in both Misses and Plus sizes.  Head here to enter for the 1st Place Prize!  Good Luck!  Watch for an exciting outfit post from Midnight Velvet modeled by the Chief Blonde. 







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$287 Janska Gift Codes Total — Two winners, One winner gets ($158), One winner gets ($129 Gift Certificate) Non-tranferable must use by Nov. 30, 2014.

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