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Vintage Accessories with Karina Dresses Emily

[ 37 ] April 6, 2014 |

Dressorize with Vintage Accessories!

Blog Note: Whoot! I was provided a classic Karina Dresses Emily for this “Vintage Accessories” review!

Vintage Accessorizing Karina Dresses Emily

Vintage and Vintage Look Accessories: Vintage Clip Teal Beaded Clump Earring (similar):  Bakelite Rhinestone Hinged Cuff (similar); Bally Oxfords (similar); Simple Vera Vera Wang for Kohls Necklace (similar) and Vintage Jacket with Faux Leather trim (similar);  last picture, the Chief Blonde is wearing Laura Mercier Gel lip Colour in Clementine ($23). 

Vintage Accessories : Making a modern look feel familiar

Oh, how I love to accessorize! One of these days, I will do a post on how I store my accessories, which I am sure will amaze you. Of all my accessories, my vintage accessories are my favs. They just look so unique and really hit the mark when putting together any outfit.

A bright lipstick for spring, like this Limited Edition Laura Mercier in Clementine,  is so appropriate. It’s a gel based lip color and the coverage is sheer with the most surprising vanilla flavor!

The Karina Dresses Emily

Vintage Accessorizing Karina Dresses Emily

Location:  The “Old” Clarkston United Methodist Church. The Chief Blonde is modeling the Karina Dresses Emily ($118) in Black Stripe Ponte

The Emily from Karina Dresses is a shift/sheath dress that hits at the knee. The fabric that I am wearing the Emily dress in above is black with gorgeous silver metallic stripes. The dress is neutral in a fun way, because it’s not just black/black/black. I found it very easy to accessorize. The Emily is officially now the Chief Blonde’s favorite Karina, a shift/sheath dress always is the perfect fit for me. Currently, the Karina Dresses Emily lists for $118! STEAL!

Like all Karina dresses, the Emily 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! While only currently available in darker work appropriate colors, I hope they bust this dress out in some bright graphic prints for summer!

Super for church, work or travel

I have worn this dress three times since getting it a week ago! It’s hands-down my favorite Karina! It moves easily and works with everything I own. I wore it to church and then Walt snapped these pictures on our way home at the side of the Old Clarkston United Methodist Church (now a residence). Then, I wore it to Chicago for a quick weekend trip to see my new grand neices!  After that, I wore the Emily over to our neighbors for drinks and board games. The dress transitioned perfectly, no matter where I wore it.

Karina Dresses Dresstacular™

event 9 Karina dresses

This is round ten of the Karina Dresses Dresstacular™. In this post, the Chief Blonde is wearing the Karina Emily dress. Buy the Emily dress ($118). Above are the eight Karina dresses that  I have tried thus far in #Dresstacular :  Left to right: Gala Dress Review or Buy it!; Patti Dress Review or buy the Patti Dress Penelope dress review styled as a skirt or buy the Penelope dressMeagan Dress Review or Buy it!; (Large middle photo) Penelope dress in Cheetah; Josie Dress  Review or Buy it!Sophie Dress Review or Buy it!;  Rita Dress Review or Buy it!;


Make sure to watch for and enter  ROUND #10 of Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ where one winner will win 6 dresses ($1000 Value!)

Get social with Karina

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Check out my other lovely blogger friends in Karina!

Graphic Coats for Spring with a Modern Twist

[ 18 ] March 16, 2014 |

Graphic Coats — Abstract pattern and contrast trim

For this Graphic Coats for Spring post, I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a Kohl’s gift card to facilitate my post and as a thank you for participating.  #MC

Graphic Coats Kohls Collage Graphic Coat Simply Vera

Spring Kohl’s pieces.  1st,2nd, 3rd and 4th picture: Simply Vera Vera Wang Graphic Coat ($98, on sale for $68); 3rd Picture: Vera Wang crinkled top ($40, on sale for $28) and Vera Wang ankle pants; 3rd picture: Dana Buchman banded wedge sandals  ($70, on sale for $42).  Remainder of clothing is the Chief Blonde’s own. Photo and Video Credits: Madison and Miranda Dingeldey

Spring Graphic Coats

On the runway and in the fashion magazines for spring, you will see the graphic coat repeated everywhere. I particularly love this Simply Vera by Vera Wang graphic coat from Kohl’s spring collection. It was the first piece that grabbed my attention when I strolled into the store. My Kohl’s always has the Simply Vera collection featured at the the front of the ladies section with 3 eye-catching outfits on 3 mannequins. My favorite collections at Kohl’s for Spring included Simply Vera, Dana Buchman and Jennifer Lopez.

Graphic Coats Kohls Collage Graphic Coat Simply Vera

Buy it off the dummy

It’s always easy for me to decide what to buy when I go in a Kohl’s store. I usually buy a piece or entire outfit right off the mannequin, and usually off mannequin in the Simply Vera section! I find the clothes on the “dummy” are often the cutest pieces in the collection. Of course, I am more than able to mix in my own twists and supplement with additional pieces of my own.

Update your wardrobe for spring

I noticed several trends as I shopped Kohl’s for spring. As you consider what pieces to add to your wardrobe for spring keep these trends in mind:

  • Graphics and mixed media
  • Pink and china blue
  • Laser cut everything
  • Sheers
  • Nautical stripes
  • Statement necklaces

My Favorite outfit combination from my shopping trip:

Graphic Coats Kohls Collage Graphic Coat Simply Vera


The Dana Buchman shoes in this outfit are not only FAB but they are comfortable as well, because they are wedges. The Simply Vera Skinny jeans have just enough stretch to provide comfort and style.  I love the Simply Vera crinkle top for the color and mixed media look.

Check out all the ways I wore this Graphic Coat!

Be sure to get social with Kohls!

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Getaway with Covered Perfectly

[ 388 ] March 4, 2014 |

Stunningly Perfect for a Cruise

cOVERED PERFECTLY collage Fashionsta Events 2014

The Chief Blonde is wearing: “In Spirit” by Mindy from Covered Perfectly ($49.95),  Silver and Turquoise Necklace (similar), Simply Bracelets Star fish Bracelet  ($19.95), Serena Williams Ring ($65).

Recently, we cruised the Caribbean to get away from the winter blahs in Michigan. Packing is always an issue as you want to take a lot of different outfits. However once you cram all those clothes in your suitcase, you end up with a rumpled mess.  Luckily, this time I packed 3 tops from Covered Perfectly. They easily took me through the cruise and looked just right, any way I wore them.

 The “In Spirit” Top, featured in the photo above fits so well. It’s a sharp dark black color with a vibrant exclusive Limited Edition “In Spirit” design by world renowned artist, Mindy Seeger. I loved the WOW factor of this blouse. I had these pictures taken by the ship’s photographer and felt like I turned quite a few heads as I walked down the ship’s corridors in this beauty! Psst: don’t tell anyone but the soft luxurious Micromodal material makes it feel like you are wearing PJs instead of a dressy top!

Perfect Fit for all your Bits

cOVERED PERFECTLY collage Fashionsta Events 2014

Covered Perfectly — Fashionisita Preview

We worked with Covered Perfectly for our Fashionista Events Giveaway (March 6-14). Katy, my Fashionista Co-host,  just posted her personal style twists of three great Covered Perfectly Tops over on Modly Chic. Now it’s my turn to show you how I styled (and enjoyed) the 3 Covered Perfectly Tops that I was provided to wear on a recent caribbean cruise and a trip to Alabama.

Covered Perfectly Open Collar

The Chief Blonde is wearing the Covered Perfectly Open Collar top ($49.95), Scottevest Travel Vest ($125), Fossil Sunglasses (similar), Scala Packable hat, Leggings–Sam’s Club (similar).

I thought this open collar would be my favorite of the three tops when I ordered it. I wasn’t disappointed (although my favorite is below)! The color was fantastic. The cut was perfect for casual wear as I show it above on the beaches of Gulf Shore and would have also looked great with a beautiful statement necklace as the collar lays open so perfectly!

Covered Perfectly WrapoverThe Chief Blonde is wearing Covered Perfectly Wrapover ($59.95), Betsy Johnson Necklace (similar), Simply Bracelets Teal Enamel Bangle ($19.95), Jennifer Lopez for Kohls Shorts,  Cinzia sunglasses (similar)

This Wrapover top was chosen for me by Pauline Durbin, owner of Covered Perfectly! I have to say she knows her tops as this one was my absolute favorite (hands down). I loved the drape, how elegant it made me feel and how skinny it made me look. While it looked great with my dressy shorts, I can see it looking elegant with silk pants or a pencil skirt as well.

Check out Covered Perfectly for yourself

Some great aspects of the tops that you will love is:

  • US made
  • Ships free (both ways) to US, $14.95 to Canada and Mexico and $19.95 to the rest of the world
  • Buy Two, get one free


This “Getaway with Covered Perfectly” post is part of the Fashionista Events style hop. Link up your Style Posts, Fashion Articles or Fashion Giveaways!

This Winter Getaway blog post contains affliate links and as noted products were provided for review.

START THE NEW YEAR with Dresses!

[ 14 ] January 2, 2014 |

Who wouldn’t love 6 new Karina Dresses?

Whoot! This is the 5th event of the fabulous Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ Giveaway. Each month until the middle of March, I will be bringing you amazing fashion giveaway highlighting Karina dresses! I am a lucky girl because Karina is providing me a different style of dress for each event so you can see how Karina Dresses are made for “Every Body”.

Karina Dresses Styles

 Choose from these Karina Dresses styles and more for this incredible giveaway

Karina Dresses is supplying a year’s worth of dresses — 6 to be exact from their splendid collection! (Retail $1000) Start the New Year off looking HOT! Here’s a few of the styles I have featured thus far:

Karina Dresses 3

In the picture above, the Chief Blonde sports 4 other Karina Dresses.  Left to right:  Sophie Dress Review or Buy it!  Meagan Dress Review or Buy it!  Gala Dress Review or Buy it! In the final picture, the Chief Blonde is wearing the Penelope dress as to look like a skirt. See my Penelope dress review or buy the Penelope dress.

I like the Meagan dress the best so far. Do you have a Karina? Which is your favorite?

Psst.  Make sure to sign up for newsletter to win!

Karina Dresses has a newsletter you will want to get in your inbox. Each weekly newsletter has a winner of a new dress selected from the email subscribers. You have to open the email to see if it is you! In addition to giveaways, The Karina Dresses newsletter also has flash sales with the hottest prints at almost 50% off! To make this newsletter even more desirable to join, if you sign up and confirm your subscription (or are already a subscriber and enter this giveaway) you will be entered into the sweepstakes for $1000 in Karina Dresses! Are you ready to join the Karina Nation? Subscribe here!

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

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy these dresses at Karina Dresses Website


Open to US and Canda 18+, ENDS Jan. 12, 2013 11:59 PM EST


6 Karina Dresses $1000

UPDATE:  This contest had 869 entrants!  See Giveaway Winners.

Shirts Tied Around the Waist, Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop 11-19

[ 7 ] November 19, 2013 |

90s Trend Alert: Tying Shirts at Waist Resurfaces!

Post a Style or Follow the Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop!

This Shirts Tied Around the Waist post and the Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop are presented in conjunction with my participation in the Verizon Voices Boomer program and I have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Stop by every Tuesday for all the fashion fun! 

Color Burst

The Chief Blonde is wearing a Chasensully Silk Tunic  ($240), American Eagle Leggings, Mountain Khaki Americana Jacket ($155), Seychelles Rita shoes (bought on ebay). 

A 90s trend that is emerging is Shirts tied around the waist. Didn’t really think I’d live to see THAT again.   Without realizing it, As a fashion forward diva, I executed the trend back in September,  well ahead of Jessica Alba or Kayne West. But hey…we blondes are like that.

Shirts tied at waist

 Photo: Fashion by HE 

Just have to get me a pair of those jean shorts…

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Glaxaxy Note 3

I recently received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to test out for Verizon.  First impressions?  It’s a LOT bigger than my old “dumb” phone, that’s a good thing. I find the keyboard functions much easier than my Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD. I have so much to learn about the Note 3, but right out of the box I was navigating it…I truly think this is a phone that Women over 45 and tech heads like my son can equally embrace. More to come!

Don’t forget to link up every week to the Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop!

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Join Us Every Tuesday!

Katy from Modly Chic  and Still Blonde after all these YEARS (that’s ME) will be hosting the Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop on our blogs. Every Tuesday, you can link up your latest style post right on Still Blonde after all these YEARS!  The following week, the hop will be on Katy’s blog, Modly Chic. 

Need a reminder? Sign up here for a weekly reminder that we will send out to you via email on Monday so that you don’t forget to post on Tuesday! Subscribe to our Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Weekly Reminder

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See all of our Verizon Voices Boomer & Style Posts  including our most recent review on the DROID Motorola RAZR  MAXX HD!


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