All Glammed Up for the Holidays with Zaful & Link Up On the Edge #70

I hope all of my American friends had the most blessed Thanksgiving Day and you are relaxing today, content with full bellies and overflowing with joy due to great times spent with friends and family. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas and the New Year are staring us directly in the eyes. And what better way to stare back at the most festive of holiday seasons but with all the glam, shine, sparkle, and sass that we can find in our wardrobes?

*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

*Dress: Lace Up Bodycon Plus Size Midi Dress c/o Zaful. Unfortunately, this exact dress has sold out. But check out these other bodycon lace up dresses: here, here, here, and here.

Today, Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood is joining me as co-host of my Link Up On the Edge (which can be found at the end of the post) and we are sharing our glammed up holiday inspired outfits with you.

Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood

To see the details of Ada’s styling, do hop on over to her page and check it out. I love she also glammed up a little black dress for the perfect holiday look!

When the wind gets the best of your hair!

I have had this little black dress hanging in my closet for a few weeks needing to be styled on the blog. It was definitely one of those impulse decisions to add a lace up bodycon dress to my wardrobe. But then I thought, what the heck, let me be bold and brave with this little number. And I figured my husband would like it, too! (He does, by the way.)

There’s that wind again!
At least the wind is working with me here.

When I finally got around to styling it, the temperatures had dropped and the winds had increased, so going sleeveless was not an option. I simply layered a fitted black turtleneck underneath and was pleasantly surprised that it worked. Then I added some patterned fish net stockings, pink velvet booties with sparkly heels, and this fun floral printed blanket wrap that I made for myself many years ago. More sparkles on my ears and a bold purple clutch and I am ready to attend whatever holiday event that way come my way!

*Boots: Charlotte Russe Rhinestone Embellished Velvet Booties.

Do you like to get dressed up for holiday occasions? Or do you stick to more casual wear? Maybe your preference is in the ugly sweater department!

And now your favorite posts from last week.

Cathe of Atypical 60 showcased all the plaid and so many amazing outfits in her post, How To Wear Plaid When You Are Over 50. Being of the same belief as Cathe that “plaid makes me happy,” I completely swooned over all the pretty patterns in her post! So if you, too, are a plaid lover, you must stop by and visit Cathe.

Cathe of Atypical 60

And Nailil of Thirty Minus One shared the most adorable dress I may have ever seen! If you love velvet and florals and all things feminine, then you need to go check out Nailil’s post, Florals and Velvet, A Feminine Look.

Nailil of Thirty Minus One

Feeling all glammed up with some sparkle, shine, and a little bit sassy on the edge,


Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.


I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

54 Responses

  1. I’m loving those Pink boots Shelbee. ave a wonderful Thanksgiving

  2. Wow Shelbee! You rock a body con dress like nobody’s business! You look amazing and I love it with the turtleneck underneath. You didn’t miss a single detail – the velvet booties, the patterned stockings, gorgeous wrap – no doubt your husband is a fan!

    • Aw, Kellyann, thank you so much! Seriously, bodycon is completely out of my comfort zone! But I did feel pretty freaking great wearing this outfit! Now I need somewhere to go while wearing it. Hahaha. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.


  3. WOW WOW WOW! You look fabulous. Love that dress on you.

  4. Thank you so much for being of the happy plaid contingent!!! And thank you for the feature!! Your Thanksgiving outfit was life!!!!
    I’m now wearing comfy clothing after the big meal yesterday!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Cathe, thank you so much! Plaid gets me every time! I have so much plaid coming to the blog really soon…because I just keep adding more and more of it to my wardrobe! I will have a whole post on my Thanksgiving outfit, too. I totally ate so much yesterday that I am still full…and I am sitting here in my jammies right now. I may very possibly stay this way all day!


  5. I adore this edgy vibe with this stunning look on you! Those boots are the perfect complement. Thanks for the link up!

    • Thanks so much, Kathrine! Bodycon is definitely outside of my comfort zone, for sure. Pink velvet booties, on the other hand, are right in my comfort zone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  6. Sometimes I like being glammed up, but the casual end usually wins! I love those boots though, that color is gorgeous!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura! I am definitely more of a dressy casual type of girl, myself. I do love a jazzed up jeans outfit! But it is fun to get all glammed up every once in a while. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!


  7. You are looking party-ready, Lady! And you know I need those boots!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Thanks so much, Dawn Lucy! I grabbed these boots on sale for around $25 and they are actually pretty comfortable, too! And I just checked the website. The Black Friday sale on them is $20 plus free shipping! Get them here!


  8. Incredible look for an incredible woman, Shelbee!!
    Those boots and the fishnets….wowza!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. VA VA VA Voooooooom…. Shelbee, you look hot girl!!!!
    Suzy xx

  10. Oh, wow! 😮 You look like romance on a stick, a long and tall stick. That dress “fits” you, body and soul. The pink booties are a brilliant addition to the outfit as well. Bravo! Thank you for sharing your styling inspirations and for hosting. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and find some great bargains.


    • Thanks so much, Rena! That is the best compliment ever! I need to tuck that away somewhere for a day when I feel like a wretched blob! You rock! Enjoy your weekend and I hope you find some fabulous deals as well.


  11. I do love to get dressed up! I think I’m going to need some pink velvet boots now! Thanks for the link-up Shelbee!! Have a great day!

  12. love your outfit shelbee!!! So glam!

  13. Shelbee girl your on fire!!! This dress looks amazing on you 😉 Definitely love the added top to this dress and you can go wrong with those stockings. I usually dress up for Christmas Eve, my family celebrates this with an all day party. Now Christmas Day, thats all about PJ’s!
    Thanks for hosting,


    • Mel, thanks so much for such an amazing compliment! This was super fun to style and I felt a tad bit sassy! Now I just need somewhere to go! Hahaha. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. I am spending today in PJs!


  14. Respectfully speaking, you look hot. Thanks for hosting and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Patrick, I respectfully accept your compliment! Thank you so much. You totally made me grin from ear to ear. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well. Enjoy the weekend, my friend!


  15. I love this outfit on You & it’s sexy too. Happy Holidays. . .

  16. Wow Shelbee, you look amazing. I love this boots 🙂
    XO Tina

  17. Holy hotness!! This outfit screams “grown up party girl”…totally hot my friend!

  18. Shelbee, that dress looks great on you, and I love how fun the pink booties are with it! I hope your family had a great Thanksgiving!

  19. There’s so much fun involved here! Those shoes, the lace up styling dress, that shawl!! I like to get dressed up, but I’m not the best hair stylist or makeup artist, so I like it better when someone else can do those jobs. 🙂 What’s a good dress without a good hairstyle?? You look fab!

    • Thanks so much, Chrissy! This was a fun outfit to style, for sure. And my hair kind of only does one thing right now…until it grows out some more, there isn’t much to do with it! But I like the way you are thinking. Why not get pampered for special occasions. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend.


  20. Wow, what a wonderful outfit Shelbee, you look amazing! I love the pink boots and fishnets!

    Emma xxx

  21. Love these outfits, those pink booties are gorgeous. And thanks for the feature Shelbee.

  22. That dress looks fantastic on you—I love the detail along the front! Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Cheryl Shops |

  23. I do love this combo and it gives me an idea for dress I’ve had for nearly a decade that I haven’t worn nearly as enough…Thanks!

  24. Such a glamorous look Shelbee. Love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  25. Hi Shelbee, i took the day off from the computer on Thanksgiving, but hope you had a great day. Love this sexy little dress, the lace up detail is pretty! I love the velvet booties and of course, the patterned tights! what a pretty wrap as well.
    Have a wonderful day!
    jess xx

  26. Ohhhh, those boots !

  27. Shelbee, I LOVE those boots!!!! Seriously swooning over here!

    I would love for you to join our linkup on Monday!


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