Chambray Shirt Dress and #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #8

Today, I want to highlight this fabulous light chambray shirt dress that just came into Shelbee’s Shoppe. I love the A-line shape of it, making it perfect for wearing as a jacket over another dress, which is my favorite way to wear any shirt dress. There are two reasons for this. 1. I am a huge fan of layering. It creates more interesting dimensions in an outfit, provides extra warmth, and hides all sorts of imperfections. 2. As a girl with a big boobs, shirt dresses rarely button without gaping, so the best solution I have found to these #bigboobproblems is to just wear all button downs (shirts and dresses alike) opened.

I layered this dress over a black sleeveless mock turtleneck skater dress, added some cute patterned tights, tall boots, and silver necklaces, then topped it all off with my favorite plaid wool-blend wrap. Super comfortable. Very warm. And so easy to put together!

Outfit details
Chambray Shirt Dress: Shelbee’s Shoppe.
Black Skater Dress: Target (Old).
Plaid Wrap: Old Navy (From last year).
Boots: Cato Fashions (No longer available).
Tights and Necklaces: All Old.

Next, I want to announce the winner of the $60 StyleWe Giveaway which was co-hosted by Rena of Fine Whatever. Congratulations to Dan D.! I have emailed you the details for claiming your prize.

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And finally, I want to share your favorites posts from last week’s link up!

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style looked marvelous in her Tall Boots Long Cardigan outfit! Also, stay tuned for an exciting collaboration that Nancy and I have been working on! We will be sharing it with you in the next few weeks. I am so excited to be working with Nancy on this project! It’s going to be a fun one!

And Alison of Get Your Pretty On is rocking A New Hair Cut, Activewear Essentials, and An Outfit! Plus she always has the best outfit formulas for busy moms! Β So stop by and check out what’s happening on her blog!

That’s all I have for today! I feel like a crazy person lately, trying to get everything done while the husband is gone. Blogging, Shelbee’s Shoppe work, carting the kids here, there, and everywhere. Plus, they always want to eat, it seems! Darn hungry kids. Cooking, cleaning, bath time, bed time, laundry. Blah. Blah. Blah. Six more weeks until the husband returns. In the meantime, will somebody please bring me some #CryBabySoup! (That might be an idea for a future blog post…Cry Baby Soup.)

Keeping it 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.

60 Responses

  1. This is exactly why I bought my chambray shirt dress—to wear it like a duster like this! And look at you adding the wrap over it—how perfect is that? Thanks so much for my next outfit!!

  2. Shelbee, love the plaid wrap and how you styled the shirt dress! The layers all look great on you and yes to patterned tights!! Have a great week hon!
    jess xx

  3. You look fabulous! I love a denim / chambray shirt dress too, although I don’t actually own one because I haven’t the right one yet (I’ve got this awful habit of talking myself out of buying stuff – I really need to stop that!).
    Suzy xx

  4. Very versatile piece – can be layered in so many ways! And the plaid wrap looks so cosy. Thanks for the link up!


  5. looking lovely in chambray, Shelbee! I love that plaid cape too! so cozy for winter!! gorgeous πŸ™‚

  6. The queen of layering!! You have inspire me to use a button down shirt dress as a cardigan πŸ˜‰ Love the look, specially because there is only so many different ways to style a dress.
    Thank you for hosting,


    • Thanks so much, Mel! I only just realized last summer how wonderful a shirt dress is as a jacket! Plus it gives me the opportunity to wear two cute dresses at one time! And who doesn’t love that?


  7. Hi Shelbee! Thanks so much for the shout out today! I’m thrilled to see my outfit on your list. And I couldn’t agree more on the chambray dress. It’s so versatile!

  8. Loving all these layers, especially the shirt dress. Thanks so much for featuring me!

  9. Loving this cozy plaid poncho, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. The hashtags today! #crybabysoup is classic. I have #noboobproblems — V necks are especially problematic.

    My kindness this week is my mission to sketch US women in hijab. #weareallimmigrants
    And the secret thing coming in the mail to you.

    • Anne, I love everything about this comment! You are so kind, so funny, so generous, and so fabulous! I love your #SpreadTheKindness mission this week and the secret mail coming my way! Just wait until my actual Cry Baby Soup post!


  11. Oh thank you so much Shelbee!😘😘 I am looking forward too, to our collaboration! It will be so much fun!πŸŽˆπŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽŠ

  12. Great look, I fancy a chambray shirt or dress, but haven’t found one that fits the bill yet! Yours Is great and I love your boots too – super cute! Jacqui

  13. Love this cute shirt dress and adore how you layered over it! The mix of chambray and plaid is so chic. Thanks so much for the link up!

  14. Love whole look . . .I would sooo wear this like everyday

    Life is just Rosie

  15. Love that shirt dress and the way you styled it!! So versatile… πŸ™‚

  16. I struggle when my husband is gone for a week for work, I can’t imagine 6! Kudos to you! I love this chambray shirt, the length of it is perfect! I have some chambray tops that I wish were a little longer.


    • Thank you so much, Carrie! And he’s already been gone 3 weeks…1/3 of the way through this horror! These kids are freaking killing me! #crybabysoup

      And you need to look for a shorter chambray dress to wear as a long tunic! I have 3 different ones available in Shelbee’s Shoppe for reference!


  17. I love a chambray shirt and especially love how you styled it! Thanks for hosting the linkup πŸ™‚ xo Susan

  18. Shelbee, I love layering! As you said, it makes an outfit more interesting, hides a million flaws and allows us to wear lots of clothing all at the same time! What I love about that is then I can wear more things that I like all at once. Ha, ha. Very cute look, and as you said, warm and easy! Perfect. Hang in there! – Amy

  19. Nice.

    Thanks for hosting and hoping your husband is doing ok.

  20. You know that is the one kind of shirt I don’t own. Chambray. Lol. I need to get one. looks so good on you!

  21. This shirtdress is so gorgeous..I love the color and the patter! πŸ™‚


  22. That wrap is so perfect! Would be a great outfit staple.

    • Leann, thank you very much! I remember seeing this wrap in Redbook long before it was available in the store. I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough. I bought it the day it became available! It is perfect! Have a fabulous day.


  23. Thanks for hosting – have a great week!

  24. Love the layers here, Shelbee!

  25. Love a good chambray dress and yours is fabulous! Love how you styled it!

    xx, Elise

  26. I love your style!! I need to learn how to layer necklaces, I never can get it to look cute!

    • Thanks so much, Erica! I think the trick is to try different necklaces together that complement each other but don’t necessarily match…keep them different lengths so they don’t fight with other…and keep trying them to you find a combination that you like! Have a fabulous weekend!


  27. Great layered look! I love the necklaces!

    Emma xxx

  28. This is exactly what everybody need to have in the wardrobe – a versatile chambray shirt dress and you can start to play with it. You did it great with the layering. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

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