Dressing Up for Easter with Rosegal & Link Up On the Edge #40

I rarely dress up for Easter, maybe once every 4 or 5 years, but this year I may be going all out on my Easter outfit! When I saw this cobalt dress with a swan print available from Rosegal, I knew it had to be mine! To be honest, I was torn between the blue and the red (the blue appears to be sold out now). I have been wanting a red dress for some time now (it shocks me that in my extensive wardrobe there is a not a red dress to be found). But the cobalt blue just kept calling to me as so perfectly Spring-like. And blue is my husband’s favorite color, so I often find myself gravitating to blues.  I love that charming little glimmer in his eyes when I get all dressed up in a striking blue.

*This is a sponsored post. I received this dress from Rosegal in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I love this dress so much! It make me feel so super feminine and flirty. The bold color and gorgeous swan print are so striking that I simply feel like some sort of vintage princess wearing it. The fabric is a lightweight rayon and felt soft and sturdy. The dress is unlined, so I added a blush Swiss dotted tulle skirt underneath to give it a little extra girly flounce!

The dress came with a matching cobalt fabric buckled belt which adds the perfect finishing touch. My only complaint is that the belt loops are positioned way too high. Rather than being right at the waistband, the loops are actually sewn so that if I used them, the belt would go directly across the middle of my bust. So I just didn’t use the loops and placed the belt at my waistline. It stayed in place fine without the loops, but I couldn’t remove the loops without leaving marks on the dress, so I have these awkward unused loops on my sides (see the next photo).

One other thing to always keep in mind when ordering from online retailers is to use the product measurements given not the actual dress size. Especially when ordering from unfamiliar retailers.  Rosegal is an Asian-based clothing retailer, so I have to go strictly by measurements. For reference, I generally wear an XL or an XXL in U.S. sizes. I am wearing a 4XL in this dress.

I was thrilled to have found these cobalt sandals on clearance from Payless for under $15. And I snagged this ivory poofy headpiece from Burlington Coat Factory for $1.99. The sparkly clutch I had bought a while back to go with that formal gown I never got to wear! The necklace was thrifted many years ago and the earrings were a super duper clearance item from Burlington as well.

Outfit Details
Dress: Vintage Printed Belted High Waist Dress – Royal c/o Rosegal (Unfortunately, the blue is sold out in all sizes, but there are limited sizes still available in red, burgundy, purplish blue, and black. All are on sale for under $22.00).
Tulle Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s (No longer available, but similar here).
Shoes: Brash for Payless (No longer available, but same shoe is available in different colors in suede here).
Clutch: DSW (No longer available, but so many gorgeous alternatives here).
Headpiece and Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory.
Necklace: Thrifted.
Bracelets: Super old.

A silly little side story...I just discovered yesterday that Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style just got a skirt with the same exact swan print! Because great minds share great style…isn’t that how the saying goes?! You can check out Nancy’s skirt here or follow her blog so you don’t miss when she styles her beautiful skirt!  I know that I don’t want to miss that post!

*Photo credit goes to Aimee of 5 Memory Lane.

Do you dress up for Easter or are you more of the casual holiday persuasion? Do you celebrate quietly or with huge family gatherings? We are heading to the in-laws for the weekend and then the kids are spending the whole week with Gramma so the husband and I can get all of our belongings moved over to the new house without the hassle of children! Thank God for amazing grandparents.

And now here are your favorite links from last week…

Jill of Doused in Pink shared an adorable outfit combination of mint, navy, and leopard in her post What to Wear with Mint Jean (and Ageless Style Link Up). Doesn’t Jill look amazing and so ready for Spring?!

Yvonne of Funky Forty showed us two gorgeous ways to style pastels in her post How to Style Pastels to Perfection: Ageless Style Link Up. While I am loving both of Yvonne’s outfits in this post, it’s her shoes that have left me in a complete sartorial swoon (both pairs to be clear)!

As always, I thank you all for your continuous support of my blog. I love to see what you are wearing, sharing, and discussing each and every week even if I don’t always get the opportunity to comment on all of the links. Life gets so super busy all too often, doesn’t it? I would love to sit down and spend endless hours reading all of the fabulous blogs on the internet! But it never works out that way for me. Have fun linking and Happy Easter to you (if you celebrate Easter) and Happy Spring to everyone else! Enjoy the sunshine.


Celebrating Spring on the edge,

Shelbee

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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.

62 Responses

  1. That’s a very pretty dress, Shelbee! You look great! I think the tulle skirt adds the perfect feminine touch! And great point about paying close attention to measurements when ordering online. It always amazes me that I can literally be 4 or 5 different sizes, depending on the store/online vendor…

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful Easter!

    • Andrea, thank you so much! I think trying to return anything to these companies would be such a hassle that I would rather just make sure I get it right the first time! Ha. And even on the same website, I can wear anywhere from an XXL to 6X! It really is crazy. But it’s just a number, so I just make sure to follow measurements.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  2. You look beautiful in that dress! Thanks for sharing and hosting hon 🙂

    http://www.tipsyheelz.com

  3. What an absolutely beautiful dress! The color is perfect for you. Love it.

  4. GORGEOUS! And what a stroke of brilliance to add a tulle skirt for added poof and feminine detail 😍 You look fabulous and the photos are amazing. Awesome!!! I hope you and the family have a great time visiting and good luck with the move. (I haven’t forgotten that I still owe you comments on previous posts, too)

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Thanks so much, Rena! I am so happy with how the skirt layered under the dress turned out! And no worries on the comments. I have been terrible lately with commenting on posts! I just can’t keep up!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  5. That colour really suits you Shelbee. The dress looks gorgeous on you. Have a great Easter xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

  6. Well, since you’re showing off your Easter dress, I had to post our Easter outfits also!!
    Can I tell you that putting that tulle skirt under this dress is brilliant? I may have to try that in the future—it’s so pretty, and I never think to layer like that!
    Good luck moving—and we’ll be here when it’s over no matter what! You need a little break, I think!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Jodie, thank you so much! The tulle skirt idea only came to me because I had the two pieces hanging at the front of my closet because I needed to style both of them. When I saw the blush of the skirt next to the swan print, it was like a lightbulb went off in my brain. When I tried them together, it was a sartorial jackpot! Hopping over to check out your easter looks right now!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  7. Seeing it in full, it is truly beautiful. A perfect balance of print solid colour. You look great in that shade of blue btw.

  8. Such a fun dress!! Love the color!!
    Jaymie

  9. The color of this dress is amazing on you…love all the details too! xo Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

  10. Looking very nice and I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Thanks for hosting.

  11. What a gorgeous dress for Easter! I love the color and the tulle! Thanks for hosting and have a great Easter weekend!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  12. Oh wow Shelbee, thank you so much for featuring me – mega sweet. xx

    The pink mules are from H&M and the blue ones are available on my blog under trending products – mega comfy as they have cushioning so you don’t slip out so easily.

    Have a wonderful Easter.
    xoxo Yvonne
    http://www.funkyforty.com

    • It is always my pleasure, Yvonne! You have such fabulous style so I always love to see what you put together! I am definitely going to check out those shoes! Happy Easter to you!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  13. Amazing colour on you Shelbee, have a Happy Easter! Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  14. I adore your swan dress Shelbee! The design and beautiful color are stunning. I do get dressed up for Easter Sunday. Thanks so much for the link up!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  15. Such a fun print! I’m always a fan of outfit pieces that just make you happy and this skirt has put a fabulous smile on your face! Love!

    Virginia
    More to Mrs. E

  16. Happy Easter to you Shelbee. I love your dress, it looks stunning 🙂

  17. So pretty and love the lace skirt you added to it! And a big yes to going by measurements and not sizes!!

    Happy Easter, Dear!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

  18. That dress is amazing!

  19. The print on this dress is adorable, and I love how you added the tulle skirt! Have a wonderful Easter!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

  20. Such a pretty dress, Shelbee. I also love that you put the tulle skirt underneath for extra flounce and femininity. Cobalt is such a pretty color and I really think it looks good on everyone. Great Easter outfit. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  21. Omn Shelbee…that color is stunning on you! I think my favorite part is the tulle skirt you added underneath!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

  22. That dress and the colour is just beautiful on you! And those sandals – I am seeing those everywhere and might just have to get myself a pair!

    • Thank you, Colleen! The block heels on these sandals are super comfortable. I really wanted a yellow pair like this and ordered some online, but they were so narrow and the heel was much too high, so I sold them on Poshmark. These blue ones actually turned out to be quite comfortable! I recommend trying them on before purchasing!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  23. I love how you celebrate “you!” What a great way to reinforce one’s self esteem!

  24. This dress is just perfect on you, and I loved how you styled it. What a pretty color! I don’t own a red dress either and I don’t know why! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

    • Lana, thank you so much! I still can’t find a red dress that I love. Maybe because it is Spring now and I always feel like red is more of a Fall/Winter color. But it can totally be great in Spring, too…my search will continue! Happy Easter to you!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  25. That is the cutest dress ever! I love everything about it, and it is perfect for Easter!
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful holiday 🙂

  26. Stunning dress. What a wonderful outfit, Shelbee. ♥️
    Happy Easter! XO Tina

  27. that dress is so beautiful!!! Looks so cute on you!

  28. Such a sweet dress! That will be just perfect for Easter. Rosegal offers a great variety of clothing for such reasonable prices.

  29. Thank you so much! That is so very kind of you! I think I show my skirt next week!
    BTW, I paid much more for the skirt as you did for the dress, I now ordered a dress from Rosegal to experience how it works and of that goes alright. I think you can send it back as it is nog good, van t you? But from the Netherlands that would be a nog go.
    Your dress is so very beautiful, I can totally neerstand that your husband likes to see you in blue! It is stunning with the color of your hair and the teint of your skin! And what a fabulous idea to wear a tulle skirt underneath! I am going to try that too!

    • Thanks so much, Nancy! I can’t wait to see how you style your skirt! You always look so amazing in the full skirts so I think a tulle skirt underneath to make it fuller would look fabulous! And, yes, they do accept returns, but I agree with you that the hassle is probably not even worth it.

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  30. You look beautiful in blue! It’s definitely your color. I love a good bargain so those clearance shoes are perfect. They really go with the outfit. Thanks for linking up to #fridayfrivolity! Xx

  31. Such a gorgeous dress! Looks great on you

    michellespaige.com

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