Fall Prints & Bell Sleeves: 2 Bloggers, 2 Ways (and Link Up On the Edge #18)

Today, I am pairing up again with the lovely Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood as the co-host of my Link Up On the Edge this week. We both styled outfits that included two current hot trends: prints and bell sleeves. And we came up with two totally different but equally fabulous looks! Do hop over to Elegance and Mommyhood to see the details of Ada’s adorable outfit!


If you are not familiar with Ada, let me tell you a little about her. Ada has been writing the blog Elegance and Mommyhood for the past 4 years. She focuses on affordable everyday style for casual stay-at-home mom days, polished work looks, weekend wear and everything in between. Ada also features her adorable daughter Vivian in her Mommy and Me Style posts. She is a firm believer that style and elegance do not have to cost a fortune and shopping your closet is always a great idea. I am honored to say that this is the third collaboration/co-hosting post that I have done with Ada. She is super friendly and creative and so much fun to work with! Thank you, Ada.

I am going to keep this post fairly short because I spent approximately 8 hours today trying to figure why I could not access my own website. For 8 hours straight, I kept getting a “server is not responding” error. Yet every other website I visited was fine. The support tech could see my site perfectly. And so could all of my friends from their own internet devices. Despite rebooting attempts and everything else I could think of, I continued to get the same error. Then finally, like magic, my website appeared. But after the time I would have already published my link up post.  So now I am behind schedule. I’m frustrated.  And I’m tired.  So tired.

So here are some outfit pictures for you. Then your favorites from last week. And finally a link up. Stay sane and enjoy!








Outfit details:

*This is not a sponsored post.

Tunic: Target
Flare Jeans: Gap
Sweater and Clogs: Fort Drum Exchange
Bag: Very Old
Necklace: Walmart

Thank you to everyone who stops by every week and joins my link up! I really appreciate your loyalty and support. I love seeing what you are all wearing, sharing, and discussing each week. And now here are your two favorites from last week:

Julia of When the Girls Rule looking lovely in her Fall Colors.


Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style looking super stylish in her Military Look with Joggers.


Fighting technology and fatigue on the edge,


I link up with Fabulous Link Ups Where I Link Up.

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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.

80 Responses

  1. Those boots are so cute with the fun fringe and I love your printed top, the color is on trend for fall and the length is perfect! I HATE blog problems, not fun! You need to have a glass of wine after all that!


    • Thanks so much, Carrie! That’s exactly what I am going to do in about 5 minutes! Except now my 5 year old is hungry (and we just finished dinner about 45 minutes ago when he apparently wasn’t hungry)! Grr… #stallingbedtime


  2. That tunic is just perfect for Fall! Hoping you have no more computer problems!

  3. I feel for you on the technical difficulties. They always seem to happen when it’s least convenient (not that it’s ever really convenient, but you get it). Great collaboration … it’s great to see the same style worn side-by-side on different people. Thanks for persevering with the website problems and for hosting.


    • Thank you so much, Rena! It can be so frustrating when technology works against us, but without it we would never be connecting with each other the way we are. It amazes how far we have come in the past 20-30 years. I really do have a love-hate relationship with it!

      Have a fantastic weekend!


  4. Great tunic! I love the bell sleeves! And I love the flares & clogs – great look!

    Sorry about the blog problems; hate those!!!

    Thanks for the link up & have a great weekend!

  5. I love this look on you, you look so carefree and happy! Super fun!

  6. I hate dealing with the computer issues!!! This is the cutest top! I just love it!!!

  7. Girl—I so understand your pain!
    Computers are really amazing, BUT when they aren’t working like they are supposed to—it just causes havok!!
    They just don’t reason at all!!
    Needless to say you look wonderful! And I’m glad it’s working now!

    • Technology is so unreasonable even in all of its brilliance, isn’t Jodie! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comment. I hope you have a fab weekend!


  8. You look totally adorable! Love the outfit! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

  9. Love the boho vibe! The bell sleeves and flares are perfect! Computer/blogging problems are so not fun. Especially when they last all day. Cheers to a glass of wine!


    • Ruth, thank you so much! I love tapping into my inner bohemian every now and then! I guess those are the days I should say “to hell with technology!” Ha. So frustrating. Have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Technology can be so frustrating sometimes! Love this bell sleeve tunic – so fun and pretty on you! Have a great weekend!

    • At least we can look our best whilst fighting with technology, right?! Haha. Thanks so much, Lana, for stopping by and for the lovely comment. Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. Dear Shelbee, you look great. I love the colour from the tunic, amazing. Wish you good luck for computer problems and a great weekend.

  12. Love the outfit and the fringe boots! Technology drives me crazy too, although mostly at work, so I completely get your frustration! Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous weekend!


  13. What a cute pair of fringe clogs!! They looked fun with your printed top, I’m feeling a hippie vibe and want to throw up a peace sign. 🙂

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  14. Oh Shelbee ! I know how you feel ! When problems like this rise up I get so stressed. Especially when their isn’t an answer. This is when I reach for the biscuits ! Glad it all worked out in the end xx

  15. My day can t go wrong anymore! Thank you!
    It s a horror when your computer gives you problemen especially when you need to post! Have a relaxed weekend!

    • I am so glad I could make your day, Nancy! Thanks for inspiring us! And yes, computer issues are a complete nightmare. But we trudge on through, don’t we?! Have a fab weekend.


  16. So sorry about your computer problems. I love this printed tunic! Is so perfect for fall. Thanks so much for the link up!


  17. This boho look is darling! Love the print of your top and those fabulous sleeves! Thank you for the linkup! Hope you get your computer problems figured out quickly! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Doused In Pink

  18. Nice top, love the sleeves and print on it.
    Rachel xo

  19. Sorry to hear about that tech mess. You do look great in this top!

    Check out how I merged a bit of Fall and Summer in a single look at the blog this week and let me know what you think!

    Happy Friday!


  20. I <3 bell sleeves!!!

  21. I am sorry for the technical frustrations. You are flared out fabulous both on the top and on the bottom. I love it all, 70s bohemian: flared jeans, flared peasant blouse in hot Fall colors+prints and those fab clogs. I love how our main pieces today are from none other than Target.

    Working with you is always a pleasure. Thank you so much for what you wrote, Shell! You are a class act!! I hope you like my post, too.

    • Loving your post, too, Ada! But I cannot figure out why the link up widget is not working for you! More technical difficulties! Grrr.

      You are too kind in your words about me as well! Thank you so much for your support, your friendship, and all the blogging fun! Have a fab weekend!


  22. Love your flares!

  23. Thanks Shelbee for featuring my outfit. What a surprise to open my email on my phone and see my own self! Ha! Thanks for hosting as always and I’m looking forward to seeing your new career venture.

  24. Fabulous top! I really like the colors and style. It looks great with your flares and fringed booties. Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. Loving the print and bell sleeves! Such a great top! Sorry to hear about your computer problems. Glad it’s working again and hope you get some rest.

  26. Love the boho chic look Shelbee! 🙂

  27. Shelbee, thank you for allowing other posts besides fashion. You and Ada are very creative; you’ve got some good friends!

    • I love reading all sorts of posts in addition to fashion, Laurie. So allowing all types of posts is completely selfish as it makes it easier for me to find new reading material!! Ha! Thank you so much for the kind comments every week! Have a fabulous weekend!


  28. You both look amazing. Love your shirt!!

  29. Yeah, technology, it can drive you mad… I swear all the gadgets and gizmos I have to use suffer from some sort of passive-aggressive syndrome: they’re nasty and moody around me, and when the IT guy comes to see them, suddenly they’re on their best behaviour… But at least it’s Friday. And now it’s my overloaded brain that’s switching off, so let me just say you look adorable. Have a great weekend!

    • Tiina, thank you so much! Yes, technology. It can be a passive-aggressive bitch, for sure, as you so accurately described! And I have a true love-hate relationship with it at this point. Without it, where would we be? I would certainly never have had the opportunity of meeting so many wonderful blogging people from around the world! I hope you have been able to switch your brain off even for a bit during the weekend! Have a fabulous one!


  30. Love your pretty top! Those statement sleeves are fabulous!

  31. Bell sleeves, meet bell pant cuffs. Match made in sartorial heaven, my friend.

  32. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  33. Website problems are no fun! Hopefully everything will get worked out. Hope you have a wonderful, stress free week <3

    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  34. How frustrating for you not being able to access your blog! I have zero patience with technical problems and often turn the air blue when it happens to me! You got there in the end though. I love your tunic and the 70s vibe with the flared jeans. Those shoes are fab!

    Emma xxx

  35. I’m sorry about the technical problems. It is so exhausted. Specially as I’m not geek. Nice top. Very nice detail these bell sleeves. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

  36. The bell sleeves look great on you! I love this trend!


  37. Amazing tunic Shelbee. You look great. I know the tunic is the player, but i Love the complete style. 😉

  38. That is such a cute way to style that top! I’m so sorry your website wasn’t working, but I’m glad it finally fixed for you, even though you couldn’t explain it. Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

    • Mackenzie, thanks so much! Although technology can be frustrating when it doesn’t work properly, I have to keep in mind how amazing it is when it does work!


  39. Love the bell sleeves! Thanks so much for the Link Up. Have a great weekend!

  40. I’m so loving the bell sleeves! I’ve always loved voluminous sleeves – they kind of make me want to spin around, hair down, with a free spirit hippy vibe going in! #FridayFrivolity

    • Such a great image, Jess! Sometimes I think I was supposed to exist in the hippie generation. Instead, I was born a generation or two too late! But I do love the fashion inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by!