The September Issue: What to Wear to a Fall Wedding with Rosegal & #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #39

I have teamed up once again with an amazing group of super stylish ladies to bring to you a beautiful array of Fall wedding guest outfit inspiration! I am going to a get a little bit crazy and show you two different ways to style my dress. But you will have stop back on Friday to see the second way which is more traditional and the way the dress was shown at Rosegal.

When I first laid eyes on this dress, it was screaming at me from the computer screen, insisting that I order it and that I pair it with combat boots. And who am I to argue with a screaming dress and its styling demands?  I am now just going to overwhelm you with about a million photos of me wearing a formal dress with combat boots.  I used the matching belt as a choker and added a wide black belt to coordinate with my kick ass boots.  And this is how I am most comfortable in formal wear…with a little bit of edge.

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

Many thanks to Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood for coordinating this super fun collaboration yet again! All of her hard work and dedication are much appreciated!

*Dress: Plus Size Surplice Long High Low Formal Dress – Army Green ($21.14) c/o Rosegal.

Once you are finished scrolling through my seemingly endless stream of photos, be sure to check out all the other gorgeous women and their Fall wedding guest outfits. The links are below.

And after you have had your fill of wedding outfit ideas, you can link up some of your posts, too! The linkup is at the end of the post right after the featured favorites from last week.

And if you miss the link up because you got tired of scrolling, Ada and Roxanne are both co-hosting with me this week, so you can add your links on their pages, too.

Looking for more inspiration for what to wear to a Fall wedding? Check out these magnificent ladies!

 Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood blogs from Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, USA (originally from Albania, Europe).
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge blogs from Watertown, New York, USA.
Roxanne from Glass of Glam blogs from Washington, DC, USA.
Stephanie from Glamorous and Geeky blogs from Florida, USA.
Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots blogs from South Carolina, USA.
Kristin from Countdown to Friday blogs from Germany, Europe (originally from The States).
Michelle from Michelle’s Pa(i)ge blogs from Long Island, New York, USA.
Chrissy from Granola and Grace blogs from Georgia, USA.
Cristina from Memories of the Pacific blogs from Spain, Europe.
Laura from I Do deClaire blogs from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.


And now your favorite posts from last week’s link up!

Alison of Puppies and Pretties shared some great Fall outfit inspiration in her post The Blended Blog Style Link Up #14. If you like this outfit, hop on over to The Blended Blog to see more!

Alison of Puppies and Pretties & The Blended Blog

And Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag shared this gorgeous wrap dress in her post That’s a Wrap and Friday Favorites.

Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag

So won’t join me, Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood, and Roxanne of Glass of Glam for a link up party! Thanks so much to both of them for co-hosting with me this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog space. Enjoy the link party and I do hope you discover lots of inspiration here!

Keep spreading the kindness!

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.

59 Responses

  1. I love a good fancy dress/combat boot combo and you nailed it! And you are so right, one can never ignore a screaming article of clothing…

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  3. Love how you made this dress edgier with those cool boots! The color is amazing on you and so perfect for fall. Thanks so much for the link up Shelbee!

    • Thanks so much, Kathrine! Combat boots really are one of my favorite things to pair with an elegant dress! It keeps everyone on their toes, for sure. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!


  4. Ok, I was so excited about your wedding look and was hurrying through to get to the comments and then I saw my picture! Ahhhhhh!!! What a surprise, thanks so much for the shout out, I so appreciate it and the link up opportunity.
    Your dress and combat boots are totally badass elegant! I’m obsessed with this look because it is so true to you and your style and absolutely wedding worthy. Gorgeous!!!

    • Kellyann, thanks so much for appreciating my quirky taste! I do love the contrast between a formal dress and some combat boots! I have worn combat boots under gowns for Army formals and I even got married in combat boots! It really is just my style. On Friday, I am showing this dress with some fabulous heels though! Thanks for inspiring us and it was my pleasure to feature you. You have fabulous style! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


  5. I love how you styled this dress! I can’t imagine it styled any other way than with those boots! I love the color of this dress and the high low hem is perfect with your boots! Excellent styling! Happy Tuesday!

    • Cheryl, thank you so very much! I seriously have such a fascination with the juxtaposition of combat boots with an elegant dress! I do like the way I styled it with pumps (which will be on the blog on Friday), but the combat boots are so essentially “me”! I appreciate the comment. Thanks for stopping by and have the most wonderful day, my friend.


  6. You look like a princess in this dress Shelbee!!!

  7. OMG this is probably one of my all time favourites looks on you, Shelbee! The dress with those boots and the choker and black belt – juste everything about this outfit is simply divine. I love that you gave a posh dress a real edge. You look absolutely incredible.
    I’m totally LOVING the dress too – the colour is one of my favourites. I would have chosen the exact same dress too 🙂
    Suzy xx

    • Suzy, thank you so, so much for this wonderful comment! I have always loved olive green and I especially love it on formal wear. Many, many years ago when I was very young, my sister’s friend (they are 6 years older than I) made her prom dress out of camo. And I was obsessed! Ever since then, anything in military hues or giving a military vibe combined with formal wear has intrigued me! I couldn’t help myself when I saw this dress but to pair it with combat boots and give it a military vibe. I really appreciate your compliment as I did feel fantastically “me” wearing this outfit!


  8. Beautiful!

  9. Love the edge you added with your boots and accessories! Great look!

  10. Shelbee, unexpected and marvelous. I would have never thought to pair up combat boots with a high/low dress for such an unique and fabulous outfit. Now I’m off the see what the other gals have dreamed up. Thanks for sharing your styling genius and for the link up.


    • Rena, thank you so much this perfect comment! I appreciate that you appreciate my unexpected choice of styling! I hope you enjoy all the other fabulous stylings. Everyone looks amazing!


  11. This is great Shelbee! I loved that you stayed true to your inner grunge, which now translates as edgy! 🙂 How fun are those boots and that green is one of my favorite colors right now. Also, I think it’s pretty darn creative that you used the belt as a choker. Well done!

    • Chrissy, thank you so very much! It had to be the combat boots for sure with this dress. And I really didn’t like the belt that much worn as belt (but you can see how I styled that way on Friday). I was loving the wide black belt and couldn’t decide on a necklace when I realized the belt would make the perfect choker. I appreciate your wonderful comment, my friend. Such a fun collaboration!


  12. I really love where you shot these photos, it really works with the dress well! And, I just love how the dress cascades behind you and that olive color is so trendy and perfect for fall! What a fun collab!


  13. Love the olive green on you and how the dress flows Shelbee! The collar around the neck is very cool too! im going to my nephew’s wedding in a few weeks, so i will share what i will be wearing soon too.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  14. You are always the sweetest, spreading kindness, commenting genuinely, blog-supportive type of gal and blogger and that is you and I have collaborated several times for a year, now. I am a huge fan of olive, especially for Fall so I approve of that Hi-Lo Maxi so much. You added your spin of sass and edginess to this look and made it very Shelbee indeed. That wrap shawl makes it so elegant though. I loved that the dress spoke to you and wearing a black belt, while taking the dress’ belt to wear as a choker, was a genius idea.

    I have loved having you as a part of “The September Issue” so thank you and for your sweet words too (*blushing). I also want to thank you for letting me co-host twice now. You are always spreading kindness, Shelbee!

    • Ada, this is the most fabulous comment ever (I am blushing)! You are super sweet and very kind yourself…well, if you weren’t, then I wouldn’t call you my blogger friend! Ha. Thank you so much for always inviting me along to participate in your fun collaborations. You have such creative ideas and it is always so much fun to play along! And I appreciate your co-hosting my link up with me. Keep up your fabulous blog work and sharing your amazing sense of style and creativity with us, my friend! You rock!


  15. What a grogeous dress! I am loving the fun and fresh way you styled it. I certainly would have never considered combat boots for a wedding, but you are rocking it. Looking forward to seeing how you style it next. Great collaboration and I enjoyed seeing everyone’s take on this theme.

    • Jennie, thank you so much! I had to go out to the edge on this one with the combat boots! It’s where I am most comfortable. I have worn combat boots to formal events before (I even wore combat boots with my wedding dress)! And it definitely keeps me true to myself. Everyone showed such fabulous looks, for sure!


  16. Wow Shelbee, I totally love that olive/army green color for Fall! What a beautiful look! 💋

  17. This is amazing how you style this dress. Combat boots! I wouldn’t expect nothing less from you, as you are Shelbee on the edge. Princess and warrior? No, just a beautiful strong woman. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.


  18. Looks very nice, love the boots. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful rest of the week.

  19. Love, love, love olive green. Have been on the lookout for more of it for this fall. This dress really caught my eye. The flowy-ness of it is great. The combo of feminine with that punk/goth edge makes the outfit a standout look. The boots were def a great choice, as was that sheer black shawl.


    • Theresa, thank you so much! I definitely had to go edgy with this dress. The style and color were screaming for combat boots! I do love olive green myself. I hope you are able to find some fabulous pieces in this color for yourself this fall!


  20. I love the combination of the long, elegant dress and biker boots! You look amazing Shelbee! Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Emma xxx

  21. OMG what a dress! Love the color, the shape, the modern cuts!
    I have been wearing a dress I call ¨my uniform¨ on weddings (especially on weddings of people I don´t really have a close relationship, like distant cousins), it´s a grey form-fitting cocktail dress, I really like it and It looks good on me and I don´t have to spend hours thinking about what to wear. The only inconvenience is that I always look the same on all wedding photos! 😉

    • Thanks so much, Helen! There is nothing wrong with having your go-to dress for weddings! I think you should just make it a thing now that you wear the same dress to every single wedding! And take a photo of you posed the same way but with a different background! That would be so cool if you amassed an entire collection of these photos of yourself in the same outfit! Or you can change one subtle thing every time and see if anyone can tell what you have changed between the photos! So much fun.


  22. YAAAAAS! The high low hem on this dress was the perfect opportunity to show off some combat boots. Like I said on Instagram, I know I can always count on you to bring the badass element!

    Thank you for having me as a co-host this week!

  23. This dress is incredible on you…LOVE the color! XO Susan

  24. Shelbee you are such a hot rocker chick in this wedding look! The best thing about this outfit is that it is so YOU! Olive is a great fall color and definitely perfect with some combat boots for a tough, dressy look. Have a great weekend, girl!

  25. Such a pretty dress and I just love the posh background.

  26. I LOVE that dress and the boots are fabulous


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

  28. September is neither very hot nor very cold, that’s why best wedding season starts from this month and ends in March. If you are invited in a wedding in this month, and you don’t know what to wear. Being a designer myself from America I would suggest you the long tunic dress with jeans. Best female’s dressing for such season.

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