Feeling Exhausted (With Rosegal) & Link Up On the Edge #63

This blogging journey that I embarked on over two years ago often forces me to a very deep place of introspection. That is a really great thing for me because I find that introspective analysis just brings me closer and closer to the best version of myself. Oftentimes, however, this kind of analysis can stir up old wounds. And stirring up old wounds, processing them, and giving myself a moment to heal once again can be absolutely exhausting. If you have followed my recent posts over the past few weeks, you know that I have been diving pretty deep. And I have been posting very frequently…nearly daily. The result: I. Am. Exhausted.

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

*Dress: Plus Size High Low Long Floral Lace Dress ($21.97) c/o Rosegal.

The exhaustion is well worth it because I will come out on the other side of it stronger and better than before. I just need to remember to cut myself some slack. I need to remind myself that it really is okay to skip a post here and there. It is okay to go offline for a day or two. And it is okay to allow myself quiet time to breathe, rest, and rejuvenate. I have been in a whirlwind for the past two weeks and I simply have became mentally drained.

*Jeans: Torrid Premium Ultimate Stretch Jeggings – Medium Wash with Fading ($74.90).

*Everything else I am wearing is old.

When I sat down to write this post, I actually intended to go deeper into some of things that I have been processing. But as I write, I am feeling frazzled and rushed for time. I usually post my link up on Thursday nights and here I sit on Friday morning rushing my way through it because I am not packed yet and I need to leave in a few hours to make my way towards New York City. Because tomorrow is the big day!

I will be joining an amazing group of women at The Forever Fierce Meet Up at Chico’s where I will be modeling my Chico’s style. I need to send a huge heartfelt thank you filled with so much gratitude out to Eugenia of The Age of Grace for all of her hard work in coordinating this event and inviting me to be a part of it.

So while I am talking about this Chico’s event, I am sharing with you a dress that was provided to me by Rosegal. Um…because it’s my blog and I can do that! Rosegal is an online retailer that I have been working with for quite some time. I do love the unique pieces they offer at a reasonable price point. And while I have been trying to steer myself away from so much black in my wardrobe, I keep getting drawn back to it. Because it’s fabulous. And it’s what I love. And I will wear what I like.

But I am also getting very excited to share my Chico’s style with you as well. I have sort of been hiding it until the event tomorrow. After this weekend, I will start posting some of the gorgeous outfits I have been styling with pieces from Chico’s! So please stay tuned! I appreciate you following my journey. I am so grateful for all of you who visit and read my blog. I wouldn’t be here without you.

With no more time to waste today, let’s get on to the business of linking up.

Your favorite posts from last week…

Pamela of Style Yourself Confident shared her post FREE Color Personality Quiz. So I took the quiz and Pamela sent me a personalized email with my results. What fun! It was a super interesting read to see what my taste in color says about my personality. Now I want to know what my personal preference for certain patterns says about my personality! If you haven’t taken Pamela’s quiz yet, you should!

Pamela of Style Yourself Confident

And Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust shared her post Chambray Tunic & White Jeans: A Work In Progress. If you are familiar with Debbie, you know that she always shares a story in her posts. And I am so glad that she shared her story of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is one of those silent illnesses that effects more people than we know. And it is sharing these stories, our personal stories, that help so many others who may not have a voice or a forum. So thank you, Debbie, for being open about with your life. The work we do is often more important that we even realize.

Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust

If you are looking for some great work outfits, Rosegal currently is offering a work wear special. And with Halloween right around the corner, you may want to also check out their Halloween deals.

Stay tuned tomorrow, I will be sharing some of my favorite picks from Chico’s in a wish list post.

Keeping it on the edge,


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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.

42 Responses

  1. Have fun in NY Shelbee! I adore Eugenia and she has worked so hard to put this all together. She is such a class act! You will be fabulous and are fabulous. Give yourself a break when you need it. I recently let go of a lot of things causing me stress and feel so much better. Happy Friday!

    • Cheryl, thank you so very much for this very kind and supportive comment! Eugenia has been wonderful and I am so excited to meet her in real life. Once I get through the next two weekends (I have a blogger conference next weekend in Pennsylvania), I am going to take a much needed rest, for sure! Have a great weekend, my friend.


  2. I love this dress on you, and it looks so good styled with the jeans! So exciting about Chico’s event! I can’t wait to see your looks.

  3. This is a beautiful floral dress and it looks wonderful styled with jeans and booties! I hope you have a wonderful time at the Chico’s event. I feel you on the exhausted part. I only post three days a week, but with a full-time job that is realistically all I can handle. And I am struggling to handle that with comments, linkups, visiting other blogs, etc. I think a week or two off might be necessary soon for a creative reboot.

    • Jennie, thank you so much for this comment and relating to where I am coming from! I always wondered how all of you fabulous bloggers do it all with full time jobs. Now that school is back in session, I do have from 8:30-12:30 Monday through Friday completely uninterrupted. And it is amazing how much I can accomplish in 4 hours when there are no interruptions. And yet, I also struggle with time management in visiting and commenting on other blogs. And I love to see what others are sharing. We all need more hours on the day! And you definitely do need a creative reboot every once in a while.


  4. Thank you so much for featuring my Color Personality Quiz last week – have to say this is one of the favorite freebies on my website. So many diverse links on your party again, always fun. Have a great time at your Chico’s event, you’ll be fabulous because it’s YOU and who YOU are that they want!

    • Pamela, thank you so very much! I appreciate your support very much! I need to start creeping all around your website and find some more of your fun quizzes. Thanks for linking up and inspiring us all. I hope you have a great weekend.


  5. Oh no wonder you’re exhausted, you are such a busy woman. And I hope you enjoy your weekend to the fullest! You deserve it!

  6. I am so exhausted lately too. Most weeks I can only manage about 4 posts and that has been the case for the last year or so. But my gosh Chico’s is a great brand and I bet you will whip up some great outfits with their pieces. Cannot wait to read both of these posts you featured today, too.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, Ada! I had a good routine of 4 posts a week for a long while, but then I had a lot of sponsored posts that I had to get out there. So in order to do it all, it turned into every day for the past month and half. I am going to taper it down again though now that I am all caught up. I hope you enjoy the featured favorite posts! They are definitely good ones. Have a great weekend, my friend.


  7. Wow Shelbee congrats on the Chico’s gig! I can’t wait to see your photos! Hopefully you’ll have some time to rest at some point. Thanks for hosting even in your chaos! Have a terrific weekend 🙂

  8. The dress looks great! I understand what you mean about feeling exhausted! Hopefully you’ll be able to get some rest ASAP and feel refreshed and recharged!

    • Mary, thank you so much! Once I get through the next two weekends, I am definitely going to force myself to rest! I hope you are able to rest and rejuvenate soon, too. Have a great weekend!


  9. I know you will do great. Have fun. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

  10. You look amazing Shelbee. I wish you recreation, make slow and think about you.
    XO Tina and huge hug

  11. Gorgeous dress! Great that you combined it with ankle boots and those jeans, the image is very modern. I love moms that are so modern!
    I am also having some very busy days lately and to be able to read my favorite blogs with a glass of milk at night before bed is my way of relaxing, so thanks for writing (although it exhausts you sometimes) 🙂

    • Aw, Helen, you are so kind! I am glad I can provide you with your evening reading material! And as exhausting as it is, it is my passion and I am driven to do it. And comments like these are what motivate me to keep writing. So thank you so very, very much!


  12. I love this black dress, and it looks wonderful with those jeans and boots! I have no idea how you are posting every day. I’ve worked myself up to at least two post per week, and I’m exhausted from that. Blogging isn’t easy!

  13. I get exhausted to sometimes from blogging, in fact I didn’t post because I was in a depressive state. I had to take a break and relax and think to get back to my old self and even thought about quitting the whole thing. I’m back to me now lol! and still in this. Thank you for sharing with us and you look so cute what you’re wearing. Love the boots! 🙂

  14. So true and you’re welcome hon and thank you also for stopping by to linkup 🙂

  15. Can’t wait to hear about your Chico’s adventure but get some rest this week too! I’ve noticed how many posts you have been running each week and have been wondering how you do it. People see the pretty results but only other bloggers appreciate just how much work goes into each new look and post.

    Elizabeth | http://nattygal.com

    • Thanks so much, Elizabeth! The weekend was amazing. And now I do need to get to work on some posts about the event! I actually do enjoy posting every day especially since the process and the writing are all so therapeutic for me. And I just really enjoy creating content. But now after a few days off, I am feeling a little rusty with my words! Hahaha. Time to get back to it. Have a fabulous week, my friend.


  16. I’m so exciting to hear about your NY event. I can imagine that you are exhausting, if you are posting very often. Sometimes a little break is just what we need. I did it too, when I felt that it is too much on my plate. Sending hug.


    • Anna, thank you so much! I definitely did need the little break. But now I feel ready to get back to my routine! I am so glad that you have benefited from your blogging break and it is great to see you back at it again!


  17. You don’t look exhausted. Def take time off if you need it. And enjoy NY!!

  18. I love your outfit! Make sure you rest, relax, smile, and keep enjoying to write your fashion posts! 🙂

    • Natalie, thank you so much! It is actually the deeper posts that really keep me motivated, but those are the ones that make me tired, too! Ha. I guess chasing your passions is an exhausting endeavor! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.


  19. You look great in the black floral print dress, Michelle! Its’s not pure, matte black, so it’s different. 😉 From another lover of black who is trying not to give in to the lure — Angie

    • Thank you so much, Angie! I just love this dress so much and the silhouette is one of my favorites on me as well. And I am still adding black pieces! Ha. I just cannot resist. It is very flattering on me. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.


  20. Shelbee it’s my first visit here from Creative Mondays, and I’m pleased to meet you. I’m a plus size blogger too, so I’m doubly pleased to meet you. I hear you on the exhaustion. Introspection is good, but releasing it can be hard. Wishing you a great week. Mimi

    • Mimi, I am so glad to make your acquaintance! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comment and supportive words. I appreciate that very much! I am heading your way next to check out your page. Have the most wonderful day!


  21. Beautiful dress! I love dark floral prints, and it looks great worn over the jeans. I know what you mean about being frazzled – I’m always trying to do ten things at once and rarely finishing anything without a million interruptions!

    Emma xxx

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