Feeling Like a Boss Lady in ShopSvelte & Link Up On the Edge #57

Do you have an outfit combination that totally makes you feel like a boss lady? That one piece that makes you feel powerful? In charge? Invincible? That outfit that makes you stand taller, hold your head higher, walk more confidently? Your superhero outfit?

*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

For me, a fabulous curve-hugging pencil skirt makes me feel like a superhero! And what better quality in a pencil skirt than built-in shape wear support? When ShopSvelte reached out to me to try one of their products, there was no hesitation on my part. Founder Liliana Turecki realized as she entered her 40’s that her body was changing and her clothing needed to as well. Focusing on the idea that your clothes “should be a source of confidence, not stress,” the ShopSvelte line was created offering women pieces that respect the female body and meet all of its needs. All of the ShopSvelte pieces have a built in shape wear system that hugs and controls just where you need it to without being constricting or uncomfortable as most shape wear tends to be.

Before choosing a piece from ShopSvelte, I read a few blogger reviews of their leggings and denim products and I was really liking what I read. But since there was already product review information out there in blogland about the leggings, I decided to try a skirt. I chose the black pencil skirt and I know it is going to be on continuous rotation in my wardrobe now. I am going to link the other posts below for you to check out if you want to read more about ShopSvelte products.

But first let me tell you about this skirt. The fabric is so soft with a little bit of stretch, not that crazy super tight spandex fabric that you often find in shape wear pieces. If you have ever worn shape wear, you know what I am talking about. The kind that you break a sweat just trying to pull it up over your thighs! Then you spend the entire day all out of breath because it’s squeezing you so tight. This skirt does not do that. Rather, it gently hugs my curves and smooths out the lumps without feeling like a straight jacket.

As far as sizing is concerned, I fall on the smaller side of the X-Large based on the size chart provided and so I went with the X-Large. If this is the case for you, I would recommend sizing down. I think the size Large would have provided me with a little extra support. In any event, the X-Large offers me comfort and smoothing where I need it.  And it actually gives the appearance that I have a shapely butt. For the record, I have the flattest rear end of any woman I know! So there must be some sort of lifting and shaping power in the seat of this fabulous skirt, too.

If you are looking for high quality pieces that respect your curves and give you the comfort and support that a female body demands, look no further! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Check out these other reviews of ShopSvelte products.

{Enhancing} the Shape of You by Tenille of Feisty, Frugal, and Fabulous.

My Motherhood Style | #LoveSvelte by Kimberly of All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something

Look Slimmer and Sleeker with Built-in Shapewear Clothing from Svelte by Kathryn of Mommy Kat and Kids

Not Your Typical Mom Jeans #Svelte by Jennifer of One Heart One Family

Svelte Shapewear Jeans Review by Marcie of Marcie in Mommyland

Outfit Details
Skirt: Pencil Skirt c/o ShopSvelte.
Shoes: Impo Tyra Pump from DSW.
Stockings: DSW (Similar here, here, and here).
Blouse: Old Navy (From a few years ago. Other striped blouse alternatives here, here, here).
Sweater: Target (From a few years ago).
Burgundy clutch: Old Navy (No longer available, super cute alternative here).
Burgundy crossbody bag: Kohl’s (No longer available.  Similar options here, here, here, and here).

What makes you feel like a boss lady?

You can find ShopSvelte on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Your Favorite Posts from Last Week

Nina of Sharing a Journey linked her post When Your Blog Doesn’t Grow. Not only does she provide some wonderfully inspirational tips for bloggers, but her suggestions translate perfectly to life in general. This post is definitely worth a read!

Nina of Sharing A Journey

And Rebecca of Rebecca Tries Trousers shared her post More Tops which showcases two adorable thrift shop finds. I am really loving this yellow polka dot one!

Rebecca of Rebecca Tries Trousers

Thank you to everyone who visits me each week and participates in my link party. I appreciate your support and you very kind comments!

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.

58 Responses

  1. Wow! A very sexy Boss lady! Those shoes are fantastic! And the stockings are fabulous! I defenitely need some new ones. How fabulous nis a skirt like that! I need that too! Hahaha.

    • It is so comfortable, Nancy! I love the extra support in the skirt without having to wear an extra layer of shape wear. And these shoes are fantastically comfortable! Thanks so much for you awesome comment and have an amazing weekend, my friend!


  2. Love a pencil skirt! Looks great!!

  3. Good Morning Beautiful Shelbee! Thank you so much for featuring my post on your site this week. I used to write lots of “inspirational” posts, but it seemed like people didn’t respond to them. It feels so good to know that it touched you.

    I love your outfit! I have the same crop sweater top and love it! And the stockings–where are you getting all those cool stockings! You look amazing! Hugs! Nina

    • Thanks so much, Nina! You should definitely write more inspirational posts! I find that is what makes our blogs stand out amongst the rest…when we can provide content that has deeper meaning than just the clothes. It is real and it reaches people on a different level. This sweater has been sitting in my closet for so long and I had no idea how to style it and then it just came to me! Oh, and the cool stockings I find at all different places, plus I have quite the stash of old ones, too! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  4. That skirt is killer on you, Shelbee! I love the stockings too 🙂
    I feel like a boss lady when I wear killer heels with a figure hugging dress but I don’t do it too often because it kills my poor feet lol!!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

  5. Those shoes and tights are screaming out Boss Lady! Have a great weekend Shelbee xx

  6. This is such a killer look! That skirt looks amazing on you! I love how you styled it with the layers and crop sweater! Have a great weekend!

    Doused in Pink

  7. Now that’s the perfect combo, Shelbee!! It sounds like a marriage of spanx and a perfect skirt!!

  8. That skirt looks amazing on you! A black skirt is a must have for any wardrobe!

  9. Looking super hot my friend! xo

  10. Looking nice in your “superhero” outfit. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

  11. The lavender/purple color is so, so lovely on you! And I love the skirt. It’s a piece that you can wear so many different ways!

    Elizabeth | http://nattygal.com

  12. I’m loving this boss lady look! That skirt looks great on you, and I love the layered tops!

    • Rachael, thank you so much! I was so unsure of these tops layered together, but when I actually put it together, I felt like I was a fashion blogger extraordinaire! Have a great weekend.


  13. This is an amazing outfit! I love the straight skirt and the stockings are so chic! Great post! Peace!

  14. My super hero outfit is probably a pant suit, followed closely by a dress.
    I really like those tights.

  15. I’m sold! The outfit is fabulous and you look fantastic. A pencil skirt is a must-have for all women and to find one that smooths the bumps as it hugs your curves is awesome. I’m definitely going to check out ShopSvelte. Thanks for sharing and hosting.


    • Thanks so much, Rena! I can’t believe how comfortable this skirt is and I didn’t need any shape wear underneath at all! You literally can’t go wrong. They also have a really fabulous leather skirt and a denim pencil skirt. I had such a hard time deciding which one to try! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend, my friend.


  16. The skirt is nice but where would one wear this type of outfit? I’m 65 and short so I wouldn’t look good in this anyway but really, it just looks like a fashion “don’t.” And having lived most of my life on military posts as an Army brat and later as an officer, I wonder if you actually wear something like this in real life? Thankfully, the days of suits and white gloves on military wives has passed and won’t be coming back, and as a retiree, I live my life in T-shirts and jeans, so I’m not trying to be mean here – just curious.

    • Hi Marcy, thank you for stopping by and I sensed nothing mean about your curiosity! First, as an Army wife, I want to thank you for your years of service! And actually, I did wear this outfit in real life to a business networking meeting. In my daily stay-at-home mom life, you will usually find me in casual dresses or some combination of jeans and a tee shirt, but my jeans and tees are always layered and accessorized to be a bit more fancy! In general, outfits that I show on my blog are outfits that I wear in real life…except for the occasional formal wear that I just style for a specific post.

      As far as dressing a petite frame in an outfit like this, it is all about the proportions. You would want the skirt to hit above the knee and maybe the short layer over the long layer may not work. But perhaps a longer sweater over a button down with just a small amount of the shirt tails peeking out would be more flattering with regard to proportion. There is a fabulously helpful concept called the Rule of Thirds. I found this article to be quite good: http://www.smartwomenonthego.com/dressing-your-best-the-rule-of-thirds/. I hope my response was helpful in some way!

      Again, thanks so much for stopping by and do hope you are having a fabulous weekend!


  17. Shelbee that skirt is FABULOUS on you!!!

  18. You can take on the world in this outfit! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

  19. A good quality pencil skirt is a wardrobe essential, especially one that shapes. I love the combination of stockings and shoes…very sexy!

    Emma xxx

  20. Lisa Smith

    You totally rock that outfit. Love those shoes!

  21. Gorgeous! and loving those shoes too Shelbee! 🙂

  22. Yeah girl! You look like a boss lady fo’ sure and I’m going to have to think about what makes me feel fabulous…something bohemian probably, but I may just play around with different looks to see what I think. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Thanks so much, Chrissy! Ooh, I do love a good boho look. That is how I feel most myself in a boho outfit. I am glad you were inspired! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend.


  23. That lavender colour suits you! Definitely your colour!

  24. Love the layering and the tights!!

  25. Thank you so much for the shout out! I appreciate it very much!
    You look amazing – I really like how you layered everything. So chic and those stockings…love! Svelte is so comfortable eh? I love my leggings. You rocked this outfit.

    • Thanks so much, Kimberly! I was sent the link to your blog by the ShopSvelte rep and since I reviewed a skirt, I wanted to share some leggings reviews with my readers…so thank you!


  26. Definitely an enpowering outfit! The stockings add a touch of sassiness to this outfit that I just love!!
    Go get them #bosslady
    Thanks for hosting


  27. Yesss Boss. This look is Fantastic on You.

  28. Great look Shelbee 🙂 I use to love wearing my pencil skirts but mine are a little tight at the minute, I must try harder to get back into mine 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Blog Hop.

  29. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your great look. For me my Lady boss outfit is leather. LOL.

    • Thanks so much, Nicole! I almost chose the leather pencil skirt for this look…maybe I will go for that next time! You do look great when you showcase your leather outfits!


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