Feeling Seussical & #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #13

March 2 marked the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more famously known as Dr. Seuss. My children’s schools are celebrating all things Dr. Seuss for the entire month of March, so I thought I would honor the great man by sharing with you my favorite Dr. Seuss book and a very Seussically-inspired outfit!

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now is the book that my father used to read to me every time we would visit the dentist’s office when I was a child. I was terrified of the dentist and it was his way of calming me. There was a very beat up copy of this book in the waiting room and my father would read it with such animation that I could not help but smile and laugh. To this day, decades later, it is by far my favorite of all Dr. Seuss’s works…simply because of the cherished memory it holds.  I can still hear my father’s voice as he so enthusiastically read the words on those pages.

Now onto the outfit. I put this number together yesterday for a COTD Style Challenge. The challenge was to combine Red Orange and Cobalt Blue. I went a little crazy with pattern and colors because I was feeling inspired by Dr. Seuss’s creativity as well as the colorful participants in the COTD group.

The COTD Style creators are celebrating their 2nd Birthday this week as well. So what better way to celebrate than with a crazy mix of colors and patterns! Not only would I like to wish them a Happy Birthday, but I would also like to thank them for pushing me outside of my style comfort zone! Do stop by their Facebook page or their Instagram page and wish them a Happy Birthday! They are also holding a fabulous birthday giveaway this week…but you need to join the group and participate in the challenges to be entered!

Outfit Details
Jacket: Old Navy Single Button Jersey Knit Blazer.
Shirt: Van Heusen for Men from Kohl’s (Old).
Scarf: Cato Fashions (Old).
Pants: Thrifted (Gap).
Shoes: Wanted Angel Metallic Oxford.
Dr. Seuss Book: Kohl’s Cares. Another great way to #SpreadTheKindness is to purchase Kohl’s Cares items. Every purchase helps children with 100% of net profits being donated to children’s initiatives nationwide. Read more about it here. (*This is not a sponsored post…it is just me sharing fabulous ways to keep #SpreadingTheKindness!)

And what better way to honor the kind-hearted genius of our most favored children’s books as well as the super friendly creators of COTD then by #SpreadingTheKindness with a link up!  Do let me know what your favorite Dr. Seuss book is as well!

Now let me share your favorite posts from last week’s #SpreadTheKindness Link Up.

Marloes of Mooier Leven was the most clicked last week with the post Help! Hoe overleef ik mijn peuter puber?. (Help! How Do I Survive My Adolescent Toddler?) I have admit that I had to run the entire post through a translator but it was well worth it because I laughed so hard I had tears. Marloes is most definitely experiencing the terrible twos! I don’t know if this was lost in translation but what I read was something to the effect that her toddler is such a monster that she sometimes wants to stick her behind the wallpaper! I have most certainly been there! I once read this little quip that has stuck with me ever since…because it is so true. Do you know why they call it the terrible twos? Because fucking horrible doesn’t start with a T. Thanks so much for the laugh!  Hang in there, Mama!  I don’t know if ever gets better because I am currently experiencing the horrendous fours and the sassy sixes!

And Deborah of Raising My Boys…Surviving the Testosterone… shared some beautiful photographs of Late Winter in her Wordless Wednesday Link Up post. Thank you, Deborah!


Feeling Seussical on the edge,


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  1. I’m not sure I’ve even read this Seuss book, Shelbee!! But i’m going to now!!
    I started participating in the COTD, but I got away from it—it is a fun community and I think you look great. Especially those brogues—so fabulous!!

    • Thanks so much, Jodie! It is definitely not a profound Dr. Seuss book with a message or anything. It just holds such a fond memory for me that I love it! COTD is so much fun, isn’t it? But I can’t do it everyday either because then I don’t get blog things done in time! I usually do it when I have no outfits planned for a blog shoot. And yes, these brogues are my favorite new thing!


  2. What a lovely story! Love your shoes, they are fabulous!

  3. I’m quite ashamed to say that I’ve never actually read anything by Dr. Seuss 🙁
    But I have seen a couple of movies lol!
    Tha outfit is such fun! I can see how it was inspired by the great writer though 😀
    Suzy xx

  4. Marvin K Mooney was my oldest daughters FAVORITE!! She would holler and point Go, go, go when she was just one.

    • I love that story, Shelly! My favorite is the end “The time had come so Marvin went!” I relate to Marvin a little bit as I tend to do things on my own timeline when I am good and ready. And when I am ready, then I will get to it! I think the word my husband uses to describe this trait of mine (and Marvin’s) is stubborn!

      Thanks for sharing!


  5. How fun!! We had to write up something for Dr. Seuss at our house and really had a hard time finding one of his books!! Is that bad?! We only have one! Oops! I loved those books as a kid. I really love this outfit, lots of color and it really works! That striped blazer and those silver shoes are my faves.


    • Thanks so much, Carrie! This outfit was so much to wear. At first, I was a little nervous of getting sideways glances because of all the color and patterns and silver shoes! But then I figured…to heck with it…I’m wearing it and I am wearing it with confidence. Then I found people were just smiling at me! And yes, that is bad that you only have one Dr. Seuss book! Ha. You need to get a few more at least! Target has them on sale right now.


  6. Wow thanks for the love! I’m glad you liked it, the blogpost was meant the way you read it so I’m happy to have made you laugh! I love the outfit you’re wearing, very dr. Suess!! And those shoes; gorgeous!! Love,

    • Marloes, thanks so much for the lovely comment! I literally was crying as I was cutting and pasting your post paragraph by paragraph into a translator! You are too funny! And it is all so hilarious because it is so true. How does anyone survive this parenting gig?! And thanks for the laugh and for inspiring us!


  7. Such a fun outfit and a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss!

  8. My little loves DR suess his fave book is red fish blue fish. And loves suess landing at universal!

    • Yes! My kids love Dr. Seuss, too, Stephanie! But I sort of made them love him, too. I just bought them each a copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go and I am going to have their teachers each year of school sign their books. So when they graduate from high school, they have little messages from every teacher they have ever had. (I just missed my oldest son’s pre-K teacher last because I just found the idea).


  9. Dr. Seuss was magical and will keep on being magical.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

    • Yes, he was, Patrick! We have a bunch of Seuss books in the house and will continue to read them frequently! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!


  10. super cute outfit to celebrate Dr Seuss! Love this 🙂

  11. Love your Dr. Seuss inspired outfit and your memory of your dad reading to you! How special!

  12. i’ve never read this book before. I gotta find it! Loving the shoes

    Life is just Rosie

  13. Love all things Seuss!! Great pics and post!!

  14. A scarf as a tie- how fun, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Thanks, Ashley! I actually had intended on wearing an actual necktie with this shirt, but I needed the reds in the scarf to meet the color style challenge and I didn’t have any neckties with red. Next time though, I am going with an actual tie!


  15. Love your outfit inspired by Dr. Seuss! My kids have been celebrating his books too in school. Dying over your loafers! Thanks so much for the link up!


    • Thank you, Kathrine! I felt people staring at me all day in this outfit! Ha. But it’s all good. It made me smile! And yes, these shoes are so my favorite. I have worn them multiple times this week.


  16. I love these fun looks you are creating lately with all the edge and lovely trends. Showing off your socks and layering just right! Love it!

    • Thanks so much, Ada! I am definitely getting back to my more adventurous sense of style lately! I used to dress crazy when I was younger, then I became a little subdued. But it is refreshing to get back to my edgy, bright, attention-getting outfits again!


  17. I’ve not read this book shelbee, so I’m not in the knowledge about it, however I do like you colours together – very nice indeed. Jacqui

    • Thanks so much, Jacqui! This is not one of Dr. Seuss’s most profound works, but I do relate to the main character because he is stubborn and does things on his own timeline!


  18. Love Dr. Seuss and I used to love to read One Fish, Two Fish to my girls as fast as I could and they would laugh themselves silly. Love your take on a Seussical outfit. Very cute. Thanks for sharing and for hosting the link up. – Amy

    • Thanks for sharing this adorable story, Amy! My kids love Dr. Seuss, too, but I tend to read it all animated and drawn out like my father did. I may have it to try it your way and see if I can get fits of giggles from my kids!


  19. Awesome post … I love the tie in to Dr Seuss. I remember reading those books to my kids when they were little, and as to a favorite, I’m torn between “red fish, blue fish” and “there’s a wocket in my pocket”. I don’t have a post to link up so don’t be looking for one. I’d say it was technical difficulties but the difficulties were all mine. I’ll be back in the swing of things shortly.


    • Thanks so much, Rena! Dr. Seuss is always fun! I have been checking in with your blog every day, so I will keeping watching for a new post! Good luck getting everything done and I hope to see you back in the swing of it soon!


  20. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Linkup party.

  21. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Shelbee! I’m so glad you liked my pics.
    You know, I haven’t read that Dr. Seuss. I’ll have to look for it and check it out. Sounds like I should add it to our collection 🙂

  22. Feeling the kindness – thanks for hosting!

  23. Love the inspiration behind this outfit! His books are just so fun. I have been enjoying reading them to my little girl.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  24. What a fun idea for an inspiration.. hey, Im still afraid of the dentist! hehe. Love the mix of purple, stripes and the metallic shoes!
    thanks for linking
    jess xx

    • Thank you, Jess! I have the best dentist ever now so I am proud to say that I am no longer afraid! It took me 40 years to get there, but there you have it!


  25. I love your shoes!!!

  26. Such a great Dr. Seuss inspired look! Love those shoes!


  27. Love the outfit and thank you for the linkup!


  28. Aren’t you fancy schmancy! Love it!!

    I can say parenting does become a bit easier when the kids are older. In addition to my three year old and 13 year old, I also have 22 and 24 year olds. The worrying part doesn’t go away, but this is the age where you see the result of your parenting skills. I never felt like I was doing the best job, but the older two turned out great 🙂

    Thanks for hosting!!

    • Paula, thanks so much for this wonderful comment! So many days I feel like a shell of a person just going through the motions with these little beastly children! But overall, I have good kids, too. I think we will all turn all right in the end. They do eventually appreciate all that we do as parents, right?!


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

  30. I’ve never read a Dr.Seuss book! When I’m next at the library with my daughter I’ll look out for one. I love your fabulous silver shoes, they look great with the blue trousers. Cobalt is one of my favourite colours 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • Thanks so much, Emma! I am so in love with metallic shoes right now, too! You definitely need to check out a Dr. Seuss book with your daughter. You will love it!


  31. I remember that Dr Seuss book from my childhood too but my favourite was Put Me In The Zoo!

    And I just have to let you know that I love, love LOVE your silver shoes!


  32. We have a collection of Dr Seuss books but I don’t remember having this one! Now I want to pull them out and read them again! I’m obsessed with your silver oxfords! This is such a cute look!

    Doused In Pink

    • Thanks so much, Jill! I am obsessed with all metallic shoes right now! I have a pair of silver loafers, too, but I haven’t worn them yet. This Seuss book is definitely a fun one to read. I also am a huge fan of Shel Silverstein books! I may have to to Silverstein-inspired outfit post someday! Have a wonderful weekend.


  33. I love Dr. Seuss. Islands of Adventure in Orlando has a section of the park dedicated to Dr. Seuss and one of my favorite rides was “Cat in a Hat” ride. It was so fun seeing the storybook come to life. Thanks for the link up!

    • Oh wow, that sounds like a ton of fun, Amy! If I ever make it to Orlando with the kids, we will have to look into that. Thanks so much for stoping by. Have a fabulous weekend.


  34. This is such a fun look! I love the mix of colors, and that stripe blazer. Such a fun tribute to Dr. Suess. I need to start reading them to my boys!

    • Thank you, Rachael! This was definitely a fun outfit to wear. People were looking at me with raised eyebrows, but then they would smile! So I guess I really did channel Dr. Seuss! My kids love Seuss books so much, so I’m sure your boys will adore them, too. Have a lovely weekend.


  35. Love the outfit, especially that scarf. I won’t scare you and Marloes with tales of my 8 year old. Let’s just say each age presents its own unique challenges. Maybe that’s why there is wine. 😉

    Thanks for partying with us every week on #FridayFrivolity

    • Thank you, Audrey! And I was afraid that such information were the case. My sister’s kids are 28 and 25 and she is still driven crazy on a daily basis! So it really never ends. Ugh. I am so tired already! Have a fabulous weekend.