Keeping It Golden & Link Up On The Edge #75

Welcome to the final Link Up On the Edge of 2017! A few days ago, I wrote a post discussing the torment of menopause. If you missed that post, you can read it here. Just like most uncomfortable things in life, I like to inject a bit of humor in such topics. And just like most struggles in life, I try to take it all in stride, make the best of the situation, and smile and laugh my way through it. But knowing that on the other side of menopause lies our golden years gives a glimmer of hope that makes it a little easier to keep perspective and stay positive. Because, let’s face it, what woman doesn’t strive to be just like Betty White?

I mean, she is totally fabulous, isn’t she?
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So when I saw this Golden Girls tee at Torrid Salmon Run Mall, I knew it had to be mine.

Torrid Golden Girls V-Neck Tee

And then I just received this pink cloche hat from Zaful and it was like a sartorial match made in St. Olaf!

Handmade Round Fuzzy Ball Cloche Hat

Random Fact: While St. Olaf, Minnesota, sees approximately twice as much snowfall as the average U.S. city, the climate is similar to where I live in Watertown, New York, except we receive approximately four times the amount of snow as the average city in the United States. But what better way to shine golden against a bright white snow-covered background than in a pink cloche hat!

*This is a sponsored post.  This hat was provided to me.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

*Hat: Handmade Round Fuzzy Ball Cloche Hat c/o Zaful.

If I am going to wear a pink hat, you bet your golden butt that I am going to showcase some fabulous magenta booties, too. Another acquisition from my recent Shoe Dazzle haul. Because once you reach those golden years, there is no excuse to not wear cute shoes!

*Boots: Isabela Booties in Magenta from Shoe Dazzle. Available in 3 colors.

*Tee: Golden Girls V-Neck Tee from Torrid Salmon Run Mall.
*Jeans: Torrid Boyfriend Jeans – Light Wash with Lace Inset Destruction from Torrid Salmon Run Mall.

Now I leave with you some fun quotes from those fabulous ladies of The Golden Girls.  Remember to link up when you get to the end of the post!

“It’s like we say in St. Olaf. Christmas without fruitcake is like St. Sigmund’s Day without the headless boy.” -Rose

“Isn’t it amazing how I can feel so bad and look so good?” -Blanche

“People waste their time pondering whether a glass is half empty or half full. Me, I just drink whatever’s in the glass.” -Sophia

“The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.” -Rose

“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.” -Blanche

“Have I have given you any indication at all that I care?” -Sophia

“Forgive me, Rose, but I haven’t had sex in 15 years and it’s starting to get on my nerves.” – Sophia

I’m as jumpy as a virgin at a prison rodeo.” -Blanche

“Dorothy, was Sophia naked just now or does her dress really need ironing?” -Rose

“Well, nobody ever believes me when I’m telling the truth. I guess it’s the curse of every devastatingly beautiful woman.” -Blanche

“Blanche, I could get herpes listening to this story.” -Dorothy

That’s all I have for today. I hope I made you smile and maybe even laugh!

By the way, I think I might need this tee shirt, too!

Torrid Black Golden Girls Raglan Graphic Tee

And now your favorite posts from last week.

Stephanie of Glamorous and Geeky shared a heartfelt post, My son saved my Christmas Spirit. I applaud her courage in sharing this story…it is as beautiful as she is and will bring tears to your eyes. Sending you much love and many blessings in the New Year, dear Stephanie.

Stephanie of Glamorous and Geeky

Katie of Hello Katie Girl shared the cutest outfit in her post Leopard and Plaid for Christmas. Not only do I love a fabulous leopard and plaid combination, but green leopard! It is just so, so good!

Katie of Hello Katie Girl

And Laurie of Vanity and Me shared her gorgeous DIY Christmas jumper in her post 5Over50 Style Christmas Jumpers & Wish You All A Merry Christmas! Seriously, she could not have purchased a prettier sweater! Which is exactly the reason she crafted her own.

Laurie of Vanity and Me

How do you aspire to stay golden, my fabulous friends?

Keeping it golden 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.

50 Responses

  1. Oh my goodness. I just want to go binge watch the Golden Girls and I have a friend would LOVE this tee! You look adorable. Love how you style that pink hat with the shirt and of course the booties! Yay!!

  2. You do know how to make us laugh Shelbee–in a good way!!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. The cloche is so cool!

  4. AHHH I am a huge fan of golden girls too! Dorothy is so savage with her insults! Love it! SHADY PINES MA! hahaha. Secondly thank you for the feature! Really appreciate it and you! Thank you!

  5. You are just so darn cute and sassy. I absolutely love how you combined the pearls and the tee. I wore my pearls with EVERYTHING in college. We wore them with tees, sweatshirts, dresses, everything! Those booties are so fun a with the hat…adorable. Have a wonderful last weekend of the year and safe New Year’s. XOXO

    • Lisa, thank you so much! This comment totally made me smile. And today I needed to smile! I do love my pearls, too. And I really love loading all of them on…clearly. Pearls with sweatshirts or tees is super cool. Reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw. I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year, my friend.


  6. This is such a cute tee, and I love it with the magenta boots! Wishing you a very happy new year!

  7. Great pics. I got a little less then 13 months until I start getting those AARP discounts and my view is that I am going to do what I like and want and not care what others think.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful and safe New Year’s.

    • Thank you, Patrick! And you should do whatever you like and keep wearing your Grateful Dead tee shirts without caring at all what anyone thinks. And then you should totally take advantage of and enjoy your AARP discounts! Happy New Year to you, my friend.


  8. Loved the Golden Girls, that’s a trip down memory lane! Cute outfit, with lots of interest from the necklaces and design. Thanks for hosting too Shelbee. Jacqui

  9. This post made me laugh so much! Sophia was always my favorite. Golden Girls truly stands the test of time—it was kind of like like Sex & the City before its time. Love your tee too! Happy new year to you!
    Cheryl Shops |

    • Cheryl, thanks so much! I am so glad that I have made people laugh with this post! The Golden Girls always crack me up. I love them all equally, I think. I think I can relate a little bit to each one of them in some way. I wish you a very Happy New Year, my friend. Have a fabulous weekend.


  10. Oh those quotes made me laugh, I LOVE the Golden Girls! I think I need one of those tees and I definitely want those magenta boots – they are fabulous. I love you in hats, you wear them so well. Thanks for such a sweet and fun lift on this fabulous last Friday of 2017!

    • Kellyann, thank you so much for this fabulous comment! It’s funny as I was never much a fan of pink and lately all things pink really make me smile. And The Golden Girls, too, of course. I am glad you had a good laugh! And you definitely need a Golden Girls tee. Everyone does! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!


  11. LOVE IT! From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, this is a fun and fabulous outfit. And the quirky graphic tee is more perfectly ironic than an old concert tee. The quotes had me grinning and chuckling. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and for the link up. I hope that you have a fantastic weekend.


  12. The Golden Girls are so sassy! I haven’t watched it for years, I’ll have to find some episodes on Youtube. I love your pink hat and velvet boots Shelbee!

    Emma xxx

    • Thank you, Emma! I guess I can relate completely to their sass as I have a great sense of sass myself! I need to watch some more Golden Girls now, too. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, my friend!


  13. it looks very cold 😀 love your boots!
    Zaful review on my blog <3

  14. What a fantastic look! Today Nina of aWorld of dresses was at my home all day! We also talked about you, how supportive and kind you are😘😘😘😘

    • Nancy, thank you so much! And I am so flattered that you were talking about me. You and Nina are both so wonderful and supportive as well. Two of my favorite bloggers and blogging friends! How much fun you must have had together, too. Happy New Year, my friend.


  15. Great styling as always! I love your tee and hat!

    Edwige |

  16. You are so much fun! I have always loved Golden Girls and remember them not just from reruns as my daughters do haha! Fun quotes and fun post! I’m so happy that I live in a place that doesn’t get much snow! You keep your sense of humor better that I would be able to! Have a very Happy New Year!

    • Suzanne, thank you so much! I do also remember watching The Golden Girls when it was originally airing…not just the reruns. But even as a young girl, I still loved that show! By the way, I am quickly losing my sense of humor with this snow and cold! But I will continue to fake it for you all. Ha. Have a very happy New Year, my friend!


  17. I would love to have that Golden Girl’s t-shirt! I have been watching that show for years and I still enjoy it! Love the way you styled it.

  18. ¨The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.¨ 8) Hahaha! I remember the Golden Girls (the show aired in Greece 2 years after it aired in the US; we were fashionably late!) and how it made an impact on me. Coming from a strong patriarchal country, these women were strong, funny and kind to each other, and I was watching it amazed! They were like role models to me. I feel moved by this post!…

    Your hat is the cutest for a cold day! (ツ)_/¯v v¯\_(ツ) Here´s to a great new year that´s coming with many posts from you, and many hats! :*

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    • Helen, thank you so much! Your comments always make me smile. Those Golden Girls really were fabulously empowered women! I am so glad that you enjoyed the post. Wishing you the most amazing new year as well!


  19. OMG that shirt!!
    Happy New Year!

  20. Oh God, i’m crying from laughing at those inimitable GG quotes! Love this post, your tee and hat, and your outlook on life. And be comforted: after the menopause passes, life gets pretty darn fabulous. xox


    • Oh Patti, that is very reassuring to hear…because this perimenopausal phase is for the birds, I tell ya! I am so glad that I could make you laugh to tears though! Thank you so very much for this wonderful comment. And a very Happy New Year to you as well.


  21. The snow makes me shiverrr ! and I love a good tee with pearls.
    HNY Michelle-

  22. This is one of my favorite outfits on you! I am in love with that hat. We dress casually at the office unless we have company coming and this is something I would totally wear! Love those boots!
    🙂 gwinga

    • Thank you so much, Nikki! I do love this outfit formula of graphic tee, distressed jeans, loads of pearls, and fabulous shoes. Of course, a hat is a must as well! Wishing you a very happy new year!


  23. To always see the bright side of things and to smile and laugh at all the small and big things in life. There’s not much you can do when life throws you a curve ball and I believe in the power of laughing. This is such a great post with lots of fun memories from the Golden Girls show. Your pink hat is lovely and your booties is just beautiful. The color is gorgeous and I can see you have a wonderful shoe collection! Kudos on your great taste!

    • Aw, Maureen, what a lovely comment! Thank you so much for sharing your positive outlook on life’s curveballs! It is very refreshing to know other people can laugh through the hard times, too. And my shoe collection may have just gotten out of hand during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! Ha! Wishing you a wonderful new year, my friend.


  24. What a great outfit. Love everything about this look 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Happy New Year 🙂

  25. I loved the Golden Girls! I need one of those tee! and that hat is just adorable.

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