Last Outfit of Summer & Link Up On the Edge #15

Today marks the Autumn Equinox or the first official day of Fall! And I couldn’t be more excited since I love all things Fall…the temperatures, the colors, football, pumpkin everything, hot apple cider, homemade soup and chili, the fireplace, and of course, the fashion. So as I say goodbye to summer (very gleefully, I might add), I thought I would share with you one last outfit of summer…which I wore yesterday…on the last official day of Summer.




How beautiful is my friend/photographer Amy’s yard for photos? And she tells me it is totally breathtaking when the leaves really change color. So I am super excited to feature lots of my Fall outfits in her yard…if she doesn’t get sick of me!




I am thinking I can pair this cute black eyelet dress with tights and boots when the weather cools down…which, according to the weather forecast, should be tomorrow! You have no idea how excited cooler weather can make a perimenopausal, over-heated, sweaty, middle-aged woman! Until the hormones give me a chill. And that definitely happens. But then I just live in my beloved scarves until June! Literally. I sometimes sleep with a scarf around my neck if I get too chilled. And that’s totally fine by me. Because you all know how much I love my scarves.





Outfit details:

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Dress: Old Navy (no longer avaialable, but this Lace Boho Shift is similar).
Sandals: Madden Girl Triixie Sandals from Famous Footwear (the neon yellow is no longer available, but these do come in Mint, Light Blue, Blush, Black, and White).
Necklace: Kohl’s (no longer available, but adorable options here and here).

Some fun photos before we start linking up…

Every time we try to take pictures at Amy’s house, her dogs want to play!



And then she makes me clean…


Thank you to every one who stops by every week and joins my link up. I really appreciate your continued support! This past week got a little crazy for me and I did not have the opportunity to comment on every post that was linked up. I am working way through each and every post, however, because I love to see what you all are wearing, sharing, and discussing. If I don’t get the chance to comment, I have been trying to pin and/or tweet all of your posts as well!

This week, I have three favorite links to share!

Yvonne of Funky Forty shared all the fun details of her 2 Heavenly Days in Bregenzerwald-Austria spent with Annette of Lady of Style. Don’t thet both look so fabulous?!


Terri of Meadow Tree looks so chic in her Blue Cabbie! I really am inspired by this outfit!


And Shannon of Gamine and Stripes looks amazing in her Gingham and Slim Jeans! Gingham is my jam and I adore red, white, and blue together!


So tell me, are you all ready for Fall? Where are you favorite places to shoot photographs when the leaves start changing?

Watching Autumn roll in on the edge,


I also link up with These Fabulous Link Ups Where I Link Up!


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.

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  1. Oh I’m not sure I can wait another half an hour! Ha ha ha, I want to sleep!! But you are wearing a very beautiful necklace and a black dress is always a favorite. Well maybe till later or else till tomorrow!

    • Nancy, you are too funny! I accidentally published before my scheduled time (or scheduled the wrong time or something), but then I changed the link up so it went live early! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you got to link up before you went to sleep!


  2. I love that you went with some bright colors with this dress Shelbee!!

  3. Your photos always have so much personality! Love it. πŸ™‚ You’re super cute in this dress!

    Hurray for fall!!

  4. fun photos and super cute dress. You’re right, it will look great with tights and boots. I love layers and textures so cooler weather fashions are my jam too. Ba bye summer! Shelbee, thanks for hosting twice in one week.


    • Thank you so much, Rena! This is such a wonderful comment! Bring on the Fall! I think I may style this dress for fall maybe this weekend and do a follow up post. Have a fabulous weekend!


  5. That is a lovely little black dress and I like the neon accessories with it, great farewell to summer! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’re having a great week πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. The post is so great! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

  7. I love the dress! It looks great with the necklace & yellow sandals!

    And it will look great with tights and boots and a scarf.

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  8. The cutest dress!! Yay for Fall!!

  9. Love your black dress and the feminine details of it! Perfect end of summer look. Thanks for the link up!

  10. I need to post those dogs on a black and white COTD!!!! They are definitely photo bombers, but they kept the smiles coming and the locations changing! You looked fab for a day with the kiddos and/or errands and even scouting!!!! I liked the necklace color pop with the blackfor sure and the summery shoes!!!!

    • Thank you, dear Amy, for everything! For your beautiful yard, your adorable pups, and your wonderful photography skills! More photos today when I come over! I wonder if the dogs would let you put an accessory on them…for a black and white theme combined with some sort of pattern! That would be amazing! Ha. See you later!


  11. You look fabulous—love the pop of color on your feet πŸ™‚ XO Susan

  12. Hi Shelbee! Thank you for hosting and for all your support in my own linkup. You look fabulous in that black dress. I think it will look perfect with leggings and it’s the perfect base for an amazing scarf. Thanks again!

    • Oh, the scarves are definitely coming out now, Mallory! Thanks so much for the lovely comment and for reading my little blog. I will be back next week to join your link up as well! Keep up the fabulous work.


  13. I can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by. I am sad for the season to end, but am excited for fall clothes!

    • Oh my, Michelle! I feel like summer never wanted to end. But then again, summer is my least favorite of the four seasons. I literally cannot tolerate being hot! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fall!


  14. Shelbee, I love this dress! And the dogs are so cute!!

  15. That dress will totally work with tights! And, um, where do we shoot photos when the leaves start changing? We don’t, because down here in hot-forever FL, the leaves never change (& neither do the temps!) Have a great weekend, Shelbee!

    • Thank you so much, Lisa! Oh no…I guess there is no Fall in Florida. I would not like that at all! I like nice brisk Fall temperatures and rich hued foliage and cuddling in front of the fireplace (even if it is a tiny little electric fireplace like mine)! I don’t think I could ever live in Florida. I barely like to visit such warmer climates! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy your heat!


  16. That black dress will def. work this fall! I always like to add some colored tights (I have a burgundy pair) to my black dresses to add a little color in the fall. I really like those neon yellow sandals!


    • Thank you, Carrie! I know I have some cute patterned tights buried in my bin of tights that would look adorable with a solid black dress. I just hope they haven’t shrunk! (hahaha…because the older I get and the more I eat, it seems my clothes keep shrinking!) Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.


  17. Ah, thanks for the complement. And we both have puppies in our blogs this week. Have a great weekend. I love anything black. You look great!

    • Thank you, Terri! You always have such fabulous style! And puppy photobombs always add a little extra interest to any outfit post, don’t they?! Have a lovely weekend!


  18. Welcome to Fall, my favorite season.

  19. Yay! I made the blog!!Love the black shift dress. I wish I could wear one but I’m too hippy and they never fit right!

    • Thank you, Shannon! You always look fabulous in everything you wear even if shift dresses don’t work for you. I, on the other, have no hips and wish that I did! I guess the trick is finding the styles that flatter us best. Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!


  20. You look amazing in this dress. You can wear it with boots in fall. The dogs are funny πŸ™‚
    I wish you a nice weekend

  21. First day of fall…. You look lovely, and the dogs deserve their moment of fame, too. So cute.

    • Thank you, Tiina! The dogs always want their moment! They are funny. So we just try to work with them…because working against them never goes in our favor! Have a fabulous weekend.


  22. This look is so elegant and pretty on you Shelbee! Have a great weekend!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  23. Nop! I Fell asleep!! See you later!!

  24. Such a great dress shirt shelbee!!! Love the necklace!!!! Happy fall!!

  25. What a great dress! Love the eyelet detail! Perfect styling with the bright accessories! Thank you for the linkup! Have a great weekend!

    Doused In Pink

  26. Cute dress and love the neon sandals! All these awesome posts make me realize how much my wardrobe sucks lol. Anyways thanks for hosting and thank you for linking up with my party :)) Happy Weekend!

    • Thank you, Paula! Now is the time to revamp your summer wardrobe for next year! All of the summer fashions will be on super duper clearance now as the second wave of fall fashions should be hitting the stores. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


  27. Cute LBD!!

    I am launching another 3-part collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at the blog – come on over and see what I am super excited about!

    Happy Friday!


  28. I am the total opposite of you. I just did a top ten reasons why I hate fall list. And I was surprised to find out how many other fall haters there were out there. Oh, it was all in good fun. LOVE your dress. That is definitely my style and something I would wear.

    • That is so funny, Amy! There a ton of folks who love summer so I am sure fall is very dreaded as it means long, cold winter will soon be here. There are a few things I don’t like about the fall. The allergens being one of them! And the shorter hours of day light. And the higher gas bill! That one I really hate. And as much as I love fall fashion and layering my clothes, the laundry pile increases at an overwhelming rate! But for me, the good outweighs the bad. Thanks for stopping by and have a fab weekend!


  29. Such a beautiful setting for your photos! I look forward to seeing your fall shots!

  30. I love a lovely shift dress Shelbee, and this detail at the bottom, so pretty! I use my neighbor’s yard as well for photo shoots.. she has nicer grass! I look forward to Fall as always!
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx

    • Jess, thank you so much. I just used my neighbors’ yard the other day, too. They have a really cool tree in their front yard…I should be posting those pictures soon! Have a fab weekend!


  31. Great location for photoshoot! Love the details on that dress and definitely something that you can take with you during the cooler months πŸ™‚
    Thank you for hosting,


  32. This black eyelet dress is so pretty, and I love how you paired it with the bright necklace. I can totally see it working with tights and boots for the fall too!

    • Thanks, Rachael! And now fall is finally here so I can’t wait to start digging through my colored and patterned tights and try some fun ones! Have a wonderful weekend.


  33. Gorgeous dress, loving the scalloped detail of the hem at the bottom.
    Rachel xo

  34. I love the pretty hem on your dress and the pops of color with your accessories!

  35. I love fall too, Shelbee! It would be my favorite season, but hey, I’m a teacher so summer wins, ya know?!

    Dawn Lucy

    • I totally get it, Dawn Lucy! I don’t know how you teachers last as long as you do with other people’s kids all day long. I don’t even like my own kids that much! hahaha! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fall!


  36. Hey Shelby what a great location for pics and the dress looks really good – I hope you have a fab weekend.

    • Thank you, Lorena! It’s always fun to take photos there, too, because there are no strangers around to make me feel weird! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.


  37. Very pretty dress! Love the details =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  38. The necklace is so fun and adds a great touch to the outfit! Have a lovely weekend <3

    Edye |

  39. Love this LBD on you! So pretty!

    xx, ELise

  40. You look so lovely in this little black dress. Your friend’s yard is so beautiful. Great pictures! Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

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

  42. I love the lace detailing! The pop of yellow is pretty too!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Grace + Lace!