The September Issue: How to Style a Little White Dress for Fall & #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #37

For those of you who may not be quite ready to pack away your summer wardrobe as the cooler Fall temperatures start sweeping over you, this post is for you! Today I am joining forces with eight fabulous bloggers to show you nine different ways to style that little white summer dress for Fall! This is all the result of the creative mind of Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood, so I want to thank her for inviting me to join!  She is always so much fun to join in collaboration.  Ada is such a great example of how kindness is spread throughout blogland! So have a scroll through to see how I have styled my little white (actually ivory) linen dress for Fall, then stop by and check out how these other eight marvelous ladies have styled their little white dresses. When you are finished, head straight for your closet and grab your favorite summer piece and let your creative styling begin.

The one thing I want to point out about my outfit is that every thing I am wearing has been in my closet for at least a year. Nothing new here, so no links to provide. But it shows that you can shop your closet and still be completely current with your clothes.

And since the weather is just getting mildly cooler, you can still wear your linen items (wrinkles and all) into the Fall by adding light layers and boots.

For me the layers are important for two reasons. Where I live, we start the days now around 40 degrees and by afternoon we are hitting the mid to upper 70’s. That is a drastic temperature change over the course of a few hours. And perimenopause, my friends. It wreaks havoc on a woman’s ability to properly regulate body temperature. I’m hot, then I’m cold. I’m sweating, then I shiver. It’s a vicious cycle and it’s quite miserable. Layers help a little bit. (I know some of you can relate to this!)

So if you are looking for some wonderful ways to keep wearing your little white dress, visit these other ladies and see how they’ve done it!

 Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood blogs from Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, USA (originally from Albania, Europe).
Cristina from Memories of the Pacific blogs from Spain, Europe.
Roxanne from Glass of Glam blogs from Washington, DC, USA.
Chrissy from Granola and Grace blogs from Georgia, USA.
Michelle from Michelle’s Pa(i)ge blogs from Long Island, New York, USA.
Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots blogs from South Carolina, USA.
Laura from I Do deClaire blogs from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Linda from A Labour of Life blogs from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Shelbee from Shebee on the Edge blogs from Watertown, New York, USA.



Looking for the perfect white dress to transition into Fall? Check out some really pretty options below.

Click on the photo to shop Little White Dresses

And in conjunction with Ada and The September Issue, it is time for my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up!

But first your favorite posts from last week.

Rena of Fine Whatever shared her post Embroidered Cardigan: Floral Trends. I love this color blue on Rena and she is always styled to perfection. Do stop by and check out more of her gorgeous fashion sense!

Rena of Fine Whatever

Betsy from Natty Gal shared her post 5 Key Pieces for Fall and she is looking quite lovely in this gray sleeveless sweater. She shared another adorable outfit in this post as well, but you will have to pay her visit if you want to see it!

Betsy of Natty Gal

And Liz of Lizzie in Lace shared her super insightful and very inspiring post 4 Reasons Why Rejection is Okay. As always, Liz is bold, she is honest, she is real, and she is ever so pretty in pink!

Liz of Lizzie in Lace

So tell me, what are your favorite summer wardrobe pieces that you plan on wearing straight into Fall?

I hope you enjoyed this September Issue. Do check back in a few weeks when I will be collaborating with these amazing women again to share with you some Fall wedding guest ideas outfit! Keep #SpreadingTheKindness!

Keeping it 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.

64 Responses

  1. I love how you styled your dress!

  2. What a wonderful collaboration! I love the bomber jacket with this dress. Tied around the waist looks so cool and chic. Thanks for the link up Shelbee!

    • Thank you so much, Kathrine! This was so fun and all the ladies showed such amazing style! I am a big fan of tying jackets and shirts around my waist…since I don’t have much of waist, it definitely helps create the illusion of one. Thanks for stopping by and have a stellar day!


  3. I love this post! I especially love how you paired those neutral boots with your white dress! So easy on the eyes girl! Adding the jacket just made everything pop! This was a fun post and I love getting to see all the ladies styling white dresses!

    • Cheryl, thank you so much! I am really happy with how this all turned out. I was having the worst time styling a LWD dress for Fall. First, I kept trying a swing dress with a lacy yoke and it just kept looking like a nightgown. I darn near gave up on the whole challenge, until I switched dresses! Then I feel like I hit my creative stride. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  4. Love the white dress with the bomber, Shelbee!!!

    • Jodie, thanks so much! This was definitely one of my “ah-ha” moments as I was having a heck of a time styling my LWD for fall! But I am very happy with the outcome. Thanks for stopping by, my fiend. Have a marvelous day!


  5. Love how you style your white dress for fall Shelbee and the whole shop your closet concept! That bomber is so fun! Also, it occurred to me this morning that my brother was stationed in Watertown several years ago. He met his now wife there and they are currently stationed in Columbus. Small World. Now when I look at your pictures I will be picturing what their life was surrounded by, once upon a time. 🙂

    • Aw, Chrissy, I love that small world story! Watertown is a very small place so I’m sure that your brother would be quite familiar with many of my photo spots. I love your take on the LWD for fall. You look adorable as always! This was a super fun collaboration and I am looking forward to the next one. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a marvelous day!


  6. Hi Shelbee! It’s so much fun doing the The September Issue with you guys!

    • Yes, it has been a blast, Cristina! I love your lacy LWD. I can’t wait to see what you style for the Fall wedding collaboration. Thanks so much for stopping by and have the most wonderful day!


  7. Love how you styled this white dress for Fall. Your floral bomber is perfect!

    xx, Elise

    • Thank you so much, Elise! A dark floral jacket is key for Fall, in my opinion! I bought this bomber on clearance at Target and have gotten so much wear out of it already. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


  8. How cute you are, I love how you used the cute floral jacket to show off your waist!!
    You look like you have so much fun with clothes and looking fabulous!!
    If you havent already, stop by and share on #OMHGWW this week and dont forget #OMHGFF too

    Have a great week!

  9. The floral bomber is key for fall! I also love how you added the nude fishnets. Sexy, but subtle! So happy we got to collaborate again!

    • Thanks so much, Roxanne! I love that you also chose the floral bomber for your LWD! Aren’t these fishnets great? I have had them for so long and I am fearful of the day they run and can no longer be worn. I don’t know how I will ever replace them! Such a fun collaboration. I am looking forward to the next one.


  10. In love with your bomber jacket! Such a great way to make it work for fall!

  11. It’s still very much still hot summer here in the Algarve but I am looking forward to getting my boots out of the wardrobe again! I love how you’ve styled your ivory dress, Shelbee. You look absolutely gorgeous, as usual my friend!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

    • Suzy, thank you so much! Boots weather is definitely my favorite. But we have a bit of heat wave coming through the next 10 days so I will be going back to sandals! Better get my toes done one last time! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day, my friend.


  12. Looks nice and stylish. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

  13. I am getting a floral jacket in the mail tomorrow and I’ve been looking for ways to style it. Just love how you layered it with this white dress. I have a white dress in my closet and it is OTS, so a floral jacket would def. be perfect with it to cover my shoulders in the fall. Thanks for sharing! What a lovely collab, now I can find some other ways to style my white dress, too!


    • Carrie, thank you so much! Ooh, I am so glad I could inspire you to style your new floral jacket with a white dress! I look forward to seeing how you do it! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day. (I also like a floral jacket with a dark green camo print…it is so good!)


  14. Your jacket is da bomb! *wink* I love it and your attitude. Outfit looks amazing.
    🙂 gwingal

  15. Love this! i think i may just have to style one of my white dresses soon! i love your dress and the neutral suede booties are so pretty. love the bomber on you, great print!
    have a great day shelbee!
    jess xx

    • Jess, thanks so much! I am so pleased with how this turned out! It was actually quite the challenge for me…I had to switch dresses because my first white dress looked like a nightgown. I look forward to see how you style an LWD for Fall!


  16. I love that you all collaborated on this! Ada really is awesome at connecting people and so sweet! It is so cool to see how you all were able to connect even though you are from so many different places!


  17. Gorg! All you ladies! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. Love how you added tall boots and a floral bomber! This was such a fun collaboration!

  19. I hear ya about reusing your summer pieces for fall. I wrote a piece about that. Great solutions for revamping your fall wardrobe. I wanted to ask whether your healthier lifestyle efforts have been paying off. I’m noticing a change in your physique. Looking great!!

    • Rania, thanks so much! I’m heading over to check out your post! So far, I haven’t made very drastic changes, but I have rid my home of all the junk food. I drink only water (and coffee…I will always drink coffee, I fear) and I have been walking almost daily. So nothing rigorous or completely drastic, but little changes. Sticking with the baby steps. I appreciate you asking me though! Thank you.


  20. This is so cute! I love the dark floral bomber with the white dress. Totally makes it pop and perfect for fall!

    • Thanks so much, Ruth! I was super happy with how this all turned out especially since I struggled with an LWD that looked like a nightgown at first! Once I got my groove, it went smoothly from there. Stay tuned for our wedding outfit post coming in two weeks!


  21. Lovely post, great to see you and the other fab bloggers in white outfits. I love your long boots, really is a good look. x Jacqui

    • Jacqui, thank you so very much! Everyone really did a great job with their LWDs for Fall. This was a lot of fun to do and I am looking forward to the Fall wedding outfit post coming in two weeks. Stay tuned for that one!


  22. Shelbee, what a fantastic collaboration and brilliant idea for a theme (I’ll be sure to tell that to Ada as well). You, my friend, look fabulous, fun, and feisty as always. Pairing your dress with boots and a bomber jacket already in your closet was a stroke of genius and no money spent to do so! Thank you so much for the call out my link up post from last week. I know that I’ve gotten a few hits off of it and that is always appreciated.


    • Rena, thank you so much, as always, for your kind and generous comments! Ada really puts together some great collaborations, for sure. This was a lot of fun once I figured out the right white dress to style! Ha. I started with a white dress that was too much like a nightgown. It wasn’t good! I wish links were getting more hits from my link ups though…lots of people are linking up but not too many are clicking on others! My number there has dropped way, way, way off. Not sure why. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


  23. I love the ivory dress with the floral bomber and boots! Great to see how you’ve all styled your dresses differently!

    Emma xxx

  24. Andrea Nine

    Cute, cute, cute! Love it with the floral bomber! Super fun!

  25. Such diverse looks from the group! I love dark florals for fall and seeing them in bomber jacket form is perfect! Great outfit.

    Elizabeth |

  26. So excited for boot season!

  27. You look amazing Shelbee. I love the floral bomber to this dress.
    I wish you a nice weekend, Xo Tina

  28. Love the idea of taking a white dress into fall! those boots are the perfect color for transition season.

  29. Great dress and love all the other fashion posts too

  30. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This LWD looks great with the floral bomber jacket!

  31. Shelbee. OMG. OMG. O!M!F!G!. The white dress with those boots. I’m dying. I can’t even–I love that look so much! You are allsome girlfriend!!! Just. All. Some!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!

    • Cathe, thanks so much! You are too stinking adorable with your freaking amazing comments! I am quite pleased with how this outfit turned out myself. I struggled quite a bit with this white dress theme…I was working with the wrong white dress at first. But now I am pretty confident in saying that I nailed it in the end! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for thinking the same!


  32. I think this is my fav outfit post ever… i am a huge fan of white dresses! I adore the way you styled your dress with boots and a tie bomber jacket. So sassy


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