My Foxy Snood and #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #5

It has been a few weeks since my last #SpreadTheKindness Link Up, but I am finally getting back on track and today I present you with my new foxy snood! My snood is a bit wonky because the pattern is upside down. But this is what I love about my fun snood. It’s little imperfection is what makes it perfectly suited to me. After all, isn’t it so important to embrace all of our little imperfections? Isn’t it our imperfections that make us unique and special diamonds in the rough, so to speak? Our quirks, our strange little habits, our eccentricities, and all of our differences are what make this world an interesting and fulfilling place. So embrace it all, my friends. Embrace it all! And remember to #SpreadTheKindness!

My wonky little foxy snood was made especially for me by the amazingly talented and supremely artistic Dutchess Von Dawson of Eternally Thirsty.Β  Dutchess makes all sorts of unique and interesting fashions for the quirky and unconventional. You can view her creations in her Etsy Shop. Thanks so much, Dutchess! I am in love with my snood for a multitude of reasons. It’s cute. It’s wonky. It’s upside down. It’s warm. It’s functional. And the fox is my self-proclaimed spirit animal (meaning that I just really love foxes)!

So I thought it only fitting to wear my new sparkly foxy necklace with it. My mother-in-law so thoughtfully chose this necklace for me for Christmas this year. I am so grateful for her uncanny ability in choosing gifts that I adore! How many of you have an awesome mother-in-law like that? Β Thanks, Gramma, for being awesome!

And now a little about my spirit animal. The fox. While the fox is often associated with the characteristics of a trickster, being cunning and sneaky, as a spirit animal these characteristics take on a more positive meaning. The fox has the ability to see through deception because it is cunning. The fox as a spirit animal encourages you to take action quickly and swiftly.

“Being inspired by a fox totem, you can work at developing the sharpness of your mental skills: Analytical intelligence, power of deduction, observation can come into play more powerfully in how you deal with daily matters or bigger projects. The spirit of the fox may also imply that you are sharpening your physical alertness and responsiveness.” (from Spirit Animals and Animal Totems).

“The fox has long been considered as witty, quick and intelligent.” Find out what your spirit animal is by taking this fun quiz!

Outfit details
Foxy Snood: Eternally Thirsty.
Dress: Old Navy Printed Pintuck Swing Dress (The yellow floral is no longer available).
Cardigan: The Bon Ton (from about 6 years ago).
Boots: Target (from about 8 years ago).
Leggings: LC Lauren Conrad Solid Leggings for Kohl’s.
Gloves: Walmart (from last year…I paid $1 on clearance).
Tassel Necklace: Kohl’s (from last year).
Foxy Necklace: A gift from my mother-in-law.
Pom Pom Scarf: Old Navy (from many years ago).

Now onto your favorites from the #SpreadTheKindness Link Up from the week of December 20, 2016. Thank you to everyone who joined the link up and visited other posts. It is just one little way to keep spreading kindness and sharing joy!

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style shared a fun Christmas post The Fab Collab Celebrates Christmas at 50 Plus. How amazing and rich is this color combination on Jodie?! Jodie, you look stunning!

And Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom shared a gorgeous holiday look in her post Plaid and Tulle, A Perfect Harmony. Well done, Carrie! You look spectacular!

What have you done lately to #SpreadTheKindness? And I would love to hear all about your spirit animal!

Keeping it foxy on the edge,


Linking 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.

50 Responses

  1. your snood is adorable! I love little hoodies like this!

  2. Thanks so much Shelbee for featuring me—what a wonderful surprise!!
    I think the foxes are totally the correct alignment—then you get to appreciate them right side up when you look down!!
    What a great snood! And it means so much that it was made for you!
    I have to laugh because I bought a sock monkey hat this Christmas—it was so fun & unique! (you’ll see it towards the end of the month on the blog) But then I had that thought—maybe I’m too old for this? So thank you for wearing your foxes with the ears—-may be wear our quirkiness together!!

    • You are always so inspirational, Jodie! So it is my pleasure to feature you. And yes, you should definitely show us your sock monkey hat because you are not too old to wear whatever the heck you like! I can’t wait to see your sock monkey post! Yay to quirkiness! I had a swimmer whom I coached say in her senior statement about high school that the most important thing that she learned from me was “to embrace her quirkiness”. I literally cried tears of joy because that is what she will remember forever! And hopefully she will always remain true to herself as a result. Stay quirky, my friend, no matter what your age!


  3. Rock that fox girl!! I’ve seen fox prints everywhere and this scarf is just too cute!
    Thanks for hosting


  4. Thanks so much for the feature!! I love your fox snood with the upside down print πŸ™‚ I have never even heard of a snood before (where have I been?), but how perfect for the frigid temps! πŸ™‚ I also love that fun and colorful scarf with your yellow dress.


    • Thank you, Carrie, for inspiring us! And thanks for the lovely comment, too. I didn’t know what a snood was either until about a year ago when Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb complimented another snood that I was wearing. I thought it was just a scarf up until that point!


  5. I love foxes, and that snood is so cute! I’ve been looking for a fox sweater for a while now but can’t find one that I like. I saw one ages ago (I think it was Boden) and now I’m kicking myself for not buying it because it’s no longer available.

    Emma xxx

  6. TOO CUTE!! πŸ™‚

  7. Never seen a lovelyer Fox!😍😍

  8. Great to see you back my friend and what a great message too. We all need to embrace our goofiness and imperfections! I love foxes so I love your coat and that necklace and dress match it perfectly. So many cute layers though it is freezing and snowy there. Ohh and I loved that outfit of Carrie’s too. I featured it a few weeks ago on my blog.

    P.S. I am so taking that animal quiz now lol.

    • Thanks so much, Ada! It is great to be back. I did have another coat on top of all the layers, but it doesn’t look cute at that point, just super bulky and uncomfortable! And now there is more snow coming tonight. Ugh! I would love to hear what spirit animal you get!


  9. Oh sooo cute Shelbee πŸ™‚

  10. So good to have you back! Love this snood and I adore the bold colors of your scarf. Thanks so much for the link up!

  11. Love this post! Some of the first things I remember about meeting you were 1. Your uniqueness 2. How at ease I felt around you 3. We were both from PA but in NY so both obviously super cool 4. You could give a flying something or other about what others thought 5. Yet so down to earth and so friendly with the waitresses etc. That being said, this post is great and I love the fox snood on you!!!!! You always help remind others that “being you or being different is ok” and can be freakin fabulous. Thanks. (PS: I got the butterfly…and the description made me cry a little)

  12. Fabulous post and such a positive message on the importance of acceptance. The snood is adorable and you look great. Thanks for the “kindness” and for hosting.


  13. The snood is cool. Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year to you.

  14. You KNOW I love this yellow on you! Your snood doesn’t look upside down at all; maybe that’s because I’m upside down. Ha! Have a great week! LauriePOP2

    • Laurie, thanks so much! I was so excited when mustard starting trending because is the only yellow I CAN wear! And I love yellow. It is such a happy and bold color! And thanks for being upside down…it’s the only way to be, really!


  15. Absolutely adorable fox snood! ^.^

  16. Shelbee, you are one foxy lady! Love the snood and your cute scarf. Your jewelry us awesome. I have a wonderful mother-in-law who is always generous. I love to shop for other people and find things that are just suited to them, so I understand that idea. Thanks for sharing your fun look and positive attitude. Thanks for hosting the link up. – Amy

  17. Such a cute and functional hoodie S, I had not see anything like it.
    I also love the colours here, the layering and that beautiful tassel necklace.

  18. OH MY Stars and Garters! How flipping cute is that snood?!!! AHH so cute!

  19. Isn’t this just the cutest snood!?!? I want it for myself too. Thank you for hosting the link up.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  20. Love your ears! Your hat ears, that is! Haha! And that scarf! They go so well with your dress. πŸ™‚

  21. The pink gray orange scarf is so you!

  22. I adore that snood! I am off to check out her shop now.

    Thanks for sharing with us on #FridayFrivolity

  23. Okay, that is the cutest! I’ve never seen anything like that!

  24. I love your foxy snood. And thanks for the info on the fox spirit animal – it’s a great totem to have.

  25. I love your dress! I’ve never actually heard of a snood but that is very interesting! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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