Naturally Yours Dress and #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #19

I want to share with you today another purchase from my little shopping trip to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, over the Easter holiday. I recently showed you my adorable new starfish necklace from that trip in a post from last week (purchased from The Gem Shop). Today, I want to show you this fantastic dress I purchased from a beautiful little clothing boutique called Naturally Yours located right in the heart of the historic Jim Thorpe shopping area.

*This is not a sponsored post. All items were purchased by me for me. All thoughts and opinions are my own. And all are in an effort to keep kindness alive in this crazy world.

This post is less about the fabulous dress and more about the fabulous shop! First of all, when you enter the store, you are met with the most amazing aroma permeating the air from the essential oils and organic soaps that line the shelves. The there is June, the beautiful and kind owner of Naturally Yours. She is absolutely one of the friendliest people on earth, in my opinion! Her taste in women’s apparel is so directly in line with my own sartorial tastes that I literally wanted to buy everything! After trying on about 100 different pieces and attempting to remain as budget-conscious as my overspending self could possibly be, I settled on this fun yet muted scenic tee shirt dress in olive. The scenic print on it is only fitting for a purchase made in the very scenic-rich town of Jim Thorpe!

And here is the really awesome part about Naturally Yours…it is an eco-friendly organic shop which strives to stock their shelves with products from fair trade companies and local artisans. And since I cannot explain it any better, I am going to share this directly from the Naturally Yours Facebook page. (June explained that her website was currently down, but everything you need to know is on Facebook!)

“We endeavor to carry products that have as low an impact on our environment and our health as possible. With that goal in mind, we carry organic cotton, bamboo, alpaca and hemp clothing for adults and infants. We also carry honey and beeswax based soaps, natural personal care items, essential oils, massage oils and stainless steel bottles. We attempt to obtain as much of our product as close to our business as is possible. As such, we have local artists supply clothing accessories and jewelry from recycled materials. We also carry fair trade clothing, accessories, jewelry and handcrafted ‘treeless’ paper products.”

How amazing is that? Anyone who runs a small business that is not only eco-friendly but also supports other small businesses right in their own geographical location is a superstar in my book!

So in traditional Shelbee fashion, I threw this super comfortable dress over a pair of cropped jeans for a day of traveling back home. I had limited clothing and accessories packed for the weekend so I had no choice but to pair a black scarf with navy booties! Oh well, fashion rules are meant to be broken! And the finishing touch was one of my favorite necklaces by Michal Golan. I have worn it so much that it appears to have lost a stone. Oh well, that is just a sign that is a truly beloved piece of jewelry! This is one of her discontinued pieces that I picked up when I visited her studio back in October. You can read about that here.

Outfit Details
Dress: Naturally Yours.
Jeans: Old Navy (Similar here, here, and here).
Scarf: Old.
Boots: Mix No. 6 Vecciano Chelsea Boots from DSW.
Necklace: Michal Golan (Discontinued but she has so many astoundingly gorgeous pieces in her new collections. If you are a lover of beautiful art and stunning jewelry, do check them out!)

But this post is not about the brilliant and gorgeous Michal Golan (although I am long overdue for a #SpreadTheKindness post that features her). This post is about the wonderfully eco-friendly June of Naturally Yours. So do hop on over to her page and have a look for yourself. And if ever you find yourself traveling near the historic town Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, pop in and tell June that Shelbee on the Edge sent you! And keep spreading the kindness!

Your favorite posts from last week.

Yvonne from Funky Forty showcased the most glorious tunic I have ever seen! I am yearning, swooning, drooling, fainting, dying over this tunic! You can read all about it in her post Beyond the Little Black Dress for any Shape.

And Trina of Tipsy Heelz shared a fabulous array of plus size dresses in her Summer Dress Wishlist. I adore the fun patterns she has chosen. And, of course, being a plus size girl myself, I totally appreciate the help in finding amazing plus size options!

Have fun linking!


As always, spreading the kindness from the edge,

Shelbee

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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.

56 Responses

  1. I’m popping over to Yvonne’s page now!Wow. that’s a dress!
    I’m liking yours too Shelbee. I can see this being worn many various ways. Thank you for hosting xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

  2. I saw some of the clothing of your shop! Wow! I really need to make some time to explore more! Are you al settled now? I can imagine that it s very exhausting, also with your busy life. I hope your Hubby stays at home for a while now.

    • Thanks so much, Nancy! I am glad you like what you see! We are almost settled…we are just waiting for movers to come tomorrow to clear out our friend’s things that we have been storing for him since he moved. As of right now all of my shop inventory is buried behind it! So I will be back to it in no time! And yes hubs will home now until January!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  3. Wow thank you so much for featuring me Shelbee – I am feeling very honoured.

    Have a wonderful day.
    xoxo Yvonne

  4. This boutique you bought this dress is sounds so wonderful! I loving finding gems like this store. Such a fun dress! Thanks so much for the link up!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  5. Naturally Yours sounds like a great little boutique! Your dress is so cute! So chic styled over the frayed hem jeans!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  6. Those kind of shops are the best, and truly why I try to support the small businesses!! Besides, then you can get items that not everyone else has!
    And I wore a dress over my jeans last night to book club and it was a hit–I’m going to have to do it again on the blog and see if I get a better reaction!!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • So true, Jodie! You find the most unique pieces in small places. And supporting small local businesses is a huge benefit, too! I am so glad that your dress over pants was a hit. Keep playing with the proportions when you are styling that combination until you hit gold! I look forward to seeing how you style the dress over pants trend again!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  7. Oooh yes I can totally understand why you were drawn to this dress, Shelbee! It’s SO YOU!. I love it. And that shop sounds absolutely fabulous 🙂
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • Thanks so much, Suzy! It was funny when I was trying things on there because I really loved all of it! Then I put this on and I came out of the dressing room and said to the owner, “Oh yes. This is the one!” She completely agreed. It is so completely and obviously “me”!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  8. Sounds like a great shop! and looks like a versatile dress … love how you have worn it.

  9. Gorgeous dress! I love finding unique items while on trips. They are such a wonderful way of remembering the trip!

  10. Such a lovely dress, great styled with those gorg jeans! Thanks for hosting linkup. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  11. Thanks for hosting and the town of Jim Thorpe is a place that I have always wanted to visit.

    Have a great rest of the week.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Patrick! Jim Thorpe is an adorable little town, rich with history and scenery and tourism. It is very small so it can definitely be experienced in a weekend! If ever you travel to Pennsylvania, do let me know!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  12. Cute dress! and love your necklace. Thank you so much for favoring my dress wishlist post:)

  13. love your outfit Shelbee!!!! 🙂

  14. Such a fun dress, looks great on you 🙂
    Nora

  15. I starting to look for more natural fiber clothing as well as options for unique and “made in America”. Thank you for sharing this fantastic find. And of course, you look fabulous. I adore your style.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Rena, my dear, it is good to see you back! I do hope you are well. I have been thinking about you lots! And yes, these sustainable, eco-friendly, quality pieces are keepers! So much better than fast fashion! I need to catch up with you soon via email!

      Hugs to you, my friend.

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  16. I love that dress! Looks so comfy!

  17. Sound like a wonderful place to shop. You can find some of the best fashion at smaller stores or boutiques. Thanks for sharing. https://modestbudgetbelle80.blogspot.com/

  18. What a fantastic dress! I love the print and the style, it looks great with jeans and ankle boots.

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  19. Loving your booties, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. cute dress and i didn’t even notice the black scarf with navy boots. shows how detailed I am!

  21. I love the muted colors in the dress, Shelbee. It looks like a piece you could wear all year round, just adding a denim jacket or a bright red scarf or all sorts of fun mixing. Love the way you styled this. I think wearing dresses and longer tunics with crop pants and jeans is a great fashion statement and if you are like me and have legs that aren’t pretty, it is a good way to stay covered and still look cool! Thanks for posting and for hosting the link up. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Amy, thank you so much for all the wonderful suggestions for styling this dress! I honestly had not really thought any further about other ways to style it, but you have just shown me how very versatile it is! I actually don’t mind my legs at all other their pale color! But it is just too cold where I live for bare legs!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  22. This dress is gorgeous!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  23. Thanks for linking up to our Ageless Style Linkup party. You look great in that camouflage dress.

  24. Love the frayed hem of your jeans!

  25. I love finding good local shops that make you feel at home when you walk in! It’s even better when they have quality products!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

    • I bet you have found some pretty amazing little places to shop in Spain, too! Thanks so much for stopping by, Nina! By the way, I love following your journey on Facebook. You are so much fun!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  26. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The camouflage dress is so cool.

  27. That dress looks so comfy! Thanks for sharing it over at #FridayFrivolity

  28. Goodness this is a fabulous dress! I really like the muted shades and how comfortable this dress appears. I like how you have styled it over the raw hem jeans. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Shelbee!

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