Polka Dots, Unicorns, and Link Up On the Edge #79

So you all know from my post yesterday that I am currently obsessing over all things unicorn. And you should also know by now that I have always obsessed over all things polka dotted. So today, I am going to share with you my new polka dotted dress and unicorn iPhone case as well as a little round up fun quotes. (Yes, this is my way of saying I am completely overwhelmed right now so I am cheating and giving you quotes. Sometimes you just need to give yourself a break and take the easy way out and that is perfectly okay!)

My word! Can these people please put their butts in the butt stop?!

*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own even when the quotes are not!

*Phone Case: Unicorn iPhone Wallet Case c/o Rosegal. (Available in 6 colors).  If you are wanting all 6 colors of this phone case like I am, why not make a Rosegal Valentine’s Gifts wish list?

“‘Well, now that we have seen other,’ said the unicorn. ‘If you believe in me, I’ll believe in you.'” -Lewis Carroll

*Dress: Plus Size A Line Polka Dot Casual Dress c/o Zaful.  Unfortunately, this dress has sold out but you can shop all Zaful polka dot dresses and make a Zaful Valentine’s Day 2018 wish list.

“Take criticism, smash it into dust and color, and use it to paint breathtaking images of unicorns frolicking through endless fields of greatness.” -Matthew Gray Gubler

*Scarf: Thrifted.

“There is never a wrong time for a polka dot.” -Marc Jacobs

*Denim Jacket: Very Old.

“You can’t have a bad day in polka dots.” -Anna Kendrick

*Jewelry: All Old.

“A unicorn doesn’t stand around and worry about what other unicorns think of it. It just sparkles.” -Unknown

*Hat: Vintage (Thrifted).

“A unicorn is somebody who knows they’re magical and isn’t afraid to show it.” -Brittany S. Pierce

*Lace Cami/Dress: Old.

I brake for birds. I rock a lot of polka dots. I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours. I know I don’t talk like Murphy Brown, but that doesn’t mean I’m not smart and tough and strong.” -Jessica Day

“She played upon her music-box a fancy air by chance, And straightway all her polka dots began a lively dance.” -Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell

“Make your life story so amazing that unicorns have trouble believing it is true.” -Karen Salmansohn

“Magical people bring out the magic in people.” -Unknown

*Boots: Molly Mod Boots-Christian Siriano for Payless.

“A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement…Polka-dots are a way to infinity.” -Yayoi Kusama

“Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn unless you can be a polka dotted unicorn. Then you should always, always choose to be a polka dotted unicorn.” -Shelbee on the Edge

I have to say, I absolutely love this dress and I adore my new iPhone case!  I hope you all stay true to your inner unicorns!

And now your favorite posts from last week.

Cathe of Atypical 60 shared her post On the Hunt for January Sales. Get Your Wallets and Let’s Go! She found some amazing pieces at super low prices! You will have to hop on over to see them all!

Cathe of Atypical 60

And Emma of Style Splash shared her post Gold Sparkly Jumper and Glitter Jeans. This is the perfect outfit to be featured on my unicorn post since it is after my own unicorn heart…all sparkly and glittery!

Emma of Style Splash

Living a unicorn life on the edge,


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102 Responses

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  2. I share your love for all things polka dotted! I also adore what you did with the scarf. Such a fun way to bring in color and pattern to an outfit. I’ll have to remember that!

    • Thanks so much, Elsie! I actually have been wearing my neckerchiefs on my wrist for quite a while now…I think since putting on weight after kids, etc., my neck got too fat for the neckerchiefs to fit comfortably! Hahaha. And I have a million of them, so I will wear them in one way or another. I do love how they add a splash of color or a fun print to elevate an outfit. Sometimes, I just tie them on the handle of my purse, too. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  3. What a fantastic dress! Wow! And you know how I love denim jackets on dresses. They are always so stylish. Fantastic look!

  4. Thank you so much for the feature! I absolutely love your dress – it reminds me of the dress Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman. The denim jacket looks fabulous with it! Btw, your quote is my favourite!

    Emma xxx

    • Emma, thank you so very, very much! I just laughed out loud that you like my quote the best! I never even thought of the Julia Roberts Pretty Woman dress, but you are so correct. It is very similar and I always loved that dress. I wonder if that is why I returned to this dress time and again for months before I finally snagged it! I kept feeling like it was the wrong season and so I passed it by multiple times. I am so glad I finally ordered it because it is so fabulous. Nad it was my pleasure to feature you…I mean, you were all glittery and sparkly, how could I not?!


  5. LOVE your polka dot dress, Shelbee!

  6. I love your cute little polka dot dress and all things unicorn! The unicorn quotes are fun, you definitely sparkle like one!

    pumps and push-ups

  7. I love this polka dot dress on you and the color is perfect. Enjoy!


  8. Looking very nice. Only if you would have had some polka-dotted tights but maybe that is a little too much. LOL. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

    • Patrick, thanks so much! Actually, I had originally envisioned this dress with striped tights…which I tried…and the result was not so good! I kind of looked like a clown! Ha. I hope you have the most wonderful weekend as well, my friend.


  9. Shelbee..this dress is absolutely perfect on you—you don’t even need any dialogue to go with it!!
    Although I am the lover of quotes—it’s like a pack of info in a small punch (kinda like me…ha ha)

    • Jodie, you are amazing! You are definitely like a pack of info in a small punch! Quotes are always a fun way to go when I am feeling uninspired! They always manage to get me inspired. And thanks so much for the lovely compliment! Without sounding arrogant, I was kind of thinking the same thing…I liked these photos and this outfit so much that I figured I didn’t need to say much about them…just show the pretty pictures! I hope you have a magical weekend, my friend.


  10. You look amazing. I love that dress, and the whole retro vibe. That color looks great on you as well. Unicorns? Yes! – Amy

    • Amy, thanks so much! I do love some vintage vibes every now and then! Brown is not a color that I wear often, but I do think it works for me! Unicorns all the way, my friend. Have a magical weekend!


  11. Love your whole look! I never think to add my denim jacket with my dresses, but I love that look – gonna have to try it!

    • Thank you so much, Bethany! Denim jackets are the perfect lightweight topper for dresses when you want to be a little more casual than a cardigan. I actually need to wear mine more often as well! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


  12. I love love love polka dots! I love the fun appeal of polka dots, and I love how you styled the dress!

    • Thanks so much, Laura! I think this may be my new favorite dress! Although I have a teal one with black polka dots that I may need to restyle now! Thank you for stopping by and have a magical weekend!


  13. Shelbee, your polka dot dress is perfection. I adore polka dots. Always have, always will. Anyway, you wear them well miss unicorn. Thank you for the invite to your link up. Love meeting all of you. Thanks for making midweek sparkle.
    stylewisebydebra. net

    • Aw, Debra, that is one of the nicest comments ever! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining the link up party! We do have some fun over here in my little space! I wish you the most magical weekend!


  14. These quotes are too cute! This dress girl… your rocking it 😉
    Thanks for hosting


  15. The polkadots are such a fun look! Love it! It reminds me of the dress Julia Roberts wore on Pretty Woman. So fabulous! Thanks so much for hosting the linkup. 🙂

    • Sherry, thank you so very much! It is definitely reminiscent of the Pretty Woman dress…except I had totally forgotten about that dress…but every one else seems to have remembered! Ha! Now I just heed to get the hat and heels like Julia’s and do a style steal post! That might be fun. I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


  16. You look soo amazing Shelbee. I like this colour of your dress and boots 🙂
    Xo Tina

  17. The dress looks so cute on you! Love the boots too!


  18. This dress reminds me of the Pretty woman film! Looks abulous Shelbee and I love that little wrist detail. Have a great weekend xx

    • Laurie, thanks so much! I am starting to think I should have done an “Inspired by Julia Roberts” post! Except I had totally forgotten about her amazing dress in Pretty Woman! I have been tying neckerchiefs on my wrist for a while now because I have so many and they just aren’t that comfortable around my neck. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  19. Dang girl, this dress is wonderful on you – that cut just really flatters your figure – hot, hot, hot! It reminds me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! Bet your hubby loves it. Amazing as always my friend and your quotes are fantastic!

    • Kellyann, thanks so much! Hubby did love it…what he didn’t love was using my unicorn phone to take the photos out in public! Hahaha. You are the third person to reference the Julia Roberts dress! So funny. And I really never thought of that but I have always loved that outfit from Pretty Woman! Thanks again and have an amazing weekend, my friend.


  20. I absolutely adore polka dots Shelbee so needless to say I love this dress on you. It reminds me of the frock Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman when she and Richard Gere go to the polo match. Do you remember?
    Have a fantastic weekend, my friend!
    Suzy xx

    • Suzy, thank you so much! And it’s so funny about the Julia Roberts dress because Emma said the same thing and it never occurred to me to draw that comparison. But I always loved her dress in that movie which is probably why I was so drawn to this dress over and over again before I finally ordered it! It is very similar. Now I just need the Julia Roberts hat that she wore with the brown polka dot dress! Have a great weekend, my friend.


  21. That dress really is perfect for you! You have the whole vintage, Betty-Boop look down! I also have a pair of boots like those and I love them! I can put them with so many different outfits!


    • Nina, thank you so much! I do love getting a little vintage every now and then! It’s not my standard style, but one that I adore. I really loved the chocolate brown color of these boots as I didn’t have any in this shade and they are perfect with the dress. My only complaint about the Christian Siriano line at Payless is that they run really, really narrow so these squeeze a bit too tight on my fat feet! I hope you have a magical weekend, my friend.


  22. Love the retro vibe of this dress! So chic. I also adore the phone case. Who doesn’t love unicorns? Lol! Thanks for the link up!


  23. Shelbee,

    Love the polka dot dress!
    It’s true, as others have commented on the dress, your channeling Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman!
    I love how you styled it with the brown tights and booties!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Robin, thank you so very much! I am so happy with this dress and can I tell you how thrilled I was that the tights and booties were exactly the right color! I do feel like Pretty Woman wearing this dress (minus the prostitute part)! Ha. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.


  24. Just now realizing that you host TWO linkups each week.
    Not sure how you do it all, but glad you enjoy it so much!

    • Ha! Thanks, Michele! I am not sure how I do it all either…I don’t think I do it all as well as I would like though. Too often I can’t get around to all the fabulous posts that are linked and that really bums me out! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend.


  25. As far as I am concerned there is no dress more perfect than and polka dot dress! And you styled yours perfectly! I this is definitely on my wish list! Happy Friday!

  26. Love, love, love this post! I want that dress. Like Now. I enjoyed seeing how you styled it with tights and booties, as it is something I am sure I would never have considered, and it totally works. I enjoyed reading all of the polka dot quotes, too. 🙂

    • You know, I kind of knew you were going to love this post, Jennie! And I am so glad that you did! Thanks for the lovely comment. You would totally rock a brown polka dot dress, too! Have you checked sites like Rosegal and Zaful? They have so many cute ones! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  27. That phone case is the cutest, and I love this polka dot dress on you! So pretty! I also enjoyed reading all of these quotes, especially yours!

  28. Another awesome series of photos! Great outfit and I love the hat accessory. Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous weekend!

    • Thanks so much, Christina! I would have worn the hat except it is a little too small for my head! But I did like it as a fun little prop. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  29. Have always loved polka dots, even more so after seeing Pretty Woman so long ago when Julia Roberts wore a brown polka dotted dress so similar in color to the one you have on. Gorgeous as always! TGIF!

    Elizabeth | https://nattygal.com

    • Elizabeth, thank you so much! This dress certainly resembles the Pretty Woman dress and I always loved that dress which is probably why I was so drawn to this one! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend.


  30. Love this retro pokedot dress on you Shelbee especially paired with the denim jacket and the booties. Great look 🙂

  31. Even your hat is a polka dot (or three) !! So cute.

  32. You’re not alone in loving unicorns—they’re very hot right now! Your iPhone case is adorable! Thanks for hosting the linkup, and have a fantastic weekend!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • Cheryl, thanks so much! Unicorns really are the “it” thing, aren’t they? My 4 year old son just bought 3 unicorn eggs from Five Below that are currently hatching in a bowl in my kitchen! I told him that Mommy is keeping one of those unicorns! Hahaha. Have a magical weekend, my friend.


  33. Shelbee I love that denim jacket over the polka dots dress. That phone case is too cute.
    Xx, Nailil

  34. Hi Shelbee! Love dress and most definitely the unicorn phone wallet!
    Thanks for hosting 🙂 Happy weekend 🙂

  35. I love polka dots Shelbee and brown polka dots are adorable. I have never been able to get a brown one before ( so jealous :)) Thanks for linking up #weekendbloghop

    • Thank you so much, Claire! I had a feeling you were going to appreciate my polka dots! I am not usually drawn to brown but there really was something special about this dress that I just could not deny. Now let’s find your perfect brown polka dotted dress! Have a fabulous weekend.


  36. I always love you in polka dots! This dress is a stunner!


  37. I love this look, Shelbee! It’s such a cute early 60’s look. I’m also in love those gorgeous and that adorable purse! Thanks so much for sharing!

  38. Oh my goodness. So cute and sassy! Love the dress and the denim jacket is perfect with it. I also love the tights and boots and how you continued the same color all the way down. Beautiful. You need to pop in TJMaxx and/or Marshalls. I’ve seen some cute Unicorn mugs in there. Happy weekend! XO

    • Lisa, thanks so much! I definitely need to wear my denim jackets more often with dresses. They do add the perfect amount of edge to a girly dress! And I have to tell you how excited I was that the color of my tights and boots was spot on. Browns can be difficult to match! Also, thanks for the tips about TJMaxx/Marshalls and feeding my shopping bug! Ha. Have a great weekend, my friend.


  39. Love the vintage vibe today! That dress is so cute!

  40. I have been trying to comment on your post since you posted two days ago but my computer seemed to have another plan! 😱😭 I love this brown polka dot dress on you Shelbee. Not only does it look great on you, your accessories are on point. This entire outfit also has a retro vibe going on which I am a big fan of. Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Oh no, Maureen, that is the worst! Computer issues kill me when they happen! One of the hardest things for me to move on from and they will completely ruin my day. Glad to hear that you are back up and running and thanks for the wonderful comment! I do love to go a little retro every now and then. And there’s no better way than some brilliant polka dots on a dress! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


  41. I LOVE this polka dot dress! I almost bought a similar one from Reformation and now I’m sad I didn’t!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  42. I’ve always had a soft spot for polka dots! Your dress is perfect – very ‘Pretty Woman’ & maybe now I should get my own spotty dress. Jacqui

    • Thanks so much, Jacqui! I also have always had a thing for polka dots. And yes, you definitely need your own spotty dress. You will rock it, for sure! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


  43. You look amazing in this polka dot dress, love! Love the vintage hat too!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  44. Hi Michelle, I saw the printed polka dot dress and thought Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman ! and I see from the other comments that I was not the only one. Looking good.

    • Thanks so much, Lorena! It was so funny how many people reference Pretty Woman! And it never actually occurred to me. But I do love that dress that Julia Roberts wears. Have a wonderful day!


  45. You are sparkling like that unicorn Shelbee. I love polka dots any day of the week. It’s right up there with stripes, leopard, zebra and vichy print for me. Such a classic!

  46. I love this look Shelbee! I think it would make a perfect look for Valentine’s date night!! It’s so fun! Have a great week!

  47. I adore this outfit on you – it might be one of my favourites!! x

  48. Unicorns and polka dots are two wonderful things to be obsessed with 🙂 Love the dress – it’s really cute.

  49. Love your polkadot dress! Everything loos fantastic..including the unicorn 🙂

    • Aw, thanks so much, Indah! I just like to have fun with my clothes! Life is too short not to enjoy every aspect of it right down to getting dressed in the morning. Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic week!


  50. Shelbee, this dress is perfect on you! Love the vintage style and of course the polka dots are cute! i love the bit of crochet at the bust line too.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Jess, thanks so much! I do love a little bit of vintage every now and then! And the lace is actually another dress that I layered underneath because there was too much cleavage exposed for my taste!


  51. I absolutely love this post. I love the polkadot dress and the especially the addition of the silk scarf at your wrist, is a lovely and chic accent! Yes to unicorns! Love the quotes !

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