I went a little bit out of my comfort zone on this one…and just like I always say…great things happen there! Here’s the story…
A bunch of things happened to make me uncomfortable. First of all, this beautiful dress from Zaful is short, my friends. Really short. If I bend down, you are catching a glimpse of my under pieces for certain! At first I tried to wear a slip underneath to add a little extra length, but it ended up in the realm of frumpville. So I ditched the slip and went a little crazy with my pale bare legs!
*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
The next thing I did outside of my comfort zone was that I omitted my usual pair of shorts under the dress. I almost always wear shorts under my dresses to protect me from cool breezes, strong winds, and any accidental bending shows! I didn’t wear shorts, well, because the dress is so vertically challenged that my shorts would have shown. And that would have been ugly. I wasn’t in the mood for ugly. Or frumpy.
The third uncomfortable thing that happened was this location. In this tiny little short dress. With nothing beneath it. Except a thin layer of undies. Walking in my bare feet. On very slippery moss-covered rocks. Talk about being on the edge. Yikes. There were a few near-accidents that could have landed me right in the water. But I managed with what little grace exists in this 200 pound frame of mine!
The next thing that took me way outside of my comfort zone are the borrowed sunglasses and La Loop hanging around my neck. With a combined retail value creeping up on $1,000, walking on slippery rocks in my bare feet, in a very short dress, with nothing but the undies to protect me from everything…tensions ran high in my brain and body. But again, I managed with the skill, dexterity, and confidence of a pro. (You are picking up on my sarcasm, I hope.)
And finally, as I was handling myself ever so gracefully (picture, if you will, a manatee on a unicycle), an audience of four gathered round to watch this scene! They stared and chatted with me and complimented my dress. I pretended like I knew what the heck I was doing. Although I did not. As they watched and I was straddling a few river rocks, a massive cramp crept into my right foot. Yeah, that was a sight, I’m sure. Just another day in the life of a blogger, I suppose.
With all that being said, so very far outside of my comfort zone in every possible way, these photos turned out pretty freaking fabulous. In my opinion. But what the heck do I know? Well, I do know this…“Great things happen outside of your comfort zone.”
Nevertheless, I love the dress. The color, the floral overlay, the exposed zipper on the back. It could just be a tad longer. Or perhaps if I were a tad shorter? Nah, that would never do.
Dress: Embroidery Round Neck Sleeveless Dress c/o Zaful. Unfortunately, this dress has just sold out. Similar options here and here. If baby blue is not your color, Zaful also has the cutest selection of white see-through dresses. My favorites are this square neck flare sleeve dress, this off-the-shoulder shirred maxi dress, and this splash neck white cover up.
Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless Brunch Chopout Ghillie Flat.
Shawl: Fringed Half Circle Wrap Scarf from Shelbee’s Shoppe.
Necklace: c/o Zaful. No longer available. You can see how I originally styled it in What to Wear to a Vintage Wedding.
Bracelet: Claire’s. (Old).
Sunglasses: Etnia Barcelona borrowed from EyeCrave Optics.
Eyeglass Loop: Freshwater Pearl La Loop borrowed from EyeCrave Optics.
Now let’s talk about this giveaway! Zaful, one of the biggest online fashion retailers is now celebrating their 3rd Anniversary and they have been giving away prizes like crazy! Please check out the details about this fantastic anniversary blog giveaway at ZafulOfficial Blog. Seriously, who doesn’t love giveaways? Go to their blog and take a look. But please hurry as the giveaway is ending soon! They have already chosen 2 winners. I would appreciate it if you would tag my name【Shelbee on the Edge】after participating in the giveaway event. Zaful will be choosing the final winners soon and these winners will receive huge rewards!
How have you stepped outside of your comfort zone lately?
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