Stripes and Floral with a Zaful Necklace & Link Up On The Edge #31

Today’s post is going to be mostly pictures and fewer words as I have a million things (well, maybe 12 things) to get done today in preparation for heading to NYC this weekend! I am meeting up with a dear old friend for coffee and breakfast. Then I am meeting up with a dear new friend for a little blogger chit chat! And I am super excited!

*This necklace was provided to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If there is anybody in the NYC area this Saturday, I will be free around noon if you want to catch up! Just let me know.

(Would someone please remind me to fix that shed?! That hanging piece of wood is driving me crazy!)

Today’s outfit was inspired by another COTD Style Challenge of Crazy Stripes and Purple! My stripes are not all that crazy, but I did pair them with a floral skirt to keep in interesting.

I also have been wanting to style this cute Zaful necklace and have been having the most difficult time with it. I kept trying to wear it as a choker and it never seemed to look quite right. I think I finally got it!

And keeping with the purple theme, I added this very warm shawl collar coat. By the way, it was about 12 degrees outside while I was taking these photos. So cold that it hurt my teeth! (As a result of the cold, my pictures were quite harried and very, very blurry.)

Outfit details
Striped Blazer: Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Blazer.
Sweater Tunic: Fort Drum Exchange.
Skirt: Fort Drum Exchange.
Boots: Steve Madden (Really quite old).
Scarf: Kohl’s (Old).
Gloves: Walmart (From last year).
Coat: Target (I cannot find a direct link to this coat. Sorry).
Necklace: Fake Pearl Necktie Necklace (c/o Zaful).

Now onto the business of linking up! I want to thank you all for stopping by every week and joining my link up. I love to see what you are all wearing, sharing, and discussing!

Here are your favorite posts from last week’s link up!

Andrea of Living on Cloud Nine shared the most amazing Lavender Leather jacket. Look how beautifully she paired it with this asymmetrical sheer top, gray jeans, and silver pumps!  So pretty, Andrea!

And Laura of I Do deClaire looks amazing in this Burgundy Sweater & Houndstooth Skirt. A woman after my own heart as I am a huge of both this color and houndstooth! Just gorgeous, Laura!

Keeping it on the edge,


Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.


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  1. I love how you mixed your prints here, Shelbee!! I think that’s why I love stripes so much lately—they go with everything!!
    Have a blast in NYC—and tell Sheela hi for me!!

  2. I hope you’re wearing that to NYC; great layering and smart choices.

  3. So many pretty purples in this outfit and I love that striped blazer! I have a striped blazer and I really need to get it out more. Have fun in NYC, I bet it will be a winter wonderland there with all the snow!!


    • Thanks so much, Carrie! I can’t believe it is snowing there and not where I live. Although it is much warmer in NYC as we are sitting at single digits today and tomorrow! So I will take 30 degrees and snow over this sun and 5 degrees! I am cold!

      Have a wonderful weekend.


  4. Beautiful mix of patterns Shelbee, I love stripes and florals, so fresh and ready for spring! Ive been wearing my combat boots as well, yours are cute!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

    • Thank you, Jess! Florals and stripes are so fun for me, too! And yes to combat boots! All the way! I need to wear these more often. Have a fabulous weekend.


  5. Super cute outfit, Shelbee! I love the stripes with the purple & the necklace looks great with the outfit the way you styled it!

    Have a fabulous time in NYC!

    Thanks for the link up !

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  6. I’m chuckling to myself Shelbee! I got one of those chokers and I couldn’t get on with it either! Thank you for host, I hope you can make it to my first link up in a couple of hours. xx

    • I will be there, Laurie! Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I figured out that you are supposed to tie it in a bow. But I can’t angle my hands the right way to tie the bow around my neck! I think someone else has to tie it for me. Maybe I am too old for this trend! Ha!


  7. Have a great time in NYC! I hope we can read about it soon. Love that purple!

  8. Love your pattern mixing! So pretty. Your necklace is so unique and looks great with this outfit. Have a great weekend!

  9. Love the mix of textures and patterns with this look! I adore the color of your coat Shelbee. Thanks so much for the link up!

  10. 😍 who wouldn’t adore a mix of floral and stripes? You’ve put together a fantastic look. Enjoy your weekend in the Big Apple 🍎.


  11. Oh Shelbee I love Stripes sooo much.
    xoxo Tina

  12. Hello Shelbee! I bet you’re going to have a fantastic weekend! I’ve never been to NYC and sooooo wish I could just hop on a train and join you! One day I do plan to go there 🙂

    Thank you for hosting and thank you for linking up with my party as well!!

    • Paula, thank you so much! The city is a very exhilarating place! When I worked there in my 20’s, it was just fabulous. Then I came into my 30’s and it became too overwhelming and I avoided the place for a decade. Now in my 40’s, I am enjoying my little trysts to the city, but I could never go back to the daily hustle and bustle of it. So for now, I am enjoying these little trips! Have a fabulous weekend.


  13. Love this! Have a fun time in the city!!

  14. Love the striped blazer dear! Thanks for hosting, sweetheart!

    Oh and have a blast in NYC!!

  15. Happy fun in NYC. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

  16. I love stripes! So cute. I hope that you will have fun in NYC and d I’m looking forward to see some pictures. o)

    Anna xoxo

  17. Thank you so much for featuring my look from last week! It made my day! Love how you’ve styled that pretty necklace! And your coat is gorgeous!

  18. I’m loving how you mixed the stripes and florals! Have fun in NYC!

  19. Great print mix, Shelbee! I really like the color combination, too. Your purples look so pretty peeking out. Enjoy your meetups this weekend!

  20. Safe travels to NYC! Love the outfit! <3

    Edye |

  21. Shelbee, I what you did with this outfit. First off, I love purple and that floral skirt is so cute. I like how this outfit has so many different elements….stripes, florals, skirt, tunic, sweater, scarf, necklace and coat…and boots…and you put it all together so well. I love layering so you are a girl after my own heart! The colder it gets, the more layers I put on! Thanks for hosting the link up. – Amy

    • Amy, thank you so much for this wonderful comment! I obviously love layering, too. I think the trick is finding the perfect balance without looking like a complete frump!


  22. Perfect print mixing! Have a fun time in NY!

    Doused In Pink

  23. Love the print mixing you are rocking! Hope you are having great time in NYC!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  24. I like the idea of mixing prints and specially your approach: add a plain color to divide and bring them together. Very clever !

  25. I love mixing stripes and flowers! So cute!