Inspired by Shelbee on the Edge

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times, the inspiration I get from reading various blogs is what gets me dressed somedays! It’s true!  More than magazines ever did, I find myself reading my favorite blogs each morning and realizing I either have similar pieces to re-create a look or in some cases the exact pieces.

I honestly have no idea how I found sweet Shelbee; I’m thinking it’s been close to a year that I’ve been following her. Her style is magnificent – edgy and feminine and her content is rich with information.  She touches on subjects most of us are too afraid to address.

When I saw this post I got so excited! I have the same vest and the same boots! In fact I have had both pieces for a year now and have yet to wear them together. Duh! Why not? I have no idea. They work well together!

I wore this a week ago Saturday to Chili’s and a movie. It was cozy and fabulous! The best part? Both my sweater and my vest fared well – no salsa spills!

Although my boots are old these are similar and so are these. They are both under $40. I love that price point because I hate investing too much money in something I won’t wear very often. Let’s face it – these are NOT every day boots and I don’t live in a climate cool enough to wear them much. I still like them a lot though. Kinda like I’m dating them but not ready to settle down and get married, ya know?

My vest is old too but this one is similar. It adds just the right amount of warmth on a chilly day.

Now check out the chick that inspired me, my sweet friend Shelbee !

Obviously she lives up north and I’m here in the south but we can both wear the same outfit, she added a beautiful scarf and gloves for warmth.
Has that ever happened to you? You find you have the exact pieces to put a look together? It’s exciting, right? I love the inspiration we get from one another.

Check out the tab up top to see which link ups I’m participating in today.  It’s a fun way to see other blogs and get inspiration.  Sometimes the inspiration comes in the form of using things you already have to create an entirely new look.

Have a marvelous Monday my friends!  If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll sign up to follow me with your email address – I promise you won’t get inundated with junk emails but you’ll never miss a post! Feel free to pin these images and share the post with friends!

 

XO,
Kellyann

46 Comments

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Absolutely Anna! They go together so well, I have no idea why it never occurred to me before! I just love all the inspiration I get from so many fabulous ladies!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  1. February 12, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Love your cute vest! It’s so perfect for winter and looks great with your boots! I love that you are dating your OTK boots, hope it goes well, because they are adorable on you!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod
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    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Yes, the dating is going well. We’ll probably never move into a full on marriage because my feet can’t handle the instep but we have fun on the occasional one night stands, lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Oh Jacqui, I love the idea of the monthly style steal – genius!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Andrea
    February 12, 2018 / 7:41 am

    Adore the tie sleeves with that darling vest!! You just shine and were the prettiest girl at Chilis, no doubt and a big yes to no salsa spills. I have done it on white before, ugh! LOL! Have a Marvelous Monday gorgeous! xo

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 11:31 am

      Thanks so much sweet friend! I was so very lucky to escape Chili’s unscathed – ha!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. February 12, 2018 / 9:39 am

    LOL at “Kinda like I’m dating them but not ready to settle down and get married.” Yes, I know exactly what you mean about that! I feel that way about the majority of trends so budget-friendly versions are the way to go! Your inspired outfit came together so great and glad nothing was harmed by the salsa consumption. 🙂
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Glad you got that, lol. Sometimes I just crack myself up and wonder what readers think, do they get it? Do they wonder what the heck I’m talking about? Ha! I was scared to death I was going to ruin my sweater and the vest with the salsa – I am shocked I was so neat!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. jodie
    February 12, 2018 / 10:44 am

    What a fabulous inspiration, Kellyann!!
    I don’t know how we even got dressed before bloggers and Pinterest….it’s a fabulous way to get new ideas!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 11:25 am

      I know Jodie, how did we exist without all of this fabulous inspiration?! Thanks so much!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. Paul
    February 12, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    same sexy look 2 beautiful women you and shelbee

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks Paul!

  6. February 12, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    I love this outfit! On you both 🙂 I don’t find the same pieces on other bloggers usually, but will find something that will inspire me to try something similar! I agree about magazines, as I dont buy them anymore because they are filled with ads. You look so pretty with your soft vest and those boots are scrumptious! Living in NC, I still have amassed a fair amount of boots, i love wearing them too!
    have a great week!
    jess xx
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    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Oh how I wish it were cool enough here to wear boots more frequently but it’s just not the case. I was thrilled it was actually cold enough for me to wear this last week – today it’s 84 degrees! I think Winter is over for us – all 5 days of it, lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. February 12, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    This is a fabulous look and I saw Shelbee wearing it and she was rocking it! I wore almost the same thing for a post back in October. I love these vests and OTK boots! You look beautiful! Cheryl https://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks Cheryl! I’m so glad that shortly after she posted this it was actually cool enough for me to wear it – ha! This week we’re back in the 80s so away went my vest and boots!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. February 12, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Kellyann, this is such a wonderful post and I am so flattered and honored that you found inspiration in little ole me! You are rocking this look, for sure. And while you are merely dating your boots, I am kind of married in a polygamous way to all of my otk boots…because, well, you know, I live in a perpetual winter wonderland! And you are so hilarious…I am so glad you didn’t spill on your cute outfit!

    I am sharing this post on my Facebook, but the link is not loading correctly…just an FYI. Mine do the same thing sometimes. Hopefully, it still directs people to your blog.

    Thanks again for your amazingly kind words and sharing your gorgeous style with all of us!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com
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      • Kellyann
        February 12, 2018 / 4:32 pm

        I swear technology will be the death of me, lol!

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 4:34 pm

      Oh sweet Shelbee, you are the best! I love all of your outfits – if only I had a closet big enough! I love all the Winter clothes and wish I could wear them more often without dying of heatstroke!
      Thanks for sharing the post on your FB page!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. February 12, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    Those vest and boots were made to be paired together! I love finding inspiration from other bloggers. It’s so nice when I see a new way to wear something in my closet or how I can pair it with something else. You look fab!

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks Laura! They do look good together and it has taken me more than a year to do it, lol! It is nice to get inspired, especially when it involves spending no money!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Oh I can’t wait to check it out Nancy!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. February 12, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    I just love this outfit! I really like it with that white tee and I love the sleeves on it. It’s amazing how much blogs inspire us, I agree with that they inspire me more than magazines as well! That vest is just fabulous! I love the bold and knowledgable content Shelbee shares on her blog, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      February 12, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks Carrie! I think magazines are a thing of the past, which is sad, but blogs are so much more current and easily accessible!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. February 12, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Your humor seriously cracks me up. Dating those boots, but not ready to settle down😂 I love you! Anyway, you and Shelbee are just the cutest. I mean it’s impossible not to love both of you. Great job recreating and major score that you made it through dinner without wearing salsa…you are the woman! XOXO
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      The fact that I left dinner spotless is nothing short of miraculous!!! I just knew I was going to ruin that sweater and vest! I was so happy to see Shelbee’s outfit knowing I had the same pieces, that seriously never happens!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  12. February 12, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    I love your over the knee boots! I wish I could find a pair I love.
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      These are fine, I could never wear them all day because my old lady feet could never do it. But dinner and a movie? Sure thing. Hope you find some, you’d definitely get your money’s worth in Canada! They’re like wearing leg heaters here, lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  13. February 12, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    You magic up this outfitter of nowhere and suddenly all the wind and puff and superlativeaciousness is zapped out of Wow! Because Wow! doesn’t even begin to describe how gorgeous you look in your steal. And it’s all free, nothing to nip out to Nordstrom to buy. Genius, both Shelbee’s super inspo and your super steal. Well done, girls. Hugs, x x.
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      Ahhhhh, aren’t you so sweet! I was so happy I had all the exact pieces, that really never happens! I know Brian would be super happy if it did – ha!
      Thanks my friend!!!
      xo,
      Kellyan

  14. February 12, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I loved your comments on this post! It is SO true. There is SO much inspiration from so many amazing lady bloggers. I learn from all of you every day. I just found you recently and really enjoy your posts! Thanks, Kellyann!
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Well thank you Darlene – you made my day! I’m not sure how any of us ever existed without the influence of blogs and pinterest! I wish they’d been around when my kids were young because I would have had a field day! More seriously though I do believe seeing every day women wearing clothes that are attainable is what is driving the blogging industry.
      Thanks again for your kind words!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  15. February 12, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    Oh my gosh — dating and not marrying…. I’m laughing so hard. That’s gonna be my response whenever The Hubs makes a comment about something that’s been in my closet for a while without being worn.

    Anyway, that outfit is cute. I’m so with you, I find more inspiration from other bloggers {and TV} than I ever did from the magazines. I think it’s because we’re all “real” people wearing “real” clothes to “real” places. Most of the stuff in magazines leaves me wondering where in the world those people are going. Or living.
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      I know, when I read magazines and I see the price of some of the clothes I wonder what I’m doing wrong! Before I turned 40 I started reading that magazine MORE (I think it’s no longer around) but while I found most of the articles interesting I couldn’t wrap my head around all the expensive clothing that my supposed peers were wearing. I can tell you I will NEVER be wearing $400 pants, unless I find them at Goodwill for a steal, ha!
      I’m so glad you liked my humor – I enjoy writing and crack myself up but I have no idea what readers are thinking!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  16. February 13, 2018 / 1:17 am

    Such a great outfit – on both of you! I love Shelbee’s blog too – she writes such thoughtful things. I’m constantly taking screen shots of outfits I see on IG and scrolling through when I don’t know what to wear!
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks Lana! It sure makes getting dressed easier when we have a little inspiration!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  17. February 13, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    I never read, look at or buy magazines anymore. It has been years. Blogs, Instagram and Pinterest are much more interesting and inspiring! Top to bottom your look is so put together and awesome. I recognized that you were inspired by our lovely Shelbee too as that was the outfit she wore in one of our collabs. You are both great women with great style. This outfit shows that similar style can go from warm South to cold North as long as the outfit is fabulous!

    • Kellyann
      February 14, 2018 / 9:35 am

      It’s so funny because my girlfriend and I trade magazines – we’ve been doing it for years. It used to be that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and read from cover to cover. Now they barely hold my interest and I only subscribe to one!
      I was so happy to see Shelbee wearing this outfit because it’s rare that I own the exact same pieces!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  18. MemeSu
    February 16, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Thanks 🙂 Loved It

    • Kellyann
      February 16, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      You’re welcome!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  19. February 19, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Oh, this looks fabulous on you! And Shelbee. 🙂 It is a fantastic combination and you are both rockin’ it. I adore those boots and have been looking for a pair in that particular shade. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Kellyann!

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    • Kellyann
      February 19, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks Jennie! I was so thrilled to see Shelbee in this outfit since I already had the same pieces – it was perfect!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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