The Right to Bare Arms


dress: c/o Karen Kane, sandals: Jack Rogers, purse: Brahmin

The title makes me giggle too. 

I used to have a black maxi dress, a while ago. I loved it - it's perfect for dressing up or down and can be paired with almost anything. A perfect summer staple in my opinion. I used to wear my black maxi non-stop during the summer. Then, one day, my mom accidentally threw it in the dryer and it was no longer a maxi dress. So we parted ways. 

I had forgotten how fabulous a black maxi dress can be until now. We are re-united! This time I have the upgraded version - it's a lovely material (that's incredibly comfortable) and the style has a super cute, boho flare to it. And it will never have to worry about getting near the dryer.  


Giveaway: OASAP Cap-Toe Pumps {Closed}

Elegant Pointed-toe Pumps with Glossy Metal Toecap

Aren't they gorgeous? Yeah, I think so too! In fact, they were so gorgeous that when I partnered up with OASAP, I ordered them right away! However, there was a problem. You see, I wear a Euro 39, but this Euro 39 was 1/2-1 full size too small - I get it, some shoes run small. 

I may or may not have sobbed loudly quietly in a corner over the fact that they are too small and it's the largest sized offered. Luck for one of you with a smaller foot - you can win these now! 

If you wear a 7.5-8 US size shoe - I know they'd fit you perfectly. They are the perfect nude-pink color and the gold cap-toe makes them incredibly chic and sophisticated. If you'd like to win these bad boys just make sure you're a follower of Dwelling and Telling and comment below

For extra entries: 
(please, for the love of giveaways, leave a separate comment for each one you do)
1. Like D&T on Facebook
2. Follow me on Twitter
3. Tweet about this giveaway (including a link to the post and @hush_that_fuss)
4. Post about this giveaway
5. Like OASAP on Facebook.
6. Register at OASAP.com




In the past couple of months I've been running. If you know me, at all, you might be checking your calendar thinking it's possibly April 1st and that I'm just joking; however, that is not the case. I've actually been running for two months. The above pictures does a great job depicting the situation. 

I'm running for a couple of reasons. First, it's a great way to get into shape. Running has countless health benefits - from your heart, to oxygen, to losing weight. I also work among several runners - so I was kind of forced to pick it up. I've made it a goal of mine to train for a half marathon and participate in a Rock 'n' Roll Marathon this fall. It's scary, but exciting. And although I often resemble this little girl when I run - I feel so great and accomplished afterwards. 

Are any of you runners? How'd you feel starting out? 



dress: bloom, trench: F21, wedges: tj maxx (pricey, but similar), purse: brahmin

Despite the lack of posts, I'm still getting dressed everyday. Turns out, I needed a whole week to recover from a weekend excursion to Maine, but I'm back now - and yes, I am wearing a dress covered in adorable, purple elephants. 

I've actually had this dress for a couple months and this is the first time I've worn it. I have a weird habit of purchasing clothes (or whatever else) and wanting to "save it for a special occasion." Then that special occasion never comes around and then I re-discover cute pieces in my closet. It's a horrible and embarrassing habit. I'm trying to kick it - one dress at a time. 


Over the Weekend via Instagram

01. Finally decided on what outfits to pack. 
02. Jumped on a plane that carried me to beautiful Maine. 
03. My favorite spring nail polish: Essie's A Crewed Interest
04. My two sidekicks for the weekend: my Brahmin crossbody and my bone-colored, leather jacket.  
05. Julianne after induction into her school's engineering society. 
06. UMaine program for the induction ceremony. 
07. Horses and pearls for graduation and for the derby.
08. Airport style for heading home. 
09. Maine blueberry beer. 
10. Bojangles for lunch in the airport. 

Follow me along on Instagram at linleyshea.



Ha, ha, YES!!
Is it Friday yet?

Our family. 

For real.
Dealt with this today.

Even though I've started running, I'm pretty sure this still applies. 

Let's stay home. How I feel a lot of the time!
I love staying home.