October Love & Reflecting On My Birthday


There’s just something revitalizing and beautiful about October. It’s my favorite month of the year. Perhaps because it’s Fall. Perhaps because it’s my birthday Month!!! In fact, someone I love was born today; and that someone is MEEEEEEEEEE. 😀 



I love October and I love Fall and everything about it. – Even this Fall perfect maxi-dress 🙂 – Whether you share this sentiment with me or not, the one thing we can come in agreement with is that Autumn shows how beautiful it is to let things go.



When the leaves fall and paint their own reality on the ground, leaving it up to the eyes to acknowledge its beauty or flaws, I think the world is just surrendering, letting go of the pieces and parts that can no longer serve their purposes on these trees.



Trees hold strong to their core and survive the storms, but every good tree knows that as time goes by, the leaves will come back and here comes another chapter. It all starts all over again. The co-relation between these trees and you? Don’t hold onto things that can no longer serve you or their purposes in your life. Let go of that thing or person that is holding you back, so you may receive new blessings.


October marks chapter 10 of 12; and today marks another chapter of my life! Yes, the gift of another year on my life. I get pretty excited, because I made it through another year; and I do not take that for granted. When you understand that life can be so uncertain sometimes and unpredictable, you really start to value the little things and appreciate every day that you wake up to… well and alive.


most-influential-minneapolis-bloggerWhen I saw the days getting closer and closer to my birthday, I started going into panic mode. I realized how fast the years are flying and how close I’m getting to being “old” or how “old” I actually am”. I think I was worried about letting my “youth” behind… And then when I really thought about it, it wasn’t the fact that I was aging that is freaking me out. Didn’t my dad used to say, the older the wine, the finer it becomes?!


What I was panicking about It’s something totally different. It’s the things I haven’t accomplished.. yet. The places I didn’t go to… yet.  The dreams I didn’t realize… yet. The lives I didn’t change… yet. So fourth and on.



Life is hard sometimes, and oh so vulnerable and can put us into all type of resentments and emotions, but we are tough and while none of us will make it out alive, we can choose to live each day as it was to be our very last and not to worry about what tomorrow holds for us; and if you believe in the highest power, you should also trust His timing.


Live in the moment while creating the next chapter of your life. Whether it’s in your relationships, your quest for financial freedom, your career, your spiritual growth… whatever it is, believe that the next chapter is bound to be better until your time on this earth is up.


Each day and each year, I’m growing into a more beautiful human being; and I’m proud of the woman I’m becoming. I have made mistakes and probably will again. I have learned a lot and I’m still learning; and I have learned to tap into all the resources that can help me be the healthiest and happiest me and… I’m still learning. I have learned so much.



I have learned to take risks, I have learned to stop and be still when needed. I have learned to detach from the “how” and instead, commit to the outcome. I have learned not to move unless I am moving in sync and in spirit. I have learned to release anything that I cannot keep hold of. I have learned to be flawless in my own flaws. I have learned to live my truth even if the world finds it not to be their truth. 



I have learned and still am learning. It’s a process and a lot of learning curves, but I know energy flows where focus goes; and on that, I say: Cheers to a Very Happy Birthday to ME, and onto the next chapter! 😉 


Now would you guess how young am I? 



What I’m wearing:

Dress: HERE. Shoes: HERE.(Love these)  Necklace: HWBM: Similar.

Sunglasses: HERE. Bag (Old) Similar | Earrings: (sold out. Love these and these |More HERE

Making Boss Moves | Chic Orange Top Outfit
Neutrals For Fall | Off-Shoulder Lace Top


  1. October 3, 2017 / 10:18 am

    You are an absolutely ageless stunner! I love this dress on you and wishing you a belated birthday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Edwige
      October 4, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      Aww, thnak you darling! I appreciate it! XOxo

  2. October 4, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Happy Birthday and everyday. You look so Fabulous for someone your age. . .(LOL)

    • Edwige
      October 4, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      HAHAHa I love that sis! thank you so much! Blessings!

    • Edwige
      October 5, 2017 / 11:14 am

      Thank you so much Rachel! I appreciate it!

  3. October 7, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I hope you had a lovely birthday, Edwige!!!

    • Edwige
      October 26, 2017 / 10:19 am

      I did Sheela! Thank you so much for stopping by!

    • Edwige
      October 9, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      I did hun! I appreciate you for stopping by and commenting! Xoxo

    • Edwige
      October 9, 2017 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you so much Laura!!! I appreciate it. Have a great day!

  4. Jay
    October 20, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Iv been wondering if u would wear this dress and u didnt disappoint. The cut of the dress frames you beautifully. I love the penultimate picture- your eyes look so pretty and your lips look delightful dear. 😉 I would guess you are 24. 😉 x x x x

    • Edwige
      October 23, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Hahaha! Nice try Jay, but thank you for thinking that I’m only 24 LOL. As always I appreciate your comments and feedback. That pic was one of my favs too 🙂 I’m glad you love the dress on me. It really is beautiful and I felt great in it. I hope you have a great start to the new week. XOXO

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