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Happy Tuesday darlings, 

I hope you started the week on a fantastic note, and that you had a great time with the super-heroes in your life on Fathers’ Day. My crew and I had a great celebration… I’ve shared a few behind the scene moments on my insta stories, and some of my friends there, have reacted positively to the fact that my husband gave our daughters and myself flowers on that day which was essentially dedicated to celebrate him as a Father. As cliche as it may sound, I can’t say enough how grateful and blessed we are to have such a loving and caring dad and husband.

This outfit post is a little overdue… I’ve been trying to get it posted for the last couple weeks or so… I must admit that I may be experiencing a little bit of a blogger burnout. If you’re a blogger, I’m guessing you know this feeling all too well, but hey! I’m glad I’m finally sharing it. I wore this sleeveless lace mermaid maxi dress to a friend’s classic Casino Royal-themed birthday party; and it is as beautiful in reality! Unlike most lace and mesh details dresses,this lace mermaid style maxi dress with v-neck, mesh paneling and partial lining details is very comfortable! It has the right amount of stretch and though it is a “hugs the curves”, it’s forgiving and flattering. I think this will be the perfect unique, elegant yet sexy dress for your up coming event! 😉 Get it here

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DRESS: HERE | CHOCKER: LOCAL MARKET | CLUTCH: CACHE |

As always, thank you for visiting! 

Love, 

Edwige 

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The emotion behinds this video, the story of this plane crash survivor will have you in tears! It’s a blessing and a gentle reminder to us all, that we should never take life for granted and every single day on earth it’s another opportunity for us to be grateful and strive to be and do the best we can. What’s your excuse? What’s my excuse? Every single ounce of breath that we take is sufficient enough to get us going and dream our wildest dreams.

Out of 109 people, Kechi was one of the only 2 survivors of the plane crash that had occurred on December 10th, 2005 in Nigeria. A tragedy that the nation has never forgotten. Even though doctors gave Kechi little to no chance of surviving her injuries, after numerous (about 70 in total) chirurgical interventions, Kechi fought hard for her life and pulled through! A miracle if you ask me. She now lives in Houston Texas with her mother, and is living a fulfilling life.

What we should take away from this story, beside the fact that miracles do happen every day, is that no matter what may have happened, no matter what we may be going trough, as dark as the future may look, as long as we’re still alive and well, we should never give up on our dreams and goals. We should always cultivate a mentality and attitude of gratefulness… Remember, it could be far worse. This young lady has been through a lot (and I’m sure she still is), but her courage, her perseverance, her faith, and desire to make lemonade out of the lemons life has given her took her where she is today… and where she’s going! 

I’m living you today with this message in the hope that, Kechi’s story will move you and give you hope, and inspire you to go for that whatever dream you have deep in you. Watch the video below and see how she stuns the judges at America Got talents! 🙂 Enjoy!

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Kechi is an inspiration for us all, and I admire her for her strength, determination and performance! I wish her the absolute best in life!

Thank you for reading!

Love, light, and blessings!

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BELIEVE… Such a simple word with a powerful effect. If we only know how much of a difference we will make in our life with a strong belief of our ability to be or do anything we want to, well, we will have no other choice but to believe! 

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Believe that you are in the right place at the right moment 

Believe that anything you set your mind on you can do

Believe that everything you pray for or dream of is on its way 

Ankara-prints-blazer-and-prints-shoesBelieve that no one can make you happy but yourself

Believe that you are enough

Believe that you are here on planet Earth with a specific purpose

Ankara-prints-blazer-and-white-shortsBelieve that you’re equipped with greatness… for greatness

Believe that you have what it takes to get to the next level of your life and career

Believe that you are a winner

Ankara-prints-blazer-and-prints-shoesBelieve that you are loved

Believe that your smile can make difference

Believe that YOU can make a difference

Ankara-prints-blazer-and-prints-shoesBelieve that you can change anything negative in your life, if you so desire

Believe that you are a miracle worker

Believe that everything is working in your favor

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Believe that you can shift in what’s possible

Believe that you are a testament of power and strength

Believe that you will grow through everything you go through

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Believe that you can change the “CAN’T” in “CAN” and the “WON’T” in “WILL”

Believe that you can live a fulfilling and successful life

Believe that you can be an inspiration to your generation and the generations to come

Believe that you can walk into your purpose with faith and confidence

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Believe that you are not a mistake and that you matter

Believe that you are unique 

Believe that you are beautifully and wonderfully made by the Most-High God 

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Believe that you are a light and your magic will touch hearts

Believe that you’re fully capable of creating your reality

Believe that you are where you are supposed to be in life right now

Believe in your callings, talents, and passions; they will take you places

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Believe in the opportunities ahead

Believe that what God has for you is for you

Believe that you can make things happen and make magic

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Believe that there’s always light after dark 

Believe that good things are going to happen

Believe that when you are grateful for what you have and smile to life, life gives you more

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Believe that you are not your past and that your past does not define you 

Believe that you are not what society describes you to be, but who you want to be 

Believe that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens you

Know it. Feel it. Believe it and Manifest it.

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I’m wearing Nomose Couture Ankara Blazer (c/o) USE CODE “HYPNOZGLAM” for a sweet discount 😉 – SIMILAR! JustFab’s shoes (c/o) – TJMaxx’s  top and shorts – Target’s crossbody bag – Guess’s sunnies and L’effet Glamour’s necklace. 

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead, 

Love, 

Edwige

 

 

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There’s just something about fig trees that speaks to me. Not only do I find them to be pretty and love the subtle greenery they give to the room, but I also think they give a soothing and peaceful vibe to any room. I don’t have any in my house right now, because sadly, my husband doesn’t believe in the whole plants in the house thing. Don’t ask me why; that’s a story for another day. LOL. I can’t say that I throw in the towel on that one, because I know one day I will convince him again to bring at least one in.  We shall see, and whenever or whatever area it finds its way into the house, I will make sure to share the news with you. For now, see how pretty they look in these living spaces. Do you care for plants in your house or office? What do you think about “figgies”? Do share your thoughts with me. Off I go 🙂

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When I first read this essay that my 12 year-old middle schooler recently wrote for one of her assignments, I knew I had to share it… Not because I wanted to flaunt my kid’s intelligence or anything, but mostly because I appreciate her openness to life… and the mindset it takes to make it. Also, what kind of mother would I be if I wasn’t super-duper proud of my baby!? 😀  – And as you can imagine, with her beautiful smile on, she said “Yes!”, when I asked for her permission to share this with my readers.

It’s undeniable to me (and her dad) that my daughter is very smart and does great in school, but this moment of pride has more to do with her ability to smilingly write an essay on the subject of Moonshot thinking referring to the inspirations she sees around herself while remaining true to her own beliefs, and shortcomings as a pre-teen. Her words are put in a simple manner that gives you a basic idea of what she’s trying to get across. Take a look…

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Moonshot Thinking by Pearla-Lynn Teko-Folly.

 

What is it?

I think that moonshot thinking is thinking beyond what you can do. Trying harder than you thought. Not giving up on what you believe can happen. Not letting go of your ideas.

 

Examples of Moonshot thinking.

Some examples of moonshot thinking are like when those men said “We’re going to put this guy on the moon!”. That shows moonshot thinking, because they didn’t know if it would actually work, so they said that because they believed that they could do it.

 

Who are moonshot thinkers?

One person that I think represents moonshot thinking is my mom, because she wanted to create her own fashion blog and an online clothing store, and she didn’t know if she was able to do it. Now, because she believed and worked hard for what she wanted, she has two of her own websites: her fashion blog and her online shop. She’s an entrepreneur and is working hard to grow her business. She is also a motivational speaker and she styles and decorates houses and plans parties. That’s because she didn’t give up, but she kept believing that she could and now she did.

 

Why is it important?

Because if you believe in yourself and try harder you will be a moonshot thinker; and if you are a moonshot thinker, you will see how that affects you and makes things easier for you in life, because you can think and plan further ahead, then you will finally reach what you were thinking or planning because you didn’t give up and didn’t stop believing.

 

How am I a moonshot thinker?

I don’t really think I am a moonshot thinker yet, but my parents inspire me to work on it; because I don’t really think ahead or farther in some situations. Like sometimes, I just like to think about what is going to happen later or after something else happens. For example if I were to go somewhere, I would probably be thinking about what is going to happen, what we would do because sometimes when I think ahead it makes me feel like it actually is going to happen but sometimes, I don’t because stuff don’t always happen the way you planned it to go.

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Isn’t this precious!? An innocent mind like being so far ahead of what we, adults are trying to accomplish today. I cannot be more proud of my baby-girl, because this mindset this early in life will literally give her wings!!!

On a parting note, let me remind you, as I just noticed myself reading her essay, kids do see and hear what happens around the house. They see, notice, and have their parents’ attitudes and aptitudes! They see that passions, the belief to fuel them up, and the hard work that support them will ultimately pay off.

 

What’s your attitude around the house? What’s your attitude in times of crises? What are you showing and teaching your kids!?

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by.

 

-Edwige

 

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