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Last weekend, as we were “forced” to stay home because of the snow storms, I took advantage and indulged myself in a home spa with the beauty products in my Naked Sugars Mi Tyme Subscription Box! Oh my god, it was so much needed! I absolutely love all the products in this box. The Vanilla Buttercream Solid Bar smells divine! The Cinnamon and Citrine Wellness candle was a mood setter! it added a sweet and warm feeling to my quiet time! I love that they are infused with crushed natural amethyst crystal and organic essential oils. The Oatmeal Milk And Honey Bar was very moisturizing and the Naked Sugars Mi Tyme Body Scrub let my body feeling soft and fresh!  

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Mothers Day is coming quick! Treat yourself to a nice pampering time; and If you are looking for that special gift for that special person, look no further! Naked Sugars‘ perfectly curated “Mi Tyme” subscription box got you covered. You don’t need to take her to the spa and spend a whole lot of money, not that she doesn’t deserve it, but if you can bring “spa” to her, in the comfort of her own home and bathroom, with the fraction of the cost, why wouldn’t you!? Wink Wink! 

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Self care is not a selfish act. In fact, self care should be our top priority. The Naked Sugars monthly Subscription Box might just be what you need to keep you sane after all the busyness of life. You deserve it! You owe it to yourselves, ladies! Gents, you owe it to her! 😉

Learn more about this pampering box here

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***This subscription box was sent to me in exchange of an honest review, but all opinions are 100% mine. 

Lots of love, 

Edwige 

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Happy Wednesday guys,

Here’s another week to be grateful for, and a new outfit post delivered to your door… Well let’s say to your screen. That sounds much better, doesn’t it?

Stripes, prints, and patterns are fashion statements on their own, because of how bold and unique they can be; and a lot of fashion aficionados love to gravitate towards pieces that stand out and make a statement. Mixing prints and patterns have also become a big thing in the fashion world; and it’s all about how you feel about the artistic message you desire to deliver. After all, Fashion is Art and Art is a  creative expression of oneself.

Here’s a little story about this dress: I scored it on a clearance rack. The bold color and style caught my eyes and of course, as a perfect barguenista, I had to make sure the price tag steals my heart just as much as the dress has caught my eyes. Well, guys, guess what! The love story had begun when I found out that this dress costs less than 20 dollars. Yes, you heard me. $17.48 to be exact, and the rest of the story is what you see here! 🙂

A little update: This dress currently cost less than $12 y’all! 

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Dress: Who What Wear – HERE – It’s less than $12 now, y’all! – | Shoes: Similar | Love this cheaper version for SPRING | Bag: Try this and this |  Sunglasses: Try these  or these .

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Dress: Who What Wear – HERE – It’s less than $12 now, y’all! – | Shoes: Similar | Love this cheaper version for SPRING | Bag: Try this and this |  Sunglasses: Try these  or these .

As always, thank you for visiting and have a terrific day!

With love + Light, 

Edwige 

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Happy Tuesday guys.

I hope April is off a good start. It’s been a minute… I have gotten a whole lot busy lately; and I’ve being delayed in sharing new contents with you. This is not an excuse, but a heartfelt apology to you guys. However, I thought I owe it to you, to come back with a bang; that’s why I’m posting this outfit I shot a few weeks ago at a bloggers’ event held at Le Méridien Chambers here in the Twin Cities.

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If there was one thing I was certain about, it is the fact that my outfit was “a showstopper”! 😀 It literally was! Lol. While hubby and I didn’t intend to bust into a room full of people attentively listening to the panelists, it was however, exactly what we did. We were a few minutes late and things have gotten serious, until we stepped into the room and one of the panelists, literally stopped her speech and  was staring at me, drawing everyone’s attention to our direction.

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She then, exclaimed her admiration to my outfit… (Shrug! 🙂 ) In all honesty though, I was embarrassed for being late and stopping the show – Pun Intended – but at the same time, I was happy that it was in a good way. During that session, as the host provided some instructions for those who came late, my “disruptive” style was mentioned once more… in the form of a compliment, I’ll have you know! 😛

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Needless to say that I did not need to introduce myself as a fashion and style blogger. These pants turned out to be a great ice breaker for me. After the “serious” informational panel, we followed-up with a Cognac tasting and co-mingling in Mercy’s lounge area; and I got to receive many direct and personal compliments and introductions.

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Great moment with networking and laughters with fellow bloggers. It was a fun and informational evening.

Top & Pants:  NY&CO ( Sold out) – Similar top – Try this one too | |Similar pants – Love these and these |  Shoes: Love these and these |   | Bag: Similar ( Also seen here

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Ok, less about the event, and more about this style! I’ve held onto this crop sweater top for a little while now, not knowing exactly how to sport it, for I’ve had so many different ideas in mind, but the way I was in love with it, I wanted how I would wear it to exhume nothing but FIRE! 😉 And I humbly believe I did!

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These stunning sequined palazzo pants seemed to be the perfect accomplice to set this style on fire, just a little bit of pun intended! Ha!  I know one would say that these sequined pants are not really in season for a Spring styling, but isn’t that the thing about fashion? The #1 rule? There are no rules! If you can rock it, go for it, and create the trend! – In other hands, I’m excited for Spring stylings and they will definitely be making their ways on the blog! 

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Beautiful-top-fashion-bloggersWell, here you have it! I hope this was worth all the raving.:-)  Do tell me, though, if this is a style you would try and confidently rock in this or in any other season.

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As always, thank you for visiting and have a terrific Tuesday!

Top & Pants:  NY&CO ( Sold out) – Similar top – Try this one too | |Similar pants – Love these and these |  Shoes: Love these and these |   | Bag: Similar ( Also seen here

Love & Light.

Edwige

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Happy Friday guys,

If you’re following me on Instagram (which I think you should! 😉 ), you’ve probably seen a little bit of recap of my busy yet fun weekend activities on my feed and insta stories! One of the reasons why I love what I do, is that I get to experience new things, and meet some awesome individuals and also being able to share those experiences and my take with you guys. The biggest’s highlight of my weekend was the twin cities auto show, which I talked a little bit about here. I was fortunate enough to be part of a group of awesome influencers who were invited to the Toyota’s auto show VIP Preview. I have never been to an auto show before; and my first experience, even though it was work related, was a blast, and I’m looking forward to reliving the experience! Twin-cites-auto-show-recap-and-look

Among many wonders, I got to see and play with the totally newly redesigned Toyota Camry! Their Sport Pro Sequoia and luxury Avalon were also displayed and vastly complimented by the attenders.

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With Lexus now being part of the Toyota family, I got to see a few high-end cars in the Twin Cities Auto Show’s Luxury Lane! Now, guess what was front and center… Go ahead… Just take a wild guess! As we all know, the Wakanda fever has been floating around these last few weeks with the Black Panther playing in theaters.

Believe it or not, I got to see up close and personal the Lexus LC500 featured in the movie during a car chase in Hong Kong! It was just a different feeling altogether looking at this masterpiece, the Black Tiger’s scratch marks and the bullet holes on the side… Enough said, just take a look for yourself!

I went live a couple of times on Instagram and on Facebook; and it was amazing seeing how many people were tuning in and how much interest they showed.

My local readers, if you haven’t been to the twin cities auto show yet, it’s so much fun with amazing new cars waiting for you to test-drive or just admire and take selfies with… but don’t just take my words for it! You still have today and the weekend to go check it out. As I mentioned here, the show is ending on March 18th and you can see all the information you need in this article.

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It was no doubt a wonderful day, but I was tired and hungry (I had a “bloggers event” the night before and woke up early for the Toyota Auto Show VIP Preview ), so hubby and I headed straight to a favorite restaurant to enjoy some goodness; but you’ll know I was glad to snatch some quick outfit post pics before I get food all over myself. Just kidding. 😀 

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By the way, if you’re wondering what you should wear to the auto show or similar events, I would suggest that you definitely keep comfort in mind, as you will be doing a lot of walking and browsing. I knew that prior to going to the event, but I still went with my striped heels and kept a pair of nice flats in my bag, just in case!Twin-cites-auto-show-recap-and-look

My feet were tired at some points, and you could hear that I was breathing heavily in one of my live videos on social media, but I was resilient until the end, and never got to change into those flats. Mainly because I was working non-stop and was taking pictures with the group and for myself.

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Anyway, I’m glad I had the opportunity to participate in this campaign and hope you take something away from this recap. – On another note, what do you think of my outfit of the day? XOXO

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Jacket:  c/o Just Fab | Skirt: c/o U.S | Shoes: Old. Try these | bodysuit: Also seen HERE| Try this one or this | Earrings: Here | Bag: Try this one or this.

As always, thank you for reading and cheers to a fabulous weekend!

Love+ Light,

Edwige

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There are are so many ways to wear a classic white shirt and black slacks; and you can never go wrong with a black and white combination! It’s the classic that never goes out of style; and every woman needs at least one white shirt, and a pair of black pants in their closet. This classic combination can take you from work to dinner, or happy hour; and it doesn’t have to be boring.

In this post, I’m featuring two classic pieces with a stylish twist from Universal Standard.  The added silhouette-enhancing feature (black band detail) on the sides of the shirt is sophisticated and eye-catching! This shirt can be dressed up or down and it has an invisible built-in stretch, witch I appreciate, because that gives a freedom of movement. Who doesn’t appreciate that?

Now, I owned quite a few black pants and I love when I come across work pants that are not only comfortable but have a stylish twist to them… And these pants are not your average work pants. They feature a removable cuff – which have gotten a few comments and questions! Both modern and comfortable, I love that these pants are made from a mid-weight ponte material and sit nicely at the waist. And oh they also have pockets! 

For a different take on the white and black look, I added an untied bow tie (and a hat), which is an unique touch to a classic black and white look. – What are your thoughts on this outfit? 

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Shirt: c/o Universal Standard | Pants: c/o Universal Standard | Hat: Similar | Coat: Similar | Shoes: Similar | Sunglasses: Similar 

Thank you for reading and have a great start to the new week! 

Love + Light, 

Edwige 

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