I seriously can’t believe we’re half-way through the year already! The month of May has particularly been overwhelming and emotional! The good news is it’s almost over; and I pray and hope for a more poised yet productive month of June. At times, life will happen and things may not always go the way we plan to or wish for, but we have to practice acceptance and patience in all circumstances, and see the bright side of any situation. A tough call, but a necessary one for the sake of our own sanity. We all go through one or two things in life, and the funny thing is that nobody ever really knows how much anybody’s going through, or what they are struggling with. We could be standing next to someone who’s completely broken without even knowing it. Such is life; and that is why it is important to be kind to one another, because we never know what battle the next person is fighting. If you’re reading this, I pray that whatever you’re going through, you take courage and have the heart to believe that better days are ahead!

 

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My outfit posts on the blog have rather been on a slower pace these past few weeks, (Read more about it here) but I managed to share some pretty chic and fun looks with you. I realized that not only I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone a little and played with mixing prints and patterns in my latest posts, but most of my outfits were african-prints or Ankara-inspired, which I love! It’s always great embracing your roots. Even though I haven’t always worn African prints a lot growing up, I do love wearing them occasionally. What I’m fond of, however, is styling an ankara look which has a modern or contemporary twist to it, allowing me to stay true to my style and my personality; and that’s what I did with these looks. I would like to know which one is your favorite. 😉 Summer-spring-maxi-prints-maxi-dress

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Love + Light,

Edwige

 

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TGIF Everyone! 

Mixing prints and patterns can be a “scary” thing to do! Especially when you come from a fashionable yet conservative family were certain things are considered Fashion faux-pas, you would grow up with certain beliefs and mindset until you experience and evolve with your own style. Even just a couple of years ago, I probably wouldn’t have paired floral with floral… I have to admit that for me, it would just be a bit too much going on. Although, I honestly think that when done right, mixing prints, patterns, and colors is fun and looks good. As you can probably see here, I’m still a little shy about the whole mixing prints and patterns thing; and it may not be obvious with this look, but I am evolving. 🙂  I can’t believe I’m about to say this,  but I actually can’t wait to share an #ootd with you where I’m mixing bold prints, patterns, or colors to create a fun yet chic look. Fashion is all about taking risks, stepping out your comfort zones (sometimes), and having fun doing it, right!?

I adore these floral shoes!  In fact I styled them with a print maxi in this post, and very similar ones with a print blazer here! Ha! I told you I’m trying… 🙂 They’re probably my new favorite summer shoes. This floral skirt is an oldie but a goodie. (Also seen here) What if I told you, I’m wearing one of my sexiest little black dresses as a top, tucked in the skirt in this post? Yes, you can check out how I styled the dress here… But let’s talk about this statement fringed necklace for a second! A very versatile piece that goes well with almost everything! I think it’s a must-have!

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So how did I do with floral on floral? 🙂 

TOP( Dress wore as top) Also seen HERE | SKIRT (Old) Also seen HERE | BELT: WHBM Also seen HERE | NECKLACE : BUY HERE | SHOES: Also HERE | SUNNIES: SIMILAR | PURSE: HERE

Thanks for stopping by, friends! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Love + Light, 

Edwige

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Happy Wednesday lovelies, 

It’s almost the end of the week, and I hope you’ve made it fantastic one so far. My everlasting love for chic and outstanding decors is no news to you anymore… if you’ve been following my blog for a while, that is. I’ve been coming across stunning and swoon-worthy Spring outdoors or backyards decors a lot lately; and I wanted to share a few with you guys. These are simply gorgeous, and make entertaining perfect; and while they may not be budget-friendly – at least not to me at this moment – they’re definitely swoon-worthy an  worth setting a goal for. Check them out, and share your thoughts with me! XO

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TGIF everyone,

I’m going to start this post off by saying thank you for supporting the brands that support Hypnoz Glam! 

 

If you love blazers and don’t own any Ankara blazer yet, you’re slacking and missing out. Big time! Go ahead and do yourself a favor and get one right now! Well, after you’re done sifting through this post. Thank me later. I will leave the link to where to order below in order for you to shop at your ease .

I own a few Ankara blazers, and this got to be one of my all-time favorite! The prints are bold and gorgeous and the color is perfect for Spring and Summer. And if you ask me, I think these prints and color are even perfect for the colder season as well.

Gone are the days when we think Winter and Fall call for earth tone hues, and that brighter colors are solely for warmer seasons. I say go with whatever color that makes you happy! There are no absolute set rules here. For someone who lives in Minnesota, does that mean I get to be and look happy and jolly only 3 months a year!?

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”The design! One captivating thing about this blazer is the unique and chic design. Now I have to admit that these photos do not do justice to this blazer’s sleek and unique design which features an asymmetric zipper closing all the way up in a mock neck style; but here’s to give you an idea of what the blazer looks like if you chose to close the zipper as opposed to how I styled it.

I know I will get a lot of use out of this blazer and I can’t wait to make other apparitions in this ankara blazer and maybe styled with the zipper closed. It’s a versatile beautiful piece that can be dress up or down. The options are endless, whether you chose to add a pencil skirt or trousers for that office chic look, or a pair of jeans for a more relax look. For a night out, you can style this blazer over a nice little black dress as I did here and here.

Nomose Couture has so many great Ankara clothes that you’d love to check out, they are so stylish and trendy. In fact, I have more of their pieces coming on the blog.

This is an effortless chic look that I put together for a Sunday brunch with my family and a couple other friends. The black capri jeans was my way to tone down the look a bit as I was going for a casual chic look.

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Don’t you love these striped/florals heels? I’m loving them so much lately and I can’t complain because they are fairly comfortable too. I’ve styled the all florals version of these shoes here and I always get tons of compliments when I wear them. Yes, they’re certainly going to make their way on the blog on a few more occasions. Don’t judge. Lol

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Well, friends. I hope you love what I’m serving you today on the blog; and if you do, please leave me a comment. I love reading them and appreciate you for taking time and commenting.

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Oh and my friends at Nomose Couture are giving all my readers a nice discount. How nice! Just use code “Hypnozglam” at checkout to get 10% off your orders.

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As always, thanks for visiting and cheers to a fabulous weekend. Bisous!

 

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Another day to be grateful for, beauties! I hope you, mothers, had the most joyful celebration for the amazing job you do. When I say I’m blessed with the most amazing people, people that I call family, it’s a total understatement. God has truly blessed me with the most caring, loving and beautiful daughters and an awesomely awesome (pun intended) and thoughtful husband. They always say that as far as they’re concern, Mother’s Day is an everyday celebration, but they never fail to make me feel extra special on Mothers Day Sundays; and this Mothers Day, well, they’ve outdone themselves… again!

If you love prints maxi skirts, you will probably fall in love with this one. It was a birthday gift that my darling husband surprised me with, with the help and complicity of Eva (Dakrol), the awesome and creative talent behind the design. I will spare you the behind-the-scene details, but it truly is a gorgeous custom-made skirt. I love the beautiful prints, the fullness and the rich texture of the fabric. Plus, it has pockets! Yes, I had to tell anyone that complimented me on the skirt that it has pockets… Not that it has anything to do with why I love this skirt, but yes, this beautiful prints maxi skirt has two deep pockets!!! 🙂 

When I first put this look together, for a special event, I thought it wasn’t a very good idea to wear a full length and oversized maxi skirt at this moment, since (here you have it) I’ve been struggling to lose the few pounds I’ve gained in a short period of time due to some personal conditions. I thought the skirt made me look wider than I already am. Being a fashion blogger or influencer,  you often feel like you’d be judged if you look or dress certain ways. I will be transparent and say that those type of feelings made me want to refrain from posting outfits posts ( See my other mention here) until I feel comfortable to do so again, but I digress… We all have our down moments and our time of vulnerability, but I’m glad I regained reason and “confidence” to be unapologetically me no matter the situations or changes I’m going through in life. 

Here ‘s to a fabulous week! I hope you like today’s post and look.

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Love this style? See HERE for another African Prints Skirt and HERE for a caftan look. 

 Thanks so much for visiting!

Love + Light,

Edwige

Outfit details: – Top  & Clutch: WHBM I Skirt: Dakrol Creation I Shoes: Just Fab I Fascinator: Local Shop I Belt (Old) cache I  Necklace: Macy’s 

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