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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!

 

BLAZER: c/o Nomose Couture; On sale and take an extra 10% off when use code “Hypnozglam”| TOP: T.J. Maxx | JEANS: Macy’s | BAG: Bebe | HEELS: Just Fab |  SHADES: Betsey Johnson  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Happy Humpday beauties!

Have you already heard of the Nigeria-born designer of BFYNE SWIMWEAR? Well, if you haven’t, here you go! The incredible swimwear concept of this designer has nothing close to ordinary! From bold prints and impressive design to extraordinary location shooting (Cairo, Egypt), this creative Nigerian had me in admiration and I’m sure you too can relate. And if beside all the things I mentioned above, you happen to notice how gorgeous and glowing the models are, again, we’re in the same boat! Truly beautiful pieces on stunning #MelaninOnFleek beauties. – Take a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think. XOXO 

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In a previous post HERE, I waxed poetic on the subject of dream killers, and quickly covered the reasons behind some of the different types of dream killers. I mainly pointed out the “external” dream killers and a simple way to overcome them and move on with our vision… Need a quick reminder? You will find (below) an extract from the article on the Dream killers shared with you a few days ago.

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“So what if you encounter any of these so-called dream killers?
Just put your blinders on. Let them judge and say whatever they want, but don’t argue. Don’t try to convince them, because you will never succeed. Let it go in one ear and out the other. Your best revenge is to get to work, doing what your heart, dreams, and mind are set on! Let your actions speak louder than your words.”

See, that’s actually the easy part when dealing with dream killers… Anything we can see in the “physical” world, we can pretty much fight and vanquish. It’s not as easy though, when it comes to that inner voice that tells you in a very quiet yet resounding tone that “You cannot do it”. That inner voice that asks you: “What if you fail?” That inner voice that always tries to convince you that “So and so tried and failed; what makes you think that YOU can!?” – That same resounding inner voice that makes you believe that “It’s getting so tough… Are you really cut out for this!?”

Yes, our number one and most dangerous dream killer is ourself; more specifically, our thoughts. The negative and most doubtful ones! The ones that play the most frequently and the loudest in our mind and that are easily fueled by the discouraging words and actions of the naysayers…

Let’s face it, the tumultuous times, just like the negative and defeating thoughts are going to come at one point; especially when the going gets tough, when business slows down, or simply when we get rejections… This is the very moment to safeguard your mind! Only feed your mind positive, encouraging, and empowering thoughts! And do this especially when you’re by yourself… You know what they say, “when you’re with others, watch your words, but when you’re by yourself, watch your thoughts!”.

Many would agree that the overflowing thoughts we have just relate to the importance of the endeavor we’re taking on. However, this process should be a balance of both positive and negative thoughts… the Pro & Con though process… the “hope for the best and plan for the worst” thought process. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, the negative ones play the loudest and overpower the positive ones.

However, as far as I’m concerned, the solution is quite simple. The same way we would beat the external dream killers (by changing their negative words and actions into fuel and motivation), we need to change our mindset so that the negative thoughts are sent automatically to the back of our mind. The positive, encouraging, and empowering ones have to always come up on top. “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything!”

Let’s change our mind, so we can progress past our inner dream killers… and accomplish great things!

Let’s change our minds to “I’m well able”, “All I set out to do, I can and will do!”, “No one can understand my vision as much as me or better than me!”, “I am my greatest asset!”, “This is my dream; I believe it and I’ll see it to fruition!”

Inhale confidence… Exhale doubt! Think like a winner! BE A WINNER!

“The reflection you see in the mirror is an image and a reflection of God. Remember who you are! if you ever need assurance of who you are or what you are made of, go and look in the mirror!”

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Happy Friday, beauties!

We just made it to the end of the first week of May! Yay! Even though we’ve been getting a lot of rain lately, which haven’t made blog photo shoot easy for me, that’s not the only reason why I haven’t been really consistent with my outfit posts lately! To be honest with you, there’s another reason for that which I’m planning on sharing it with you guys some time soon… And that’s if I don’t change my mind before then. Lol.

Today’s outfit was shot a few weeks ago, when I wore it to church. Caftan – or “boubou” In my native language – has been my church-uniform lately. What I like most about caftan or this kind of prints maxi dresses is how comfortable they usually are and just an easy piece to throw on and go on about your day. They’re perfect for lounging and casual outing but you can dress them up as well for any special occasion. When I have nothing to wear aka when nothing fits me anymore, (a girl’s worst nightmare! Ugh!) they are my go-tos. 🙂  Are you a fan of this prints/caftan dress? Let me know. Off I go!

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Dress: (Old – Custom-made)

Clutch: Dakrol (Facebook)

Matching Necklace and Bracelet: Dakrol (Facebook)

Second bracelet & matching ring: WHBM

Shoes: Aldo

I appreciate you for stopping by! Thank you and have a fabulous weekend!

Love, 

Edwige

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