beutiful-maxi-dress-and-hatTGIF friends,

When I think maxi dresses, I think summer staples. They are simply perfect for all kinds of summer occasions; and they quickly became my wardrobe workhorse in the Summer. Need to run to the store? I reach out for a maxi. Need to grab a cup coffee or tea, I trow on a maxi. A quick trip to the bank, I run to my maxi dress. A night out with the girls, I dress up my maxi. Well, you get the idea! Maxi dresses can be dressed up or down for any and every occasion. And you know what? I’m not ready to pack up my maxi dresses just yet, just because fall is around the corner. By adding fall layers, I think my favorite summer maxis can become fall staples as well. Can you imagine adding a denim jacket to this prAna Maxi dress I’m wearing here? I think it will be a win! 

fabulous-and-versatile-maxi-dressprAna offers such cute, versatile, and amazing clothes; and what’s even more amazing is that they were designed for everyone with different lifestyles in mind. From outdoor activities collections to work-related looks or gym gears, there’s something for everyone!

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hat The Cali Maxi dress, which I’m wearing here also comes in many different pretty colors. The dress has an interior shelf bra with removable cups. While I think that’s a great feature as you wouldn’t need to wear a bra underneath, that was the actual downfall for me personally, being top-heavy. I would recommend going a size up if you fall under this category.

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hatThe dress is currently on sale for half the price and you get an additional 15% OFF if you use the special code “S17BLET” at check out. Don’t miss out on this great deal! 😉 This oversized/weekender bag is also from prAna. I initially didn’t plan on styling the bag and the dress together, but it worked out just fine, so I went for it.

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hatThis bag is huge. I couldn’t believe how many things I could stuff in there when I used it for an out of town weekend, and later on for picnic needs a few weeks ago. It’s very practical and fit the multipurpose go-to use. Furthermore, it’s being made with excellent quality! 😉 

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hatprAna clothes are not only designed to be a “wear anywhere”, but they are also created to be fashionable, comfortable, and versatile. My favorite bonus with their items is that they are eco-friendly. The Cali Maxi Dress, for instance, is made in organic cotton! PrAna pieces are made either in organic cotton or hemp.

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hatIn case you don’t know, Hemp is a wonderful, sustainable and eco-friendly product; and this video will tell you why. Additionally, a lot of them also use recycled materials. So, planet-friendly is a big deal to the company.

beutiful-maxi-dress-and-hatWhen a company not only cares about people and the environment, but also prioritizes giving back to communities all over the world, that’s just amazing! 

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hatAre you dying yet to know what’s going on with my hair? Well, I’m chanelling my inner Beyonce LOL.  I had this style on for about two weeks and it has been a love and hate story. HA! 😀 

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hatSince everyone else but me thought the color looks great on me, I had to find a way to actually love it, so whenever I’m going out I would add a hat. Until just one day when I didn’t wear one and everybody and their grandmas had to comment on how beautiful I look. Ironic right? LOL.

Summer-maxi-dress-and-hatI do think by adding the hat to the dress, it gives a cool and summery vibe that I like. Like I mentioned above, this is such a versatile dress, and the styling options are endless. It just depends on how you want to feel and the vibe you want to exude.

maxi-dress-lookYou’ll find more versatile and cute pieces such as this dress, sport gears, accessories, and much more on prAna.com; and while you’re there use the special discount code “S17BLET” to receive 15% OFF your entire purchase.

What do you think of today’s post? As always, I love hearing your thoughts and reading your comments.

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Dress & Bag: c/o prAna. Use code: “S17BLET” for 15% OFF | Hat: Target | Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger 

Thank you for reading; and don’t be a stranger! 🙂

Love,

Edwige

***This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The bLink Marketing Network and prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Hello everyone! Hello August!

It’s unreal how time is flying by and how in the midst of all the busyness, we still manage to do what needs to be done, at least to the best of our abilities. Some days may be easier or better than others, but at the end of the day, we can only do so much, right?

My blog has turned 3 yesterday, and when I was sitting there reflecting on my journey as a blogger, influencer and entrepreneur, I couldn’t help it but compare myself to some of the successful bloggers out there, and what I haven’t accomplished in 3 years, instead of what I have accomplished... The huge followings, that life-changing opportunity, the amazing features etc… And then I had to remind myself that ‘comparison is the thief of joy’ and I started seeing the glass NOT empty NOR half full BUT rather refillable. 

Honestly, 3 years of blogging have made a difference in my life! I’m grateful for it all, and I’m staying in faith for even better days ahead. For everything this journey has thought and given me: The friendship and connections, the learning experience, the amazing opportunities and collaborations, the love and support; I’m just grateful for it all, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me. Thanks to you all for your readership, your comments and supports. I appreciate it all and know that I do not take them for granted! 🙂 If you have any suggestions at all, what you’d like to see more on the blog, or any collaboration idea you may have in mind, let me know in the comments session or send me a message. I will take them into serious consideration. 🙂 

Well, happy blog-anniversary to me! 🙂 I will leave you all today with a recap of my July’s outfit posts. I hope you like them.

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FULL POST HERE

SUMMER-CUTE-LOOKFULL POST HERE

Inspiration-Post-comfort-zoneFULL POST HERE

Oversized-asymmetric-yellow-dressFULL POST HERE

Here you have it… Do you have a favorite?  Do let me know. Thank you for reading and may the month of August be good to you.

Love, 

Edwige 

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Happy Wednesday beauties,

Do you remember when I share my excitement here about the Victoria Beckham collections for Target? Read all about it HERE! Well, this Summer Style Short Dress is a piece of the women collections.

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This little dress right here is one of my favorite from the whole collection. The color is so vibrant, and I think the scallops details on the top part of the dress is ultra-cute. 

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The flounce hem gives a bit of femininity and shape to the dress, which I think could have be maybe boxy if it wasn’t for that detail.

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I was amazed by the fit and quality of this short summer dress designed by the Queen of Posh. I think she did an incredible job, making her collections very affordable and attainable to the rest of us! 

This summer chic dress has become one of my favorite and I can’t believe how many compliments I’ve received every time I wear it.

The best part is when I tell people I got it at Target, I would see their jaws completely dropping. Lol – Unfortunately, the last time I checked, it looked like the collection was totally sold out or unavailable. 

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I’m just glad I was able to get my hands on a few of my top picks before they were gone!

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Believe me, I could’ve made a “Haul” post or Youtube video out of them. Lol! Well, you will definitely see more of this collection here on the blog. Stay tuned! 🙂 

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For this look, I kept the accessories to a minimal and let the little summer dress speaks for itself. 

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My new favorite prints shoes were perfect on the dress. I think I’m loving these heels a little too much, but hey who can blame me? 🙂 You can get similar ones here

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Well, I hope you love this look as much as I do. I can’t wait to share the other pieces of the Victoria Bechkam Collection with you!

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If you were lucky enough to get yourself a piece (or a few) of this collection before it was sold out, I would like to know what you think about it. As you can tell, I’m here for it! 🙂

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Thank you for reading and have a fantastic day!

Love, 

Edwige 

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denim-and-justfab-button-downTGIF everyone!

Here’s to another week-days-end; and I’m grateful and happy for currently spending much needed fun time with my best friend and the celebrating of her birthday coming tomorrow. Our “us-time” started yesterday without the kids and our husbands. If you follow me on instagram , (I think you should 🙂 ) you can see some of our pampering moments on my insta-stories. What are you guys up to?

Today’s look is a simple, casual and relax “ballade au park” look, for a summer evening. The jacket is lightweight and I already see it on repeat especially in the Fall. 

Off I go to more fun! 🙂 

I love how the sun rays are playing on my legs… 😀

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Jacket: c/o Just Fab | Shorts: Macy’s| Top: WHBM | Shoes: Target| Purse: UnikElegance

Cheers to a fabulous weekend,

Edwige

 

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Oversized-asymmetric-yellow-dressYellow there beauties. 🙂

There was a time where you couldn’t have paid me to wear an oversized or baggy dress to go out!

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They just weren’t my style and I didn’t think of them as really flattering or polished.

Dress: c/o Universal Standard | Heels: Also seen here: Love these and these | Purse : Similar | Necklace Similar | Sunglasses: Similar | Belt: Similar 

The rare times you would see me in baggy clothes would be when I’m lounging in the comfort of my own home or in my night gowns. 🙂

However, lately I’m surprisedly seeing myself, considering oversized or really loose-fit dresses or tops when I’m shopping.

Oversized-asymmetric-yellow-dressI would like to think it’s because I’m being more open to the idea of playing around different styles and fits, taking some risks and stepping more often out of my comfort zone while remaining true to myself.

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Well, ladies I think those days when I hated really loose-fit dresses are officially over!

Oversized-yellow-dressI haven’t only found the most beautiful and comfortable oversized dress to date, but I found it in yellow… with Universal Standard

Asymmetric-Geneva-yellow-dressAnd If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you probably know that, over the years, yellow has become one my favorite colors, especially in the Summer. (Check out this yellow dress I sported here

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Choosing a piece from Universal Standard website was a tough call… In a good way of course!

Universal-standard-Geneva-dress They have clean, define, and minimal styles. If you don’t know, Universal Standard is a modern and elevated essentials clothing brand for women sizes 10-28.

Still undecided and/or uncomfortable with selecting your (plus) size? No worries! They do an amazing job helping with sizing on their website.

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The company prides itself in setting the standard in a way that women do not have to limit their style and choices anymore because of their body size.

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Inaguarbly, Universal Standard has to be one of the few clothing companies who consistently cater to women sizes 10 to 28.

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For me, it was the perfect timing discovering and trying out this company. I’m at this point in my life where I needed to venture a little more in brands that offers pieces that are not only comfortable and stylish, but pieces that also fit all my curves in the right places. 🙂 

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Well, thanks to Universal Standard, this experience was possible and It was love at first sight when my package was delivered to me!

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I first fell in love with the white, neat and minimalist packaging and then I couldn’t resist the delicate and soft feel of the clothes I picked.

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Undeniably high quality garments without compromising size or style.

Oversized-asymmetric-yellow-dressFor someone who usually or always  would stay away from oversized or baggy clothes, I was pleasantly surprised seeing myself falling in love with this dress.

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The color is just perfect and the material is so soft and comfortable and has just the right amount of stretch to it!

The overall feel to touch is amazing and for the first time ever, I really did fall in love with such a loose-fit dress. 

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For this occasion, (brunch after church with the family) I styled my new asymmetric yellow crew neck dress with a black belt to cinch my waist for a more define and dressier look.

I opted for these striped sandals to elevate the whole look a notch without taking away the free-spirit vibe that I got from the dress. 

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I can’t tell you how many times I was complimented and had to jot down where I got the dress, but what I can tell you is that I felt very beautiful, confident and magical in this dress; so much that I had to wear it to a barbecue later on in the same day.

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Ever wore a dress and felt so good and fabulous you don’t want to take it off? Yep, that exact feeling! And I bet it’s no surprise to you that I’m already contemplating getting the Geneva dress in all colors!

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… And when I do, rest assure that I will share with you guys how I style them; but in the meantime, I want you all to stay tuned, because I have one more piece from Universal Standard that I can’t wait to share with you! 

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So, what do you think? is this a yes or a no for you? And if you’d like me to share with you how I styled this same dress in the same day for a casual outing, comment below and I will do just that. As always thank you for visiting me and have a great start to the new week! 

Love and light, 

Edwige 

**This post is sponsored by Universal Standard. All opinions are 100% mine.**

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Dress: c/o Universal Standard | Heels: Also seen here: Love these and these | Purse : Similar | Necklace Similar | Sunglasses: Similar | Belt: Similar 

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