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Hello beauties,

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re getting ready for Christmas. I have to confess that I haven’t done any Christmas decoration yet. I have been extremely busy with work and projects on which I need to meet certain deadlines. I’m not really complaining, but the kids are eager to see at least the Christmas tree up, but mom won’t let them feel the magic of the season… just yet lol.

Since our family’s tradition is to have everyone involve in the decoration, I need to make this happen sometime soon. The plan is to make it all happen this weekend and I’m crossing my fingers. HA!

Anyways, I’m back with another #ootd: A turtleneck short sleeves top with some comfortable grey slacks I scored at Target a few weeks ago. This simple basic look can take you from the office to dinner with the girlfriends or from brunch to a get-together with friends or family. Sometimes, with such cozy yet not too cold weather, all you need is a nice and comfortable top or sweater and a pair of your favorite jeans or slacks to go on with your day. If needed at all, throw on a cute little cozy jacket to keep warm. Believe it or not, Mother nature is being extremely nice to us here, in the midwest, and I’m not really complaining. Who would, right!?

Well, I hope you like today’s outfit post, but before I sign off, I would like to leave you with a thought to ponder : When you feel as though you have nothing to give, you can always offer your gratitude. 

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Thank you for stopping by; and make it a great day! 

Lots of love, 

Edwige 

 

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Top-black-minneapolis-bloggerHappy Monday beauties, 

It’s been a minute, but I’m back doing what I love. These last few weeks have been extremely busy and eventful, good and bad; joyous and sad… but I’m grateful for it all!  I can’t believe we only have 4 days left in November. Well, let finish the month strong. Meanwhile, mother nature has been kind to us here. When you’re still enjoying 50 degrees somedays in the winter, in the midwest, you don’t have to worry about global warming or anything. You just, take it all in and wait for the “bad” days to come and equally embrace them.

However, as a true Minnesotan, I know better to layer up, even when the weather seems nice; especially when it’s windy as it tends to be. Thanks to my wrap ponchos as seen in this outfit post, I can stay warm without burning out. My over-the-knee boots are also appropriate in this weather; and these suede-like burgundy boots from Just Fab are stunners. 

Who doesn’t like to be bundled up in style? And for a more defined look, add an obi belt to your wrap poncho and voila. 

Let me know what you think of today’s Fall/Winter look! XO

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Poncho : Try this| Skirt: Try this | Boots: c/o JustFab | Try these, love these too | Purse: Try this  Love this one! Sweater: Try this| Earrings|

 

Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful day! 

XO, 

Edwige 

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Hello beauties, and happy Monday!

I have been living in these leatherette pants from Universal Standard because they’re amazingly comfortable and go well with every top or sweater in my closet. The supple leatherette front and soft ponte back make a stylish and alluring look and hug my curves at the right place. The band at the waist makes it even more comfortable. Definitely a great addition to my closet! If you can’t really deal with leather pants, these might be worth trying. I love that the back is ponte, because that allows more versatile looks. Pair them up with stilettos, boots, or flats… you just can’t go wrong! 

Cold season usually calls for cozy and comfortable looks and this easy style definitely is one cozy look, even with my high heels on. I thought it was cute pairing these ultra-comfortable pants with my ultra-comfortable faux-leather pocket sweater from l’Effet Glamour. Totally fun and appropriate for the weather. What do you think?

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Pants: C/O Universal Standard | Sweater: HERE | Shoes: Similar  Love these| Hat: Similar or here| Clutch: Try this | Necklace: Similar | Sunglasses: Try these 

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for visiting and have a fantastic new week! 

Love and light, 

Edwige 

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Hello beauties, and happy Tuesday!

If this top isn’t perfection, I don’t know what is! From the bright, cheerful and unique prints to the statement sleeves and the peplum detail, I can’t tell you enough how classy and beautiful this bold top is in person!!!

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Style it with some slacks or a pencil midi skirt for the office or church; show it off with a flirty and fun mini skirt for a playful yet classy look or wear a collared shirt underneath for a more conservative yet chic look, and also appropriate for the cold weather. Definitely a wardrobe staple for all seasons.

top-fashion-bloggerAs you can tell there are so many stylish ways you can pull this Ankara blouse; the options are endless and I’m leaving it up to you to decide which route you would take when you get it. Or wouldn’t you? You know, you cannot afford not to. Lol! Hit Nomose up and she’ll hook you up! 😉 ; and because she’s really kind, she is giving all my readers 10% off their total order! Just tell her I sent you or use the special code: “HYPNOZGLAM” at checkout. 

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However you choose to style this elegancia beauty, you just can’t go wrong with it. The top comes with a matching teal waist stash, but for this look, I went with a black belt for an even bolder approach! 

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you probably know that I love statement pieces (or statement sleeves), and believe me, this deep V-neck top will definitely be on repeat on the blog; But for now, allow me to show some legs while I still can, as it’s starting to freeze up here in the midwest… And oh! Isn’t this colorful mini skirt so cute?

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It was actually part of my Victoria Beckham for Target‘s Haul a few months ago! I think that was my biggest haul this past Summer and trust me, I still have a few items left to be styled. – Click here, here , here , and here to check out some of the “VBFT” pieces that I have already shared here on the blog – 

Well, that’s it for today, friends! I hope you enjoyed this post, and love this look as much as I do. Let me know in the comment session below what you think 😉

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Top: Nomose Couture. Use code: “HYPNOZGLAM” for 10% off | Skirt: VBFT (Sold out) Similar | Love this one! Clutch (old) Try this affordable one  | Velvet Shoes : Similar | Black Belt: Similar | Neckpiece : HERE

Thank you for stopping! 

Lots of Love,

XOXO, 

Edwige 

 

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Hello and happy new month, friends!

I Just can’t wrap my head around the fact that the year is closing to its end! To be honest with you, each and every month that has passed feels to me like it was just yesterday. The year has flown by so fast and there seemed to be a lot going on. I’ve got really busy with life, celebrated some good moments; and I can only be grateful for it all. October was my birthday month (read the dedicated post about it HERE) and I also got to celebrate two of my favorite people: my mom and my baby girl. They were both born on the same date (over half a century apart 🙂 ); and it’s such a special day for us. I shared a few pictures of my little diva on instagram… If you’re not following me there yet, you oughtta now! 🙂 

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Well, today’s post is a little recap of my style “escapades” this past month, but I also want to share with you  a word of wisdom. As we’re stepping into this month of November and getting closer and closer to a new year; remember that even though you can’t go back and make a brand new start, you can start now and make a brand new ending.

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Don’t just focus on what can’t be done, what you can’t afford, or what you can’t do! Change your focus to what you CAN do, what resources you have, and what step you CAN take to move forward. This is as much of a “note to self” as a whisper of motivation. Admittedly, I’ve had to learn this the hard way a few times over in my life; and that is something I’m working on bettering myself at.

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Everything doesn’t have to be perfect. You just need to start and you can better yourself up along the way. I’ve wasted a few years in overthinking and overanalyzing goals and projects that could have seen the light of day already, and who knows where it would have taken me or maybe become that “big new thing” today… 😀 Am I regretting it? No, simply because it won’t change anything… and the show must go on. Or maybe it just wasn’t God’s timing. Am I planning on taking more actions and stop overanalyzing things and waiting on everything to be perfect before I make my moves? Definitely yes!

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Wanting it, is not enough. Dreaming about it is not enough. Talking about it is most certainly not enough. Only actions will propel you forward! It’s the one commonality across the lives of legends, game-changers, and movers and shakers. They decided, then they acted!

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Where you are today is probably not a “coup du hasard” like we say in French, but where you want to be tomorrow can definitely be a perfectly calculated equation!

Together, let’s take actions toward our goals!

I hope this new month brings you lots of love and light!

XOXO

Edwige 

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