Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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Casual floral dress

As I was sitting in my car at 10:40 p.m. attempting to plan out my blog schedule for the week {lol, it is a real thing.. Blogging ain’t no joke.}, I was remembering a CRAZY moment from yesterday that scared the you know what out of me.

As I was cleaning my closet {because it is always a hot mess}, I hear my son, Gideon, running in my room while screaming and crying “He’s got a gun!!! He’s got a gun!!”. The look of terror was written all over his face. My heart sank not knowing what to do, but I calmly asked him “who are talking about, what are you talking about??” Gosh, in my head, I’m thinking that if he {whoever this might be} had a gun, we should all be dead by now. Mike goes in the living room to check out who he might be referring to, AND it’s the shadow of the UPS delivery man through our front door with the signing thingamajig in his hand. Ahhhh, I wanted to scream!!! I just had a heart attack, and it’s just the UPS man delivering me a package. Sheesh. This incident clearly reminded me that when fear takes over we SERIOUSLY do not see clearly. When fear takes over, we don’t make rational decisions.

Bottom line is that we should always be aware of what is going on around us, BUT we shouldn’t let the fear of the unknown, fear of harm, fear of man to direct us and to be our compass. Because, fear will mislead you.

“F.E.A.R. has two meanings: forget everything and run or face everything and rise. Choice is yours.”

Question: What if we invest our entire life into being controlled by fears?? What if we invest our entire life into something that doesn’t really matter or that isn’t even reality??

Eeek!! These are just my thoughts, but I wholeheartedly want to be my guided by my Creator. He has to be my compass. I don’t want to be robbed of life, a beautiful life because of fear. The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times to remind us daily to be fearless.

“Danger is real; Fear isn’t real. Fear is a choice and is a product of the thoughts that you created or believed to be true.”

Anywho, this is just a little glimpse into the late night heart evaluations that take place in my world.

 

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I’m also sharing with you a cute summer dress that I absolutely love, and it is selling out quick. It’s under $25 #holla and is so flattering. I love pairing dresses with a denim jacket and cute sandals. I have to admit that mustard isn’t my favorite color on my skin, but when you add that cobalt, I’m swooning. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I appreciate each one of you.

 

xoxo,
Angelle

 

Comments

  • Angelle! What a great post and message about fear and how to face it! You are right – if we are guided in all things by Him, we have no reason to fear, but only to rise up!!! What a great reminder and encouragement… and that is so funny because I have been pondering this topic lately :), so thank you! As for this look – absolutely gorgeous my friend! Love the print and how you styled it with denim and those lace up heels! You are stunning always girlie!
    XX,
    Heather
    http://www.alittlecasual.com

    June 29, 2016
  • That dress is too cute, and I love how you styled it!!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

    June 29, 2016
  • Love the message about fear! Its so true! BTW you also look super amazing!
    xoxo
    Sarah
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    June 29, 2016
  • Loving the dress and yess blogging is no joke and has a lot of stress involved but keep it up girl xx
    toby
    http://www.poshandspicy.com

    June 29, 2016
  • Love this message, it’s really what I needed to read today! Thank you for that 🙂 And you look beautiful in that dress!

    June 29, 2016
  • Lauren
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    Love this look! Cobalt and mustard have been everywhere and I may just have to invest in this one. Gorgeous!

    -Lauren
    http://www.ivorytowerchic.com

    June 29, 2016
  • Oh my gosh my heart dropped to the floor when I read the beginning…phew! Loved the quote you shared on fear 🙂

    You look fabulous as usual my dear, these colours are working so well for ya!! <3

    Gunjan | http://www.songbirdechoes.com

    June 29, 2016
  • Goodness, I do not think you can be any cuter!! Love this dress and love the way you styled it! Xo, Roselyn

    June 29, 2016
  • Love the whole look!
    xo
    Lee Anne

    June 29, 2016
  • Such a great post! Fear is so real and sometimes hard to ignore, but I’m a strong believer in that nothing will change or become better if you don’t face your fears! That being said, good for your for staying so calm in that situation. I can’t imagine how you must have felt. Anyways, you look gorgeous in this dress and I am loving the blue and yellow color combo!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    June 29, 2016
  • Adorable dress! And loving the ombre!

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

    June 29, 2016
  • I am loving all of this right now! Those shoes are amazing and the denim jacket is so practical, I love it cinched around the waist of this dress. Enjoy the rest of your week! xo, Stephanie

    June 29, 2016
  • OMG, the UPS guy?!!! Haha! That’s amazing!! Yes, danger and fear are real things and I absolutely loved that you shared this experience. You look great! Love that top so much!!!! xo

    June 29, 2016
  • I love the colors of this dress. I’m really digging floral lately – which I never thought I would say. The strappy sandals look really great with this dress as well 🙂 LOVE

    June 29, 2016
  • This is so scary/ funny! What a cutie! I love how you turned it into a positive message though. You always look so amazing in everything you wear! Love it xoxo

    June 30, 2016
  • This is beautiful! You look so pretty!

    June 30, 2016
  • Ashley
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    Such a cute look! I am in love with that dress! Can’t believe it’s under $25!

    xo Ashley

    June 30, 2016
  • Oh man, that would’ve scared the crap out of me for sure!!! Glad it was just UPS! You look amazing in this dress babe! I am loving the shoot location as well!! XOXO

    June 30, 2016
  • My heart sunk to my gut reading this! I’m so glad it was nothing but the UPS! Man oh man. PS Your dress is SO cute! You look darling!

    June 30, 2016
  • Tamara
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    I have the top version of this dress and I get so many compliments on it! Aren’t the colors and print so gorgeous?! I really like the dress version too, I might have to go buy it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    June 30, 2016
  • LOVE that dress and those shoes! So pretty!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    June 30, 2016
  • Ahhh I almost bought this dress the other day! Now I really have to get it! I love the way it goes with that jean jacket. So cute.

    June 30, 2016
  • Face Everything And Rise… Seems to be what you did. Thanks for sharing, you look stunning! Your shades are really FUN.

    June 30, 2016
  • This is SO cute! I love those sunglasses, too!

    http://www.girlnextscore.com

    June 30, 2016
  • I love that dress, Such a great colour and length

    http://xoxobella.com

    July 1, 2016
  • I love this! So, so true. (And ps – you look gorgeous! As always).

    July 1, 2016
  • I just love your blog and your message. I always say that I work based on fear. It’s terrible because it holds you back. You look so pretty as well in the dress 🙂

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

    July 1, 2016
  • Your dress is so cute – love how you styled it!

    Lauren
    http://www.anexplorersheart.com

    July 1, 2016
  • Wow that a scary moment and glimpse into what could have been. I love that your post is so real and the message within the outfit post. I love this print and am obsessed with that distressed denim jacket. I’ve been looking for a good denim jacket for a while.
    Christine | http://dailykongfidence.com

    July 4, 2016
  • This is such a great post!!! Not only do you look faaaaabulous, but your thoughts on fear are killer (no pun intended with the gun scare 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    July 5, 2016
  • Lisa
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    BEAUTIFUL dress! Love a good floral dress!

    Lisa
    http://www.theeverydayelevated.com

    July 7, 2016

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