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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3 ways to style a basic button down

3 ways to style a basic button down

There are many reasons why I love the basic button down shirt and so many reasons why I despise them too. Let me share the two main reasons why I dislike them: they aren’t flattering, and the buttons will pop open unannounced if you have boobs. Does this only happen to me at the most awkward moments?!?! Gosh, it is so embarrassing. But, the good far outweighs the bad when it comes to styling a basic button down shirt.

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So, let me move onto the one positive reason why I love button down shirts. That reason is that you can rock them multiple ways no matter what your style may be. They aren’t just for the preps.

3 ways to style a basic button down:

layer it with a jacket like this one designed by Reese Witherspoon (this particular jacket is part of her spring launch for her Draper James lifestyle brand), layer it with a sweater, layer it with a statement necklace like this pink Rivulet from Purple Peridot

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One of my kids arrived home from school today and was so excited to let us know something positive that they did. The gist of the story is that they told a classmate that the seat work wouldn’t be as difficult as they were making it out to be if they would just stop whining and stop being negative. That friend didn’t like the challenge, but guess what, they didn’t whine or utter another negative word.

“A positive attitude may not solve every problem, BUT it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.”

There is this old skit from Mad TV that is called Stop It. It is hilarious, but it carries so much truth. We may need a few people around us that tells us “STOP IT”. Just think, we would definitely have more energy, more friendships, and  most importantly, we would have the opportunity to mark other’s lives with our words of life and encouragement.

“Words could never adequately convey the incredible impact of our ATTITUDES toward life. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it.”

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So, the moral of this story is that we can’t control the things that happen to us, but we can control we respond to it… stay positive. Enough pep talk for today. Just remember that anyone can rock a button down shirt.

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  • I love the stripes! I like wearing mine with skinny jeans or leggings!

    January 27, 2017
  • sarah lindner

    I love how you styled the stripes! I can never style them! I will have to save this article for next time 🙂

    Sarah Lindner

    January 27, 2017
  • Love this look! Seriously. Your style is my absolute FAVORITE! The pop of coral is amazing! Gorgeous.

    xo, Amanda |

    January 27, 2017
  • I love the classic look of a button down, and you’ve styled it so beautifully here! Love.

    Lee Anne

    January 27, 2017
  • Anna English

    That button down is classic and I love how you layered it!

    January 27, 2017
  • monic

    Darling Outfit!


    January 27, 2017
  • Jamie Beckham

    Loving that button up, and how you styled it!
    So many cute accessories.

    xx, Jamie

    January 27, 2017
  • I absolutely love your outfit! Such classic style. I too am a firm believer that with any event that 10% is the event and 90% your reaction to it. I smiled when I read this because I have been saying this very thing to myself for a very long time.

    January 27, 2017
  • Love your entire outfit! Including your makeup too! Stunning.

    January 27, 2017
  • I love the necklace that you paired with this button down!!! So cute !!

    January 27, 2017
  • Kristina

    So cute! I love the classic look of the button down with that trench!

    xo, Kristina

    January 28, 2017
  • Nikki

    Okay, I love love love this whole outfit! I need those jeans in my life! Also, is that pink stone necklace linked somewhere? I didn’t see it, but definitely could have missed it! I have a blue on just like it that I LOVE, and the pink/coral is so cute!

    XOXO, Nikki |

    January 29, 2017
  • Mollie

    This look is seriously SO chic!! I want to wear a version of this everyday!!

    xx Mollie

    January 30, 2017
  • Maggie

    Love love love this look!! And your coat is fantastic!

    January 30, 2017
  • What a classic piece and great ways to style it! loved it!!!

    January 30, 2017
  • What a classic top! I love the pop of color you added with the necklace.

    Amanda ||

    January 30, 2017
  • Beautiful photography! I love the classic look of the button down top and you put a great modern spin on it 🙂

    Gennifer Rose |

    January 31, 2017

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