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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bell sleeve plum dress for fall

 I’m currently over the summer heat. Fall weather, could you please come early?!?
Well, I have started to rock the booties in celebration of its arrival. I couldn’t help but add some bell sleeves to my wardrobe. I am currently obsessed. You will definitely see more of the bell sleeves throughout the fall. This beautiful dress is the perfect shade of plum. It comes in a few other colors too.

Fall trend bell sleeves

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Moving onto more important matters:
living a life un-offended. Is there such an accomplishment?!? Let’s just say that this is a bigger struggle for many of us even if you would like to admit it or not. In Luke, it says “It is impossible that no offense should come.”

Well, this week, I was SO tempted to let my heart carry an offense against this darlin’ human being that is closest to my soul. Before I tell you the story, let’s just say that my husband and I do not live a fairytale type life or marriage. Reality in our marriage is that we love hard, laugh a lot and have real talks. We do not hold back in sharing our true and current feelings. The good news is that our hearts are more in tune today than yesterday due to this real talk, real life.

So, here it is: I corrected him in front of the kids. Yes, I was wrong for correcting him in front of the kids. I just want to state that I didn’t like how he was reacting to our daughter and youngest son {this free spirit wife was telling her type A husband to loosen up}. He responded to me with some words  that were offensive in my opinion. Lol. My eyes were welling up with tears, and my insides were screaming “attack, attack”. Needless to say, I prayed under my breath and had to continue to pray. I EXPECTED him to just receive my correction without saying anything to defend. Sheesh, I was so wrong again.

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I read this statement in one of John Bevere’s books. “We are setting ourselves up for an offense when we require certain behaviors from those whom we have relationships. The more that we expect, the greater the potential offense.”

The fact is that we can’t avoid these moments. They will come. So, what is the solution to becoming unoffendable?? LET IT GO!! Let go of the expectations, let go of the hurtful words, let go of the need to attack, just let go. It will rob us of our peace, our relationships, our future. Let’s choose to be unoffendable.

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By the way, I’m so thankful for you. Thanks for taking time to read my thoughts for today. Hope that you have a lovely weekend!!

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Comments

  • This color looks so gorgeous on you, and I love the choker!

    Xo
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

    September 9, 2016
  • This is the perfect dress!! The sleeves… the color… ah i love it!!

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

    September 9, 2016
  • Love this dress! Those quotes are so true. My husband and I go through the same things and I’m sure we will have it come up once we have kids. Love the real talk girl, keep it up 🙂

    September 9, 2016
  • I love those sleeves! I also enjoy reading your marriage advice too!

    September 9, 2016
  • Lauren
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    Loving this look! My favorite is your quilted bag-can’t believe its under $50! I have wanted one but they are generally high end and this dupe is amazing!

    -Lauren
    http://www.ivorytowerchic.com

    September 9, 2016
  • I’m obsessed with this look! It’s perfect! Those booties and the bell sleeves make this a super cute fall look! xo Jana
    http://www.janastyleblog.com

    September 9, 2016
  • Nataly
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    I love that dress and those booties! Great look!

    -Nataly

    September 9, 2016
  • Love the color!! Thanks for sharing! xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

    September 9, 2016
  • Gorgeous! I wish I could pull this look off!

    September 9, 2016
  • Absolutely LOVING this dress on you! I wish I could pull off the choker, but it looks AMAZING on you!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    September 9, 2016
  • I need those shoes in my life, so fab!

    September 9, 2016
  • Great insights and quotes. Have a good weekend.

    Dylan
    http://www.lifebydylan.com

    September 9, 2016
  • Thank you for sharing these quotes and such great insights Angelle! I am also loving this outfit on you! xo Roselyn
    http://www.thestylelynnlife.com

    September 9, 2016
  • Love that dress and those boots are everrrrrything!

    September 9, 2016
  • I bought a necklace very similar to this last week and love it! I also love your dress! I bought one during the #nsale and can’t get enough of it!

    September 9, 2016
  • This purple looks SO STINKIN CUTE on you!!

    September 9, 2016
  • First of all, I love the color! I already own many clothes in that shade or a similar purple. Second, I love the design!

    September 9, 2016
  • I so appreciate and love your realness. This stuff happens between Ben and I from time to time and it is hard. You are so amazing and I agree with every word!!! Love John Bevere!! Also, you look incredible. That color on you is to die for and again…. I need your shoes!!! LOL

    September 9, 2016
  • I literally need this outfit in my closet. I adore your blog because you’re so good at mixing all the latest trends. Rock on girlfriend. I’ll be copying this look 😉

    September 10, 2016
  • Marriage is definitely hard. It’s nice to read something so honest, and how you worked through it. That dress is such a gorgeous color, and you look beautiful.

    September 10, 2016
  • I love this look, I’m a huge fan of purple! Thank you for sharing such a great look, and you look fab!

    September 10, 2016
  • That color is gorgeous on you! I love how you styled the dress. Perfect.

    September 10, 2016
  • Love the real talk! I think it’s always great to hear that everybody struggles sometimes, we are all the same!

    Love that choker too!

    September 10, 2016
  • I have and LOVE that dress! Such a great #NSale purchase. 🙂

    September 10, 2016
  • What a pretty plum color on you. But your hair, beautiful!!!! #hairgoals

    http://www.MelissaTakesFashion.com

    September 10, 2016
  • Maggie
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    This color is stunning and I love the style!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    September 10, 2016
  • I love this dark plum! Such a gorgeous color for fall

    September 10, 2016
  • Ashley
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    Gorgeous! I have this dress in two colors and LOVE it! I adore how you styled yours! You’ve definitely given me some outfit inspo!

    September 10, 2016
  • This is such an incredibly beautiful dress, I love this color so much. I saw the color on your Instagram, but thought it was a shirt but a dresss….even BETTER! xx Adaleta Avdic

    September 10, 2016
  • I love this little tie choker!

    -Katherine
    Engineering In Style

    September 10, 2016
  • I’m so in love with this outfit! I love this dress and booties!

    Fizz and Frosting

    September 10, 2016
  • Obsessed with the whole outfit! The booties are too cute 🙂

    September 11, 2016
  • First of all, I LOVE this post and your sentiments about marriage, your transparency and how relatable you are! My marriage is far from perfect also, and our “passionate” 😉 personalities lead to deep and sometimes very “real” conversations. Amidst the laughter and heartfelt communication, there is sometimes tension (of course!) and I love your reminder that when offended we just have to let it go, show grace, or simply approach the situation with more love. I adore your meaningful posts Angelle!!! Now… As for this look… GIRLLLL!?! That plumb shade is drop dead amazing on you!!! Wow… major Hottie Alert! Seriously gorgeous and I love the slouchy ankle boot and choker!!! Stylish as always and such a beautiful post <3
    X,
    Heather
    http://www.alittlecasual.com

    September 11, 2016
  • Love this look on you!! Your hair is looking fabulous by the way, too!

    September 11, 2016
  • That is such a beautiful shade of purple for fall, so rich and lux!

    La Belle Sirene

    September 12, 2016
  • Ugh I wish I could pull off bell sleeves the way you do, they tend to overwhelm me!! Love this look!

    September 12, 2016
  • Loving the bell sleeves right now!! Love how they flow. This color looks amazing on you and loving the incorporation of the choker. Goodness, can I relate to these arguments with the hubby. I think it’s just so important to do what you did and LET IT GO. I am also so thankful that my husband is a communicator, so we chat A LOT. Sometimes too much in my opinion, but I know it’s all for the best!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

    September 12, 2016
  • Those bell sleeves look amazing on you! I’ve been all about bell sleeves these past two summers and this plum color is perfect for fall. I honestly get offended more than I would like to admit. Thankfully, I have a pretty quick rebound rate and don’t typically hold on to those offenses. We all need a little improvement here and there! 🙂

    September 12, 2016
  • this dress is so perfect for date nights, family pictures and a girls night out! it also looks fabulous on you!!

    September 12, 2016
  • Buonasera!Questo libro io l’ho letto, però non era mio: infatti me l’aveva dato in prestito una mia amica. E’ proprio carino quel lio&.r#8230;…b. E anche questo blog!Tanti saluti!!!

    May 15, 2017

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