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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HOW TO BE STYLISH EVEN AS A MOMMA. READ MORE TO FIND TIPS THAT I'VE DISCOVERED OVER THE YEARS.

HOW MOM LIFE HAS AFFECTED MY PERSONAL STYLE

WELL, HELLO TO ALL OF THE MOMS AND TO THE FUTURE MOMS. I am so excited to link up with some fellow mom bloggers for some mom talk (their blogs are linked below). One of my most asked questions would have to be “how do I do it.. how am I a stylish mom of four active kids?”!! Well, before kids, I never thought about comfort, versatility or prices because I didn’t have to. I would spend an hour on my hair and another thirty minutes on my makeup. Once I became a mother, heels, fitted tops, uncomfortable dresses, and excess time to primp was no longer a part of my daily routine. During those first few weeks with a newborn, I was lucky if I even changed out of my pj’s and brushed my teeth. As time went on, I desired to find my style as a mom, but I wanted comfort yet still cute. And, the good news is that it is possible even after four kids.

We can still look fashionable and put together after kids without spending too much time and without spending too much money.

“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” ~Tom Ford

Each one of us have different body types, and they change even more after numerous babies. And, that is okay. My butt sure doesn’t look like it did in my 20’s and before Bella. And, that is okay. You don’t have to go on some strict diet to feel confident. In my opinion, it’s all about feeling pretty and comfortable in your own skin. You do you, but I encourage you to find what makes you feel confident. I’ll just share some tips that I learned after birthing four bambinos.

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HOW TO BE STYLISH EVEN AS A MOMMA. READ MORE TO FIND TIPS THAT I'VE DISCOVERED OVER THE YEARS.

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I personally know that I don’t have the perfect body. My thighs and stomach remind me daily. LOL!! I promise that I am not body hating. I have just learned to dress according to my body type and comfort. Jeans, Zella leggings, loose dresses and oversized tops are so my jam. I only like to invest in clothing that I will get lots of wear out of each season. Comfort and cuteness are my priority.

fashion tips that I discovered along the way…

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  • A good pair of jeans are a must. They go with everything from a basic tee and tennies to a sweater and booties. They can also be worn all year long. I personally love Express jeans. And, these and these are my current favorites.

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  • A couple of basic white tees are another must. I rock these all year. I wear them with my jeans or jean shorts. I wear them under my cardigans and layer them under sweaters too. My favorite ones to date are here and here.

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  • One pair of neutral booties and one pair of cute tennies are so versatile and stylish. They can be styled multiple ways. These and these have been on constant rotation.

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  • One or two neutral cardigans is a very smart purchase. I have worn this one nonstop these past couple of months. It’s lightweight yet cozy.

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  • A backpack has been the greatest addition to my wardrobe. You don’t have to get a designer one like I did. They have so many other cute options that hold all of your necessities. Love this one, this one and this one. Nordstrom has so many affordable options.

 

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beauty tips that I discovered as a mom….

  • A texturizing spray and good hair products are a must. My go to brand is UNITE. Here is the best the texturing spray, and here is the shampoo and conditioner that is my favorite. These are both game changers.

  • A good wand and drier have also transformed my locks. I honestly fix my hair once to twice a week, and that is all that I have to do. Those products combined with the perfect hair tools have been the best decision that I have made for my hair.

 

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HOW TO BE STYLISH EVEN AS A MOMMA. READ MORE TO FIND TIPS THAT I'VE DISCOVERED OVER THE YEARS.

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I’m linking up with 8 other bloggers (who are also moms) to talk about how motherhood has affected each woman’s personal style. Take a peek at their thoughts on this subject:

Samantha (The Samantha Show) | Alyssa (Feathers and Stripes) | Lauren (Outfits and Outings) | Caitlin (Confessions of a Northern Belle) | Laura (Have Need Want) | Amanda (South Coast Style) | Heather (My Life Well Loved) | April (April Go Lightly)

 

Hope that I encouraged a few mommas out there to find your new groove after kids. We all possess our own style, and that is what makes us unique. You can check out an older post of mine that has some real, mom talk: here. And, make sure to follow my Pinterest page: here.

Photos by Jen Menard

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  • kate
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    So many good tips mama, you look fab!

    January 15, 2018
  • Nicole
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    I love that Tom Ford quote! It’s something that I’ve been trying to instill into my kids. I wholeheartedly agree about the hair care! It’s so much easier with quality products and tools to achieve and maintain your desired look!

    January 15, 2018
  • Ruth
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    Great fashion and beauty tips for moms. Sometimes it’s hard to pull it together, when driving kids around.

    January 15, 2018
  • Molly Tullis
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    This is so great to read about – I never thought about how my mom affected my style.

    January 15, 2018
  • Sara
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    You are quite possibly the most darling human ever! I couldn’t agree more on your must-have wardrobe items and YES to allllll the texture/dry shampoo sprays haha!

    xo, Sara

    January 15, 2018
  • Nonee N.
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    The photography in this post is excellent 5/5 Stars! I’m loving this outfit! Okay, now that I got that out of the way, I’m always so happy to see such posts! They are so potent and necessary! Motherhood is different from person to person but the same in so many ways as well! Beautiful post!

    January 15, 2018
  • Brittany
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    I absolutely love these pieces. I also love Express jeans. One thing I’ve been buying a lot lately is plain long sleeves that can be layered because I realized that all my long sleeves were sweaters or had patterns and my plain tees were all short sleeve!

    January 15, 2018
  • Megan
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    Love your Momma style! These are all great tips! xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    January 15, 2018
  • Christina
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    You are gorgeous! I’m not a mom yet but I absolutely love your style and would wear that even now. I think a pair of jeans with a sweater or cardigan are always in and great for every day. Plus, you can always jazz it up as well. Simple but elegant.

    January 15, 2018
  • Shira
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    Not a mom but these tips seem on point!

    January 16, 2018
  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
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    I completely agree with the good pair of jeans! Especially with tennis shoes, those Adidas are my favorite.

    January 16, 2018
  • Laura Rike
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    I love this outfit! Great style tips here! Especially the part where you talk about hair. I love my hair products.

    January 16, 2018
  • Megan
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    I’m not a mom but a cardigan, jeans, white tee and booties are my uniform! Classic and simple to throw on!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

    January 16, 2018
  • Jasmine A
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    I love a good pair of jeans that’s for sure! Thanks for the recommendations!

    January 16, 2018
  • Sheree
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    I’m a mom of two so I know all about changing your personal style when you have kids in your life. I’ve traded my Louboutins for comfy kicks and loafers, stilettos to block heels and I’m never seen without my Mom bag when I’m out with kids. Its def a balance of style and function when you are out with kids.

    xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

    January 16, 2018
  • Laura
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    I absolutely love your mom style!! So happy to be able to link up with all the fabulous mamas for this series of posts!

    xo, Laura

    January 16, 2018
  • Kileen
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    I love this post mama1 You always look so gorgeous, and effortlessly chic!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    January 16, 2018
  • Diana
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    You look gorgeous in this outfit. That jacket is damn cute. Love your looks

    January 16, 2018
  • Caitlin
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    I cannot agree enough about neutrals and white tees. I own so many white tops now because they end up covered in some kind of goo – but it’s just a classic item that I can’t help but buy more when I find a new one I like!

    January 16, 2018
  • Emily
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    You look amazing! I love the jeans and that bag!

    January 16, 2018
  • Holly Lasha
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    I think your style is great, even if it is affected my being a mom:)

    January 16, 2018
  • magen
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    I found my style changed a lot when I had my son too. I dress in a way I think is more respectable and functional. No more short dresses or shirts that hang too long. I need to be able to take care of my kid, but look stylish at the same time.

    January 16, 2018
  • Allie
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    First off… you look fabulous! Second, I feel the same way! I used to spend hours getting ready … in fact I was always the friend late to the dinner party because I was still getting ready! Then I became a mom… what a change holy crap! I’m
    Slowly finding my style again:)

    January 17, 2018
  • mindy thompson
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    LOVE the neutrals! Such a cute look
    Xo Mindy amixofmin.com

    January 18, 2018
  • Meaghan
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    You are the most gorgeous mama ever! I think this every single time I see you. You are proof that dressing in what makes you feel confident and beautiful shines through- you radiate confidence and joy! I love all of these styling tips and agree 100% on the importance of great basics.

    Meaghan xx

    January 18, 2018
  • Shaylyn Rae
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    love love love this outfit! This is such a cute post. Thank you for sharing how your style has changed!

    January 19, 2018
  • Stephanie // A Sparkle Factor
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    I absolutely love this post! And so many great tips that, really, aren’t even just for moms. The perfect white tee, the perfect jeans, the perfect booties, the perfect cardi… totally key components of a great wardrobe!

    January 20, 2018
  • April Basi
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    your mom style is absolute goals

    aprilbasi.com

    January 21, 2018

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