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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Off the Shoulder top •

If you follow any fashion bloggers or scroll through Pinterest, I know that you saw this top a thousand and one times. I know that I saw it three times this week on Instagram.

Well, I collaborated with the online store, SheIn, and caved with getting this off the shoulder beauty. Ladies, this top is so affordable and comes in a few colors that are all perfect for the spring and summer. Off the shoulder tops just make me happy and are hard to resist. Check out SheIn for so many stylish, spring options.

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As I was prepping my outline for a MOPS {Mothers of Pre-Schoolers} meeting that I’m sharing at tomorrow, I thought it would be appropriate for me to share with you a little glimpse of my journey in overcoming insecurity and comparison.

One of my biggest hurdles that I faced as a teenager and young adult was questioning my beauty, my God given personality, and my ability to be successful/talented. I constantly struggled with comparing my weaknesses with other’s strengths.
When I would walk in a room, I would always find that someone that was prettier, that was dressed cuter, that was more confident, and that was full of a better personality. It made me miserable and questioning my worth.

I resisted deep friendships, certain types of people, and anything that put me in the lime light. I lived life as a turtle always pulling away in moments of discomfort or intimidation because my insecurities were telling me that I wasn’t as skinny and pretty as Holly, I wasn’t as talented as Jennifer, I wasn’t as dependable as Amanda or fun loving as Amber….. Seriously, comparison handicaps us.

Finally, one day at the ripe age of 28, I came to the realization (God moment) that someone will always be prettier; someone will always be more disciplined than me; someone will always be more talented; someone will always be funnier; someone will always have what I think that I need, and that is okay!!!! It doesn’t mean that I am not all of things and more.

They have a quote that states:
“Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.”
But, let’s be for real, this is hard when you focus more of your attention on your weaknesses than your strengths.

I seriously had to start recognizing my strengths {writing them down}. I had to challenge myself to focus my thoughts on what He says about me. I began thanking God for creating me in His image. I was one of His marvelous, hand crafted works of art.

“How precious are your thoughts of me, O God!! How great is the sum of them!”

Psalm 139

“Comparison isn’t just the thief of joy, it’s the thief of everything. Keep your eyes on what He says about you, Celebrate others. Celebrate progress not perfection. Cultivate gratitude over comparison. Gratitude turns what we have into more than enough.”

Lets don’t waste any more time comparing ourselves with others that we think might have it better. Let’s start being thankful for all of our beautiful attributes and qualities that reflect a perfect Creator. These thoughts of envy and jealousy will always try to pop up, but what we do about those thoughts is crucial to our freedom.

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Hope that this encouraged you a little bit. I could go on forever about this topic. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

XOXO,
Angelle

 

 

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  • You are so pretty!!! Love the off the shoulder top! Great outfit <3

    Kisses,
    Susana

    http://www.myblueberry-trends.blogspot.pt

    April 6, 2016
  • Roselyn
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    Such a pretty top and you styled it perfectly!!! Xo, Roselyn

    April 6, 2016
  • That top is so cute and I love the shoes too!!

    April 6, 2016
  • Great blouse, I’m loving off the shoulder right now! And your hair looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

    April 6, 2016
  • So pretty! Love the blouse! And those shoes!! xx

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

    April 6, 2016
  • I love this top and your tan goes really well with it!
    xo
    Lee Anne

    April 6, 2016
  • ANGELLE!!! This is one of my FAVES! Head to toe PERFECTION. And I am walking thru this right now… “Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.” Lord knowssss… such a good post my babe! xo

    April 6, 2016
  • You look BEAUTIFUL! I love every single piece of this outfit from the top to the sunglasses…your style is so perfect. That quote about admiring others’ beauty is spot-on and something I need to remember daily!

    xox,
    Kristin
    http://www.amidwesternmix.com

    April 6, 2016
  • This is great, Angelle! I’ve struggled with similar insecurities as well and it wasn’t until I entered my 30’s that I began to feel more confident. It still comes up, like you said, but I think having my blog is like facing my fears and has somehow been therapeutic. You look fabulous and I love that top! ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

    April 6, 2016
  • Gorgeous! I love this color with the white jeans. Super cute:)

    April 6, 2016
  • Elyse
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    Love this!

    April 6, 2016
  • That tops look amazing on you! Actually that entire outfit is perfect.
    Love the look 🙂
    Kat | Delirium Style

    April 6, 2016
  • The off the should look is so adorable! I love it especially for spring and summer. This outfit looks amazing on you! Hope you have a great Wednesday 🙂

    kristinacamille.com

    April 6, 2016
  • first, you are stunning!! And this top looks insanely gorgeous on you! And the shoes, I cant. your whole outfit is amazing~

    April 6, 2016
  • Such a beautiful top and lovely quotes!

    xo Mariam
    http://www.thepetitebijou.com

    April 6, 2016
  • One word. GORGEOUS. you look lovely!! I also really enjoyed reading this post! At 25 with a new job I have had to really find confidence in myself and your post was so inspiring. Thanks love.
    xx, Lo
    http://www.rosesandrainboots.com

    April 6, 2016
  • I’m loving the off the shoulder trend, and this one looks gorgeous on you! Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com

    April 6, 2016
  • I love this look! I am obsessed with anything off the shoulder this Spring and I love how you paired this top with distressed white denim!

    April 6, 2016
  • So cute! Off the shoulder is definitely my favorite look year round!

    http://thegirlswhobrunch.com

    April 6, 2016
  • Seriously in love with this top and the color! You look fab as always!

    April 6, 2016
  • Love your heels

    April 6, 2016
  • michelle
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    First of all I want to say how much I love off the shoulder tops. Second of all I want to say how much I love the blue on white. So cute

    April 6, 2016
  • This post was so beautiful and thank you for sharing it! Those are reminders we all need to hear sometimes!
    You look fab in this top- I love it! Your #instahubby did a great job with the pics, but I bet he had an easy model to work with 😉
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    April 7, 2016
  • As always…gorgeous but inspiring! You have a way with words and I love your approach and honesty. I know your talk will touch these women and lift them up. God is doing a good work in you my friend, way to be faithful to his calling for you!

    April 7, 2016
  • angelle–you are such a beauty INSIDE AND OUT. i loved reading this post and think many women/girls struggle with it at some point in our lives. i think as we get older it’s about realizing that life is short, and we learn to become happy with ourselves!! it’s the key to life right?! i mean not to sound cliche, but life is short right?! so choose happiness! even so, i know sometimes comparison gets the best of us. but you’re right. i think writing your strengths down is a great idea. i also think maybe even writing them down and saying them out loud helps to reinforce as well! either way. grateful for you, xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

    April 7, 2016
  • Loving that blouse!

    xoxo, Jenny

    April 7, 2016
  • Oh I love this look and that top is gorgeous. It reminds me of the Tibi one but the price is soooo much better! Yeah!!!
    xoxo
    January
    http://www.thebouncyponytail.com/

    April 7, 2016
  • Our thought process was very similar and it seems like 28 was the magic number for me too. That’s when I realized a lot and I grew so much that year! With that being said, you are beautiful and I love your whole outfit… perfect for a spring day! Those shoes stole my heart!

    April 7, 2016
  • Love this shirt! I’ve been having a love for off the shoulder tops or slit through at the shoulders and drappy. 🙂 These are perfect for summer and spring. This color looks so good on you too!

    April 7, 2016
  • Your hair looks fabulous and this top is everything! The color looks amazing on you and I love how you paired it with your beautiful Tory Burch bag <3

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    April 7, 2016
  • Thank you for sharing… I really needed to hear that today! It’s so easy to get caught up in the comparison game and forget that we are loved and cherished by God. He made us to glorify Him, not to be the best/prettiest/most talented person out there.

    And you look stunning in that color!!

    April 7, 2016
  • I have seen that top a lot but I love it more and more each time! It’s perfect for spring!

    xoxo,
    Emily at Style Cubby

    April 7, 2016
  • Konstantina Antoniadou
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    such a pretty , chic look! LOOOVE the top and the bag
    http://www.kmeetsstyle.com

    April 7, 2016
  • I love it! So super pretty. I love off the shoulder tops and dresses. Can’t get enough!

    April 7, 2016
  • I enjoyed reading this so much! You are so beautiful inside and out!! This top is so adorable on you and I think I might have to get it too 🙂

    xoxo, CiCi
    http://www.worldwidestylista.com

    April 8, 2016
  • I love all of your outfits but this one is my favorite! I love that top! The color of it looks so gorgeous on you! I loved reading your post, like always! XOXO

    http://www.styleonedge.net

    April 8, 2016
  • I love everything off the shoulder and your shoes are super cute!!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

    April 26, 2016

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