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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what every woman needs

Well, we can all agree that Lady Gaga killed it at the Superbowl half time show. Her performance was by far the best in a long time. As she was performing, I kept thinking “she is just another woman with dreams, needs and insecurities”.  Being a celebrity doesn’t make her immune to the wanting and needing. But, do you ever wonder if they get tired of being in the spotlight..  the performing life?? Who is she and what does she really need?? What does every woman need??

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I have experienced the life of performance: giving others what you think that they want. To paint a pretty picture or to not paint a pretty picture.. the struggle is exhausting. We should feel free in life, in marriage, in friendships to be real, to be ourselves, to be emotional or to not show any emotion, to wear pajamas all day or to dress cute…. to cook a healthy meal or to heat up a frozen dinner. Painting a pretty picture all of the time is not what we really want or need from others.

HMM.. what does every woman really need??


  1. A safe place:

    we need relationships (with God and people) that bring acceptance: listening ears, understanding eyes. We need a safe place to run through the high and lows, the agreements and disagreements, the failures and accomplishments.

  2. A few honest friends:

    nobody got time for fake-ness. Honesty is the highest form of intimacy. It creates an atmosphere of “be you” and “let your hair down”. Don’t miss out on experiencing life to its fullest with a tribe of girlfriends who inspire you to be free. Y’all, I need real people around me. I have flaws and insecurities. I love to burp #nojoke. I have a major issue with stinky smells. I have blemishes on my face #noshame. Those are little examples that are me being real. P.S. I hate doing the laundry #donthate, and some days,  I suck at being a mom.

  3. Time and attention:

    this is self explanatory. It’s the way to a woman’s heart.

  4. A cheerleader:

    in pursuing motherhood, a career, or that chef life, we need those positive words: “GO, FIGHT, WIN”. Cheesy but true… I’m not saying to spew out flattering words. I’m talking about encouragement and support.

  5. A perfect pair of jeans:

    we all need comfort but flattering jeans in our life. Jeans that don’t create a camel toe and don’t stretch out. This makes getting dressed an easier process. It’s a simple need BUT a must.

  6. A great bra:

    every woman young and old wants those boobies to be sitting high. I’m just being real.

  7. A special scent:

    our aroma expresses a lot about who we are. This becomes part of your trademark. Give me all of the bold and woodsy scented perfumes, bath bombs, oils, lotions and candles. A woman’s scent tells more about her than her own handwriting.

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If you want and need real love from people, let them see the real you.

This list grows by the day… BUT, these top 7 needs have popped up continuously in my life and those closest to me. The whole purpose of me writing this post is to encourage each woman to not live life performing. Stop painting the perfect picture and just be the real you. We need the real you. Be the friend that you would want… Treat others in your life like you want to be treated. Know that you are not alone in the struggle. And, let’s find that great bra!! I still have yet to find it.

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  • I totally agree with these — especially the great pair of jeans bit! This outfit is so cute!

    xo, Alicia |

    February 6, 2017
  • This was such a unique piece. I definitely need a safe place, a few honest friends, and at least one cheerleader. Perfectly said!

    February 6, 2017
  • Finding the right pair of jeans is a nightmare if you’re a short person!
    I have to go to a shop where they specifically sell jeans for short people.

    February 6, 2017
  • Love this look girl, perfect for many occasions!

    February 6, 2017
  • Couldn’t agree more to your list! I need to work on my signature scent.

    xo Amanda John

    February 6, 2017
  • I love this very thoughtful post. And agree with your list, completely.

    Lee Anne

    February 6, 2017
  • Such a good call on the special scent piece! SO GOOD! 🙂

    I need one 🙂

    Love love!


    February 6, 2017
  • Lady Gaga was AMAZING!!! I loved it! I also love your jeans!

    February 6, 2017
  • Love the post! Totally agree with your list!

    Rita |

    February 6, 2017
  • Such a relevant and honest post!!! I am still on the look out for the perfect pair of jeans! Found my bra and my scent!!! LOL!! LOVE this color on you!!! XOXO

    February 6, 2017
  • I love that you are talking about these simple things that can make a woman’s life so much better! And also, you are rocking that red lipstick!! xoxo, Lindsay

    February 6, 2017
  • Love this great post…def nailed what we all need! Girl, you’re beautiful inside and out. You know how obsessed I am with that fab color and look from head to toe…stunning, friend!

    February 7, 2017
  • These are amazing tips!!
    xo, Lauryn

    February 7, 2017
  • Camel toe!! I die!! Haaaa!!! Reading your post, in my mind, I can hear you saying these things and it makes me love and miss you all at the same time!! You are such an inspiration to me to really live my life in an authentic way! And these shots of you are gorgeous as always!! LOVE that poncho on you!! XO

    February 7, 2017
  • Ashley

    Amazing post! I couldn’t agree more! Also LOVING this outfit. Gorgeous, as always, sweet girl!

    February 7, 2017
  • Obsessed with that hat and those booties! You are rocking this outfit!

    February 7, 2017
  • meggan

    Um yes Gaga killed it! And this list is perfect <3

    February 7, 2017
  • Funny that you say – a special scent – because I have been working on that one lately!!

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    February 7, 2017
  • that rust color looks amazing on you!!

    Sandy a la Mode

    February 7, 2017
  • THIS. I loved reading this post and it’s such truth. Especially the few best friends and a cheerleader. xo

    February 8, 2017
  • Oh yes, I agree with you, especially with the bra part, I mean…we need to have at least one that flatters our chest and that also feels comfortable.

    Lovely outfit dear, the cardigan has such a nice color! 🙂

    February 14, 2017

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