Holiday Party Looks + Forever Friendships

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(Photography via Vivid Dreams Photography)

Ever meet someone and just know instantly that they are YOUR kind of people? Things just click and there’s never an awkward white space in the conversation? Yep, that’s how I feel about this stunning friend of mine!! Meet Angelle of Dashing Darlin’. We connected over the summer and have become great friends these past several months. Our connection was definitely a case of God’s perfect timing. She had reached out to me quite a while back and if I’m honest, I was scared, ya’ll. What if I get super nervous and say something stupid at our first meeting? What if her off-the-charts beauty makes me feel like a complete loser(true story) in my own skin? You know, all the regular

insecurity issues at play.


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But, one day over the summer I felt God prompting me to reach out to Angelle and meet her in person. A few days later we met up, had lunch and a massive heart-to-heart conversation (tears on my part were involved). We stayed in that restaurant for the better part of three hours until we both were forced to leave to pick up our kiddos from school.

Is it the birthday you have been looking forward to? Are you thinking how to give him a great surprise on a special occasion? Well, s\you can surprise him by sending him a cake online. Cakes are the best gift for a sweet occasion. If you want him to feel good and special on his birthday or anniversary, send him a cake online and make his day. Birthdays can never be complete without birthday cakes. Click here if you want to get more about the Emicakes eggless.

A cake with attractive toppings can speak volumes about how much you care. If you care for a certain person, you will go that extra length to get the cake of his choice for his special day. There is no one in this earth who is not fond of cakes. Mouth-watering, chocolate or the delicious Black Forest, cakes can be a much desired gift for many.

Your dad might be thinking he is too old for a cake on his birthday. You could give him a nice surprise by ordering and sending cakes online. There are loads of cake shops online that help you make someone’s day really special. Some of these online shops also make a cakes midnight delivery. Wishing someone at midnight makes it very special for him.

And so that’s how this blessing of a friendship began. We’ve grown close these past several months and I cannot wait to see what 2017 holds for our friendship as we cheer each other on in both our career and personal life!

If you haven’t yet found your “person”, know that I SO understand where you are. I feel like I’ve been searching for this beautiful soul my whole adult life! I pray you find that one person who “gets”, understands and accepts you just for being the amazing person you are!


black sequin party dress


Subtle Holiday Sparkles with Blu Spero…

Have any dressy parties to go to this holiday season? This little black dress is a great option if you’re looking to go the understated route with some subtle sparkle. The cutaway armhole style has always been a favorite of mine and I think it’s flattering on so many different body types. And at just $56, you honestly cannot go wrong on this one!

I can envision a pretty fur shawl to drape over your shoulders with this look too.

Holiday perfect made super easy and affordable. You’re welcome. 🙂


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Throw in a little holiday plaid with this gorgeous gold framed clutch. It’s a wonderful little exclamation point for this sequin black dress!

Here are several more different plaid versions as well:



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Thanks so much for reading today, friends! Hope your week is going well! XO


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** Many thanks to Blu Spero for sponsoring today’s holiday style post.



  1. Angelle Marix
    December 14, 2016 / 12:41 am

    I’m over here in tears!!!! I love YOU big time!!!!! I totally relived that first day meeting you and forever thankful for that day ❤️❤️ Love doing life with you. You are a beauty in every area. You are definitely my kind of people.


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