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I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

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Thank you, Marie Zélie, for sponsoring this post!

Trends come and go, but there is something so timeless about a tea-length, midi dress. When I’m shopping or looking through my closet, I’m always drawn to them! A reason I love the company Marie Zélie is that there are so many feminine and classic dress options to choose from! The patterns, designs, fabric and cuts make each dress a masterpiece!

Marie Zélie sent me two dresses, the Melia Aurora and the Duilin Orbea. The designs are some of my favorite! Both fall gently below the knee but are totally different and unique in their designs! The Melia Aurora is covered with a stunning floral print, with a soft light-blue base. The Duilin Orbia is a wrap dress that is so much fun to wear, it is covered with wild cats – leopards, cheetahs, and panthers!

These two dresses are just some of the beautiful styles Marie Zélie creates. I truly feel most myself in a Marie Zélie dress. From the feminine fit, to the gorgeous designs, to the versatility that each piece offers, they are my go-to outfit for every occasion!

Check out their shop by clicking HERE and use code CLAAIRE10 for a discount! (Yes, two A’s!) The code is valid until the end of July!

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