copper oxfords

My #OOTD To My First Friendsgiving

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Style blogger, Black style blogger

Thanksgiving may be over, however I'm still giving thanks.  Since setting out on this blogging journey I've met a number of people who have taught me quite a bit about the power of community.  You need a community of people who will uplift you and help you to become the best you possible.  

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Style blogger, Black style blogger

When I started blogging I had no idea it would turn into something that I surprisingly enjoy doing.  Neither could I have imagined that blogging would force me to befriend complete strangers.  It's kinda ironic because while I'm not shy, I normally don't engage or initiate conversations with people I don't know.  

So when Chanel of Chanel Moving Forward invited me to attend her Friendsgiving with a few other Atlanta's bloggers earlier this month I was excited, then anxious and then I went into full panic mode!!!  My panic mode was triggered when I realized I was going to have to bring a dish.  Man, let me tell you, I will do almost anything not to have to cook.  Cooking is my least favorite thing to do (in the world).  Long story short, I ended up bringing greek chicken salad from Publix which, btw, was delicious.  Getting to mix, mingle and eat with these awesome ladies was wonderful.  

Okay now about my outfit of choice.  Anytime I go somewhere, the goal is to make a lasting impression and we all know that the first impression is lasting.  That's why my get-up needed to be on point.  And on point it was (yes, I just tooted my own horn).  I built my look around this mauve colored faux fur vest which I thrifted, but this one is pretty darn close.  To make the look a little interesting, I wore this H&M Embroidered Sleeve Shirt and oxblood cropped pants that I've had for a while, but these cigarette pants from Asos would absolutely work.  Now if you'll bring your attention to my foot work, you see peeking through are a really dope-a-licious pair of socks paired with one of my favorite pair of platform oxfords (similar here) from ShoeDazzle.  My choice of accessories (hat, glasses and mini handbag) brought the entire look together.  Sidenote, don't under estimate the power of accessories.  

Alright kläzit lovers I hope this look brings you lots of inspiration and let's make today grrrrreat!!!

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Style blogger, Black style blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Style blogger, Black style blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Style blogger, Black style blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Style blogger, Black style blogger
Chanel:  Chanel Moving Forward , Claire:  Casual Claire , Shannon:  Mom Without Labels , Sherri:  Rage Against the Mom Jean , Ashley:  House of Dorough , Loren:  Lo Chandler , Candace:  Can1Love , Amanda:  Foxy Twine , Jenna:  Just a Touch Too Much , Cait:  Cait’s Cozy Corner , Faith:  The Articles of Faith , Helen:  Hel on Heels , Kira:  Kira-Marie , Jordan:  Jordan Berecz , Jessica:  Dusang Exchange , Sarah:  Pretty Little Lists , Mireille:  City Peach , Patty:  Life of a Minister Mom , Elise:  Belle Meets World

Chanel: Chanel Moving Forward, Claire: Casual Claire, Shannon: Mom Without Labels, Sherri: Rage Against the Mom Jean, Ashley: House of Dorough, Loren: Lo Chandler, Candace: Can1Love, Amanda: Foxy Twine, Jenna: Just a Touch Too Much, Cait: Cait’s Cozy Corner, Faith: The Articles of Faith, Helen: Hel on Heels, Kira: Kira-Marie, Jordan: Jordan Berecz, Jessica: Dusang Exchange, Sarah: Pretty Little Lists, Mireille: City Peach, Patty: Life of a Minister Mom, Elise: Belle Meets World

Faux Fur Vest -- Thrifted // Shirt -- H&M // Pants -- Forever 21 (old) // Shoes -- ShoeDazzle (another option) // Socks -- Forever 21 (old) // Handbag -- Event Vendor // Hat -- Forever 21 (old) 

Photo Cred: K Visuals / Blogger PC: morganhayesphotography

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Why Is The Hustle Sold Separtly? Why?

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta street style, Overalls, Krog Street

Today is one of those days when I just don't feel like adulting. As soon as my alarm went off this morning I wanted to throw the phone across the room (but I didn't since it's the new Samsung Galaxy S8+ that I just got last week and I l-o-v-e it!!!) I only wanted to lay in my bed and do absolutely nothing. Have you ever felt this way before?

I think it has something to do with me feeling confined. I mean 5 days a week I get up and travel to a job that I'm not thrill about. I don't even fit in with cooperate culture. It's kinda bad too, because the majority of the work day I'm struggling to keep my mind from constantly drifting to ways I can grow my personal styling client base or providing valuable consistent blog content.  Which brings me to today's blog question... Why is the hustle sold separately?  

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta street style, Overalls, Krog Street

I realize that nothing in life worth having comes easy and I know that struggle comes along with the territory.  I just wish that I knew somebody who knew somebody who knew somebody who could magically make things all better.  But if that happened I probably wouldn't be as grateful for the reward as I would be by putting in the werk.

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta street style, Overalls, Krog Street

Dreaming requires minimal effort.  A dream without a plan is just a wish.  So what's it going to take to turn this dream into a reality?  Grab your note book for this next part.  Here's the hustle game plan.   

1. Set goals
     Don't allow your mind to be filled with empty dreams.  Set realist goals.  And if you're feeling greasy,  set unrealistic goals.  Let your mind run free with endless possibilities.  

2. Plan 
     Get an actionable plan together.  What is it going to take to turn a thought into real life?  

3. Speak it out loud
     There's power in the tongue.  Even if you don't see it, say it!

4. If you fail
     Get back up and keep trying.  You've only lost is you stop trying.

5. Push thru
     Refuse to settle!  

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta street style, Overalls, Krog Street

I hope you've read something that will encourage you to keep going.  As much as I wanted to hid from the world today, I got out my bed and pulled myself together and forced myself to take Dory's (from Finding Nemo) advice and just keep going.

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta street style, Overalls, Krog Street
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta street style, Overalls, Krog Street
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta street style, Overalls, Krog Street

I'm Wearing...

Button-down -- Thrifted // Overalls -- Justfab // Shoes -- ShoeDazzle (old) // Handbag -- From a vendor at an event (will try to find and tag on IG) // Bow-tie -- Thrifted (Neck-tie turned into a bow-tie) 

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