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A Business Casual Look For The Modern Women

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Once upon a time I walked into a store and saw a cute skirt that I really liked. Knowing that I didn’t need it, I put it back on the rack and walked out the store. Clearly at some point afterwards I got weak.  As you can see I went back and bought the skirt. Judge me all you want, I cares not (insert slight eye roll)!

In Instagram life, I stay in a bang’n outfit, yet in real life not so much. As a matter of fact, here recently my work attire has consisted primarily of plain tops, a pair of jeans or casual pants.  However you will most likely find my footwork on point.  The only reason you might catch me “dressed up” for work is if I have a meeting with big wigs in attendance or for a presentation of some sort.   

Speaking of presentation, last week my manager volunteered me to represent our department at some big process meeting.  Which meant I had to stunt on them with a awesomely cute business casual look.  While I didn’t wear this look, I could have.

Today’s work wear inspiration is simple, comfortable and stylish. I love the rich plum color of this midi skirt and it paired perfectly with this glen plaid blazer. For a bit of excitement, I opted for this mustard top (which is actually a dress - look here) for a pop of color.  Although business casual indicates an office appropriate attire you can still have a little fun with it.  A mix of tailored and/or traditional pieces with more fashion-forward items are the way to go.   

Just because your office has a dress code, doesn’t mean you can’t get a little creative with your work outfit.  Depending on the amount of wiggle room within your company’s dress code policy you might be able to get away with subtle prints or colors like in today’s look. 

A bomb blazer is always a good go-to option.  Don’t down play making a statement with your accessories (i.e. earrings, necklace, bracelet or ring).  If you’re not fond of the idea of wearing heels all day, a bold colored flat, a pair of mules with a dope print (and dare I say it - a kitten heel) works just as well.  Consider adding a bright color just for the heck of it.  Remember dressing for work doesn’t have to be boring!

Photography: Kaylin James

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Overalls Street Style

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Overalls streetstyle, JustFab 

Who's idea was it to only give the weekend two days?  I could've definitely used one more day between yesterday and today.  But my weekend was pretty awesome since I got to hang out with my baby brother and sister-n-love for her birthday.  And I packed up the little one for a week at his god-mothers.

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Overalls streetstyle, JustFab

Remember last weekend I stood up to my old lazy self and demanded that we get our weekend wardrobe together (read post here)?  Well I'm happy to announce that I'm still winning the good fight  of not having a boring weekend outfit.  Say it with me... No More Shredded Jeans & T-shirts!!  Hold up...  I'm getting ahead of myself.  I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to such a stance.

Anyway, today's look is definitely another step up to my usual weekend attire.  This time around, I decided on a pair of slim overalls given to me by my good friends at JustFab.  Ordering a size up to give myself room to layer if I wanted to in the cooler months and just all around comfort.  Plus I didn't feel like a fitted pair would be flattering.  

Believe it or not, I actually struggled with how to style these overalls.  It wasn't until the night before my photoshoot that I remembered thrifting this lace crochet sweatshirt.  How easy would it have been to just throw on a cute T-shirt underneath?  Super easy!  That's why a T-shirt wasn't going to cut it.  A cute bell-sleeved or off the shoulder crop would have been really cute, but I'm not a OTS or crop top type of girl.  Choosing this crochet top was the right move. 

For this look, I opted for a heeled sandal instead of sneakers or a flat sandal to keep from looking like a little girl.  And now that I'm into crossbody bags, this turquoise (sold out in this color) mini from ShoeDazzle worked perfectly.     

Have you gotten on board with your own weekend style challenge?  Drop a line below and let's chit chat about it!  
 

Overalls -- JustFab // Crochet Top -- Thrifted // Shoes (old) // Crossbody -- ShoeDazzle // Sunglasses -- Local Flea Market

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Overalls streetstyle, JustFab
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Overalls streetstyle, JustFab
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Overalls streetstyle, JustFab
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Overalls streetstyle, JustFab
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Overalls streetstyle, JustFab

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Did I Get It Right This Time? Dress Over Pants Trend

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger

Summer is officially here, but I'm not here for it.  Don't get me wrong, while I've looked forward to summer fashion all winter long.  I can't stand that heat makes me sweat.  Even a slight glisten makes me feel icky.  But that's not what I'm talking about today.

Today I'm talking about my fascination with the dress over a pair of pants trend.  The first time I tried it, I made a mess of it - see for yourself (here).  The goal is to look cool and stylish, however layering can be tricky.  I think that's were I went wrong the first time.  Can we say #outfitfail?

This time around I think I did alright.  I bought this dress because of the print.  And while it had no hanger appeal, it had character and potential.  Belting the dress was a must, because without it, this look would have been worst then my first effort.  I choose these deep blue low-rise ankle skinnies from F21 to wear underneath my dress because the wash was perfect for this look.  

Guys, why did I struggle so much when deciding on the right bag?  Even now, I'm thinking I should have went with another option.  My shoes on the other hand complimented the entire look. Overall, this ensemble came together.  What say ye?  Would you attempt this trend?  Let's talk about it down in the comments.   

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger

Dress -- Thrifted // Jeans -- Forever21 // Shoes, 'Wylie' (old) -- ShoeDazzle // Crossbody, 'Luis' (soldout), similar -- JustFab // Sunglasses (old) 

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger
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Fringe Vest + Distressed Denim

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, Fringe vest, Justfab distressed denim, Shoedazzle marigold crossbody

If you are the queen (or king) of the snooze button, then you already know that every now and then you over snooze and end up having to throw an outfit together.  This look is a result of such an occasion.  And to make matters worst, this was also the day that I was co-representing ShoeDazzle at a Pop Up Shop hosted by the W Hotel Downtown.  This was so not the look that I was going for, but hey it still worked out.  What I like most about this look are these distressed high waisted skinnies.  Although they are a bit long for my short 5 foot frame, the comfort level is really good.  In preparation for a night of standing, my shoe BFF was the 'Kala' bootie in Tan.  Such a great pre-spring outfit.  

Fringe Vest -- Funky Flair Boutique (old, similar here, here) // Shirt Dress -- Thrifted (similar here, here) // Distressed Jeans -- ShoeDazzle // 'KalaBooties -- JustFab (sold out, similar here, here, here) // Crossbody -- ShoeDazzle (old, similar here, here) // Frames -- Rue21 (similar here) // Statement Necklace -- Old  

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, Fringe vest, Justfab distressed denim, Shoedazzle marigold crossbody
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, Fringe vest, Justfab distressed denim, Shoedazzle marigold crossbody
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, Fringe vest, Justfab distressed denim, Shoedazzle marigold crossbody
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, Fringe vest, Justfab distressed denim, Shoedazzle marigold crossbody
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, Fringe vest, Justfab distressed denim, Shoedazzle marigold crossbody
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, Fringe vest, Justfab distressed denim, Shoedazzle marigold crossbody

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Mustard Sweater + Animal Print Booties

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta stylist, Black blogger

Hey y'all!  It's Monday yet again and this time last week, I was sitting around in my pj's binge watching the HGTV show 'Little House Big Living'.  Since I became a homeowner, I've become slightly consumed with watching home design shows.  I can't wait to bring you guys along as I beautify my new home.  

Although I'm an early raiser, I am not a morning person and Monday mornings are always the roughest for me.  So often times, I'm looking to wear something that doesn't require a lot of brain activity.  So today's outfit is fairly simple.  I decided on a semi monochrome look with this fuzzy sweater and knit bodycon skirt.  To keep from looking like a jar of mustard I added a blue stripped shirt dress and animal print booties which can be treated as a neutral.  Adding a little effort I switched from my weekend handbag to this cute crossbody with fringe tassel.  

Man I tell you, if I had it my way, I'd only work Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other Wednesday.  But I suspect that's because I'm not, YET, a full time entrepreneur.  But I digress...

Sweater -- Thrifted (similar here, here) // Shirt Dress -- Thrifted (similar here, here) // Bodycon Skirt -- F21 // Booties -- ShoeDazzle (old) // Crossbody "Luis"-- JustFab // Frames -- Rue21 

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta stylist, Black blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta stylist, Black blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta stylist, Black blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta stylist, Black blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta stylist, Black blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta stylist, Black blogger

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