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Do I Walk Away Or Go Harder?

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For the last few months I've been feeling sorta defeated, no frustrated or maybe exhausted.  I guess to sum it all up, I've just been in my feelings.  This is not to say that all is falling apart, it's just that things aren't really happening how I'd envisioned.  Don't let these blog pics or my IG feed fool you ma'am / sir.  I'm a work in progress. 

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The month of October to some signifies the last quarter of the year.  This is the time to really give it all you got.  To end the year strong.  But for me, this month brings me to my 12th year (TWELVE YEARS!!!!) being at my job.  It's kinda unbelievable.  Honestly I didn't think I'd last more than 5 years.  The plan was to make my way back to nursing school, graduate and get a job as a travel nurse.  If the travel nurse thing didn't pan out, I'd work as a trauma nurse in Grady Hospital's trauma center.  Obviously neither plan worked out (insert sad face).

Here I am close (really close) to 40 and still trying to 'figure it out'.  At the 4 year mark on my job, I started to realize that school was getting further away.  Yet, I wasn't willing to settle for the hand that life was showing me.  So I reached out to my baby sister with a plan to start our own image consulting company.  She thought it was a great idea and jumped on board.  Three years later.... What company???

Now what was I suppose to do?!?!  Walk away and just be grateful that I have a descent job with okay benefits OR regroup and try something else.  Over the last few years, I've been regrouping.  I can't even tell you how many times I've regrouped.  It's frustrating!  It's overwhelming at times ( a lot of times) and other times I'm literally on the verge of quitting and running the opposite direction.   

But the thing is.... I can't just walk away.  Even though I've tried talking myself out of chasing my dreams and creating a life where I live what I love.  I CAN'T!  I have to much at stake.  I've invested so much already.  Yes it's hard, but I'm driven to go harder.  Complaining is easy, procrastinating is the breeding ground for fear of failure or the unknown.  Feeling bad for myself is ridicules.  I will gain nothing from any of this.  

While I'm not where I'd like to be.  I'm motivated in the notion that I will succeed.  One day I'll look around and see what has taken money, sweat and years.  And by the power of the tongue I declare to myself everyday that I'm going to 'blow up.'

At this point guys, it's go hard or go harder!

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VEST -- Target (old) // TOP, SKIRT, BELT -- Thrifted // SHOES -- Justfab (old) // STATEMENT NECKLACE -- I Heart Jewelz // SUNNIES --  Charlotte Russe (old) // HANDBAG -- Shoedazzle (old)  

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Black Lace skirt + Lace-up Front Boots

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Black boots, Backpack, Burgundy sweater, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta style blogger

Happy Monday style lovers!  This look is brought to you by JustFab.  As a brand ambassador for JF, I get to review all sorts of product.  Today I'm reviewing 'Huanalela'.  These lace-up front boots are unexpectedly cute.  When I was younger I had toothpicks for legs so tall boots and I didn't have the best relationship.  Now I'm a honorary member of #teamthickthighs (sorta.)  These boots are comfortable and the quality is really good.  You may remember this lace skirt (worn here), for this look I pulled it up to make it shorter.  Oh, yeah! The sweater is from JustFab as well.  Remember guys, fashion is meant to be fun, that's why it's always good to try new looks.  

Sweater -- JustFab (similar here or here) // Skirt -- Thrifted (similar here) // Boots -- JustFab // Backpack -- ShoeDazzle (similar here) // Sunnies -- SpreadLA  

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Black boots, Backpack, Burgundy sweater, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta style blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Black boots, Backpack, Burgundy sweater, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta style blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Black boots, Backpack, Burgundy sweater, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta style blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Black boots, Backpack, Burgundy sweater, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta style blogger

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Fuzzy Sweater + Cream Lace Skirt

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome street style, Atlanta Stylist, Atlanta Style Blogger

It's officially holiday season.  And with that comes holiday parties.  Believe it or not, I've never attended a holiday party.  So I imagine that if I were to attend an office party, I'd wear something like today's look.  It's fairly simple, yet cute.  I paired this cream lace skirt with a fuzzy front sweater.  I went with a two toned snake print pump; But could definitely have dress it down with a burgundy oxford.  If you're one of those brave chicks who wear sandals year round, a rose gold metallic strappy heel sandal would be awesome as well.  I went light on the accessories just to maintain the simplicity of this look. 

Sweater, Skirt - Thrifted (similar here or here) // Pumps - Shoedazzle (click for 75% off first order)

Photography: KVisuals

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Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome street style, Atlanta Stylist, Atlanta Style Blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome street style, Atlanta Stylist, Atlanta Style Blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome street style, Atlanta Stylist, Atlanta Style Blogger

Lace Skirt + Adidas Sneakers

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Athleisure, Adidas, Atlanta stylist 

On days when I kinda want to dress up but then not really, I tend to lean towards the athleisure look.  It functional, yet fashionable.  Gone are the days where sneakers are meant for the gym only.  I decided to dress up my sneakers with this black lace skirt from Plato's Closet, but you can get one from here or here.  Denim/chambray tops should be a staple in your closet.  Actually you should really have more than one, hint-hint.  Besides the thrift store, you can pick one or two up from Old Navy or Forever21.  I added this neon yellow handbag (thrifted) just for the heck of it, lol.  But really accessories just make things better!  Have you given this look a try?  What's your opinion on this trend? 

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Athleisure, Adidas, Atlanta stylist
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Athleisure, Adidas, Atlanta stylist
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Athleisure, Adidas, Atlanta stylist
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Athleisure, Adidas, Atlanta stylist