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An Exciting Spin On A Black And White Outfit

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There is nothing more stylish than a black and white outfit, I can’t say this enough. These two colors together pack a mighty punch and can be bold and simple at the same time. And is hands down the easiest color combo to wear - ever! Each year Pantone declares the color of the year and while I love wearing colors, black and white will always be my two colors of the year.

My obsession with this monochrome color combo will probably never end. Which is why I’m always looking for ways to keep my black and white looks from being bland and boring. Like I said, black and white paired together is super easy and the different ways to style these two colors are endless.

Although I’ve worn this pleated skirt before, this time around I dialed it up a notch by adding a little texture. This textured tri-colored pleated skirt is dope by itself, but since I can be extra from time-to-time I opted to go for a black and white polka dot shirt instead of plain black or white. I played with the idea of wearing a polka dot blazer, but went with a solid black blazer instead.

To complete the look, I wore a pair of foiled silver metallic loafers and black dotted tights. My accessories included a little box handbag along with a pair of red thin retro cat-eye sunglasses on trend right now (btw, when they first hit the scene I hated them and said I’d never buy a pair. Moral of the story, never say never!)

As always, I hope this look inspires you to step out of the box and try new ways to style your black and white clothes. Even though you might not have these exact items in your closet, you can still find interesting ways to create stylish black and white looks.

Photography: Kaylin James

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3 Things I Plan To Do Differently In 2019

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Photography: Kaylin James

It’s the last day of January and I’m feeling pret-ty good. Crossing over into the new year, I didn’t write up a list of resolutions that I probably wasn’t going to accomplish anyway. Instead, I decided to re-evaluate my current status and look for areas of opportunities to improve on.

Last year when I attended Werk Pray Slay, a women’s empowerment conference, hosted by Koereyelle, I had the opportunity to interview her afterwards. Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. Of all the questions that I asked Koe, one particular answer struck a cord with me…

MS: What’s your biggest piece of advice you have for female entrepreneurs?

Koe: Know what you want.  In order to chase your dreams/visions you have to know yourself enough to know what you want.

Ever since, I’ve been on a mission to re-discover what DOI want. The answer >>> I want to elevate myself - personally and professionally. Meaning I’ll be removing people, places and things out of my life that aren’t doing me any good and replacing it with all the people, places and things that will help me improve myself. Although there are more than three things I could do differently, here are three areas I plan to start with first:

  • STAY FOCUSED

My mind runs a mile a minute. I’m constantly thinking of just about everything, from bills and family to my blog and brand. Getting focused is a struggle let me tell you. But this year I’m honing in on how to eliminate distractions so that I can focus on what matters. Another struggle for me and maybe one of my biggest obstacles is procrastination. This thorn in my side has caused me much frustration. Because my mind is always in overdrive I’m either not starting or starting something and not finishing. However, what I’m learning to do is identify and prioritize what deserves my attention and then dedicate time to focus on completing the task.

Other tricks I hope will work is doing one thing at a time or completely unplugging for a bit in order to re-set then start again.

  • PRAY MORE

THIS! There was once a time I prayed and studied my bible everyday. Nowadays, not so much. Being a pew baby, sometimes I feel bad for missing out on my prayer and study time. While I can offer up a 1000 excuses (and some may even be legit), there isn’t any excuse good enough for not giving the Father his time. Although I haven’t come up with an effective method for incorporating this special time with the Lord into my daily living, I am focusing on taking this journey one day at a time.

  • BET ON MYSELF

I’ll admit, social media has been the devil for me at times. Scrolling down Facebook and Instagram taking in all these beautifully curated squares showcasing “the life”, I started to question my own existence (okay maybe that’s a bit much, but you get what I’m saying). Seriously though, I understand how it seems when you’ve been grinding harder than Ginuwine in the ‘Pony’ video only to feel like someone who’s younger, taller, prettier, smarter, faster or richer is getting all the opportunities you’ve been dreaming and praying for. At times it has made me doubt my own gifts and talents.

But guys, the pity party is over. No more feeling sorry for myself. From now on, I’m betting on myself. I’m choosing myself. Once I realized I was standing in my own way, I moved. I became my biggest fan, routing myself on. Even in fear, I’m still betting on myself. I’m giving myself a chance to win and win big. Even understanding that I may not always win, I’ll still bet on myself.

Before I get outta here, I want to leave this with you…. ‘While there may always be someone who can do “it” better than you, you cannot allow that to keep you from doing what you know you’re good at. That’s why there are different restaurants, different malls, different cars, different cell phone providers your market is tailor-made for you. Be encouraged not to give up and no matter what stay focused on your assignment.

A Stylish Outfit For Christmas Dinner

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The days are running away from me. I literally thought I had another week before Christmas. Are you ready for Christmas? I’m looking forward to spending time with my family.

Speaking of family, I can see it now, me walking into my parents’ house with this outfit on. Funny part about it is that nobody would even be surprised. More than likely one (or both) of my sister’s would shake her had at my extra-ness and my dad would probably have  tight smile on this face, then say that’s my Melli-Ann ( btw, I have no idea why he calls me that).

Dressing up for dinner at your parents may not warrant such a “doing the most” outfit like this, but putting a little effort into your look ain’t never hurt nobody.  However, if you’re visiting your new bae’s family for the first time this holiday season, a cute look is probably a good idea.  After all first impressions are lasting and often times before you even speak, you’ve already been judged. 

Now going all out for dinner at home with your folks may get you crowned queen doing the most, yet opting for a super dope look would be awesome for Holiday parties outside the home. Whether you decide to go for a more festive look or a street chic vibe, the point is do you!

While most people would probably go with some type of Christmas garment, sequins or jeans, a comfy sweater and boots. I’m showing up in today’s look. It’s vibrant, bold and makes a statement. For some this look is too much, but for those who are up for making a statement I hope this outfit inspires you to step outside the style box and try new things.  Until next time!

Photography: Kaylin James

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Bright Yellow Sweater + Silver Pleated Skirt Holiday Look

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With Christmas only two days away, yesterday should have been my last day of shopping, instead it was my first day.  Judge all you want, I care's not!  What I'm most looking forward to is the extra day off from work and scrolling through my shopping apps admiring all the after Christmas sales that I won't be taking advantage of (or at least that's the plan.)

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Did you know that yesterday was the first day of winter?  And while here in Atlanta we haven't really experienced the really really cold temps, I'm sure it's on the way.  Which means I need to make sure my winter wardrobe is up to par.  Starting with today's outfit.  Most people naturally gravitate to dark wintery colors - greys, blacks, browns, navy, neutrals - boring (unless it's cute).  Not me, this winter season I'm looking to add bright vibrant colors to my closet.  

I mean, why should spring and summer have all the fun colors?  They shouldn't!  That's why I've decided that for winter this year I'm adding splashes of brightness to my winter looks.  You should too, I promise it will definitely get noticed.  Plus bright colors are an instant mood lifter and it will keep you from looking drab.  

The color combo of today's look is just what the style doctor ordered, considering the week (at work) I've had.  I picked up this sunny yellow sweater from Forever 21 a few weeks ago while on a shopping binge (hence the shopping fast) and immediately fell for it.  I mean what's not to love about it?  The one I'm wearing isn't available online, but this yellow sweater from Asos will do just fine.  

I paired the sweater with this Zara silver metallic pleated skirt for a cute and casual holiday look and opted to complete the look with these black ShoeDazzle booties I found hiding in the back of my closet.  Another bootie option, are these platform booties from H&MIf I said to you this skirt was not longer available, you might be disappointed.  BUT, I was looking out for you, check out this dup silver pleated skirt from AsosIt's a game changer.  

The best part about this post is that I've linked to a few really dope alternative options if you'd like to recreate my look.  See below.  Btw...  Have you gotten your holiday outfits picked out yet? I would love to know what you plan to wear!!  Talk to me in the comments below.   

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Sweater -- Forever 21 // Skirt -- Zara // Booties -- ShoeDazzle (old) // Handbag -- Aldo // Hat -- Forever 21 // Sunnies -- Mall Kiosk

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Pleated Metallic Skirt + Floral Socks

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, metallic pleated skirt, street style, pink blazer, heels and socks

It's Thurzday y'all, only two more day's to cast your vote for me in Thrifting Atlanta's best of thrifting award for Favorite Thrift Style Blogger.  Wow!  What a way to start a blog post, huh?!

If you notice I barely moved from the spot I'm in.  The reason is because there is about a 15 foot drop behind me and I was scared out of my freak'n mind.  Why didn't I just take the shot somewhere else you ask.  Wellll, I really wanted to get a shot with this pole and then a car pulled into the spot I was going to stand in.  Can't you see the fear of heights on my face?

Back to the earlier topic... I need your vote.  All you have to do is follow this link and vote for me as Favorite Thrift Style Blogger.  *There are other categories that are required,  so you can either select randomly or vote for your actual fave if you have one.  And of course tHaNk yOu!!

Blazer -- Thrifted (similar here, here) // Black top -- Forever21 // Pleated Skirt -- Shein (another option here) // Handbag -- Forever21 (old, similar here) // Socks -- Forever21 (old, similar here)

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, metallic pleated skirt, street style, pink blazer, heels and socks
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, metallic pleated skirt, street style, pink blazer, heels and socks
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, metallic pleated skirt, street style, pink blazer, heels and socks
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, metallic pleated skirt, street style, pink blazer, heels and socks

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Metallic Skirt + Cigarbox / Holiday Lookbook - Style 2

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

Your holiday fashion wardrobe isn't complete without the shimmer and glimmer of metallic's.  While this isn't a new trend, almost everybody is getting into it one way or another.  My bling-wear consist of a semi-monochromatic silver sweatshirt and skirt combo.  Layered with a burgundy turtleneck for a splash of color.  This look is perfect for those of us who aren't a fan of party dresses during the cold months.  Picked a pair of floral print crew socks to compliment these dope silver metallic oxfords for a downtown chic look.  How cute is this thrifted cigarbox handbag?   

Sweatshirt, Turtleneck, Cigarbox -- Thrifted // Pleated skirt -- Shein // Crew socks, Oxfords (similar here) -- F21 // Mirrored Sunnies (similar here) -- Mall Kiosk

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

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