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Head Wrap's Are For Bad Hair Days

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Who else besides me is a little discombobulated by being off on a Wednesday?  I mean really, a holiday in the middle of the week, Really!  In my humble opinion, holidays should always fall on a Friday or Monday?  Middle of the week or not, I took advantage of my time off by doing nothing.  I left the house once to go to the store for food, other than that I had no intention of stepping a foot outside.  Not even to watch the neighborhood fireworks.  I guess I really am getting older.  But baaa-bbyyy, next week is what I'm most excited about.  Hubs, his mini-me and I, along with my brother and his fam will be in Orlando and I am so ready.  I got my summer body together (not really, but pretend I do) and I'm ready to hit the pool and the beach (and maybe a thrift store or a mall) 

Let's face it, bad hair days are inevitable.  No matter if you're black or white or yellow or polka dot, if you have hair, chances are you've had a bad hair day (days rather).  My first two years of being back natural was a bad hair day.  I had absolutely no idea what I was doing or what to do.  I even remember coming home after doing the big chop, walking in the door and the first thing my husband says (after looking at me like a strange alien) is "You're hair is ugly".  Man!!! That's when that for better or worst part comes in to play.  And it's a good thing I have tough skin.

Now-a-days most people wear head wraps for style purposes, yet wearing a head wrap could hold a deeper meaning for someone else.  Today's purpose is attributed to still looking fab when you're having a bad hair day.  I typically don't cover my head, because I have a love affair with my hair cut and color, but there are days when me and my hair are at odds.  That's when a cute decorative head wrap saves the day.

I copped this vibrant head wrap at THRIFTING ATLANTA'S Spring Market from BLACK GIRL TIARA'S.  Since I'm not really into the African or Ankara print trend, I almost didn't buy it.  Aside from being slightly talked into getting it, it was the mixture of bold colors that did it for me.  I've worn this wrap a few other times (bad hair day's of course) and each time I love it more and more. 

My top is brought to you by good ole GOODWILL.  A few weeks ago I attended a shopping event at the Tucker, GA location and found this orange top.  On the hanger it looked way to big, but a quick try on, made me realize I'm bigger than what I think I am - how sway?  The best part about this top is that it hides my mom gut and surprisingly, I like the high-low hem.  Peaking out from underneath the top are a pair of distressed shorts (which have been in heavy rotation this spring/summer season).  Pairing these cobalt blue wedge sandals and marigold crossbody (both from SHOEDAZZLE) with this look was a fun way to play with the other colors in my head wrap.  

Warning!  The top and shorts are thrifted and the sandals and handbag are from a couple of season's ago.  Meaning this entire look is not available for purchase.  But good news is you can use this look for style inspiration.  So if you come across an over sized top and distressed jean shorts, you can definitely recreate this look.  Don't forget to head over to BLACK GIRL TIARA'S to grab your own unique head wrap.  

Photography: KVISUALS

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Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, head wrap, atlanta street style
Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, head wrap, atlanta street style
Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, head wrap, atlanta street style
Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, head wrap, atlanta street style
Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, head wrap, atlanta street style

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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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Monochrome Blush + Sneakers

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome streetstyle, Atlanta style blogger, Shoedazzle, Blush dress 

Welp, it's FRIDAY!  Feels like it was just Monday or is that just how it feels to me?  Anywho... I've had a fairly eventful week so I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend.  Hope your weekend is as fabulous and mines will be.

Today's outfit post is brought to you by ShoeDazzle and is such a cute look to finish out the first week of spring.  When SD asked me to review this 'Cuff Sleeve Shirt Dress', I was more than happy to do so.  And if I'm being honest with you, I was a little skeptical to.  I'll order shoes, handbags and accessories online all day long, but I pause a little when it comes to clothes.  I love driving to the store, searching through the racks and trying on the clothes - weird huh?  We all have our quirks.  Turns out, I had nothing to be skeptical about.  The color, the quality of the material and the length all get a thumbs up from me.  This shirt dress is certainly going to be in rotation this spring and summer.  To keep the look simple and fun, I wore my current all time fave SD 'Rhiannon' sneakers in white and the 'Cedar' satchel in blush.  I completed the look with a studded statement necklace.

Shirt Dress / Bag / Sneakers (sold out, bur try these) -- ShoeDazzle 

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome streetstyle, Atlanta style blogger, Shoedazzle, Blush dress
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome streetstyle, Atlanta style blogger, Shoedazzle, Blush dress
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome streetstyle, Atlanta style blogger, Shoedazzle, Blush dress
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome streetstyle, Atlanta style blogger, Shoedazzle, Blush dress
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome streetstyle, Atlanta style blogger, Shoedazzle, Blush dress
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Monochrome streetstyle, Atlanta style blogger, Shoedazzle, Blush dress

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Olive Trench + Acid Wash Denim Skirt

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Vintage skirt, olive trench coat

If I told you that I'm less than two years away from 40, would you believe me?  Well I am, so I think that qualifies me to be considered an 80's/90's baby.  One of the biggest trends during that time frame was acid or stone wash denim.  And since fashion repeats itself, I was euphoric when I found this skirt at Ecologie Vintage on a Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour last year.  Aside from the wash, I love the length of this skirt and the button detail.  The first time I styled this skirt (check it out) I had bigger hair.  I originally wanted to style this skirt with an oversized camel colored turtleneck sweater, but haven't found one that I like sooo I paired this skirt with a floral print sweat shirt and JustFab olive trench.  I really like how this look came together.  What do you think, it this something you'd wear?

Trench -- JustFab (similar here, here) // Sweatshirt -- Thrifted (similar here// Skirt -- Ecologie Vintage // Booties -- ShoeDazzleold (similar herehere) // Backpack -- 'Milo' JustFab (similar here

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Vintage skirt, olive trench coat
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Vintage skirt, olive trench coat
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Vintage skirt, olive trench coat
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Vintage skirt, olive trench coat
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Vintage skirt, olive trench coat
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta style blogger, Vintage skirt, olive trench coat

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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 

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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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Vintage Colorblock Top + Stripped Skirt / Holiday Lookbook - Style 4

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

Man, can you believe it?  Christmas is almost here and I'm sure the party invites are still coming in.  And with that, the number one question will always be - What the heck am I going to wear?  Putting a look together can be stressful, especially if you feel a fancy frock is needed.  Guys calm down, breath!  You're living in a world where fashion is whatever you make it.  Since I'm not into fancy schmancy, I tend to go for over the top styles.  This mix of colors and prints during a festive holiday completely works for me.  I would soo wear this look to a holiday soiree.  Pass over the LBD or body con dress with boots or sandals and try a more vibrant look instead.  

Vintage top, Skirt (similar here, here, here), Turtleneck -- Thrifted // Shoes -- JustFab 

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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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