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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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Don't Forget To Celebrate The Small Wins

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta Blogger, Cure Monday Blues

Social media has a lot of people jacked up.  And I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't one of them.  I've been guilty of lurking on other blogger's IG pages and their blogs in an effort to learn their secret to success.  When I came on the scene I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I just knew that once I got the hang of "it", I would be the bombdiggity.  Despite all my thoughts and dreams of blissful triumph; I was met with defeat and failures.

Nobody grows up with goals of being a failure.  Yet failure happens, it's impossible to live without it.  So instead of looking at it from a 'game over' point of view, let it challenge you to keep moving forward.  Failure is not final!

FAILURE IS NOT FINAL -- Tweet Me

This weekend it came to me that while I've been so focused on the big picture; I'd completely overlooked a few of my smaller snapshots.  When I started on this journey of becoming a brand, I hadn't the slightest inkling about how much work it was going to take.  I mean, when I'm looking at other influencers, they make it look so easy.  But man-o-man, I've been putting in a lot of work.  

Stepping back a little, I can see how far I've come.  Hold please, I want to pat myself on the back.  I'm sure that gave you a little chuckle, but now I want you to do the same.  Your goals my not be the same as mines, but if you've been putting in some work, then you take pride in it.  When the going gets tough, celebrate your small wins, they count too.

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, CELEBRATE YOUR SMALL WINS.  THEY COUNT TOO -- Tweet Me!

The road to success is paved with hard work, preparation and persistence.  And to stay motivated to keep pushing - I speak it!  I believe it! I write it! I dream it!  I work at it!  I do all these things so that the fear of failure won't destroy the zeal in my heart.  It's super easy to down play your accomplishments.  But it's even easier and worth it to acknowledge your small wins!!!

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WISH LIST: Floral Print

Whenever there's a long holiday weekend, my days get so mixed up.  Like is today really Wednesday?  If so, this means that I'm a week away from enjoying summer vaca with hubs and his mini me in Orlando.  Yea!!!    

One print that really puts me in the mind of vacations are floral's.  And the fact that they have been showing up more and more in my wardrobe is a sign that I'm over due.  As much as I have tried to stay away from this girly print, I'm finding myself drawn to it.  Whilst this trend may vary throughout time, the power of the flower will probably never go away. 

Variations of this print can easily be used to add character or charisma to almost any look.  Check me out here, herehere and here blooming in my own garden of style.  Because it's such a versatile print, styling it with a causal Tee, a pair of distressed jeans or a midi skirt is grounds for a cute outfit. 

Each season, I look forward to seeing how my style will evolve.  It seems like my go-to print this s/s is going to lean heavy on the floral trend.  What makes me totally okay with this trend is this print ranges from whimsical and girly to bold and dramatic.  

My steadily growing desire for floral's probably stem from the array of patterns, prints and colors they come in.  It's such a fun print to wear or use for room decor.  So how about an outfit challenge?  The next time you go shopping, go for a floral print rather than the solid.   

Cotten Blouse -- HM // Tropical Print Mini Backpack -- Target // Floral Print Wide Leg Pants -- Shein // Floral Embroidered Ripped Detail Jeans -- Shein // Floral Print Bracelet Watch -- Nordstrom Rack // Slub-weave Cushion Cover -- HM // INCA Heels -- Steve Madden // Sleeveless Blouse -- HM // Floral Print Sunglasses -- Target // Floral Swimwear -- Nordstrom Rack // One-shoulder Dress -- HM // Shawl Collar Jacket -- HM

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Sweatshirt + See-through Palazzo Pants

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, sheer palazzo pants, Atlanta style blogger, street style, black and white street style

Man!  It's April already, but it was just Christmas the other day... Time is surely flying.  But I won't complain.  This just means that I can still wear both my winter and spring wear together.  Today's look is a perfect example of transitioning my winter wardrobe to my spring wardrobe.  I debated even wearing this sweatshirt since the weather gets a bit warmer in the afternoons, but then I was like what the heck.  I pushed the sleeves up and went about my marry way.  Since the bottoms are see-through it allowed the right amount of ventilation to keep me cool.  And unless I grow another 3 feet, I'll always have to wear heels with these pants.  So I went with these red tasseled sandals and this mixed print clutch to finish off the look.  

Sweatshirt, Pants -- thrifted // Shoes -- Justfab (sold out in red, available in other colors) // Clutch -- Aldo (old) // Sunglasses -- Target

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Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, sheer palazzo pants, Atlanta style blogger, street style, black and white street style
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, sheer palazzo pants, Atlanta style blogger, street style, black and white street style
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, sheer palazzo pants, Atlanta style blogger, street style, black and white street style
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Yellow Blazer + Black Skirt

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Happy Friday eve, although today feels more like Friday to me.  Some time last year I became somewhat bored with my wardrobe.  So I decided to do something about it.

Although the feme-chic look isn't really my go-to style; I thought it might be fun to try it out anyway.  What I like most about this look is the blazer and the socks w/ heels.  I'm kinda a sucker for the socks and heels combo.  Want to hear something funny, but not really?  For my sis-n-law's recent nuptials, my husband says to me, "Make sure you wear something nice."  Huh???  What do you mean by that, I asked?  After a few choice words, I think we're good.  Anywho, this is what I work to the wedding.  What's your opinion on my look?  Drop a line below and let me know.    

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Atlanta style blogger, street style, thrifted fashion, yellow blazer, Target style, ShoeDazzle, Funky Flair Boutique, black skirt, black girls killing it, black blogger, black girls rock, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, black pumps, Natural fashion blogger
Atlanta style blogger, street style, thrifted fashion, yellow blazer, Target style, ShoeDazzle, Funky Flair Boutique, black skirt, black girls killing it, black blogger, black girls rock, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, black pumps, Natural fashion blogger
Atlanta style blogger, street style, thrifted fashion, yellow blazer, Target style, ShoeDazzle, Funky Flair Boutique, black skirt, black girls killing it, black blogger, black girls rock, Atlanta stylist, Atlanta wardrobe stylist, black pumps, Natural fashion blogger

Blazer -

Funky Flair Boutique

// Blouse, Skirt - Thrifted // Shoes -

ShoeDazzle

// Socks -

Target

Photo Cred:

KVisuals

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Denim Jumper + Brief Case

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Please bow your heads in a moment of silence for my briefcase...............

Okay, I thrifted this mini briefcase a while ago.  Since I'm a huge fan of mens inspired looks I was grateful to the thrift gawds for this awesome find.  The reason for the moment of silence is because I ran over it after this photo shoot, tear!  Maybe I luck up on another one.  

Are you ready for the holiday's?  I am!  I'm mostly looking forward to not having to wake up earlier for work.  This will give me a good chance to work on more valuable content for you guys.  2016 is going to be a lot better than this year.  The best is yet to come.  

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Entire outfit - Thrifted // Shoes -

ShoeDazzle

// Socks -

Target

// Sunnies - Mall Kiosk 

Photos by Mann Photography

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Weekend of Fashion & Fun - The Jumper / pt. 3

Hey Stylenista's!  

Finally part 3 of my fun filled fashion weekend....  Click here for part 1 and part 2.

The conclusion of my weekend ended at a Trunk Show hosted by fellow fashion blogger Nikka Shae of Oh! Nikka.  Style ambassador Perrie Tucker gave us a sneak peak into the newest Lifestyle Brand collection by British Designer India Hicks.  The collection has quick a few pieces that I would have loved to have brought home with me, however, father's day is fast approaching and I have big plans for my boo that requires $$$.  

Anywho, on to the most important piece; my outfit!  Since I had been in heels all day the day before I opted for flats.  How cute are the pink and white oxfords?  Well since I had the shoe selection for the day, the next step was building the look.  After shopping my closet in my mind and one minor suggestion from my husband.... I give you: The Jumper!

Outfit Details
Top, Jumper & handbag - Thrifted
Bowtie - Canary48
Socks - Target