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Weekend of Fashion & Fun - Best Dressed / p.1

OMGeeee Stylenista's,

Okay, I'm tired like the end of the year teacher tired!!!  I haven't had a busy weekend like I had this weekend in a while.  My weekend consisted of a tea party, a fashion show and a trunk show.  The highlight of my weekend shenanigans was my outfits.  If I was in a contest for best dress - I would have won.  BTW, I did win "Best Dressed" at the tea party hosted by NeShunta of Style Is She.  To keep from over inundating you with all my pics from the weekend, I'm doing a three part mini-series for this post.

Sooo, let's talk about my FAB-U-LOUS dress for the tea party.  I started looking for a dress as soon as I saw the post for the tea.  Although I had 2 dresses that would have been great for the tea party, neither had that wow factor.  And the search continued... There was a dress on IG that I had been stalking for weeks; just hoping that the price would go down.  It did!  Once I received the dress I thought that my search was over - it wasn't.  So I took to IG again.  And see for yourself!

Outfit Details
Dress - Angels Vintage Boutique
Headpiece& Statement necklace - Gifted
Shoes - Justfab
Clutch - Thrifted

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Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, vintage fashion, polka dot dress, peplum dress, vintage, mixed prints, high tea party

Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, vintage fashion, polka dot dress, peplum dress, vintage, mixed prints, high tea party

Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, vintage fashion, polka dot dress, peplum dress, vintage, mixed prints, high tea party

Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, vintage fashion, polka dot dress, peplum dress, vintage, mixed prints, high tea party

Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, vintage fashion, polka dot dress, peplum dress, vintage, mixed prints, high tea party

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Destroyed Denim

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Distressed Skirt, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta street style

Hello Stylenista's,

Last month I had a birthday - Yyyyeeeaaaa!!!  Although I'm a little picky and somewhat finicky it doesn't take a lot to make me happy.  I love my husband for all the effort he puts into making my day special.  Aside from what he gets me, I don't really expect anyone else to get me anything.  However, to my surprise my two thrift buddy's (Tiffany of @mrscuteasabutton and NeShanta of @msstyleisshe) gifted me with some fabulous items.  One of my birthday gifts was this denim skirt and immediately I knew that I was going to destroy this skirt.  With little vision in mind and a giant pair of scissors I started cutting.  My husband was like you're just scissor happy; my reply was that it was going to be one of the best looking distressed skirts of all time.  After nearly loosing a finger and almost choking to death because of the bleach fumes - I  present to you............. Destroyed Denim!

Top, Skirt, Belt, Wooden bangles - Thrifted Handbag - Honestly Speaking Style (Heels on Wheels) Shoes - Charlotte Russe 

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Distressed Skirt, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta street style
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Distressed Skirt, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta street style
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Distressed Skirt, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta street style
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Distressed Skirt, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta street style

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Just Chill'n

Hi Stylenista's

I'm back!  Although it's only been like a week or two, it seems like a month or two.  I hope you all had a great 4 day weekend; I did.  My goal was to do nothing and to go no where... Well that didn't happen.  You see, I'm a thrift fiend so I ended up at the thrift store.  It was $.50 day and I found a few pieces that I'm excited to wear.  

Okay so this look is simple, yet cute.  I had a meeting to attend and I wanted to be comfortable.  So instead of heels I opted for these mint green oxfords.   

Outfit Details
Ralph Lauren Button-down - Thrifted
Pants - Thrifted
Bowtie - My son's closet






 

 



Here's Pinking At You!

Hi Stylenista's

It's Monday again and yet again, I had a fab weekend.  This weekend I hosted the Thrifting Atlanta bus tour.  First off, I love thrifting!  Every time I step foot into a thrift shop, I get anxious; almost like a kid in a candy shop.  Just the anticipation of what awesomeness awaits me.  As a firm believer of speaking things into existence, I'm floored when something from my shopping wishlist comes into my life.  I can't wait to show you the yellow midi skirt that I got while on the tour.

A few Sunday's ago, I was running late for church and my first look didn't come together as I had planned.  So plan "B" were these floral print shorts (because I didn't have iron them) and the short sleeved collared shirt.  Since I was going to church I thought I better put on a pair of heels.  I think "Madison" from ShoeDazzle was the perfect touch.

Outfit Details
Top, Shorts - Thrifted
Statement necklace - IHeartJewelz
Shoes - ShoeDazzle



 
 
 



FaShun Pop-up Shop

How goes it !!!!

Let me first start off by saying that I'm soo excited about my future.  The harder I work on building my brand, the better I feel about what lies ahead.  Whew, I just needed to get that out!!!

About last night... I attended Stylist Shun Melson's FaShun Pop-up Shop at Negril Village Atlanta.  Aside from the the sweltering heat, the event was fun.  And although I don't know Shun personally, she was very approachable and friendly - You know some people when they "arrive" get really funky acting.  Outside of networking and meeting new people, I was also scouting out fab looks.  Posted at the end is a quick video of some of my fave looks from last night.  Speaking of looks, Get Into My Look!!!

Outfit Details
Vintage top - Park Ave Thrift Outlet Woodstock - $1.25
DIY Jeans - Forever21 - $8.00
Shoes - JcPenney 
Handbag - Shoedazzle (b/day gift from SD)











All Mixed UP!

Hi Stylenista's,

There's a certain classicness (is that a word?) to black and white.  Subconsciously, I tend to lean more towards the black/white combo.  I like the versatility that this color combo has.  One of my favorite style enthusiast's, who I deem the queen of black and white, is Janelle Monae.  She can wear the heck out of an black and white outfit.

Following me you see I'm a huge fan of prints.  Outside of polka dot's, window pane print has become my fave.  As an avid thrifter, my primary goal was to find them for less than $5.00.  Well, that didn't happen.  While out and about with my boo, I walked into the store and there they were; front and center.  I felt like a kid on Christmas.  They were not the $5 that I was hoping for, BUT I got want I wanted.

Outfit Details
Polka-dot button down - Thrifted - < $2.00
Window pane print pants - Old Navy - $35.00
Floral print tie - Thrifted - < $1.50







Multi-Colorful

Hi Stylenista's

The weekend is over. Whew!  And what a weekend it was.  I haven't been thrifting in weeks, maybe a few months; however, that all changed this weekend.  I co-hosted the April Thrifting Atlanta monthly bus tour.  While on the tour I picked up a few pieces that I had on my thrift wishlist.  OMG!!!! I can't wait to show you guys the one piece that almost stop the earth from revolving..... Speaking of bus tour, I scored this skirt from Ecologie Consignment and Vintage during last months bus tour.  Being the colorful individual that I am, it was a no brainer that this piece was coming home with me.  Not to mention, I almost had to fight Keren (twostylishkays) over it.  You have to watch out for her!  Anywho... 

Outfit Details Polka-dot Blazer - Gifted - Express Window Pane Print Blouse - SheInside - $8.00 (I think, it was very inexpensive) Vintage Skirt - Ecologie Consignment and Vintage - $13.00 Shoes - ? Specs - Mall Kiosk - $10.00

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Springtime Ready

Hi Stylenista's

The weather in the "A" is starting to warm up and I can't wait to break out a few pieces that I thrifted during the cold months.  I've even started working on my shoes collection for spring '15.

Notice anything different?  You guess it!  My hair is slightly different.  Since I've been natural, I've only had my hair straightened twice.  I love my hair in it's natural state, I just wish I would have big chopped sooner.  My hair goal is to have a fro as big as the moon (kidding) but I would like for it to grow more.

When I thriftshop, I never look for anything in particular.  My goal is to find something super cute, different and multi-functional.  I was having a rough day at work so I decided that I needed a little resale therapy.  So as I meandered through the aisles, I came up on this emerald green full skirt - buying it was a no brainer.  Although I'm frugal when it comes to shopping, I had to go retail to get this black jacket.  Isn't it everything?  I really really liked how this look came together.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Outfit Details
Black Jacket - H&M - $50.00
Screen-T - Forever21 - $13.00
Full skirt - St. Vincent de Paul Duluth - $1.00
Scarf - H&M - $6.00
Shoes - ?          







Work-wear On A Dime

Hello Stylenista's

I hope you're having a wonder day and staying warm.  This Atlanta weather is not the business.  Although I'm sure anyone up north would laugh in my face.  This frigid weather is exactly why I told my husband he needs to move us to Tampa, FL.  Anywho!

Well if you've been following me you can probably tell that my style is somewhat versatile.  It has to be since I still work an 8-5 (but not for long).  I would really describe my personal style as eclectic, retro and modern vintage.  This look is very simple to me, but it's still cute.  It ceases to amaze me what $3-$15 can transform into.  I love that I'm blessed with creativity.  Can't wait to see where it continues to take me.

Outfit Details
Fuchsia Pink Button-down - Park Ave Thrift Duluth - $1.00
Walnut Brown Trousers - Park Ave Thrift Outlet Woodstock - $1.75
Sash/ Scarf - Last Chance Thrift Store Chamblee - $1.00
Shoes - Plato's Closet N, Druid Hills - $10.00








Road Ready

Hi Stylenista's!

"I say, dress to please yourself.  Listen to your inner muse and take a chance.  
Wear something that says 'Here I Am Today" - Iris Apfel

I totally agree with this quote.  Life is too short to be concerned with what others have to say about you.  Live life to the fullest. 

For a little over 2 years now, I've been on a journey.  I set out for one purpose and along the way I've learned new things about myself that I never knew existed.  So far this has been a most interesting experience.  Now when on a journey you have got to have great footwear... And I knew the moment I laid eyes on these metal heeled boots, that they would call my closet home.  As usually everything else is #thrifted.

Outfit Details
Blazer - Cherokee Rose Shoppe - $?
Denim - Park Ave Thrift Duluth - $1.50
Cargo Pants - Park Ave Thrift Outlet Woodstock - $1.25
Lug Boots - Makemechic 



 

 




Cute As A... I'm Just Cute

Hello Stylenista's!

Wow! We're already in the February.  Time waits for no one.  I'm so excited to see what this year will bring.  I'm destine for purpose, therefore I'm purpose driven.

Today's post is totally "thrifted,"  actually each piece came from various boutiques.

Outfit Details

Plaid Coat - Diva Diva Boutique // Vintage Dress - Red Tag Affair //Red Shoes  -Rag-O-Rama

The Purple Midi

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Hi Stylenista's!

It's a new year and I'm super excited about all the possibilities this year will offer.

Would you believe me if I said, I'm only wearing one thrifted piece?  OMG, stop the presses!  Yes, it's true.  Sometime last year I stumbled upon this website named Sheinside.  They have really great pieces with the prices to match.  Although I was a little skeptical about ordering from them (because they ship direct from China) I did anyway.  It took almost a month before my items arrived, but when they did I was grateful.

Outfit Details
Black Blazer - Last Chance Thrift Store - $1.00
Window pane print blouse - Sheinside  $9.00
Purple Midi Skirt - Sheinside - $14.00
Statement Necklace - Sherane's Vintage Closet - $Won it

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Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, mixed prints, purple midi skirt, black blazer, windowpane print shirt

Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, mixed prints, purple midi skirt, black blazer, windowpane print shirt

Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, mixed prints, purple midi skirt, black blazer, windowpane print shirt

Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, Atlanta blogger, street style, mixed prints, purple midi skirt, black blazer, windowpane print shirt