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The Secret To Getting Away With Not Wearing Heels

Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart

If I had to guess the last time I wore heels (I mean high heels) was probably sometime early last year. I could be wrong. What I do know is that it’s been a good hot minute since I last graced these Atlanta streets with heels on. Honestly I don’t even know when or why but I’ve sorta fallen out of love with them. Now my preferred heel height of choice these days are 2.5 to 3 inches (anything higher is almost out of the question).

Finding the right style shoe to compliment your look is good, but comfort should come first. I know I’m not the only woman who endured pulsing, constrictive, numbing pain as a result of wear an ol nasty pair of heels you just had to have because is killed your look. And it made you feel all warm on the inside when you saw people looking and shouting out compliments on your dope footwear.

Well guy’s I’m over it. Ya’ll can have the high heels, just slide me over a cute kitten heel and I’m good love (wink wink). I can see the side eye you’re giving me and saying to yourself, naw sis, I’m good on the kitten heels. No worries, if you refuse to get into the kitten heel trend, my next fave flat shoe option is a sneaker. Not just any sneaker, a sneaker with attitude.

Paring sneakers with your look is easy, effortless and can add the same level of character to your look that a heel can. Worn with a skirt (long or short), a midi or mini dress, jeans, trousers or a suit. Sneakers is all the rave these days.

Since it seems that I’m on a no heels campaign, my shoe goal is to search out and find unique sneaker styles that will provide me with no-fail looks to keep you guys inspired.

You don’t have to be a sneaker head to get into this trend. Are you a fan of sneakers or you’re a heels girl til the end?

Photography: Kaylin James

Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Melodie Stewart

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DIY: How To Decorate A Pair Of Jeans

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger

Don't you hate when your buy a pair of jeans and it's only when you get home and try them on that you realize they are too long?  I mean who has time to go into the fitting room just to make sure that something fits?  Or am I the only one to lazy to try on clothes before buying them?
 

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger

I've been needing a non-distressed pair of black jeans for a while now.  I got scissor happy and ended up slicing and dicing my other three pair of black jeans.  Whenever I'm out thrifting I usually can't find a pair of black jeans that I like.  Which is when I head over to Forever 21.  I actually like how their jeans fit my slim-thick hips and thighs and their price point is right where I want it to be.  

So imagine my surprise while out thrifting, I come up on a pair of crispy black F21 jeans, in my size.  Winning!  Or so I thought.  I should have definitely tried them on at the store.  If I had, then I'd known that they were too long.  Argh!  My first thought was to distress them.  My second thought was to take them back.  I had to resort back to my first thought because I missed the 7 day return time.  Ugh!!  Now what?!?!       

Distress it is.  Just as I was prepping the pants to cut them, I had this idea... Remembering I had a container filled with all sorts of unique and odd jewelry accessories from varies thrift shops in my closet; I got all happy inside.  Btw, you'd be surprised at all the cool vintage accessory items people give away.  

I picked all the pieces I wanted and placed them on the pants leg before super gluing them down.  Just to make sure the placement was okay.  Once I was okay with the placement of each piece, I got the glue gun and went to town.    

When it came time to style these pants I was leaning towards a blazer, but felt that was so expected.  That's when I decided on the dress over pants trend (again, see here).  To keep the look simple, this textured tangerine orange dress from H&M was perfect.  Instead of heels I opted for the wedged oxfords from Shein.  I really like how this look came together.  And just because I can be extra at times, I carried this cigar box handbag which added a little pzazz. 

Items I used to embellish my jeans
- Jeans (old/new)
- Glue gun/ glue sticks
- Old or broken jewelry/ accessory pieces (earrings, broken necklace, brooches, pins)
- And my imagination

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger

Dress -- H&M (sold out) // Pants -- Thrifted, then DIY'd // Shoes -- Shein // Cigar box handbag -- Thrifted // Necklace -- Funky Flair Boutique // Sunnies -- Mall Kiosk

Photo Cred: KVisuals

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