Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

October 5, 2012

Fashion Post {10/2/12 and 10/4/12}

     I got a lot of positive feedback on my first fashion post from a couple weeks ago, so I thought I'd share a couple more outfits today! Here's what I wore on Tuesday and Thursday of this week:


  • Tunic: Macy's (September 2011)
  • Printed leggings: Ardene [Canadian Store] (August 2011)
  • Boots: DSW (Fall 2009)
  • Grey camisole: Target (November 2010)
  • Necklace: Gift from extended family (several years ago)
  • Earrings: Made by me! (Metalsmithing class, Fall 2010)

     I love skirts and dresses, and I love to wear them year round. This tunic (shirt/dress?) is one of my favorites for fall! Fall weather can be so weird and varrying, so this is perfect for this time of year. It's lightweight for when it's warm out, yet it looks great with a black or grey cardigan on top if it's chilly. It's too short to wear on its own, but I adore mixing it with these printed leggings!
     I went on vacation to Sherbrooke and Montreal in Quebec, Canada with my mom in August 2011. We went to a mall while we were there and I loved visiting the store Ardene (where I found the leggings). They were reasonably priced and I thought they were super cute! My fashion tip of the day is that whenever you're on vacation or in a new town always see if you can find some stores that you might not have where you live, that's often how I find my favorite fashion pieces! :-)
     The boots that I'm wearing in this post are aging and looking a ragged, but I love them. I love them so much that I devoted a whole post on my old blog to them! 
     My necklace was a gift to me several years ago for Christmas from either an Aunt or cousin. I honestly can't remember who it's from. :-( When I was given it I was still quite young, and it wasn't my taste at the time. My mom then kept it for a few years, but during my sophomore year of high school I found it in her room and was like "Hey! I actually like this now!" The moonstone matches the colors of my tunic. 
     I had the awesome opportunity to take some metalsmithing classes at my high school during my junior and senior year. We made beautiful jewelry, and that's where my earrings came from! I hammered different design stamps into the pieces of aluminum and then attached them.


  • Shirt: Hand-me down from my mom :-)
  • Cardigan: Kohl's (Fall 2009)
  • Jeans: Hollister (September 2012)
  • Shoes: Sears (Featured in this post)
  • Earrings: Christmas gift from my sweet friend J (From Forever 21)
  • Ring on middle finger: Small costume jewelry boutique in Maine
  • Ring on third finger: Gift from my Grandma a few years ago

     My mom and I are almost the same clothing size now, so frequently over my senior year she'd give me things of hers that were a little too tight or things that she didn't wear as much anymore. That's how I ended up with this adorable shirt! I love it. I can wear it at almost all times of the year and with a variety of different pants or skirt options.
     As you'll learn through future fashion posts, I'm a huge fan of cardigans. They're so much cuter than sweatshirts! The one that I'm wearing here was an interesting story attatched though. :-) I first got it back in the fall of 2009 (sophomore year). I wore it a lot, and I wore it with my dress to my schoool's Snowball dance in early March 2010. It was a crazy night though, because I had the dance that Friday and then early Saturday morning my parents and I were leaving for a trip to Disney World. When I came home from the dance I quickly started packing for my trip and through stuff all over my room. 

                                                                  Me in this sweater all dressed up for the Snowball Dance! March 2010

     So I came home from Florida and wanted to wear this sweater to school, but it was nowhere to be found! :-( I looked all over but I couldn't find it anywhere. My guess was that I'd left it at school during the dance since it was such a busy night. I checked lost and found but it wasn't there, and I thought it was gone forever. 
     But this past summer I was cleaning out my closet looking for things to pack for colelge, and low and behold, there was my sweater! It had fallen off a hanger in my closet and was wedged in a small crack between wall and floor behind a shelf in my closet. It had so much dust and lint on it, but I couldn't believe that my sweater hadn't been lost (and still fit)! It took several washes to get all of the yucky stuff off of it, but as you can see from this fashion post it's back. :-)
     I got my jeans about a month ago at Hollister. I'm not really a huge fan of their clothing anymore... I went through a phase when I was 13 and 14 where everything that I wore HAD to be Hollister, but now I find their clothing rather boring and overpriced. However, they have awesome jeans and sometimes they have great sales. Originally these jeans were priced at $50, and I got them for about half of that. :-)
     I'm a huge jewelry nut which most of my friends know, so one of my best friends from back home, J, gave me a bunch of pairs of cute earrings last year for Christmas! These are from Forever 21. The ring on my middle finger I found at a cheap yet chic jewelry store in the next town over from mine back home. The ring on my third finger I almost always wear because my grandma gave it to me a few years ago. Plus I think it has a really unique look! 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Replies
    1. Thank-you! I'll try and do more outfit posts soon. :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK

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