Southern Belle in Training

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

January 19, 2013

Fashion Post {1/18/13}

  • Sweater: Christmas 2012 present (I think the tag on it said it was from Kohl's!)
  • Jeans: Hollister (August 2012)
  • Coat: Lands' End (Winter 2011)
  • Boots: DSW (December 2012)
  • Earrings: Local jewelry boutique in Maine 
  • Purse: Vera Bradley (December 2012)
  • Ring: Lia Sophia (June 2012)
  • Nail Polish: Wet n' Wild (Christmas 2012 present)

     This is a perfect example of what a winter casual outfit would look like for me. My mom was down from Maine visiting me at school the past couple days so I didn't have as much time as I usually do to get ready. The past few days I've worn more simple outfits. I wore this one to my Friday classes at school, and then on an evening excursion with my mom for dinner and shoe shopping. 
     The sweater was a Christmas gift from my mom. To be honest, argyle isn't usually my taste. I like it because it's preppy, but it doesn't have quote enough "bling" for me to wear on a regular basis. However, it's a very warm and comfortable sweater that's perfect for days like yesterday when I didn't have a ton of time to get dressed. The south has had a chilly spell this week so it kept me nice and warm. I also like the combo of the colors in it- dark pink and grey looks very chic!
     I accesorized the sweater with one of my favorite pairs of hoop earrings. They add enough excitement to make the sweater seem less "mom like" and a little more youthful, but without being too flashy. The ring that I'm wearing on my right hand is from Lia Sophia, a direct selling jewelry company. A lady at my church at home was hosting a Lia Sophia party last spring. I was unable to attend, but she had given me a catalogue and I found this beautiful ring. I had never gotten a class ring in high school because those were so expensive, so my parents bought me this as a graduation gift. It's much more my taste and colors, and it was a lot cheaper then the class rings that my school sold. I don't wear it very often, but it I thought it complimented the sweater well.
     My jeans are from Hollister. Typically their jeans are expensive, but you can get really good deals when they go on sale! I don't remember exactly how much I paid for these, but I know it was under $25. You'll probably be seeing them in a lot more of my upcoming posts sicne I wear them all the time! I love how they have a skinny fit but aren't so skinny that they cling to my body and become immodest. 
     And the beautiful brown leather boots will also be making many more appearances! Some of you might remember my old black boots. I once dedicated a whole post to them on my old blog. I had planned to wear them until I couldn't anymore, and that's what happened. In December when I was home in Maine for break I wore them all day on a cold, rainy day. When I came home that night my feet were soaking wet, and I saw that my beloved boots had reached their end. A trip to DSW (my favorite show store!) was in order and I picked out these brown beauties. Hopefully they'll last even longer then my last pair of leather boots (which lasted over 3 years!).
     At some point I'll do a post on how much I'm obsessed with Vera Bradley, but for now I'm just excited about my new purse. The one shown in this post is the "Glenna" style in the Ribbons pattern, which was brand new for Winter 2012.

     What are your essential outfit pieces for cold winter days?

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Adorable outfit!
    The sweater is so classy! :)

  2. love the new boots! my faithful black boots are about to falll apart too. my feet end up wet on rainy days as well...


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