Southern Belle in Training

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

February 18, 2013

Fashion post {2/18/13}


  • Vest: Gift from my mom (2011)
  • Sweater: Target (November 2010)
  • Jeans: American Eagle (2012)
  • Scarf: Christmas gift from a cousin (December 2011)
  • Shoes: Sperry Topsider {Bought at Dillards'} (January 2012)
  • Ring: Lia Sophia (June 2012)
  • Nail Polish: Borrowed from a classmate on this past weekend's French club retreat :-)

     This is a very casual look for me as far as my classroom attire goes. But affter such a busy weekend retreat spent in Tennessee with my college's French club, I was too tired to dress up for my Monday classes and commitments. As you can see in these pictures my hair was a bit unruly this morning- noramally I'd try and through it into a cute style but my attitude of the day when it came to my hair was Meh, let it hang loose. Haha. :-)
     I'm not usually a big fan of bootcut jeans but I wear them occasionally. Same goes for vests. My mom had gotten me this purple vest a couple years ago but I'd never actually worn it until this past weekend! I brought it on my trip to Gatlinburg and realized I could make it look cute by pairing it with coordinating accessories and cute shoes. I was psyched to realize that my favorite scarf matched it perfectly! I added this white v-neck sweater as the base of the outfit. The icing on the cake was my lovely Lia Sophia ring! I've featured this ring in fashion posts before- since I didn't get an official class ring from my high school this ring filled the void since I got it as a graduation gift from my parents and it's in my high school colors.
     A few weeks ago I blogged about how excited I was to get these shoes- my first pair of Sperrys. Well, my excitement for them has died down. Today was only my second day wearing them because they give me the worst blisters ever and make my heels bleed! :-( Surely not what I was expecting. Some of my suitemates have told me that this is normal and I just have to keep wearing them until my feet make calluses or the shoes become softer and break in, but I'm not sure how much more of this I can put up with! I have been wearing them without socks which may be part of the problem, but I don't think they'd look cute with socks either. Do any of y'all have suggestions for breaking in Sperrys?

     I'm off in about an hour to host my weekly radio show at our campus radio station! It's the highlight of my week- I get a whole hour to play songs from my favorite time in music, which would be late 90s/early 2k billboard hits, or the music popular in my childhood. :-) If you'd ever like to tune in please e-mail me at and I'll let you know how to listen online! My show airs from 6-7 pm on Monday nights EST. 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. You can get socks that are lower cut to specifically wear with Sperrys, but I found what worked for me was to wear them around the house with thicker socks on. It looked pretty dumb, but they broke in fairly quickly after that and were alot more comfortable to wear without socks!

  2. I'd suggest wearing thicker socks with them when you're just walking around your home too! We don't have Sperrys here in the UK but usually when I get a pair of new shoes and they hurt/cut my feet, it helps to wear them around the house to break them in! Or you can just put a thick, padded plaster (bandaid) on the back of your feet when you wear them, your jeans hang will cover hide them nicely :)

  3. Thanks for the tips, ladies! I'll definitely try wearing them around my room with thick socks. :-)

    xoxo Miss ALK


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