Southern Belle in Training

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

April 9, 2013

Minty accessories.

     I am so excited about the accessories that I wore with my outfit today so here's a second fashion post. I've noticed that most bloggers (including myself) post in the mornings and afternoons, so here's a treat for any night owls checking their blogger dashboards tonight.

  • Shorts: Forever 21 (January 2013)
  • Shoes: Charlotte Russe (January  2013)
  • Bracelet: Forever 21 (January 2013)
  • Earrings: Forever 21 (January 2013)
  • Belt: Petal Boutique {Charlotte NC location} (April 2013)
  • Nail polish on fingers: Pure Ice in Peony 
  • Nail polish on feet: Attempt at a French pedicure done by yours truly. :-) I think I did pretty decent!

     I'm obsessing over the color mint. I love how in it is this year, and I keep buying more and more things that are minty, my latest purchase being this adorable bow belt! Wihtout any of my accessories this would have just been a basic white top/black shorts, but I think that the touches of mint and gold that I added turned the outfit into a chic, girly and springy outfit! 

     What I think is the best part is that none of my accessories cost very much! I adore Charlotte Russe and Forever 21 for jewelry and other cute essentials. Those two stores are where most of the things in this post came from. My pink nail polish is from Walmart (nail polish is one of the few things I buy there). I refuse to spend a lot of money on nail polish- I almost always buy the cheapest brands. Pure Ice is one of my favorites! I've worn their nail polishes in other fashion posts before. They have super cute colors and they're usually priced at about $1.99 per bottle- can't beat that! 

     Another important thing to keep in mind for accessory shopping is to look for sales. Some of my best finds come from clearance racks. I got this belt for 20% this weekend after finding out that Petal Boutique in Charlotte was having a sale this past weekend. I had wanted to visit their store for awhile, and finding out that I could get free cookies and 20% off my purchase was incentive to make the trip out! :-)

     Are you big on accessories? Do you like to splurge on designer brands and jewelry, or are you a fan of trendy and cheap finds? I'd say I'm a mix of both- but my college student budget prefers the second.

     xoxo Miss ALK

     P.S. The red X on my right hand (in the first picture) is because today, April 9th, was human trafficking awareness day. Other bloggers like Raquel and Elle also participated!


  1. Such a cute outfit! Love the mint! I like the walmart nail polish too - such good prices!

    1. Thank-you Laura! And glad to know I'm not alone in raiding the Walmart cosmetics department for cute nail polish, haha!

      xoxo Miss ALK

  2. I love the mint belt! It's definitely a versatile piece that you can wear with a lot of different outfits throughout the coming spring and summer! Depending on if I really like something that a designer brand has that I know I can't find anywhere else I might splurge! But I love going to discount stores like Marshalls or TJMaxx that also have designer brands at cheaper prices or just shopping when there are sales!

    1. I'm a TJ Maxx fan too! Great place to find good deals. :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK


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