Southern Belle in Training

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

August 21, 2013

OOTD: Road Trip Style

  • Dress: Francesca's (April 2013)
  • Sandals: Charlotte Russe (January 2013)
  • Sun hat: Target (April 2013) 
  • Scarf on hat: Christmas gift from a friend (2012)
  • Necklace: Local jewelry boutique in Maine :-) (August 2013)
  • Sunglasses: Kohl's (July 2012)
  • Nail polish: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in No Hard Feelings (Christmas gift 2011)
  • Suitcase: Target (August 2013)

     As many of you know, I spent the majority of last week cooped up in my overpacked car with my dad, headed South for North Carolina! We spread our road trip out over a few days. The first couple days I wore yoga leggings and tank-tops, but by day three on the road I was sick of dressing so casually. If you know anything about me, know that my "comfort clothes" are being all dolled up. :-) 

     I had plans on day three to meet some of my best friends from my former school in their hometown in Nothern NC before heading into Charlotte, so I knew that was the perfect excuse to look cute! I think this outfit is a great way to show that you can look classy and adorable without spending a ton of money. The dress that I'm wearing in this outfit is one that I got on 40% clearance at Francesca's. My sandals were really cheap at Charlotte Russe but look kind of expensive and are actually really comfortable (I wore them almost everyday to my retail job this summer!). I had been loving the J. Crew inspired bubble necklaces for awhile, but I waited to get one until I could find one very cheaply- and I did at a jewelry boutique in my hometown last week. :-) And I made this plain sun hat more dressy by adding a silk scarf that had been given to me for Christmas last year. 

     I had run out of suitcases the hold my clothes that I needed for the drive to NC, so my dad and I stopped at a Target in Harrisonburg, VA and found this adorable polka dot suitcase. Harrisonburg is also one of the places that we spent the night, and where these pictures were taken. Aren't the mountains beautiful?!

     Hope that you're all having a great week! In addition to having a great first week at my new school, I have something very special happening tonight... me and my new roommate are going to see the BACKSTREET BOYS concert in Charlotte tonight!!! If you saw my post yesterday then you know how much I love 90s boybands. Even though we're sitting in the very back of the ampitheatre (Technically we don't have real seats, we're in the general admission lawn... yay for being broke college students!), I'm still PUMPED! I'll let you all know how it was soon!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. Girl, stop being so cute!! I LOVE this outfit :) And I think I need to check out that suitcase from Target because it's adorable. I love how you feel comfortable getting all dressed up. I wish sometimes I wouldn't be so lazy!

    Have a blast with the Backstreet Boys tonight!!

    xo, gina

  2. I love seeing your outfit posts! I never dress cute enough to do those haha. My first day outfit consists of tennis shoes, capri pants, and an NCSU t-shirt haha. Keep it up!

    xo, Taylor

  3. LOVE your dress!! Super cute! Oh my gosh I better see a ton of pictures on IG tonight! J.E.A.L.O.U.S. Well you already knew that ;) hahah! Have a blast!!

  4. I am impressed with your tenacity to dress up for driving. Too cute! I'm a nike shorts and old tee kinda of travel girl no matter where I'm going ha!


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