Southern Belle in Training

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

March 26, 2014

OOTD: Ocean Blue.

Dress: The Red Dress Boutique || Headband: Forever 21 || Earrings: Rugged Wearhouse (NC discount store) || Necklace: c/o A-List Greek Designs || Bracelets: Charming Charlie || Ring (Middle): Kohl's || Ring (Pinky): Bought from a beach vendor in the DR :-)  || Bag: Victoria's Secret || Nail polish: Essie Boxer Shorts || Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

      Here is another favorite outfit of mine from the Dominican Republic! I wore this outfit on an evening in the middle of our trip. Earlier that day I had a bad bout of seasickness on a snorkeling trip, so after a restful afternoon I decided that the perfect pick-me-up would be to get all dressed up for dinner! 

      You may recognize this dress, as it has been featured on my blog before! It was the dress that I wore for my 19th birthday last September. North Carolina has had such a cold fall and winter that I haven't worn the dress since, and I thought that it would be the perfect dress to take to the Caribbean! On some of the days that we were at the beach, the water looked literally the exact same beautiful color as the skirt of this dress. 

     I saw this flower headband for sale at Forever 21 a few days before the trip when I was shopping with my friends Shara and Meredith. I think flower headbands are adorable but hard to pull off as looking chic with everyday outfits. But then I remembered that I would be heading to tropical beaches, and I decided to get it! I think that it worked perfectly with this outfit, and I only wish I had worn it more on the trip! It will definitely come with me on future tropical vacations. 

      Stay tuned on Friday for many more pictures from the trip, and my full recap! But before then, tomorrow I will be participating in a really exciting blog link-up that blogger Kate from Teal Vogue is hosting! It involves me selling a couple of items from my closet, and many other bloggers selling items as well! 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Girl, you are gorgeous! You look so cute with this outfit and even cuter playing around at the beach! That headband is my favorite.

  2. Love love love that maxi dress! They are so perfect for the beach!

  3. Love that dress! It's perfect for warm days on the beach especially with a bikini underneath!


  4. Um ok well I'm obsessed with this look - that flower crown is SO cool! Vacation photos are the best, arent they? I actually just posted an outfit shoot from my time in the bahamas today! crazy lol
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  5. I love that dress, very cute. I like that the top and bottom are two different fabrics, and it looks super comfy!


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