Southern Belle in Training

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

May 19, 2014

OOTD: Paisley & Pretty Places.

All pictures credit to Shara Lynn Photography

Top: Vestique || Jeans: J. Crew || Shoes: TJ Maxx || Hat: Target || Bag: c/o H&M || Sunglasses: LOFT ||  Necklace: Kohl's || Bracelets (Right hand): Charming Charlie || Bracelets (Left hand): Alex & Ani || Rings: Charming Charlie, c/o A-List Greek Designs || Nails: Essie in Hide and Go Chic || Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Mauve

     A few weeks ago I posted about how I had been invited to shop at an adorable Charlotte boutique called Vestique. I wrote one post sharing some pictures from the store, and also a few pictures of some of the gorgeous dresses that I tried on! But I never actually shared the item that I ended up purchasing... which was this beautiful paisley top! I wanted to save it until I could get home and see my favorite blog photographer, the one and only Shara. As always, she did a phenomenal job on these pictures and I couldn't be happier! We were able to do this shoot at my favorite place in my hometown, the beach! 

     I fell in love with the vibrant colors in this cute top. It is high cut and and fairly modest as far as shirts go, but it does this without losing its fashion appeal. It's the perfect top to dress up or down! I know that I will be able to wear it a lot for work this summer, and also for school in the fall. I can't wait to shop at Vestique again in August when I'm back in the Queens City! 

    A note about the weather- our beaches don't usually look this foggy or depressing! ;-) It was a bit of a cloudy day when Shara and I ventured out for these pictures. Over the next several days the rain and gloomy weather is continuing up here, but I'm hoping that sometime within the next few weeks we should hopefully have some beach weather! Nothing beats the beauty of a Maine beach on a beautiful (sunny) summer day! 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Cute!! I have that Essie polish and love it!

  2. OH MY GOSH. THOSE SHOES! Love them!!!

  3. This is such a refreshing look!! Blue & green look so good on you! I love it -- can't wait for more outfit posts! Keep rockin' it girl :)

    xo, gina

  4. Cute outfit!!!! You always have the cutest outfits!

  5. I think the more gloomy beach scene really made your outfit pop even more! I love to wear brighter colors on more cloudy days because it cheers me up. Gorgeous OOTD!


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