Southern Belle in Training

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

July 14, 2014

OOTD: Minty Maxi {Collab with The Mint Julep Boutique}

     Are you ready to see the pictures from what is possibly my favorite OOTD post ever? My sweet friend Shara took what are possibly the most amazing blog pictures that I have ever seen... I don't know how I'll ever top these. ;-) I've been sharing sneak peaks on my Instagram all weekend long, so I have been dying to finally share the whole blog post!

  All pictures credit to Shara Lynn Photography 

Dress: c/o The Mint Julep Boutique || Shoes: Target || Sunglasses: Charming Charlie || Earrings: Forever 21 || Bracelets: c/o Jet Chic Arm Candy || Rings: c/o A-List Greek Designs, bought on vacation :-) || Nails: Orly Nail Laquer in Gumdrop || Lips: Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sponge Cake (OBSESSED with this!) 

     So this amazing maxi dress that I received to review from The Mint Julep Boutique is officially one of the best things that I have ever gotten from blogging!! I have been a long-time fan of The Mint- they seriously have the cutest clothes and accessories in their boutique. So when I was contacted about doing a collaboration post on my blog with them I literally squealed with excitement (I actually did when I first got an e-mail from them!). This dress is amazing. If the beautiful pictures that Shara took don't convince you enough... then I will tell you that it is super comforable to wear, and I love how it can be dressed up or down! I wore this dress two nights before these pictures were taken when my high school bestie Jules and I went to see the play Aresenic and Old Lace. That is our favorite old movie (it is a movie from the 1940s starring Cary Grant), and when I found out that it was playing at a nearby theatre I knew that we had to see it!! I wore my hair the same way for the theatre and added a jean jacket since I knew it might be air conditioned. 

     Anyways, back to the post at hand! ;-) I also think this dress would be the perfect thing to wear for a summer or late-spring wedding. Sadly I wasn't invited to any weddings this year, but if I get the chance to go to any next year then this might very well be what I'm wearing!! 

     Here's one last fun picture from my photoshoot for my Mint Julep Boutique dress... y'all know that I love my jumping pictures! 

     And speaking of jumping pictures, it is my fabulous photographer (and sweet friend!) Shara's birthday today! She is turning the big 2-0, which I will be hitting in just a couple months. Happy Birthday Shara! I am spending the day with her in New Hampshire and so excited to be doing so! And here is a throwback picture to when she visited me in NC in March and we went hiking in Western NC... and of course had to do a jumping picture (in which I ended up looking like Cousin It from the Addams Family- but hey the Birthday Girl looks great! ;-) ). 

    So sorry to keep bouncing around so much in this post!! There are just so many things in this post that make me happy, and I guess that's why I keep getting sidetracked. Anyways, back to one of those happiness factors: The Mint Julep Boutique. :-) Again: I LOVE the dress they sent me, and I know that is certainly not the last time I will be getting something from them!! If you visit their website by clicking here and sign up for their e-mail list, you can get a $10 off coupon sent to you! How awesome is that?! And be sure to check them out on social media: 

     Instagram: @shopthemint
     Twitter: @themintjulepbtq
     Pinterest: The Mint Julep Boutique
     Facebook: The Mint Julep Boutique
     Wanelo: The Mint Julep Boutique

     Happy Shopping!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. YOU ARE FLAWLESS. #Iwokeuplikethis Such a beautiful dress to take on the lake!

  2. That's such a pretty dress, and you're so pretty!!!!!!!!!


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