Southern Belle in Training

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

September 30, 2014

OOTD: Of Fall Florals & Friendship.

Dress: Dillard's || Cardigan: LOFT || Boots: L.L. Bean || Necklace: Pink Slate Boutique || Bracelet: c/o Stella and Dot || Rings: Charming Charlie, c/o A-List Greek Designs || Bag: Vera Bradley || Nails: Forever 21 || Lips: Essence XXL Shine Lipgloss in Pretty in Hibiscus

     This was one of those outfits that I formed by just mixing and matching random things from my closet together, and then being really pleased at how everything turned out! (Don't you just love when that happens?) I got this dress on sale at Dillard's last Spring. I absolutely love the dress department at Dillard's! In both the Misses and the Juniors departments they always have so many on-trend styles, and you can get really great deals on their clearance racks (like I did with this dress!). I wore it a couple times over the summer but I think that it's truly meant for Fall. I don't wear my cowboy boots very often but I thought that throwing them on here would give this whole outfit a sweet Southern look! :-)

     I am absolutely obsessed with this necklace that I am wearing from Pink Slate Boutique. I first heard about Pink Slate Boutique a couple months ago after I won a gift card to their shop from Nicole's blog Keeping You Stylish. I have to note that Pink Slate Boutique had some of the best customer service of any online store that I have ever worked with- and that made shopping with them a breeze! This floral statement necklace that I ordered is just perfect for Fall! It matches so many things in my closet and adds the perfect pop of glam. And y'all know that I adore anything floral! The necklace also came with a darling little pair of purple earrings to match (which I am wearing here but aren't pictured). I also got another fun fashion item from the Pink Slate Boutique that I can't wait to blog about soon!

     My sweet friend that took these pictures for this post is my friend Liane from France. We met during my freshman year of college when I was at my former college. I took French there (I still take French and one of my minors is actually in French!) and that year I was Vice President of the school French club. Liane was visiting my former college for that year from France as a grad assistant for the French program. She taught my French class's lab and helped with French club activities. We quickly became friends outside of the classroom and hung out a lot during my freshman year! Both of us left the school after that year though- me because I transferred schools, and her going back to Europe.

My freshman year of college at a French club event!

     Fast forward to this year: both of us have found ourselves in Charlotte! I ended up transferring to a college in Charlotte, and Liane is now pursuing her Masters degree at a different university in Charlotte (but still the same city!). We finally got to see each other this past weekend for the first time in over a year! And where did the much-awaited reunion take place? None other than Bojangles!! Two years ago one of our favorite places to go together was the beloved Southern chicken and biscuits fast food chain, so of course this is the first place we decided to head together. 

     I am so thankful that our friendship has lasted through time and distance, and that both of us have found ourselves in the same city again!! 

     I feel like such a productive blogger because today is Tuesday and this is my second OOTD post of the week! And last night I finished and sent off a guest post that I am writing for another blog. This is the type of productive blogging that I would like to be back to doing every week... if only I could always be this on top of things! ;-) 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Dillard's does have the best dress!! And shoes too! Sounds like you guys have an incredible friendship, I split my time between two cities, and its so nice to have friends that stay close no matter the distance!

  2. You look so cute!! So awesome that you two live in the same city now!!


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