Southern Belle in Training

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

November 14, 2014

OOTD: Home brings out my #SmileStyle.

Top: Vestique || Jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters || Vest: American Eagle Outfitters || Socks: {old} || Boots: Tory Burch || Bracelet: Silpada Designs {old} || Suitcase: American Tourister || Lips: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sponge Cake 

     Since last spring, I have been a member of Lucky magazine's online fashion blogging community. This is a great way for me to share all of my fashion posts, and to also discover new fashion blogs to follow! Sometimes Lucky also sends out blogging challenges to their community members, and this blog post is my entry for their latest challenge: which is called #SmileStyle. 

     For the #SmileStyle challenge, each blogger participating was supposed to show off an outfit/lifestyle post that showcased holiday entertaining style.  Due to the fact that I am a junior in college who still lives in a dorm, I sadly won't be hosting many people at "my place" for this year's holiday season. ;-) (Goodness- I barely have friends over in my room now as it is! I'm one of those people who would rather hang out off campus with friends then in my dorm room.) 

     Anyways, I thought that #SmileStyle would be the perfect time to share these pictures that my mom captured of me in my childhood bedroom at home in Maine when I was home during October break last month. At the stage of life that I'm currently in, the holidays to me mean trips home (instead of entertaining- that will come later in life!). As cold and soon-to-be snowy as Maine gets during the winter months, there is no where else that I would rather be for the Christmas season! Getting the chance to come home to my dear Maine friends, family, and all of the things that I love about home like the beach, my favorite restaurants, and the adorable tourist town that I work in, is what will be making me smile this holiday season! 

     The outfit that I'm wearing in these pictures would be perfect for me to break-out again if I do get invited to any holiday parties while I'm here at school or once I do go back home for Christmas break! I am in love with this fun flowy sleeve top from one of my favorite Southern boutiques, Vestique, and I will definitely have to feature it on my blog again so that y'all can get a better glimpse of it! Also a note about my hair in these pictures: I had my hair trimmed for the first time in about a year and a half while I was home on this trip, and the stylist also gave me a mini blow-out with some loose curls. How amazing did that look?! I tried buying what I thought was a similar curling iron to what she used at Ulta recently and attempted to recreate it (since the curling wand that I usually use does tighter curls)... but I ended up almost burning the ends of my hair off. No joke. The curling iron was promptly returned to Ulta, and I have had no luck in recreating this gorgeous hair look.  *le sigh* 

     Hope that y'all will be having a fantastic weekend! I have a very busy and fun Saturday ahead- one of my best friends from my former college who I haven't seen since my birthday is coming to Charlotte to have lunch with me!! And Saturday night is my college's annual school-wide semi-formal event which is always fun. Plus I might try and sneak it attending a blogging event in the late afternoon on Saturday too! If only I didn't have a full night of homework planned for Friday night then it would be the perfect weekend! 

     xoxo Miss ALK


1 comment

  1. You're so adorable! And I love how you're rockin that faux fur vest ;]


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