Southern Belle in Training

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December 9, 2014

OOTD: It's Christmastime in the City.

Coat: Lands' End || Sweater: Talbots || Shirt: Coldwater Creek (old) || Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters || Boots: Tory Burch || Hat: Forever 21 || Purse: Target || Necklace: Express || Lips: Wet n' Wild n' Wild lipstick in Just Garnet

     This past weekend my main goal was to study hard for my final exams. I ended up however taking a long study break on Sunday evening, because my friend Jessica was in town! I met Jessica last spring through my amazing internship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. I love my internship for so many reasons, but one of the reasons is the amazing people that I get to intern with! Jessica graduated from my college in May, and has since moved out-of-state, but she was in Charlotte visiting over the weekend. 

     We went to dinner in Uptown Charlotte at one of my favorite restaurants,  and then before heading out of the Center City area I suggested that we walk around a few blocks and explore the Christmas decorations. I don't go into the Uptown Charlotte area very often (this is where Charlotte's skyscrapers are)- I'm usually only there to go out to dinner once in awhile or occasionally to go out for a night on the town with college friends, but I rarely take the time just to walk around and take everything in. I'm so glad that we did! There was a huge beautiful Christmas tree right in the center of Uptown, and then we found these gorgeous light covered trees that I took these pictures in front of. Not pictured are some gorgeous fountains as well. Many of the buildings also had festive wreaths and indoor Christmas trees that could also be seen from the street.

      I haven't really allowed myself yet to enjoy much of the Christmas season since I have had such a stressful past few weeks of school. I'm planning to really dive into the Christmas festivities once I arrive home in Maine this weekend- but it was nice to take an evening to see how my favorite Southern city celebrates Christmas. 

     I forgot to add that it was a chilly night! I decided to layer up and I'm so glad that I did. This Tablots sweater is perfect for staying comfy, cozy, and festive since it's such a cheery bright red! I got a few Talbots sweaters last December before my family traveled to the UK for our vacation for last Christmas, but I'm sure that Talbots has more great sweaters this year as well. And I picked up this fun black hat at Forever 21 on Black Friday this year! I had been looking for a hat like that for awhile and Forever 21 had the cheapest one that I could find. I can't wait to style it even more later in the season. 

     Here's to me survining the rest of my exams this week! The end is near- and I have a very busy and exciting first weekend back at home coming up. :-) Good luck to any other college students reading this who also have exams this week!

     xoxo Miss ALK


1 comment

  1. I wish I was brave enough to try a hat, I just feel like I'm not "fashionable" enough for that-but you pull it off flawlessly!

    xoxo, SS


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