Southern Belle in Training

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

January 5, 2015

Pink & Purple (& Plaid & Pearls).

Shirt: Izod || Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters || Cardigan: L.L. Bean || Boots: UGG Australia || Coat: Lands' End || Sunglasses: LOFT || Earrings: Icing || Necklace: J. Crew Factory || Ring: H.J. Greek || Nails: (Base) NYC New York Color in Mulberry Street & (Top) Sinful Colors in Holiday Rebel || Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Temptress 

     These are some of the last outfit pictures that I will ever post that were shot with my old camera! :-) (I am still a little bit behind with posting things since my computer was out for repairs for a couple weeks.) So anyways, expect to see a big difference in my photo quality soon! But I was still pretty happy with how these turned out. My photographically (is that a word?) talented mom took these pictures for me at one of my favorite local beaches in my hometown the day after Christmas! We were blessed this year with having some very mild weather for the holidays. I'm talking high 40s and even 50 degrees- which never happens in Maine during the winter! It was absolutely perfect weather for taking a beach walk.

     For this outfit I am featuring two of my fashion related Christmas gifts! My parents got me both the shirt that I am wearing and the pearl necklace as well. In the past year or so I have gotten a lot more into wearing button-up shirts, as the layering and styling possibilities are almost endless! And the necklace was one of my favorite Christmas gifts and such a surprise to receive! It is the famous J. Crew Factory multi-strand pearl necklace, and I shared that I really wanted this necklace in my Christmas Wishlist blog post for 2014. Here is the thing though- I never mentioned to my parents that I liked this necklace (nor do I think I ever sent them the blog post- that was more just something fun that I wrote for my blog!). But sure enough they read the post, and surprised me with this necklace in my stocking. :-) Here is a candid picture of me right after opening it!

      Did you get any fashion surprises in your Christmas stocking this year? :-) 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love this look! I once despised pink and purple together, but I'm really loving it on you. AND those J.Crew pearls are amazing!

  2. What a great outfit, you look great! I really like that necklace.

    My Christmas was supposed to be low-key and gifts were supposed to be minimal, because I got my large Christmas gift from my parents early this year, but my mother couldn't resist and completely spoiled both myself and my boyfriend. Her love language is absolutely gift giving!

    Sweet Spontaneity

  3. Love that outfit, super cute, comfy and put together! My favorite!

  4. Such a cute casual look! I'm currently loving plaid (though I haven't paired plaid with pearls yet, after reading this I probably should!)

    P.S I love the glittery nails, too!

  5. LOVE the outfit! Your hair has gotten so long!



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