Southern Belle in Training

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

February 25, 2015

Easy like Sunday (afternoon).

Top: Forever 21 || Jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters || Scarf: H&M || Boots: Tory Burch || Wristlet: {Christmas gift} || Earrings: Talbots || Lips: Mary Kay Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Fancy Nancy

     This past Sunday afternoon, I met one of my Charlotte blogging friends, Morgan from How 2 Wear It, for a little coffee date! (Well technically a chai tea latte date for me since I'm not a big coffee drinker.) It was such a nice way to break up my afternoon of homework. Morgan and I met at one of the locations of a little local chain of Charlotte bakeries called Nova's Bakery. Y'all- I am still dreaming about the vanilla chai tea latte that I had, it was that good!! I rarely go out for coffee or tea beverages (I can count on one hand the number of times in my life that I've been to Starbucks for drinks, most of which have been in airports.), but I might have to make another trip to Nova's soon! Their latte definitely beat the ones that my school's coffee shop makes... ;-)
     As y'all know, I just love meeting up with other bloggers! There is something so fun about getting to spend some time chatting in person with someone who understands (and actually wants to talk about) things like increasing followers, analytics, blogging networks and sponsored posts! Haha! Morgan is an absolute sweetheart, and I love her blog! Be sure to check out How 2 Wear It to see another great Charlotte-based fashion blog. 

        The shirt that I'm wearing has appeared on the blog before! It was quite awhile back... I styled it for a Girls' Night Out outfit way back in September 2013. (Check out the full post here!)

      A lot of fashion bloggers it seems would never be caught dead re-wearing something like this brightly patterned Forever 21 blouse. But you know what? I don't mind breaking the rules! The truth is that I am a college student on a budget, and whenever I buy something for my wardrobe, I make sure that I'm able to wear it in multiple ways. This shirt is such a great example of that! It works very well for getting dressed up with a pair of dress shorts and heels for a GNO (which is still an outfit that I like to wear!), and for the cooler months it can be easily dressed down and add some color a black outfit with some jeggings and a scarf. 

      Side note: I just love seeing that my hair has grown out a lot from the last time that I styled this shirt on the blog!! I cut 10 inches off of my hair in mid-April 2013, so almost two years ago now. Finally my length is almost what it was at before the haircut! Definitely not cutting my hair again anytime soon! 

     Xoxo Miss ALK



  1. super cute top and those shoes are awesome!

  2. I love meeting up with bloggers as well! Love your top, you look gorgeous!

  3. If you are ever close to the triangle I will definitely have to drive back so we can meet up! I don't understand that whole "can't be worn more than once" mentality either, when I splurge on nice clothes I want to be able to wear them multiple ways!

    Pick Your Beau


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