Southern Belle in Training

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February 4, 2015

Sale Rack Sequins.

Dress: H&M || Coat {Old} || Shoes: Nine West || Purse: Michael Kors || Earrings: Forever 21 || Rings: Charming Charlie || Nails: Essie in Merino Cool || Lips: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sponge Cake

      Do you ever have a week that's just a little bit longer than usual, and you know that to celebrate the end of it you need a night of dressing up and going out with some girlfriends? That was me after the first week of spring semester (how was that only a few weeks ago?!). My first week back at school was absolute insanity. I have a demanding course load this semester so that in itself was something to get used to, plus it seemed like I was getting hit with some personal stuff all at once. I knew that by Thursday night I needed a night out on the town with some of my favorite ladies!
After I got out of my internship that night, I headed to the mall with Jess (my Big in ADPi), and her two suitemates, Haley and Hannah. The only stop that we needed to make was H&M! All three of the girls wanted to get some new going out clothes for that night and I was actually the one who didn't really want to buy anything (I was just at the mall for the Chick-Fil-A in the food court... ;-) ), but I made the mistake of browsing the sale racks and fell in love with this gorgeous dress! It was orignally $70, but marked down to around $33. After the week that I had, how could I ever pass it up?!

Dressing room selfie for the win!

     Two days after my night out was my blogging meet-up with my fellow NC Her Campus Blogging Network bloggers Gina and Cara! Even though I had only worn the dress just 48 hours before, I hadn't had enough of it yet, and I brought it along as my final outfit to wear for all of the photo shoots that the three of us had! (The pictures in this post were taken by Gina.) While Gina was taking these pictures (on my new camera!) I felt like I was in a fashion magazine! It was the perfect ending to a long week. Sometimes a glam new dress is exactly the perfect pick-me-up, dontcha think?! In the future I can't wait to try re-styling this dress with different jewelry, shoes and hairstyles! Especially with wearing my hair up since it's a low-back dress.

     The exact dress that I'm wearing has sold out from H&M since I bought it on clearance, but they're currently selling a very similar dress in black! And better news- it's much cheaper then my dress was! I have it linked in the shopping widget below. :-)

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I totally understand the feeling of being overwhelmed! Being a second semester junior is a lot harder than you would think! Love your dress, it's perfect for a night out!
    Good luck this semester!

  2. This dress fits you perfectly! - clearance rack find for the win! Haha

    How 2 Wear It...

  3. You look great! I had a very similar situation about a week or two ago where after a very long day at work I walked into Express, browsed the clearance rack and found this gorgeous black sequined dress I've been lusting after for only $25! (Originally $80). Love!

    Pick Your Beau

  4. You look stunning in this dress! I love how you paired it with the coat.


  5. That dress looks great on you! It was meant to be yours :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  6. The pictures look gorgeous. I love a good bargain! I actually found shoes that were reduced from £342 to £49 and I was almost in tears because of overwhelming excitement. I blogged about it today :)

    Meera xo!


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