Southern Belle in Training

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

February 17, 2015

Spring Dreaming.

Dress: Francesca's || Jean Jacket: Forever 21 || Shoes: Nine West || Purse: New Look {Bought on my trip to the UK} || Sunglasses: Charming Charlie || Earrings: Charming Charlie || Bracelet: Charming Charlie || Nails: Essie in Bottle Service || Lips: NYC Color Expert Last Lipstick in Forever Fuschia

   Today the weather in Charlotte is in full-blown winter mode (I'm talking SNOW!), but just recently, the weather here was a totally different story. When it was still much warmer a couple weekends ago, Julie (who is my sweet Little in ADPi!) offered to take some blog pictures on our school's beautiful campus for me! Charlotte happened to be having an absolutely gorgeous weather day, and it was almost 70 degrees! Most of my spring and summer sundresses are still packed away, but I have kept a couple in my closet during the winter months since I know that the weather down here can be very unpredictable. This green dress from Francesca's is one that I left out this year, and I decided to wear it to church that morning! But since the weather stayed warm I kept it on all afternoon. I don't know about y'all- but I always find that I'm much more productive with things like homework, blogging, or any other responsibilities that I have when I am all dressed up!

     I love this dress because since it's such a simple yet bold piece, there are endless ways to wear it. I have several statement necklaces that I enjoy wearing with it, but this time I decided to mix things up and break out some very bold pink statement earrings! My other accessories and lip color built up the pink. Pink and green is a color combo that always makes me think spring (and Lilly Pulitzer... another one of my favorite things!), so this whole outfit helped to make my Sunday a little brighter. :-)

     This week sadly the temperatures in Charlotte have dropped steadily, and winter has reminded us that it is very much still here! But I can't complain too much, even though it is a chilly week it is nothing compared to what's going on in my home state! Maine continues to get pounded with snow! I got to Facetime/talk to talk on the phone with two of my best friends from home this past weekend, and they both told me that they can't even remember seeing a winter with this much of a a snow accumulation.

     In honor of the cold, I will be sharing a belated winter break OOTD from my last trip home on the blog later this week (with pictures taken by my friend Shara of Shara Lynn Photography!, so be sure to stay tuned for that!
     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. In that picture on the bench...the moss on the side of the building totally looks like DNA!
    Totally random, but I just thought that was funny :)
    Loving this dress, it has me wishing for Spring!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  2. Greenville has basically frozen over - how was it only a week ago we had close to 70s?! Anyways, you look adorable, and your blog looks fantastic! Love the rebranding :)

    Pick Your Beau

  3. This is so great! It is so cold here in Wilmington but no snow :( I think we are the only school that didn't get some form of a snow day!! I love the dress. It definitely reminds me of springtime and warm weather!


    Carolina Clover


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