Southern Belle in Training

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

March 18, 2015

Floral: A Family Affair.

Dress: {My mom's!! Her dress that she wore at a party right after her and my dad's wedding... almost 22 years ago! :-) Similar dress here} || Shoes: {Macy's Style & Co. brand, purchased at a Maine discount retailer. Similar shoes here} || Earrings: Target || Bracelets: Charming Charlie, {Local Boutique}, || Lips: Nyx Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daquiri || Nails: Essie in Boxer Shorts

      Today's post is a very special one! I have shared outfit posts before that feature fashion pieces from my mom's closet. My mom and I are of similar clothing sizes, and she often gives me lots of cute things from her wardrobe that she doesn't wear as often anymore! She did just that with this dress. But this dress has quite the story behind it. See the picture below for further reference. :-)

      Yes, that is little baby Annaliese, playing dress up in the same exact dress!! I guess I was born to be a fashion blogger. ;-) This picture has hung on the fridge in my home in Maine for too many years to count (probably since the year the picture was taken!).

     For styling this dress for my vacation to the Dominican Republic, I chose to go a slightly different route then I did when I was a toddler (although I kept the flower in my hair- haha!). I love these strappy floral heels from the Style & Co brand from Macy's. They are gorgeous shoes, but have very specific colors in them, so there isn't a ton that I have that matches them in my wardrobe. Luckily though I was able to wear them a few times on my vacation since I packed lots of bright and tropical colored outfits (so stay tuned for them again in Friday's post!).

     I also finished off the outfit with some blue, green and gold jewelry. I chose not to wear a necklace and to try and let the silhouette and ruffles of the dress speak for themselves- sometimes it's best not to over-do it!

     Since this dress is over 20 years old, I cannot sadly link up the exact version for y'all. But below through ShopStyle I have found some similar and still gorgeous floral dresses that would be perfect for Springtime or a tropical vacation!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love that there is such a sweet story behind this dress...and the baby picture of you wearing it just takes the cake-so cute!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  2. This is adorable--I love that there's a story, and the dress looks good on all ages :)

  3. Aww, cute dress!!

    Lots of love,

  4. How awesome that you have that dress!! I always wished my mom saved some of her clothes from when she was my age. That picture of you in that dress when you were little is absolutely adorable!



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