Southern Belle in Training

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

April 7, 2015

Trend Spin Link-up: Prints.

     After a weekend at home in Maine, I am very happy to be back in the warm weather of Charlotte! Sunny days in the Queens City mean lots of opportunities to wear outfits like this one:

Top: Target || Shorts: J. Crew Factory || Shoes: Jack Rogers || Belt: L.L. Bean || Hat: Target || Sunglasses: Le Chateau {Canadian store} || Purse: Michael Kors || Necklace: Charlotte Russe || Lips: NYC Color Expert Last Lipstick in Coralista || Nails: Essie in Mojito Madness

     This top was an impulse buy at Target this past fall. Anything with bright colors and a fun print is bound to be a weakness of mine,  and I loved how the print on this top was perfect to wear in all seasons. I got a lot of use out of this shirt in the cooler months by layering it with some of my favorite cardigans and jeans for casual looks, or pairing it with dress pants and heels as a business-casual outfit for sorority chapter meetings. And now that spring is finally here, I was able to find a whole new way to style it! 
     My shorts are from J. Crew Factory, and I adore their chino shorts for the warmer months. They come in such a wide range of colors and have a pretty reasonable price point! I also feel that they're just the perfect length- not too short, not too long, just right!

     You might have noticed that I don't wear my hair straight in many of my blog pictures! Fun fact: I actually used to have naturally straight hair. I got a perm at the start of my freshman year of college (right around the time that I started this blog!), and it truly did permanently change my hair. My hair is now wavy (kind of like beach waves 24/7 unless I add more curl it), but lately I have been desiring to straighten it more again and take it back to its original "natural" state. What do y'all think?

     I have linked some similar outfit pieces to mine below! I am also linking this outfit up for this week's edition of the trend spin link-up, a really fun weekly fashion link-up hosted by Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas- this week's theme was prints!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. LOVE this outfit! And you're officially the pro at hair.. I love it both straight and when you curl it!
    I seriously love your personal style :) You're killing it, Annaliese!

  2. I'm so in love with this printed top, you're right about it being versatile! I honestly think it would look great in any setting, with the right bottoms and accessories!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  3. I am loving the retro feel of this look! You look gorgeous, as always :) I adore your straight hair... It makes you look older!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  4. Your hair is so pretty straight! Love it!


  5. That structured MK bag adds so much to this outfit! So sleek and classic.

  6. I love this outfit, especially that top. I don't think I could pull off such a vibrant print, but you pull it off flawlessly! And your hair looks great either way.

  7. Gorgeous look! That blouse and hat are both gorgeous. xo


  8. cute top!

    xoxo, Preeti


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