Southern Belle in Training

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

May 4, 2015

Closet Discoveries.

Dress: Dillard's || Cardigan: J. Crew Factory || Shoes: {From a sorority sister! Similar here} || Tights: Forever 21 || Scarf: {Old, Similar here} || Sunglasses: LOFT || Purse: Michael Kors || Earrings: c/o Gabe's || Bracelets: Charming Charlie: Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Mauve

     So it is kind of interesting how this outfit came together! A couple of weeks ago I had to attend a scholarship luncheon, followed by a radio station tour with the people that I intern with. It was surprisingly chilly in Charlotte that morning so none of my typical dressy sundresses that I would normally wear at this time of year would have worked. 

     I ended up just mixing and matching some random pieces from my closet to create this fun little outfit! I have had this dress since my freshman year of college and it's still one of my favorites. The front is conservative and the cut of the dress is very flattering, but I love how it's a little open in the back which makes it kind of fun! I have dressed this dress up and dressed it down, and I continue to find new ways to wear it (like with this outfit). Those are the best kinds of dresses- you know you got your money's worth when you can wear something so many times and make it look different each time! 

     These pictures were taken on top of my favorite parking deck in Charlotte, which is where I do a lot of my blog pictures throughout the year. I'm going to miss this spot over the summer! Today I take my last final exam, and tomorrow my dad and I will be moving me out of my dorm room and then starting the long drive home to Maine! I will only be home for about 48 hours this weekend though before leaving for my first big adventure of the summer. As much as I'll miss the Queens City, I can't wait for all the fun to begin! Follow my travel adventures on Instagram with the hashtag #sbittravels.

xoxo Miss ALK     


  1. I can't wait to see all of your travels! One of my options after graduation is moving to Charlotte. I also might move to Austin. Not sure which one yet! Maine is beautiful and it's a great place to grow up in!

    So excited for your adventures! Can't wait to follow along. :) Love this outfit!

    Lauren Ashley

  2. The back of this dress is beautiful and the mixing of colors is so fun! Love it! :)

    Allyssa | Life with Lyss

  3. Have tons of fun on your trip!
    Can't wait to hear all about it.
    Love the way this outfit came together.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  4. This dress is absolutely adorable! I love having things in my closet that never go out of style (cue Taylor Swift). Good luck with your last final and yay for your new adventure!

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  6. I love when I find an unexpected pairing in my closet!! Hopefully that chilly weather is behind us now!

    How 2 Wear It...

  7. I love finding pieces I can do lots of different things with! What a beautiful dress! Good luck on your exams!

  8. Such a fun dress, I love dresses with surprising little details like that cut out. Yay for being done with school for the summer, I can't wait to follow along for your big adventure!

  9. I love creating new outfits that I didn't even think that I had! Such a fun dress. I love the patterned tights with it.

    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  10. I love being able to mix and match outfits, it really makes me feel like I'm getting the most bang for my buck with all of my clothes :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  11. I am in love with your style, the back of your dress is so beautiful!!

  12. That blue and purple look so good together---I'll have to try this combo in the future. Also, congrats on the study abroad opportunity: you're going to have great memories to look back on.

    Another Beautiful Thing

  13. Mixing and matching is so much fun! I love this dress and you paired it will with that cute cardigan!


  14. I love how you put this outfit together! That dress is so cute, fun in the back, classic in the front!

    Anchors and Pearls

  15. So excited to follow your adventures! I love the back of the dress :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  16. I love your scarf! It adds the perfect springy-touch to the dress!

  17. What a fun back to the dress! Love the little bow detail!

    C's Collection

  18. You're the cutest. I love love love your dress + scarf combo!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner


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