Southern Belle in Training

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

June 25, 2015

Rompin' Through France.

Romper: Body Central {Old - many similar linked below!!} Shoes: L.L. Bean || Purse: Forever 21 {SUCH a steal! Get it before it's gone!} || Sunglasses: LOFT || Earrings: {Gift} || Lips: EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint

     Sharing my first outfit from here studying abroad in France today! It's a bit of a casual one, but there's actually a story to why I wore this outfit on this day. The city that I'm currently in is located on the banks of the beautiful and peaceful Loire River, one of the major rivers here in France. This was a warmer day during the first week, and I had originally planned to go down the the river after school and to try and find a spot to lay out and catch some rays, and maybe even stick my feet in the water! But instead after school, I ended up touring the home of famous French poet Pierre de Ronsard! Sometimes a spontaneous change in plans can be fun.

     Anyways, wearing this outfit for the historical excursion reminded me that rompers are perfect to wear for so much more than just water/beach related activities! At school, I usually only wear my rompers when I go out on the town occasionally with my friends, as they can add a touch of sexiness to an outfit when paired with some heels and extra make-up. And of course they make great beach cover-ups as well! But I had completely forgotten how much I love to wear rompers in casual settings. They are super comfortable, and since your whole outfit is right there, they require minimal accessorizing, which is perfect for travel (when you don't have all of your favorite jewelry, purses or hair accessories at your disposal!). 

      My new favorite blue purse (which got its own whole blog post HERE) and a ballerina bun added the perfect pops to finish out my simple outfit! Perfect for a day of exploring the city and delving into some history.

     But something that is not historical is that rompers are still very much in for summer! Below I have linked my other favorite floral picks. They're all so cute!

     Also- I have been only posting on Mondays and Thursdays while in France, but tomorrow I have an important "life update" type blog post going up- if you've been following my study abroad journey in France at all then you won't want to miss this post!

xoxo Miss ALK



  1. I absolutely love rompers for the summer & wearing them casually is something I've been trying to do more of! The backdrop for these pictures is gorgeous-I can't wait to see more of France through your pictures :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  2. You look gorgeous Annaliese!


  3. You look too cute! I had so many friends studying abroad in France while I was in Hong Kong this past semester!


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