Southern Belle in Training

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June 5, 2015

Southern Belle in the 'Bunk: Fields of Blue.

     This is Week Three for my Friday summer post series here on the blog, called Southern Belle in the Bunk. This blog series combines my love of fashion, beautiful scenic locations for fashion posts, and the fact that I'm spending this summer back in my hometown area of the Kennebunks region of Southern Maine! You can read more about the inspiration for this series in the intro post HERE, Week One HERE, and Week Two HERE! Xo

Dress: Delia's {Stores closed now, Similar here} || Cardigan: Talbots || Shoes: TJ Maxx {Popular brown wedges here} || Sunglasses: H&M || Tote: c/o Adam Block Design || Earrings: Talbots || Necklace: Charlotte Russe || Bracelets: c/o Stella & Dot, Charming Charlie || Ring: {Gift} || Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Captivating Coral

      It's already week three of my summer post series, Southern Belle in the 'Bunk! I am so happy that a lot of you are really enjoying this series. I have decided that I will be taking a break from these posts during the four weeks that I am studying abroad in France, but the series will commence for late July and in August until when I leave to go back to Charlotte! Next week's post will be the last before I leave for France!

      I try to save talking about the locations of each week's post until later on, but in this case the location influenced how I picked my outfit! So these pictures were taken at the Kennebunk Blueberry Plains, which are in the western part of town. It's an expansive mass of land that suddenly breaks apart from the dense forests that cover most of town (that isn't on the direct coast or the small downtown), and in the Plains the skies become as large as the eye can see and the "trees" are limited to small brush type plants. I think that you really do feel as though you have been transported to the Southwest part of the country! So I tried to pick an outfit that I felt had some Southwestern influences; from the pattern in this dress, the Aztec print in my tote, and the multi-strand beaded necklace! 

     This is exactly the type of outfit that I love wearing for school. It's what I call "casual dressy." When you wear an outfit like this to class, you're making a statement that you put time everyday into  your personal style. Yet this wouldn't make you look so dressed up like you're going to a formal event or something completely out of place!! 

The location:

      I'm taking a break this week from the water based locations around my town, and instead showing y'all a taste of West Kennebunk. Interstate 95, Maine's only major highway, runs right through the middle of town, and this is the unofficial divide between Kennebunk and West Kennebunk. West Kennebunk is not a separate town, it's still apart of my town, but it has a very different feel to it! When in West Kennebunk, you're a good 15-20 mins from the ocean, and instead the roads are filled with beautiful forests and farmlands, as well as lots of residential communities. Many of my friends live in West Kennebunk, as the area that I'm from is quite spread out!

     The Kennebunk Blueberry Plains are one of West Kennebunk's biggest natural gems. This wide expanse of prairie lands is a rare find in a New England state. Out in the Plains, you feel transported to another side of the country. The reason that this place called the Blueberry Plains is because wild blueberries are known to grow freely out there. 

      Stay tuned for another round of Southern Belle in the 'Bunk next Friday!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love the aztec print on the tote! Your outfit fits in perfectly with this location!

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  2. Such a fun look! Great pick on the modcloth wedges too. I'm adding them to my "need" list! Did you pick any blueberries? ;)

  3. I LOVE your dress! What a beautiful backdrop as well!


  4. Love this girl! The dress matches your bubbly personality and it's so cute! :) I'm just loving this series you're doing! :)

  5. I love the dress and also your tribal Alpha Delta Pi tote.
    This series is so fun -- I absolutely love it.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. Such a gorgeous location!


  7. You're so bright and colorful-great for summer! I can't wait to hear about France, I'm insanely jealous (but excited for you at the same time). I know you're going to come back with some amazing stories and photos!

  8. I LOVE Kennebunkport! Cute outfit!


  9. I love this series and getting to know more about your town!

  10. Another gorgeous location! Obsessed with your outfit & your high pony! Hard to believe that it's almost time for you to go to France!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  11. What an amazing location! You really dressed quite the part for it too. Have fun in France! I spent a month studying abroad in Spain and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

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  12. You look so pretty that I'm jealous. Maine is so much different than Miami but I love it! Love this series pretty girl!

    Lauren Ashley

  13. all of the pictures in this post are so beautiful! and your outfit is so cute!

    xx, kenz

  14. The colors of that dress are gorgeous and I love the shoes you paired with it. I hope you have an amazing time in France and I can't wait to hear about all your amazing adventures there.

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

  15. Have fun in France! I just studied abroad in Hong Kong and loved it!

  16. Great location for the shoot! Colors really stand against the green of the landscape.


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