Southern Belle in Training

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

June 8, 2015

Stylish Summer Legs with Hanes Hosiery.

Candid shot captured by my mom- Snapchatting away!! Haha.

Tank top: {Old} || Skirt: LOFT || Cardigan: LOFT || Shoes: Nine West || Hosiery: c/o Hanes Hosiery || Sunglasses: H&M || Purse: Calvin Klein || Necklace: The Pink Slate Boutique || Bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot || iPhone case: Lilly Pulitzer || Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daquiri 

      My mom has taught me a lot of classic fashion rules throughout the years, but one thing that she has always stressed to me is that the perfect accessory to pull together a classy outfit is the right hosiery. There is just something so chic and put together about wearing hosiery with your favorite dresses and skirts instead of just bare legs. So I knew I'd be making my mom proud when I got the chance to participate in a special blog collaboration with Hanes Hosiery!

     Hanes Hosiery sent me three pairs of sheer tights to style, all from their Silk Reflections collection. Each was a slightly varrying shade. For this outfit, I chose to wear the Medium Bronze shade. This shade of hosiery gave my legs the look of a perfect, natural tan- which was much needed since the truth is my poor legs were actually a little sunburned and peeling when I shot these pictures!! Since I now have hosiery in varrying shades of the Silk Reflections collection, I can choose how dark I want the shade to be depending on my outfit and mood, which I love! 

     Hanes Hosiery also included some little Blogger summer health and beauty treats in the package that they sent to me, which was a nice treat!! :-) I know that they will continue to be my top choice for my future hosiery needs!

     In this post I am also wearing some great business casual separates from LOFT! They are one of my favorite go-to stores for any time that I need business casual clothing. I know this is an outfit that I might repeat come Fall for sorority chapter, internship networking, or any other "business-ey" events that I need to go to!

     So story time... if you were following my Snapchats last week (@miss_alk), the iPhone that I'm holding in these photos, that's the iPhone 6 that I owned for a total of TWO DAYS last week! My family had been looking into switching to Sprint from AT&T for the past couple of months, as they were doing a big promotion called "Cut Your Bill in Half" or something like that. (We have been with AT&T since I got my first cell phone when I was 13!) We were supposed to switch when I was still at school a few months ago, but basically we learned that since my mom and I are on the same plan, both of our old phones would have to be turned into Sprint at the same time. So we had to wait for me to get home to Maine for the summer.... but then I left for Kentucky for my internship, and then my mom was away on an art trip, and then my dad was gone on business, so we all kept missing each other! But finally last week we switched the phones. But it was AWFUL. I never got good service at my house with AT&T before, but with Sprint it was literally a dead zone! And the brand new iPhone also had trouble picking up our wifi, and it was already doing things like quitting apps and freezing. We had three days to return the phones and on day three we switched back to AT&T. I don't have an upgrade until this Fall so it's back to my old iPhone 5S, but honestly I couldn't be happier! It already works so much better then the 6 that I had for two days did. What a strange experience.

     xoxo Miss ALK

     The product reviewed was gifted to me for review purposes on my blog by Hanes Hosiery. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. love this outfit! your hair looks so good!

  2. I am so using this outfit as inspiration for a work outfit this week! You look great and I can't even tell you have the tights on!

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  3. Such a classy outfit Annaliese! That story of your phone is hilarious! My mom and I recently upgraded our phones while getting my younger sister her phone and oh my goodness- we spent a good 2 hours in the Verizon store!


  4. Sorry to hear about your phone- I'm sure that was frustrating to say the least! I have never tried this hosiery brand before but will definitely check it out. I love to have something on my legs during the fall, and totally agree with your point about feeling just a little more put together when you have them on.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. My family had a similar experience with T-Mobile years ago! Now it's back to AT&T for good! Thanks for the info about the hosiery. I am SO guilty of the bare legs because I hate tights. I will have check these out! Xx

  6. My boyfriend has Sprint and it never works at our apartment.
    So annoying.
    They must not have very many towers otherwise I'm sure the signal would be a little better.
    I've never been a fan of tights but I may have to try these out during the winter months.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  7. Love the photo of you taking the selfie-I've definitely been caught in the act a few times! You look great in red, it's a color I have trouble pulling off!

  8. Red looks great on you!! Sorry to hear about your phone! If it's any consolation, the companies in Canada charge far too much money for every single phone plan and they're all really difficult to deal with (to my knowledge, there are ~3 major companies that have a monopoly on all of the telecomm lines)

    Alessandra //

  9. Your outfit is adorable and your makeup is so pretty - love this look! :)

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

  10. Um. Why do I not have you on snapchat?!!? And you look beautiful! As always! These look great and you can't even tell you're wearing them, which is even better!

    Lauren Ashley

  11. Hosiery is actually so important to have a business professional outfit!


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