Southern Belle in Training

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

July 20, 2015

Cotton Candy Colored.

Top: Delia's || Jeans: Delia's // Shoes: The Walking Company {Similar here} // Belt: Talbots // Wallet: Kate Spade {Similar here, on sale!} // Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory // Necklace: {Local boutique, Similar here} // Bracelets: c/o Urban Peach Boutique // Lips: Almay SmartShade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Pink Light/Medium

     Happy Monday lovelies! I hope that everyone had a relaxing and fun weekend. Even though I worked Friday, Saturday and Sunday, my weekend was still okay! On Sunday afternoon, I actually had a customer come in who I remembered from last year- she had come into the store a few times last year to buy jewelry and we had actually chatted about make-up brands after she complimented me on how I did my make-up! So it was fun to get to see her again this weekend. I also got to make a sale completely in French for a Canadian family which was fun, and proved to me that my recent study abroad trip to France wasn't a waste (despite all the difficulties!). 

     Anyways, onto the outfit! Today (Monday) is now my 6th day in a row of work. The store that I work in has somewhat of a dress code- employees can't wear blue jeans, shorts, or anything too casual. I typically wear sundresses to work almost everyday, but for weeks when I work lots of days in a row, sometimes I need to mix it up from dresses a little bit! So this was a colored skinny jeans outfit that I put together for work this past weekend. It features some of my favorite summer colors, some fun jewelry to dress it up, and is cute and casual while still being appropriate for my work environment! All of these items (yes, all!) have been featured on my blog in past posts before, but I've never worn all of these things together before. I love playing around in my closet on mornings before work and coming up with completely new outfit options out of pieces that I already had! 

     I love pairing bright colors together in the warmer months! This mint and hot pink accent combo is a new favorite of mine. It reminds me a lot of cotton candy- which is why I titled this post that!! I feel like I would also wear this outfit to a summer fair or festival... anywhere that I could get my hands on some cotton candy to match my clothes! (Fun fact: I don't even like cotton candy. But I think I would to eat it while wearing this outfit! :-) )

     With this outfit I also tried the ever popular "blogger half-tuck" with my shirt... tucked in the front, loose in the back. Y'all know what I mean, right? So many bloggers do this in their blog photos and on Instagram, haha! I've always thought that it looks cute when pulled off the right way so I thought that I'd give it a try. My dad thought that it looked totally weird, but I liked it enough to try it again sometime with the right type of shirt and bottoms. What are your thoughts on the half-tucked shirt?

     Some similar items are linked here below, including a similar Kate Spade bow wallet that's on sale through the NSale!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I did the "helf tuck" in my post today too! I think it looks great for longer shirts like yours that have a slit on the side so that the back stays long. I love that you put the pink and blue neons together .. I would never have thought to do that myself, but looks so cute for summer!

    How 2 Wear It []

  2. You always look so cute and those blue pants add the perfect pop of color.
    When I worked at Vera Bradley we had a similar dress code. They just now recently made it so that they have to wear only solid colors which would've killed me because my closet is full of printed clothes.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. I really love how you worked in the pops of bright pink and paired it with those pants! The half-tuck really does have its place in the fashion blogging world, I love using it in the summer!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  4. I've never thought of a half tuck, I love it! The pops of color are so gorgeous, I love how you matched everything so well! :)

  5. I always front tuck with shorts and some jeans. My friends and boyfriend give me crazy looks when I do it most of the time. Love the necklace. It can be worn with so much stuff.


  6. I totally agree with you- it takes the right outfit to pull off the partially tucked shirt. I love your bright color palate here!

  7. Cute outfit!! I love the pop of color and the front tuck looks super chic! I do it all the time and I feel like it pulls my whole outfit together!

    Carley @

  8. I love seeing bloggers re-feature pieces, it's so much more realistic because the average person does rewear their clothes. You look so bright and cheery, like a little ray of sunshine!

  9. I love the bright pink! It's a great way to make an outfit pop!

  10. This outfit is so cute! the colors look gorgeous on you~~

    XOXO Jo | opal + opal

  11. LOVE that you paired all of this together. I would have never thought about it, but it looks so good!

  12. I love that clutch! It is gorgeous
    Alexandra |

  13. Oh my gosh STOP you look adorable! I actually love this and you! This is one of my favorite looks. :)

    The Fashionista's Diary

  14. I am all about that half tuck - you look fabulous Annaliese!!

    Pick Your Beau

  15. SO cute!!! Loving this fun color combo and that necklace is to die for! You look amazing, sweet girl!

    xo Ashley

  16. Love the little pops of colour everywhere in this post and how lovely of your dad to take the photos for you (my dad would have probably said the same thing about the half-tuck haha). Plus, when on earth did your hair get so long again?! Looks lovely!!

  17. Ahhh, I'm majorly obsessed with this outfit girl! The pops of neon are amazing, you rock color like no one else! And I was not expecting how goregous the back of this top would be!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  18. 1. You are gorgeous. 2. This outfit is gorgeous. 3. I am LOVING the colors! Hope you're surviving work :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  19. I love the fact that you didn't go out and buy any new pieces and that they were all in your closet! And the fact that it's all so cute together!

  20. I love all of the colors in your outfit! That necklace is incredible!

  21. I am a sucker for colorful pants, and you definitely pulled this look off great. I can totally see how this would be very cotton candy like. I have never tried the half-tuck, I usually go fully tucked or not at all. After seeing this though I may have to try this out for a future post.

  22. I love that you got some of your outfit from Delia's and Burlington! I love both and am glad to see other bloggers out there giving love, too. (:

    Coming Up Roses

  23. Okay, I'm lowkey obsessed with that wallet-the bright pink is beautiful!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista


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