Southern Belle in Training

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

August 10, 2015

I'm Blue (Da Ba Dee Da Ba Daa).

Photography by Julia Gilman & Morgan Sewall Photography

Dress: The Red Dress Boutique {Similar version for same price here [and it has scallops!]} // Shoes: Jessica Simpson {On sale!} // Sunglasses: H&M // Purse: Michael Kors // Necklace: J. Crew Factory {A closet staple!} // Bracelets: c/o Jet Chic Arm Candy // Ring: HJ Greek // Lips: Lips: Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss in Pretty in Hibiscus

     Today I'm sharing the second part of the photo-shoot that some old friends of mine did with me in Portland, Maine a couple of weeks ago! (Be sure to check out the first part which I shared last Monday if you haven't yet!) I am so excited to finally be styling this beautiful blue dress on the blog. Blue dresses have truly been my jam lately. Blue has always been my favorite color, ever since I was a little girl! The exact shades that I've loved have varied... I used to love baby blue, my bedroom at home in Maine is sky blue back from a phase in elementary school when that was my favorite shade, and for several years now my all-time favorite shade has been Tiffany Blue. But this summer I seem to have really been drifting towards this bright, royal blue shade! (Check out another recent blog post of mine where I wore another dress in this color here!)

     This simple short-sleeved shift dress is from one of my favorite online retailers, The Red Dress Boutique. They're a great go-to for on-trend items, and their sales and clearance section of the website can be truly on point! If I'm ever near their store location in Georgia, I know I'll have to pay them a visit. 

     I love simple solid colored dresses like this one because they can be worn so many ways! I had to buy a dress in this color as one of my dresses for the ADPi side of sorority recruitment this year, but of course I couldn't wait to figure out other styling options. I knew that it would be the perfect chance to break out my new Jessica Simpson floral pumps that I had been dying to wear! I bought them right before my trip to France, but they had sadly been sitting in their shoe box in my room for most of the summer. These are such fun statement shoes, and I think that every girl needs a few pairs of fun statement heels in her closet! 

     Lastly, who now has the song I'm Blue stuck in their head thanks to my post title?! ;-) I thought of the title for this blog post at work a few nights ago when it got pretty slow during a break between customers.  Immediately after thinking of it, I scolded myself for not deciding to start naming blog posts after early 2000s songs like three years ago... which by the way is when I started this blog! My third blogiversary is in just a few weeks now- crazy! 

     You're welcome in advance for the video below- and some similar outfit pieces are linked further down!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. That is really pretty color blue. At least if you had to buy a dress for recruitment it's one that you know you'll wear again. I was an ADPi in college and I had to wear some of the most unattractive and unflattering clothing ever during recruitment.


  2. That song is my favorite :P And so is that dress! An absolutely gorgeous color on you.


  3. You look amazing in this color! I love it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  4. You look so lovely in this color! I love RDB! They have adorable clothing.


  5. Those heels really make your blue dress pop! Such a perfect summer look. Lookin' fab, gf! x Nicole |

  6. I love the location of these photos! And those shoes were the perfect compliment to the dress!

    How 2 Wear It []

  7. You're so cute! I love the location. I really need a pair of floral heels.

  8. I love this dress and those shoes compliment it so well!
    Also, yes to I'm Blue!
    That was my jam back in the day.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  9. This dress is absolutely incredible, but I think I just fell in love with those shoes! Obsessed! Your friend is such an awesome photog!

  10. Cobalt blue looks gorgeous on you! I love your dress.

  11. Ahh love this cute blue dress :)

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous on you! I also love how you added a print in the shoes! Amazing amazing amazing.

    The Fashionista's Diary

  13. This is gorgeous on you! I love your shoes.
    xx, Lindsey

  14. FANTASTIC outfit and FANTASTIC choice in song!!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

  15. I feel like I always think the lyrics of this song are waaaayyy different that they actually are! haha. I love the shoes in this look -- they add the perfect pattern pop :)

    Annie // Annie N Belle

  16. This shade of blue looks so good on you! I'm in love with this dress. I agree, blue is one of my favorite colors to wear as well. Looks amazing no matter what the season!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  17. This color looks stunning on you! What a pretty dress!!

    xo Ashley

  18. I was laughing way too hard at the post title! Love that dress on you, I have a similar one that I love - simple but bright dresses are so easy and fun to style!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  19. Blue is my favorite and I'm so obsessed with that dress and all of your pictures are stunning!!

  20. I loved Portland when I visited last fall! And those shoes are so super cute!!

  21. Such a cute outfit! Love the blue dress you linked as well!

  22. Such a pretty dress! You look gorgeous. I like those heels.

  23. I love that blue color! It looks really good on you!

  24. You are STUNNING! Blue has also been one of my favorite colors these past couple years. I love wearing blue too! This dress is so gorgeous on you :) I hope you're having a great week!

  25. Love this color on you! Your hair looks amazing btw!

    xo //

  26. Oh hey, you are gorgeous! This is your color, love! I love the funky shoes :) You look like such an adult ;)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  27. Love your photos! Blue is your COLOR. Lookin' gorgeous, per usual! And those heels...definitely my fave.

    Coming Up Roses

  28. A photoshoot with friends, what a blast! The color is gorgeous on, and compliments rather than overpowers

  29. That color blue looks good on you! Such a cute dress!

  30. You are actually so gorgeous it hurts. This dress is amazing!

  31. These photos are stunning! I love the bright pop of color from the heels!


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