Southern Belle in Training

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

September 4, 2015

First Day of School Outfit.

Top: Forever 21 // Skirt: Target {A closet staple! Almost identical here} // Shoes: Clark's // Hat: Forever 21 // Purse: Vintage Chanel {Similar here, less expensive here} // Sunglasses: LOFT // Earrings: Talbots {Old, similar here} // Bracelet: {From the store I work at in Maine} // Ring: HJ Greek // Lips: Liner is NYX lipliner in Hot Red, Lipstick is L'Oreal Colour Riche The Reds in Blake's Red 

     So excited to finally be blogging the outfit that I wore for my first day of school for starting my senior year of college earlier this week! First day of school outfits are always a big deal, but I knew that I wanted my last real first day attire to be especially fun, bold and sassy. Gotta show everyone on campus my senior status!

     I actually don't wear black and white very often (I'm much more a fan of color), so this outfit was slightly outside of my comfort zone! But the "girly-ness" of the cut of the skirt, the added heels and my red lips definitely made this color combo a bit more Annaliese friendly. :-) I ordered this Forever 21 crop top earlier this summer and have been so excited to wear it! It fits me very well, but the only thing that I was disappointed about when I received it is that it truly is a CROP top! It is barely longer than some bathing suit tops. That ruled out wearing it with most of my bottoms and skirts for anything school related, but my favorite black and white skirt has the option of being very high-waisted! So I was able to style my new crop top and make it school appropriate. Win-win! 

     I will probably definitely be packing the crop top for my weekend trip to Myrtle Beach though! Attire for a beach town like Myrtle is a lot more casual than dressing for school, so I can't wait to style this top with some of my favorite shorts or other skirts. 

     I thought it would be fun to end this post with a few other pictures from my first day back to school on Monday with some of my friends!! I snuck off campus to a park in Uptown Charlotte in the middle of the day to do this photoshoot, but the rest of my day was filled with going back to class, resuming sorority recruitment practices, and catching up with all of my sweet friends!

My Little, Julie!

My amazing suitemate/bestie Caroline!

My roommate from last Fall, Kirstie, who is back from studying abroad in the UK!
First day selfies with my friends Max, Lily and Joe!

     Similar outfit pieces to mine are linked here below! Be sure to visit the blog on Sunday (my birthday!) for a preview of the amazing birthday/blogiversary photoshoot that I got to do in Virginia last week... on Monday I'll be sharing the whole thing! 

     Have a great long weekend!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. You look adorable! I love this outfit! (:

  2. OMG aren't you the cutest! I love the black and white pictures of your black and white outfit! It makes it pop !

  3. Such a cute outfit! I love it! You look like a model. That crop top will be perfect for Myrtle :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  4. Totally wish I looked that good on the first day of school! You're rocking that outfit - love the bold lip too! Have fun at Myrtle :)

    Alessandra |

  5. These photos are so darling! Loving that hat and the skirt, too cute!

  6. Your back to school outfit is soo adorable! I think the black and white look with red lips is so chic! A vintage chanel bag is on my wish list, yours is to die for <3

  7. Well you made a really cute statement on your first day of school! You looked adorable! good Luck to a new school year.

    xoxo Dani

  8. You look stunning in these photos, A!
    Love your bag also.

  9. Such a cute look! You look adorable!

  10. I absolutely adore your photos! You look fabulous in this outfit and it has just the right amount of sass for your last first day of school! Have a wonderful long weekend girly!


  11. Adorable outfit! Hope you had a fabulous first day!

  12. Your first day back to school outfit is so gorgeous, DEFINITELY puts my sweater & sweats combo to shame. You look like you sauntered out of a magazine, the whole look is just so perfect! Good luck with the rest of the school year, have fun on your trip to Myrtle Beach! :)

  13. Wow, I wish I was bold enough to rock an outfit like this on my first day back to campus! I stuck to my Norts and oversized tee with chacos...but I love this on you! If this outfit is any idea of how your senior year is going to go, you're going to kill it girl!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  14. I think these are my favourite photos of you. They're so classy and just beautiful. And pairing the outfit with a red lip is perfect for a pop of colour. Love love love this!

    Jessica Grace

  15. Seriously Annaliese could you get any more gorgeous?! These photos are amazing! Hope you are off to a great start for your birthday weekend!! :)

    Pick Your Beau

  16. I love your outfit! You look stunning! I also love Caroline's jumpsuit, purple patterns are my favorite! Hope you have an amazing senior year!

    Kayla |

  17. These are my fav photos of you! It looks like you're having so much fun!

  18. I LOVE how you look in this crop top! I'm the same way as you girl, I only wear them if I can wear them with a high-waisted bottom!

  19. Such a cute first day outfit! I definitely did not look this good on my first day!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  20. First off, you're adorable. Secondly, we have the same skirt. Twinning!!!

    Diary of a Debutante


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