Southern Belle in Training

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November 17, 2015

Denim on Denim.

Top: Piperlime {old, similar here} // Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters // Shoes: Lucky Brand {Borrowed from my suitemate- get them here! :-) } // Vest: L.L. Bean // Necklace: Pink Slate Boutique {old}  // Bracelets: Alex & Ani // Lips: Mally Lipstick in BFF Pink

     This is the outfit that I wore when shooting yesterday's blog post with Teleflora! Fall casual outfits are becoming more and more of my jam this season. In past years of college, I have always loved dressing up for class most days. While dressing up and wearing girly outfits is still a love of mine, where this is my senior year of college, I'm definitely taking more advantage of the fact that this is probably the last year of my life when I can get away with wearing casual clothing so often! #senioritis 

     I love this outfit because while it is casual, it's still put together. This was my first time layering my favorite chambray shirt over denim jeans (normally I pair my chambray with a skirt or black jeggings), but I ended up really digging the denim on denim look! If you're also going to double up your denim, I would recommend doing a lighter colored chambray shirt and darker jeans, just so your whole outfit doesn't look monochromatic! 

     Are you also loving more casual outfits for this fall season? With the holidays quickly approaching, I know that I will soon be all about more dressy holiday fashion, so I am enjoying my casual looks while I still can! :-)

      In other news, I'm getting my hair trimmed today! Since I started growing my hair out after a drastic haircut a couple of years ago, I've really been resisting getting trims. I'm embarrassed to admit that the last haircut/trim that I had was over a year ago! Needless to say, my split ends are all over the place.
      One reason that I go so long in between hair trims is because I have had yet to find a hairdresser here in NC! That is the one thing that I have loyally still done at home in Maine. The hairdresser that I'm going to today has come to me with glowing recommendations from a couple school friends though, so hopefully I will like the results- I'll keep y'all posted!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. That purple vest is to die for! SO cute!

  2. I used to be that girl that loves dressing up for class too! When senior year came around it really hit me that I might not be able to wear casual cloths as often so I took advantage of that too haha. Love your outfit, that vest color is beautiful!

  3. You look adorable wearing denim on denim! Looking gorgeous and that vest, LOVE IT!!!
    Smitten Sophie

  4. Love this look!
    Those booties are the cutest.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. I've been growing fond of the denim on denim trend! I agree that it definitely looks best with a lighter top and darker bottoms. As for the haircut, I used to be so stubborn with getting it trimmed when it was long! Now that I have short hair, I go all the time. I cringe sometimes looking back at my long hair, being able to count all of the split ends I had.


  6. This may sound funny but you look very NC southern girl in these pics! And I love it!!

    How 2 Wear It []

  7. Your hair turned out gorgeous!! I absolutely love the way you did the denim on denim trend :) Your purple vest is gorgeous :) Isn't it fun when pieces are both pretty and practical for cold weather?!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  8. I think I love mixing casual outfits with dressier looks on a weekly basis. Some days I want a cozy sweater and jeans and the next day I want a sparkly dress with heels. It's all based on my mood. This casual denim on denim look is perfect for class!

  9. I hear ya girl! I was rocking that type of look just the other day!

    Sara Kate Styling

  10. Love this outfit, I love how you pulled off the denim on demin! Good luck at your hair appointment, can't wait to see pictures! Also, I would love to see a hair tutorial because your hair looks gorgeous all the time!


  11. I love the denim on denim look. I alway feel a break up piece is needed. That vest is the perfect contrast!

    XO Chelsea

  12. Other than work, I definitely love to keep it casual for fall. I love your outfit! The shoes you borrowed from your suitemate are so cute!

  13. Such a cute look, and I love the booties!
    Pi Love,
    with southern grace,

  14. I absolutely adore this look. I have never really done the denim on denim thing but this look is so cute I might have to give it a try. Also those flowers are just to die for. I love floral arrangements.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combination!
    Lauren Ashley

  16. Every time I hear the words "denim on denim" I think of the iconic Britney & Justin VMA look! haha! This look is FAR from that though, I'm loving pairing chambray tops with darker denim too. Good luck with the new hairdresser by the way! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  17. I absolutely LOVE this denim on denim look! Those boots are so fabulous!

    xo Ashley

  18. I looooove the denim on denim look! It looks so chic and easy going! I love the way you styled it with those boots and the plum vest!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  19. You look great! Denim on denim is a trend I've been anxious to try and after seeing this, I just might!

    xo Alexis |


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