Southern Belle in Training

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

November 9, 2015

Keep Pounding.

     What an exciting time to be a Charlottean! The Panthers, the NFL team for the Carolinas, is currently 8-0 for this year's season after their most recent win yesterday! I have never previously been a big football fan. I'm an only child, and neither my mom or my dad are into football. In New England where I'm from, you're either a diehard Patriots fan or you're not, there isn't really any between (and my family definitely falls on the "not" side- haha!). 

     But this year, it was one of my goals to try and start showing a little more team spirit towards Charlotte's hometown team, the Carolina Panthers. I think it's pretty cool that I go to school in a city that has its own NFL team, and I wish I had gotten more excited about this sooner! Yesterday, I watched my very first Panthers game. I didn't actually go to the game- as with the excellent record that the Panthers have been having, ticket prices are soaring. But I did enjoy the game from Uptown Charlotte's Buffalo Wild Wings, a fantastic choice of a sports bar and grill, and then finished the game later in my room. I was proud of myself for making it through until the end! ;-)

     Of course, watching my first Panthers game meant that I had to dress the part! The Panthers' colors are blue and black, so I did what I could to show my team spirit. Yesterday was quite chilly in Charlotte, so I wore one of my favorite comfy Talbots cardigans over my shirt and scarf combo.

     One thing that I think makes dressing for game days extra fun is jewelry in your team's colors! The earrings that I'm wearing here are from Target, but you can find perfect game day jewelry at so many stores. Charming Charlie is always a favorite destination of mine for affordable and cute jewelry. If you're very loyal to a team and see yourself attending many games or tailgates, I would invest in some nicer jewelry in your team's colors from Kendra Scott- her stuff is timeless! 

     On a note unrelated to all things football- I am really excited about tomorrow's post here on the blog! When brainstorming lifestyle content for this month on Southern Belle in Training, it hit me that I haven't written many posts about college life so far this semester. The post that I have scheduled for tomorrow is definitely a unique and personal one, but it's something that I can't wait to share!! 

      xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love football! It's probably the only sport that I actually half-way know what's going on (thanks to cheerleading lol). I'm so glad you started getting into it!

    p.s. Dying over your bag *insert 50 heart eye emojis*


  2. What a cute outfit!
    I like certain football teams and love to support them, but I don't know much about the actual sport...I definitely wish I did though.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun cheering on the Panthers though :)

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. This is such a cute outfit! Definitely football appropriate without going all out!
    Pi love!
    with southern grace,

  4. Great outfit! I'm not a football fan at all, but dressing the part is always fun and important!
    xo, claudia

  5. Love the color of that top!

  6. I really like your outfit. I also am not a diehard football fan (or any sports really) but I always seem to find myself at a game. Your outfit is perfect for the nonsports/ new fan that's only there for the fun.

  7. You are some serious #fashiongoals right now.

    P.S. I went to Target today to pick up that top and couldn't find it anywhere! :(

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul

  8. You are so darn adorable and I love how you want to be a better fan! What a great post and Go Panthers!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  9. You are so cute! I love this look, and I want those flats :) Live NFL games are so fun!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  10. What a perfect fall look! You look absolutely stunning, sweet girl! I am loving those blue stripes!

    xo Ashley

  11. I can't stand football even though Seattle is really into it. I can't help it...I wish I liked it but it bores me to death. I can get behind dressing cute and spirited though! As always you look like a beautiful ray of sunshine!

  12. So exciting!! I can't believe they're doing so well! Those earrings look amazing on you!

    Sara Kate Styling

  13. This is such a great game day outfit! I can definitely show the Panthers some love because former Auburn Tiger Cam Newton plays for them & as an Auburn girl, I can appreciate that :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  14. Cutest game day/support style! I love it and wow 8-0 is amazing. Definitely not like the Miami Dolphins.. haha!


  15. You look beauuutiful!! I love those earrings on you. And GO PANTHERS!


  16. I love your Fall/foot ball inspired outfit esp your flats and purse!


  17. Cute look! My favorite picture is the last one. You look so pretty, and I'm loving the earrings.


  18. I love dressing up for football games! Love your newlyfound spirit!

  19. These photos turned out amazing! You look beautiful <3 xoxo M.

  20. I love your outfit and your photos are beautiful!

  21. Love the outfit-I'm only a football fan because my boyfriend of almost 7 years is a die hard Steelers fan lol

  22. Simple and chic outfits are always the best for football games, especially when it starts getting so cold outside!!

  23. You earrings are such a cute touch! I think it just brings the outfit together. I used to live in Charlotte! Go panthers!

  24. This is so cute Annaliese! My family and I are Steelers fans but living in Charlotte you can't help but cheer on the Panthers!


  25. Looks like such a comfy cardi! You are gorgeous girl!


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