Southern Belle in Training

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

February 15, 2016

Dressing for a Cold Front.

Sweater: L.L. Bean // T-shirt: Target // Jeans: American Eagle Outfiters // Boots: Tory Burch // Leg Warmers: Charlotte Russe {not online, similar here} // Earrings: In Pink {old, similar style here} // Bracelets: c/o Taudrey // Lips: Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Bare Secret 

      Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, Spring Break and Easter are on my radar, which also means the arrival of one of my favorite things- spring fashion! But just when I'm getting ahead of myself, the weather outside reminds me that despite being below the Mason-Dixon line, winter is still here for the time being. This past weekend, temperatures in Charlotte were in the 20s and 30s! It was quite chilly and reminded this native Mainer a little too much of home.

      Luckily for me, it was the perfect time for me to break out this cardigan from L.L. Bean. Back when I was home in December, my friend Shara and I paid a visit to the L.L. Bean Factory Store in Freeport Maine, and that's wear I found the cardigan! It is soft and cozy, and the print on it is able to add a fun twist to wintery attire. One of the reasons that I hate freezing cold weather is because I find it very hard to dress for, but pieces like this help to brighten up your look and still help you to stay warm! 

     I hope that y'all had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend, despite the cold weather in many parts of the country! Did you do anything fun? My weekend was pretty low key- I had a huge annotated bibliography due for my senior ethics class today, so I spent most of my weekend working on that. I also took the time to see two movies in the theaters for Galentine's plans with different girlfriends... which is unusual for me since I rarely go to the movies!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. Oh, I love this sweater. Looks so cozy! This look is adorable.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. You look so cozy and cute! That sweater is adorable :)

  3. I am obsessed with that cardigan!
    I think I need it in my life.

    xoxo, Jenny

  4. I <3 LL Bean! Class is cancelled today and there is NOTHING on the ground outside...North Carolina is so weird when it comes to weather. Do you have school?

  5. I love your sweater! I'm a huge LL Bean fan, but I had no idea they had a factory store! How fun. I'd love to check that out!

  6. That sweater is gorgeous, I don't know if anyone has told you this before-but that color green was totally made for you!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  7. Cardigans are an absolute spring staple for me! I love how you styled this one!
    -Anna |

  8. I am SO ready for Spring fashion even though the weather isn't quite there yet. This sweater is so cozy and your ponytail looks perf!

  9. That's such a cute cardigan! I have two that I always switch back and forth during the colder seasons :)


  10. That sweater is fabulous, and the color looks so great on your skin! Fortunately it was sunny and 70 in Dallas over the weekend, so spring clothes are in full force down here, at least for now!

  11. You look great.
    I think the weather has been strange all over. It's been unseasonably warm where I live (Montana).
    A modest fashion blog:

  12. Spring is definitely on my mind! Today I found myself dreaming about that anything-is-possible feeling that typically arrives with warmer weather.

    On a separate note, you have the loveliest of smiles!

    XO, Oksana from

  13. Super cute outfit!! Love all the colors in your sweater!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  14. I love your cardigan! Super cute.

    All the Best,
    Allison |

  15. I love LL Bean!! It looks so cozy and wintery. It's so warm here in Mississippi I'm always looking for an excuse to wear my winter pieces! Have a great week :)
    Xx, K

  16. That is such a great sweater. I love the colours and the print. Have a good week!

  17. Such a cute cozy sweater! Your ponytail is on point though! Its perfect, so high and sleek!

  18. LL bean has the BEST clothes! Such a cute outfit!

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