Southern Belle in Training

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

February 8, 2016

Productive Weekend Attire...

Sweater: Piperlime {old, similar here!} // Top: Lands' End // Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters // Boots: Tory Burch // Bag: {Bought on my trip to France, similar here!} // Binder: Target // Agenda: Lilly Pulitzer // Pencil case: Kate Spade // Necklace: H&M {similar item linked} // Bracelets: c/o Urban Peach Boutique // Nails: Nicole by OPI in Carnival Cotton Candy // Lips: c/o Essence Lipstick in BFF

     Unfortunately for my social life, I was not lucky enough to be a college senior who could afford to float by in her last semester of school. I have an extremely demanding course load for my final semester, and between school, work, blogging and sorority commitments, I have been having to devote a lot of my weekend time to homework. Is this the funnest thing in the world? No. But after making a 4.0 last semester, I know that I want to try and keep my grades as high as possible to finish school on a strong note. 

     This is an outfit that I wore this past weekend for a very productive Saturday morning and afternoon! I spent the later part of my morning at one of my favorite bakeries, working on some writing assignments for my Communication Capstone class. My afternoon took a fun turn though- I got to meet up with Charlotte area blogger Katie from Chic in Carolina! We had fun visiting Not Just Coffee, an Uptown coffee shop that was new to both of us. (Some of you might recognize Not Just Coffee from other Charlotte bloggers' Instagram accounts, especially Caitlin from Southern Curls and Pearls!) 

      The weather was cooler in Charlotte again this weekend, but I am already thinking spring in terms of colors and styles, so I pulled out some of my favorite bright pieces to make up this outfit! Most of these items that I'm wearing have been on my blog before, but I know that y'all usually enjoy my re-styled outfit posts. My sweater is an older favorite of mine, from the online retailer Piperlime (RIP!)- who else misses Piperlime?! 

     I have an extremely busy week coming up, but there will still be lots of fun new posts on the blog, so stay tuned! :-)

     xoxo Miss ALK 

     P.S. What was everyone's favorite commercial from the Super Bowl this year? Those are what I'm always most excited for each year.... and this one was my absolute favorite from last night!


  1. I love these bright colors! It gets me excited for spring.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. I love your outfit!
    It's so spring like.
    I have been trying to incorporate brighter colors into my wardrobe as well.

    xoxo, Jenny

  3. loving how bright your outfit is! It makes me yearn for spring!

  4. Such a fun outfit for the weekend!! I have to step up my game.. I usually stick with leggings and neutrals!

  5. I love your boots and your notebook! Love polka dots!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the bright colors in your outfit. Good luck with your work load, so stressful but you can do it!

  7. Your statement necklace is so cute! I think it is amazing you're striving to end your college career on a strong note, so many people don't even care by the end of senior year.

  8. Your hair is so fab! My favorite was the avocado commercial, but maybe that's because I eat far too many, haha!
    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  9. This look has me dreaming of spring - love your statement necklace!

    Amanda ||

  10. Love your outfit! I've found it always helps me be more productive to get dressed up and put on real clothes rather than stay in lazy clothes!

  11. I love your boots! And I totally recognize your photo backdrop :P Your hair looks amazing!

  12. Such a pretty shade of blue! You must be getting excited for spring!

  13. I love the boots :)

  14. Those boots & that planner!!!!

  15. Your outfit is adorable and perfect for tackling that 4.0 this semester! You go girl and keep rocking it! My favorite commercial was the one with Kevin hart!

  16. Those Tory Burch boots are so cute. I didn't watch the Super Bowl last weekend :( However, I saw everyone talking about the Budweiser commercial because it didn't feature a dog this year or something lol.

  17. So glad we got to meet up last weekend, so much fun!


  18. This is a perfect weekend look! I love that bright sweater!

    xo Ashley

  19. Good for you on staying focused your last semester of college. I know how tough that can be. Love that you are bringing spring look out already. I just bought tons of Spring decor at Target and can't wait to put it out.


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