Southern Belle in Training

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

May 10, 2016

Dressed Down Chic.

Top: Target // Shorts: J. Crew Factory // Shoes: Marshall's {similar} // Earrings: {Mine are from a jewelry store in Maine, tassel earrings at similar price point linked here!} // Bracelet: Kate Spade {old, similar style here} // Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Demure

      There are a variety of adjectives that can describe my personal style, but I would say that my outfits usually represent descriptive words such as "colorful," "glam," and sometimes even "over the top." But every now and then, I like to keep things casually chic. This simple shorts outfit that I wore while studying for exams last week is a perfect example of what it looks like when I dress down. This is a functional outfit that is still put-together and coordinating, but not too overdone. 

     Everything that I'm wearing in this outfit has been featured on my blog before! I know that many of y'all enjoy my restyled fashion posts, so I try and incorporate them into my content from time to time. It definitely isn't realistic for someone on my budget to be wearing new clothes 100% of the time, so I enjoy finding creative ways to re-wear pieces that I already own. 

    Also! The tassel earrings that I'm wearing here are a favorite pair of mine, and I got an incredible bargain on them at one of my favorite stores back home in Maine. (Incredible bargain as in I paid under $5!) But the good news for all of you is that I found a similar pair of tassel earrings online at an equally similar price point, these are also priced under $5! 

     Be sure that you're following me on Snapchat- tomorrow evening I'm scheduled to be starting something exciting for the blog and I can't wait to share more! My Snapchat username is the same as my Instagram: @miss_alk.

    Hope everyone is having a great week!

     xoxo Miss ALK 


  1. such a cute weekend look. love the simplicity of your outfit paired with such trendy accessories!

  2. I have a top from Target similar to this and I want them in every color! haha

    xoxo, Jenny

  3. Your styled down look is super cute. I love dressed up and super girly outfits as well but there are definitely days that I opt for something cute and casual. In fact, yesterday I wore a really similar look with pink shorts and a striped top. Super cute girl!

  4. J Crew shorts are THE BEST! I feel like the colors each season are so bright and colorful and they fit me nicely (not too short!!)

  5. This look is pretty much my everyday go-to! A striped top and colored shorts, what could be better?! Looking forward to seeing what you've got up on snapchat!

    Kayla |

  6. This is the cutest casual look! Those earrings are ADORABLE!!!

    xo Ashley

  7. The perfect weekend outfit!

  8. LOVE this outfit! I pretty much dress like this every day, haha. And I am always a fan of everything stripes - so I may need to go snag that top!

    Stephanie | Sincerely, Stephanie

  9. Love this because I am a huge fan of stripes! (obviously)
    The Fashionista's Diary

  10. Love that striped top and those earrings!

  11. Simple can be SO cute! I absolutely love your sandals.


  12. Stripes and statement shoes... I'm sold!! I love this look, so spring!!

    Sara Kate Styling

  13. Loving those colorful earrings to spice up the outfit! Too fun!


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