Southern Belle in Training

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

May 16, 2016

My Color of the Year.

Top: The Limited // Shorts: The Limited // Shoes: Michael Kors // Purse: Coach // Earrings: Tory Burch // Necklace: c/o Nava New York // Bracelets: c/o Taudrey // Lips: NYC Color ExpertLast Lipstick in Forever Fuschia

Photo Credit: Deanna Kay Photography

     Ever since I was little, blue has always been not only my favorite color, but a go-to color of mine for fashion. I love all shades, although anything aquamarine I have a special soft-spot for.  There's just something about a beautiful shade of blue that makes me happy!

     But in the past year or so, another color has taken up a special place in my heart: a distinct fuchsia or neon pink. This color is so fun to wear, and I have enjoyed incorporating pieces in it into my wardrobe (such as this Lilly Pulitzer top from this blog post, or my 21st birthday and Carolina Cup dress!). The two Pantone colors of the year might both be lighter colors, but currently this pretty shade is having me love all things BRIGHT- even more than I did before! 

      When I saw this versatile top in my new favorite color in the mall recently, I knew that I had to have it! I love purchasing pieces such as this which I can dress up or down and style many ways, so this top was truly a win-win. And how fun are these striped shorts! I definitely can work on improving my shorts game for this season. I've always been more partial to skirts, but who says that shorts can't be adorable too?!

      Also for some exciting blog news: I have officially hired Southern Belle in Training's first photographer! I was very blessed during the first few years of having this blog to have various friends (at both of my colleges!) who helped me out over the years with the pictures for this blog. Most recently, my suitemate from senior year (and dear friend) Caroline did just about all of my photography for this most recent semester, and I think that she did a fantastic job! But with graduation and moving to a new part of Charlotte upon me, it was the right time professionally to hire someone.

     After going through the process of looking through many Charlotte photographers, I decided to work with Deanna of Deanna Kay Photography! So far I could not be happier! She is an absolute sweetheart, and I can't wait to see how her incredible work will help to benefit Southern Belle in Training. :-) You can check out her work on Instagram @dkourtneyphoto.

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. These photos are gorgeous!! Hiring a professional photographer is definitely the next step in taking your blog to the next level :)

  2. Lovely pictures! I bet you are going to have so much fun working with her and hopefully it relieves some of the stress! Great seeing you yesterday!

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  3. Oh ya girl - my fav too! You look amazing! Xoxo Mindy

  4. Wow - love this photography! The location is gorgeous. This color is so beautiful on you - vibrant colors are always so happy and fun :)


  5. I love bright, vibrant colors too - especially pink! You look amazing and the photos turned out wonderful. Congrats on hiring a photographer for your blog!

    Lauren |

  6. Congrats on hiring a photographer!

    Alix |

  7. Loving this whole outfit! SO cute. Pink is my favorite color.

    xoxo, Jenny

  8. I love this whole outfit - you can never go wrong with black, white and pink! And it's so exciting that you have a photographer!
    -Anna |

  9. These photos are GORGEOUS!!! Also, I've been loving fushia pink as well, so fun for the summer! It was so great to finally meet you yesterday! (:
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  10. I love this outfit! It's one of my favorite color schemes.

  11. Your photos are completely gorgeous as is your outfit. I can't wait to see more work with your new photographer!

  12. This color is PERFECT on you!! I can't get over how adorable this combo is either! Love those striped shorts!

    xo Ashley

  13. this outfit is gorgeous! I definitly would never be able to rock this color as well as you! x, kenz

  14. I really NEED those shorts! I love them. They look great on you. :)

  15. these pictures are absolutely lovely!!


    Hannah from HMS Jewels

  16. These pictures are amazing and your outfit is so cute!



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