Southern Belle in Training

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June 17, 2016

The Ideal "Tourist" Skirt.

     My mom and I have very different senses of style. She wears mostly classic pieces, and she doesn't often wear jewelry. I on the other hand do like some more classic fashion pieces, but I definitely tend to gravitate towards wearing things that are trendier. I am also a self-proclaimed jewelry fanatic, and rarely leave the house without at least earrings, rings or bracelets (if not a full accessorized ensemble to match my outfit!). 

     One thing that we both can agree on though is a love for the store Talbots. They sell the classic and simpler fashion items that my mom loves, as well as some gorgeous jewelry and the occasional "fun" item which I adore! This skirt would be a perfect example of the fun items to which I speak. It was in Talbots stores last summer, and my mom finally picked it up for me once it went on clearance. I'm so glad that she did! How absolutely adorable is it for summer travels?! I think that this skirt could be the focal piece for the ideal tourist outfit. While it would be ideal to wear it in a tropical climate- or a destination like the once pictured on the skirt! I wore it last weekend when I was in another part of NC visiting Cara from Caralina Style. Sometimes playing tourist in your own state is fun too! (And with the weather being in the high 90s that weekend, it sure felt like I was in a tropical destination!) This skirt is now sold out since it is from last season, but I found some beautiful skirts of about the same length and of a similar design, and they're also at a great price point!! They'll be linked at the bottom of the post also.

     Something else that I want to share about quickly are these beautiful handmade cross bracelets which I'm wearing in these photos! (Well- I actually didn't take them off for all of last weekend because I'm obsessed!) They're from Sutton Ann Designs, which is an Etsy shop owned by rising college sophomore Lily, who is one of my own ADPi sisters from my chapter! Lily has run Sutton Ann Designs for quite some time and has experience making all sorts of beautiful jewelry, but there is a special story behind these bracelets. Lily is headed on a medical mission trip to Uganda this summer, and for each bracelet sold, she will also make and bring a bracelet to give to someone in Uganda that she'll meet during her travels! How awesome is that?! All proceeds from these bracelets helps to fun Lily's mission trip directly. Each bracelet is $20 (buy one, Lily gives one :-) ), and you can find them here on her Etsy shop page!

     Hope that everyone is having a wonderful start to the weekend! I am spending most of today cleaning my apartment in preparation of my housewarming party. I've never been a big fan of cleaning... but when I have something fun to look forward to it motivates me to do it!

    xoxo Miss ALK



  1. That skirt is so pretty! You're the cutest little tourist!

  2. That skirt is adorable! Love it!
    -Anna |

  3. Love this skirt! I had a very similar one back in elementary school of the Parisian skyline... This is much trendier though haha!


  4. That is the ideal tourist skirt lol.

    Alix |

  5. Great Post! I also love Talbots! Have fun at your Housewarming party!

    xo CourtneyDrew

  6. That is such a cute skirt, very "tourist-y" indeed, lol. Have fun at your housewarming party!

    Sockwun |

  7. How cute!! I love that skirt!

  8. That skirt is so adorable! I need one like that!!

    Stephanie |

  9. What an amazing look. That skirt is so unique and beautiful!

  10. What a cute skirt! I just adore it.

    xoxo, Jenny

  11. This skirt is so fun and unique print! Loved how you styled it girl!

  12. I love this skirt and the beaded bracelets you paired with it!

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  13. This skirt is so adorable, you look so nice.

    Have a lovely day!

    My Vogue Style |

  14. Cute skirt! So fun for summer!


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