Southern Belle in Training

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

June 20, 2016

Back At It Again (With a Black Romper).

     Photography by Deeana Kourtney Photography

     A few weeks ago, I shared an outfit post on the blog that featured a fun black lace romper from Tobi, which is a great online shopping destination, especially if you're looking for cocktail or nightlife attire! I loved the first look so much that I'm so excited today to be back at it again and styling another fun black romper from Tobi! This specific romper is definitely out of my comfort zone... both with the bold cut-outs in the front, and the openness in the back. But hey- you're only in your early 20s once, and I am a firm believer that as long as you're saving more revealing outfits for appropriate settings (i.e. not school, church, or a job interview ;-) ), there's nothing wrong with stepping out of your fashion comfort zone sometimes! 

     I've really enjoyed styling some rompers here on the blog from Tobi, and coming up soon I've also be styling a fun Tobi bodycon dress! (You may have already seen it in this post as I wore it to a blogging event that I attended a few weeks ago.) Just a reminder- all new customers to receive 50% off their first order. 

     Something else that I want to make note of in this post are these gorgeous Prada sunnies that I'm wearing. Yes- I did say Prada! This is the first pair of designer sunglasses that I have ever gotten the chance to wear. I am all for saving and splurging on a few luxury items, but up until now, those items for me have always been purses, jewelry, or shoes. When I was growing up I was always very hard on my sunglasses, and broke or lost every pair that I had. (Insert emoji of embarrassed monkey with hands over eyes- you know the one!) The fear of still breaking sunglasses stayed with me as I got older and it means that through the years I've only ever purchased cheap sunglasses, or styles that are dupes for designer looks. 

     Luckily for me though, I was recently introduced to Shop Ditto! This is a sunglasses subscription service that allows cheap sunglasses hoarders like myself to rent and sample different designer sunnies. And the best part is that if you end up falling in love with a pair, you can purchase them directly through Ditto! Use my code MISSALK to receive a free month's subscription. :-) 

      Unrelated to all of the outfit talk in this post- but if any of you are reading this post first thing in the morning when it is first published, I would truly appreciate any prayers this morning! I have been posting a lot of tweets on Twitter lately asking for prayers for an unspoken request. This request is not unspoken by my choosing, but due to a situation currently beyond my control. It is something that I do hope to be honest about with all of you when I can in the future, I'm just not sure when exactly the future will be. In the meantime, all I can say is that on days to come when I am posting tweets about requests for prayers, it would mean the world to me if you could keep me in your thoughts! <3 Love you all.

     xoxo Miss ALK

     Tobi provided gifted product for this blog post. All opinions are honest and my own. Thank-you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!


  1. This romper looks gorgeous on you, Annaliese!


  2. This romper would be so fun for a night out with your girl friends! Loved how you styled it! Also, hope everything is ok girl. You're in my thoughts!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  3. love this romper! x, kenz

  4. Love this romper! The back is so fun. I'll be praying for you!


  5. This romper is so lovely. The cutout details are amazing and the open back is just so sexy and feminine!


    Tamara -

  6. These pictures are right outside my old apt! Will be sending up prayers sweet girl!

    How 2 Wear It []

  7. Lovely romper and will be praying!

    Alix |

  8. That is such a cute romper, girl! And my prayers are being sent your way <3

    Kennedy //

  9. I love those sunglasses! I am going to sign up for Ditto because I want to purchase some Prada sunnies but I want to try them out first. You're in my thoughts this morning, lovely lady.

    xoxo, Jenny

  10. Such a cute romper! And I will certainly keep you in my prayers <3

    Stephanie |

  11. Can't go wrong with a black romper! This one is great!!

  12. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers sweet girl! This romper looks adorable on you!

  13. I'd be so nervous to rent sunglasses, but they look awesome! The romper would be perfect for a night out dancing!

  14. What a fun romper and sunnies! Love black. Can never go wrong!

  15. I LOVEEE this look!! What an amazing romper and I love how you styled it.

    Sara Kate Styling

  16. Rompers are so cute! I saw a gorgeous red and gold one last winter that I'm still not over!

  17. That dress is SEXY!! Tobi is definitely the shop for going-out outfits.

  18. This romper is SO cute. I LOVE TOBI SO MUCH!!

  19. This is so cute! I love rompers and I've actually been looking for a cute black one!


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