July 18, 2016

The Cutest Business Casual Look.

     Summer is normally the time of year when I wear the most bright colors- I like to wear color year round but summer just begs for it! This year has been different for me though, and I've been experimenting with wearing a lot more black and neutrals recently. I don't mind them if I can put together outfits that have a girly feel to the neutral colors, and I think this outfit does exactly that! How darling is this swing skirt from Banana Republic? It's just long enough to pass the business casual dress code requirements, but short and light enough to be perfect for summer weather. 

     I don't have a traditional 9-5 job currently, but business casual attire is something that I have recently become a lot more acquainted with recently! The broadcasting school that I am attending for the next year requires all students to wear business casual clothes to all classes.  I personally love the dress code, for one because I enjoy dressing up, and also because to me this gives broadcasting school a very different feel from college! I was very guilty this past year as a senior of showing up to some of my 8 classes half in my pajamas (insert monkey emoji with hands over eyes here...). The fact that my current educational program has a dress code helps me to feel professional and motivated. This outfit would be perfect to wear on a class day at broadcasting school! 

     I know I told y'all on Twitter that I was posting my bedroom reveal post today... I am postponing it to next Monday! It will most definitely be up then though, and I'm hoping it will be worth the wait! I had the most fun decorating my bedroom out of all the spots in my new apartment. 

     Also, in other blogging news, instead posting my usual Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases post this Wednesday, I'll be sharing my personal guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale then! A lot of bloggers have already shared their sale guides and favorite picks,  but I know that many of my readers are not card holders and couldn't shop the sale Early Access, so I wanted to post my favorites closer to when the sale opened to the public. So stay tuned for that! In the meantime, I did add some of my NSale favorites to the top right of my blog, which you can look at and click through.

    xoxo Miss ALK

     Banana Republic 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. You look super cute in this Banana Republic look. I definitely think it is cool you have to dress up for broadcasting school! It is great practice for the real world!

  2. You look gorgeous and your pictures are so great quality too. This is such a cute look!

  3. That polka dot skirt is so cute! You look so classy!


  4. Love this outfit! Perfect for a business casual look!

  5. I love this look! The skirt and top are professional but fashion forward!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

  6. So fun!! I love business casual even when it's not needed. That skirt and print are adorable!

  7. This outfit is so cute, Annaliese! I love dressing up so I'm pretty excited that I can dress up instead of wearing my uniform this year!


  8. You are adorable! This is the cutest little combo! I could totally see myself wearing something like this to work with some flats (chasing first graders in heels can be difficult)!

    xo Ashley

  9. That skirt is just so adorable and sassy, perfect business look!

  10. ahhhh this skirt is just adorable on you babe!!!

  11. ADPi definitely taught me how to dress in business casual like a pro. I love this fun summer look!

  12. Loving this skirt girl! Perfect for the working girl!

  13. I love this look, it's so nice to have fun with business casual clothes! Especially when most of my start to feel routine and boring. Thanks for the inspiration (:


  14. Cute outfit, so perfect for the office! I hope you'll stop by and join tomorrow's linkup :)


  15. That skirt is adorable! I'm always looking for more fun business casual outfits!


  16. Love this look! Your skirt is adorable, I need to go to Banana Republic, I haven't been in a while!

    The Blush Blonde

  17. This is such a cute look! I love the skirt.

  18. That skirt is too cute! Love the drop waist!

  19. Loving the sassy ruffles and polka dots!

  20. I absolutely love your skirt.

  21. So cute! Looking forward to the Nordstrom Sale post!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

  22. Such a beautiful and sassy look! Is there a broadcast school best dressed award? If so, it's got your name allll over it :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  23. I love this skirt on you! You look incredible A!

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