Southern Belle in Training

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

July 8, 2016

The Ideal Swing Dress.

     Happy Friday friends! Popping in today to share a couple of my favorite recent purchases styled together. First and foremost is this striped swing dress. Swing dresses made from stretchy material have been very on-trend in the past couple of years, especially striped ones it seems! I had never found any that I thought looked great on me or fit right, but then I found this one. It is one of the comfiest pieces of clothing that I have ever worn, and if you throw it on, you literally have an outfit put together. So easy-peasy for summer! It has been in the high 90s most days in Charlotte recently, and with all of the heat and humidity I haven't been very motivated to spend my usual amounts of time on outfit planning and getting ready. So basic dresses like this one are ideal!

     The dress that I'm wearing is available online here, but I have also found a dupe version from another retailer that is under $10 (no joke!). My shoes are also new, and I'm obsessed with them! I think that they will be the ideal fall transition shoes come September/October, and will coordinate well with everything from weekend looks to business casual outfits. They are extremely comfortable given the heel height as well.

     These pictures were taken by my friend Cara from Caralina Style- I met up with her and our other NC blogger friend Sarah from Stylish Classy and Sassy briefly this week for blog photos! Next week I am back to shooting with Deeana from Deeana Kourtney photography though, and I can't wait for what's to come. 

     What are y'all up to this weekend? Fun fact: my mom is here in North Carolina for the next several weeks (she is an artist, and is attending a summer art intensive program here in the state!), so since I have this weekend off from my new job I am going to visit her on Saturday and Sunday! Next week is already looking quite busy for me, but the busier I am, the more productive I am. ;-) No summer slump over here! 

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. Love that dress on you! Can't believe you found a similar one for less than $10!

  2. Swing dresses are my jam! And the stripes are just the cherry on top! Love your shooties with it!

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  3. This swing dress is just too freaking cute. Perfect for a hot day and can definitely be casual or dressed up for a night out.


  4. I was wearing a swing dress just last night! They really are the best. I mean, when they're that comfy and cute, what could go wrong?

    Katie //

  5. love this dress on you + I am dying to snag those shoes for the fall.

    xoxo, Jenny

  6. Such a fun summer dress!

  7. Love this dress! Looks fun to twirl in lol.

    Alix |

  8. These types of dresses are my favorite for the summer! Also, these photos are so fun! Have a great weekend girl!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  9. nothing better/easier than a swing dress for summer! love this look x

  10. that swing dress is adorbale! I love pairing swing dresses with cute hats or bralettes! x, kenz

  11. What a great dress! Such a perfect staple!

  12. This dress is one that's flattering on all different shapes of people, I love it! Is your mom at Penland? I just had a friend spend two weeks there!


  13. Your dress is soo nice! Great photos, great post!
    Greetings from Austria

  14. I am loving that swing dress so cute and fun! Your sunnies are super cute as well

  15. Your swing dress is amazing! It's stylish and looks comfy.


  16. This dress looks gorgeous on you, Annaliese!


  17. Lovely! I love this look

    xoxo, danielle


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