Southern Belle in Training

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

August 26, 2016

Essential Fall Sweater.

     Growing up, fall was always my least favorite season. Summer is such a short, fleeting time in Maine, and almost as soon as it arrives, it's gone! Fall always came way too quickly to take away sweet summer, so I never used to look forward to it.

     Now that I have spent a full summer in the South, my views have changed. I can definitely say that I'm excited for fall this year. I have enjoyed my summer, and I've also tolerated the humidity and high heat down here better than I thought I would. But I'm also definitely starting to get ready for some cooler temperatures and fall activities! 

     Stocking up on certain fall essential pieces before the season starts can be great for your wardrobe. I love buying some solid colored sweaters every year that I know I'll be able to mix and match with different bottoms and accessories, and overall get lots of wear out of. I'm absolutely in love with this Banana Republic cashmere sweater. It is definitely more of an investment piece, but it is so soft and light, while still being warm! What a win-win. I also love any fall or winter style pieces that still incorporate bright color for the cooler months. While some darker toned fall fashion can be chic, wearing dark colors for months on end can start to depress me. This sweater comes in many colors, and I loved this cheery coral color! 

      This is my last weekend in Charlotte before I will be traveling for the next two weekends! I don't have anything too exciting going on... mostly just things that I need to take care of before I'll be out of town. :-) Do any of you have fun weekend plans?



      xoxo Miss ALK

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  1. Such an adorable outfit! I love sweaters and I can't wait until it's cool enough to wear them again. I live in southeast Virginia and it's still in the 90s and super humid so no sweaters yet! :)
    Kiersten @Autumn Country Girl

  2. Such a cute outfit! Love the color of the sweater!
    -Anna |

  3. That sweater is a really good color on you! Have fun traveling the next few weekends (:

  4. What a great fall sweater and bonus it's pink!!!

  5. Love wearing sweaters with statement necklaces! This look is like my fall uniform lol.

    Alix |

  6. Such a gorgeous color on you! Pretty in pink!

    Greta |

  7. So gorgeous!

    Rachel |

  8. Annaliese, I love all of the accessories you paired with this look!! I love a great sweater with a fun necklace!

    Sami ||

  9. Such a cute outfit! I love your shoes!


  10. Yes, growing up in the north Summer couldn't stay long enough, now fall is slowly but surely growing on me. I'm quite ready for a sweater yet in this weather but great styling as soon as it cools down I'll be ready.

  11. What a stunning colour, I love a good pop of colour in a great sweater!

  12. Loving this sweater and the color is perfect pop of color in the cooler months!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  13. This outfit looks so cute on you, Annaliese! Del Friscos (I can see the sign in the background haha) is one of my favorite restaurants here in Charlotte- they have the best lemon cake!


  14. So pretty in pink! Your color for sure :)

  15. The color of the sweater is SO pretty and I am loving those lace-ups!

  16. Such a great look! I seriously cannot wait for Fall weather to wear sweaters like that! Such a pretty color.

  17. Too cute! Love the color of your sweater and your flats, too!

    The Fashion Barbie

  18. Girl, you look adorable! I have those same shoes (well the slightly cheaper Old Navy version!) & I love them, they go so well with almost every outfit :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style


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