Southern Belle in Training

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

September 1, 2016

Making Dark Colors Fun to Wear.

Photography by Deeana Kourtney Photography

      It isn't often that I wear an outfit comprised of all dark colors (especially all black!), but when I do, I want to make sure that it still reflects my personality. I love wearing bold accessories, or fashion pieces that have a fun twist to them. This flirty peplum top pairs so well with a bright statement necklace! You could easily wear this with dark skinny jeans and a leather jacket in the cooler months, but since it's currently still very warm out, I chose to pair it with these cute and comfortable J. Crew Factory shorts. These are what I think are the ideal summer shorts- they can easily be dressed up or down!

     I leave today for the birthday weekend getaway of a lifetime! I'll be back on Monday with a new post, but be sure int the meantime that you're following me on social media to keep up with my trip. (Especially on Instagram and Snapchat @miss_alk). :-) Today also marks one week away until I turn 22, and the 4 year blogiversary for my blog! Yes- I started my blog on my birthday... great planning back in 2012. Ha!

    xoxo Miss ALK


  1. What a beautiful necklace!! As much as I love my bright colors I tend to always gravitate for my black on black looks in the winter months.. haha. This is such a cute night time outfit!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  2. Happy almost birthday! I hope you have a ton of fun on your trip! And this outfit is super cute, I don't normally wear all dark colors either, but there is a time and a place for everything!


  3. This look is so cute! You're totally right - bold accessories can make a darker outfit way more fun!

    Cristina /

  4. Well aren't you cute!! I love this look its so chic and fun, Very bold look! Love it.

  5. This is such a bold look. I love all black for going out.. harder to see spills haha! You look great!

  6. That top is fabulous, I love it! I love that you dressed up your J Crew shorts. I'm not a huge fan of shorts, but this look is perfect for the hot summers we have in NC. I bet this would look super cute with skinny jeans!

  7. You are such a vixen bombshell in this outfit!! Have the best birthday trip!

  8. This sparkly outfit is so cute! Perfect for a night out!

    Greta |

  9. This looks like a fun outfit. Great styling!

  10. Love this look, I'm with you I don't wear dark colors often but when I do it has to be fun! This is adorable, love the look!

  11. All black is my go-to! You are killin it missy xx

  12. This is such a cute look! I really love your top!

    The Blush Blonde

  13. Hair goals!!! I wear too much black, but I love it so much!

  14. I love wearing dark colors so I can't wait for fall! Great post

  15. This is super adorable! I love your style girl always! Also – miss you so much and always love your snaps! We should catch up! And maybe I'll come down to NC sometime soon!

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