Southern Belle in Training

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October 24, 2016

My Favorite J. Crew Purchase.

    Two years ago, I purchased my J. Crew Factory Wool Sidewalk Skirt. Hands down one of the most versatile and best purchases that I've ever made! I wear this skirt with everything. Each fall, I look forward to styling it different ways!! It's a classic and preppy wardrobe staple piece. 

    This time around I'm pairing it with this cute flannel shirt! YMI Jeans was one of the sponsoring brands at The Blog Societies Conference this past summer, and I received this shirt from them. I have a few different flannel shirts and love wearing them in the cooler months. If I'm just lounging around, I'll wear my flannels just with jeans or leggings and top it all off with a messy bun or ponytail. But it's totally possible to dress flannel up as well, which is shown here! I've found an almost identical flannel shirt to the one I'm wearing, and it's under $15!! 

     I hope that y'all had a great weekend! Mine was pretty quiet, but still wonderful. Do y'all ever have a weekend where sometimes the smaller moments are the highlights? That was mine! The highlight of my weekend was getting the chance to pour out my heart and life story over coffee (my very first-ever Pumpkin Spice Latte- to be exact!)  on Saturday afternoon... I think few things in life are more wonderful than being able to be totally vulnerable and honest and just to share your story with someone! :-) I truly treasure those types of conversations and moments. 

     Other weekend highlights included two separate day trips to South Carolina- I'll be sharing more about both of those in this week's Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases! I've been bad about getting those posts up for the past few weeks, but I promise it will be back this week.

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I have been wanting to get my hands on this style of skirt from J.Crew for a while! I need to just pull the trigger and purchase it! This is such a cute fall look!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  2. A very cute look for fall! Love the plaid shirt!
    -Anna |

  3. I love this look! You're absolutely right, that skirt looks so preppy and classic. I love how you paired it with the plaid shirt too! And girllll, your hair is gorgeous!

  4. This is such a fantastic look!! I am loving all the pieces! I love using a plaid shirt!

  5. I'm seriously obsessed with this outfit! So cute!

  6. Your hair looks amazing! Also love this fun plaid top and versatile skirt!

    Greta |

  7. This is the perfect fall look! you hair looks fantastic too btw!

    Rachel |

  8. I just ordered several items from J. Crew Factory! Love this outfit.

    Alix |

  9. I love J.Crew Factory and have that skirt in basically every color. #oops

  10. This is one of my favorite skirts, I need it in all colors!! Love this cute fall look on you girl!

  11. Love how you paired your flannel w/ a skirt - such a great fall look. & those curls girl! x, nicole ≫

  12. I like how the top give your a back to school look even you're not in school. I like quiet weekends too! They give me some time to relax and think before I embrace another hectic week :)

    XOXO Shi Hui | IreviewUread

  13. I don't own anything from J Crew, but I do love their pieces (and their emails). This looks great!

  14. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours, Annaliese!!! Absolutely love it! I couldn't agree more about that skirt being the most versatile one ever :)

  15. This outfit is so cute on you, Annaliese! I own this skirt in both black and navy and wear them at least once a week to school!



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