Southern Belle in Training

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

November 21, 2016

"Falling" for Charlotte's Foliage.

     Peak foliage definitely hit Charlotte this past weekend, and my oh my was it glorious! I wish that I could have taken a whole day to just drive along my favorite roads in the city, taking in all of the beautiful leaves and sunshine. While my schedule didn't quite allow me to do that, I was on the go a bit this weekend between work and some other plans, so I did get to see a good bit of foliage. Deeana and I had plans to shoot yesterday morning, and I knew that for this look I needed to shoot it in front of some beautiful changing trees. Luckily- they weren't hard to find! 

     Y'all know that blanket scarves are all the rage for another year in a row. I own this one and one other one, but I actually find them a little bit tricky to wear. When I wear them as actual scarves, I feel that they sometimes feel like they're suffocating my neck since there's just SO much scarf... #honesty. But lately I've been wearing them as wraps, like I have this one styled here, and I am loving that!! It's still a great way to incorporate this trend for the cooler months, but your neck can still go free. It's also easier to pair necklaces with what you're wearing when you're wearing a wrap instead. This blanket scarf that I'm wearing here is from last year, but I found one here that's in very similar colors and at a great price! 

     Lastly- I am loving these two new jewelry pieces that Taudrey jewelry sent over to me!! I've had a couple of Taudrey pieces in the past (including a bracelet set that I've worn nonstop over the past year), and I love their fun pieces. Just about all of their jewelry is customizable in some way. The choker necklace that I'm wearing here has a little letter "A" on the center circle, and my new bracelet set is customized as well! There is a lot of meaning behind what I put on these bracelets... perhaps I'll share on the blog someday soon, but for now if you're following my private personal Instagram account (@rainbowflash94- not my blog/publicaccount @miss_alk) - I shared a photo last night with more about the meaning behind them. 

    Hope that everyone is having a great Monday! I can't believe that Thanksgiving week is already here. I have a very busy week ahead- so be sure that you're following me on social media to keep up with the fun and adventures!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. These photos are amazing! I am so jealous, it rained so much here all the leaves were soaked so I could do any fun leaf photos! I will just live through your pics ;)

  2. I totally agree about how tricky blanket scarves are. I know they're all the rage, but I just feel like they're eating up my neck and face. You look so cute wearing it as a wrap, though! I'll try that next time. These photos are beautiful, and I'm sure I'd love Charlotte, too!

  3. The perfect fall look! Love the plaid.

  4. I know exactly how you feel about the blanket scarves! I wore one yesterday and felt like I was in a neck brace LOL. I love how you styled this though, I might have to try to recreate it!

    Kayla |

  5. I love that scarf! I have styled my blanket scarf as a wrap also and love how it looks.

  6. Holy moly - a fall dream! Girl, I love your's gorgeous!

  7. Oh hi there cutie! You look gorgeous!

    Greta |

  8. These photos are stunning. I just adore that scarf. This is such a great fall look.

  9. Soo cute! Love the colors of your outfit and the leaves.

    Alix |

  10. Gorgeous, girl! These photos are stunning! I love your outfit and can we just talk about your hair for a minute?! It's literally perfect!!

    xo Ashley

  11. You look stunning and those leaves are SO good!! Missing the seasons here in CA, thanks for sharing!

  12. You look gorgeous! This outfit just screams fall! The pictures are absolutely stunning! Ahh fall is so beautiful! That necklace is so pretty too.

  13. You look fantastic and i love these fall vibes you have going on! So festive!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  14. I don’t have any blanket scarfs for that exact reason, but I think I will try ojne out as a wrap. I seriously love the way it looks!

  15. This is such a cute outfit! I love the way the blanket scarf looks as a wrap!

  16. I love wearing blanket scarves as wraps as well, they're a whole lot more cozy to me! And those bracelets-so cute!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style


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