Southern Belle in Training

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April 28, 2017

Spring Sweater for Date Night.

     Choker sweaters are definitely a trendy item, and one that I didn't know if I could pull off for awhile. But I'm glad that I decided to give this one a try- it's a fun and sassy outfit that would be perfect for a spring date night! 

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     Trends can be a weird thing. Sometimes I find a new one that I jump right on board with and fall in love with. Other times it takes me a bit longer to warm up to one, but then I end up liking it (such as the off-the-shoulder trend). And sometimes, there's a big trend that just isn't me. Like the lace-up dress and body-suit trend from last fall into this year. I tried on many of those pieces in various dressing rooms and it always just felt too edgy and risque for my style. And you know what- that's okay! I think fashion is true a balance between stepping outside of your comfort zone and also knowing when to stay inside of it. 

     But in the case of this trendy choker sweater, I'm glad that I took a step outside of my comfort zone and tried it! It's a sassy piece for sure, and feels more northern city style than "southern belle" to me - but maybe that's fitting for the big move that I just made from south to north! I've been wearing it quite a bit, but for this blog post look I decided to dress it up a bit, because I think it would make a fun spring date night look. I paired it with boyfriend jeans to dress it down, but then finished the look with a dressier curly ponytail and a favorite pair of pumps to dress it back up! Wouldn't this be a fun spring date night look?! 

     Speaking of date nights... that reminds me about my Relationship Monday blog post series that I started a few months ago. I had hoped to post 1-2 of those a month, but with traveling and moving my editorial calendar got a little bit changed. Would you guys like to see more of those posts again on upcoming Mondays? (If you aren't sure what this post series is, check out this intro to it!)

     Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much as always for reading. More blog posts from Italy coming next week! 

    God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)



  1. I've been loving choker tops as well, and this sweater is so adorable! I love how you styled it!

  2. This choker sweater is really cute on you. I agree that not every trend is for every person. Like you I took a long time to warm up to off the shoulder but now I like it. Unlike you I like lace up tops BUT that's okay, we're all different. I think the FUN of fashion is that we all have slightly different styles and can interpret trends differently to. I always love seeing your style choices <3

  3. I love this top! I haven't tried this style but it sure is cute! I love how you styled it too, so perfect for spring!

  4. *Whistles* Love those shoes, girl!

  5. You can totally pull it off!! You remind me of Jojo Fletcher in that one with your hair like that too!

  6. Omg, I saw that kind of sweater online a couple months before and hadn't decided if it's worth it or not but it looks amazing on you!!

  7. Gorgeous sweater you have on this look. That is such a dainty color!

    Jessica |

  8. You pull off that choker sweater so well, and I love your commentary on trends! Fashion really should be a balance of comfort and experimentation!

  9. You look so cute in this choker sweater! And I looooove the color!

  10. Ahh! I love this choker sweater! So chic!

  11. I love that sweater! It is such a fun colour, Perfect for a soft colour that can work in all seasons!

  12. These sweaters are definitely a hot item right now. I really love the color of this one.

  13. It looks so cozy and comfy – perfect for cuddling up on this rainy Monday morning.

  14. You look adorable! That sweater is perfect and I love the color!

  15. That sweater look so good on you!

    Oby Grace

  16. i have way too many choker tops haha, living for the shoes!!


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