Southern Belle in Training

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June 9, 2017

Spring Pastels + Blooms.

      I did a shopping fast during the month of May, so I had to get creative in restyling things that I already had in my closet. No girl wants to be an "outfit repeater," but sometimes you just have to think outside the box a little bit when re-wearing things that you already have! At the end of this blog post I'm also sharing a few new songs that I've been loving lately. 

Photography by Melissa Lynn Studios

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     I first styled these shorts last year in this blog post! I am still in love with them for this season. A gorgeous violet hue, seersucker, AND a big bow... what more could you want! (FYI they also come in a bunch of other pretty colors!) I knew that in creating a new outfit with them I wanted them to have a totally different look. I recently received this adorable OTS top in the mail from Charming Charlie to style, and I thought the light pink and violet would compliment each other well. My blue purse (which my mom rediscovered in my room at home in Maine when she was packing things for my recent move!) added a final pop of pastel color. I think this outfit reminds me of Easter egg colors, and since Easter is my favorite holiday that just makes me happy! 😊

      Working in radio, I spend the majority of my day listening to music. A lot of it does blend together, but a few new summer hits have stuck out to me. Now, a few new songs that I've been loving lately: 

      Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj - Swish Swish 

I've never been a huge Katy Perry fan in the past, but y'all I am digging some of her new stuff (just not the weird new haircut...). This song has an infectious beat and reminds me of early Britney Spears music. 

Anne Marie - Ciao Adios

Anne Marie is the lead vocals in Clean Bandit's mega hit from earlier this year, Rockabye. She has a solo track out now on her own, and it's very catchy and fun! Such a good breakup anthem. 

Chace & Moski - For a Day

My station actually isn't playing this song, but another local Top 40 has been, and I am OBSESSED with it! It has such a good club/European Dance pop vibe to it. Listen to this and you won't be able to stop.

      Wishing you all a wonderful start to your weekend! 

       God Bless,

       xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)


  1. Wow, you are such a pretty Girl!
    ANd this is the perfect summer look,
    casual and yet so feminine, totally love your off shoulder top.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

  2. I love the colors in this looks! Also, I love those songs!

    xx, Melissa

  3. This whole look is soo cute! I love the pastel colors, they're always so pretty but there's something about them in the summer! Such a cute look girlie!

  4. That top is so cute! I love your Mozzie McGuire reference at the beginning. I recently researched it when I discovered it was on Netflix #noshame. I haven't heard any of these songs yet, so I can't wait to check them out.

  5. Such a cute top!! I can't get into Swish Swish!! I think I went in with WAY to high expectations since that's her rebuttal to "bad blood" and even though I LOVE Nicki Minaj, I felt like it fell flat as a clap back

  6. I'm in LOVE with this outfit! Those shorts are so cute.


  7. I just love this outfit!! I have a pair that look almost identical!! I love how you styled them!

  8. That is such a cute outfit and so perfect for this weather! I love pastels all year round but especially for summer!

  9. Pastel colors look fab on you! That top is too cute!

  10. Unpopular opinion here but I am not loving swish swish haha. I do love this outfit though!

  11. I love that you actually re-wear outfits on your blog, it seriously makes you so much more relatable and it helps me be able to re-invision outfits from my closet too :)

    xoxo, SS

  12. love the soft shades of this! I did a shopping cleanse/fast too, but because I'm v broke and not by choice haha. outfit repeating is underrated!

  13. That top is so cute! Loving the shorts as well :)

  14. You look so cute! Perfect outfit for the spring and I'm in love with those shorts!

  15. Loving the pastel color combination – a perfect look for spring!


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