Southern Belle in Training

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

November 13, 2017

"Han Solo" Season...

     Have y'all seen the memes floating around the internet about how fall is also becoming known as "Han Solo" season? As in Han Solo from Star Wars (I'm not much of a Star Wars fan myself, so I'm kind of proud of myself for understanding the reference- ha!) He is famous of course for wearing boots, a vest, and a white blouse throughout the films, and the joke of the memes of course is that fall is #basic season for girls, and many a girl is spotted wearing this same outfit during the autumn months!! I was so excited to wear this look for a day of shooting during peak foliage week in Vermont a few weeks back... and it didn't really hit me until going through these photos for the post that I unintentionally became the meme!

Photography by Amanda Rose Photography

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      Vermont is so famous for its radiant fall season. I knew that I had to do my best to take advantage of that this year, especially since I'm a blogger! Peak foliage season hit a little bit later than usual for all of New England this year, since September was quite warm. It began to dawn on me around the time that the leaves were at their fullest, that I had a bit of a conundrum regarding my blog photoshoots. I was so hoping to be shooting for some outfit posts this fall in peak foliage, but I schedule my shoots based on upcoming collaborations, and the dates of my collabs were not matching up with the week that ended up being peak foliage, since it was a little later than I expected. Eeek! 

      Thankfully, one of my Vermont photographers, Amanda, responded to a frantic text from me asking if she had any time to do a very quick shoot, with the purpose of mainly getting pretty leaves pictures and capturing a glimpse of foliage beauty. She was happy to oblige, and that's how today's post came to be! This blog post is a bit more photo-heavy than normal, but I couldn't pick just a few favorites. 😊 (The spots that we shot these photos in are nearby the ones featured also in this post.)

     It's finally cool enough here to wear this Lauren James vest which I'm styling in this post! (I might refer to it as my Han Solo vest from here on out though...) I purchased it during Lauren James's Pink Friday sale this summer when I was able to score a great deal on it, but thankfully it is still in stock!! And it comes in a few colors.

     Sadly Vermont's foliage is just about gone now and the pretty leaves from these pictures have long since fallen, but I am so happy I was able to get a few blog photos this year when it was at its brightest! I'll treasure these- Vermont really was magical to experience and drive around in during peak week in October this year.

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese 



  1. Haha I love this! Honestly this was a go-to outfit for me in college, it was so easy to throw together!

  2. These pics came out beautifully! Hehe, I like the Hans Solo reference... I've never heard that!

  3. This #basic combo is one of my go to’s! It’s just so easy to throw on and stil looks put together!

  4. Oh my gosh, so cute! It may be basic but I love the vest + riding boots combo this time of year!


  5. haha i had never head han solo season before but it makes total sense! lol I was thinking you kind of looked like you were wearing his "uniform" haha!

  6. That is too funny! I seemed to have missed the Han Solo memes but it totally makes sense! Haha. You are wearing this outfit so well! So well put together and beautiful. I think I'm going to have to put Vermont on my bucket list for visiting during the fall. It just looks absolutely beautiful!


  7. love this whole look its so cute! also super excited for star wars!

  8. I wish that we had pretty foliage during the fall in TX haha. I rock this look a little too often during the fall and winter seasons.

  9. I'm so jealous of your Vermont fall! All of your photos are gorgeous. It's still very green where I live.

  10. Beautiful photos! Absolutely love that vest! Vermont looks beautiful this time of year.

  11. This outfit is so cute! And I NEED that purse!

    -Carine |

  12. Lol this outfit is much prettier than the one Han Solo donned!

  13. It looks SO pretty there! I wish Texas had pretty foliage like that and I love your cute outfit!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  14. Even if it is basic, I'm with you-it's still one of my favorite combos to wear! I guess Han Solo was just ahead of his time when it came to fashion ;)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  15. So gorgeous babe, love this outfit and your hair is goals!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat


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