Southern Belle in Training

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

August 20, 2018

Late Summer Lilly Pulitzer.

      I've been trying to share my lifestyle posts lately on Southern Belle in Training, but today we're keeping it simple with an outfit post for this Monday! I live in casual cotton Lilly Pulitzer dress styles in the summer, and I'm excited to share this pretty dress on the blog today.

Casual Lilly Pulitzer Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Sophie Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Preppy

Charlottesville VA Fashion

Baublebar Jewelry

Charlottesville VA Downtown Mall

Photography by Meredith Sledge 

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Dress {from last year's After Party Sale, similar linked} // Shoes // Gold Ring // Blue Bracelets c/o // Gold Bracelets // Purse {from a local store in Maine, similar linked} // Lipstick c/o // 

     First things first- let's address the elephant in the room for Lilly Pulitzer lovers. When oh when are the late-summer After Party Sale dates going to be announced? My fingers are crossed that the news will drop this week. You can count on me for keeping you informed on when that will be as soon as I know!! (Not sure what the magical After Party Sale is? Check out this blog post of mine! 😊) 

     Alright- onto this outfit. I've been absolutely living in my casual Lilly dresses like this one during this whole summer. I love how this dress looks paired with chunky wedges and some coordinating jewelry! It's an adorable summer look that could be worn anywhere from a casual office to church to date night. It's the type of outfit that makes you feel pretty and put together, but not over-the-top dressed up. Win win!

    I share recaps of my weekends in my weekly Midweek Ramblings posts on Wednesdays, but I want to finish today's post by talking about something I did last week (before the weekend). I went to see CRAZY RICH ASIANS!!! I bought a ticket for premiere night, and I think that's the first time in my life that I've ever intentionally bought a movie ticket for the premiere (I saw Mamma Mia! 2 on premiere night this summer, but I didn't realize it had opened that day.) I've mentioned more than a few times on the blog how much I enjoyed reading the full Crazy Rich Asians trilogy this spring. The movie definitely did the first book justice, and it was a magical experience to see everything played out on the big screen. Wow wow wow. Who else saw it on premiere night or over the weekend? My fingers are crossed that the success of this movie means that more romantic comedies will finally be heading to theaters into 2019! I feel like it's been a dry couple years for them- thank goodness for Hallmark and Lifetime movies. 😉


     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese 


  1. I love that dress! It has such fun colors and looks so comfortable!

  2. After your rave review of the movie i downloaded the book so I can read it before seeing the movie :) I can't wait to get into it!

  3. I love rom-coms so I really want to see Crazy Rich Asians (& mamma mia 2, I haven't seen either). You look adorable, I love your chunky wedges!

  4. The colors of your dress are so stunning!! I really love the shape of it on you.

  5. I love how colorful Lily's items are!! So cute! I wanna see Crazy Rich Asians!! I've heard nothing but good things!

  6. This dress was made for you! Stunning!!

  7. I love how you paired it with those shoes and that clutch! It looks DARLING on you!

  8. This dress is so fun! CRA was soooo good! Like all my family is obsessed with it now.

  9. This is such a cute dress! I love that Lilly print, it's one of my favorites!

  10. You always look so pretty in your Lilly! I am OBSESSED with Crazy Rich Asians and can't wait to get to the theater! I recommended it to both my mom and my boyfriend's mom – one borrowed my copy and now the other is dying to get her hands on it!

  11. you always look amazing in lily! i tried some on a couple month ago and I did not suit it!!!! so sad!

  12. You always rock Lily! I love the third photo, especially! It totally showcases your personality!

    xo, L |

  13. Love your dress and shoes, Annaliese!!!! Mamma Mia! 2 sounds awesome. I'm going to see Crazy Rich Asians this weekend. I lived in Singapore for a while and cannot WAIT to see it!!!!

  14. Ooh I love this look! The dress isn't something I'd usually wear, but it looks amazing the way you accessorized with the bracelets and that teal clutch!

  15. I have yet to see Crazy Rich Asians! I have been dying to go but I don't do well in crowds so I'm planning on waiting a few more days and seeing it when fewer people are going.
    I love your shoes here, by the way!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  16. Your hair is so pretty! I still have yet to own something LP!

  17. Such a cute look! I am loving those wedges.

  18. This dress is the perfect cut for you-it looks amazing! I've heard from my sources that the APS will be September 4-6, what do you think?!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  19. Loving this cute dress on you, it was made for you!

  20. 1. You look STUNNING- I mean seriously, you're glowing. 2. Now I have 2 movies to see- so thanks!

  21. This dress is so perfect for summer! Love the bright colors.
    Tori || Victori Media

  22. I love this dress! I wish I had more places that sold Lilly where I live, I'm always scared to buy it online since I don't know how anything fits! But I always love her patterns!

    The Classic Brunette

  23. I'm holding on to wearing bright colors until the last minute too! I cannot believe this Summer is almost over! I swear time speeds up the older I get.


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