Southern Belle in Training

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November 5, 2018

Fall Business Casual + Things I'm Looking Forward To This Month.

     Everyone loves a good business casual look, right? I'm excited to share this outfit today- most of the pieces that I'm wearing are from the fall collection at LOFT! My friend Alicia from Alicia Tenise did a recent blog collaboration for LOFT (you can see her post here), and she invited me to be in her blog post, which was a lot of fun! I wanted to share my photos from that day with y'all. I'll also be sharing a few things that I'm looking forward to this month at the end of the post!

Photography by Tom McGovern

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   So this sweater that I'm wearing... pretty sure it's my favorite sweater for 2018! It's so soft to the touch, and I felt so cozy wearing it! It's available in a few colors right now. I thought that the grey would be a practical shade for accessorizing and wearing with other things. The thing that really drew me to these dress pants was the tie-waist detail! The color is very pretty as well, in person it really is like a dark blue/grey shade that would look great with fall work outfits. My earrings are also apart of the LOFT fall collection. I've been a loyal LOFT shopper for years, so it was so fun to join Alicia for her campaign with them and put together this look.

    Now let's chat a little bit about November! In the past, this was always one of my least favorite months. I'm from New England, and usually by Halloween all of the beautiful fall colors are gone, and everything looks dead and brown. It's bitterly cold outside, and sometimes it has even snowed by Thanksgiving! Speaking of that, Thanksgiving is also one of my least favorite holidays (Not the being thankful part! Just the traditions.) Thankfully, November is a bit nicer here in the South. This past weekend was peak foliage in the Charlottesville area, and the whole city was filled with the most vibrant trees.

    Anyways, I thought I'd share a few things that I'm looking forward to this month, in the spirit of being thankful and thinking positively!

    *A baby shower for someone in my small group at church

    *A really fun blog collaboration (where I'll get to attend a fun event in Richmond)

    *My mom visiting

    *Traveling out-of-state for Thanksgiving to visit my good friend/former roommate 

    *Watching more Hallmark Christmas movies

    *Decorating my Christmas tree (I set it up each year on November 1st, but I still have to decorate it!)



     I'd love to know what you're excited about this month! Let me know in the comments.

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese



  1. This workweek look is too adorable! I love the pants and I'm going to have to check them out!

  2. I love this look!! I'm so glad to see LOFT has recently launched extended sizes too. Those pants are so gorgeous!

  3. those pants are too cute! I just got a similar pair in black and I already love them

  4. Girl you always dress so well! I need your outfits in my life! Happy Monday.

  5. This outfit looks so cute on you, Annaliese- I love your pants! Yay for a fun November!


  6. I love all of those things too - especially Black Friday! My husband and I go every year. We also love chopping down our own Christmas tree at one of the Christmas tree farms. And Hallmark Christmas movies are our fave!

  7. I'm excited for Thanksgiving food and Cyber Monday lol. That sweater is so cute!

  8. I love this outfit. Those pants are amazing! Loft always has such great things. Looks like you have a lot of fun things to look forward to! I can’t wait for Christmas decorations and Christmas cookies. 😀

  9. You look so cute! Truthfully, I don't love dressing in business casual or business professional attire but I love that Loft has so many options that make it more fun and feminine! Like you, Thanksgiving isn't my favorite holiday not because I don't like to be thankful but because I find it a bit boring (and I'm a vegetarian so there's that whole thing) but I'm trying to embrace the holiday more this year. These photos are so cute, it's fun you were able to be part of the campaign with Alicia!

  10. Girl, I ADORE those pants on you!! They're so stinkin' cute!! And looks like you have so many fun things coming up in November, so excited for your upcoming blog collaboration!

  11. Oh I am so excited for Black Friday this year! I've saved up some money especially for shopping, so I'm pumped to finally get to spend it! And this look is SO cute on you, I am loving those pants!!

    The Classic Brunette

  12. Your ensemble was pretty and comfy! I miss working and wearing business casuals too.
    Hehe btw, what camera do you use?


  13. Great photos! You have a good sense of style. Love the pants you wore for this look!


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