Southern Belle in Training

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December 10, 2018

Pink + Gray Outfit + Blog Plans for 2019!

     Fun fact: the pictures in today's blog post were taken way back in October! (As you can probably tell from the green grass and green trees behind me.) Fortunately, this dress is an easy one to transition into winter outfits, so I still wanted to share this look with you today. I'm also sharing today about a fun blog series idea that I'll be launching in 2019!

Photography by Kate Greer

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Dress // Jacket {old, similar here} // Shoes // Necklace {old, similar here} // Purse // Bracelet // Lipstick c/o 

     I think this is the first time that I've ever done an entire outfit of gray and pink, but I'm kind of liking the end result! I think this was a really fun color combo to wear for fall- a bit different than the usual earth tone colors that are popular in fall, but pink and gray still totally works together. I bought this dress at LOFT a couple of months ago and I just love it! There is a subtle leopard print in the fabric, but it isn't overwhelming. This is a perfect versatile fall/winter dress. It's actually what I'll be wearing to my work Christmas party later this week! I'm going to pair it with tights, heels, and a sparkly necklace instead of the pops of pink like I did in this outfit. 

     Switching gears- I wanted to share one of my ideas for blog content for 2019! The start of a new year is a perfect time to try something new when it comes to what's on the blog. All throughout 2019, I'm planning to do a different monthly series one day a week here on the blog. This is inspired by the moving out-of-state blog post series that I did last spring! I had so much fun writing those posts, and over the past few months I've realized there are a lot more topics that I'd like to go in-depth on with y'all. I decided Tuesday will be the day for these posts, and each month the topic will change! The first Tuesday series for January will be sharing a tour of my Virginia apartment- I'll share a different room each Tuesday during that month. I already have series topics picked for February and March as well! I'm excited really excited about this! Since this is my 6th year blogging, it's so important to me that I keep challenging myself as a blogger and finding ideas for content. 

     One last note not related to today's outfit or future blog content- thanks to everyone who checked in on me and sent such kind messages after I shared on Instagram Stories yesterday that I was in a weather related car accident! I will share the full story of what happened in Wednesday's post, but for now I am just so touched by everyone who reached out! I'm thankful I am okay and that there were no injuries- accidents are always scary. No blog post tomorrow as having that happen this weekend shook up my schedule a bit, but I'll talk to y'all Wednesday!

      God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese 


  1. oh my gosh i love these plans for 2019 and your adorable grey and pink outfit! ive been on the hunt looking for a cute blush jacket like that!

  2. Your outfit is beautiful. I love the color combo.

  3. I'm also in the middle of planning my 2019 content and I am SO excited! I love the idea of a fresh start or a new beginning, and I cannot wait to see how much my creations improve compared to this year. I love the idea of doing a different series each month, especially the home tour one as they are some of my favourite posts to read!

  4. This outfit is so gorgeous! Also I love the new blog series idea!
    Xo, Kelsey

  5. This dress is darling on you! Can't wait for your new series!

  6. I’m glad you are ok after your accident. My son just had a bad accident, too. Thankfully he’s okay, but the car is not. It’s such a frustrating thing to deal with, especially around the holidays. This outfit is so perfect. I love the ruffle details on the coat.

  7. I love this look on you so much! Very thankful you are OK after that scary accident!

    I'm working on new series for 2019 as well and I love the idea of collaborating with other bloggers more... trying to think of fresh ways to do that!

  8. That dress is perfect for the holidays. So cute!


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