Belles and Beaus, this will be the final Thankful Thursdays I will be posting this year! I really hope you all have enjoyed what I put together!
This outfit was inspired by my own family and their Thanksgiving traditions. In Kentucky, you never really know whether it is going to rain, be hot as hell, or snowy on Thanksgiving, so i played with that idea. I went with a beautiful thin plum shirt (transparent—you know it gets hot in the kitchen!) and I paired it with bootcut darkwash denim. Loafers seemed like the most comfortable option for shoes, and I added a printed scarf and ring for detail.
I just want to thank all of my wonderful followers! Having your support is truly a blessing and I wouldn’t trade my experiences that I have had while running this blog. You all are terrific people and I appreciate your comments, kindness, and well-wishes. Have a happy and joyous Thanksgiving!
Belles and Beaus! It’s about that time of year where gift-buying is all we think about, but that doesn’t mean you need to look drab while you are spending money on the ones you love!
Take this outfit for example: it is fashion-forward and functional. You have an Aztec print sweater in royal blue and white paired with charcoal skinny jeans and these gorgeous fawn-colored boots. I added a messenger bag simply because you need plenty of space to carry a water bottle, snacks, and receipts. And since you never really know what the weather will be like, I added a fedora. Don’t forget a watch to make sure you are on time for sales!
So, this outfit edition of Thankful Thursdays is based on the idea that with the holidays coming, there are going to be plenty of formal events like dances at local schools or even workplace parties. I love the idea of not going with a traditional color scheme that applies to Autumn/Winter.
I chose the focus piece to be this gorgeous muted peach high-low skirt. I paired it with a black sleeveless sweetheart tank and dove-grey high booties. Seeing as how we are playing with the warmth of the pink and the cold of the grey, you could choose gold or silver accent pieces. I went with a clutch with peek-a-boo cutouts (cutouts being ALL THE RAGE this season), some arm candy, and earrings that draw the eye to the neck and neckline of the shirt. Add a bit of nude lipstick and voila! A killer outfit that not only stands out from the crowd, but is class to boot!
Jennifer Lawrence was being her normal stunning self walking the red carpet at the London premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, when she spotted a young fan sobbing behind a security barrier.
I can’t help but be proud that Jennifer Lawrence is from Kentucky! She is such a great role model for girls and is super proud of her Southern heritage. That, and I feel like we would be best friends. *Sigh.* If only.
Belles and Beaus, this is the first outfit featured on Thankful Thursdays: Outfit Edition! I decided to do this little month-long project because of the overwhelming responses I got for the clothing I put together based on a follower’s question.
So, I went with something warm and casual, but not too casual for this idea. I love the idea of coffee house dates—they seem intimate, warm, and romantic. You can never go wrong with cream; it looks great on everyone! I paired the tank-top with a dark maroon cardigan, dark wash skinny jeans, and this adorable booties. The only accessories I would go with are a clutch and maybe one necklace that will fall just above the neckline of the shirt.
When going on dates, I think it is important that your clothing should reflect being flirty, but not overwhelming. My mother once told me that you should leave a man guessing what is underneath the clothing, instead of showing off all the goods. I guess it worked for me!
Every November, I see people posting for what they are thankful. So, this year, I thought I would do something a little different. I’m calling it Thankful Thursdays: OutfitEdition! I attribute my fantastic taste in fashion to the wonderful women that have raised me and for that, I am super dooper thankful! So, check out Lessons from a Southern Belle every Thursday, starting tomorrow, during the month of November to see outfits I have planned for late Autumn. They’ll be perfect for date nights, hanging out with the girls, formal events, and dinners that will require a little bit of waistband room!
What do you think is the perfect southern belle outfit for school? Curious! I'm from Texas xo
I think it really depends on your style. Southern belle style is all about celebrating femininity. It’s about the classic silhouettes and showing off your assets, but remaining modest. So, I have put together three looks!
The first look is a classic look. We are going with neutral colors and a dark wash denim which is great for all skin tones. This is a casual look with a vintage flair. Southern belles love their girly accent pieces; you can never go wrong with pearls!
This is more for the country girl style, except we are not putting on boots. I have a thing for girls just walking around in cowboy boots. They are meant to be worked in, not a fashion statement. Leave your work boots at home and trade them in for something trendy. Also, floral is -always- feminine and fresh. Just go with pastels!
The last look is for my more edgy southern belles who don’t follow the norm. Just because you don’t like pink, doesn’t mean that you can’t be girly. I paired this adorable skirt with a racerback tank, and I think the royal blue of the blazer really brings the outfit together.
School fashion needs to be comfortable! I recommend layers because you never know what the temperature is going to be like in rooms. Oh, and big purses so that you can carry everything you need!
When work feels overwhelming, remember that you aren’t wearing pantalets, a chemise, a corset, a camisole, a petticoat, a hoop skirt, a blouse, a bodice, and a few skirts. Southern women have come a long way!
I hope you all are kickin’ up your feet and having an awesome summer! I am looking forward to tanning, swimming, late-night bonfires, and lots of sweet tea during my summer adventures! Reblog and add pictures: What do you like doing during the summer?
Technically I was born in the north, but moved here when I was 7. Is there some sort of form I need to fill out to make the conversion official? ;D
I always joke with my sweetheart that if you have lived in the South for ten years, you are a transplant. But, at the same time, I think being Southern means a lot of different things to different people. If you feel that the South is in your soul, then you areSouthern.
Lessons from a Southern Belle would like to send a message to our (Yankee) brothers and sisters up north. My thoughts are with you, my prayers as well. Plato once said, “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Whoever committed this crime is someone of small and sick-mindedness; “afraid of the light” so to say. My heart goes out to the victims of the families.
I am participating in National Poetry Writing Month!
And you should too! This year, my NaPoWriMo blog is called “With the Windows Down”. I enter every year and produce some of my best writing. NaPoWriMo goes on during the entire month of April and is for beginner poets, professional poets, hobby poets, non-poets. You receive prompts every day (you can also start from scratch.)
I encourage everyone to join. Visit the NaPoWriMo site today and submit your blog!
If you do sign up, let me know in a comment so that I can follow your progress throughout the month! What do you think about NaPoWriMo?