Southern Belle in Training

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

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June 18, 2024

Revising my 2024 Word of the Year.

     Each January or February for the past several years, I've selected a "Word of the Year" for myself for that year. Kind of a year-long personal mantra if you will? A word that I always hope will encapsulate my personal growth, experiences and memories during the next 12 months. As per usual in 2024, I had picked a Word of the Year and written a blog post about it back in the winter. But for the first time I ever, I am changing my word midway through the year! 


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June 13, 2024

TRAVEL GUIDE: San Juan, Puerto Rico (Updated!)

     Puerto Rico is 100% one of my favorite warm weather travel destinations. I was lucky enough to visit two years apart in 2022 and 2024! I fell in love with Puerto Rico and the charm of San Juan during my first trip, and my second trip just deepened those feelings. San Juan is the capital and largest city in Puerto Rico. PR is a US territory so there is no passport required to visit, and no time change if you're coming from the East Coast! Win win!! I'm excited to update my first San Juan Travel Guide from my 2022 trip, and to now be able to share the best recommendations from my 2022 and 2024 trips! 

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May 29, 2024

Wedding Wednesday: 6 Months Out Checklist + Q&A

     It's time for another Wedding Wednesday! May 16th marked six months until our wedding day. It's really starting to go by quickly now! I knocked tons of wedding to-do's between my first checklist post (at nine months out) and now. Let's get to it!


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May 25, 2024

Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2024

    I hope you're having a great start to the holiday weekend! I have to be honest here: I think Memorial Day Weekend Sales can be very hit or miss year to year. Some years I am extremely underwhelmed. This year is not one of those years though!! I am very pleased with a lot of the offerings from some of my favorite stores, and I think you will be too.

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