Southern Belle in Training

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

October 1, 2012

Hello October!

      I'm taking a break from my fashion related posts today, because I wanted to celebrate the start of this new month! Typically I'm not really a fall person, but this October holds some exciting things. Including:

  • Getting to go home!! (In 19 days from now to be exact.) I love the South and my college dearly, but I can't wait to see my friends and family back home for a few days later on this month.
  • My trip home means that I finally get to fly by myself. :-)
  • One more note on my trip home- it coincidently falls over homecoming weekend for my high school. The fact that I can attend the homecoming football game means that I'll be able to visit with a lot of my high school friends in one place there! 
  • Hopefully the warmest October weather ever! Although this first day of the month has been chilly and rainy, living in the South means that this will generally be a warmer fall than what I'm used to in Maine.
  • Growing in my faith with the amazing bible study that I joined last week at school! I can't wait to see what lessons God has in store for me and the rest of the ladies of the Women of Excellence group. 
  • Volunteering at more admissions events here on campus to try and recruit more high school students to come to school here. I love meeting them and their families and sharing my love of my college!
  • I'm not really looking forward to my midterms in French and Theatre class... but it will be a relief when they're done! And my English teacher gives us two weeks off in October where we don't have to do our daily journals. 
  • Finishing up my chapel credit for this semester. I've had great attendance so far so I should have it done in three weeks!
  • Seeing what a college homecoming is like!

     I thought a fun way to conclude this post would be to show y'all some pictures of homecomings past from my high school. I didn't go to my freshman year homecoming dance, but here are pictures from sophomore, junior and senior year!

                                                  Sophomore year, Homecoming 2009
                                                                Dress: JC Penney 

                                                       Junior year, Homecoming 2010
                                                                      Dress: DEB

                                                        Senior year, Homecoming 2011 
                      Dress: Le Chateau (Canadian store, bought on an August 2011 trip to Montreal)

(Sorry that there isn't a better picture of me for senior year, I did pictures with a group of friends so I barely had any pictures of me by myself, this is all that I could find!)

     This post is one of the attempts that I'm trying to make in my life to be a more positive and happy person! Sometimes I honestly to forget how much God has blessed me with. My blog is a great way for me to remember all of the good things in my life! :-)

What are you looking to this October?

xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Cute dresses! I am so looking forward to fall break and being done with midterm tests :)

  2. I like the dresses.... there's a new post on my blog :)

  3. Tip for Homecoming: Guard your toilet paper. :-) :-)

    1. Oooh interesting! I'll have to keep that in mind!

      xoxo Miss ALK

  4. Good luck for your new blog!

    I came here randomly. Check out my blog.
    If you want we can follow each other!

    Cheap and Glamour

  5. Yay for going home from university! :) Also, I laughed at the comment above about toilet paper! :P

  6. Really pretty pictures. God has done so much for us, we need to always look to him and keep reminding ourselves. :O)


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