Southern Belle in Training

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April 25, 2013

A little awkward and awesome and #tbt.

     Awkward and Awesome Thursday posts used to be one of my favorite things to do on my old blog, but sadly I haven't kept up with them since I switched to blogging here. I don't see them pop up too much on my dashboard anymore either, so perhaps they are a thing of the past? Anyways, my brain can't even function right now to analyze all of the moments from my week, but here's one really awesome thing that happened and something totally awkward related to it.

     Awesome: I got invited to my first bridal shower!!! (Well, technically not my first. My older cousin was married in the summer of 2008 and my mom and I went to a family shower for her that spring. But that was a family function, and I really had no choice but to go haha.) I have always thought that it would be so super fun when I got to the age of friends getting married- two of the items in my bucket list have to do with being in wedding parties. I think that weddings are just awesome for so many reasons, and I always thought to myself that when I'd start getting invites to weddings and bachelorette parties and showers that weren't family related I'd know that I was finally grown up. Well sheesh, that time has come! I'm really entering the "big girl" world. The beautiful future bride is one of my suitemates here at college. She's a senior and has been dating her fiance since her senior year of high school. I'm so happy for her!

     Awkward: I didn't mention in the first paragraph that this is a lingerie shower. I blogged last week about my thoughts on Victoria's Secret. In the post I talked about the matter of sexy vs. cute undergarments. I'm all for buying myself cute bras and undewear... but I've never had to buy "sexy lingerie" before. As a part of the shower there's also going to be some sort of game with panties, and we're supposed to bring a pair of funny looking underwear. So as I approached the cash register at the store I was in holding a very, uh, revealing nightgown and the most hideous and skimpy lime green and hot pink thong that you've ever seen the cashier gives me a really odd look. I was so embarressed that I must have told her five times that I was buying these things "for a bridal shower." I think that made her doubt my intentions even more. Definitely not my best shopping moment.

     And lastly, here's a picture for my most favorite Instagram link-up- Throwback Thursday! I'm not sure if I've ever blogged about this before but I was a figure skater for most of my childhood. I took lessons from age 4-15 and competed during my 5th and 6th grade years. Here's a picture of me a competition in 2005 as I'm landing a jump. I won a silver medal for this routine! #tbt

     How has your week been awesome and awkward?

     xoxo Miss ALK




  1. no way! I was a competitive figure skater too! did you do USFSA or ISI!

    The Preppy Student

  2. So jealous of the figure skating! To this day I still have to use the orange cone just to get around once!


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