Southern Belle in Training

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

June 10, 2015


     Just sharing some recent snaps of my recent purchases + life over the past couple of weeks via my favorite form of social media!!

Wallet: Kate Spade || Tiara {Old} || Dress: Lulu's

     This is my 21st birthday dress!! I ordered it about three and a half months early... can you tell I'm excited? #noshame. It's just so gosh darn perfect that of course I couldn't wait until September to put it on Insta! ;-) It is linked above but promise me y'all won't steal it in the same color for your birthdays, hehe! 

 Shoes: Jessica Simpson

     How amazing are my new pumps?! I have always wanted a pair of floral pumps, but I'm so glad that I held off on buying any until now because these are just perfect! These would be such a great way to jazz up a simply solid colored dress, or a fun summery outfit with white jeans.

     Did you check out Monday's blog post yet? It was a fun collaboration with Hanes Hosiery, and featured a summery business casual outfit!

     Y'all- I leave for my summer study abroad trip to France in FOUR DAYS! I cannot even believe it. I posted this on Instagram last week as a throwback to the first time I was in Europe, which was my family's trip to England and Scotland for Christmas in 2013!

 All from Forever 21: Hat || Bathing Suit {Not online, Similar here} || Purse

     Y'all- Forever 21 is just killing it right now with all of their summer items! I could have bought out the whole store but refrained to spending $75 (of course in F21 though that still gets you a whole big bag of things!). I may or may not have bought three sunhats.... but seriously, so much cute everything!

     And last but not least, some yummy treats I've eaten lately! IHOP is a favorite restaurant of mine- I am obsessed with the fact that many Charlotte locations are open very late if not 24 hours a day. Here in Maine, the nearest IHOP to my house is at least 40 mins away, but that just makes the drive for the pancakes all the more worth it! (And I eat my pancakes drenched in whipped cream instead of with syrup!)

     The other night after I got out of work I met Tim, my best guy friend from high school for pizza and Ben & Jerry's! Both of us have been working lots of hours at our summer jobs, and it was so nice to catch up with him before I leave for France!

     Tim and and I even got into a discussion recently about Instagram (he was asking me about how I use it for my blog), and I was trying to explain to him how all fashion bloggers try and find a "theme" with their outfit and blog photos on Instagram that makes their feed unique. He joked that the theme of his personal Instagram account is simply "the beach," since he is all about the beach and loves sharing beachy Instagram photos!! We both had a good laugh about it and it reminded me that sometimes it's fun to talk social media and blogging with friends outside of the online world too. :-)

     Stay tuned for Friday's Southern Belle in the 'Bunk post!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I always love Instagram roundups!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  2. I always love Instagram roundups!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  3. LOVE your birthday dress! I know you are itching to wear it!

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  4. Such cute outfits and that ice cream looks super yummy!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. Love that Kate Spade wallet! Have a great trip in Europe!


  6. Those are cute shoes. They remind me of a pair that Nine West had a few years ago.


  7. So many great pics, I'm really loving your Kate Spade wallet! Thank you so much for joining in on the J'adore June Instagram challenge - you're featured in my post today about my favorites!

    Crumbs & Curls

  8. You have such a beautiful insta feed!!!

  9. Ahhh, insta is my favorite form of social media! I would love for you to follow along with my @SouthernStylista because your insta is one of my favorites :)

    xoxo, SS


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