Southern Belle in Training

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

August 28, 2015

Catching Up.

     My oh my does it feel good to be blogging again from home sweet NORTH CAROLINA! I am finally back in the South again, after a few days of road tripping with my dad. In past years, I have taken at minimum five days off from work before the trip to fully pack, say good-bye to friends and family, and also pre-schedule blog posts for while I'm on the road! This year though I was only able to take two days off of work before leaving (since I took a full month off earlier in the summer to study abroad in France!), so everything was much more rushed and condensed, and that didn't leave me a lot of time to prep my blog!

     But the drive went safely and very well, and it is oh so good to be back! I move into college for my senior year tomorrow- which I still cannot believe. College is really starting to fly by! 

     I guess the whole point of this post was just to let you all know where I have been this week, and to share some ideas for blog content for the month of September! September is going to be a crazy month for me, between resuming my internship and babysitting jobs, having a full class schedule of upper-level major classes, and also having sorority recruitment practices everyday for the whole month! But blogging always helps me to manage and balance out my busy schedule, so I'm excited for what's to come here on SBIT next month. 

     I will be traveling to Myrtle Beach next weekend with two of my best friends from school to celebrate my 21st birthday! I have only been to Myrtle Beach once before (as a day trip... read about it in this old blog post!), so I am getting so excited to spend a full weekend there! I know it's the perfect type of town to turn 21 in. If you have been to Myrtle before and have any restaurant, shopping, or attraction recommendations, please send them my way!! I plan to recap both my outfits from the trip and also share a recap of how we enjoyed Myrtle Beach and our favorite things that we did! 

     Some lifestyle posts that I'm planning for next month are to do a recap post of my road-trip route to and from Charlotte to Maine (it's a drive that I've done several times with my dad now, and I'm excited to write more about some of the places that we look forward to stopping at each time!). I am also hoping to finally start filming some hair tutorials for the blog this Fall! This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time, but my hair has finally grown out to a length that I really like, and I have some friends at school in my department that are better at video editing than I am. ;-) And of course on the fashion front, I can't wait to start transitioning my wardrobe into cooler weather outfits!! It will still be warm in Charlotte for awhile so it will be a slower transition, but it will come. I'm so excited to start shooting outfit posts at all of my favorite Charlotte locations again!

     And last but not least, stay tuned soon for what is my favorite blog photoshoot of all-time! I met up with the talented Emily of Emily Sacra photography when we were driving through Virginia this week, and she did the most amazing shoot with me to celebrate my 21st birthday/3rd blogiversary. The picture above is a little preview... but I promise there is so much more to come! 

     Thank-you to all of you who are loyal blog readers despite weeks like these when I'm not always as consistent at posting! I appreciate each and every one of you! And as always, you can follow me on Instagram and Snapchat @miss_alk (I'll be updating this weekend about moving into college!)

    Talk to y'all next week!

    xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Absolutely LOVE that picture of you!!!!

  2. Seems like your September is PACKED! But I can't wait to catch up when you get some free time!

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  3. I can't wait to see all the photos from the shoo! You look adorable! Also, congrats on being back in the South :)

  4. You look so fabulous in that shot, A.
    I can't wait to see the rest.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. Welcome back to NC! I've taken many trips with girlfriends to myrtle Beach. Broadway at the beach is always fun to go out to. Lots of bars/restaurants to go to. Have fun! Save time to hit up the outlet mall too!


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