Southern Belle in Training

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November 18, 2015

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

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  • Best haircut EVER: As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I went to get a healthy hair trim yesterday (first trim in over a year... yikes!). I had a salon that I used to go to at my former college, but once I moved to Charlotte a few years ago I always resisted finding a hair place, and that was always something that I continued to do in Maine. I'm not really sure why- but to me finding a hair place seemed to solidify for me that being here in the South was "official".... haha!! Anyways, I'm pleased to report that my haircut went wonderfully, and thanks to my friends' wonderful recommendations, I found an excellent hairdresser! I had to drive a bit out of Charlotte to find her, but the low cost and excellent price made it worth it. She even spent extra time curling and styling my hair at no charge (seen in photo above!). Yay for healthy hair! (And if you're in the Charlotte area- e-mail me and I'll let you know where I went!)
  • Christmas gift shopping is underway: I always like to buy my Christmas presents very much ahead of time. I'm not a last minute shopper when it comes to gifts! After my hair appointment, I stopped at Concord Mills, a huge indoor outlet mall outside of Charlotte, and started tackling my Christmas list. I found my dad's present and also gifts for a couple girlfriends. I find that spreading out buying presents helps me to keep a better budget, and definitely has me a lot less stressed when the holidays do arrive!
  • I swiped....DELETE: I deleted my Tinder app this past week. Well... doesn't that feel interesting typing that out on my blog. ;-) Question: as I plan out blog content for December/January, would y'all be interested in me writing out a post detailing some of my experiences and thoughts with Tinder? I feel like this has become such a fascinating cultural phenomenon, and while my experiences weren't 100% negative, it definitely wasn't for me (at this time in my life). 
  • Life update: If you're friends with me on Facebook, then you know that I shared a big update about my personal life and future plans a few days ago! I'll be sharing on the blog soon! 

  • Still in my "attempting to save for Black Friday" mode... but utterly failing. I've been going out to eat (or actually going out! Haha) with friends a lot this month, and this definitely adds up. But my logic is that memories and good times (and good food!) spent with college friends during my senior year are always worth it. 
  • As I wrote above, Christmas gift shopping is also underway! I'm not going to share the purchases that I've made so far as I don't want to spoil gifts (in case any of the recipients read my blog ;-) )... but a few of the stores that I've shopped at so far for presents include here and here.

     Hope that y'all are having a wonderful week! It's currently initiation week for my chapter of ADPi, which we call Diamond Days, so every night I've been keeping busy with sorority events! 

      xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love these Midweek Ramblings posts! I would love to hear about your Tinder experiences. I was on it for a while, too, and also decided it was definitely not for me.


  2. I am trying to save up for Black Friday too! Trying is the word! Doesn't feel great after you get off that salon chair and look at their amazing work?! Your hair looks so healthy! I love great haircuts!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  3. Haha I'm so close to deleting tinder too! I don't even know why we use it hahaha

  4. I haven't completely followed my saving plan for this month either haha.
    Oh well.
    I am still going to shop my little heart out too.
    I'd be interested in seeing your Tinder post -- the last time I used that app was like over 2.5 years ago before I met Michael.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. I've been needing a haircut so bad! Ah! I haven't gotten to quote one year, but it's getting there. I love that you're already buying Christmas presents! I've been doing some planning and budgeting, but I haven't gone beyond that yet. I still haven't decided if I'm going Black Friday shopping or not! Ah!

  6. Your hair looks so healthy! I dyed my hair a few months ago, so I have really knotty ends right now. Need a cut really badly. I'd also be interested in the Tinder post - I deleted the app a few weeks ago, too. I'd love to know more about your experience with it!

    Alessandra |

  7. your hair looks beautiful! I need to start Christmas shopping, like asap. I've actually never had a tinder, too many horror stories!
    xo, claudia

  8. You deleted tinder?!?! No!!! I don't think I could do that... it's too fun!

    Lauren Ashley

  9. You've been talking about saving for Black Friday, so is it ridiculous that I am super excited to see your purchases?? I hope you do a round-up!

    xo Ashley

  10. I could share Tinder stories from high school for HOURS. Its hilarious and its such an interesting but also really sad concept. I would love to hear your stories!

  11. Your hair looks gorgeous girl! I would love to hear your Tinder stories, I used Tinder for a few months and definitely had a lot of interesting dates but also a lot of weird ones too!

  12. Your hair looks gorgeous with what the stylist did! Please tell me you did a photo shoot that day too.


  13. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous! Such perfect curls!

  14. your hair looks FANTASTIC! I can't believe it was so cheap! And BYE TINDER! I would love to hear your stories, I'm sure they're comical! hahah

  15. I would love to hear about your experiences with Tinder! My little calls it "the flame" and I think that's hilarious. I really need to get started on my Christmas shopping because the holiday always creeps up too quickly on me!

    Kayla |

  16. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I'm excited about your post on Tinder... I downloaded it once to see what everyone was talking about, and I had some super weird and mostly negative experiences.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  17. I've slowly but surely started Christmas shopping too! I almost like shopping and giving presents more than getting them!


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