Southern Belle in Training

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

December 30, 2015

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

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  • Home Sweet Charlotte. I came back to Charlotte early from my Christmas vacation- and honestly this was one of the best decisions that I've made in a long time! This city is what truly feels like my home now. I have a lot of errands or other things on my to-do list that I need to tackle before my semester starts in about a week and a half, and most of those things needed to be done down here. I'm also so excited to be in Charlotte for my first year of actually getting out and celebrating New Year's Eve!! 
  • Rude behavior on airplanes: If you follow me on Snapchat (@miss_alk), then you know that I had quite the flying debacle with getting back to Charlotte a couple of nights ago! I had some severe delays during my layover, but even worse than this was the behavior of some of the people that I sat near once I finally made it onto my flight. All three of the people sitting in front of my had a conversation loud enough that the whole plane could have heard!! They were being so loud that I could hear them over my headphones when I had music in, and finally it became too much a disturbance that I had to turn my music off. There were also several people on the flight who were very clearly intoxicated, and the people behind me were eating smelly food during the majority of the flight. Flying on a commercial plane is a communal experience, and I think that we should all do our part to make the experience equally enjoyable for our neighbors!
  • My New Years' Resolution: I have two resolutions for 2016. They aren't that exciting, but they're goals that I really want to make happen. The first is to be productive and to succeed despite my difficult schedule for the spring semester (difficult in both the classes that I'm taking, and also the random times of day that my classes are at- all night classes and 8 ams!). The second is to have a smooth transition later in the year to adulthood, once my college journey comes to an end. I know that with hard work, planning, and also having a little bit of fun to balance things out that I can accomplish both of these!

  • I had a great Ulta coupon that expired right before Christmas so I did a little bit of retail damage there... one beauty splurge that I made was on this item which I can't wait to try out on NYE! (Giving credit where credit is due- I first saw it featured last week on Caitlin's blog Southern Curls and Pearls :-) )
  • I found the cutest ever black sequin skirt  at one of my favorite local Maine retailers last week! Unfortunately this store doesn't have an e-commerce site, but this skirt looks very similar.
  • It had been too long since I had made a trip up to the crown jewel of retail in my home state... aka the L.L. Bean Factory Store. ;-) During one of my last nights home, my friend Shara and I ventured up there, and I came home with this. I'm not normally an L.L. Bean fan- but I can't wait to wear this during the winter season!! 

     Stay tuned tomorrow- I'll be sharing my 2015 recap post! (In the meantime, check out 2014's!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. If only people could think of others during a flight, I hate those kinds of flights! I hope you are having a great time at home in Charlotte. Charlotte is one of my favorite cities!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. I came back to Charlotte early for New Years as well! Over the summer I had to take 4 flights all over the US and Canada due to the American Airlines glitch so I understand the struggle with airports! I hope you have a great New Years!
    Amy |

  3. Love your New Years resolutions! Cheers to 2016!

  4. oooh, I like that cardigan that you picked out from LL Bean! It looks so cozy :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  5. Yay for being back in Charlotte!! Let's get together this weekend!

    How 2 Wear It []

  6. I am in love with that dress girl!

  7. I laughed so hard at your snaps from the plane. I felt so bad for all of your delays and encounters with rude people though. I can't wait to read about your transition into adulthood. I think that's a fabulous goal to have. i haven't really thought much about adulting since I won't be transitioning until this time next year.


  8. I can't wait to see your recap tomorrow :)
    Also, LOVE that cardi you got from LL Bean.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  9. Rude behavior on airplanes is the WORST! I would have totally struggled with the inconsiderate behavior of your flying companions, too :(

  10. I hate interacting with rude people on flights, honestly I am such an introvert when it comes to talking to strangers I HATE when the people sitting by me try to be buddy buddy. Have so much fun in Charlotte for NYE, can't wait to see what you wear!

  11. I can't wait to see your recap! I'm sorry you had a rough time getting home, those experiences are the worst!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  12. I hate when people ruin my airplane experiences! I always expect flying to just be relaxing and calming, and it sucks when someone ruins that. It's even worse when it's more than one person for horrible reasons like the ones you named. I feel for you! I love your resolutions! Good luck with them and happy almost 2016!

  13. Love your 2016 resolutions. I really want to succeed this upcoming year too despite my busy schedule. I know you can do it!

  14. The transition from college to post grad life is tough but I'm sure you'll do it so well!

  15. I don't understand why people are so inconsiderate on planes! Last month, I sat next to ladies who smelled like patchouli oil and cigarettes, watched videos on their phones without headphones, and pulled out homemade soap they had purchased while on their travels. When that plane landed, I sprinted off of it. Haha. I'm so excited for what 2016 has in store for you :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  16. Ugh annoying people (and crying babies) on airplanes are the WORST. How can you have so little self awareness?!

    Diary of a Debutante

  17. I always love reading your ramblings. Good luck with your resolutions, I can't wait to read more ramblings in 2016! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  18. Ugh. Hate people being rude. People on airplanes can sometimes be the WORST !

  19. Love your New Years resolutions and I can't wait to see how you style your sequin skirt and L.L. Bean Boots!

  20. Love your resolutions and the glitter lashes look stunning!


  21. Happy New Year! Best of luck with all of your resolutions!

  22. I am new to your blog, and I loved this post!!! Will keep coming back for this types of rambles they are fun to read!


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