Southern Belle in Training

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

January 6, 2016

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

Dress: c/o Barbara Gerwit

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  • Tomorrow's blog post is: I decided to try out Twitter's poll feature tonight to see what y'all wanted to read about here on the blog tomorrow! Tomorrow's post will be a lifestyle one, and the options were either my thoughts on Tinder (a post that you guys said you were interested in a few weeks ago!), or my thoughts on why I'm glad that I have lived on campus all four years of school. The Tinder post won at 70% vs. 30%! So that's what tomorrow's post will be. It was fun using social media to engage with y'all like that, and I hope to do more things like that to come this year! I'll definitely be sharing a lot of my personal experiences and my heart in tomorrow's post, so tune in if that interests you... ;-)
  • This semester: I came back to Charlotte about two weeks early from winter break, and I am so glad that I did that. I had a lot of work opportunities here, caught up with some friends before the semester started, and also had a chance to cross a lot of things off my to-do list (such as getting my car worked on! Yay adulting!). But by this point in the break, I'm getting ready for school to start next week! It is my last semester of college, and will be my toughest one yet with the classes that I'm taking to graduate on time. But I'm just ready to start diving into the craziness and to get back on some sort of a routine! Any other fellow college students with me?!
  • Ain't no party like an After Party: Lilly's Pulitzer's biggest semi-annual sale was this week! I'll be talking more about that below in the Purchases section of this post, but I will say here that I was so excited to finally score something! I passed on August's After Party sale because nothing was really catching my eye at that time, and with the school year starting then I didn't really see the need to be spending money on Lilly just to spend it. But I loved a ton of items in this week's sale, and am so excited for what I ended up purchasing to come in! What did you think of this week's sale? 
  • A little getaway... Before classes start next Monday, I am heading out of town for one last weekend of fun to end my last ever winter break! This weekend I am road-tripping to Tennessee to visit this blog bestie of mine. I am so excited! It will be such a fun weekend of girl time, blog talk, and also getting to visit the mountains!

  • Thanks to the After Party Sale, I made a Lilly purchase this week! What I purchased is now sadly sold out, but this is in a very similar pattern
  • A trip this weekend called for a new lipstick!! I picked up this gorgeous muted red color- bold reds don't look great on me, so I tend to go for more toned down shades. 
  • I found a great deal this week on a pair of black strappy Michael Kors heels that will be perfect for nights out on the town!! I am always on the hunt for heels that are sexy and fun, yet not too high of a heel that I could possibly kill myself while dancing, haha! 
  • Lastly- how gorgeous is the Barbara Gerwit dress (c/o) that I'm wearing in the photo in this post?! The fun nautical pattern on it is making me feel all of the summer vibes... get me to a warm vacation ASAP! 

      How is the beginning of your 2016 going so far? Hope that y'all are having a great week!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I can't wait to read tomorrow's blog post. 2016 has definitely been great so far but very busy.
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. Oh my goodness I wish I could meet you and Dana, you guys are going to have the BEST time. Excited to read your thoughts on Tinder, I did the whole Tinder thing for awhile and have soo many thoughts on it. Online dating can be so weird!

  3. So jealous you finally get to meet D :)
    I hope we can all meet up someday and have our MBN admin retreat at last!
    I can't wait to see your post on Tinder tomorrow.

    xoxo, Jenny

  4. You should definitely do an outfit post on what you got from the Lilly sale... would love to see! :)

  5. Love your update and good luck this final semester (you got this!!) plus can't wait to see post of your Lily finds!


  6. You have such a lovely and adorable blog! Just Got a new follower here!
    Feel free to visit me back :)

  7. Have so much fun in Tennessee!! Which part are you going to?! I loooove nashville!

  8. I'd love to see what you got from the Lilly sale in a future post–and oh man, I can't wait to read what you have to say about Tinder! Have fun in Tennessee!

    Alexandra Adams | X-Height-Ment

  9. I can't wait to see what print you picked up in the Elsa top, they're the best!


  10. I am looking forward to reading your take on Tinder. I have never used it, but I am intrigued.

  11. Can't wait to see your Lilly purchase! This new dress is beautiful and I hear ya about a tough semester ahead.. I know you're gonna kill it! SO proud of you, A! <3 xo

  12. I vote for Tinder :)

  13. Cracking up because I love Tinder!

  14. I can't wait to see how you style your Lilly pick!! And I'm jealous of your mini getaway! I hope to meet a few of my blogger besties someday soon!

    xo Ashley

  15. Loving that dress! Sigma's symbol is the sailboat so I always love finding nautical patterns. I can't wait to read about your trip to TN. I live not to far from TN in Arkansas and I visit Memphis a lot. It's one of my favorite places to go!

  16. I loved this Lilly After Party sale! So many good finds :)

    Sugar & Something

  17. Oooh, you'll have to let me know the name of the printed Elsa that you got-they're my favorite tops! I scored two of them in the sale, a pair of Georgia May palazzos, and a gorgeous new shift!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  18. Haha I remember when we talked about that Tinder post! Love Tinder!


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