Southern Belle in Training

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

February 24, 2016

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

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  • Spring Break in 8 Days: The past couple weeks have been quite a whirlwind for me, both with school, and also due to some things and my personal life. I can't believe that my spring break vacation with my dad and my suitemate/dear friend Caroline is just over a week away! However, since I have been so overwhelmed by well, life, I have not at all done the proper planning (or shopping!) yet for my Disney vacation. Again- if y'all have any last minute recommendations for Disney or anything in the Orlando area, please do send them my way! I don't think that I have ever needed a break and a vacation more than I do right now. :-) 
  • A lot can happen in 24 hours: In some positive news, two huge and very positive things happened for me (all at once!) at the start of this week! One thing regarding my post-grad plans, and one thing that is a huge step for my blog. Despite having some hardships this week, there is always much to be thankful for. 
  • Senioritis: Now that my post-grad plans are starting to shape up, I need to admit that senioritis is starting to sink in a bit. I have midterm exams and projects due at the beginning of next week, and my motivation levels are lacking!! I'm hoping that after my upcoming vacation I will return to school feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the last stretch! 
  • Color everywhere: I snapped the photo featured in today's post when I visited a TCBY frozen yogurt store location here in Charlotte this week while babysitting. How fun is the gorgeous color scheme that they have?! As I start thinking more and more about how I want to decorate my first apartment in just a few months (!!!), I realize how much color truly inspires me. I grew up in a very colorfully but tastefully decorated home- my mom is an artist and each room in our home is a different radiant color. I'm realizing that maybe my decorating tastes are more like my mom than I thought! 

  • With everything that's happened for me this week I haven't done much shopping, but I'm looking forward to retail therapy being on this weekend's agenda! I have a gift card to Kohl's that I've been saving to use for spring break shopping, and something on my radar will definitely be new swimwear! I was browsing their website this evening and absolutely fell in love with this bathing suit. The colors and design remind me a little bit of Trina Turk swimwear, but for a much more affordable price!
  • Another fun Kohl's find: this darling sweatshirt!! It is just perfect for a Disney vacation, so I think that I might need this for my trip. 
  • With midterms week approaching and my final semester flying by, I need to start thinking about graduation dresses soon! Every now and then I peak around online to get ideas. This adorable dress caught my eye this past week- not sure if this style is what I'll end up going with, but it definitely is cute! 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love that dress! Lilly is really stepping it up this spring! I am so excited for you! Have fun at Disney!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind

  2. Love a good Kohl's trip! And congratulations on the two steps in a positive direction concerning your future!! So proud of you!!

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  3. Ooh so happy that you have exciting post-grad and blog news! You are such a ray of sunshine and light, you totally deserve to reap the benefits of all your hard work. I can't wait to learn more details when you are ready to share. That Lilly tunic dress is super cute, I could totally see you looking completely fabulous in that piece.

  4. I am happy for the upcoming good news that is happening to you! Enjoy your Spring Break and remember you got this for your exams, too!


  5. Eeek! So excited for you and your spring break trip! Sounds like you have been working so hard and totally deserve it! Can't wait to see what you pack and see pictures of your trip (I'm a Disney fanatic).

    xo Ashley

  6. That is such a cute swimsuit! I LOVE the graduation dress that you've been eyeing! I wore a bold Lilly on my graduation day, and I loved it!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  7. Uhhhh I miss spring break!!! I hope you have the best last spring break of college!!! Senioritis will for sure kick in after SB even worse.. I totally get it!

  8. Congrats on the good news, it's always exciting when unexpected good things happen! Love the swimsuit you've picked out too, so cute!

  9. I feel you on the senioritis front and I don't have any post-grad plans lined up yet! Congrats on your exciting news and good luck with your midterms!

    Lauren |


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