Southern Belle in Training

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

March 9, 2016

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

{Got to meet the lovely bloggers Ashley from Ashley Brooke and Michelle from Mash Elle in Orlando this week! Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat @miss_alk

  • A magical end to Spring Breaks: My dad, my suitemate Caroline and myself all had the most wonderful trip to Orlando over this past weekend! We enjoyed two days in the Disney parks, a day to explore Orlando, and also made time to relax at our hotel's pools. I can't wait to share more about the trip with y'all soon- my plan is to share a full recap of our vacation next week here on the blog! 
  • Blogging meet-ups: The very last thing that I got to do on vacation is pictured above- enjoy meeting up with Florida fashion bloggers Ashley and Michelle! In the past year, I have tried to meet up with as many blogging friends as I can when I visit new places. I absolutely adore meeting other bloggers- it is so fun to meet the incredible people behind the blogs that I read. Ashley and Michelle are both total sweethearts in person, and we enjoyed chatting about everything from building social media followings to attending blogging conferences (I so hope to attend my first conference this year or next!). Do any of you try and meet up with bloggers when you travel?
  • Apartment hunting: Even though I'm back in Charlotte now, part two of my Spring Break begins on Thursday evening! My mom is coming down of the second weekend of my break to help me and my future roommate do some apartment hunting. I have lived on campus for all four years of college, so I am SO excited for apartment life! I will be honest though and say that I'm a bit nervous about the apartment hunting process! Based on my future plans for next year, I have a pretty strict budget to work with, which might also be hard with needing to stay in Charlotte. All of the beautiful apartments in the nice neighborhoods here are more in my five year plan... not my directly out of undergrad budget. :-) But I'm hoping that everything will work out and that it will help to have my mom here! If any of you have apartment hunting tips- please share with me!! I'm all ears!
  • SPRING WEATHER: While away in Orlando (and experiencing lots of Florida sunshine)- spring temperatures have decided to arrive in the Carolinas as well! During my first day back in Charlotte after break, it felt warmer here than it had in Florida! I am so excited for another week of warm weather, and getting to pack away my winter clothes and pull out all of my favorite spring and summer pieces!

  • I recently bought this gorgeous top with intentions of packing it for Spring Break! I ended up deciding to pack other outfits instead, but I'm looking forward to wearing it here in Charlotte soon since the weather is going to be so nice coming up! It will be on the blog soon.
  • Another purchase for Spring Break (which I did end up packing!), this darling floral romper! It actually comes in two colors- and I loved both so much that I had to ask my Snapchat friends which one I should buy when I found it in store. I'm pleased with the color that I did choose, but both really are stunning! 
  • I am a total make-up junkie, but on days that I'm too busy to do a full face the two things that I absolutely must do before leaving my room are put on mascara, and do my eyebrows. Fun fact: my natural eyebrows are my biggest insecurity about myself! Everyday I comb and brush my brows, fill them in with pencil, and then set them with this eyebrow gel which I swear by. Anyways- while on Spring Break, my trusty eyebrow brush broke! I picked up this new brush this week, it was a great price (under $10!) and I'm hoping for great results! 

     Whether you're on Spring Break right now or not, hope that everyone is having a wonderful week! Before my mom arrives tomorrow the majority of my days will be spent both at work and working on homework- I had assignments in all of my classes for break! I'm telling y'all- no time for senioritis. ;-) 

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. Glad to hear you had a great spring break! Good luck with the apartment hunt!
    -Anna |

  2. How fun that you were able to meet Ashley and Michelle! I hope you enjoy the rest of your spring break and are able to find the perfect new apartment.

    xoxo, Jenny

  3. That top is seriously so cute! I love the coral and pink color! So glad you had a good spring break, I'm excited to hear how apartment hunting goes!

  4. Good luck apartment hunting, I definitely think it will be helpful to have your Mom there to help guide you. I think picking a grown up apartment can be a little stressful (and expensive) but also SO SO exciting. I can't wait to see what you choose!

  5. That's so cool that you got to meet two other bloggers! I read their blogs as well :) It's always fun meeting in person!


  6. I totally wish I was on spring break — but I guess I left that luxury behind in college! I'd definitely love to meet up with some blogging friends, that's on my list of goals for this year!

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  7. I'm so happy about the spring weather!!!

  8. I loved following along with you while on Spring Break! I wish you the best of luck apartment hunting! My boyfriend and I went through that process in October and, while it took a few weeks, we found the right apartment for the right price!

  9. This is so fun! So glad to hear you had fun in Disney and was able to meet up with some bloggers! Sounds like you had a great spring break! Also, happy apartment shopping! I always think that part is so fun!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  10. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time on Spring Break! Getting your first apartment is SO fun! What an exciting time! I haven't been able to meet up with any bloggers yet, but that is definitely on my to-do list (and on my 101 in 1001 list!)

    Brittany | Southern Soul

  11. I saw your pictures from Orlando and I was dying of jealousy! It looks like you had such a great time! I've never met up with blogging friends IRL before but I would love to do it someday.

    Kayla |

  12. I think I need that romper! Have a good time finding an apartment. So many things to look forward to.

  13. I've been so jealous of your snapchat! I want to go to Disney World sooo bad! It's so cool you got to meet other MBN ladies!! Happy spring break love!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  14. I'm so happy we got to meet up with you!!! Such a fun little coffee date :)


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