Southern Belle in Training

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April 18, 2016

The Ring By Spring.

Blazer: Ann Taylor // T-shirt: Target // Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters // Sunglasses: LOFT {similar} // Ring: c/o Anjolee // Earrings: c/o Jojo Loves You //  Mug: Lilly Pulitzer {old pattern, similar here} // Nails: Maybelline Color Show Nail Laquer in In the Blush // Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rosewine

      There is a classic saying that is associated with female students who are preparing for college graduation. Getting the ol' "Ring by Spring" was at one time the goal of most girls who attended college! In the 21st century, most young women are getting an education for many purposes other than a MRS. degree, but there certainly are still a plethora of college students who meet their significant other during their college years. For example, two of my female cousins both met their husbands when they were sophomores in college! While it isn't the norm for seniors to be engaged upon graduation at my college, I do know of a few friends and classmates in my grade here at school who are (special shout-out to my sorority sister Perrin!). And at my former college, which was a Christian school, the old tradition is even more alive and well! It seems like all of the Facebook updates that I still see from old classmates there are engagement announcements. 

     I have remained single throughout my college years, and while my interesting mostly third-wheeling adventures as a single gal could chronicle several other blog posts, all I will say today is this means that I most certainly did not get a ring by spring from a special someone. However- just because I'm graduating college not engaged doesn't mean that I don't deserve to treat myself to some special bling! I am proud to be rocking my own gorgeous version of a ring by spring, courtesy of Anjolee Jewelry

     While Anjolee sells a variety of beautiful pieces in all categories of jewelry, they are especially known for their lovely engagement ring collections! The piece that I am wearing here actually is a diamond engagement ring style! However, since I don't currently have a man in my life to place a special piece of diamond bling on "that" finger, I requested for my ring to have blue topaz as the center stone. Oh yes- did I mention that Anjolee is an awesome company to work with for customizing your jewelry pieces?! 

     If you or anyone you know is beginning to discuss engagement (or if you just need a little bling bling in your life, for just because reasons!), definitely look to Anjolee for a beautiful selection of engagement rings

     Did any of you receive a ring by spring? Or are you/were you single like yours truly, and enjoy treating yourself to some shiny ring candy?

     Today's post is sponsored by Anjolee Jewelry. Thank-you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!


     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. such a gorgeous ring! youre right, it doesnt always have to be up to a significant other to buy someone some nice jewls! x, kenz

  2. That's a beautiful ring! The whole "ring by spring" is definitely a thing at my college!! Soo many of my senior friends (I'm a junior) have gotten engaged this school year!

    Stephanie | Sincerely, Stephanie

  3. That ring is so pretty! I am not much of a ring girl but this is one I would totally wear, in addition to my engagement ring of course haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

  4. The "ring by spring" phenomenon is definitely present at my school too! Sometimes, people are already married (yikes)! It's cool how you were able to customize the ring with your gem of choice!
    -Anna |

  5. The whole "ring by spring" phenomenon sounds so foreign to me. People back home don't get married until our late 20s early 30s... I personally think that our 20s are to explore, make mistakes and see what we can do in this world. Your ring will come, don't worry! :)

    Ane | Basque Prep

  6. Aww I was about to say congratulations but it's ok to be single too! I also can't imagine myself personally getting a ring coming right out of college but do know some friends who are lucky enough to have found their life partners already!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  7. Love this! At UM, they don't do anything like that. Actually, it's the opposite, no one wants to be married. Haha... drives me nuts!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  8. Awesome ring! It is so pretty! I have never really heard about "ring by spring". Maybe it isn't a thing here. I love your lip colour, too!

  9. This ring is so pretty! Omg there is a movie on Hallmark called Ring By Spring. Omg but I never knew this was a real thing.

  10. Love your look! So pretty!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  11. Oh my, what an interesting saying! I never knew that. Love your ring.

  12. I've never heard of "ring by spring"! My senior year of high school my english teacher thought I was going to college to get my MRS degree... hahah. It seems like everyone around me is getting married and I am in NO rush to! haha, hope you have a great day!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  13. I definitely haven't been single much throughout college with the exception of my first semester, but I definitely don't think every girl who's in a relationship wants a ring by spring! I sure as heck don't! I absolutely love your ring that you received, I checked out the brand and they have some gorgeous rings!

  14. Your ring is so pretty! Times have seriously changed and not many women prioritize getting engaged like they once did. I am all for marriages and relationships, but I'm also all for women taking their time to focus on themselves and their careers before taking the plunge, so I don't think it's a bad thing at all. I was in a relationship almost all of college and although I didn't get the ring by spring, we did get engaged the following spring (a year after graduation).


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  16. Pretty!! I love the color of that stone. So fun to see what all of the new brands are coming out with.

    Sara Kate Styling

  17. I love your ring! And love your outfit too. Their rings are soo beautiful!


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