Southern Belle in Training

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

June 15, 2016

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

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  • Fun in the sun: It has been in the whopping high 90s all week here in Charlotte! This native Mainer is LOVING the hot weather! (Just for a comparison: the high temperatures back home this week have been in the low 70s I think...) This is my first full summer spent down south, and I wasn't sure how sensitive that I would be to the heat. But so far, so good! My roommate and I are starting to frequent our apartment complex pool, and we love it. 
  • Out and about in the Tarheel State: I spent this past weekend out of Charlotte, and I had so much fun! I spent two nights in Greensboro visiting Cara from Caralina Style. We enjoyed taking in a Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball game, going on a nature walk (as pictured above!) and eating at some delicious restaurants. To beat the heat on Saturday, we spent the day in the mountains! I have been to Asheville, NC's largest mountain city, once before, but I wasn't really a fan of the area. This past weekend, Cara and I visited the Blowing Rock area, which is a small mountain resort town that is about an hour to the north of Asheville. I thought Blowing Rock was adorable, and I liked it much more than Asheville! As much as I love Charlotte, I always enjoy getting out and exploring other parts of this beautiful state.
  • Bible study blessings: A little over a month ago, my roommate and I joined a women's bible study (our church calls them LifeGroups) for 20-something aged women. This group has been the biggest blessing in my life! The other girls in our group are so sweet, and it has been wonderful to meet some Christian ladies around my age from the greater Charlotte community. I only wish that I had stuck with joining a LifeGroup through my church back when I was in college, I think that it could have helped me a lot then! This is the bible study that we're currently reading if any of y'all are interested- I'm loving it so far.
  • We'll have a HOUSE PARTY! I've probably been mentioning this for weeks on the blog now, but my housewarming party for my apartment is this weekend and I cannot wait!! My roommate Ciera and I have so many people coming out to support us: everyone from college friends, bible study friends, work friends, my blogging friends, and members of Ciera's family! We are so blessed. I know that it will be a wonderful evening! 

  • Cara and I did a little bit of shopping at the Blowing Rock outlets, and I picked up these shorts! They are wonderful for so many reasons; they're cute, comfortable, can be dressed up or down, and they match almost anything. 

     I hope that everyone is having a fantastic week! Thanks as always for stopping by my blog! 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. It's so great that your apartment has a pool, that is such fun roommate bonding!

  2. It has been so hot in Columbia!! We have had heat storms almost every night this week! I always look forward to reading these posts!

    Pi love,

    1. Yay - I love to hear when people enjoy the Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases posts!! :-) Stay cool in the hot weather!

      xoxo A

  3. I've been eyeing those shorts also! So cute.

    Alix |

  4. So exciting that your housewarming party is this weekend! Hope you have a blast!

  5. The weather has been so crazy hot! I can't believe it's this hot this early in the summer. I'm nervous for July. I can't wait to see pictures and hear stories after your housewarming party! Yay!

  6. You're making me miss home, can't believe how hot it is there! Loving those new shorts btw!!

  7. So exciting about your housewarming,I Just had one last weekend!

  8. Ah yay I hope you recap the housewarming with lots of pics for us :)

  9. So happy that you've been able to start exploring your new state! I hope your housewarming party is super fun and a great success!

    Kayla |

  10. I'm so glad you found a bible study group of ladies that you can relate to. It is so important to have a community of Christian women around you that can become your church family!

    La Belle Sirene 

  11. I'm so happy for you that you found a GREAT LifeGroup! The blessings will be abundant I'm sure! And can't wait for tomorrow!! Excited to see the place and visit with everyone!

    How 2 Wear It []

  12. I can't wait to hear more about your housewarming party-I bet it's going to be an awesome time!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  13. I can't wait to see pictures from your house warming party! Have so much fun!

    The Blush Blonde

  14. Having a pool at your apartment is the best! We are moving into a new apartment soon and I'm so excited hat our has a pool too! Xoxo Mindy

  15. I'm so sad that I didn't make it to Blowing Rock with y'all, but I'm glad y'all had an amazing time! Those shorts you picked up are adorable :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass


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