Southern Belle in Training

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

June 29, 2016

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

{With Cara from Caralina Style in Charlotte a couple weekends ago - photo by Deeana Kourtney Photography! Full blog post with my outfit found here}

  • 48 hours home: This past weekend I was at home in Maine! I was technically home Thursday-Sunday, but I had some unexpected travel delays on Thursday evening (I flew one-way), and most of Sunday was spent doing last minute packing for the drive back to North Carolina, so in reality I had two days to enjoy my time at home. I was lucky in that the weather was crisp and beautiful for the weekend- it was very refreshing to get away for a couple days from the 90+ degree temps in Charlotte. Since it was a short trip, I didn't get to do everything that I wanted, but I did manage to catch up with a couple friends, have dinner with my mom's family, and enjoy brunch with all of my co-workers from the store that I used to work at! If you would like to learn more about my hometown or the summers that I did spend at home, you can search the label "Southern Belle in the Bunk" here on the blog to see the fashion and photography series that I did last summer in Maine.
  • Travel guide: Today (provided the last leg of the trip goes safely ;-) ), my mom and I will be back in North Carolina after our road trip back! I have done the Maine/NC and NC/Maine drive many times with my dad during my college years, and it was interesting to do it with my mom for the first time, and to show her some of the places that my dad and I have always stopped at along the way. A blog post idea that came to me yesterday was to do a Western Virginia road trip travel guide, as I have spent a lot of time driving through this area over the past few years, and have stopped at some interesting spots here. Would this be a post that would interest y'all? 
  • Speaking of travel... So sorry that all of my ramblings have all been travel focussed so far this week! One last one- I recently updated the "Travels" tab on the homepage of my blog- it now has all of my past blog posts related to travels and vacations updated and organized by domestic and international travel! Let me know what you think of it. 
  • This is hilarious: This might be one of the funniest things that I've seen on Buzzfeed in awhile! I think #31 is my favorite... I actually laughed out loud at that (for far too long than I should admit!). 

  • I didn't have any time to go shopping this week... my trip home was a whirlwind, and the rest of the week has been spent on the road! :-) Plus, with 4th of July sales coming up this weekend (and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale later in July), I felt like this was a week to save and not spend.
  • Speaking of the Nordstrom Sale... this is a great time to apply for a Nordstrom credit or debit card if you don't have one! Cardholders get early access to all sale items on July 14th (it opens to the public on July 22nd), so if you have a feeling that the items you'll be going for might sell out quickly, this is the way to go! I personally am not a fan of additional credit cards, so I am planning to apply for the Nordstrom debit card- I think it's so great that they give two options! 

      It was so much fun concluding last week's MR + RP post with a question for y'all! I will definitely be keeping that as apart of all future posts to come. This week's question: What new or upcoming movies are you hoping to see? Let me know in the comments!

     I personally am really looking forward to when The Secret Life of Pets comes out soon- it looks too funny from the trailers! I also keep hearing so much buzz about Finding Dory. Being honest- I was never the biggest Finding Nemo fan (I know, I know!), but I will say that I think the sequel looks very cute. 

      xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I had no idea that you could do a Nordstrom debit card instead of a credit card! I'll have to look into that. Love that green dress, it looks gorgeous on you!


  2. We're taking our 8yo to see BFG (aka Big Friendly Giant) since she read it this year in school.

  3. We're taking our 8yo to see BFG (aka Big Friendly Giant) since she read it this year in school.

  4. I want to see the Secret Life of Pets so bad! It looks hilarious! I hope you enjoy the rest of your road trip with your mom!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  5. I'm glad your traveling is going well! I love following your adventure via snapchat!

  6. Looks like you're having a great time! I live in NC too :) Haven't ever been to Maine but would really like to go! We do the NC to NY trip a lot which isn't nearly as far.

    x Sarah

  7. I'm so excited about the Nordstrom sale and SO looking forward to it! Happy shopping :)

    Greta |

  8. I want to see Secret Life of Pets too! And Finding Dory of course!


  9. The Secret Life of Pets looks so cute!

    Alix |

  10. You've been busy gurl. Finding Dory is in my list too!

  11. Secret Life of Pets looks adorable! Michael and I can't wait to see it.

    xoxo, Jenny

  12. NC to Maine sounds AWESOME! I'm a NC girl to, I haven't done a road trip that far north yet but it sounds like an adventure.

  13. SO excited for the Nordstrom sale and yes to that movie! We have a basset hound and are dying to see it, it looks so funny!

  14. I'm probably going to see the Secret Life of Pets. I think every person I know who has an animal is going to see it.

  15. You look so great in that dress (and it totally does look exactly like the emoji!) Have a great week, girl!
    -Anna |

  16. So glad you had a great time in Maine! I can't wait to see Finding Dory- I'm hoping to take the boy I nanny to see it soon!


  17. My mom had both cards with Nordstrom I have been considering applying for the Nordstrom Debit and you're right now is the perfect time to apply. *starts applying lol :)

    xoxo, Danielle

  18. I need a Nordstrom card!! Im so glad you had such a great time, I love that dress BTW!!!

  19. I'm also trying to save for the Nordstrom sale! I hope you're having a fun road trip with your Mom!

  20. I'm actually pretty excited for the NSale this year! I feel prepared for this one

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