Southern Belle in Training

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August 24, 2016

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.

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  • Surviving my new schedule: I mentioned this briefly in an Instagram post last week, but my schedule has undergone some changes recently! Something that I haven't announced on the blog is that I ended up having a change in my employment for this summer, and didn't end up becoming a full-time nanny as I originally intended to after college. I currently have two part-time jobs (one actual one, and blogging is most definitely the other!), and I just began a paid internship a few weeks ago. Plus I am in broadcasting school, and I go back to babysitting one day a week after Labor Day! Whew! If y'all are interested, I can write a new Life Updates post soon to share more about what exactly I'm up to in my day-to-day life.
  • Birthday trip 2k16: In more exciting news, I will be headed out of town during Labor Day weekend for a very exciting birthday getaway! I decided to splurge and use a bunch of my graduation money on the weekend trip of a lifetime. I've been very on the DL about where I am going, but I will share that my travel companions will be my current roommate, Ciera, and her best friend from high school, Priyanka. The only hint I'll give is that it's a favorite destination of mine that I have visited before. ;-) f you'd like to read about my 21st birthday trip from last year, check out this post
  • New Netflix Recommendations: My favorite show this summer to watch on Netflix was Parks and Rec. I was a bit late in the game to get into it, but I really enjoyed it once I finally watched it! I finished it a couple of weeks ago, and have been searching for a new comedy to get into since. My favorite Netflix shows are 20 minute comedies that I can watch quickly in between busy periods in my day and enjoy for a quick laugh. Any recommendations?

  • As many of you know, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale happened earlier this week! I'm on a fairly tight budget this year as I am in school again, and I also have some travels coming up in September! I told myself I would only buy something if it was a staple piece that I could also wear in the winter months. (Sadly this ruled out most shift dresses...) Luckily- I was able to find something that fit exactly what I was looking for! I can't wait for this pretty pink thing to arrive. 
  • Those of you who follow me on Snapchat know that I spent all of last week pet-sitting for one of my favorite dogs! A family that I babysat for a lot in college was on vacation, and they invited me to stay at their house and take care of their dog (my answer was a definite YES!). The pup that I took care of is a Boston Terrier, so when I saw these PJ pants while I was in Charleston a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist them.
  • After I moved into my apartment and was organizing my clothing in my new bureau, I decided that I didn't want to keep socks in a bureau drawer, so that I would have more space for other clothing. I wanted to try and find a cute storage box to keep my socks in. I found this one over the weekend and I'm obsessed with it! Not a bad price point either.

     My question for y'all this week: did you shop the After Party Sale? What goodies did you pick up if so?

     Stay tuned for a really fun collaboration post tomorrow! 

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I can't wait to hear where you end up going on your birthday trip! I'm sure you'll have a blast! I just finished watching Parks and Rec this week, and I loved it! I was late to the game too, but Leslie Knope is seriously my spirit animal. I've watched pilot episodes of three other shows, but none of them are nearly as good, so I started listening to audio books instead haha.

  2. I cannot wait to hear where you end up going for your birthday trip. It sounds like you are so busy you definitely deserve a splurge! As for quick comedies on Netflix, I recently started Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and it is so silly. Very fun!

  3. You look so happy in that top photo!! Looking forward to the birthday reveal!

  4. A birthday trip?! How fun! Can't wait to see what that entails!

    Greta |

  5. The birthday trip sounds like it is gonna be a blast! I love Parks and Rec, I actually got to work on two episodes back in 2013.

  6. Check out Baby Daddy on Netflix! It's silly, but it's an easy watch, perfect for winding down!

    Excited for you on your birthday trip :) You are going to have the best time!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  7. So excited for you for your birthday trip! Also, love that top you scored at the APS! (: Happy Friday girl!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  8. I'm so glad you were able to snag a pretty pink Elsa top! Those are my absolute favorites, they're so versatile!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  9. You are so cute!! You scored some goodies!!!

  10. That pool day looks like so much fun! I'm glad you got some great stuff!

  11. Loved reading this! I'm looking for a new Netflix show so I will definitely check out Parks and Rec!

    The Blush Blonde

  12. Those PJ pants are sooo cute! I don't blame you for not being able to resist. Can't wait to see where you end up going for your birthday!


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