Southern Belle in Training

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

February 22, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

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  • Big things coming soon! That's all I can say for right now.... but God is GOOD and BIG CHANGES are happening for me. ☺️ I'll share more as soon as I can!
  • In this week's weird news... I read a lot of entertainment and weird news headlines early on weekdays mornings as apart of the prep work I do for my morning radio internship. This week, one of the weirdest stories that I've read yet while interning came across my computer screen! This Nevada man says that he runs his own mini nation... say what? Read all about it here- this story fascinated me and I had to stop reading it so I could finish my work for the day, haha! 
  • Workshop! This weekend I have the really cool opportunity to teach a Social Media 101 workshop for other students (and even a few staff members) at my broadcasting school! I by no means call myself an expert in blogging or social media and I'm always looking to learn more about these platforms, but as many of my classmates are just beginning their journeys into the social media world, I am so excited to share with them some of the skills that I have picked up over the past few years with running my blog! If you have any links to articles or blog posts with great advice or tips with anything relate to social media, please leave them in a comment on this post or send them my way! I'd love to include a resource list for everyone coming to the workshop. I never thought that I'd have this type of opportunity in broadcasting school, so I'm really excited for it! 


  • The bridesmaids in the wedding that I'm in later this spring have to wear nude pumps with our dresses, and I figured it was time to upgrade to a fresh pair! My previous nude pumps are a few years old, and a shoe like this is such a wardrobe staple. These are the ones I went with- I found them in a department store on sale for 30% off! 
  • My lips have been exceptionally chapped this winter. I deal with chapped lips on the regular, but what I've been experiencing lately is pretty unreal. I've tried just about every variety of Chapstick and a lot of other drugstore lip products, but nothing was helping. While on a Target run, I spotted this lip product in a pharmacy aisle which I hadn't seen before, and I decided to give it a try. Y'ALL. GAME CHANGER. I haven't had chapped lips at all since I started using it a couple weeks ago! It's under $5 and I don't think I'll ever go without it again. 


  • Ugh y'all. Lots on my wishlist right now. This darling dress under $35 and absolutely the prettiest for spring. I might be ordering this ASAP.
  • These pretty floral heels have me dreaming about all of my favorite things about spring (and under $30!)
  • I'm rarely a fan of pleats in clothing pieces but this skirt might be changing my mind about that!
  • This jacket is on sale and I LOVE the green color.

     My question for y'all this week: what are you looking forward to in the month of March? And again- please share any links with me to your favorite social media resources! Have a great Wednesday!

     xoxo Annaliese


  1. Love it all! Congrats on the workshop this weekend - that sounds so exciting! Also, I bookmarked the article you shared to read in full later. Already I'm intrigued (and a bit scared?) haha!

  2. Can't wait to read more about your future plans! Umm sooo cool you're teaching a social media workshop! Get it girl!

  3. 1. love the earrings in your pic. 2. congrats on teaching that 101 class! I'd love that!

  4. Excited for your news :) Congrats, on whatever it is!

  5. Love many of these things! And congrats on your big news (whatever it might be)!


  6. Ahh so excited for you, congrats on the workshop and your big news! Those heels in your wishlist are stunning!

  7. Running your own mini nation sounds exhausting lol! I can barely handle myself!

  8. I love the red and pink combo of your outfit! Super cute!

  9. What a fun opportunity that you get to host a workshop! I hope it goes well!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  10. I am obsessed with that hot pink top! I love how you styled it with a blazer and beautiful earrings:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  11. Congrats on your big news, A- so excited for you!


  12. Congrats on your news and speaking at a presentation! That's so exciting!

  13. So exciting to pick out wedding dresses!


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