March 29, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.




{This picture is a snap from dinner out in Charlotte last weekend - had to enjoy at least one more of my favorite milkshakes before the big move! Follow me on social media @miss_alk}


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Ramblings:
  • Packing, packing, and (surprise) more packing: The majority of my first weekend back from Italy was filled with both unpacking my suitcase... and then a whole lot of packing! My moving date is just a week and a half away! In college, I was notorious each spring for doing a horrible job packing up my dorm room. My dad always flew down from Maine to help me load up and drive home, and I think each year he was a little more disappointed at how little I had done on my own. #MovingStressesMeOut I'm determined not to be that girl this time around, so pretty much the second that I got home I began packing. I might write a blog post next months about the order that I packed my apartment if y'all would find that helpful? Moving is never fun but I've been sticking to a room by room schedule this time and it seems to be making it a little easier.
  • Learning a foreign language: One of my minors in college was French, and I also studied abroad for part of Summer 2015 in France to continue learning the language. Despite all of that- I'm not fluent, and I haven't looked at any sort of French book in almost two years! My recent travels to Italy reminded me how useful a second language can be, and I hope that living so close to Quebec when I move to Vermont soon might motivate me to re-learn French again. This article that I found this week also got me thinking about foreign language learning!
  • Wedding Bells: Another reason that I've been on such a packing fury for the earlier part of this week is because this weekend I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding for the first time! My sorority sister Perrin is getting married here in Charlotte, and I'm so excited. Wedding festivities begin for the bridal party tomorrow! A lot of my good friends from college are attending the wedding, so I can't wait to have one last night with everyone before I move! 
  • Testing Beauty Products: I've also received some fun PR beauty packages lately, so I've been testing lots of new makeup this week! Would y'all like to see a blog post review of everything soon?

Purchases:
  • Another purchase from Italy was this adorable (and very affordable!) off the shoulder dress. I just shot pictures for it so it should be on the blog within the next few weeks! 
  • I also purchased a darling blush moto jacket from Zara while in Italy. This one is similar!

Wishlist:
  • I have so many trinket trays and ring holders and REALLY don't need another one...but how cute is this one! These also make such great gift items!
  • Since I'll be starting work soon I'm on the hunt for a great work tote. To start off I'll probably use a bag I already have, but how chic is this one
  • I'm debating ordering some wall art for my new apartment to reflect my love for North Carolina. Maybe something like this print


     What are your plans for this weekend? I hope that you have something fun and exciting going on! 😊 Thanks so much as always for reading, and stay tuned on Friday for a fun beauty post.



     God Bless,


     xoxo Annaliese


15 comments:

  1. Okay, I am OBSESSED with that outfit! I need a new pair of jeans like that!

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  2. I just got some new wall art too to refresh for spring, so much fun! I love that dress you got in Italy - is it just me or is Zara SO much better in Europe?! Haha!

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  3. I would love to see the goodies you got in PR! Those are my favorite kind of posts :)

    xoxo, SS


    Southern And Style

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  4. Yay so exciting that the move is so close. Love that Tory bag! My first work tote was Tory as well.

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  5. I seriously don't need any more trinkets, but that dish is ADORABLE!

    Alix | www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

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  6. So many exciting things going on right now! Have so much fun at the wedding!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  7. LOVE that sweater!!! Jojo from the bachelorette has a bunch of them and I can't get enough! but i would never have anywhere to wear it :-( too hot in FL

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  8. Love the picture! :) I wish I could be packing.. it's so fun xD

    http://thesofieyahdiaries.com/lifestyle/making-the-most-of-college

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  9. I love the color of your sweater! I've moved so many times in the last four years - it really is exhausting!

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  10. We just got finished with moving, and while we aren't all unpacked, I'm so happy we are in our house finally!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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  11. It sounds like you are having a great time! Btw love that tote!

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  12. Have a great time at the wedding! I've never been a bridesmaid, just a bride!

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  13. Good luck with all of your packing-I know it can be such a mess. Have fun being a bridesmaid this weekend, seriously SO exciting!

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  14. I would love to see more about the moving process! Can't wait to see you this weekend!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  15. You look amazing as always! I can't believe it's almost time for you to move! I can only imagine how hard your goodbyes are gonna be this time! Hope the wedding was amazing!!

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