Southern Belle in Training

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

March 8, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

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  • Thank YOU! Thank you all so much for sharing in my joy in Monday's big announcement blog post! I don't think that I've ever had such happy news to share on my blog, and reading all of y'all's kind comments and social media messages just made it even more special for me. My life is about to change in such a major way, and I couldn't be happier to have all of you along for the ride. In case you missed it: check out the post here
  • The importance of an emergency fund: This isn't a very exciting rambling, but it's a "real life one" and important to share. Since I'll soon be driving back up the East Coast for my big move, I brought my car in for an oil change this week. Well- it ended up being that I actually need a lot more car maintenance than just an oil change before being able to make such a big drive... like several hundred dollars worth! Thankfully, since my New Year's resolution for 2016 was to build up an emergency savings account, I will be able to pay off all of these unexpected expenses without worrying. I can't stress enough how important it is to have an emergency fund! My car has been running completely fine so I didn't even know that it had some internal issues. 
  • And we're off! And back to exciting news- my mom and I are headed off on the trip of a lifetime tomorrow! I am so excited to be going someplace new and exciting to celebrate the end of broadcasting school, to spend some time with my mom, and to enjoy a few adventures before the big move. Follow me on social media @miss_alk to keep up with our adventures! I do have a few blog posts prescheduled for the time that I'm away, so stay tuned for those as well.

  • This darling weekender bag will be accompanying me on my upcoming big trip, and how cute is it?! It's also under $40 and comes in a ton of fun prints! 
  • I tried to pack mostly practical fashion pieces for this trip, so that I can make a lot of outfits out of the same things and save luggage space. But I couldn't resist bringing one very fun and girly outfit (I am a fashion blogger after all!), and I found the most darling floral midi skirt that I knew I had to get for this trip! The one I purchased isn't online, but this one is very similar

  • I finally tried on a pair of these jeans that everyone in the blogging world goes nuts over at Nordstrom a couple weeks ago... I finally understand the hype! They're so comfortable! A little bit out of my budget with all of the moving expenses coming up in the next month.... but maybe they'll be a present to myself with my first big-girl job paycheck? 
  • Really hoping this set will be in this summer's After Party Sale... how adorable is this?! I saw in on a mannequin at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte and fell in love!

    I don't really have a specific question for y'all to conclude this post this week, but tell me something fun going on in your life!! I'd love to hear! 

     xoxo Annaliese 


  1. You're going to have such a great trip with your Mom, I can't wait to follow along!

  2. those jeans are so cute! also v intrigued by whatever dish you are eating, it looks delish x

  3. Have fun on your trip with your mom!! Also, cudos for you for having an emergency fund. My dad always drilled it in my head the importance of having one just for a rainy day. So important! haha

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  4. Emergency funds are so important. It's crucial to be prepared for any situation and as they say, it's better to be safe than sorry.

  5. Totally agree with the emergency fun! they are so clutch! have fun with mamadukes!

  6. Oh, where in the east coast are you moving too? Like what state xD

  7. My emergency fund has been such a lifesaver! Have fun on your trip lady.

  8. Congrats again on your new job! So exciting!
    -Anna |

  9. That weekender bag is so cute! Love all the different prints.

    Alix |

  10. Have such a great trip with your mom! Can't wait to follow along on IG!

    Greta |

  11. I missed your big announcement so I just read it! Congratulations on the job and moving back up to New England - I know you'll do amazing!

  12. I love that Lilly set! It is so you :) So happy that your big announcement is public. I am SO proud of you! 2017 is YOUR year!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  13. Emergency funds are so important! Reading your moment made me realize how much I want to grow mine!

  14. Ah, am I the only one that wants to know where you're going on your trip?! Did I miss it in an earlier post?

  15. I love these posts of yours! Our emergency fund is slowly making its way back to where it was before we moved and it's the best feeling. Thank God you had it! Still super excited for your new job!


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