Southern Belle in Training

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

April 19, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

{A look at my Easter outfit from this past Sunday- lots of Lilly! Follow me on social media @miss_alk}


  • The new job: So excited to tell y'all that week one at my job has been going VERY well! I have the nicest co-workers, and they have all been so welcoming to be this week. I am learning so much about radio, and also getting to use many of the skills that I learned in both my college internships and at broadcasting school! It's been a great week and I can't wait to see what's to come. This week I didn't do my live show as I'm still learning all of my station's equipment, but I will be live during weekday middays NEXT WEEK! I'll share more details for how to tune in soon here on the blog for those interested.
  • Adulting adjustment: While my job has been going very well and I have no complaints there, I have found there has been some adjustment needed to getting used to both such a big move and also working full time! Each day I've been coming home feeling quite tired after learning lots of new information at work, so I still have boxes left to be unpacked, and many of the awful #adulting errands related to my move still need to be tackled. I'm giving myself a deadline of May 12th to feel completely moved into my apartment and into my new schedule- that's exactly one month after I moved here! 
  • Weekly schedule: I recently found this old blog post from one of my favorite bloggers, Katey from Chronicles of Frivolity. She talks about the importance of creating a weekly schedule for time off from work to help fight being unproductive. I love this idea and really want to do this soon, once I feel a bit more settled. 
  • GIVEAWAY! There is a giveaway up on my Instagram right now! You could win a $50 gift card to Charming Charlie, courtesy of them! Enter on this post, and the giveaway runs through 4/24/17.


  • Real moving talk here... I had the unfortunate experience of learning this week that Vermont DMV fees are wayyy higher than North Carolina's... so that was no fun! My only purchase for the week was my new license and license plates. 😓 #budgetprobs

  • I may not have any fun purchases for the week but I do have a fun wishlist! It's no secret that I love the color bright coral... I've worn a couple of formal dresses in this hue, and it's a color that I just generally always find my way back to. This ruffle sleeve top comes in three colors (I linked the shade I love) and I love the sleeve details! 
  • With summer on its way, I'm on the hunt for more pairs of cute shorts. These shorts are amazingly under $20 and have the most adorable scallop and bow detailing! 
  • It's only day three of my new job, and I'm still trying to figure out what exactly my dress code for work will be. The nice thing about radio is there isn't really a dress code, but that's also a downside because it can be hard to set my own dress code and be dressing up one day and then bumming it down the next. The way that I'm leaning towards dressing for my job most days is wearing a nice blouse and jeans- a casual but still put together look. This blouse would be ideal for the work look that I'm going for!
  •  I think I posted a few months back in one of these posts that I am in need of a new laptop skin or case. I've been browsing around at them again and I think this one might be my treat to myself with my first paycheck- my computer definitely needs it!

     I hope that y'all are having a great week as well! 

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese 


  1. Girl I totally get the adulting thing! The one thing that helped me was not sitting down when I got home, and making myself do chores/tasks for at least 30 minutes before relaxing. I've read (and experienced) that it takes 3 months for your body to adjust to your new work schedule (which seems like forever but honestly it goes by SO fast). Routine is the best way to help, which is at least what I've found. Can't wait to hear more about your life in Vermont!

  2. #budgetprobs .... now, that's something I can relate too haha. Hopefully, you'll be able to treat yourself to one of your wish list items soon!


  3. I feel you on the adulting struggle. I don't think we'll ever be done unpacking and running errands haha happy the job is going well!

  4. So happy to hear that your new job is going well! Good luck with the #adulting!

  5. What a cute dress! I absolutely love the color - perfect for spring!

  6. Love your Easter look! I'm also glad to hear your new job is going so well!!

    The Blush Blonde

  7. Love your Easter look! Also glad to hear that your job is going great!

  8. Your Easter outfit is so pretty, such a fab color on you!

  9. Oh, congratulations on your new job going well!! And the picture looks so pretty <3

  10. Congrats on the new job girl! :) I agree with the dress code thing. It makes it hard to decide how to dress. My work also has a non-existant dress code. I take full advantage and wear jeans every day haha.

  11. So great to hear that you are loving your job! Prayers for a continued smooth transition!

  12. Congrats on your new job girly!!! so glad your life is taking off.

  13. So many fun things for you, I hope better shopping will be in your future!

  14. So good to hear that you're loving your job! I totally feel you on the adulting part. I feel so exhausted after getting home from work sometimes. It's nice to just decompress and relax after a long day.


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