Southern Belle in Training

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

May 10, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

{A snap from another hike with my coworkers from last weekend!! It was 40 degrees and sleeting a little bit when this photo was taken... ah, Vermont spring! Haha. Follow me on social media @miss_alk!}

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  • Being a bookworm: I grew up as a total bookworm. (The Babysitters Club books were literally an addiction for me when I was little... my parents used to have to take them away from me sometimes because I would be reading 24/7 when I was supposed to be doing other school work or other responsibilities, haha!) And in high school, reading was an escape for me during some difficult times. But once I was in college, reading for fun is something that stopped for me. Between homework and textbook reading, plus all the things that I was involved in at school AND working part time AND running a blog, there was literally no time to read for fun! Any other college students relate? But now that school is finally done, reading can be a regular occurrence again and I'm so excited!! I got my local library card here in Vermont last week and got a little overenthusiastic and checked out five books. I'm not sure yet if my work schedule accommodates that much reading, but hopefully I can get through two or three of them before they're due! Have y'all read anything good lately?
  • First radio events: I had a really busy weekend with work!! A big part of radio are live events and/or broadcasts, which are called "remotes" in radio language.  This weekend I had my first remotes. Typically there's not more than one in a weekend, but my station had a whopping three remotes this weekend, and I got to work at my first one on Sunday. That was in addition to my normal weekend on-air shifts! Despite the weather being less than stellar (rainy + cold = not ideal for outdoor remotes at community events), it was still a very fun weekend! My job is very demanding hours wise for sure, but it helps the time to pass by quickly where I am new to the Burlington area and still don't know a lot of people yet. I'm in the works right now of figuring out a blog post series for sharing more about my job here on the blog!

  • As I shared in last week's post, I'm doing a shopping fast this month! I'll be sharing the reasons behind that in tomorrow's post.
  • However despite the shopping fast, in last week's post I shared that there were some affordable and super cute sunglasses that I was worried would sell out before my shopping fast was done. Well- I was right! They were already gone this week. So I did order this week a similar pair... I didn't want them all to sell out and these will be a summer staple!

  • I'm a sucker for anything Tiffany blue. It's my favorite color not only because it's pretty, but also because I dream someday that a special guy in my life will buy me something that comes in one of those iconic little blue boxes... ah! A girl can dream! Anyways, this dress is that gorgeous iconic shade of blue and so lovely for summer. 
  • I shared a couple weeks ago that I bought a new Macbook case on Etsy. But this one just came up on my Etsy homepage as a suggested purchase and OMG. Where was this a few weeks ago?! PRETTIEST thing I've ever seen to cover a piece of technology! 
  • This chic jumpsuit would be great for a night out on the town this spring, and it's on sale online right now! 
  • One of my favorite bible verses can be found on this cute graphic t-shirt! It's under $10 and would add a touch of inspiration and positivity to a casual or athleisure look! 
  • These cute workout leggings are under $15- what an amazing bargain!
  • This last item is a TOTAL wishlist pick.... priced at over $2,000, this will forever be a dream dress and not a reality purchase item!! But how beautiful is this spring dress?! I think it looks so high fashion, and I hope to find some dupe versions for it soon.

On the blog in the last week:

     Thanks so much as always for reading Midweek Ramblings! These posts while simple, are some of my favorite to write for y'all each week. I really do love having this little time of the week to share the small things happening in my life outside of the blog, and a place to gush over the products that I'm loving and lusting on at the moment. 😊

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese (or Chalotte XO on the radio!)


  1. Your week sounds really exciting! I was a big bookworm too... I used to always have two books that I was reading, and I would stash one under my little sister's crib and read by her nightlight after my dad came in and took my book away so I would sleep!
    Love that tee, it's one of my fave verses as well!

  2. Well your job sounds very exciting and it sounds like you are needed rest after these remotes!

  3. Oh my gosh, such a cool idea for a blog post! It's so simple yet effective to building community with your readers. Best of luck with your shopping fast, you have some serious dedication girl! Haha. :)

  4. oh going to check out the 4 places in rome from the Lizzie McGuire movie post now!

  5. Wow, I hope your first remotes experience went well! You're in such a cool field, I would love to know more about it!

  6. Yay for being a bookworm...I used to get grounded from reading as a kid! I didn't read for fun much in college (it's difficult to with a busy schedule) but have found it much easier to read since graduating. I'm also a sucker for anything Tiffany's blue, what girl's heart doesn't skip a beat when she sees that little blue box?

  7. Okay, I am really excited for you that you'll have some more time to get some fun reading in. I feel like every other post I see now a days is a "currently reading" list, which I love because it gets me motivated and excited to get back on my reading game. You need to get a Goodreads account and then we can share book suggestions ;)

  8. Who doesn't want a Tiffany's box!!!

  9. I'm a huge bookworm too! I try to read every nightbefore bed.

  10. That Macbook cover is AMAZINGGGG

  11. i'm a bookworm too!! i just finished Whatever You Want Me to Be. It was a good one!

  12. I've always been a bookworm and absolutely love it! I'd way rather read than watch tv, and it always puts me in such a good mood. Tiffany blue is one of my favorite colors as well! It was nice learning about you xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  13. Cheers to another bookworm! I feel like they're few and far between. I need to download another book on my Kindle.

  14. Such a cute MacBook case! I might need it!

  15. I loveeeed the babysitters club!! and that macbook case is awesome

  16. I am so so with you on the whole no time to read in college situation!! I am trying to get back into reading; but there are so many things on my list that I don't know where to start. I loved this post.


  17. I love that blue maxi! That is such a good shade of blue!

  18. Your week sounds so lovely!!!! you have such an exciting life.

  19. Your job sounds like so much fun! Glad to hear you've had a good week!


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