Southern Belle in Training

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

May 24, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

{Enjoying the sunshine during some warm weather here in Burlington last week! Follow me on social media @miss_alk}

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  • I tried several new Pinterest recipes this past week! Two dinner recipes, a breakfast recipe, and a recipe for cookies. I love to cook in my spare time and try new recipes! Back in October I wrote a fun blog post sharing links to a lot of my favorite Pinterest recipes that I had tried and enjoyed. I'm thinking about doing that again soon if y'all would like? 
  • I had my first photoshoot with a new photographer here in Burlington yesterday after work! Since I did over-shot content with Deeana in Charlotte before I moved, and also had lots of content to blog about from my Italy trip, I didn't need to find a photographer up here right after moving. But doing blog photoshoots was a part of my routine that I've really missed! I can't wait to share these new outfits with y'all soon, and I have some fun collaborations coming up in the next month, too. 
  • For some blog post inspiration that I've read over this past week- how gorgeous is McKenna Bleu's home office? Total blogger #goals! I love the bright colors and fun aesthetic of her design style! 


  • I'm almost done with a four week shopping fast! It's gone by a lot quicker than I anticipated. You can read more about why I'm doing that in this blog post.


  • The bride of the wedding that I was in back in April gave all of us bridesmaids super cute matching robes as part of our bridesmaids gifts. I am a total bathrobe aficionado (no seriously- if I'm in my apartment there's a 99% chance I'm in a robe) and since the wedding I've been looking into getting even more robes to add to my already fairly large collection! How pretty are these cute little robes for summer time? They'd make great bridal party gifts, but forgetting that- it would make a great item just to treat yourself with too! 
  • If there's one thing that I love more than bathrobes, it would be mugs. All my fellow single ladies need to get this one!
  • I've featured picks from this brand in my wishlist before. They have such a classy interpretation on the latest trends! This is a beautiful off the shoulder top. Obviously every retailer right now is selling OTS tops- but this one is just so elegant and chic! 
  • I have some fun collaborations coming up soon with this retailer! I can't wait to style the pieces they're sending me for y'all, but in still browsing their website I came across this skirt. OMG. I think I need!! 

On the blog this past week:

     Thanks so much for reading- hope today is a wonderful Wednesday!

     xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)


  1. Really nice ladies tops ... with shorts ... really looking gorgeous in this

  2. I love personalized robes! That was my bridesmaids gift for my bride tribe as well! It was surely a hit!

  3. Can't wait to see your shoots around Burlington! So exciting :)


  4. Thanks girl for the inspiration shout out! :) I love what you have on your wishlist, that pink skirt is so fun!

  5. Oh my gosh I am SO obsessed with McKenna's home office. I also adore lounging at home in a robe, it just feels so luxurious and relaxing. Also that Chicwish skirt is so you, you DO need it! (:

  6. I love light and pretty little robes for summer! So cute and that picture of you is so pretty!

  7. I've been coveting a robe for quite sometime now!

  8. Can't wait to see the photos of the new photographer!!

  9. Can't wait to see what you pick up when you're done with your shopping hiatus!

  10. I would love to see your favorite pinterest recipes!

  11. McKenna's office is STUNNING! love the photo of you in this! It's probably my favorite you've ever shared actually!

  12. Way to go on the shopping cleanse! I've been using Pinterest for new recipes too!

  13. I want Mckenna's office lol. Love how bright and airy it is!


  14. Mckenna's office is so pretty! And I can't wait to see your future posts!

  15. I'm so excited to see your photos in VT!! Also I adore McKenna's office, so stinkin' cute!
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