Southern Belle in Training

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June 22, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

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  • Father's Day Weekend: Those of you who follow my IG stories know that my dad spent Father's Day Weekend with me here in Vermont! We had a great visit together. He hadn't been up to Vermont other than moving me into my apartment a couple months ago, so he was excited to see more of the Burlington area. He got to come visit me at work, we ate out a lot (which I don't get to do most weeks!), and then I planned a special Father's day surprise for him! My family actually vacationed in Vermont when I was growing up (not near Burlington- the Northeastern part of the state), and I surprised my dad with a day trip to the bed and breakfast and lake that we used to vacation on. It was a special day and brought back a lot of childhood memories- the last time that we were there for vacation was 2003!
  • Boyband: WHO ELSE is way too excited for this new show that premieres on ABC tonight? Boyband is a new reality competition that as you probably guessed from the name... is putting together America's next great boyband! As someone who had one of the best nights of her life seeing the Backstreet Boys in concert a few years ago, and who still mourns the loss of *NSYNC on a daily basis... let's just say I'm pumped for this show!! 

  • I restocked on some of my drugstore beauty essentials this week! This mascara is one of three that I wear everyday- I love the primer on it.
  • I also bought more of my favorite drugstore eyeliner. This one is amazing for the price!

  • A high quality work tote/large purse is starting to become a need and not just a want! I'm really starting to have eyes for this bag. I use a cute tote bag for work currently, but it's a bit flimsy and doesn't have any pockets inside, and it isn't really fitting my needs well.
  • This cute top looks perfect to wear to work at my casual radio office environment! It comes in five colors.
  • A polka dot, monogrammed umbrella for under $30? Say no more! This would also make a great birthday gift!
  • I can never resist anything hot pink, especially not a pretty top
  • Coral is one of my favorite colors to wear in the warmer months, so I was naturally drawn to this skirt

On the blog this week:

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)


  1. I loved seeing your instagram story about surprising your dad-that's seriously one of the cutest Father's Day gifts that I have ever seen anyone do!

    xoxo, SS

  2. Firstly, what a cute outfit! Love the crop top!
    Secondly, I am way too excited to see Boyband! This is going to be a great summer of bad TV!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  3. I've been looking for a new drugstore mascara to try out!! I'll have to look into the one that you bought!
    xo, G

  4. Awe! What you did for your dad is so cute. I also have not heard of that show, Boyband!?!? I have to sneak a peak because I used to be obsesssssed boy bands! xx

  5. The monogrammed umbrella sounds soo cute! I love fun finds like that!

  6. I haven't even heard of the show Boyband! We mostly stream shows on Netflix and YouTube so I'm so out of the loop on cable shows.

  7. I'm excited for BoyBand too haha. Hopefully it's good!

  8. That sounds like an awesome Fathers Day gift! I'm sure your dad loved it!

  9. I love Vermont- it's one of my favorite weekend getwaways! And that monogrammed umbrella is adorable- I can totally justify the purchase because it's technically functional, right?

  10. I haven't seen boyband yet but I have it recorded!! It looks so awesome!!

  11. Oh that outfit is so perfect for a work day!

  12. ohh i hadnt heard about tht show!! It sounds awesome!

  13. Sounds like you had such a lovely Father's Day! A day trip is such a cute gift idea!

  14. Ugh I need a big tote bag, too! We are going to Italy soon, and I know it's a must have for traveling. Some people are having great 4th of July sales!

  15. I haven't heard about that show but I have to check it out! I definitely mourn the loss of NSYNC!!

  16. This outfit is super cute! I just found an adorable office bag from Urban Southern. I got the Franklin Office Tote and it's the best!


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