Southern Belle in Training

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

August 2, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

{I've had to work several radio events over the past few weeks at a lakefront bar in Burlington, and this is a view that I get to pass each time I'm there! How pretty right? Follow me on social media @miss_alk!}

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  • Despacitoooo: When I first heard Despacito this spring, I absolutely loved it. Latin pop is one of my favorite types of music, and I was so excited that a hot new Latin song was hitting the Top 40 charts just in time for summer. However, working in Top 40 radio and having to hear the song at least once an hour for the past few months.... I now have a different opinion of it! Haha. I have been really enjoying all of the funny Despacito parody videos on Facebook that have been popping up lately. I think this one might be my favorite, because it also samples one of my favorite cartoons! 
  • Clippy is Back: Who else remembers Clippy, the famous Microsoft Word paper clip who would watch you work on documents back in the early 2000s days of Word? (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, Clippy has its own Wikipedia page here.) When my family got our first computer when I was in elementary school, I used to love writing short stories, poems, and even little newsletters in Microsoft Word (I guess I was always born to be a blogger!). Of course, getting to see Clippy was one of my favorite parts of using Word! Anyways, I recently found a Google Chrome plugin that will bring Clippy to your Chrome browser. The second that I found out about this, I downloaded it, and it was quite possible the best thing I've ever done for my computer. Now a new and improved cute little Clippy is there on the side of my page whenever I'm using Chrome, and it honestly makes my day! Here is the plugin if you want to use it also!

  • I have a love/hate relationship with department stores. They're great since they carry many good brands and a large variety of items and many departments... but sometimes if you walk into a department store you walk out buying more than intended. I was guilty of that this week! I walked into one here in Burlington to buy a strapless bra... and walked out with that and sheets? But they were on sale and the cutest sheets I had ever seen in my life, so I couldn't say no! I shared a picture of them on my Instagram and y'all seemed to agree! They come in all bed sizes and a variety of fun patterns. Get 'em while they're still on sale!!
  • I also did buy a strapless bra as intended, and I love the one that I purchased! Since well, forever.... I've been very loyal to Victoria's Secret for all undergarment purchases. But I think I like this strapless bra way better than any of my VS ones, and it was bout $20 cheaper too! 

  • The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends next week, so take advantage of the deals while you still can! I just love these Tory Burch flats that are included in the sale... I have a feeling that next year I'll be buying a new pair of Tory Burch shoes again!
  • This is such a classic summer dress! It would be perfect to wear all throughout August before the cool weather arrives.
  • Out of all the Kendra Scott jewelry that I own, I wear my bracelets the most. Seriously- I wear them to work almost everyday as they match so many outfits! This is a newer bracelet style from Kendra Scott but I just love it- how beautiful right?
  • When we have events for work, all staff at our radio stations have to wear polos with the station logos on them. I like the try and dress them up a bit, and I also get cold easily, so I've been pairing my work polos with different colored cardigans. I've started realizing recently that my cardigans could probably use some refreshing as I've had some of them for many years! This is one of my favorite cardigans as I already own it, and it's back for this summer in new colors!

      Hope that you're having a great week! Tomorrow on the blog I'll be sharing a "24 Hours in Montreal" travel guide, so stay tuned! 😊

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)


  1. Oh my gosh so fun about Clippy! Also I'm sick of Despacito, but can't help myself from dancing as soon as it plays haha!


  2. What a beautiful view! I love Despacito too! :)

    Carrie |

  3. I love Despacito too!! ;) Those Tory flats are a great investment, I've had mine for YEARS!

  4. to be honest I actually hate despactio its so annoying lol!!! its on the radio way to much.

  5. The Nordstrom sale is so good this year- I can't stop buying!!

  6. The sale was so good this year. I wanted so many things haha.

  7. Girl, i'm with you! I have such a love hate relationship with department stores! I need to check out the funny despacito videos stat!!

  8. Awesome view! I will definitely check our Clippy.

  9. How fun about Clippy. I'll definitely have to check it out. And those sheets were too cute!

  10. I am also horrible in department stores and just have to buy everything online now haha. I will literally walk out with everything I didn't walk in for! Can't wait to read about your Montreal adventure!

  11. CLIPPY! Omg I need to download him too. Brings back so many memories of sitting at my old Gateway computer haha

    Kayla |

  12. Oh, Clippy! That's hilarious. I'm fairly certain that I still have not even heard Despacito. And I am fine with that!

    Molly |

  13. Omg need Clippy bag in my life! Thank you for bringing him back! haha!


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