Southern Belle in Training

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August 9, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

{Enjoying a drink after a recent work event at one of Burlington's lakefront bars!}

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  • Morning Show Fun: This week I have been filling in all week on the morning show for the radio station that I work for on Saturdays, Star 92.9! Mary of Mike and Mary in the Morning has been on vacation, so I was filling in for her this week, which has been such great radio experience! Mike is such a fun morning radio host, and I've been learning a lot from working with him. It's been a bit of an adjustment to go back to waking up at 3:30 am again (like I did this winter for my morning radio internship), but worth it. If you want to listen to tomorrow or Friday, we're on from 5-9 am EST and you can listen on! 
  • Podcasts Lately: I haven't found any new podcasts that I've loved quite as much as Missing Richard Simmons or Serial's first season, but there are two that I've been listening to lately off and on! Up and Vanished was recommended to me by a lot of friends, and I've been slowly making my way through it. I think the story is a bit more confusing than that of Serial, so I can't listen to as many episodes as quickly. But I'm still sticking with it! (It's also a crime mystery podcast.) I've also been starting to listen to lifestyle blogger Lauryn Evarts and her husband Michael Bosstick's podcast The Skinny Confidential: Him and Her. Their podcast is pretty open and uncensored, but overall is pretty funny, and they have some entertaining interview guests on it! 
  • Delicious Thai Food: Not a super exciting rambling, but I tried a new Thai restaurant for dinner this week with some new friends from church. It was wonderful!! I don't eat out very much anymore to try and save money, but Burlington and its surrounding towns have a lots of good local restaurants, so I want to start trying more. Thai food is always a win- I think I'll have to take my dad to this place when he visits again in a few weeks!

  • I bought the cutest romper this week! I don't wear a ton of rompers... mainly because I think a lot of them are really skimpy, and kind of inappropriate to wear for anything other than a tropical vacation or a night out. But this one is both comfortable, breathable, and not too tiny on! And it was on sale, so a win-win. The color I bought it in is sold out online, but it is still available in another color!

  • Thinking towards fall fashion, I really need a new pair of booties! I had a pair of fringe booties that I wore to the ground for the past two seasons, and I finally had to bid them goodbye before my move. I have my eye on these- they're pretty cute. 
  • This fun statement top which would be cute for a girls' night out!
  • This bracelet looks perfect for layering in fall stacks.
  • A cute little wristlet that's on sale!

On the blog this week:

     Thanks as always for reading - happy Wednesday! Tomorrow I'm sharing my second post-move update about life in Vermont. You can check out the first one from June here!

     God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)


  1. Love hearing about your week! That romper you bought is super cute too!

    Jennifer Ashley //

  2. I am OBSESSED with Thai food right now.

    Rae ||

  3. Those booties on your wishlist are so cute!

  4. Thai food is my favorite!! I'm glad you found some. I really want to listen to Missing Richard Simmons!

  5. So cool that you've been filling in on the morning radio!

  6. I think if you find the right thai food, it's totally going to rock your world! Also, you should listen to TED X podcast series, as well as Unqualified by Anna Faris <3

  7. i couldn't get into the skinny confidentials! I think its too beauty focused for me (at least the episodes I listened to)

  8. I love the pieces on your wishlist! Those booties are so cute for fall!

  9. Thai food is so GOOD! So exciting how you've been filling in for the morningi show on your radio show!

  10. I started listening to The Skinny Confidential while walking my dog this am. I loved he episode about Thr Art of Not Giving a F*ck!! So good. I've read the beginning of the book & it's incredible!!

  11. The only podcasts I religiously listen to now is My Favorite Murder, Lore and Myths and Legends! I'm soooo excited for fall fashions!

  12. I'm always looking for new podcasts! I'm currently addicted to Lore, if you like "scary" stories. I find it so interesting!

    Molly ||

  13. Sounds like a great week! I've really been considering listening to podcasts, so I'm totally down for any recommendations.

  14. Girl get those booties! They are way to cute!


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