Southern Belle in Training

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

October 11, 2017

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

Colchester Causeway Lake Champlain

{Views from one of my weekly walks by Lake Champlain! Follow me on social media @miss_alk.} 

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  • Loving rainy Mondays: This is such a weird rambling- but I realized this week how much I love rainy Mondays!! There's something about the weather being crappy on the start of the work week after really nice weather over the weekend that just makes me want to focus so much more on work and being productive.  Also - some of you might remember that I had to work Saturdays and Sundays for my first four months at my job, and Mondays used to be my day off. I swear- it used to rain SO often on Mondays! I had maybe three nice days off in four months. Anyways- now that I do work on Mondays, I always smile to myself when it rains and am thankful that I had the day before off instead! 😉 Also... not sure why so many Mondays have been rainy since I moved to Vermont, but I don't hate it. Rain is always better than snow! 
  • Best new podcast: I've been getting more and more into podcasts lately. I'll try and share a blog post soon with my favorites! There's a lot that I keep up with sporadically, but it's rare that I find one that I categorize as a "drop everything must binge listen now." Well- I found one like that over this weekend! It's called Dirty John, and is produced by The Los Angeles Times. If you liked Serial, you will LOVE this podcast! I don't want to spoil any of it, so all I'll say is that a middle aged woman meets a man online on a dating website... and he isn't everything he seems. Listen to this now- I think this is going to be the next big thing in podcasts! 
  • Fall TV update: My last favorite Fall TV show premieres this Friday night- Jane the Virgin Season Four on the CW! (The CW did all of their premieres this week.) So far Fall TV has been just as great as I anticipated, and I'm really enjoying all of my favorite shows and new ones! If you missed my 2017 Fall TV Guide post- check it out here


  • Another flight! So excited to have TWO trips to look forward to this holiday season! While my New Years' trip will be a personal one to visit a high school friend... this December trip is one that is especially exciting for Southern Belle in Training. 😉 That's all I'm going to say for now, but I'm super excited!
  • So I actually was a terrible person and accidentally lost my main credit card last week... thankfully I reported it before any fraud happened, but this is the card that I do most shopping/weekly purchases on, so no shopping for me this week! 


  • Okay I think every blogger and their mother had this dress in the tank version... which honestly I wasn't as crazy about. But I think the long sleeve version is cuter, and also way more practical for Vermont winter! I can totally see myself wearing this with boots, tights, and a vest.
  • This sweater screams "Casual Friday" at work! 
  • Since I lost my credit card last week, of course I've been unfairly blaming it on my wallet and thinking I need a new one! (Even though it totally wasn't my wallet's fault...) How cute is this one though? 
  • This dress is just GORGEOUS! I think it could say anything from "job interview" to "date night!"

On the blog this week:

     Thanks so much as always for reading, enjoy the rest of the week!

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese


  1. That podcast sounds amazing!! I'll definitely have to give it a listen :)


  2. Oooh I'm going to have to check out that podcast. As if I needed to add another one to the list!

  3. I don't particularly mind rainy mondays either, although I much prefer a sunny weekend whenever possible. Can't wait to hear more about your upcoming trips! So exciting!

  4. ahhh i am actually watching ellen and jane from jane the virgin is on! Ioveee that all our shows are coming back!

  5. I want to know where you're going in Decemeber!! Tell me!!

  6. I have never seen Jane the Virgin. I do need a new to show to watch though. :)

  7. ugh! I love that sweater, I need it for Fall!

  8. I keep hearing about Dirty John! Just added it to my podcast queue :)

  9. Can't wait to hear about your travels! Also excited for a few new shows coming out soon!

  10. I love podcasts and am always searching for a new one! I'm definitely going to check out Dirty John!

  11. I love fall's seriously the best!!
    I'm so glad there was no fraud with your card...I'm so careful with my cards and my husband is so not...always gives me a mini heart attack when he can't find it.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  12. Will def have to listen to that podcast, I've been really into them lately!

  13. Thank goodness for catching that you lost your credit card before anything could happen to it!

  14. Definitely adding that podcast to my playlist! I loveddddd Serial and haven't had luck finding one I like as much yet.

    Kayla |


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