Southern Belle in Training

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

February 28, 2018

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases + Current Wishlist.

Lilly Pulitzer bathrobe // cute bedroom

{A look at a recent beauty campaign with Aveeno that I did on Instagram last week! Follow me on social media @miss_alk}

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  • God's Plan parody: Drake is my favorite rapper, and my love for him runs pretty deep. Out of all the celebrities out there, he's definitely on my list of Top 5 that I'd love to meet someday! Anyways, naturally I'm obsessed with his new single God's Plan. The music video is absolutely incredible. If you haven't seen it, it features Drake giving away the entire budget for the video through a series of charitable acts in Miami. The Jimmy Kimmel Show made a parody of the video and sent out Jimmy's sidekick Guillermo to do his own "version" of charitable acts... I'll leave it at that! This is SO funny and it's a must watch, especially if you also love the new Drake song and video. 
  • Getting passwords in order: Something that I've needed to do for a long time but have seriously put off doing is getting all of my passwords in order for all sorts of online accounts. Back in the day I used to use the same password for everything from Facebook to online banking... but now in 2018 that is not safe or smart to do! I have tons of different passwords for everything, but the downside of that is I have trouble remembering them... and not just the passwords, but also the usernames and account numbers (for loyalty programs!). This weekend I finally started tackling getting all that information documented. This weekend I focused on travel and went through all of the airline mileage programs I'm a member of, as well as some hotel and travel discount websites like Expedia that I have accounts with. I documented passwords, usernames, and account numbers, so everything is organized and ready for next time I need to travel! I'm hoping to continue with this in weeks to come and tackle some blogging related accounts for password organization and documentation.
  • Newest social media app: There was a lot of buzz in some of the blogging groups that I'm in over the weekend about a brand new social media app called Vero. Vero is saying that it's helping people connect differently than other social media apps, and also sharing that it's algorithm-free (unlike Instagram!). A lot of bloggers made accounts this weekend so I went to make one too. I haven't spent much time exploring how to use it yet as I've had a lot going on- but it looks pretty cool! I like how you can categorize the people you connect with... everything from followers to friends to close friends. Have you heard of Vero or made an account yet?  

Purchases: No exciting purchases to report this week!

  • This chic dress is a little pricy compared to the finds I usually feature here but I absolutely adore the color of it, what a beautiful and unique shade of blue! I could see myself wearing this for so many spring occasions. 
  • I've been really into browsing shorts for spring and summer lately- I even tried some on at a store this weekend! I am obsessed online with this darling pair of scalloped shorts
  • This brand new Lilly dress is giving me all the spring feels... hoping it might be in the next After Party Sale!
  • One of my top pairs of spring go-to shoes last year were my black Nike sneakers. I'd love to get another pair in a different color for this spring - I'm loving these sneakers
  • I might have a use for a cute door hanger decoration like this soon!

Recipe of the week: Penne alla Vodka from America's Test Kitchen. Penne alla Vodka has always been one of my favorite pasta dishes to order in Italian restaurants. I finally tried my first hand at making it myself this past week, and I was really happy with how it came out! This was a great recipe. I didn't have any large bottles of vodka in my apartment, so I went to the liquor store and purchased one of the tiny little bottles (which has like a shot of vodka in it) and it ended up being the perfect amount for the recipe! 

Song of the week: Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) by Enrique Inglesias ft. Ludacris. Okay this definitely isn't a new song by any means... it's a #TBT blast from my high school years! But I remembered this week how much I love this song and how catchy it is. Definitely one of my favorites from Enrique. I've had it on repeat this week!

On the blog this week:

    Enjoy the rest of your week!! Mine has been great so far- I have been eating out more than normal this week with friends- I tried a new restaurant with my friend Ronica and her husband on Monday night, and am looking forward to trying another new-to-me one with some people from my church tomorrow night. 

      God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese 



  1. I love that Lilly dress- I tried it on the other weekend and it fits perfect!

  2. I agree with the above poster - love that Lilly dress! Can never go wrong with bright colors :) When my husband and I got married, we put all of our passwords into a password protected document on our hard drive and it has saved me numerous times!

  3. You have such flawlessly beautiful skin. It is so hard to keep track of every password, and there's a password for everything anymore!! Thank you for always including your wish lists--I always enjoy seeing what is on them.

  4. i basically gave up on vero before the allegations of the CEO came into play, definitely don't think i'm going to be using it seriously hahaha

  5. Your skin looks so soft and pretty! I love Aveeno products. And that Lilly dress is adorable!

  6. I so love that dress! And I can absolutely relate about the password, I used to use the same password to all my online accounts before as its very hard to remember when there's a lot of them, but luckily, I found out about passpack and now I can use different passwords to any accounts without having to memorize them. You may want to check it out :)

  7. Aveeno is one of my favorite skin care products! I feel the same about the passwords, I need to figure out which ones I use for what accounts. I signed up for Vero last week but I have no idea how to work it, so I will have to take a day soon to investigate.

    -Michele Renee

  8. You're making me realize I need to switch up some passwords! I need to get on that ASAP!

    The Blush Blonde


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