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September 11, 2019

Midweek Ramblings.

{One of my purchases in-store for the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! Follow me on social media @miss_alk}

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  • Great birthday weekend: I had the best birthday week/weekend last week to kick of 25! I decided I'm going to do a full recap post about how I celebrated tomorrow on the blog, instead of making today's post too lengthy about that. 😊Thanks though to all of you who sent birthday wishes!
  • Two hit wonders: If you're a fellow 90s/early 2000s music and pop culture fan like I am, you'll love this two-hit wonder quiz from Buzzfeed! I was so proud that I only got one question wrong! (And in my defense that question was about rock bands haha.)
  • Cutest photo ever: Have you seen the viral photo yet of the squirrel stopping to smell a flower? I guarantee it'll make your day if you haven't- so cute! 

Weekend recaps:
  • Last weekend: My birthday was on Friday! I celebrated by getting my hair done right after work, and then had a birthday party with friends in the evening- I'll share more about that in tomorrow's post! For the rest of the weekend, my roommate and I spent a lot of time unpacking and decorating our apartment. We got art on the walls in the living and dining room, and spent a lot of Sunday afternoon building a large pantry cabinet! This was also my 4th or 5th Sunday attending what I think will be my new church home.
  • This weekend: I'll be in Richmond Friday after work for a fun blog project! Saturday I'm planning to help out with a service project with friends from my former church. And Sunday after church I'm planning to help a friend out with some photography at her job- I love any chance to be behind the camera. 

Purchases: Spoiler alert - lots of After Party Sale damage!
  • I bought this shift dress in-store at Lilly during the sale preview on Saturday. 
  • I have a few pairs of Luxletic leggings that I LOVE, so I've been really wanting to try a Luxletic sports bra. Picked one up in the online sale on Monday!
  • I tried this fun dress on in-store over the weekend but my size wasn't in stock, so I ordered the correct size online Monday! 
  • Another thing I got at the in-store preview was this hat in Sink or Swim.
  • And finally- my favorite Lilly dress of 2019 got added into the online sale yesterday! I bought it within five minutes of seeing it!

  • Lots of Fall Amazon picks right now!! First and foremost- THESE BOOTS! I've been wanting a pair of boots like this for awhile, and the price is right on these. 
  • This moto jacket comes in multiple colors, and reminds me of the styles that are in the NSale most years. But this one is definitely a better deal! 
  • This one shoulder dress would be perfect for semi-formal fall occasions, and it's under $40!
  • Two words: flamingo pajamas!! These are darling and such a good price, and they also come in a variety of other prints. 

Currently reading: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Recipe of the week: My roommate ordered this new standalone pantry cabinet for our kitchen- it still needs to be attached to the wall before we can start filling it and organize our food. Because of that hold up, right now the kitchen is a MESS with pantry items all over every single counter space... so still no cooking for me! There's no place right now to cook. 😂I'm getting so sick of frozen meals and ready to make new recipes again- next week!

Song of the week: How Do You Sleep by Sam Smith

Favorite blog posts of the week:
  • A Mix of Min - I've been following Mindy for years (before she got engaged!), and I loved reading her second year wedding anniversary blog post. 
  • Carolina Charm - Christina shared her design plans for her daughter's bedroom. OMG this room is stunning!! I'm 25 and I want this room, haha.
  • Crafty Teacher Lady - Kelly-Anne continued sharing her love story- this was the blog post that shared how she and her husband got engaged! 

On the blog this week:

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese



  1. Love the dress!! It fits you perfectly and beautiful colors!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  2. OMG I just did that quiz and did awful hahaha! I am so excited to hear more about your b-day! Love this Lilly dress too.


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