Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Charlottesville, VA

November 28, 2019

Black Friday 2019: HUGE Sale List + What I'm Buying!

     Happy Thanksgiving!! I had thought I'd be finishing this post this evening and getting it up for you tomorrow bright and early, but due to some changes in my travel plans it's actually getting up now. Early shopping anyone? 😉


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November 27, 2019

What I Wore to Work: November 2019.

     It's the day before Thanksgiving- we've almost made it through this half week! Or if you happen to have the whole week off from work, I hope you're enjoying some rest and vacation already! 😊 Normally I share Midweek Ramblings posts on Wednesdays, but I wanted to be sure to get my November work wear on the blog before Thanksgiving and the start of December, so that's what I'm sharing today. October was still a pretty warm month in Charlottesville, so I feel like this was the first month that I truly dove into all fall fashion with my work outfits! 

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November 25, 2019

Holiday Party Season Ready with Babbleboxx!

     Today's post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!

     Eeeek- it's almost holiday party season! Definitely one of the best parts about this time of year. As excited as I am for a few days off for Thanksgiving this week, knowing that holiday parties are coming up in December is already making me excited for what's ahead! My company actually hasn't picked the date or location for our annual party yet, but I'm already excited to know when and where so I can start outfit planning. I know that I'll have at least a few other get-togethers with friends too!  

     Babbleboxx recently gifted me with this fun Party Me Pretty box, filled with essentials that would get any girl holiday party ready. Some of these products have already become my new favorites for the season ahead!! I can't wait to share everything with you. 


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November 21, 2019

Neutral Thanksgiving Outfit + My Thanksgiving Plans!

     In the spirit of November, let's chat Thanksgiving! I think this outfit would be perfect to wear for a Thanksgiving meal, and there's a high chance I might be wearing something similar next Thursday. I also wanted to share my Thanksgiving plans for this year with y'all, since they changed a few weeks ago!

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November 20, 2019

Midweek Ramblings.


{Spent my Monday afternoon in the best way- winery hopping! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}
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November 18, 2019

GIFT GUIDE: Best Etsy Shops to Buy From.

     Kicking off this year's gift guides series with one that I'm especially excited about! Etsy is of course a great place to find really unique gifts that you wouldn't find in typical retailers, and it's a win-win as you're also supporting a small business in the process! However, Etsy can sometimes be kind of hit or miss with the customer service policies of a specific shop. Especially if it's a newer shop or one without a lot of reviews yet, you might not know what to expect!

    For my first gift guide of 2019, I'm sharing some fun Etsy shop items that I personally own, or have gifted to others for holidays past! 


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November 14, 2019

How Jazzercise is Helping Me Staying Fit When Traveling.

     Today's blog post is sponsored by Jazzercise. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!     

Over the past year, I've enjoyed developing a fitness routine and prioritizing it in my weekly schedule. The one area that I was struggling with though was staying motivated with working out when I travel. I'm a huge enthusiast of weekend trips- so I'm usually out of town about one weekend a month (sometimes more!). Thanks to Jazzercise On Demand, it's now much easier for me to keep up with fitness when I'm on the go, and I can't wait to share more about it with you today!

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November 13, 2019

Midweek Ramblings.



{Got my hair done this week at Rituals Salon and Spa! My dress can be found here- use code alk315 for 15% off! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}
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November 12, 2019

Virginia Winery Review: 12 Ridges Vineyard.

     12 Ridges is a brand new Virginia vineyard that opened less than three months ago! It is one of the most unique ones that I've yet to visit, and I am already dreaming about my next visit back. I'm excited to share more about the perfect fall afternoon I had at 12 Ridges today!

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November 11, 2019

Why I Don't Use Instagram on Sundays.

     Confession time: I've been taking a weekly break from Instagram for the last year and a half or so, and it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made! 

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November 7, 2019

You Need This Chinoiserie Dress!

      Ever since I got this dress in the mail a few weeks ago, I have been dying to share it with y'all on the blog! The price point on it is amazing, and I am obsessed with the print of the fabric. Blue and white always makes for a classic outfit!

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November 6, 2019

Midweek Ramblings.



{Hiking at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina this past weekend with my friend Liane! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}
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November 4, 2019

Indoor Activities I Love in Fall/Winter.

     This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias #FallForBenefitsTea

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