Southern Belle in Training

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

October 31, 2020

Easy DIY Halloween Costume: Genie in a Bottle!

     "If you wanna be with me, Baby there's a price to pay, I'm a Genie in a Bottle..." There's been a lot of things cancelled in 2020, but Halloween costumes didn't have to be! I'm excited to share the couples' costume that I did this week with my radio co-host Marc: Genie in a (2020 Corona) Bottle


October 30, 2020

What I Wore to Work: October 2020.

     Fall is just flying on by this year, it's already time to share my October work outfits! This month started off chillier than normal, but then we had one last pretty warm week in the middle of the month. I officially switched over my closet and shoes from spring/summer to fall/winter this month, and dare I say I'm actually starting to look forward to wearing sweaters and tights again soon? But for now- enjoy this month's fall looks! All of these are linked on my page as always.


October 29, 2020

Why Sending Cards Means So Much To Me.

      I am excited to be partnering with Hallmark today to share with you why the act of sending a greeting card in the mail means so much to me! I am a huge card enthusiast (and basically have been since I was old enough to write), so this partnership is truly a dream. 


October 28, 2020

Midweek Ramblings.


{A happy selfie after I voted early last week! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk} 

October 26, 2020

My Best & Worst Parts of 2020 + Favorite Fall Dress

      A couple weekends ago, I was doing a patio dinner outdoors with a few friends (something that has still been few and far between for me since March). My friend Lily asked all of us at the dinner if we could reflect and share on what had been the best thing and worst thing about 2020 for us personally. Her question honestly took a little longer to answer than I thought, but I ended up enjoying reflecting on my answer, and also listening to what my friends had to say as well. I asked this same question to all of you on Instagram Stories last week, and I thought it would make a great blog post topic as well!


October 23, 2020

Blogging FAQ: Why I Still Use Blogger Instead of Wordpress.

      Welcome back to Blogging FAQ! Today's blog post is all about why I love using Blogger, which is the Google-owned platform that I have always run this blog on. Hopefully this might be helpful to any of you who are considering starting a blog and looking at different platforms right now!


October 21, 2020

Midweek Ramblings.

{Throwback to hiking a few weeks ago near Winchester, VA! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}


October 19, 2020

10 BEST Drugstore Beauty Buys: Things I Keep Repurchasing.

     I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that drugstore beauty products can be really hit or miss. On one hand, it is so great to find an affordable beauty product that exceeds your expectations and works well the first time your try it for your skin or hair. On the other hand, there can be a lot of flops with cheaper products, and it can be frustrating to keep trying various $5-10 items that don't work- that's when you start thinking maybe it would've been better to just splurge on a prestige brand item that would work the first time. Today, I'm sharing my holy grail favorite 10 drugstore beauty products! These are the affordable favorites that I've fallen in love with using.


October 14, 2020

Midweek Ramblings.

{I made these tasty muffins for a Sunday breakfast treat this weekend- recipe is linked in this post. Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk!}

October 13, 2020

My (Super Early) Current Weekday Morning Routine.

     This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanHealthyBold

     Once people find out that my day job is working as a morning radio host, the follow-up question is almost always, "How do you wake up so early on weekdays?" Fair question! Once people get over their shock at hearing that my alarm goes off at 3:30am five days a week, they're often curious what my weekday morning routine looks like. Do I spend a couple hours before work getting a workout in and cooking a full breakfast? Do I roll out of bed five minutes before I have to leave the house and wear my pajamas to the radio studio? Somewhere in between? I'm breaking it all down today for you, and also talking about some items that make the super early mornings easier, like LISTERINE® Ready! Tabs™ Chewable Tablets!


October 12, 2020

I Found It! (The Perfect Shirtdress, That Is)

     As the title of this blog post says, the hunt is over! I've been searching for a basic but chic shirtdress to have a closet staple for the last two or three years, and I'm so excited to finally share this one with you today.  


October 9, 2020

TRAVEL GUIDE: Weekend in Winchester, VA

      Thrilled today to share the perfect Mid-Atlantic fall weekend destination with you: the charming town of Winchester, Virginia. Located right off Interstate 81, just south of the West Virginia state line, Winchester is somewhere I've passed through more times that I can count. But I had never actually stopped and explored until last month! Spoiler alert: Winchester is a darling town and I wish I'd done a rest stop or two here in years passed, or taken the time to do a full weekend here. Luckily- it was better late than never for me to visit!


October 7, 2020

Midweek Ramblings.


{Sweet Delilah resting and recovering this past weekend! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}

October 5, 2020

Fall Dress in a Sunflower Field 🌻

      No better way to kick off a new week then with a field of sunflowers, right?! 🌻I'll be sharing a full Travel Guide for my recent weekend in Winchester, VA later this week. For now I wanted to give you a little preview in the form of a lot of bold blooms on a cloudy day! 


October 1, 2020

Two Years Since Getting Delilah!

      October 1st, 2018: the day my household grew by four little paws! Two years ago today I became a cat mom and adopted my cat from a local rescue. I don't know her exact birthday, but she is now about four years old. I am celebrating all things Delilah in today's post! 

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