Southern Belle in Training

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

January 29, 2021

What I Wore To Work: January 2021.

      Here's all of my work outfits from the first month of the year! It has been a snow-less month in Charlottesville, but it has still felt very much like winter. The first half of the month was pretty mild, but the last week or two have been pretty cold. This has been one of the harder months of the pandemic so far for me- between the cold weather making it hard to do safe activities outside, and the steadily rising cases in my area, it's easy to feel discouraged some days. But I'm hanging in there! I hope you are too. 


January 27, 2021

Midweek Ramblings.


{Getting into the early Valentine's spirit this year with these cookies! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}

January 26, 2021

Inspiring Woman Interview: Meet Marie of The Radio Fam

     I'm thrilled to kick off a brand new blog post series on SBIT today! Welcome to my first ever Inspiring Woman interview. I've always enjoyed reading interviews on other blogs- I've found many people to follow that way. It dawned on me near the end of last year that I've been so lucky in recent years to connect with so many women who inspire me: both those in radio and in the blogging and influencer space- my two passions!
      In 2021, I'm hoping to bring you an interview every other month with a woman who inspires me. If these are a success, I'm hoping to do this every month in 2022! I'll be alternating between women in radio and in blogging, and maybe down the road I'll feature women in other industries as well (I'd love to highlight some small business owners!).

     My first Inspiring Woman interview guest is Marie of The Radio Fam. She's the creator and owner of one of the most successful radio industry community accounts on Instagram, @theradiofam. She balances a day job and multiple side hustles, and is a personal branding whiz. Whether you're in radio or not, Marie and her Instagram accounts are definitely worth a follow, and many of the things she's done with Radio Fam could be applied to other industries as well. Meet Marie!


January 25, 2021

3 Current Fashion Trends I Just Don't Get (+ One I Do Like!)

      Fashion trends come and go, and I do my best to keep up with them. I think my personal style is like 50% classic (preppy, timeless and feminine), and 50% trendy. While there are usually some trends each year that I love, I've found that in recent years there's more and more that I'm not into. (Maybe that means I'm getting old?! 😉Haha.) Let's start off this week on the blog by chatting about the three current trends that I personally *don't get*. And I'll also share one that I've been surprisingly loving! That one is is something I'm wearing in these photos- can you guess it?


January 22, 2021

Radio 101: Why I Work in Radio Instead of TV.

     Every now and then, I like to answer questions that I'm commonly asked in the form of blog posts. The two most common questions that I'm asked when people find out what I do for work are 1) how do I wake up so early and 2) what my morning routine is. The third most popular question I'm asked? Why I work in radio and not TV. Seriously! For years now (even before I got my first radio job and was still just an intern) I've been getting asked this. So- I figured it's about time to properly answer, as there's a few reasons to why I was more drawn to a career in radio vs. TV. 


January 20, 2021

Midweek Ramblings.


{A throwback detail shot from my current apartment tour, since I shared that on the blog a year ago this week! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}


January 18, 2021

My 2021 New Year's Resolutions + Word of the Year.

      I am a big fan of resolutions with the start of each new year, but if I had to be honest I had trouble for the first couple weeks of 2021 narrowing mine down for this year! Life still seems so uncertain as we are in such a difficult part of the pandemic. I didn't want to make resolutions that would be unrealistic for how the rest of the year ends up being. But after a lot of brainstorming, I finally came up with some that should be good goals to work towards- pandemic or not! I'm also going over last year's resolutions, and sharing my word of the year. 


January 15, 2021

My Best Purchases of 2020.

      Every January, I like to share my 10 favorite purchases from the past year. While some are usually fashion related, I've found that in the past couple years a good portion of them are random buys that just made my life a bit easier or better in the past 12 months! 2020 obviously wasn't the best year, but these 10 items all brought me joy, so I'm happy to share them all with you today.


January 13, 2021

Midweek Ramblings.


{Tried my first-ever acai bowl this weekend! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}


January 11, 2021

The Best Books I Read in 2020.

      2020 wasn't as quite of a big reading year for me as 2019 was (when I read 52 books- a book a week!), but I still read some great titles last year, and still exceeded my reading goal! I set a goal of reading 25 books in 2020, and I managed to read 36 thanks to the extra time at home. 


January 6, 2021

Midweek Ramblings.


{Let's get back to regularly scheduled content now that the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is over! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}


January 5, 2021

LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE: My Purchases + Day 2 Sale Picks!

     It's the second day of the Winter 2021 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! I'm so excited to share what I got yesterday, as well as some picks of just added merchandise for the second day of the sale. It ends tonight at 11:59pm EST, so time is ticking!


January 4, 2021

LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE: SHOP the Sale + Lilly Through The Years!

     Good Morning and Happy Monday!! The winter edition of the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale opens at 8am EST today! (Later today after work I'll be updating this post to include all of my sale picks, but until then I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane to share with y'all some Lilly looks from years passed.)

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January 1, 2021

LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE: Winter 2021 Sale Dates + Lilly Try-On/Size Guides 🌴🌸

      2021 is already looking better than 2020, because the first Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (APS) of the year starts this MONDAY!!! Sharing some APS FAQ and linking to my Lilly try-on blog posts of 2020 in today's post- I hope this is a helpful resource.

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