Southern Belle in Training

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

April 12, 2021

I Love Leasing My Car: Why I Leased Again + A Mistake To Avoid.

     Last spring, I began my first car lease. I felt that I had well researched buying vs. leasing, and was confident in my decision to choose leasing. I loved my car, but was already excited to think about getting a newer vehicle at the end of the three year lease term. Three years was a timeframe I felt great about! What I didn't expect however was having my brand new car totaled after just 10 months of having it, thanks to a deer jumping on it while driving on the interstate. 


April 9, 2021

Organizing My Earring Collection + My Favorite Places to Buy Earrings!

      Confession: I am an earring hoarder. I suppose in fully honesty I'm kind of an all-jewelry hoarder... but earrings are by far my favorite type of jewelry. I am rarely seen without earrings. (I usually only take them out for workouts, and even then will often wear small studs.) Despite the fact that I only have one hole in each ear, I have an extremely  large earring collection! From tiny studs to big statement earrings, I love them all. I recently started storing my earrings differently thanks to a great organizational find from Amazon- and I love this new method so much that I wanted to do a quick blog post about it. 


April 7, 2021

Midweek Ramblings.


{A snapshot from Easter brunch preparations this year! Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}

April 5, 2021

Cropped Flare Jeans = Yes Please!

     What is it with this whole Gen Z vs. Millennials debate on skinny jeans lately? I'm personally a big fan of skinny jeans and have no plans to take them out of my wardrobe anytime soon... or ever? Haha! But with that said, I am always open to trying out other styles of jeans as well. Long bootcut jeans I don't think will ever be my favorite (they give me middle school flashbacks from before I had my first pair of skinny jeans... *shudder*), but there are some other types of styles I'm willing to give a try. I've been shocked this spring at how much I'm loving cropped flare jeans- I've worn this pair so much more than I thought I would since I got them!


April 2, 2021

Faith Struggles During The Year of COVID-19.

      Today's blog post is one I've been wanting to write for quite awhile, but have continued to put off (probably because it's a more vulnerable topic). With Sunday being Easter and today being Good Friday, it seemed like now might finally be the time to write this. I wanted to write honestly and openly about some of my faith related thoughts and feelings in the past year during COVID-19.


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