Southern Belle in Training

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

January 18, 2023

My 2023 Word of the Year.

      I've been picking a Word of the Year for the past several years, and it's always fun to watch the year go by and see how that word played into my experiences, goals, and memories of those 12 months. For 2023, I actually struggled a little bit with picking one! But I finally did make a selection, and I'm excited to share it today. 


January 13, 2023

The Best Books I Read in 2022.

       In 2022, I was able to read 45 books! That's the most I've read since 2019, when it was one of my resolutions to read 52 books (a book a week). I was shooting for 40 this year, but all of the time that I spent sick last summer gave me a ton of time to get ahead on reading, and I knocked out some extra titles thanks to that. 

       I would say that the majority of books that I read I rate at three or four stars. I am pretty picky with what books I will give my coveted five-star rating to. 2022 brought me a ton of three star reads, but also eight stand-out books that got my five-star rating! Here were my favorite books of the year:


January 10, 2023

January 6, 2023


      Happy Friday! It's also the second day of the Lilly Pulitzer Sunshine Sale! I did my shopping yesterday, but of course had to pop back on today to see the new arrivals that Lilly saved to drop on the second day. Recapping all that for you in today's post! 


January 3, 2023

LILLY PULITZER SUNSHINE SALE: Winter 2023 Sale Dates! 🌴🌸

      Starting off a new year my favorite way... with Lilly Pulitzer sale news!! The next Sunshine Sale kicks off this Thursday! (Yes- starting midweek this time!)

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