More About Me

     Hi and welcome to my blog! My name is Annaliese, and this is my little corner of the internet where I blog about my passion for fashion. I officially started blogging when I was still in high school back in 2011, but I started this blog in September 2012, around the time that I began my freshman year of college! 

Photo credit: Meredith Sledge Photography

My personal style is very girly, bold and especially colorful (it's probably ironic then that the photo above features me in an all-black outfit- that's actually a rare occurrence!). One of my personal favorite designers is Lilly Pulitzer, and of course I can be found lusting from afar over the timeless glamour of high-fashion like Chanel and Dior. Yet what I think sets my fashion blog apart from the crowd is that here on Southern Belle in Training, you will mainly see outfit posts that have a focus on affordability. The truth is that I am a college girl on a budget, so you will a lot of my outfits coming from affordable mall stores (Forever 21 is my paradise), and I'm not afraid to break the unsaid fashion blogger taboo of re-wearing something on my blog either! I want my blog to be a place where people can come to for fashion and beauty inspiration that can be easily recreated on a fellow college student budget! 

I also enjoy writing about my travels, faith, and personal life from time to time here on the blog! In July 2015 I started a weekly Wednesday post series called "Midweek Ramblings," where I just share small personal updates about my life outsides of fashion blogging. :-)

In addition to blogging here at Southern Belle in Training, am also a co-founder and admin of an engagement based blogging network (founded in Spring 2015) called the Millennial Blogging Network. I founded this group along with my blogging friend Caroline from The Caro Diaries. If you are a fashion or lifestyle blogger with a personal blog (who is a millennial or writes with millennials in mind), we would love to have you apply to be in our network! Fill out the application for membership here, and then request to join our Facebook group here

A little bit more about me that's unrelated to blogging... 

I will be graduating college in May 2016! I am a communication major (and a double minor in sociology and French). :-) Two parts of my college experience that I enjoy blogging about are my journey with transferring schools after my freshman year, and my experiences with Greek life- I'm a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi! 

I am an enthusiast of bubble baths, Indian food (actually almost any Asian cuisine!), handwritten letters, collecting key chains and Starbucks You Are Here mugs from places that I travel to, and all things 90s and early 2000s pop culture. My Christian faith is a large part of my life, and I love blogging about my faith from time to time!

To find out why I sign all of my blog posts under my initials, as "Miss ALK," read this post!

Thanks so much for reading Southern Belle in Training!


  1. You have such a lovely blog! My monogram is aLk, my initals are AKL-- close! And I'll be going to school in North Carolina next year--Elon! Have a great day :)

    1. Aw thank-you so much!! Good decision you've made to come to school in NC! :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK

  2. I just saw your post on The Darling Prepster and thought I would come say hello! I also go to school in North Carolina, at Chapel Hill.

  3. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! After reading your about me I can already tell we have a lot in common. I am also a communication major, and love it! We also like the same TV shows. Can't beat 7th Heaven and Sister Sister! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower by the way :)

  4. So glad I found your blog! It's actually scary how much we have in common! My 'About Me' Page needs some updating, but you'll see that I'm ALSO communications major! I'll be the marketing editor for our campus radio station this year, so I'm also considering becoming a DJ on a radio station. I ABSOLUTELY love music so much. I'm rarely caught on and off campus without my ipod headphones in.

    I can't wait to keep following you :)

    xoxo, Lizzy

  5. Your blog seems adorable! I just found you and I'm definitely going to follow you. I feel like just from reading your About Me Page that we have A LOT in common. I'm from New England as well (a little more southern then you) and I have dream of moving to the South, and I love fashion.


  6. It seems that all my bloggy friends have found you before me and now its my time! Just by looking at your blog we have SO much in common. I'm a comm major (PR), transferred twice already, 19, sophomore, and i love 7th heaven. and the lizzie Mcguire movie is my favorite. EVER. Can't wait to follow along!

  7. I'm a french minor as well! I'm also obsessed with Nashville! Glad I found your blog!

  8. I am so excited I found a blogger from Charlotte! I go to UNC-Charlotte, so Queens isn't far at all! I love your blog so much girl!

  9. awww, love the introduction! thanks for sharing~ I'm glad to find a faith-based fashion blogger :)

    XOXO Jo | opal + opal

  10. Great to come across your blog! I'm also from Charlotte.

  11. Love that I've found your adorable blog! Saying hi from Chapel Hill :)

  12. Hello! I love finding another faith-based fashion lover as myself!


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