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December 29, 2018

A Recap of My Favorite Posts in 2018

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  2018 has been an amazing year and I hope you all thought so as well! I'm especially super proud of my blog. I have now had my blog for a little over a year. It has honestly made such a impact on my life. I absolutely love writing posts, editing/ taking photos, and interacting with my readers like you in the comments. I get to share and express my love for fashion on this blog with you and it has been so wonderful.
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  Today I wanted to share my top five favorite posts this year. You may even spot a few of your favorites if your a frequent reader of my blog! If you want to view a post mentioned all you have to do is click on the title. 

  This one of my favorite posts of all time. Dior is one of the dreamiest designers. I love how elegant and sophisticated their designs are. I own this gorgeous vintage Dior bag. It is the ultimate luxurious vintage handbag! Vintage pieces like this one are treasures because of how old/ rare they are now. I love how this post turned out. The photos in my opinion are so pretty and pink!

December 23, 2018

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

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  I can't believe how fast Christmas has come upon us. When I'm writing this, in less than 2 days it will be Christmas and people everywhere will be unwrapping gifts under their twinkling tree. Today I'm sharing a gift guide for all of you who haven't finished your holiday shopping yet.


December 15, 2018

A Dreamy Christmas Beauty Wishlist

   Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day. Today I wanted to share with you a few beauty items that I have added to my Christmas Wishlist and you may want to as well! 


December 8, 2018

Christmas Gift Ideas

   Hello beauties! Today I wanted to share with you some gift ideas for the holiday season this year. I love looking at gift guides for inspiration on what gifts to get or possibly put on my list. These all would be fabulous gifts to put under the tree.



December 2, 2018

A Christmas Wishlist

  Hello and Happy December! Today I wanted to share with you the start of my Christmas posts! I'm so so excited for the holidays this year! They truly are the best time of the year! Everything is just so cheerful and happy! Hopefully this wishlist gives you some ideas. All of these items would make lovely gifts!


1. Bubblegum Lip Scrub- Lush. I think lip care is so important. Nothing feels better than having nourished and buttery smooth lips... and not to mention it's bubblegum flavored!
2. Dream Mist Pillow Spray- Awake. Pillow mists are so popular lately. I really have been wanting to try them and this one in particular sounds so lovely! I really enjoy falling asleep to a soothing scent. 
3. Hampton's Weekender Contour Palette- Tarte. I love convenient palettes that have everything you need in them. This palette has a beautiful highlighter, blush, and contour.
4. Ignited Eyeshadow Palette- Nars. This new palette is gorgeous! I adore the pink and plummy shades. The shimmer shades look like pure heaven!
5. Miss Dior Perfume- Dior. Miss Dior is the epitome of classy and elegant perfume! It is a must to any perfume lover's perfume collection. The bottle alone is stunning! I can just imagine this displaying on a vanity. 
6. Blush Pom pom Beanie- Nordstrom. These beanies have also been really popular this Winter. I think they're absolutely adorable with the pom pom on the top. I need one!
7. Hooded Furry Jacket- Garage. This jacket has been sold out for awhile but I just thought it was so unique. I love how it's color block. The fur looks so warm and cozy.
8. Kitsch Velvet Blush Scrunchies- Ulta. I have been obsessed with scrunchies lately. I feel like everyone needs one. They're so so cute! They just give your hairstyle that extra something! 

  That was my first Christmas wishlist of the year. Don't you worry there will be more coming! I hope this gave you some inspiration on what you would like for Christmas or for some gift ideas. What are you most excited for this Christmas season? 

November 24, 2018

The Perfect Brush Set

  Hello everyone!

  Welcome back to my new and improved blog! I have been working on this new design for some time now and I couldn't be more thrilled to finally have it revealed! I'm in love with the new look and hopefully you are too!


   Now on to the post! I recently went to Ulta (aka my second home) and picked up the new Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Brush Set. This set is of their most popular brushes in beautiful new pink and purple packaging. I really needed new makeup brushes and I constantly hear people rave about Real Techniques brushes so I decided to give them a try. Now that I have tried them I can completely see the hype. They are some of softest brushes. They feel like a dream when you apply them to your face. They also blend products out so perfectly especially the face brushes.

October 14, 2018

Coming Soon...


 Hello Everyone, 

  I have some exciting news to share with you! My blog is going to be having a little redesign! We're coming up on the one year anniversary of Southern Belle Forever! Time really flies, I can't believe it's already been a year! 

October 6, 2018

Must Watch Netflix Movies

  I love binge watching movies. It's one of my all time favorite hobbies like most people. Watching movies is such a great way to unwind and relax. Today I wanted to share with you my favorite movies to watch on Netflix at the moment.


To The Bone 
  This is my favorite movie currently on Netflix. It's about an anorexic girl, Ellen. She has been to various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Her dis-functional family decides to send her to a home for youths and is surprised by the unusual rules. Ellen must discover how to confront her addiction and attempt self- acceptance. It's such an entertaining movie that I have re-watched a few times (and I don't re-watch movies a lot.) I definitely recommend you check it out!

September 29, 2018

Recent Autumnal Purchases

  Hello everyone and happy Autumn! I can't believe Autumn is finally upon us! How exciting? I'm sorry for the recent absence on here and on my social media. Things have been a little crazy for me lately and I hate to miss posts. So I'm going to try my best to upload as often as possible! Anyways, today I wanted to share with you a few items I got to start off Fall.


September 9, 2018

Upcoming Trends This Fall

  Every season new trends come along. Some of them we love and incorporate into our own wardrobe and some we don't particularly like but see everyone else wear. Today I'm going to be sharing with you trends that are going to be worn this Fall.


1. Animal Print 
  I remember back in 2012 when animal prints were such a huge thing. Everyone was wearing it on everything from their tops to their shoes to their handbags. Some of the most popular prints are cheetah, leopard, and zebra. I love how fun and playful animal prints are.

September 2, 2018

What I'm Most Excited About For Autumn


   Autumn is now officially approaching us! I get so excited when we get into a new season. Each season is completely different from the other. It's a change of scenery for every season. Today I want to get into the mood and prepare for Autumn this year. Hopefully this will make you get into the mood as well!

1. The fashion 
  I love Autumnal fashion, you can wear a skirt and a tank top one day and then the next you can wear a chunky knit sweater with pants. The weather is the perfect temperature so you still can wear some of your Summer pieces or you could wear more cold, Wintery outfits. I'm really looking forward to start wearing outfits that are more cozy and warm when the weather gets colder.

August 19, 2018

Drugstore Makeup Haul

  Hello everyone! I recently picked up a few drugstore products that I've been wanting to try. I'm going to share my thoughts and opinions on them. I have been trying them out for a few weeks now so I'll tell you what I think of them so far.


August 11, 2018

The Perfect Backpack

  Hello everyone! I've recently picked up the most stunning backpack!  It's way to pretty not share it because that would just be selfish! It's this gorgeous Betsey Johnson floral backpack. When I first saw it I completely fell in love. I knew I needed it in my life. Backpacks have so many different uses. I feel like everyone needs at least one good one. They come in quite handy from time to time!


  This is what the exterior of the bag looks like. It goes perfectly with so many outfits since the background color is black. It's so colorful yet understated. This is the kind of backpack that you could wear year round. It's not just a bag you can only wear for one season, which limits when you can and can't wear it. It's such a nice size.  It's the perfect school or travel bag. It can fit so many items including a laptop, notebooks, binders, or what ever else you need.

August 5, 2018

The Vintage Handbag of Dreams


  Hello everyone! I hope y'all are doing well! Today I wanted to share with you the dreamiest vintage handbag from Dior. I adore vintage items, they're so special and are completely different from any other handbag sold today. I find it so amazing that you can connect a handbag to a specific time period. Vintage items are always in fashion because they came from years before and still are being worn by people all over the world.

July 28, 2018

Summer Trends I've Been Loving

  There have been so many new fashion trends I've seen over this Summer. Trends come and go all the time. I'm not one to wear trends a lot because they either aren't my style or I find them quite absurd/impractical. I have found quite a few trends that everyone could pull off and look fabulous in. These are the kind of trends that I don't think will look so outdated in a couple years time.

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 Puffy Sleeves 
  I love the look of puffy sleeves, they look so elegant. It gives such a plain top a little something special. I especially like the way they look on dresses. It reminds me of the dresses you would see in the old Hollywood glam movies. Off the shoulder tops are also a trend and have been for awhile. Old movies also had women wearing off the shoulder dresses. Trends really come full circle. What's in style now may not be ten years from now but it may come back in style thirty or forty years from now.


July 23, 2018

A Little Summery Haul

  Hello everyone! I hope you all have been enjoying Summer and this lovely weather. Today I wanted to share with you the items I picked up the other day while I was shopping. I think I may have a slight shopping addiction but that's okay. You know what they say....... shopping is therapy!


July 14, 2018

A Few Of My Summer Beauty Favorites

  Today I wanted to share with you some of my Summer beauty products I've been loving. I really like switching up/ trying new products frequently for different seasons. However, I do keep using the same products if I really love them and think they're amazing.


  For such a long time I've been hearing nothing but fabulous things about this mascara. It's been so hyped up so I decided I needed to try it out for myself. Now that I've tried it I completely get the hype. It has to be one of if not the best mascara I've ever tried. It makes your lashes look like they're fake. My lashes are naturally pretty long and this makes them look five times longer! It gives your lashes volume without making them clumpy. I also have to mention the beautiful pink and gold packaging. I highly recommend this mascara. 

July 7, 2018

Summer Beauty Wishlist

   I've recently been looking at new products that have caught my eye this Summer and I wanted to share them with you!


June 30, 2018

How to Decorate Your Vanity for Summertime

  Every so often I like switching up the decor I use on my vanity. I'm the kind of person that get's tired easily of keeping things the same for a long period of time. I'm very restless and like changing things up especially for different seasons. Today I'm going to share with you how I've decorated my vanity for Summertime.


June 23, 2018

First Impressions on the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette


  I recently made a purchase that I've dreamed about getting for what seems like forever now.  I finally got the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip palette. When I got this in the mail I was so excited to open it. I pulled out the adorable pink package with a bow that said Too Faced. This has to be by far the prettiest package I've ever seen. Too Faced has the best packaging on their products and I love how every detail is thought of such as the box you receive your products in.

June 16, 2018

Summer Wishlist 2018

  Every so often we have to update our wardrobe a little to dress for the next season. I love making these wish lists because I like seeing what I might like to get for that specific season. I also love reading these posts to give me some inspiration on what I possibly might want. Today I'm going to share with you some Summery items I want and maybe you will too!


June 9, 2018

A June To-Do List

  June marks the first month of Summer which means there are a few things we need to do in preparation for it. Every season we have to get ready for the next upcoming one. A season changes a lot of the things we do, wear, eat, etc. So today I wanted to share with you what I need to do before we dip into Summer.


 #1 Declutter/Sort 
   I always feel so accomplished and refreshed after I go through all my belongings to see what I don't need or want anymore. I like going through my wardrobe, vanity, desk, bathroom, etc. You'd be surprised what you've been holding onto for years. I find listening to music makes it more enjoyable because I know it's not always a fun process.


June 2, 2018

A Little Pre-Summer Haul

  I recently went shopping and wanted to share the few items I picked up. Since Summer is coming upon us I wanted to get a start on getting some Summery items.


  The first thing I got was Pink Chiffon from Bath & Body Works. This has been a retired scent and I was thrilled they brought it back to stores. It is one of my all-time favorite scents. It is described as a light-as-air pairing of soft pink petals & vanilla chiffon icing expresses the flirty femininity of feeling pretty in pink. The Key notes are Sparkling Red Pear, Jasmine Petals, Tiare Flower, Vanilla Orchid, and Chiffon Musk. It smells absolutely divine. I recommend this if your on the hunt for a sweet and feminine scent! 

May 26, 2018

The Jewelry I've Been Wearing This Spring

  I love accessorizing all my outfits with jewelry. I feel so incomplete without having any on. Today I wanted to share with you what jewelry I've been wearing throughout this Spring.


  I love delicate jewelry especially for my necklaces. Their perfect for an everyday basis. If your wearing a bold outfit sometimes you don't also want bold jewelry. You want something more understated and simple so it doesn't take away from your outfit. Don't get me wrong I also love statement necklaces but I usually go for more delicate, simple jewelry. One of the best parts about wearing delicate jewelry is that you can layer them. It looks so pretty and stylish. Juicy Couture and Forever 21 have some great delicate jewelry. This star one is from Forever 21.


May 19, 2018

My Favorite Spring Nail Polishes


 Hello everyone! I feel like it has been forever since I've posted. I've recently been ill these past few weeks and haven't have the energy to post anything. Since we're nearing the end of Spring I wanted to share with you the nail polishes I've been wearing all season long.


May 5, 2018

A Handbag Wishlist

   If you know me than you know that I'm absolutely obsessed with handbags. I believe that a girl can never have too many options. You never know when your going to need a certain bag for an occasion. That's how I justify having so many anyways! These are a few gorgeous handbags that I really wanted to share with you.


April 28, 2018

My Mininmal Beauty Essentials I Couldn't Live Without

  Every girl has her makeup essentials that she carries in her handbag everywhere and never leaves home without. I'm going to be sharing with you today my beauty essentials that I wear everyday. 



 Lip Balm 
   I probably have the driest lips on Earth. I never go anywhere without lip balm. It really soothes my dry, cracked lips and makes them not only look but feel hydrated. Nobody likes the look of chapped lips! My favorite one at the moment is my Lush Rose Lollipop Lip Balm. I love everything floral and this one is amazing.  I highly recommend it! 


April 21, 2018

The Perfect Spring Hair Accessories


 I absolutely adore hair accessories. They're perfect for days you don't really feel like styling your hair. They not only save you time but they also look stylish and make your hair look a million times better. Today I'm going to share with you my favorite hair accessories to wear during Spring and how I like styling them.


April 14, 2018

How to Decorate Your Vanity for Springtime

  A vanity is an absolute staple piece in any girls' room. I can't tell you how much time I spend at my vanity everyday. Today I wanted to share with you some ways to update your vanity for the Springtime.


 A Vase of Flowers 
  Flowers are a must during Spring! Honestly, anytime of year they work. Flowers give a vanity a little bit of liveliness and they're so beautiful! This may sound silly but they really remind me it's the Springtime when I glance at them. They also add a lovely and refreshing scent to the room. Flowers make me feel cheerful and always bring a smile to my face. Flowers don't have to be store bought. They can be handpicked from your own garden. I particularly think it adds a special touch. They're my favorite things ever!


April 7, 2018

Basic Spring Tops You Need

  I recently went shopping at Garage this week to pick up some basic tops for the Springtime. I love buying tops that I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of. The tops I'm going to show you are super light, breezy, comfy. The colors are also amazing, so they're perfect for Spring!

 

 This first top is probably one of my favorites because of the floral print.  I'm obsessed with any clothing item with flowers/ a floral pattern on it! The colors of the flowers are so pretty. I especially love the hint of yellow because I really don't wear yellow a lot. It's just a fabulous everyday top!


March 31, 2018

The Perfect Spring Makeup


  I absolutely love switching up my makeup from time to time. Spring is the perfect chance to refresh our everyday makeup routine. Seasonal changes are a great opportunity to go shopping not only for a new wardrobe but makeup! Today we're going to discuss how to change up your makeup for the season.

  Let's start with base.  As you know,  I love natural face makeup. To me there's nothing better than makeup that looks like your actual skin while still perfecting your face. In Spring I love a light, dewy base. Even if you love full coverage foundation I totally recommend to try out a BB cream or a lighter weight foundation.  If you have acne scars or discoloration you can easily spot conceal.  That's what concealer is for.  Let your skin breathe!


March 24, 2018

Spring Wardrobe Essentials


  As I've previously told you Spring is my absolute favorite season! Trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming, and the whole world is waking up in color! We can now wear skirts/dresses without tights and wear brighter colors! It's just an amazing time of year. Today I wanted to share with you my Spring essentials that everyone should have in their wardrobe.


March 17, 2018

How to Feel Confident in Anything

  A few weeks ago I mentioned in my How to Find Your Style post that a big part of fashion is confidence. Today let's discuss in depth how to build up your confidence and feel amazing in anything you wear.


 1. Wear What You Love 
   First of all you need to select outfits that you genuinely like. Fashion is about expressing yourself. If you really like a certain article of clothing don't hesitate about what others will think. Just go for it! If you only ever wore things other people liked you'd be miserable. After all, you wear clothes because you like them not to please anyone else. Others shouldn't control what you wear.  If someone compliments an outfit you took forever picking out, won't that make you feel good receiving such a sincere compliment?

March 10, 2018

YSL Parisienne

   Today I wanted to share with you my favorite springtime perfume this year!  This is the YSL Parisienne perfume. Yves Saint Laurent has some of the best high-end perfumes.  I love the simple packaging with the gold top and purple bottle. The iconic YSL logo is on the center of the bottle and engraved on the top!  It's a gorgeous vanity perfume.  With that bottle it seems wrong not to display it!


March 3, 2018

Spring Wishlist 2018

 We have finally come upon the first month of Spring and I can not be more thrilled!  This is my absolute favorite season and I look forward to it every Winter!  I know like me a lot of people like to do Spring cleaning and clear out items from their wardrobe.  But we all know the real reason we do it...to go shopping for new "Spring clothes." So today I want to show y'all some of the things I genuinely want to get this Spring.


February 24, 2018

How to Find Your Style

  Everyone has a preferred style.  Meaning there are things that we see in the shops and pass by and things that we pick up and immediately purchase.  Today I'm going to be sharing some of my tips and tricks to help you find your style.

 Tip #1.  Find Colors That Suit You 
 As you can tell from my blog and Instagram. I love pastel colors.  They're very feminine and elegant.  But wearing what you like isn't always necessarily what color suits you.  Luckily for me lighter colors suit me as well as bolder colors.  When taking into consideration what colors best suit you, it helps you pick out outfits that flatter you the best. It depends on your hair color and skin undertone. There isn't just one certain type of color or shade that you have to stick to.  You have so many colors and tones that you can pull of.  If wearing a certain color gives you lots of compliments than that color is a plus in your wardrobe.  Take a look at this color wheel to see what colors compliment each other.


February 17, 2018

Girly Room Decor Ideas

  Hello all! 

  I hope everyone is doing well. Today I've decided to share with you some amazing room decor ideas! I love all of these ideas so much and thought it would be perfect for those who need to spice up their room or apartment a little!



February 10, 2018

Popular Trends of 2018

  Every year there are trends that are popular. Today I'm going to be showing you  the upcoming fashion trends of 2018! I've watched SO many haute couture shows and I wanted to give you some inspiration so you can incorporate these runway trends into your style!

1. Sparkly/ Transparent Boots (Even in Spring)
  Let's be honest, everyone loves a good pair of boots. It's the only reason we look forward to Winter all year and the thing we miss the most about approaching spring. Now you don't have to give them up. Maybe your regular black or gray boots but not your sparkly transparent heeled boots! This was showcased in the Chanel Spring Summer 2018 haute couture fashion show! It really shows how you don't have to wear boots for warmth. Now you wear them just for a fashion statement!

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February 3, 2018

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Review


   I can't believe that the first month of 2018 is over! Today I wanted to share with you a new makeup product that I've been loving this year! This product is the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream! I'm the kind of girl who likes very minimal face makeup. I like products that enhance my features but still look like my skin just better. This product does just that, It claims to blur imperfections, brighten, enhance, hydrate, even skin tone, smooth, contain zero oils and heavy ingredients, protect with SPF 30, and is oil-free. It comes in five different shades.


January 27, 2018

Bath & Body Works Haul


  Hello everyone! I recently went to Bath & Body Works and I wanted to show y'all what I got! The first product that I got is the Warm Vanilla Sugar Fine Fragrance Mist. This smells amazing. It's the sweetest scent I've ever smelled. It makes me crave cupcakes and pastries. I don't know how this isn't edible!


January 20, 2018

Fashion Books That Are Worth Reading


  As the snow is falling here in the South I always love curling up with a good book and fuzzy blanket. I wanted to share with y'all the books I love reading during this chilly season. The only books I really enjoy reading have some element of fashion. I've been reading these two series of books recently a lot and I love them.


January 13, 2018

My Top Betsey Johnson Picks!

 We all know how obsessed with Betsey Johnson I am! She is in my opinion one of the best designers and her items are really well made and good quality! So I thought I'd show y'all some of my favorite pieces I own from her and some that you can buy online! Her brand is on the high street so some of her pieces are more expensive but you can also find Betsey Johnson at department stores and discounted designer outlets.

  The first thing I wanted to show is an accessory. These are absolutely the prettiest little earrings! They're rose gold dangling earrings with little rose gold bows and a little pink crystal heart! Such a classy and fashionable accessory! Imagine wearing these with a high pony!
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January 6, 2018

Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer Strip Palette

 Hello everyone and welcome to my first post of 2018! Today I'm going to be reviewing and sharing my thoughts on the Physician Formula Extreme Shimmer Strip Palette! I absolutely love this palette! Not only is it stunning it's also super affordable! This palette comes in a variety of different colors the one I have is in Nude it also comes in Smoky, Glam Nude, Bronze Nude, and Gold Nude. Out of all the palettes this one is my personal favorite. It has the prettiest cohesive shades.Y'all know that anything that is pink or rose gold I'm obsessed with! This palette is no exception! The formula of these shadows are fabulous! It's extremely pigmented and glittery! They're very long lasting and really comfortable to wear on the lid! They're considered "liquid powder" because of the creamy texture. The shades in the one I have has an opalescent white, a rose gold, a peachy pink, a light sand color, a dark gray, and a muted black. They all are shimmery and no mattes are included. When applying sometimes there is fallout.