My name is Jennifer, and I'm a southern girl just trying to make it in this big world. I love all things pink, preppy, pugs, peonies, ruffles, glittery, pearls, anything Southern, seersucker, antiques, heirlooms, monograms, and Lilly Pulitzer. I have a fondness for the Brits---give me old school Brit Lit (the stuff you hated in high school and college) and Downton Abbey, and I'm a happy girl. For some reason, I love the tragic: Anna Karenina and Wuthering Heights are my favorite books. I have an eye for fashion and have been describe as preppy with an edge. I am a typical pisces which loves the arts, helping others, fashion, and all things creative. I'm a daughter, wife, Junior Leaguer, friend, godmother, converted Catholic, member of the DAR, daughter-in-law, hopefully---one day a mother, and a teacher. I still love to send handwritten notes, albeit a thank you or a simple hello, which I think is becoming a lost art.
Southern Belle was established in 2008 as an outlet for me to gush and write about my now husband aka LC. We had just begun dating, and I was sure my girlfriends (all were single at the time) were tired of hearing about him and how awesome he was. It evolved from my dating adventures with LC, to buying our first house, to leaving my first big girl job post graduate school, taking a leap of faith to become a teacher, to planning our wedding, and now, trying to have our first child with a little, okay, a lot of fashion, mishaps, and my love for pugs all mixed in. I like to think every day girls can relate to me. I'm not a "fashion" blogger. I'm not a rich girl. I'm not a size 2. I'm just me, and I'm okay with that:)