Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May 2016 on Instagram

I feel like May went by in the blink of an eye!  To be honest it didn't quite feel like May to me because the weather was so chilly in the Northeast the entire month.  I'm hoping that the weather this month is true June weather so that it starts to feel like summer.  I think the other reason that May went by so quickly was because it was a jam packed month for me - Senior Week, graduation, moving back home, and more.  As usual I documented everything that went on on Instagram and below I have a recap of my May in pictures.  If you're not following me (@theblushblonde) make sure to do that now!

I kicked off the month with a sweet treat from the Franklin Fountain in Old City Philadelphia.  Their ice cream is homemade and absolutely delicious.  If you're in Old City at all this summer you have to stop there!

This shot was taken before my college Senior Ball.  I landed up ordering this dress from ASOS very last minute because the dress I was originally going to wear didn't work.  It came super quick, fit perfectly, and was a big hit.  I'm really into blush tones and romantic looks so needless to say I absolutely loved this dress!

As I mentioned I graduated from college this past month.  I was super excited to decorate my cap and knew how I was going to do it for over a year!  The quote on my cap is from Legally Blonde, which I thought was perfect since everyone always compares me to Elle Woods.  I loved how it came out and am now trying to figure out how to frame it to save it.

I made this glitter champagne bottle to have for the graduation ceremony.  I love putting glitter on everything and will be doing a tutorial on here for how to recreate this!

My sister was so cute and surprised me with these the morning of my graduation.  They were the most gorgeous hot pink color and brightened the (very rainy) day!

I showed off some of my May Must Haves on Instagram here.  All month long I used Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder in LuminousClinique Bottom Lash Mascara, and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to help me look great.  I have a feeling these three will be used all summer too!

This picture was taken with my sister at my graduation.  I posted this to show off the dress that I wore the first day of graduation.  I actually landed up ordering this dress from ASOS last minute too because the dress I had ordered from Bloomingdales didn't work.  It was perfect though because I actually liked this dress better than my original pick!

At home I live less than five minutes from the beach, which is so nice.  My favorite thing is to take a drive by the beach and this day I decided to get out and snap a picture.  Just driving by the beach is so calming and a great way to break up the day.

Last week I had to stop back at Villanova to do a few things that I didn't get the chance to do before graduation.  Before I left campus I wanted to walk by this fountain because it was always one of my favorite places to sit and grab a quiet moment.

This was from this past weekend.  I couldn't tell if I had a cold or if my allergies were really bad (thankfully it was the latter), but I really wasn't feeling that great so I just hung around the house doing some blog projects and relaxing!

So this was my May in pictures!  Come check me out on Instagram (@theblushblonde) and follow along with me to see more of what's here!  How was your May?

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  1. Congrats on your graduation! Love your cap and the glittery champagne bottle!

  2. Love your Insta, can't wait to follow along on your blog!
    xo, Syd

  3. Love all of these photos! Congrats on graduating!

  4. Congratulations on your graduation! :) I love what you wore! Seems like May was pretty eventful for you as well as myself! I was moving back home from my Uni place at the end of the month! I have a feeling that June will be a warm month! :) I like to share my instagram photos from the month on my blog also! Just gave you a cheeky follow there!


  5. What lovely pictures! I especially love the second one. It's such a pretty dress!

    Sockwun |

  6. Congrats on the graduation! Both the ASOS dresses were fab!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  7. It's safe to say you had a super exciting May. I am still so obsessed with how your graduation cap turned out!

    1. Oh my gosh I am in love with your graduation cap. What like it's hard is my favorite thing to quote from Legally Blonde! Congratulations

  8. Love how you decorated your cap!!! Congratulations on your graduation, girlie!
    XO Amanda |

  9. I love your graduation cap!! The bow is perfect!

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