Monday, October 3, 2016

September 2016 on Instagram

Is it me or did September go by in the blink of an eye?!  For me the month was filled with super, super, super busy spouts, and then some time for relaxing.  I celebrated Labor Day, took a trip to Boston, went to a football game and more.  As usual I documented everything I did on Instagram and below I have a recap of my month in pictures.  If you're not following me (@theblushblonde) make sure to do that now!

I celebrated Labor Day by relaxing and having a delicious seafood dinner!  Steamers are my favorite and always feel so festive during the summer so it was only appropriate to close out the season with them.  My Mom and I had a little cookout with these and a fresh summer salad, both of which were delicious.  It was definitely a great end of summer meal!

At the end of August I went to Walgreens and spent $30.00 on September Issues because September is the most wonderful time of the year for fashion!  The biggest and most buzzed about issue is always Vogue and I loved this year's cover.  Here I paired it with one of my other favorite things during the month of September, which is one of my adorable new succulents.

I graduated from Villanova University in May, but at home I'm only an hour and fifteen minutes away from it.  At the beginning of the month my Dad and I decided to go there for the football home opener and my sister (who goes to school about fifteen minutes away) met us for dinner and came to the game with us too.  It was so great to be back, but also felt kind of strange at the same time!  The weirdest part was leaving after the game to go back home, not heading to my school apartment like I would've last year. Also all the little freshmen girls sitting in front of me at the game talking about orientation, sorority rush, and the freshman dining hall made me feel so old!

In the middle of the month I headed up to Boston for a super quick trip.  I love flying and always book the window seat so I can look outside when I want to (and don't have to get up for other people to use the bathroom!).  I was able to get this shot as we were coming into Logan International Airport and had to share it when we landed!

The reason I was in Boston was for this beautiful bride's wedding!  This is one of my good friends from school who I met freshman year.  She is one of the sweetest people I know and I was so happy to celebrate her and her now husband.  They both went to Villanova with me and have been dating since our freshman year so it was so exciting to be there at their wedding!  Not to mention they were my first friends who are my age that got married, which I feel like made it even more exciting.  To read a little bit more about our friendship check out the Instagram post here.

The reason my trip to Boston was so quick was because I had to get back to Philadelphia the night after the first wedding to go to this blushing bride's wedding!  This is one of my sorority sisters who I am very close with.  I also knew her now husband from Villanova too so this was another very exciting wedding for me to attend.  To read a little bit more about our friendship check out the Instagram post here.

Since my time in Boston was during such a busy weekend (I got there Thursday afternoon, had the wedding on Friday night about forty minutes outside the city, left super early Saturday morning, and had the next wedding on Saturday night) I didn't get to really share any pictures from my trip until the week after.  On Thursday night I was able to stay with one of my friends from college who is in grad school at Northeastern University.  She lives in the most adorable building (pictured here) and has the cutest apartment!  It was so great to see her and to get to spend some time together - I loved everything about my mini trip around Boston so much that I'm planning on going back soon!

This shot was taken for this blog post with Talaria Flats.  I love how this picture came out, especially the background.  We moved last month and this lake and dock are part of the complex we moved into.  I can't wait to go check it out when the leaves begin to really change because I know it will be gorgeous!

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Right now I'm hosting an Instagram giveaway to celebrate fall!  I'm giving away $25.00 to Starbucks and it ends tonight at 5:00 PM EST.  Check out the post here to enter for your chance to win!

I took this on Saturday, when I was lounging in bed.  We've had week in New Jersey for almost a full week so I spent Saturday resting and cuddling with my dog, Coco.  I have some health problems and feel sicker when it rains so I listened to my body and took it easy, which isn't hard to do with a bed as comfy as mine!

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

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Today I'm linking up with #HowISummerHello MondayLet It ShineWeekending, and MIMM.


  1. Looks like it was a great month! Love the seafood!

  2. This looks like such a fun month! If you're ever in Boston again, let me know! I live here now and would love to meet!

  3. What a fun way to recap your month. I want to go out to the stores now to see what September magazines I can find.

  4. I am alll abbout the window seat on air planes. Great shot!

  5. I'm loving the filters you use on your Instagram account. It's so pretty.

  6. So crazy how fast September went! Looks like a fun month!

  7. Your photos are gorgeous! I can't believe it's already October!!

  8. Checking your Insta out now - your pics are gorgeous! Love them! Happy October!

  9. You had a very busy month! Hopefully you'll have more time to relax this month!


  10. Looks like an eventful (and successful) month! Happy October, lady!!

    Diary of a Debutante

  11. Such a great roundup! I love how light and airy all your Instagrams are. :)

  12. Sounds like an exciting night! Loved following your adventures to Boston, you looked gorgeous at the wedding!

  13. Last month flew by so fast!! Love looking through your Insta photos, they're so pretty!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  14. What a fun month! I'm with ya...fall fashion mags are the *best*. Definitely splurge-worthy!

    Coming Up Roses

  15. What an awesome month! I hope October is even more awesome for you!

  16. I love your theme so much! I'm also a window seat person, I love flying and my favorite part is seeing out the window!


  17. I'm all about doing the september magazine issue round-up to know what's trending for the upcoming season! x, nicole ≫

  18. loving your insta theme! I try to maintain a theme too but it is harder than it looks! x, kenz


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