Instagram Diary: September

Instagram is by far my favorite form of social media. I have so much fun scrolling through feeds of beautifully curated photos and admiring people’s flawlessly edited shots.  As much as I love a good mindless scrolling session, I often walk away from my phone feeling less than stellar.  That FOMO feeling creeps in and thoughts like ‘wow, my social life has become non-existent’ or ‘if only I could get my life together like so and so…’ pop into my head.  Something that started out as thoughtless amusement turns into a complete bummer and can really effect my self-esteem for the worse.

One of my favorite quotes by Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso (whose new book just dropped yesterday!!) is “don’t compare your hustle to their highlight reel.”  Sophia’s words remind me that social media allows us to showcase the best of the best of our lives, which is a minuscule percentage when you look at the span of our day to day lives.  My Instagram feed definitely showcases the best of the best, there are a lot of moments of my day that are not shared on social media: getting a parking ticket, making a mistake at work, having a bird poop on my head, etc.  I love that Instagram gives people a platform to stay in touch through a curated photo feed and for the most part keeps a distance from controversial or negative political posts, but it is important to remember that it is a highlight reel, not always everyday reality!

Focus on your hustle and don’t lose sight of your goals, and by all means, put down your cell phone from time to time, it’s nice out here 😃

I had to re-post this photo from Josh and I’s wedding on in honor of the first Alabama Football Game Day of the season!  This Elephant Statue resides in the Swan House Gardens where Josh and I were married this May.  We both met at the University of Alabama so it only felt natural to adorn him in blooms.


Josh and I decided to spend Labor Day weekend at my Dad’s house in St. Simmons. I have so many fond memories of time spent on the island so I knew Labor Day would be no different.  We decided to get up at the crack of dawn to go fishing.  Some people are surprised to hear that I love to go fishing, but it’s true!  I was pretty proud of myself for catching the biggest fish that day too 😃.



The best way to end Labor Day!


My Mom celebrated her 60th birthday in September with a small intimate family surf and turf dinner at her house.  I think it’s kind of funny how much of a homebody my Mom and Step-Dad are; I kind of am too 😉. This is a picture of my Mom and I on my wedding day!  It is hard to believe my Mom is now 60 years old, seriously, she gives Christy Brinkley a run for her money!


Speaking of weddings, I had a really fun opportunity in August to participate in the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta.  I had never walked a cat walk in my life so this was a pretty terrifying/cool experience. I might have tripped over my feet a time or two (or three…) but the good news is that I kept on strutting like nothing happened.


I found this dress on Revolve on sale!!  I love the color and how lightweight it is!


The last week of September was spent in Destin, FL for my best gal pal, Mallory’s, Bachelorette Party // Cover-up //sunglasses//clutch



Now September is a completed chapter it’s on to the fall months!  Time for cozy scarves and pumpkin flavored everything!!!



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