Life Lately: Autumn 2017

Hello Autumn / Simply Lovebirds

As a New Englander, I experience all the seasons to the fullest, so naturally I like to organize time in my head based on the weather and my surroundings. So if you don’t mind, I will be writing these life updates according to the seasons because every season brings something new!

These are my plans for Autumn, basically up till the end of the year. Then it’s 2018, whaaa?

Big events

  • Road tripping along coastal Maine! Since my 23rd birthday coincides with Labor Day weekend in early September, Dan and I drove from Connecticut up to Portland, Maine to celebrate. While our trip only lasted the three day weekend, it was still such a wonderful way to end the summer. My travel posts on Maine are currently in the works!
  • Wedding dress shopping! At the end of August, I went wedding dress shopping at a store called, BHLDN. While that may seem like a jumble of letters—because well, it is—the store is pronounced, Beholden. BHLDN is actually Anthropologie’s official wedding brand, so that’s how you know they are trendy AF. (There I go again with the acronyms). Unfortunately, I can’t show you my wedding dress yet because that would spoil the surprise. However, I plan to share my wedding dress shopping experience sometime in July 2018—eeep!
  • Traveling to Scotland! As briefly mentioned in Life Lately: Summer 2017, Dan and I will be visiting my college friend in Scotland this October! My friend and I have been skyping each other for the past 1-2 years, so we are excited to finally reunite IN PERSON. Coming up soon will be a blog post outlining some tips on how to stay in touch with friends who live abroad.
  • Photographing our engagement session! We are in the process of securing our photographers. Once that is settled, we can get our engagement photos taken (finally)! When we first got engaged, we took some shots together with a tripod in the backyard for practice. (See our winter engagement photos.) But we are eager to have a professional take our photos. Our photographers seem like genuinely cool people, so we’re excited!

Hello Autumn / Simply Lovebirds

Little (but equally important) events

  • Editing our Youtube Vlogs. Currently, I am drowning with all these projects, as you had read above, so I am extremely behind on editing my vlogs for Youtube. Like an entire summer behind. Hopefully, my videos will start rolling out soon before they are way too outdated. In the meantime, maybe you guys should subscribe?
  • Growing my blog. Oh hey, my blog is almost an entire year old! If it were a real baby, it would be walking on its own about now! My goal over the summer was to use more social media and I wanted to keep my promise. Within the past few months, I had rejoined Instagram and created my first Twitter account. Eventually, I will have to join Facebook to be taken seriously as a blogger, but hey, BABY STEPS. My ongoing goal is to grow my social accounts and make more blogging friends!
  • Enjoying Autumn. Autumn is such a fun season. Dan and I hope to partake in a ton of fall activities such as apple picking, visiting a corn maze, making pumpkin-related desserts and all that festive stuff. Any recommendations?

What are you up to this season?

Read about last season, Life Lately: Summer 2017

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72 Comments

  1. September 25, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I can’t wait to see all your pictures from Scotland! I will be enjoying my first fall in 3 years…very excited about it!

    • October 5, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Wow I can’t imagine going three years without fall! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. September 25, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    This was such a lovely post to read, Kim! I can’t wait to read all about your adventures in Scotland – it’s such a majestic place! Also, I can’t wait for more of your YouTube videos to start rolling out, I absolutely love yours and Dan’s vlogs – they’re so fun! Gorgeous snaps!

    As for some Autumn recommendations, you should definitely go visiting a farm or something! Or maybe some Halloween-y activity? It’s such a great season, I have to agree!

    I hope you’ve had an awesome Monday!
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

    • October 5, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Aw Michael you are my favorite person ever right now!!! Thank you for subscribing and watching our videos! 😀 And those are great recommendations! Hope you have a festive fall season!

    • October 5, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      That’s so good to hear! I love their styles!

  3. Diana
    September 25, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Scotland is going to be amazing! I look forward to your photos, I plan to possibly take school there next year. Apple picking and enjoying fall activities are my favourite things to do too. Good luck with your blog goals, I wish you all the best! xx

    http://mylovelierdays.com

    • October 5, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Diana! We are so excited for Scotland! My friend goes to school there, so I could get you two in contact if you have any questions!

  4. September 25, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Ohh Scotland will be exciting! Where abouts are you going?

    • October 15, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you! We will be visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow and Isle of Skye!

  5. September 25, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Im actually excited about the pictures that will come along side about your plans this autumn! Please share more about it! I just thought that there’s so much education from it haha!

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you! The pictures will be on the blog so I hope you check back soon!

  6. September 25, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I can’t wait to see that wedding dress! Coming from a brand that has anything to do with Anthro, I know it’s fabulous!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you, Brooke! I am super excited for it.

  7. September 26, 2017 / 12:36 am

    I had no idea that’s how you pronounced BHLDN. Thanks for the clarification! And Scotland sounds like so much fun! I would love to go there and see all the Outlander spots.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Me either. My mind was blown when I found out. Now it all makes sense to me haha. And we are psyched to visit the highlands!

  8. September 26, 2017 / 3:11 am

    That’s so cool that you’re coming to Scotland next month – I’m sure you’ll absolutely love it! That’s so exciting too with your engagement photos and wedding dress shopping – sounds like you’ve got such a fun autumn ahead!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks Heather! Scotland looks beautiful in the pictures. I am hoping I can capture that same beauty to share with all of you!

  9. September 26, 2017 / 3:35 am

    OMG You have so many plans going on!! I wish mine were more interesting (here´s the life of a college student that decided doing two degrees at the same time was the best idea ever )

    https://justohana.blogspot.com.es

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      I feel like this year has been the most busiest I have ever been. Hopefully it slows down haha but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. College was a great time to really discover yourself, have fun, let loose and just be yourself and do what you want to do. I hope you enjoy it! Best of luck with your two degrees! That sounds busy on its own!

  10. September 26, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Wow! A lot of plans!!! Last year in December, I was in Scotland and I just fell in love with it. It is an amazing and charming place, look at my instagram. I wanted to take pics of every single corner hehe. If you need some recommendations, please let me know, I stayed on a Bed and Breakfast so cheap and good.
    A lot of kisses,
    E.
    http://www.withcapitale.com

  11. September 26, 2017 / 5:08 am

    Wow, you will have lots going on this Autumn, I’m from England and Scotland is sooo pretty, you will love it! xx
    worldofbethblog.wordpress.com

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      I have no doubt that I’d love Scotland! England sounds beautiful too!

  12. September 26, 2017 / 6:26 am

    Aww loved reading this! I can’t believe your blog is only a year old; you’re so professional, I thought you’d been blogging longer! xx

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Aw thanks Mia! That made my day to know that my hard work has made an impression on you!

  13. September 26, 2017 / 6:28 am

    AHHH can’t believe you got your wedding dress! I can’t wait to see! I love BHLDN – I got so many things there for my wedding. Happy planning!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks Quinn! BHLDN has the cutest things.

  14. September 26, 2017 / 6:59 am

    I am heading into Spring but Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year 🙂 Wedding dress shopping! So great you found a dress! Also super cute polariods 🙂

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks Susie! I am already missing summer but fall isn’t too bad.

  15. September 26, 2017 / 7:39 am

    This is such a lovely post and it’s great to see the lovely things which are on the way!! Can’t wait to see your posts!! Hope you have a great week ahead!

    Layla xx
    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thanks Layla!

  16. September 26, 2017 / 8:00 am

    You have such great plans this autumn! I love to do planning too and then I just really can’t await the things to happen lol. I still remember how i picked my wedding dress, such a precious moment.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      We took a few photos while wedding dress shopping and it was such an emotional time. I think I will remember it for a long time too. Thanks for stopping by and reading about my plans!

  17. September 26, 2017 / 8:11 am

    So lovely!! I can’t wait to see you in your wedding dress! And I absolutely love engagement photo sessions! I’ve had mine last year in Jan and got married in Sep! And now we’ve been married for a year, just had our wedding anniversary 3 weeks ago..Time really flies when you’re having fun 🙂 My plans for this season are attending my sister’s wedding in October in Hong Kong, traveling to Japan (for the very first time woohoo!), catching up with friends and last but not least: having a family photo shoot with my hubs and little boy 🙂

    Vivian x
    http://www.viviantse.net

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Congrats on your wedding anniversary!! Hong Kong and Japan sound truly amazing. Safe travels and enjoy your time with family! Thanks for sharing your plans!

  18. September 26, 2017 / 8:11 am

    All of that sounds so wonderfully exciting and I am so happy for all of the wonderful things currently happening in your life 🙂 Cannot wait to see your YouTube videos! I’ve only been blogging consistently for around a month and am already thinking about joining facebook because everyone seems to be on there! Definitely tricky to manage aaaall the social media accounts at once.

    maria (http://whatismaria.com)

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks for all your enthusiasm, Maria! I am loving it! Social media is difficult but Facebook seems to be worth the time. I just need to kick myself haha.

  19. September 26, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Fellow baby blogger here – I have the same issues when it comes to being consistent with social media. I have a Facebook page and literally the only people following it are my family lol. Please send some of that fall weather down south. All the talk about pumpkin patches and breaking out the sweaters is making me jealous.

    Also, I just saw your Fort Lauderdale vacation guide and noticed that you stayed at the same hotel my husband and I did when we got married!

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Aww well I think family still counts! My parents don’t really care to read my blog. And vice versa, please send all the warm weather up north hehe. And that is actually SO AWESOME that you stayed at Sonesta! I loved staying at that hotel. It was my first Florida trip ever and I can literally still remember my first step out the airport. It was so hot and humid but I LOVED it. I’m pretty crazy for liking humidity apparently.

  20. September 26, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Yay for wedding dress scores! I can’t wait to see it! 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks Ashley!

  21. September 26, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    Holy moly, I can’t believe it’s officially autumn. We’re still in the 80s over in SoCal! Congrats on your blog growth in a year, by the way! I always think I need to do x,y,z to grow as well, but there never seems to be enough time in a day. Looking forward to seeing your engagement shoot. I hope it goes smoothly.

    • October 15, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Crazy! We are in the high 70s and low 80s in the northeast which is unheard of for Sept/Oct. Must be global warming D: And you’re right, there is no true formula for blog growth! Facebook seems like a no brainer though, which is why I’m kicking myself haha.

  22. September 26, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I’m seriously so excited for your engagement photos! And congrats on such a great job of growing your blog in a short amount of time – you go girl!

    cabin twenty-four

  23. September 26, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Hi there! Congratulations in your upcoming wedding! I can’t wait to see you in your wedding dress! There’s something about shopping for one that makes a girl so giddy. I was able to accompany 2 of my friends who are now newly weds and as a friend – I am giddy as well!! <3

    I am planning to visit scotland real soon. Maybe sometime before this year ends. I don't know what to expect actually but I bet it be as fab as London! Speaking of which, I never experienced Autumn in England just yet. I tired Winter and Summer – and summer def is to my liking.

    Keep in touch <3

  24. September 26, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Wow! So many exciting things for you before the year ends! Congrats on your engagement!! The wedding dress shopping must be so fun!

  25. Patty
    September 27, 2017 / 2:34 am

    Wow really beautiful shots! I love autumn too. I like when everything change the color and the fashion is great in this season 🙂
    Best,
    Measlychocolate by Patty

  26. Amy
    September 27, 2017 / 7:41 am

    You’ve already been busy! Sounds like a fun season!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  27. Gabrielle
    September 27, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Wedding dress shopping at BHLDN sounds completely dreamy – I had no idea Anthropologie had an official wedding brand! I can totally imagine how stylish the designs are. I love how you’ve mentioned enjoying Autumn; this really is such a gorgeous time of year!

    aglassofice.com
    x

  28. September 27, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I just spent a few minutes browsing the BHLDN website and ahh so beautiful! How exciting!! 😀 Good luck with all your smaller projects as well 🙂 // The biggest project for me this season is writing my senior thesis! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  29. September 27, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Your youtube videos are awesome. Keep up that great job! It seems like you are going to have a great autumn, Kim. How long are you staying in Scotland?

  30. September 27, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    So many exciting things! I love BHLDN. I didn’t get my dress there but my bridesmaid did and I pretty much based my decor from BHLDN haha! Have so much fun in Scotland and hopefully you’ll share your engagement photos!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  31. September 28, 2017 / 12:33 am

    I’ve always enjoyed the fall weather. It’s cooler, but not unbearably cold yet. Have you guys had unseasonably warmer weather up there, over this last week? We’ve still been hanging in the 90s. It truly doesn’t feel like September!

  32. September 28, 2017 / 4:25 am

    GORGEOUS photos of the autumn leaves! Sooo looking forward to seeing photos of your Scotland trip! <3

    Madison
    Breakfast at Madisons

  33. September 28, 2017 / 6:34 am

    Sounds like your wedding dress shopping was successful – looking forward to your blog post. Have a great time in Scotland! Miriam x

  34. September 28, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Hello Kim!

    Your life events are too exciting! 🙂 Shopping for a wedding dress is just one of a kind moment and traveling to Scotland is another. I assume you are excited with that too! Hope you enjoy your stay in Scotland :))

  35. September 28, 2017 / 11:23 am

    your winter engagement photos are adorable
    love all the snow
    and I can’t wait to see your Scotland travel photos

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape

  36. September 28, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    You have so many fun things planned for Autumn! I am excited to see your engagement photos and your wedding dress in the future. Autumn is my favorite season, so I’m counting down the days till cooler weather and being able to wear cozy sweaters x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

  37. September 28, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Wedding dress shopping is so fun! I have seen the pieces from BHLDN and they are GORGEOUS! I bet yours will be! Congrats on your engagement dear. Can’t wait to see your engagement session photos!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  38. October 1, 2017 / 1:18 am

    I’ve only followed your blog for two seasons so far since spring and I love how you take advantage of spring and summer in New England. You guys have more beautiful weathers out there! So excited to hear more progress on your wedding planning! Oh yeah, I totally understand the secrecy about the wedding dress ;). I’m still super excited for the fact that you said yes to the dress! Haha, this better be on the TV show ;).

    So cool that you and Dan are traveling next month! Totally looking forward to seeing the cool stories. Good luck with the rest of your wedding planning :). It’s great that your blog has been growing. Positive growth is the best kind of growth.

    https://exquisitely.me

  39. October 2, 2017 / 4:16 am

    I can’t wait to read about your wedding dress shopping!!! 🙂 (I’ve always been a huge fan of those dress finding shows like Say Yes to the Dress) Excited to see your engagement photos too!

  40. Keri Elaine
    October 2, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Sounds like a full plate! I don’t know how you and Dan manage to do so many things on the weekends and still find time to take such stunning photos. Y’alls love for each other radiates through the screen it is truly beautiful. This season I am doing acting showcase, to get the ball rolling with my acting, hopefully visiting a few friends in March and going home to FL in December. 🙂

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

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