Twenty Six

Oct 3

Blondie in the City | 26th Birthday Balloons | Hayley Larue Birthday Post
Blondie in the City | 26th Birthday Balloons | Hayley Larue Birthday Post
Blondie in the City | 26th Birthday Balloons | Hayley Larue Birthday Post
Blondie in the City | 26th Birthday Balloons | Hayley Larue Birthday Post
Blondie in the City | 26th Birthday Balloons | Hayley Larue Birthday Post
Blondie in the City | 26th Birthday Balloons | Hayley Larue Birthday Post
Blondie in the City | 26th Birthday Balloons | Hayley Larue Birthday Post

Obviously from the title and the balloons, you can guess that I'm 26 today! So crazy! I feel like a year ago I was turning 23. And of course, no birthday is really that exciting after your 21st, I mean, right? lol. Cody is currently out of town for work, so I won't see him on our first celebration of my birthday as husband and wife, sadly, but it's ok! I've spent my last 5 birthday's with him, so it's all good. 

Since I haven't had Cody here, I actually took the photo of Meela and I on 10 second timer through an app on the iPhone. Ok, technically we took like 50, of course, and then picked one winner. It was quite the struggle taking it on my own and not having Cody to be the photographer. Definitely made me appreciate the time he takes to take my blog photos much more, lol. Then the champagne... It's actually wine. The rosé bottle of Veuve is an old one that I had on my bar cart because I obviously liked the bottle, and I was like, omg, let me put it in the pic! and then I poured the wine and was like, ok, that's yellow and CLEARLY not rosé, so a little editing on Lightroom did the trick, to make it look like it was, lol. 

One thing I learned after taking these inside versus outside like previous years, is that I should always take these inside, because it is so much easier to keep these numbers in place without any wind! Every year, I've gotten so frustrated taking my birthday posts because it always takes so much longer to take them since I only get like 3 photos max with the numbers facing the right way lol. (Exhibit A.) This time, I just taped the balloon string to the wall and I was set!

Alright, that's enough of my rambling. Happy Tuesday, everyone, and cheers to 26 years.

Headboard: Wayfair  |  Rose Gold Plate: Crate & Barrel  |  Sweater: Forever 21  |  Chanel Prints: c/o Fine Art America

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  1. ah happy birthday hun!! Pink champagne is exactly what you need to celebrate! Beautiful photos.
    Have a fantastic day lovely xx
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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU BABE!

    XX.

    @TINEPAIGE

  3. Anny says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL HAYLEY! HAVE A GREAT ONE!

  4. Obsessed with these photos! Your apartment aesthetic is so on point. Enjoy your 26th, love!
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  5. Kate says:

    I’ve taken pictures on my tripod before and boy it’s a struggle to not know if you’re in frame/focus. Happy birthday to you girl!
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

  6. Jessi Malay says:

    Ahhh happy belated birthday girl!! Your set up looks so pretty and I hope you had the best day ever<33 These pictures look amazing, I never would've guessed these were taken on a phone haha great job :)

    XO, Jessi
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  7. Anak Super says:

    enjoy reading ur post
    Happy Birthday..

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  8. Lisa Autumn says:

    Ahh I hope you had an amazing day hun!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  9. Yachy says:

    You should totally get pink tips, that photo makes it look like you have some! However, I haven’t followed you long but something tells me you have had pink hair before- lol.

    P.S, I’ve always wondered what app you used in order to edit your photos making everything black/white and you being the only main color focus.

    • Hayley Larue says:

      Hey girl! I do have pink tips here! :) About a year ago, I also dyed all of my hair pink haha. And yes! Such an awesome app.. It’s called “Touch Color” <3

  10. lin says:

    Wow happy belated birthday, looks like you’ve had an amazing year, wish you all the best for your 26 <3

    xoxo, All about Best Wallets 2017

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