July Rewind


July Rewind! Kayla Blogs

I’ve always wanted to do a “rewind” type post where I look back on some of the things I did and the posts I’ve written over the course of the month. I decided that this month I’d share with you some Instagram photos as well as give you a quick list of the posts that were published on the blog in July (just in case you missed some!) and whose blogs I’ve been reading at least once a day.

This month has felt both extremely fast and extremely slow. July was my last full month living in Pittsburgh with Ryan. I’m extremely sad about that because we’ve had so much fun adventuring together and crossing off bucket list items. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I have to go back to school and can’t see him every day!

I wrote a lot of blog posts this month that I’m really proud of but I think my favorite one has to have been my post about Preparing for the Fall Semester. Its been getting a ton of Pinterest traffic (so exciting!) and I would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think!

These are the blogs I’ve been obsessing over this month… check them out below!

The Fashionista’s Diary, Coming Up Roses, Helene in Between

Speaking of favorite blogs, this month I tried (and kind of failed) to do Helene‘s #31PhotosInBetween Instagram challenge. I was pretty proud of some of the pics I took this month so I wanted to show them off here on the blog! Some of the photos warranted a blog post plug so look out for those as you scroll!

Take a look at my favorite Instagram photos from this month!



Check out my post about our Lake Erie weekend!



I just put up a review of this book on the blog!


Check out Ryan’s guest post! He talked about his favorite thing (food).


THE TIME IS NOW 💪🏼 #kaylasPGHsummer

A post shared by Kayla Rivoli (@kaylavblogs) on



Spending my night with @davidsonpete at @pittsburghimprov 😜 #kaylasPGHsummer

A post shared by Kayla Rivoli (@kaylavblogs) on


Crossed off another item on my Pittsburgh bucket list that night!



We stopped by Dave & Andy’s and crossed off some more bucket list items!


Stay tuned for some more fashion-related posts on the blog within the next month or so!

And just in case you wanted to stick around for a while and catch up, here are my posts from this month!

8 Photos of HappinessJune Book Wrap-UpJuly 4th Weekend at Lake ErieDay Designer Blue Sky EditionPreparing for the Fall SemesterYearly Blogging Questions to Ask Yourself (it’s a link up!), 5 Songs I Have on RepeatBlogger Buddies Pen Pal CommunityThe Only College Packing List You’ll NeedThe Guys Behind the Blog (July Edition)July Book Haul + ReviewsRestaurant Review: Mad Mex

What’s one exciting thing you did this month?

If you’re a blogger, link me your favorite blog post from this month so I can check it out!

  • That ice cream looks so delicious! Looks like you had a good month in July! Plus blogger buddies has started so that’s always exciting! Also a great favorite post, congrats on all the pinterest sharing!

    I’m a new blogger, but I think my favorite post would have to be this one: http://www.mypopofcolor.com/adventures-as-a-saha-global-field-representative/ I loved my time in Ghana and it was fun to share my story with everyone else!


    • What an amazing experience! I would love to volunteer in Africa. I hope I can go there to teach English at some point in my life.

  • Ashley Vickney

    Looks like you had so much fun! Congrats on the pinterest sharing! I love the little moments in between, looks like you made the most of your month!

  • Tiffani Grosser

    You’ve had a busy month but it certainly looks like it’s been fun! My favorite part of this month would have to be my vacation, that hasn’t technically happened yet, but we’re taking off tomorrow so it’s still a July activity! Not to mention finally getting my blogger buddy!

    • Yay! Can’t wait to read about your vacation!

  • Emma Richardson

    That ice cream looks amazing!!! Seriously considering going to get some right now. I love your post and am planning my own July Rewind now!


    • I’ll be on the look out for your July rewind post :)

  • Savannah Ward

    I LOVE Helene in Between. Her blog was one of the first I found and she’s so fun and inspiring. I also LOVE Coming Up Roses and the girl behind it. Erica is the sweetest and we’ve chatted a couple times about blogging. And all of Lauren’s posts on The Fashionista’s Diary make me super jealous hahaha. Her clothes are to die for!


    • YOU are too kind!!!! thank you so so so much!

    • She’s the best! I love reading their blogs and it’s a bonus that they’re all such nice girls!

  • Such great picks for bloggers this month!
    I love Lauren and Helene’s posts — so inspiring.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  • I love this type of post! It seems like you had a great month!

  • This post is a super cute idea, I love looking back on the month.

    • Me too, it makes me feel accomplished! Thanks Jordyn!

  • I love this idea for a blog post! My favorite post of mine from this past month was here: http://blogsfordays.com/2015/07/17/my-summer-orientation-what-i-wish-i-did/

    • Thanks for sharing, Kimberly! I’m gonna go check it out now :)

  • Yay for lots of Pinterest traffic on a post you were excited to share! Isn’t that a great feeling?!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • YES! I was so excited to finally have a post be pinned by someone other than me haha.

  • I absolute love all those notebooks and planners you have!! I think I need those notebooks in my life. I think my favorite part of this month was getting to hang out with my sister who visited me for two weeks!

    Annie // Annie N Belle

    • I love my notebooks and planners too! They’re just so colorful and fun to look at! That’s so awesome that you got to spend time with your sister :) Glad you had fun!

  • Looks like you had so much fun and that ice-cream looks amazing!!

  • I can’t believe July is over! Props for getting all of that Pinterest traffic, and I love the attempt at the Instagram challenge!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  • first, i think you did amazing on the challenge! the fact that you joined at all makes my day!! I am so honored that you love my blog – seriously thank you so much! you made my day :)

  • Lauren Ashley

    This is a great roundup! I’m so honored that you mentioned my blog!!!!! I feel so special! Also, love Pittsburgh. Have I ever told you that I was going to move to Pittsburgh?!


    The Fashionista’s Diary

    • Hahaha basically I need you as my personal stylist. I’ve been attempting to branch out of my comfort zone when it comes to clothes and you’ve been inspiring me! So, thank you!

      I didn’t know you were going to move to Pittsburgh! I’ve been having a lot of fun here this summer and, being from Philadelphia, I’m liking it much more than I thought I would!

  • Allison Ellzey

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with a planner “family”!

    • Hahaha I’m sort of ashamed but mostly proud of it!

  • Loved seeing all that you’ve been up to this month! You’ve had a busy month!! Congrats on all of that repin traffic! Isn’t it exciting when something like that happens?!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  • Kendall Lake

    Hey Kayla! Found your blog through the that post you mentioned via the wonderful portal of Pinterest, and I’ve enjoyed following your blog ever since! (Also, that planner family?? MAGICAL.)

    My favorite post of mine this month was a How to Make a Summer Bucket List post, complete with infographic. I know most people only have a couple weeks of summer left, but it’s never too late to make a checklist. https://postitperfectionist.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/tips-for-making-a-summer-bucket-list-2/

    ~Kendall // Postitperfectionist.wordpress.com

  • All of your Instagram pics are so cute! Your new Maybooks are just darling, and I hope you had a blast at Lake Erie!

  • Looks like such a fun month! Cute photo of you and your boyfriend (and can I please have some of that ice cream?!)!

    x Sarah