The end of August today means we are that much closer to fall! While I'm sad to see summer go (it went too fast didn't it?!) at this point I just want it to be fall already! This super hot weather we've been having is killing me so I can't wait for it to cool down a bit, enjoy the changing leaves, and do all things fall. While I'm excited for what is to come today I'm sharing what my August was like through Instagram. Make sure to follow along - @theblushblonde!
I kicked off the month of August with a trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which you can read about here. My Mom and I went to visit one of my sorority sister's and her family and stayed in a house they were renting on the canal, this was the breathtaking sunset view from one of the many porches. The house literally had the most gorgeous views and I really enjoyed taking pictures of all the beauty nature has to offer.
This is also from our time in Rehoboth because when you're on a trip with one of your sisters you absolutely have to get a picture throwing up letters. I mean are you even really a sorority girl if you don't get one of these?! We took this picture during a morning walk on the beach.
This is the crazy delicious strawberries and whipped cream crêpe I had at breakfast during our trip. There is the most darling little French café in Rehoboth called Café Papillon that serves authentic, homemade French pastries and crêpes that are just amazing. I am seriously still dreaming about these and can't wait to go back to Rehoboth to have more!
Of course in the summer my Instagram feed is filled with pictures of my little dog Coco. Coco lives at home with my Mom while I'm at school and one of my favorite parts of summer is getting to spend so much time with her snuggling her and giving her love. My sorority's Social Media Coordinator was looking for pictures of sisters' dogs in letters so I just had to take one of Coco! We had to have a little photoshoot that involved quite a few treats and this was the only good shot out of about twenty, but it came out so cute she was featured on Adam Block Design's Instagram.
This is a snap from my trip to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens I didn't share in my posts! This place is gorgeous and if you're in the Philadelphia area definitely a must see.
On the 18th I was lucky enough to be invited to Instyle's Summer Social in New York City. The event was a cocktail party so I pulled out some of my favorite accessories to wear!
This was taken at Instyle's Summer Social cocktail party. I got to meet Erica of Coming Up Roses and we had so much fun. At the event there were so many amazing companies to meet with, so many awesome products to try out, and countless giveaways. I was lucky and even won one of the giveaways, which was super exciting! We also got the coolest swag bags filled with a million goodies I can't wait to share with you guys.
I took this picture the day I left for school. I always miss Coco so much when I'm at school, especially after I've been home with her all summer. I think it's because I talk to my parents on the phone all the time, but I can't talk to Coco and Skype/FaceTime confuses the hell out of the poor thing. Also not going to lie I'll definitely be missing my big comfy bed while I'm at school too.
This picture was taken on the first day of classes, which also happened to be my last first day of school as an undergrad, something that is kind of scary. After classes one of my sorority sister's and I went out for a celebratory happy hour dinner and she took this for me. I'm a total dork who loves to get a new outfit for the first day of school, I picked up this too cute romper at Riff Raff and of course I had to show it off on Insta.
What fashionista doesn't just love the September Issues?! The September Issue of Vogue is basically the bible for the rest of the year and it's literally the size of a text book. Allure was the first fashion magazine I ever bought when I was 11 years old and it has been a favorite of mine ever since. Glamour is another favorite of mine and I love Karlie Kloss so I just had to get it!
So this was my August in pictures! Come check me out on Instagram (@theblushblonde) and follow along with me to see more of what's here! How was your August?