To say August was a busy month for me would be an understatement. I moved into a new place at the beginning of the month, which was kind of crazy since it was under construction. I spent the month helping my Mom with house decisions, decorating the new place, and attempting to help unpack. While there's still a few things to be do we're done with big projects for now, which I am thankful for! In between all of that I've made a few trips to Philly, spent some time appreciating the area I live in, and have even gotten to the pool a few times. As usual I documented everything on Instagram and below I have a recap of my month in pictures. If you're not following me (@theblushblonde) make sure to do that now!
In my bedroom at the new place I went with white walls and blonde wood floors. In terms of interior design I love a light and airy look so I figured this would be the perfect setting for that. However, I thought picking out white paint for the walls would be an easy task and I could not have been more wrong! After mulling over what felt like a million white paint chips I am very happy with the color I (finally) chose. I am also so in love with the flooring, which I know probably sounds odd, but it's even more beautiful in person!
The color scheme of my new room is white, pink, and gold so I was over the moon to find this pink succulent to go on my desk! I had no clue succulents came in pink so finding this seriously made my day. If you're looking for well priced succulents I recommend heading to Costco, my Mom and i have gotten a few from there and the selection is great!
This was taken at my favorite ice cream spot in Philadelphia, The Franklin Fountain, which is around the block from a doctor's office I go to a lot. On this day I messed up the time of my appointment and we got there an hour early so my Mom and I decided to go get ice cream while we were waiting. It was the most gorgeous day so we sat outside to eat our ice cream and had the whole place to ourselves. We had to bring Coco (my dog) with us that day since there were construction workers at the house and she sat perfectly on my Mom's lap while we ate ice cream and I shared my cone with her (broke off a few little pieces and fed it to her), she was too cute! It was such a fun and relaxing time we were happy I messed up the appointment time!
I cannot resist taking a picture of beautiful flowers! This gorgeous bush of flowers was across the street from a place I was getting lunch at about ten minutes from my house so I had to get a shot of it. It's making me sad the summer blooms are starting to disappear!
The big part of the renovations we've been doing in our new house is in the kitchen. We didn't get countertops in there until ten days after we moved in and I took this picture right after they were installed. For the design we went with white cabinets and countertops, and dark wood floors. I am really happy with how everything came out and love our new kitchen!
I was so excited for the Olympics this past month and I loved how Vogue combined athletics and fashion with their August issue. I'm also a huge fan of Gigi Hadid so I had to get a copy for myself! On this day I was at home working on a few blog things and flipping through the magazine.
I got the most beautiful marble and gold table at HomeGoods for my bedside table. I am so in love with it and got such a good deal on it, which makes it even better! My room is still a mess because we had to make a few renovations to my closet, but I wanted to show off a part of my room that was kind of finished. I have so much more to go, but I am having such a good time decorating my room and love finding unique pieces like this!
I've posted a lot of pictures of the church at my college before because it gorgeous and iconic, but I realized I had never shared a picture of my church from home before. In my opinion this church is even more beautiful. I'm not a super religious person, but this is the church I grew up in, which makes it special. It's set on a lake, is over one hundred years old, and most of pieces used to make it came from Italy!
This is the pool at my Dad's place, which Coco and I have been to a few times in the past month. I've been trying to get Coco to go swimming and have brought her in the water with me a few times, which has been so much fun!
I got this bralette from one of my favorite boutiques in Philadelphia, Smak Parlour, last week and couldn't wait to show it off. I also wanted to share the Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo I received from Influenster in Kink & Kisses; after I use it a few times I will definitely do a review of it on here for all of you!
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 month?
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