Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July 2016 on Instagram

Who else can't believe it's already August?!  I feel like I just started my summer and now it's coming to an end.  The really weird part about this month though is that I'm not going back to college, I've done that for the five years so it's definitely a big change.  I tried to lay low in July though and soak up as much summer relaxation as I could.  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!

The Silver Diner is a favorite of mine!  I'm usually not a diner person, but their healthy, natural, and local approach to diner food has made me a huge fan.  I have crazy food allergies and they use Breyer's Ice Cream, which I can actually eat, so every time I go there I need to get a milkshake!  This day I especially needed one because I had to fast that morning, get like eight vials of blood taken, and almost passed out so a sweet treat was a must.

These were my 4th of July weekend essentials!  Blue and white stripes with a red lips are a must to celebrate America!

My Happy 4th of July post!  Nothing more classic than a good old fashioned Coke.  The funny thing is though is that this is actually a Mexican Coke because American Coke is made with High Fructose Corn Syrup, which I'm allergic to, and Mexican Coke is made with cane sugar.  So the secrets out, I celebrated America's birthday with Mexican Coke.

One night my Mom and I went to our favorite little (tiny) seafood shop that sells takeout in the summer you can eat outside in a small picnic area.  We ordered all the super fried, greasy, amazing, delicious seafood we wanted and went to town on it with the gorgeous view.  We had a great time and the food and views were too good!

I've been trying to get back into exercising lately and this was my first day back at it.  I love to do Pilates and yoga to strengthen and tone my body, and get all the other amazing benefits exercise has to offer!

Sprinkles is one of my favorite places to go when I'm in New York City and I have been dying to try their ice cream for a while.  My Mom and I took an NYC day trip in July and finally getting some Sprinkles ice cream was high on my list of things to do.  This is red velvet ice cream in a red velvet waffle cone and it was amazing!  Red velvet is my absolute favorite cupcake and the ice cream was well worth the wait.

This is another shot from our day trip to New York.  We stopped at Rockefeller Center to take a few pictures for this post and this picture is from that.

I made this designer hat for way less and I was so excited to share it!  If you want to make one for yourself check out this post for the step by step instructions.

I went to HomeGoods to get a new bedside table and in addition to finding a gorgeous one I also found this adorable planner.  I'm so glad I found this when I did because I have a crazy new medication schedule and I'm using this to keep track of it.

I took this picture after shooting for my post with Irresistible Me.  In this shot I'm rocking their Silky Touch 20 inch 200g Silky Platinum Blonde clip in human hair extensions.  These extensions are great and made me feel like I had the most dreamy mermaid hair!  To learn more about them and my experience with them check out this post!

So this was my July 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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Today I'm linking up with Midweek Inspo, WIWWOh Hey Girl!I Feel Pretty, and Trendy Wednesday.


  1. Great recap! Thanks for sharing, and happy August! :) xo, sharon

  2. I love this post! Your instagram posts are so cute! I love how light your photos are!

  3. Ahh your instagram is so cute! Happy August!

  4. Your Fourth of July with Mexican Coke made me laugh so hard because my cousin is also allergic to high fructose corn syrup and she's obsessed with it! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  5. Such cute Instagram photos! Love that rose hat, way too cute!!

  6. Great recap! I loved the DIY hat post!



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