We are finally feeling the last strains of summer give way to autumn. I can almost see the humidity leaving the air here in NC and hear a tussle of leaves as a cool breeze starts to bring in the first strains of fall. I’m always a bit sad when summer starts to end, yet can’t wait to start busting out some cozy layers.

And this was definitely a summer to remember – our first here in NC, but not as deathly hot as I was expecting. We had plenty of great family visits, a bit of travel, and as the season winds down I find myself settling into my teaching groove once again. As much as I love the free spiritedness of summer, I must say I’m a gal who likes her routine.

So, to send off summer properly, here are some of my favorite looks from the past few months!

Parasol Parade - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Parasol Parade
Dress: Mill Street Vintage (similar modern & vintage) // Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar)
Parasol Parade - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Parasol Parade
Parasol: Trashy Diva
Hat's Off - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Hat’s Off
Dress: Calendar Girl Vintage (similar modern & here) // Belt: Alannah Hill (similar)
Hat's Off - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Hat’s Off
Hat: Unique Vintage // Shoes: Irregular Choice
Just My Type - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Just My Type
Dress: Butch Wax Vintage (similar modern & here) // Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Just My Type - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Just My Type
Handbag: Mary Frances // Belt: Alannah Hill (similar)
Feeling Crabby - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Feeling Crabby
Dress: Violets in May // Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear
Feeling Crabby - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Feeling Crabby
Dress: Violets in May  // Bag: Betsey Johnson
Lucky Bug - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Lucky Bug
Dress: Sea of Vintage (similar modern & vintage)
Lucky Bug - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Lucky Bug
Dress: Sea of Vintage // Bag: Bettina Darling (similar)
Original Post: Brain Freeze
Dress: Tuesday Rose Vintage (similar modern & vintage)
Original Post: Brain Freeze
Shoes: Shoe Bakery
The Fairytale - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: The Fairytale
Dress: Chotronette // Shoes: Rene Caovilla (similar)
The Fairytale - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: The Fairytale
Dress: Chotronette

This week the lab is a bustle of activity. While we still have equipment being delivered and various things being screwed into walls or hooked up to the network, I also have a visiting scientist coming in to process some tissue and a hive of eager undergrads ready and waiting to lend a hand. Nothing makes me smile more than that excited feeling of discovery. I think that will forever be my favorite part of working with undergraduates – reminding me of the feeling where everything is new and every day is an adventure.

Meanwhile, this poor, overworked researcher will be trying to wrap up a book chapter draft and writing lectures, while leaving the fun stuff to the young’uns. Although I may have to peek in every now and then. I mean, what’s the fun of having your own lab if you can’t play in it once in awhile??

Once more unto the breach!

 

xoxo

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