I must admit, the last few months of summer have been pretty blissful. Although there’s the normal stress of day to day, I’ve luxuriated in the lack of frantic lecture writing and racing between campus and my office. I think it’s so important to stop and appreciate the downtime, because before I know it, the fall semester will be greeting me with a knowing smirk.

This past week has definitely been one to enjoy. My in-laws were in town to visit, which meant we got to explore parts of the city we never seem to have time to explore: we visited the local battleship, took them on a tour of the lab, and even managed to enjoy a glass (or four) of wine in historic downtown.

One personal part of the summer I find myself enjoying is getting to take the extra time in the morning getting ready. Although I am probably more dressed up than most, I also have my various levels of “together” – when I’m lecturing, I usually throw on something quick, slap on a bit of lip gloss, and dart out the door. In the summer, I can take a bit of time on my makeup, experiment with different crinolines, and bust out some of my favorite summer sundresses.

So, to commemorate these past few months, here are some of my favorite summer looks!

{Review} Introducing Orchard Corset - The Dressed Aesthetic
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Dress: She’s Dynamite // Heels: LuLu’s
{Review} Introducing Orchard Corset - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: {Review} Introducing Orchard Corset
Corset: Steel-Boned Longline Underbust Satin Corset in white c/o Orchard Corset
Candy Coated Memory - The Dressed Aesthetic
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Dress: Sarah & Ludo Vintage (similar modern & vintage) // Heels: gift, Poetic License (similar)
Candy Coated Memory - The Dressed Aesthetic
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A Daisy by Any Other Name - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: A Daisy by Any Other Name
Dress: Wanderlust  (similar modern & vintage)
A Daisy by Any Other Name - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: A Daisy by Any Other Name
Dress: Wanderlust (similar here) // Heels: Seychelles (similar)
Free at Last - The Dressed Aesthetic
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Skirt: Nicole Elaine Vintage (similar modern & vintage)
Free at Last - The Dressed Aesthetic
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Top: White House Black Market
It's the Little Things - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: It’s the Little Things
Skirt: H&M // Heels: Jeffrey Campbell (similar)
It's the Little Things - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: It’s the Little Things
Top: H&M (similar) // Lip Color: BITE
Overdressed and I Like It - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Overdressed & I Like It
Dress: The Sweet Life Vintage (similar modern & vintage) // Heels: WHBM (similar)
Overdressed and I Like It - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Overdressed & I Like It
Belt: Alannah Hill (similar) // Gloves: Bettina Darling (similar)
Mom & Me - The Dressed Aesthetic
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Dress: Vintage Calling (similar modern & vintage) // Belt: Anthropologie (similar)
Mom & Me - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Mom & Me
Bag : Saturday Night Vintage (similar here & here)
Your Own Brand of Fabulous: Reviewing Unique Vintage - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Your Own Brand of Fabulous: Reviewing Unique Vintage
Left Dress: Delores Swing Dress
Middle Dress: Darcy Swing Dress 
Right Skirt: Pink Flamingo swing skirt
The Unicorn - The Dressed Aesthetic
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Dress: Glenna’s Vintage Shop (similar modern & vintage) // Bag: Gift (similar)
The Unicorn - The Dressed Aesthetic
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Candy Floss - The Dressed Aesthetic
Original Post: Candy Floss
Dress: Sweet Bee Finds (similar modern & vintage) // Heels: B.A.I.T
Candy Floss - The Dressed Aesthetic
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This has also been an exciting week, because it marked my annual Closet Cleanout! I know some of you scooped up some of my pretties in the sale – thank you for giving my garments new homes! It always feels better parting with something when you know it stays in the family. If any of you missed it, you can check out the items that are still up for grabs here. And now, closet clear, might be time to fill it up again…

Happy weekend everyone!

 

xoxo

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