Oh, hello there June! Now that we are officially in the throws of summer, I can’t think of a better way to officially kick off the season than with a summer Lust List. There’s just something about this weather that inspires all shops to unearth the most amazing vintage. My wishlist and I almost can’t keep up!

I am definitely finding myself slipping into relaxation mode. Everything seems to get increasingly more chill over the summer (at least with the craziness of last semester to compare it to). And although I still have a mile long laundry list of to do items, I find myself answering the call of the ocean more often than not, enjoying a weekend away with the Mr., or ducking out early to take a stroll down to the docks.

And with all of this down time, don’t I need some new clothes so I look adorable in all of my relaxing? Rhetorical question. Of course I do!

For My Castle

We have a bit of a coffee ritual in my house that these spoons would be perfect for – as in, my husband makes me lattes and I love him for it.

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Milk & Honey Luxuries

Growing up, my love of sharks meant I got shark-themed EVERYTHING as gifts. I sort of grew out of it, but still can’t resist a shark themed bed for my cat now and then….

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: The Cat Ball

Umm…sparkly cloud-shaped teabags????

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Tea Heritage

For My Closet

This border print sundress is the stuff summer dreams are made of.

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Calendar Girl Vintage

The term deadstock is music to my ears. Especially when it comes in a 1950’s dress as cute as this one…

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Word From the Bird

For me, summer = strapless.

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Geronimo Vintage

This Kamehameha beauty looks like a friend to the long-waisted….

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Oh Henry Vintage

Gah. The blue. The floral. The scalloped hemline. This dress sings out of garden parties and sipping Pimms… Sign. Me. Up.

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Sweet Life Vintage

For Some Arm Candy

Patent leather AND some fruit adornment on a bag? Yes please!

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Miss L Fire

I swoon over vintage wicker animal bags. But I’ve never seen an OWL one before!

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Naughty Kitty Vintage

Can never go wrong with a vintage barrel purse. It just goes with everything.

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Alley Cats Vintage

For South of my Ankles

I am so in love with the latest styles from Miss L Fire. Nothing gets my shoe-heart beating faster than the 3D flowers on these Rosetta flats!

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Miss L Fire

There’s something so dreamy about these iridescent heels

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Modcloth

I always reach for pastels in the summertime. And that includes my footwear.

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via : Unique Vintage

For Some Adornment

I don’t really wear hats. But I might make an exception for this berried-chapeau!

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Hollie Point

Ahhh I love this family necklace! I especially love that it’s fully customizable to your family – including pets!

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Lena Yastreb
I’m not one who often wears a lot of rings (outside of my wedding rings), but I might make an exception for these adorable personalized name rings

Lust List #24 : Summer Lovin' - The Dressed Aesthetic
Photo via: Grace Personalized

For some reason, despite my surrender to Relaxation Mode, I’m anticipating a mindset shift in the next week or so towards starting to prep for fall (I know, already? But I’m a planner). I have a few projects to clear off my desk, and then comes that all-too-familiar fear of what on earth I’m going to teach them about come mid-August!?! I mean, it’s not like Marine Biology is a broad field or anything…

At least when the stress starts to creep in, I can feel safe in the knowledge that I survived it once, and therefore can survive it again. It’s amazing what prior experience can do for your mindset. As if resilience is simply born from a quick glance into my rearview mirror. Maybe that’s a successful survival strategy? Do everything once and therefore be afraid of nothing.

Better get on that List of Everything. And in the meantime, I can seek solace in vintage…..

 

xoxo

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