The Perfect Summer Dress

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Are you looking for the perfect summer dress?

This dress (which runs true to size) has become my go to because it’s so effortless and the bright pattern grabs my attention each time. The best part is it’s on sale for $25. I have worn it to go shopping with flats, then dressed it up that night with gold wedges for my niece, Kimberly’s birthday dinner (pictured above). I also wore it to our casual weekday anniversary date last week to grab pizza. It’s so easy to slip on and go. My hubby even commented about liking it, so that definitely means it a winner in my book! I love how versatile this dress is; it can go for many events.

My favorite part is the vibrant print and the midi length. It has a tie around the waist which I love because it defines your waist. For this look I styled it for a date night. I wore gold statement earrings, lace around shoes and a straw clutch. For our casual date, I wore Jack Rogers flats and my white Michael Kors tote.

Speaking of anniversary, this weekend we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was such a fun night! We celebrated by going to our favorite steakhouse on Saturday. I wore this beautiful sequin dress below. One of my favorite traditions that I’ve done for each anniversary is wear my wedding shoes/earrings.

Today is Jake’s LAST first day of school. He started his 4th and final year of medical school. It is really starting to hit me that he is almost a physician. I cannot wait to see what this year brings!


Dress: Here C/O use code: LIFE20 for 20% off Gold Earrings: Old-Kate Spade Bag: Old-Tory Burch Shoes: Here

I hope everyone has a blessed 4th of July tomorrow! If you need a little inspiration, I have a post here with a fun look.



  1. waketonroad
    July 3, 2017 / 7:53 am

    It’s such a great summer dress! And congrats on your three year wedding anniversary! I love that you wear your wedding accessories! xo Bryn

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      July 3, 2017 / 8:18 am

      Thank you so much, Bryn! <3 I hope you have a fantastic 4th tomorrow.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      July 3, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Thanks, Taylor! It was such a wonderful celebration. We don’t get to do fancy dates, but maybe once a year and it was so romantic.

      • July 3, 2017 / 8:46 am

        I definitely understand! I know it is difficult to make time together with him being in med school, so glad you got the chance to do something special before he started another year 🙂

        • lifeofamedschoolwife
          July 3, 2017 / 9:39 am

          Thanks, lady <3 yay congrats to you both for a new year.

  2. lisacswick504
    July 3, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Pretty dress on a pretty girl! I love the picture with you and pretty little Kimberly!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      July 3, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Aw thank you 🙂 Yes, I almost forgot to include it, but remembered we took a picture together in this dress.

  3. lisacswick504
    July 3, 2017 / 9:42 am

    So excited that Jake is a 4th year med student now!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      July 3, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Yay me too

  4. July 3, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I can see why this is the perfect Summer dress. Such a great fit and I love the colors to. Thank you for sharing Courtney. Congrats on your 3rd wedding anniversary.


    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      July 3, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Nikki <3

  5. July 3, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Hi Courtney, I love the pattern on this pretty and patriotic dress! What a great price too.i would love to go shopping in it , just to stand out from everyone else( most in my area don’t wear dresses to shop) i’m glad your hubby likes it! The length is nice and modest for certain occasions, and the tie around gives more hourglass look. Love the clutch! What a pretty sequin dress! Its cool you wear your wedding earrings and shoes, a way to remember the day:) I love your make up too. Have a special 4th Courtney , hugs, Terri xoxo.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      July 3, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Terri <3

  6. July 6, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Your pics are amazing and you look so pretty in all of them! Such a cute dress and perfect for the 4th of July <3

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      July 6, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Aw thanks 💗💗💗

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