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Simple for Summer

Alright, so fess up if you’re with me: is there a teeny tiny part of you that’s over sweating it out and ready for fall?

If you know me, you know that I absolutely abhor the cold. I’m pretty much miserable from Thanksgiving through March Madness, and long for the time in my life when I have the money to be a snowbird and escape to the Sun Belt for the winter.

But, I have to confess—the DC heat has been particularly suffocating as of late. I’m over my pre-work sweat sessions induced only by my walk to the Metro, not an intense cardio workout.

So since summer is here to stay for at least several more weeks, I’ve been searching for simple summer outfits to beat the heat in without sacrificing style.

And this Dress Up New Girl Mint Dress? Well, it definitely accomplishes just that.

a touch of teal shop dress up new girl mint dress

It’s light and airy—yet lined!—and works well for an appearance at a rooftop bar on weekends or just your average trip to Target when lifting your $100 worth of unplanned merchandise counts as your workout for the day. (Talk about a sweat sesh.)

Since this dress has worked out for me so well and quickly become a staple in my wardrobe, I’ve been considering picking up Dress Up’s Pure Happiness Coral Dress, too. What do y’all think?

a touch of teal shop dress up new girl mint dress

As an aside, is anyone else shocked at how fast summer is flying by?

It’s especially crazy since summer was so long this year since Memorial Day was so early, and Labor Day is so late. It almost hasn’t seemed truly like summer since I haven’t been to the beach yet, but I am rectifying that situation next week with my family’s annual trip to Ocean Isle!

I’m excited to lay out and finally work on my summer tan, read for pleasure as much as I want, and enjoy a Blue Moon or two on the beach.

But for the next four days, the beachy colors on this dress will have to do.

a touch of teal shop dress up new girl mint dress

*** SHOP THIS POST ***
Dress Up New Girl Mint Dress c/o
Trina Turk Earrings
Kendra Scott Aiden Necklace in Rose Gold c/o
Moon & Lola Pineapple Bracelet c/o
Kendra Scott Brennan Ring Set in Gold c/o
Michael Kors Watch
Vince Camuto Wedges
LOFT Clutch

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Photography by Rachel Brennan

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  1. I just loved all your accessories!!! And that clutch is so amazing! 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks lady! xx

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  2. Jenn wrote:

    I love the color of this dress! And how you put all the jewelry together. I rarely ever layer with jewelry, but it looks amazing. Soo jealous you get to go to the beach. We went earlier this summer, and I’m just itching to go back before the season ends.

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you lady! I hope you’re able to get back before the summer is over!

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  3. Allie wrote:

    This is such a cute outfit! I think the little details like the neon zipper pull and the little pineapple on the bracelet completely make the outfit. This would be cute for a garden party or a little summer get-together.

    Allie
    http://www.thebackallieway.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Allie! Could not agree more. I love the name of your blog!

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  4. Bree wrote:

    Gorgeous! And your accessories are so fun! I am so ready for some fall weather, it’s been so hot the last few weeks and I am done!

    xo Bree
    http://bree-west.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks lady! I know, plus when fall comes you can rock those cute cute boots!

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  5. Maria wrote:

    Lovely summer blue dress, yes difficult to survive in the heat, its a great idea to go for a beach holiday for sure.

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks lady!

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  6. I totally confess–I am ready for the fall.

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    • Katie wrote:

      So glad you’re with me lady! xx

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  7. I’m totally shocked how time if flying by. We just got into summer and now we’re already talking about fall fashion. I’m just going to love the summer that is here now. And let me just say… girl I love that dress. It’s simplistic but so chic.

    Kia / House of KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Seriously lady! Thanks so much. I am definitely going to try to soak as much out of the summer as I can.

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  8. Love this look! So pretty!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! xx

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  9. Lisa Riggs wrote:

    Love the simplicity of this dress, and it’s a beautiful color! Your ring and bracelet are really cute too 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you lady! xx

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  10. I love that dress, so cute! I’m a big summer girl, but I must say I’m kinda excited for fall, not rushing summer though!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks lady! Yes — not rushing is important to remember!

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  11. Sammy wrote:

    Such a stunning dress! The colour really suits you 🙂
    Loving your rings too xox

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Sammy! xx

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  12. Deniz wrote:

    I must admit – I am not ready for fall at all (: As hot as it gets, I really like it during summer. I can totally see where you are coming from though (: This dress looks lovely on you!

    – Deniz
    http://www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      I like it during summer too :] xx

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  13. Diana wrote:

    I absolutely love your shoes and accessories! http://www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you Diana!

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  14. Adorable! I love the mint color.

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Ashley! xx

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  15. Mili wrote:

    I also hate the cold but I admit a tiny part of me is looking forward to a more temperate fall 😉 I love the dress you’re wearing. It looks so comfy and perfect for this heat!

    Mili

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    • Katie wrote:

      Yes! A temperate fall could be nice! Boot weather, but not heavy jacket weather. xx

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  16. Lor wrote:

    Haha, I’m totally with ya, girl – I despise the cold and get miserable but I absolutely love fall and am secretly looking forward to it! That dress is such a beautiful colour and looks ridiculously comfy! Not to mention those wedges – oh, la la!

    http://cozycomfyhome.com/

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    • Katie wrote:

      So glad you’re with me! And thanks for the kind words :]

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  17. This look is so beautiful! I love your accessories!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! xx

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  18. Cute dress! … And YASSSS I’m ready for fall too!

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! xx

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  19. sydney wrote:

    This dress is beautiful, it looks so airy and light for these hot summer days!
    xo, Syd
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! xx

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  20. Cara wrote:

    The teal is beautiful on you! What nail polish are you wearing? It’s perfect for summer!

    xx Cara
    http://www.carascliche.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Cara! It’s OPI Alpine Snow — my favorite this season!

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