Perhaps because I spent such a good part of my young adult life in university, I always associate this time of year with the excitement and release that comes with the end of the stresstful university/college school year. Around this time six(!) years ago, the end of the school year was especially liberating for me. I had just completed my dissertation defense, which meant the end of student life for me for good! As a little salute to all those finishing up their own academic pursuits, here are some images of fashionable lady graduates from the 1930s Life Magazine. CONGRATS, Grads!! Side note regarding that last image: how come my university bookstores never sold AWESOME dresses?? Warm up the time machine, cause I am going back to snap em all up.