Thursday, April 27, 2017

When Life Gives You Lemons...

I came across an amusing joke on the Instagram account of Carson Kressley (of former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame and most recently a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice) recently about lemons. He transformed the old adage "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" into "when life gives you lemons, get vodka". After a long week, that doesn't sound like a bad idea!

Lemons are always a staple for summer dressing. Most recently, I picked up this lemon T-shirt from J. Crew for about $15 and it still pops up occasionally online. (They did, however, have an entire stack of them last week in store!) Since then, J. Crew, in addition to other retailers, have all come out with a number of items featuring lemons, all of which I would like to add to my growing collection of lemon themed apparel!

The one thing I don't have in my collection is a lemon bag. (It's next on my list!) The good news is that designers have that area covered too! Below are some of my favorite lemon bags for summer. My favorite being the one that looks like an actual lemon from C. Wonder. I love bags that look like other things, so it's right up my alley!

I decided to pair white jeans with my navy lemon tee, both of which are staples of summer, even thought it's not summer quite yet. These jeans were another amazing deal that I picked up at the J. Crew Factory for only $12! I think they were actually from the regular J. Crew, but somehow made it to the outlet. To add an additional pop of color to my ensemble, I garnished it with these fun tassel earrings from Bauble Bar. I had been looking for an excuse to wear them, much like I am now looking for an excuse to drink some lemonade with a splash of Vodka!

Tee: J. Crew here
Jeans: J. Crew "toothpick" here and sale version here
Bag: Louis Vuitton similar here and here
Shoes: J. Crew similar here
Earrings: Bauble Bar "Catalina" here
Sunglasses: Celine


  1. This is sooo cute! I am loving the color combination for spring. So fun you have the perfect background, too! Haha - I love Carson's thoughts on lemons. :) Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Also, I am currently looking for co-hosts, so I hope you will consider the opportunity.

  2. When life gives you lemons, grab all the lemon clothing out there lol. Love love this tee. I have more pineapple than lemons in my closet so I need more lemons. Love love those earrings and I just put myself on the wait list for them. My birthday is tomorrow so I figured why not. ;-) I think those earrings go with everything in your colorful wardrobe. =)


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