Monday, July 16, 2012

When Life Hands You Lemons....

... Make Lemonade!

Apparently I buy lemons every time we go to the grocery store. Even if I don't need lemons. Even if I already have lemons. I have a lemon issue.



I didn't even know I had a problem. Curtis discovered six lemons in the fridge early Saturday when we were taking inventory of our fridge and pantry- yes, it was exciting as it sounds. So I'm going to make a conscious effort to use some lemons this week. Maybe some lemonade, maybe some fish. Maybe a lemon pie. I doubt it, but you never know. I've got a lot of lemons!


Curtis asked me if I wanted to use them as a prop in these photos, but I thought that may be a little too much ;) This sheer tank is my first purchase from Forever 21, and I am pretty pleased with it. I thought it would be a great summery piece, but I am already looking ahead to layering it with a cardigan  and a pencil skirt in the fall and some skinnies and heels when it cools off. This is going to be a very versatile piece. 


Lemons


Forever 21 printed top
forever21.com

Twill shorts
walmart.com

Patent leather shoes
walmart.com

46 comments:

Tara_St said...

I love that top! I always have at least 2 lemons in the fridge at all times and I start to freak out if the supply only gets down to one lemon. I may also have a lemon problem.
Tara
Penniless Socialite
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Weesha said...

Omg you are too cute! I love the retro feel of this outfit and that top is summer perfection <3 Lol, you could have worse issues than lemons.

Feathers & Freckles said...

I love that top! Can't believe it's your first F 21 purchase - are you addicted now? I love stopping in there for a cheap new top or jewelry.

Haha, I love that Curtis suggested you pose with the lemons. You should have done it! :D

Jill said...

Super cute top! Something about fruit print that I just can't resist, and yet I don't own anything with fruit print!

Sharon S said...

The lemon print is too cute! I can't believe that was your F21 purchase. I think 90% of my wardrobe came from F21!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Always Maylee said...

This is so cute, I love the lemon print! You look so summery. Whenever anyone talks about lemons, all I can think about is that scene from the movie, The Breakup (have you seen it?), where Jen Aniston flips out about how she wanted 12 lemons and Vince Vaughn only bought her 3.

xo, Yi-chia

Tashia G. said...

What a fun tank! I love the bright colors, and I agree that it will be a great layering piece. Forever 21 has some really cute stuff in their plus size section, but none of the transit accessible stores in Boston carry plus sizes! I get so angry when walking through the 4 story one on Newbury street. Out of four stories they can't give us curvy girls half a floor?

Lisa Walter said...

Love your lemon sandals!

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Savannah said...

I would go crazy if I lived close to a F21 that carried the plus sizes and if I had some money.

Jenny Lauren said...

Too funny! We always have lemons in the house too because everything tastes a little better with fresh lemon juice! You look adorable in that top! I just love the print!

<3 Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Fashionably Yours said...

Ohhh, I love the orange- lemon printed top- the color so vibrant and the print so much fun! Perfect for summer!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Shubhangi said...

I have the same lemon fixation-i love them!

and love your tangerine and lemon look, obviously!:p

love, Shubhi's Revels!

Christy said...

Cute! You should try making lemon curd with your 6 lemons. It's super easy and really good on toast. This is the recipe I use (sorry, I can't remember how to embed links...) and it is fantastic.

http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/07/to_brighten_up_.html

GlamKitten88 said...

I am all about the pops of yellow! You really know how to rock the accent colors.

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Carrie said...

So cute! The print is perfect and those yellow shoes and earrings are wonderful. I'm trying to maintain the shopping ban, so I just stay away from F21 ... too much temptation in one place!

Polly Nedkova said...

I love this top! It's perfect for the summer! Great outfit :)

Kisses.

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Miria - Plus kawaii! said...

I love your style! (and the lemons print XD)

D'Rae said...

I love cute unusual pieces like the lemon print top!

Trice said...

I love these colors! Such a fun outfit!

Cara Lynch said...

You should make lemon bars, mmm! This top is so cute, I love a quirkly print and the pops of yellow with those great earrings, sandals and headband totally bring out the lemons.

Catie said...

Cute top! I saw a woman at Safeway that had the cutest handbag covered in grapefruits. Then I just saw it on Pinterest and it's from Aldo. I LOVE it! Guess citrus is the newest trend for summer.

You should make some lemon curd with all those lemons. It's really easy to make and super tasty. You could use it for scones or even make little tarts with it.

Love the BBQ and theatre outfits too. I would love to see your closet!!

Have a great week, Katie! =)

Oh, and I really want to go to Forever 21. I've seen soo many cute pieces across blogland and I know they're prices are cheap. Must get there soon!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

You are the second person to suggest lemon curd. I may just have to give it a shot! If I every have a closet neat enough to show the world, then I'll send you pictures first! ;)

Forever 21 stores are so huge; they are overwhelming to me. I stick to the website!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes, I love lemon bars! Yummy! Sometimes I am afraid of getting too matchy-match, so thanks for saying you liked it :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! That's the first thing I thought- FUN!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Me too! I like quirky, funky pieces that you can wear and not feel dumb about! I'd probably never do lemon print pants!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

thank you Miria!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Polly! I think I will get a lot of wear out of it in the weeks to come!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I am trying, but I get bored and my fingers start wandering. INternet shopping is my weakness. :(

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, thank you so much! I really worry about being too matchy-matchy, so thanks for that!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. Someone else suggested lemon curd too. And I've never had or made it but I love lemon filled donuts so I assume it's similar? Lemon curd it is!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Lemon lovers unite! There's something so fresh and fun about citrus prints:)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I agree! Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I can't go in a F21- they are too big and bright and filled with loud, tiny girls! I do my looking online ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Lisa! They were such a good bargain.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I can't believe none of the stores in that big of a city have plus size. That's bullshit! We have a rinky-dinky one story F21 in the local mall and even it has a (very tiny) plus section. That's insulting and ridiculous!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Haha! They don't have a lot of plus stuff in stores, so I've never really paid too much attention to their stuff, but I'll definitely be checking it out from now on!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's so fun and quirky- at least that's what drew me to it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I should have. My first thought was that super cute lemon wreath you pinned the other day.

I also bought a bird dress that you are going to love!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

So, so true! And thank you! I definitely felt a little 50s-ish!

Hailey said...

I do the same thing with lemons, and also with onions...and apparently jars of peanut butter and spaghetti sauce. I am not sure why I feel the need to constantly stock up. Anyway, I love all the bright colors! This top is great and looks so cute on you!

T. said...

Cute print!

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Sarah With A Bow said...

I use three things for seasoning more than anything else: (1) Lemon juice; (2) Lime juice; (3) Ginger. So... this would not be surprising for me, either. I'm mostly amused that you not only have a penchant for buying lemons but also WEAR them now. (: It's rad.

Belated Bloomer said...

Make lemon curd, Katie! Or better yet, bake a batch of lemon squares! I'm a fan of lemons myself!!! (As evidenced by my use of exclamation points!) :D

http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com/

Catie said...

Ooh, I should check out their site! I saw you pinned a lemon curd recipe. If you make some, let me know how it turns out!

TJ said...

what a fun and flirty look for the summer. absolutely love!
xo TJ

.hello. lj said...

Cute cute! I would have never thought about buying a top that bold but you pull it off beautifully as usual!

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