Thursday, September 1, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons:ootd

Lemon Seeds, Lemon Botanical Print and Lemon Still Life available on Etsy
     Did you ever notice that saying is When life gives you lemons, not If.  Yet, somehow I am always caught off guard by the sour and acidic seasons in life.  From now on, I am determined that when life is sweet, I'm going to save some of it up so I can be prepared for those lemons life will hand me.
    Now, lest you think I have a poor opinion of lemons, let me assure you of my love for all things citrus.  That love is particularly alive in the summer months, and I came across this sun-kissed beauty just as summer was starting.  It was a difficult choice between this Elle dress from Kohls (I bought it on Ebay for $20) or this Lemon Drop dress from The Other Sparrows 

    In the end, I may not be able to resist and wind up with <--this one too.  But for now, I have just this one lemon dress and that's OK.  I feel like this dress needs a quick review because it had a few problems.
The print is lovely and the material is a good quality.  The belt seems to be good quality as well and Yay! it comes with a belt.  The skirt and the bodice are lined and the style is very flattering on curvy shapes or shapes that want to create curves.
    However, this dress needed a lot of work to make it fit and not just because of my recent weight loss.  The straps for this dress were abnormally long and it took some major adjustments.  Due to the criss-cross back, that meant that the skirt puckered at the back and had to be adjusted too.

  Sadly, summer is coming to an end and I didn't get the alterations done in time to wear this dress when it would have been seasonally appropriate.  But, I didn't want it to sit on the shelf for nine months waiting for June to roll around again so I could finally wear it.  So, I decided to do a little digging in my closet to see what I could find to make this dress work for fall and winter.  Was I successful?  I don't know.  The only thing I really found was my yellow coat from last year's big sale at ModCloth.  It may be a little over the top and I may be the brightest thing anyone will see this season, and I guess that isn't such a bad thing.

Shop the Look:
Elle Dress from Kohls available Here, Here, Here, and Here
Field Commentator Coat and White Crop Cardi From ModCloth
Earrings and rings are handmade by me :)

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