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When Life Gives You Lemons…Turn Them Into an Outfit! + Style With a Smile link up

June 18, 2019

When Life Gives You Lemons, Hell Bunny lemon print shirt, Skinny Dip lemon bag

You know that saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well I prefer to turn them into an outfit! The proverbial phrase is all about optimism in the face of adversity, although I’m not sure why lemons are considered unlucky. We were certainly unfortunate with the weather over the weekend.

You may have seen some photos and video over on my Instagram stories from our town’s annual FAB festival. It’s a rather ecclectic mix of live music, boating and performances by local community groups. This year Isobel took part in the street parade, and her drama group performed some songs. They did the same performance twice in different locations, but just as the second one started the heavens opened. And boy did it rain! It thundered and lightened too. Within minutes the canopy the children were under was in danger of buckling under the weight of the water and us parents were soaked.

The water ran down from the main road forming a river towards the canal, making it impossible for us to escape until the rain subsided. Luckily the little stage was in front of a double decker bus (the “Busking Bus”) so the kids sheltered inside, but the rest of us huddled under the canopy on the very small stage area like sardines. The singing was abandoned and Isobel never did get another shot at her solo. Oh the joys of a British Summer! We had to seek refuge in the pub…every cloud and all that 😉

When Life Gives You Lemons, Hell Bunny lemon print shirt, Skinny Dip lemon bag

I love Skinny Dip’s quirky designs and have quite a few of their novelty bags…

When we shot these photos it was the first time I’d seen the sun in days. Not the best light for a photo shoot, but I certainly wasn’t complaining. The sunlight catches the glittery lemon bag and makes makes it sparkle. I love Skinny Dip’s quirky designs and have quite a few of their novelty bags (including the rainbow clutch featured in last week’s post). It makes the perfect partner for this Hell Bunny shirt that I bought last year. I like how it incorporates fruit and flowers in the pattern for a fun Summery print. I’ve paired it with a Ted Baker pencil skirt that I picked up in a charity shop for £2.99. The split at the front is a bit high for my liking but I will probably wear it more in Winter with tights.

Skinny Dip lemon bag

I added more yellow wth some big tassel earrings, Les Nereides chunky bracelet and patent shoes. The funky cat eye sunglasses give a fun and slightly retro touch to the look 🙂

Are you a fan of fruity prints and novelty bags?

When Life Gives You Lemons, Hell Bunny lemon print shirt, Skinny Dip lemon bag

Skinny Dip lemon bag

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Hell Bunny lemon print shirt

When Life Gives You Lemons, Hell Bunny lemon print shirt, Skinny Dip lemon bag

Skinny Dip lemon bag

When Life Gives You Lemons, Hell Bunny lemon print shirt, Skinny Dip lemon bag

Hell Bunny shirt (old, similar) | Ted Baker skirt (from a charity shop) | Carvela shoes (old) | Skinny Dip bag (last year’s, similar) | Les Nereides bracelet (from a charity shop) | H&M sunglasses (old)

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29 responses to “When Life Gives You Lemons…Turn Them Into an Outfit! + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Jodie says:

    That is the coolest purse. I just love whimsical pieces like this Emma!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  2. Such a cute purse…and I love the shoes!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

  3. Laurie says:

    You really chose well with the accessories! It brings out the lemons alright. Fun yet sophisticated Emma. The weather is certainly lemons at the moment eh? xx

  4. Grace Liang ULS says:

    This outfit is to die for!! You look soooo good!
    Please stop by at http://www.colorandgrace.com every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties! Hope to see you there!
    Grace Liang
    http://www.colorandgrace.com

  5. Nancy says:

    I love those kind of bags, they are so funny. But what a sad experience for your daughter. It hasn’t been the best spring has it.

    • Emma Peach says:

      Isobel wasn’t that bothered really, but Pete had to miss the first performance so he didn’t get to see her sing. I’m glad I filmed it! By the end of the day she was covered in mud and glitter!

  6. Oh, the rain this weekend Emma!!!! Thank goodness for British pubs, eh 😉

    What an absolutely glorious outfit – the lemons print! The lemon bag!! It’s elegant and fun all at the same time.

    Thanks so much for hosting – I know it’s my first time linking up but I’ve been trying to get my workload in order so that I have more time for link ups…!

    Catherine x

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks so much Catherine! I know exactly what you mean about workload – there just aren’t enough hours in the day! I’ve slacked on joining in link ups lately, but have been trying to clear the decks so I can get back to doing the blog rounds. Lovely to see you at the link up 🙂

  7. Liz says:

    This whole outfit is super cute! I love the lemon print and pops of yellow!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  8. What a fun and chic look! The top is lovely and those shoes are fabulous. Thanks for much for the link up! The weather has been less than pleasurable in Chicago too.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  9. This is a gorgeous glamorous style. I love the different unique accessories
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  10. Darlene says:

    What a great post! The lemon bag and top are SOOO cute and the yellow shoes are perfect. (Can you tell I love yellow!? Haha!) OK, so I should be prepared for rain during our mid-July British Isles cruise, right? You’ll have to keep me posted as I never trust the weathermen’s predictions!

    xx Darlene

  11. Laura says:

    That jacket and bag are too much fun!! I just adore this fabulous look!

  12. Suzy Turner says:

    That bag is super cute, Emma! And I just love how you styled it with the lemon blouse and yellow heels.
    What a shame about the heavy rainstorm you had – but at least your daughter got to perform once!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Suzy! Yes it was a shame, especially for the parents – the kids got to shelter in a double decker bus! I’m just glad I had my rain poncho with me!

  13. Ruth says:

    Your little lemon print top is so cute! I think you styled it perfectly with those added pops of yellow!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

  14. such a great look and I adore that purse.

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