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 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.
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 🙂
SHOP THE LOOK
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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