2. It has lemons on it.
Reason Number 2 is only significant to a handful of people, thankfully. The story behind it is when I was in jazz/gymnastics at the age of 13, the three girls in the class danced to the song "Lemon Tree" for the recital in ridiculous citrus getups. My coordinating scrunchy was yellow for the lemon, one of the girls wore a green one, and the third wore orange. Yes, I have a picture. No, you can't see it. My other friend who was in the class would kill me, and I'm even too embarrassed to reveal it to too many people. Anyway, lemony-patterned things always put a smile on my face.
Having said that, I would've loved to drop $400 on this Alice and Oliva number Mindy Kaling wore (also the same one that Solange Knowles wore to Coachella), but that's just not realistic for me - plus, it's basically sold out everywhere. Then, I saw someone online recommend a reasonably priced Dorothy Perkins version, and the only thing stopping me from hitting Add to Bag immediately was this pesky shopping ban/cutback I'm only halfway sticking to. And the length. And the impracticality of it in my life. My 13-year-old bad influence self is telling me to do it anyway. (Psst, they have a lime version, too! Teehee.)
This yellow dress I made will have to do for now. By the way, I also broke my flimsy shopping ban to thrift this purple cardigan for $8. It's a little small, but I love it anyway, and the color is perfect.
|Dress: Self-made; Cardigan: Calvin Klein via Retique (Goodwill); |
Shoes and Sunglasses: Target; Necklace: gift
Outtake: This dress does not do well in the wind. I had quite a few shots of me holding my dress down so that the situation pictured below didn't happen.