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Lemon Print Top Adds Zest to Summer Style

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!  I’ve always loved that cheery saying, and it was the first thing that crossed my mind when I  spotted this cute lemon print top.

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This is such a happy top. It’s light and fresh and really feels like it was made for a hot summer day.

I’ve paired it with cropped olive green jeans for a casual daytime look. They’re a perfect length, just above the ankle a couple of inches. No more, and I don’t think they’d be so flattering. Do you see the frayed hem? That’s a subtle detail that makes them look more current than regular cropped jeans.

citrus blouse green jeans 3Have you noticed that fruity fashions seem to be trending this summer? Besides this lemon print, I’ve seen many pineapples, pineapples on bags, tops, and even shoes, and a few things with cherries on them.

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This top has just the right amount of flow for me. It has the shape to it, but it’s nice and loose. I like sleeveless blouses like this in summer because they are dressier than t-shirts but still casual and comfy.

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One thing I did want to mention is to make sure you wear a beige bra under a white top like this. If you wear a white bra under a white blouse, you will see the bra’s outline. It spoils the look.

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As for the jeans, I wanted to note that these are Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. I do love their jeans, but not their sizing. I’m normally a size 6, but with this brand, I’m a  size  2. Now isn’t that silly? Who do they think they are fooling? I know what size I am. Keep that in mind when you are buying from them.

I do have to give them credit, though, for their new campaign. I noticed recently in a magazine they were using lots of real women of different shapes and sizes. I must admit I have turned off their earlier ads with Christie Brinkley. She’s lovely, but really, who looks like that at 60+? She’s pretty perfect.

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Me in my sunnies! You’ve probably noticed me wearing these sunglasses in many posts. They’re from Ray-Ban, and I love them. I usually buy drugstore sunglasses because I always lose them, but I treated myself to these because the hexagonal shape was so flattering. I still have them. So good, so far…..

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I haven’t talked about my bag or sandals. I wore them with my Chicos beach dress in an earlier post and many other things as well. These rope wedges have been a big hit. All my readers seem to love them. The bag too.

You might think I would have chosen an orange bag to go with the yellow/green top, but I liked the fiery punch this coral color gave the outfit.

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My necklace is Ann Taylor. I have had it for ages. They really do have fabulous costume jewelry, and they are always putting it on sale. Here’s something similar I found from Kendra Scott, one of my favorite jewelry designers.  The sparkly gold drop circle earrings are from Kate Spade, another fave!

It never ceases to amaze me how a great piece of jewelry can totally pull together and uplevel a look.

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So there you go, ladies. No Avant-garde, dramatic runway look. It is just a casual, practical, cute summer outfit that is real for my real life as a mom and blogger. I hope this might work for you too.  You can shop this look above by clicking on the links.

 

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3 thoughts on “Lemon Print Top Adds Zest to Summer Style

  1. I quite like that blouse. The neckline and v-shaped front are very flattering. I have several in both sleeveless and short sleeved. I live in the dessert so they are 8 month of the year kinds of blouses for us. Also the variations on patterns and color are endless.

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