Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fruits Week: Watermelon

Dress - NY&Co, thrifted
Belt - TJMaxx
Shoes - Zazz, vintage, thrifted

 I tried getting out of the direct sun today! We don't really have a shady side to our house, and the cicadas have been all over the trees, plants, and - well, everything. They're beginning to die off now so I ventured into the yard. I'm also debuting my new green shoes! Well thrifted, vintage, new-to-me. I fell hard in love with these. They are a half size too big, they're not in the best shape, but my green shoe obsession said I could get $3.50 of wear out of them. I cleaned them up with a magic eraser, added some oil around the straps and foot petals to keep my feet from sliding too hard on the thin straps.

Today is Watermelon Day! I picked my red-orange dress and added green-rind shoes and seed-black belt and cami.Watermelons just spell summer to me. As a kid growing up my mom would sit me on the porch with half a watermelon and a spoon. I would eat the whole thing because Georgia summers would sap the moisture right out of you.

Have you joined Fruits Week? Want to be included in the Fruits Week Round Up? Email Keely at kkmkreations[at]live[dot]com with your favorite outfit from Fruits Week and what fruit you were channeling.

19 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    Great outfit. You did much better than me with adding a darker element.
    But I found myself a watermelon-outfit noetheless (proof in my blog).
    You grew up in Georgia? Where?
    I used to live in Athens, GA, when I was 17. Haven't returned there since then but would love to return one day.

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  2. Those shoes are too fun! I def think you'll be able to get $3.50 worth of wear out of them...and then some!

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  3. Beefy's aunt and uncle were up in Cincinnati from Nashville this weekend and they said the cicadas are pretty bad!

    I love fruits week (but hate cicadas)!

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  4. Aren't the cicadas terribly annoying!? And they're so huge! Gross!

    But this outfit on the other hand is just lovely! The shoes worked out too perfectly for fruits week. I'd say they are definitely worth the $3.50 spent :)

    What a sweet story about eating watermelon as a little girl, also it was neat to find out you are from Georgia! I didn't know that!

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  5. @ Sal Kaye - I spent about 9 years or so in La Grange, GA. About an hour outside of Atlanta.

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  6. The fit of that dress is marvelous!

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  7. Holy. Cow. You look GORGEOUS! I adore that dress on you, the color, the shape, everything! The wide belt is perfect and those shoes are FIERCE!

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  8. That dress is a fantastic color. I love all things jersey right now, since it has gotten hot and humid in my neck of the woods.

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  9. You've got the inspiration down pat! What a great deal on the shoes :).

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  10. LOVE that dress. It fits you like a dream and the green shoes and belt are a great addition.

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  11. OMG! I completely forgot it was "fruit" week!! I already have my posts set to publish through Thursday, but will start my week late after that and join starting Friday.

    Forgetful Fashionista, Londyn
    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  12. I LOVE the dress! Such a fabulous cut and colour!

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  13. That is fantastic, dressing by fruits! Hmmn.. I have a lot of black so I have to wait for blackberries I suppose?

    =)

    The colour and the dress is perfect on you!

    besos,

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  14. Hi, I just found your blog and I love your style, I'm happy to have found Fruit Week, albeit too late ha!

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  15. This is fantastic, Megan - just lovely. The shoes are awesome!

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  16. Those shoes are insanely fabulous and you perfectly embody a watermelon... without, you know, looking like you're in a watermelon costume.

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  17. Lovely watermelon look :)
    Very subtly acccomplished!

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