Summer Hats & Lemon Trees


It has been way to long since I have seen all of your lovely faces!! Well, not literally, but when I think of you seeing my pictures it is like I am seeing your face...weird I know, but seriously it has been a couple of weeks since a proper post was published, so to make up for the lost time here is a little something to help you cool off in the summer and shade your face from the sun. 


Tuesday was the day I had planned to take pictures for a post. Since I worked that day I had to take the pictures when I arrived back home, therefore all day I was planning on what I would add to my outfit and where I would take the pictures. Well, I decided on wearing a hat (which I never wear). It turned out to work quite nicely with my ensemble and I almost felt like an accomplished English Lady moseying about in her orchard :) 
You all might remember this dress as my Easter dress? Back then I promised to have a real post featuring the dress and I finally have one (yay)! This dress was my first eShakti dress and is definitely one of my favorites, not only because of the flattering style, but also because of the light airy fabric and light spring colors. I actually had to take the dress bodice in after I received it because I had ordered it a bit to large, but everything worked out and I felt ready to attend an afternoon tea party (speaking of which I should really host one!)








What better way to cool off in the summer heat than with a large glass of lemonade because nothing says summer quite like a lemon tree! A huge bushy lemon tree with hundreds of green baby lemons just waiting to ripen into giant plump yellow lemons. However, in the mean time you can cool off with a glass of tart lemonade made from frozen lemon juice harvested from last years crop (at least that is what we do at home). 

Left: Ripe Lemon     Right: Baby Lemon
Necklace: Icing's (borrowed from sister)
Shoes: Payless...American Eagle Wedges (old)


Well, I am off to make myself a cup of tea and wish I were in England. 
Cheerio dear readers until next time!

Do you like summer hats?

Are you a fan of lemonade?

Does your family have any fruit trees?





16 comments

  1. SO cute! Ever since eShakti released that dress, I have swooned over its effortless style and beautiful color story. How wonderful that you were able to purchase it as your Easter dress! And that hat really makes the ensemble, my dear :) Sweet to perfection!

    I LOVE lemonade in the Summer! It's my all-time favorite drink besides water :)

    xo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingersblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte! I totally agree with you about the dress and Lemonade is definitely the BEST!!
      -Madison

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  2. What a fun dress! You look adorable, and I love the hat paired with it!
    I hope you are having a great week!
    -Lauren
    http://www.musingsofaflowerchild.com/

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    1. Thank you Lauren! I am having a great week and I hope you are too?:)
      -Madison

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  3. Enchantingly pretty warm weather outfit! I love (!) that glamorous seashell necklace that you borrowed from your sister. What a sensational piece of jewelry!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I know, isn't the necklace fabulous! My sister and I are enchanted by anything having to do with the sea, so when she saw this necklace she just had to grab it and of course as her sister I "have" to borrow it:)
      -Madison

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  4. Such a pretty outfit. Love this look!
    What's better than a straw hat on a hot summer day?
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  5. You look darling!
    Can't wait to wear lovely vintage dresses and hats again while drinking some lemon ice tea after seeing your photographs!

    xx Emma - Little Miss Bamboo

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    1. YAY! So glad they were somewhat inspiring :) I have always loved seeing your looks on Little Miss Bamboo!
      -Madison

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  6. I love your dress and I've always been hesitant when it comes to hats, but yours is very nice.
    www.faithfashionandfood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I would have to agree with you about hats, I hardly ever wear them in public, but for this post I thought it needed something:)
      -Madison

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  7. Lovely outfit. I like how the hat has a pink ribbon on it to tie it in with the dress. Your gif is so cute!!
    ~Theresa

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    1. Thank you! I didn't even realize how the scarf on my hat added to the look:) I just saw it laying around and though "my hat needs something"!
      -Madison

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  8. I love the hat! Now I want to wear a summer hat! I have a fedora, but it's not quite the same.

    We have a lemon and a lime tree, but they are small and don't produce much, but I do love lemonade!

    Happy summer, Hannah from Grace in Everything

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    1. Summer hats are pretty great! You should try to find a nice sun hat for the summer:)
      I am sure your trees will get bigger, ours was small at first:)
      -Madison

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  9. I love your outfit Madison! The colors of your dress remind me of sorbet. And you are one lucky duck to have a lemon tree! What a wonderful tree to own that would be!
    I must confess I do like summer hats, as evidenced by the fact that the majority of my hat collection is straw hats. Now whether I like wearing them in the summer is another matter, as it really depends on my mood. :)

    Blessings,
    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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