Get This Look: Citrus Fruits

by Rebecca Jane Stokes

1. Lemons

Despite their varied uses and singularly acidic flavor, lemons weren’t widely enjoyed as a fruit for well into their storied past. One of its first recorded uses was as a pelting agent, hurled at a wayward high priest during a festival in the 90s BC. If no high priest was available, anyone who had crossed you would also suffice. When not being used as a weapon, these tough suckers were employed to cure scurvy-riddled sailors with vitamin C. Drink up that sour juice, y’all; rub it all up in your wounds while screaming in a vain attempt to prove yourself a titan. Lemons ain’t got time for your frailty.

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GTL — Lemons by lookalike-looks on Polyvore

Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original Barrel Lace Boat Shoe by Jeffrey / Blue Ridge Product Solutions Costume Eye Patch Toys, Pack of 12 / 70s Vintage Romper Lemon Yellow Terrycloth Medium by TheAmberJoy / BGVL-3 Twins Yellow Boxing Gloves

2. Limes

The most important thing limes ever did was to be worse than lemons. They were a cheaper, less effective form of citrus, and were thus often found in the pockets of most British sailors. They cured no one of scurvy, but earned the Brits the popular and not at all derogatory nickname “limey.” A worthy perfume base and gin and tonic’s best friend, limes are also thought in some cultures to be a key component in compounds created to rid homes of evil spirits.

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Cole Haan Lunar Grand Wingtips / ViNTAGE 1960’s Mens Mod Green Surf Swim Trunks by vintagerambler / VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, PIRATE COLLECTION / Who You Gonna Call?

3. Navel Oranges

Navel oranges are different from ‘common’ oranges in that, at their top-most region, they contain a secondary, smaller fruit. To conceal this, they wear an artfully placed top-hat and make small-talk in a charismatic fashion, touching you gently on the elbow while maintaining eye contact.

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White top hat
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Until next we meet — looks for life. Speaking of which, if you’d like a bonus citrus look, please click here.

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