OOTD & MOTD for April’s Birth Flower: Daisy

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Daisy and Sweet Pea pics via Photobucket.  Daisy info via What’s-Your-Sign and Flower Meaning.

Today’s outfit is inspired by April’s birth flower, Daisy.  Daisies are actually composed of two separate flowers: the center flower and the flower that makes the “rays” of a daisy.  The daisy is nicknamed “day’s eye” since the petals only open during the daytime.  Daisies symbolize innocence, purity, and new beginnings.  In Christianity, daisies represent the Virgin Mary for her “chastity, grace, and purity”.  However, in Norse tradition, daisies represent the goddess Freya, and was a symbol of “love, sensuality, and fertility”.  Daisy was also a slang term during the 1800s for “excellent quality”.  Throughout the years, “that’s a daisy” became “that’s a doozy”, an expression that is used today.

 

DAISY INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: Day’s Eye

GENUS: Gerbera (Gerbera), Dimorphotheca (African), and Bellis (Shasta)

TYPES: Gerbera, African, and Shasta (also known as the “common daisy”)

ORIGIN: Asia, Africa, and South America (Gerbera), South Africa (African), and Europe (Shasta) 

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Gerbera daisy (TOP PHOTO), African daisy (BOTTOM PHOTO), and Shasta daisies (TITLE PHOTO).

 

TYPE: Perennial and Annual

COLORS: White, orange, yellow, pink, cream, red, and violet 

ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

USES: Daisies are edible and are used in salads.  Wild daisy tea is used for ailments of the throat, to purify blood, and to heal open wounds.

SECONDARY BIRTH FLOWER: Sweet Pea

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Here’s what I wore.  Keeping with the birth flower theme, today’s outfit is also inspired by tribal belly dance.  You can see my new, striped pants peeking out from under my skirt:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Plain black t-shirt (S12), B&W striped tribal pants (P7), 25-yd. skirt (Skt3), Tall boots (B1)

 

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Black t-shirt: The Gap, 25-yd. skirt: Amazon, Flare tribal striped pants: Creaturre (Etsy), Boots: FitFlop (brand)

 

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Black choker w/ black gems: Ego Driven (Etsy), “Resplen-dance” pendant: Sciscitor (Etsy)

 

Here’s my makeup.  I like to wear heavy makeup for outfits inspired by tribal belly dance:

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Spiral clock 4″ daisy hair clip: Sugar Plum Robots (Etsy)

 

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Black feather spray hair clip (behind daisy clip): Endless Flowers (Etsy), Ebony wood stud earrings: House of Shiba (Etsy)

 

I think the weather will stay warm, so stay tuned for Chapter 2 of Project 666 – the Spring/Summer/Warm Weather edition.  Below my signature is my OOTD video.  Enjoy!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

ATS® dance move (fast): Calibrated Spin

 

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