Today’s inspired outfit is based on July’s birth flower, Larkspur. Larkspurs represent light-heartedness, fun, and “carefree summer days”. Larkspurs and delphiniums are often thought to be the same flower, however this is incorrect. While both flowers come from the buttercup family, larkspurs (genus: Consolida) are delicate annuals, whereas delphiniums (genus: Delphinium) are perennials and are more substantial in size and color. Larkspurs come in shades of lavender, white, and pink; delphiniums come in shades of purple, blue, red, yellow, and white.
Larkspurs generally symbolize an open heart and strong, romantic feelings. Each color of larkspurs have their own symbolism (mentioned below). Larkspurs are sometimes used to treat hemorrhoids, colic in children, and the repair of wounds.
LARKSPUR INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: Lark’s Claw (also known as “Knight’s Spur”)
TYPES: Baker’s Larkspur and Yellow Larkspur
ORIGIN: Northern Hemisphere and high mountain areas of tropical Africa
COLORS (SYMBOLISM): Purple (first love), White (happiness), Pink (fickleness)
ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
USES: Used to treat head and public lice, treat colic in children, consolidate wounds, and to treat scorpion stings. Delphiniums are also used to make blue dye.
SECONDARY BIRTH FLOWER: Water Lily
Here’s my outfit of the day. The outfit’s more on the hippie side than the goth side, but I still like it. My goth attire usually has a touch of hippie or “tribal”. I received so many compliments on this outfit. This happens whenever I wear colors or white. The dress was purchased from Amazon.
Here’s my face. Just like I did for July’s birthstone Ruby, I went with black eyelids but instead of red eyeshadow, I used a bit of silver shadow below my eyebrows. The necklace that I wore is a real, pressed larkspur.
July seemed to go by really fast, and there are actually 31 days in July so it’s not a short month. Before we know it, it’ll be autumn. The weather’s been really hot and humid lately (ah, summer). Stay tuned on how I dress goth for sticky weather.
Love & Shimmies,
ATS® dance move (slow): Barrel Turn