OOTD & MOTD for June’s Birth Flower: Rose

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Rose and Honeysuckle pics via Photobucket. Rose info via ProFlowers® and Names Of Flowers.

I’m switching things up a bit for this monthly post.  After a humid weekend, this week felt like Spring again.  Not wanting to “waste” perfect weather, I’m posting the birth flower post first.  It really doesn’t matter, but I wanted to wear my new fringe jacket before it gets too hot.  

So here we go with June’s birth flower, Rose.  Most people think of red roses when roses are mentioned, but we all know that roses come in different colors. Each color has its own symbolism attached to it (see “COLORS” below).

Roses are millions of years old and have been cultivated for centuries.  It is believed that roses were “first cultivated around the Caspian Sea or Gulf of Persia”.  The oldest rose fossil was found in North America (Colorado) about 35 million years ago. For the ancient Greeks and Romans, roses represented love and passion.  Roses are also connected with the goddesses Aphrodite (Greek), Isis (Egyptian), and Venus (Roman).

 

ROSE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: Flower of Love and Passion

GENUS: Rosa

TYPES: Over 150 species including “Eden”, Damask, Beach, and “Queen Elizabeth”

ORIGIN: Northern Hemisphere, including North Africa, Mexico, Europe and Asia

TYPE: Perennial

COLORS (SYMBOLISM): Red (romantic love), White (purity, reverence), Pink (admiration, grace), Yellow (friendship, caring), Orange (passion), Burgundy (beauty) 

ZODIAC SIGN: Libra (September 23 – October 22)

USES: Commonly used for perfumes, oils, skin lotions, and soap.  Rose hips are used in tea and natural supplements.

SECONDARY BIRTH FLOWER:  Honeysuckle

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Here’s what I wore.  I won an Ebay auction (woot!) and scored the blue fringe jacket for 30 bucks!  Great purchase, considering that these jackets easily go for $100 or more.  Since the weather was more Spring-like yesterday, I decided to wear my new jacket which has velvet roses on it.  Nothing screams “boho” like a fringe jacket.  I’m also pleased that I found a jacket in royal blue, my favorite shade of blue:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Tunic dress (D4), 15-yard skirt (Skt5), Blue floral fringe jacket (J6), High-top moccasin sandals (Snd2)

 

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Tunic dress and 15-yard skirt: Amazon, Blue fringe jacket: Ebay, Shoes: Medieval Moccasins

 

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Black spike earrings: Ashley Elaine Designs (Etsy), Vintage wooden rosary: Krombholz Jewelers (Etsy), Seed bead necklace: World Market

 

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Here’s yesterday’s face.  No eyeshadow – just mascara, eyeliner, and lashes for my eyes:

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The weather we’ve been experiencing has been schizophrenic, to say the least.  After Spring-like weather, it’s supposed to be hot and humid again this weekend.  Stay tuned for posts on June’s birthstone and belly dance.  I’ve included an OOTD video below, featuring another ATS® dance move.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

ATS® dance move (fast): Reach & Sit

 

4 thoughts on “OOTD & MOTD for June’s Birth Flower: Rose”

  1. Roses are just perfect, my mom loves everything with them and I also like my lotions and am still trying to decide for one for my balcony…

    Congrats on winning that auction!

    1. Thank you! I love roses as well (who doesn’t?). And luckily for me, I put in the bid about 15 minutes before the auction ended and I was the only one bidding. The best auctions are the ones where there’s no other competition. 😀

    1. Thank you and I agree! I guess the key to Ebay auctions is to bid on something not a lot of people want. 😀

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