Today is the Spring Equinox, which is the official, first day of Spring! So, naturally, this outfit (worn on Friday) is inspired by March’s birth flower, the Daffodil. The daffodil is loaded symbolism. Synonymous with Spring, daffodils symbolize rebirth, happiness, and friendship. It was the flower that symbolized wealth in China and 17th-century England, and also symbolized purity by the Druids. The daffodil was adopted by Christianity and symbolizes Easter in Germany (known as Ostergloken, meaning “Easter bells”), and in England (known as “Lent Lillies”). The daffodil has also become “the national symbol of Wales”.
DAFFODIL INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: The Lent Lily
ALSO KNOWN AS: Narcissus, jonquil and paperwhite
ORIGIN: Spain and Portugal
COLORS: Yellow, white, orange, and green
ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
USES: Believed to cure baldness (Medieval Arabia), to treat abscesses (Turkey) and as a memorial wreath for funerals (Medieval Egypt). Also used to treat uterine tumors (Classical Greece).
Here’s what I wore on Friday to work. All black, except for the bright yellow daffodil in my hair:
Here’s my makeup, just nude eyeshadow and black eyeliner:
After a very warm week (but a very windy Friday), the first day of Spring has arrived with cold weather and SNOW. But, not to worry. After today, the weather’s supposed to get back up to the 70s F (20s C). Typical March weather.
Love & Shimmies,
ATS® dance move (slow): Layback
Song: “Prenzlauerberg” by Beirut