OOTD & MOTD for March’s Birth Flower: Daffodil

MAR.16-Daffodils

Daffodil pic via Photobucket.  Daffodil info via What’s My Birth Flower? and Birthstone Zodiac.

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

GENUS: Narcissus

ALSO KNOWN AS: Narcissus, jonquil and paperwhite

ORIGIN: Spain and Portugal

TYPE: Perennial

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:

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Here’s my makeup, just nude eyeshadow and black eyeliner:

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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,

Dasia Denise

ATS® dance move (slow): Layback

Song: “Prenzlauerberg” by Beirut

 

6 thoughts on “OOTD & MOTD for March’s Birth Flower: Daffodil”

  1. The Lent Lily is kind of catchy as a name, I love all of the facts in these posts.

    The pinning up on the skirt is really special, too, it definitely makes me think of dancing 🙂

    1. Thank you, L! Yes, the skirt tucking is definitely an ATS belly dance staple. I plan on doing a how-to video on skirt tucking. And I’m so happy you like the facts posted. I found them interesting myself.

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