OOTD & MOTD for March’s Birthstone: Aquamarine

MAR.16-Aquamarine

Gemstone pics via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via Crystal Vaults and Personal Creations.

Here’s my look that is inspired by Aquamarine, the birthstone for March. Called “the gem of the sea”, aquamarines are used by some for water (and also air-) travel, alleviating the fear of water.  They were “used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness, and protection”, and were believed to be the “treasure of mermaids”. The word “aquamarine” comes from the Latin words aqua marinas, meaning “water of the sea”.  Aquamarines also symbolize eternal youth, happiness, and clear communication.

 

AQUAMARINE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Gem of the Sea

COLORS: Light blue to blue-green

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8.0

TYPE: Beryl

ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

DEITY: Kuan Yin, Chinese goddess of mercy, compassion, and unconditional love.  Protector of women and children, and champion of the unfortunate.  Also honors Akna, Mayan goddess of motherhood.

Chinese goddess, Kuan Yin - (Image via Photobucket)
The Chinese goddess, Kuan Yin – (Image via Photobucket)

DIVINATION: “Go with what is on offer rather than waiting for the ideal opportunity or time.”

CHAKRA: Throat (5)

HEALING PROPERTIES: Helps eyesight, intestinal, and nervous system issues. Helps the wearer to speak and act in a calm, confident manner (communication).

SECONDARY STONE: Bloodstone

Bloodstone, designer cut
Bloodstone, designer cut

 

Here’s what I wore.  Bell bottoms are not usually worn by goths, but I love them – especially velvet bell bottoms.  I do lean more toward the bohemian side of fashion:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Long, Asian-style tunic jacket (J2), Long sleeved shirt (S2), Blue velvet bell bottoms (P4), Black glittery scarf (Scf2), Ankle button boots (B2)

 

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Long, Asian-style tunic jacket: Ebay, Long sleeve top: The Gap, Blue velvet bell bottoms: L. Rose Designs

 

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Vintage ankle button boots: 20 Twenty Vintage (Etsy)

 

Here’s my face, which called for heavy eye makeup:

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That’s all until next time.  I hope you liked my outfit of the day.  Are there staples in your wardrobe that might not be considered goth?  Please share in the comments.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

4 thoughts on “OOTD & MOTD for March’s Birthstone: Aquamarine”

    1. Thank you, Sylvie. I got a lot of compliments on this outfit. I’m not sure if it was the Asian-style tunic or the velvet bell bottoms? Hmmm. 😉

  1. I love the pop of colour! It reminds me of a lightening strike or something ultramodern and awesome.

    Items in my wardrobe which are not traditionally goth. Hmm. Well, I am partial to pinstriped skirts … or pinstriped anything. That’s more officey isn’t it? I can’t help it, they just make me happy.

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