For my wedding, I purchased baskets full of faux flowers thinking I might use them to embellish the wedding in some way, maybe the wedding arch in the arbor - which actually was completely covered with grape leaves, signs around the grounds - only had time to create one, the poles in the tent at the Commander's Mansion - there was way too much color going on after we were done, so not needed. Now I have a whole plastic tub full of $1 a stem flowers and nothing to do with them.
Except I have now decided to wear them in my hair! I started wearing the extra broken off stems from our centerpieces making during my wedding weekend, cause I couldn't bear the thought of them going to waste, even though we bought a hundred from Global Rose. It continued though my wedding, I wrote fuchsia orchids similar to Mr. J's bout. I instantly fell in love with how the bright, vivid colors spruced up my dark hair, made my appearance come to life, made me feel a little more put together, like a great pair of earrings. I have a little flower vase in my bathroom with a full spectrum of colors and styles from which to choose on any given day. Sort of like dress up. The look smacks of fancy Spanish ladies in twirly skirt and hair piled high, lovingly adored with colorful blooms. It feel very Latin to me and make me feel slightly exotic.
So my new thing, that little something that makes me me, is a lovely fake bloom stuck in my bun, my ponytail or behind my ear. Maybe I am out of fashion or behind the times, but I am not sure I care. It makes people stare, smile, maybe even laugh behind their hand, but only cause they don't have the guts to be a little daring in an adult world that seems to prefer leaving fanciful things to the young. I want to be known as She Who Wears Flowers in Her...and I do just because I can.
So here's to guts and flowers and coming up with a great way to reuse your DIY project products!
|Garcelle Beauvais |
|Courtesy of Lulu's Hut|