Updated: Sep 25, 2019
"A peony tucked above a side braid might garner you a few second glances while in line at the bank, but unless you plan on robbing the place, enjoy the extra attention!"
Why have we relegated nature’s most beautiful accessory to the realm of formal, awkward, or stuffy events? Brides and flower girls wear flower crowns; it is traditional to wear flowers on your wrist or in your buttonhole to the prom, and sometimes women wear miniature bunches of flowers pinned to their dresses and blazers at formal teas and luncheons.
Why wait for the extraordinary to adorn yourself with nature's jewels? Why not wear flowers every, and any, day for every, and any, reason?
(A flower crown I designed that got a little too big;
I still wore it to pick the kids up from school! )
Yes, a full, flouncy, flower crown might be over the top at the grocery store--or it might be exactly what you and every other person in the place needs to get through the drudgery of food shopping. A peony tucked above a side braid might garner you a few second glances while in line at the bank, but unless you plan on robbing the place, enjoy the extra attention!
As a flower designer specializing in flower crowns, I have personally taken on the challenge of wearing flowers whenever possible. I have found the reactions astounding. The flowers seem to attract smiles as they would bees in the garden and as a hidden bonus: they often provide a chemical free perfume.
Flowers are as diverse as the people and places we encounter every day and there is a perfect bloom to accentuate each and every activity (except maybe swimming, or a gym sweat session, but I’ll keep looking for some viable options for these activities).
I invite you to join me in my quest to bring flowers into every space of our everyday lives. Got a date tonight? Pick up some spray roses and pop ‘em into your hair. Returning that ugly sweater you got for Christmas? Wear a chain of daisies to the mall, it’ll remind you of warmer days spent outside, not under the glow of florescent bulbs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the “earth laughs in flowers” so why not join in? Put a few blooms in your hair and laugh along with it. Hashtag #wearflowerseveryday so we can all join in on the fun too!