I swear, Anne will be the death of me!
Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of hyperbole. And we all know I love Anne dearly, so even if I wasn’t exaggerating, we all know I say that really in jest. But, boy howdy! The lady sure knows how to give doozies of a style challenge!
This week, darling Anne has thrown down the gauntlet and has dared us to dress like a tree.
Aside from the fact that green is not my favorite color which means I have very few items of green, the very idea of dressing like a tree completely flummoxed me. What Google search terms would you even use for that?! Without a filter, I was frankly too terrified to try. So I went to Pinterest, thinking it would be safer, and yes, I did search for “dress like a tree”. Unsurprisingly, I pulled up little to inspire me.
I really was gonna throw in the towel on this one when in trots my precocious daughter. Noticing my frown, she asks what the matter was, I tell her, she does the eye roll, snatches my MacBook from my lap and types in “tree” in the Pinterest search box. Before I could gently correct her misunderstanding of the challenge, she looks at me triumphantly and proclaims: “Be inspired by THAT! Nature!” and then she sashays away, leaving me agape with awe.
It was a face palm moment, my friends. Duh! Why didn’t I think of that? Me – Ms. Symbolism? I even had “nature pics” down somewhere on a list of theme week ideas (back before I didn’t know what a linkup was and was going it all alone with my own challenges).
This week, then, I present to you Mother Nature Madness.
I eagerly Pinned a whole mess of tree photos, many of which had nary a green in sight. For today’s Visible Monday linkup, I chose the most vibrant and non-verdant inspiration pic: the cherry blossom in all its glory. And as it happens, the top’s pattern is very reminiscent of the delicate flower. Add the lushness of a purple velvet skirt and the vividness of a fuchsia cardi and you’ve got the MCC iteration of dressing like a tree.
How d’you like them apples – erm, cherries?!
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