Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pomona

flowery red & black-and-white polka dots

I had to hold that branch aside while posing. Darn tree, growing in a mildly inconvenient location! Actually I love this tree, because it produces delicious Gravenstein apples. Which leads to my next topic...

Pomona was the Roman goddess of fruit, and her named grew out of an ancient word for "apple" (according to Online Etymology Dictionary, and yes, pun intended). Astoundingly, a search for "pomona etymology" on Google Scholar turned up The Halloween Handbook, which mentions Pomona in a section on the history of Halloween:

"pomona" etymology & history of halloween


Anyway, I've gotta admit that it bothers me that my shirt and cardigan are slightly different shades of red. But not enough to refrain from wearing them together.

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16 comments :

  1. Definitely wear the cardi and the shirt together, they work perfectly!

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  2. i cant even tell if they're different shades- perfectionist! ;) haha and woah, that was pretty interesting learning how we got the "bob for apples" tradition. i love random discoveries like that

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thank goodness for Google, right? I thought it was interesting too! Although completely out of season, haha

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  3. I love how bright and colorful this is and the contrasting bow is perfect!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  4. Contrast shoes FTW :-)

    I know what you mean about the reds - I get the same thing with black clothes, and it's infuriating!

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    1. Darn shades and hues, being all subtly distinct =P

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  5. I couldn't even tell that the cardigan didn't match the shirt---to me, they look like they were meant to be part of a set. Great layering with the white print as a buffer!

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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  6. This outfit is so cute!!! I love all the layering and the bow tie that doesn't match but is the right colours is just perfect.

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Aw, thank you, Kat! Y'all are too sweet <3

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  7. Maybe it's my monitor, but your reds don't look off. Everything looks cohesive and cute. Delightful!

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  8. Adorable! Great job dressing up a casual silhouette.

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