52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Thistle

If you know your Scottish history then you know that the thistle is the official floral emblem of Scotland. Legend has it that a soldier from an invading army stepped on one when sneaking up to attack, cried out, and thus gave himself and his group away. If you take a good look at one it’s easy to see why it might hurt to step on one…but what on earth was that guy doing wandering around with no shoes or flimsy shoes? Sheesh, man, if you’re going to go marauding, make sure you are properly shod!

One of the most important dates in Scottish history is the Battle of Culloden. Because I have friends that like to make random things I have access to a replica of the memorial cairn that stands on Culloden field today. It was worth a moment to pause and reflect…and mostly to thank my lucky stars I was not born in that place and in that century.

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Congrats to Yvette Donner and Lashae Karsin, who win the Trend hair from Lelutka. Watch for it in-world! I made an educated guess as to color. Berate me if I have chosen poorly!

Next week, I’ll be giving away a couple of gift cards to Ibizarre. I am just loving Anyusha’s new mesh work!

Hair: >TRUTH< Felecia (Mesh) – espresso by Truth Hawks

Jewelry: MG – Ashanti Cerise by Maxi Gossamer

Shirt: Ibizarre mesh. Kalana Floral Tunic – french lilac by Anyusha Lilienthal

Pants: coldLogic trouser – mazza.white by coldLogic

Shoes: *Sherael* Natalie Pump – Lilac by Sherael Concepcion

Thistle: The Flower Plant Scottish Thistle by Karina Jewell

Poses: !bang, Essential Soul

14 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Thistle

  1. Yvette Donner

    hehe! Love your story about the dolt attacking the town barefoot 😛 Great springtime look on you; so fresh and pretty. Hug!

  2. Tigist Sapphire

    I think these shots are my favourite this week. Thank you for posting the story and as always, the pics!

  3. Nicandra Laval

    Nice story and very nice pictures. You dressed so well!

  4. Fledge

    That’s a gorgeous outfit and well done for linking it to Scotland and the thistle 🙂 I have to say, having walked among many thistle filled fields, that they are good at getting in the tiniest vulnerable spots of your shoes, so the story isn’t entirely silly – also they can grow quite tall so maybe it got him somewhere more painful than the feet!

  5. inkie Loudwater

    Love the pants and shoes <3

  6. Asia Romano

    As a born in Scotland lassie I just love this. Your outfit and pics are fabulous too. A great post 🙂

  7. Ygrey Auer

    Lovely outfit. Divina!

  8. ~Jade~

    I love the top.. and I love how you’ve put everything together. Really well done!

  9. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw now I get it! A beautiful story with a meaning to it I had missed in the group chat. And beautiful pics Eliza!
    ♥Lau

  10. Kaelyn Alecto

    Awww such beautiful pics with the shadows and pretty poses! And what a special post! Very nice! <3

  11. Moniq

    Gorgeous photos! Love love love them!

  12. Starla Huntress

    Love your outfit and great pictures!

  13. Jasmine Ballinger

    I also like the saying that for every thistle you don’t pull out of the ground, seven come back next year!

    Lovely look.

  14. Sama Yalin

    A beautiful look and a history lesson at the same time. Perfect post 🙂


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