A Spark of Inspiration

Bees

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God, I love bees.

And whether you know it or not, you love them, too. I’m sure plenty of you know why. We depend heavily on these fuzzy little insects for just about everything we eat. Fruits, vegetables, the animals that eat fruits and vegetables…and that magical substance known as honey. They are also responsible for flowers. Who doesn’t love flowers?

Basically, our world would be pretty bleak without them. I would go so far as to use the word ‘wasteland.’

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Want.

Given those reasons–plus just how dang cute they are–I think bees should absolutely be used in fashion. They already are, to some extent, but I’d like to see them a lot more. The shirt above is a good example of what I mean. The colors. The simplicity. I would wear that with great enthusiasm.

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And we’re all familiar with the classic “Queen Bee” print. It’s something I doubt will ever go out of style. Not to mention, it fits my general theme perfectly. How many times do you think I’ve used the word “queen” in this blog so far?

The answer is a lot.

And you know I’ll be using it quite a bit more.

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Did you know that honey never goes bad? I don’t just mean it has a great shelf life. People have found honey in ancient tombs, thousands of years old, that was still totally edible. So I mean it never goes bad. And despite being naturally sweet, it’s actually good for you. Basically, it’s a miracle.

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No wonder people use it as a term of endearment. And the word “honey” also makes for an extremely cute shirt print.

If there’s anything I find cuter than shirts with bees on them, it’s bee jewelry. That necklace, for example, is definitely going on my birthday wishlist.

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Fun fact: Honeybees were sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. They were seen as the spirits of her priestesses who had died.

I personally think that adds significant romanticism to some already sweet little creatures.

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This shirt is by Gucci, so I’m not the only one who’s into this idea.

This has pretty much just been a massive appreciation post for bees, but I think it’s well-deserved. The only downside they have is their sting, but honestly, even for that I feel like we shouldn’t begrudge them the protection. Generally speaking, I’m not such a fan of bugs, but bees are cute, and they just add so much good to this world. They should be appreciated.

And fashion being the artful medium that it is, it’s a great way to express that. Besides, it’s almost spring. The perfect time for bees!

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Not only do I encourage you to wear more bees, I also hope you’ll consider helping them flourish. If you come across an association that works to aid in their prosperity, please give.

As a show of my sincerity–and also because I just liked it–I purchased the bee pin in the picture above just the other day. And, bonus, for every pin sold, a five dollar donation is made to Bee Informed, a charity that works to save the bees!

Win-win!

I think I see myself putting that pin on the collar of a denim jacket. Where would you put yours? Food for thought.

Have a beautiful week.

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