Thursday, February 14, 2013

thursday threads [valentine's day & goats]

Thursday, February 14, 2013
did you know...

origins of valentine's day - the lupercalia fertility festival

to begin the festival, members of the luperci, an order of roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants romulus and remus, the founders of rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. the priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. 

they would then strip the goat's hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. far from being fearful, roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. 

later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. the city's bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. these matches often ended in marriage. [source]

let's hope your valentine's day is less goat-hide-slappy and more chocolate or diamond-y!

[oh and here's me in a seasonally appropriate sweater acting a fool:]

 [f21 sweater, joe's legging jeans, h&m platform booties (in stores), h&m buttondown, necklace (unknown... probably h&m)]


  [what? another necklace? i'm trying!]


  [are you checking out my (totally covered) butt?]

  [i went there]


 [kisses for you]

  [do i look like cupid to you? maybe a little cherubic with the winter weight-gain cheeks? cause that's what i'm going for]

to my very own valentine [that's you jason], i love you. you're my favorite person to be around. you make me happy. and to quote the eloquent mr. ray lamontagne, you are the best thing that ever happened to me. [more mushy stuff here]. 

6 comments:

  1. What a cute sweater! The cupid arrow pose was the best .. lol :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  2. I LOVE this sweater (wink). Happy Valentine's Day!!

    xo
    See Mo Go.

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    1. hahaha, oh i get it! happy v-day back atcha girl!

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  3. Beautiful pics! Such a cute sweater!

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. I would love to read your feedback.

    Sofia
    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for your sweet comment, love your sweater !

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  5. Such a cute sweater! Love the cupid shot! Adorable!

    xo, Kenya

    www.kenyaldesigns.com

    Kenya L Fashion Blog

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