Fashion Advice from a Tree

Advice from a nature lover, to nature lovers

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By Christina Pippin

Local Shopping & Fashion Blogger

Today's fashion post provides a little style advice from an unexpected source: nature!

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Morton Arboretum (“Come to Your Senses” is their clever motto) and view their Nature Unframed outdoor art exhibit; while I am no Dave Coulter ('s Nature Blogger), I am a fan of nature’s unparalleled and spellbinding beauty.

While visiting the Arboretum's gift shop for some good, old-fashioned bug spray, I came away with a few smart style tips. 

A nature-inspired tee boasted some rather sage fashion and life advice:

Fashion Advice from a Tree
by Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud 
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth 
Reflect the light of a greater source 
Think long term 
Go out on a limb 
Remember your place among all living beings 
Embrace with joy the changing seasons 
For each yields its own abundance 
The Energy and Birth of Spring 
The Growth and Contentment of Summer 
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall 
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun 
And delight in their presence 
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you 
And the mystery of the stars at night. 
Seek nourishment from the good things in life 
Simple pleasures 
Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty 
Drink plenty of water 
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes 
Be flexible 
Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!

(c)Ilan Shamir

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Ilan Shamir from Fort Collins  

Posted: December 5th, 2011 1:26 PM

Hi! I noticed our advice mentioned in your blog and wanted to write you. Aren't trees amazing? Thank you for celebrating the beauty of the trees and sharing Advice from a Tree with your audience. It is important to keep the copyright and completeness of the poem as it is shared. Please add the following information: 1.Ilan Shamir should be noted as the author. 2. It should have(c)Ilan Shamir as the copyright. 3.The poem should be included in its entirety. Kind Regards -


Posted: August 27th, 2011 8:30 PM

I love it! As an avid gardener and someone who goes out on a limb too often, I'd love to have this tee.

Dave Coulter  

Posted: July 28th, 2011 1:27 PM

These are pretty good, hahaha!

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