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Dapper in dogstooth.

Suit: H&M - $58 on clearance
Shirt: Express - $30 on sale
Tie: Asos - $7 on clearance
Pocket square: Handmade from a tie - $2 thrifted
Shoes: Cole Haan - $42 on clearance

Witchy Names for Herbs

I’ve always found it interesting how witches are portrayed in Hollywood throwing actual animal parts into their cauldrons. So I looked it up since I’ve never seen a spell that truly called for animal parts, “Eye of Newt” and such, though I’m sure there are a few out there. And I stumbled onto this list. I love it! I think everyone should share it. 


A Bone of an Ibis: Buckthorn 
Adders Tongue: Dogstooth Violet 
A Titan’s Blood: Wild Lettuce 
A Lion’s Hairs: Tongue of a Turnip (the leaves of the taproot) 
A Man’s Bile: Turnip Sap 
A Pig’s Tail: Leopard’s Bane 
A Hawk’s Heart: Heart of Wormwood 
An Eagle: Wild Garlic 
Ass’s Foot or Bull’s Foot: Coltsfoot 
Blood: Elder sap or another tree sap 
Blood of Hephaistos: Wormwood 
Burning Bush: White Dittany 
Bread and Cheese Tree: Hawthorne 
Blood from a Head: Lupine 
Bird’s Eye: Germander Speedwell 
Blood of Ares: Purslane 
Blood of a Goose: Mulberry Tree’s Milk 
Bloodwort: Yarrow 
Blood of Hestia: Chamomile 
Blood of an Eye: Tamarisk Gall 
Blood from a Shoulder: Bear’s Breach 
Bat’s Wings: Holly 
Black Sampson: Echinacea 
Bull’s Blood or Seed of Horus: Horehound 
Bear’s Foot: Lady’s Mantle 
Calf’s Snout: Snapdragon 
Cat’s Foot: Canada Snake Root and/or Ground Ivy 
Candelmas Maiden: Snowdrop 
Capon’s Tail: Valerian 
Christ’s Ladder: Centaury 
Cheeses: Marsh Mallow 
Chocolate Flower: Wild Geranium 
Christ’s Eye: Vervain Sage 
Clear-eye: Clary Sage 
Click: Goosegrass 
Cucumber Tree: Magnolia 
Clot: Great Mullein 
Corpse Plant: Indian Pipe 
Crowdy Kit: Figwort 
Cuddy’s Lungs: Great Mullein 
Crow Foot: Cranesbill 
Cuckoo’s Bread: Common Plantain 
Clear Eye: Clary Sage 
Crow’s Foot: Wild Geranium 
Devils Dung: Asafoetida 
Dragon’s Blood: Calamus 
Dog’s Mouth: Snap Dragon 
Daphne: Laurel/Bay 
Devil’s Plaything: Yarrow 
Dove’s Foot: Wild Geranium 
Dew of the Sea: Rosemary 
Dragon Wort: Bistort 
Earth Smoke: Fumitory 
Eye of Christ: Germander Speedwell 
Elf’s Wort: Elecampane 
Enchanter’s Plant: Vervain 
Englishman’s Foot: Common Plantain 
Erba Santa Maria: Spearmint 
Everlasting Friendship: Goosegrass 
Eye of the Day: Common Daisy 
Eye of the Star: Horehound 
Eye Root: Goldenseal 
Eyes: Aster, Daisy, Eyebright 
Frog’s Foot: Bulbous Buttercup 
From the Loins: Chamomile 
Fat from a Head: Spurge 
Fairy Smoke: Indian Pipe 
Felon Herb: Mugwort 
From the Belly: Earth-apple 
From the Foot: Houseleek 
Five Fingers: Cinquefoil 
Fox’s Clote: Burdock 
Graveyard Dust: Mullein 
Goat’s Foot: Ash Weed 
God’s Hair: Hart’s Tongue Fern 
Golden Star: Avens 
Gosling Wing: Goosegrass 
Graveyard Dust: Mullein 
Great Ox-eye: Ox-eye Daisy 
Hairs of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Seed 
Hair of Venus: Maidenhair Fern 
Hag’s Taper: Great Mullein 
Hagthorn: Hawthorn 
Hare’s Beard: Great Mullein 
Herb of Grace: Vervain 
Hind’s Tongue: Hart’s Tongue Fern 
Holy Herb: Yerba Santa 
Holy Rope: Hemp Agrimony 
Hook and Arn: Yerba Santa 
Horse Tongue: Hart’s Tongue Fern 
Horse Hoof: Coltsfoot 
Hundred Eyes: Periwinkle 
Innocense: Bluets 
Jacob’s Staff: Great Mullein 
Joy of the Mountain: Marjoram 
Jupiter’s Staff: Great Mullein 
King’s Crown: Black Haw 
Knight’s Milfoil: Yarrow 
Kronos’ Blood: sap of Cedar 
Lady’s Glove: Foxglove 
Lion’s Tooth: Dandelion 
Lad’s Love: Southernwood 
Lamb’s Ears: Betony 
Little Dragon: Tarragon 
Love in Idleness: Pansy 
Love Leaves: Burdock 
Love Lies Bleeding: Amaranth/Anemone 
Love Man: Goosegrass 
Love Parsley: Lovage 
Love Root: Orris Root 
Man’s Health: Ginseng 
Maiden’s Ruin: Southernwood 
Master of the Woods: Woodruff 
May: Black Haw 
May Lily: Lily of the Valley 
May Rose: Black Haw 
Maypops: Passion Flower 
Mistress of the Night: Tuberose 
Mutton Chops: Goosegrass 
Nose Bleed: Yarrow 
Old-Maid’s-Nightcap: Wild Geranium 
Old Man’s Flannel: Great Mullein 
Old Man’s Pepper: Yarrow 
Oliver: Olive 
Password: Primrose 
Pucha-pat: Patchouli 
Peter’s Staff: Great Mullein 
Priest’s Crown: Dandelion leaves 
Poor Man’s Treacle: Garlic 
Queen of the Night: Vanilla Cactus 
Queen of the Meadow: Meadowsweet 
Queen of the Meadow Root: Gravelroot 
Ram’s Head: American Valerian 
Red Cockscomb: Amaranth 
Ring-o-bells: Bluebells 
Robin-run-in-the-grass: Goosegrass 
Semen of Helios: White Hellebore 
Semen of Herakles: Mustard-rocket 
Semen of Hermes: Dill 
Semen of Hephaistos: Fleabane 
Semen of Ammon: Houseleek 
Semen of Ares: Clover 
Seed of Horus: Horehound 
Sparrow’s Tongue: Knotweed 
Soapwort: Comfrey or Daisy 
Shepherd’s Heart: Shepherd’s Purse 
Swine’s Snout: Dandelion leaves 
Shameface: Wild Geranium 
See Bright: Clary Sage 
Scaldhead: Blackberry 
Seven Year’s Love: Yarrow 
Silver Bells: Black Haw 
Sorcerer’s Violet: Periwinkle 
St. John’s Herb: Hemp Agrimony 
St. John’s Plant: Mugwort 
Star Flower: Borage 
Star of the Earth: Avens 
Starweed: Chickweed 
Sweethearts: Goosegrass 
Tarragon: Mugwort 
Tartar Root: Ginseng 
Thousand Weed: Yarrow 
Thunder Plant: House Leek 
Tanner’s Bark: Toadflax 
Torches: Great Mullein 
Tongue of dog: Houndstongue 
Tears of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Juice 
Unicorn Root: Ague Root 
Unicorn’s Horn: False Unicorn 
Unicorn Horn: True Unicorn Root 
Wax Dolls: Fumitory 
Weazel Snout: Yellow Archangel 
White: Ox-eye Daisy 
White Wood: White Cinnamon 
Witch’s Asprin: White Willow Bark 
Witch’s Brier: Brier Hips 
Weasel Snout: Yellow Archangel 
Wolf Foot: Bugle Weed 
Wolf Claw: Club Moss 
Wolf’s Milk: Euphorbia 
Weed: Ox-Eye Daisy 
White Man’s Foot: Common Plantain 

I did not make this list. I found it here: http://lebanon-pagans.tripod.com/id14.html

The New 3-Piece Suit

Dress down your look and layer sweaters under suits

It’s time to say goodbye to the classic three-piece suit, typically completed with a vest under a blazer, and change things up a bit. For a similar look that’s more casual and modern, layer a knit pullover underneath. To help you out, we’ve completed four head-to-toe looks with affordable suits, sweaters and accessories.

1. Wear a wool sweater and white button-up under a printed suit with a cropped pant. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pattens, like houndstooth with polka dots, and make sure to forgo socks if you’re wearing cropped pants.

ASOS Skinny Fit Suit Jacket In Dogstooth

‘Shetland’ Wool Sweater

Geometric-print regular-fit cotton shirt

Paul Smith Ties - Black Polka Dot Silk Bow Tie

Monk-strap shoes

2. Pair a slim-fitting suit with a black mohair sweater, white button-up and black dress shoes, but don’t forget the pop of color in your tie. Light blue or denim accents looks great with grey, black and white. 

Peter Werth Suit Pants With Taped Waistband In Slim Fit

ASOS Longline Sweater with Mohair

White Button Down Long Sleeve Smart Shirt

Denim Slim Tie

Steve Madden Jonah Lazer Etched Dress Shoes

3. Go navy in a wool-blend suit with a festive snowflake sweater layered over a classic button-up, and accessorize with a good pair of socks and matching navy chukkas. 

Wool-blend Suit Pants

Lambswool reverse snowflake sweater

X Fit Ultra Slim Fit Solid French Cuff Dress Shirt

Great Jones XL Chukka

Paul Smith Socks - Black Varied Stripe Wool-Blend Socks

4. Make a statement with your sweater choice and dress in a classic black suit and printed sweater.

Black Ultra Skinny Suit Jacket

Black Ultra Skinny Suit Trousers

Zigzag Stripe Crewneck Sweater

Black Button Down Long Sleeve Smart Shirt

Church Black Leather Chukka Boots

Blonde in a houndstooth coat. According to fabric historians, a few hundred years ago in the Lowlands, you wore houndstooth to avoid a fight. The duotone check was never registered to any particular clan.  Many Scots began wearing the series of broken squares or abstract, four-pointed shapes,  most often seen in black and white, at social and political events.  Wearing someone else’s tartan without permission was more than enough cause for a punch up, so wearing houndstooth became the sartorial strategy of choice for non violent gents.