Beneath that outer shell is an old soul with many lessons to teach a fast-paced world. Here’s one: slow it down. Jeesh. Inhale the earth, swim the oceans, let the hare win the race ... because perfect timing doesn’t mean being the first one to the finish line. Life, my wittle rabbits and free-wheelin' doves, is but a series of diversions with elegant twists and turns. Plus, who's got the most dazzling shell of all? This charm does. The patterned shell is like a stylish shrug. If you're going to carry your home on your back, it might as well be the one that turns heads.
This versatile piece shows its spirit best when going casual. Our favorite is with a simple tee and denim. While it works with any color, we default to the wisdom of the turtle who likes to be surrounded by earthy, watery tones like a moss green or pale blue.
Just in case you doubt the wisdom of being deliberate like a turtle, the first fossil dates from the Triassic period (between 251 million and 199 million years ago).
In the Native American culture, the turtle symbolizes good health, which, of course, leads to long life.
The carapace is the bony or shield covering the back part of an animal such as a turtle (or a crab or crustacean).