20 March 2011

Irish Day

This is the outfit I wore on St. Patrick's Day and for the Irish day celebration/drinking festival in the town next to mine. I had meant to post these outfit shots on Thursday and then take pictures of what I wore to my friend's wedding Friday night but there were some major issues. I hadn't really been feeling well since my trip and since I had the day off for the wedding I decided to go to the doctor in the morning. That pretty much turned into one giant clusterfuck. The dr insisted that I immediately go to the emergency room for a CAT scan to be sure I didn't have appendicitis or any other life threatening random illness. Insert gigantic hissy fit. I was supposed to be leaving for the wedding in 4 hours and I wasn't even showered yet. My sympathetic dr made me an appointment at an outpatient clinic instead of sending me to the ER. I drove straight there and drank some awful tasting lemonade-iodine crap and then waited around to get the test and explained my urgent need to get in and out of the clinic as fast as possible to anyone who would listen. Thankfully, they did and it only put me an hour behind schedule.
Turned out it wasn't such a big deal and I'm not dropping dead anytime soon but better safe than septic. So instead of getting ready and painting my nails and doing blog pics, I was rushing around like a mad woman in order to not miss the ceremony. We were only about 10 minutes late and snuck into the church to watch our friends get married.
But back to my original point: This is what I wore Thursday and Saturday to drink beer and celebrate my Irish heritage on my mom's side. As the story goes, my great-great grandmother lived in Ireland but had had enough of that. When she was sent to Dublin with the tax money she decided a better use for it would be to buy herself a one-way ticket on a boat to New York.
This skirt is one of my best thrift store finds to date, its a Lilly Pulitzer skirt that I found with the tags still on it for $5 at Savers. I was channelling the Irish pride by wearing green while also pulling in some Catholic schoolgirl style.
Thrifted Lilly Pulitzer skirt, Fletcher by Lyell top, BP cardigan, Lucky Brand boots
Court and Lynn waiting on line to get into one of the pubs A boyfriend of a friend of a friend that we ended up having a beer and a funny chat with This is how I look after 5 beers when I need a nap.

25 comments

  1. wonderful look..love it!


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  2. You do look a bit glazed after 5 beers... I was a bit that way myself last night! That skirt is amazing... the perfect shade of leprechaun green!

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  3. lovely green skirt!
    Xo Xo
    Francy
    www.labarbeapapa-francy.blogspot.com

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  4. This is the perfect subtle St Pattys day outfit. I love the hint of Catholic school girl look!

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  5. I love the green skirt! Definitely the perfect choice for St. Patty's Day festivities. I hope you're feeling better. :)

    Xoxo,
    Stephanie
    http://take-hart.com

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  6. You look really good for five beers in! I love your skirt.

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  7. Holy Guacamole! You're a trooper. I'm really glad that you're alright-- being sick sucks (duh) especially on busy days.

    xoxo

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  8. That's such a great skirt! You definitely look better after five beers than most people. I'm glad you're alright, though!

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  9. I love this outfit! That skirt is such a nice shade of green...very St. Patrick like indeed! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. You have a great blog here. I'm a new follower. :)

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  10. Glad you're feeling okay and it was nothing serious! And I love the green skirt...

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  11. great skirt is perfect for st pats day

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  12. Oh goodness, I'm sorry you had such a crazy morning, but I'm happy to hear that you're okay! This is such a cute St. Patrick's day look. I actually totally forgot to wear green, whoops!

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  13. Sorry 'bout that experience. The color of your skirt is adorable. Happy Spring.

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  14. So glad you're okay! This year I totally had forgotten the holiday! I didn't wear green and only said Happy St Patricks Day mayyybe once. Whoops!

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  15. is 5 beers a lot? You look good considering (sorry I have never had a sip of alcohol ever so that is why I ask what is a lot).

    Glad you enjoyed your celebration.

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  16. great skirt is perfect for st pats day

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  17. You do look a bit glazed after 5 beers... I was a bit that way myself last night! That skirt is amazing... the perfect shade of leprechaun green!

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  18. wonderful look..love it!


    http://starlightsworld.blogspot.com/

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  19. You look really good for five beers in! I love your skirt.

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  20. lovely green skirt!
    Xo Xo
    Francy
    www.labarbeapapa-francy.blogspot.com

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  21. lovely green skirt!
    Xo Xo
    Francy
    www.labarbeapapa-francy.blogspot.com

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  22. wonderful look..love it!


    http://starlightsworld.blogspot.com/

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  23. Holy Guacamole! You're a trooper. I'm really glad that you're alright-- being sick sucks (duh) especially on busy days.

    xoxo

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  24. is 5 beers a lot? You look good considering (sorry I have never had a sip of alcohol ever so that is why I ask what is a lot).

    Glad you enjoyed your celebration.

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