Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dublin Dress

One of my many favorite holidays for fashion is St. Patrick's Day, when I get to go all out in my favorite color—green!

For this year's festivities, I had to get creative, because the only green tops in my current wardrobe were frumpy sweaters entirely unsuitable for a night out on the town. Fortunately I have this green dress, which I've had for years, but worn only once or twice.

It was a little cold out for a sleeveless short dress, so I put some bootcut jeans under it, making it into a sort of funky tunic. My kelly green pumps did their duty on my feet, while the literal crowning glory of the whole ensemble was my hat.

I found the brilliant green fedora a few months ago at the thrift store for 1.99 (minus a 50% discount!), and I knew as soon as I saw it that it would make its first appearance on St. Patrick's Day. My hair is still green, so that was appropriate, but I'm not sure most people noticed, since it was surrounded by much brighter greens.

When you think about St. Patrick's Day, here are the things you think about: Leprechauns, shamrocks, beer, everything green, and, of course rainbows ending in pots of gold! I couldn't work a rainbow into my green-heavy look, but I could at least incorporate some gold...which I did in a subtle way on my eyelids. I'm really getting into glittery eye makeup.

Last but not least, I put on a green, orange, and white floral necklace which I'd also bought months ago and decided to save for the Irish celebration.

Bonus dog picture


  1. Where did you get that dress? I think I had one exactly like it but in red.

    1. eBay of course! I've seen the same style dress for sale in several different colors, and even used to have a similar one in pastel blue and green. It must have been all the rage back in your day, Grandma!