A St. Patrick’s Day Flatlay Are you wearing your green today?

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St. Patrick's Day Meme

St. Patrick's Day Meme

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, is a cultural and religious observance and celebration of the date of his death in AD 461.  Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Most fittingly for St. Patrick’s Day, in late 2016, Pantone selected Greenery as their Color of the Year for 2017.  It’s the perfect shade of green!

2017 Pantone Color of the Year

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My St. Patrick’s Day Outfit

I did a flatlay of my St. Patrick’s Day outfit and I am very excited to show it to you.

St. Patrick's Day Flatlay

The Blouse

Green Printed Blouse

This green patterned blouse is from Ann Taylor.  I have had it for a couple of years and now seems like a great time to debut it!  Also, bold prints are a big trend this Spring so why not wear this one?  It’s a blended texture of silk and synthetic fibers.

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The Skirt

Leather Skirt

This leather skirt is also by Ann Taylor.  Leather was all over the Fall/Winter 2017 runways so why not get a jump on the trend?

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The Jewelry

Ann Taylor Necklace & Earrings

Also by Ann Taylor, this necklace and matching earrings go with the blouse perfectly and they are very festive for St. Patrick’s Day!

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The Shoes

Gucci Shoes

I love my Gucci pumps!  They are so stylish and comfortable and will go well the entire outfit.  The neural interlocking “G” goes well with almost everything that I have!

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The Handbag

Coach Green Bag

This handbag is by Coach and was purchased at Nordstrom.  I love the color because it’s so vibrant and, of course, green is one of my favorite colors.  It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and any other day because it’s so versatile.

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So there is my St. Patrick’s Day attire that I’ve planned.  What are you wearing to celebrate the day?

Ballet Flats Are Always In Season

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Ballet_Flats_PentagonI love my ballet flats.  I am 5’10” tall so heels are not always necessary for me (thank goodness).  The above collection of flats goes with almost everything in my wardrobe.  The dark pair of ballet flats are Vera Wang and are more of a winter shoe because they are made from wool, while all the other shoes can be worn in summer or winter. (The other ballet flats are by Coach, Nine West, and Target.)

Ballet flats are still on trend; however some lace-up this season creating more visual interest in the shoe.  I don’t have a pair of those yet, but I might be on the look out for some!

Regardless of the trends, ballet flats are timeless.  They go great with skinny jeans or a skirt or this season’s hot item: culottes. Wear them however you wish for they are always in style.