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?

Gone Gucci

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A few months ago, my husband and I vacationed in Palm Beach, Florida, but only for a few days.  We live in Florida so the mystique is a bit lost on us, even in the winter months.  We were really just looking for a fun place to get away.  To me, there is no place better in Florida than Palm Beach.  The restaurants and hotels are top notch and the shopping, oh the shopping, on Worth Avenue is the best in the world (even if you are just looking like I mostly was).

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However, this trip was special.  I really wanted to make my first Worth Avenue purchase instead of “just looking”.  I had always wanted a pair of Gucci shoes.  They are practical and never go out of style.  I had been in the Worth Avenue Gucci store before and they were extremely helpful.  There was no pretense there so I felt comfortable buying from them.  Actually, the time before I went into their store, they had the most gorgeous silk dress that had just arrived.  I was smitten.  I wanted to own something Gucci.  And so I would.

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I looked at so many different styles of shoes and tried on many, but I selected the pair featured below because they are classic Gucci.  The staff was very friendly and graciously allowed me to try on any shoe that I liked.  I was greeted warmly and treated like I had been a lifelong customer.  I was so happy that I had saved my pennies to purchase my shoes at Gucci once I had experienced their remarkable service.  Because of their fine Italian craftsmanship, I will have my Gucci shoes for many years to come.  They are an investment piece and were well-worth the price!  Plus, I got to shop and make a purchase on Worth Avenue.  If you ever want to make a high end purchase, I strongly recommend Gucci.  Both their service and the craftsmanship of all of their pieces is impeccable.  

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