Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Spring is finally here! It was 60F here yesterday, and it felt fantastic. I went for a run around Lake Harriet after work - haven't done that since last fall. I despise the treadmill so am happy that it's warm enough to do outdoor runs again!

I'm not a huge St. Patty's Day fan - I've never really celebrated the holiday. One year, I was in Chicago on St. Patty's Day, which was fun. I went during spring break of my senior year in college. The river that runs through Chicago was died green and everywhere we looked, there were drunk people. It was quite the experience!

In honor of St. Patty's Day, I am posting some green items that I am quite smitten with...

This dress from Ann Taylor Loft would be perfect for a spring wedding... or it would be a great rehearsal dinner dress for Abby since that is her wedding color!

This is actually my Easter dress, which I got on sale at Banana Republic. Yes, I am 28 and I still buy myself an "Easter Dress." I have such fond memories of the Easter outfits my mom picked out for us girls. Actually, it wasn't so much the dresses as the hats... Maybe some day I will scan some photos in so you can see some awkward photos of my younger years. Oy, it's painful to look at them. Mom - I know you were just following the fashion trends of the time, but ouch. I actually don't know what was worse - the hideous, plasticy hats or the terrible page boy cut that I had for like 10 years as a child... I can't completely blame my mom for all those years of fashion faux pas, though. When I was home for my grandpa's funeral, I was sorting through pictures, trying to find some for the poster boards we displayed in the church basement - I came across this hideous picture of myself. I can't remember what I was wearing for a top, but for bottoms I was wearing these hideous striped shorts (which I had rolled up) with dark, plum colored tights and then some whacky shoes. I was so mortified to see this picture & asked my mom what the heck I was wearing... She said, 'oh, you had very interesting tastes back then, Lisa'. Oy. Thank God my sense of style has developed over the years... I was seriously a walking 'What Not To Wear' advertisement back then!

Last, but not least, is this bag. Ok - it's a little more fall/winter, but I figured I should post something besides dresses on here. This bag is hand-made by this Etsy Seller - she is actually in Italy. It's kind of fun to read her product descriptions - since English isn't her first language, the translation is a bit muddled at times. But so cute.

Have a safe and wonderful St Patty's Day, everyone! I am treating myself to a facial tonight, so my evening will be sans green beer. Which I am totally ok with since I really, really don't like beer (and can't have it anyways since it has gluten in it)



Amber said...

A facial sounds LOVELY! I also hate beer.

I had HORRIBLE taste as a kid too, my mom tried to let me dress myself but I would pick out the most outrageous outfits ever. Bright colours that clashed and horrible floral patterns. I used to LOVE leggings haha, so funny!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

aimee said...

have fun with your facial! i hope it's a relaxing time for you!!

i love, love, love that first dress. i might need to invest in that!

Jess said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sounds like you're going to have a nice, relaxing evening...which I believe is much better than going out and drinking green beer, anyways! I'm not doing too much of anything either.

Looove your Easter dress (and yes, love that you still buy Easter dresses!) Though you may have had poor taste as a kid (I know what you mean, believe me) you've clearly grown out of that!