If you are like me, you have wondered who was St. Patrick. I assumed he was an Irish Saint, and I had heard the story about him driving the snakes out of Ireland. Were there really any snakes, why wear green, was he even Irish?St. Patrick was a Roman Briton who was taken as a a slave for 6 years by Irish pirates. He was eventually returned to his family, but he returned to Ireland after he had found his faith and researched the subject. He did not bring religion to Ireland, but he helped to organize, inspire, and expand Christianity there. He died on March 17th, and it is now a day of celebration, the day his soul went to heaven. He may not have driven out reptiles, but he drove out plenty of human snakes. While the United States might celebrate with green beer and parades, the Irish do not. It is a somber holiday to the Irish, and it used to be illegal to even sell beer on St. Patrick’s Day. As for the color, green has long been associated with Ireland and it’s beautiful countryside.I love this color of green. It is more like a grass green, it is even greener that it looks in this photo. I think my tint is off on my iphoto. I bought this top years ago on the clearance rack of Old Navy. It has a racerback design, and I love the pleats at the neckline. The hem is elastic, so it makes the bubble look. I bought the top with my daughter in mind, since she is a green fan. She is also very large chested, so she did not like the top. I kept the top because I liked the color, but honestly it is too big for me. If I knew how to sew I would take it up under the arms. Here is a cute green swing top, and here is one from Kohl’s that is on sale for 14.99, and here is a nice green plus size top.I just had to show off my new bracelet. I already had the necklace and earrings, so I had been wanting this matching bracelet. I signed up to sell Chloe & Isabel and received the start-up kit, but the bracelet was not in the kit. However, they had an extended period of time where I could buy items at a greatly reduced price. This bracelet was something I had to have! I love the tassel and the quartz dangles.I decided to carry my Emma Fox black satchel purse. I bought this years ago at T J Maxx, and have carried it a lot. I decided on the black purse to match my black jewelry. Emma Fox purses are high quality, soft leather, and the hardware is sturdy. They are a little pricey, so be on the lookout for sales. Here is a similar one, and it is half-priced!
The skinny jeans are by Vigoss, and I purchased them at Maurice’s. If you have never owned a pair of Vigoss jeans, they are really nice quality and are not horribly over-priced. Here is a pair of ankle skinny jeans on sale, and here is a plus size pair for half-price, you better order NOW! The navy ballet slippers I have on were on sale at the QVC outlet store for 15.00 the other day. They are getting ready to have a bunch of spring items arriving, so they are trying to make room. Here is a leather pair by Lucky that is pretty reasonably priced, not 15.00 reasonable, but not bad.This oversized boyfriend sweater has to be 15 years old. I never get rid of anything. Here is an example of a top that is over 30 years old. It is a little chilly in the mornings, so I wanted a sweater to put on, plus the green top is a tank, so my arms needed something on them. I went with the longer style cardigan because the green top is long and I didn’t want that sticking out from under the cardigan.Even though I look like a linebacker in this photo, I wanted to show it, because my hair is actually combed in the back. Wow, I didn’t know it could look this nice. hahahaThe Atlas Convertible Statement necklace I have on is my new favorite piece of jewelry. That might have already changed by the time you read this post, my mood changes rapidly. But for now, I am loving this piece, and I am really wanting the matching cuff. The next time Chloe & Isabel has a sale, I am going for it. Lol If you decide to purchase any of C&I items, and don’t already know a merchandiser, type my name in the Find A Merchandiser spot. Please and Thank You!
I am going to leave you with this Irish blessing.
May you never forget what is worth remembering
nor never remember what is best forgotten
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
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