Thursday, March 18, 2010

Belated St. Patrick's Day

Hello.  Being that I'm usually a few days behind on outfit posts, it wasn't too likely that I was going to get my green duds up on St. Patty's Day.  And since I didn't have anything green prepared, I decided to skip yesterday's post altogether.  Instead, I got all crazy-productive at work.  Unfortunately, I don't have much to show for my efforts, but I know I did something yesterday. 

I'm not really a celebrator of St. Patrick's Day, but I do think its fun to wear green with everyone else.  I have no idea if I have any Irish blood coursing through my veins, but if I do, it's minimal.  I think I'm mostly Swedish on my dad's side and who-knows-what-combination on my mom's.  It doesn't matter though.  The holiday is a really big deal in St. Paul, Irish or not.  People take off work, dress up as leprechauns, carry around pots of gold (not really), get really drunk, ect., ect., ect.  It's the only holiday (that I'm aware of) when public transportation is free.

I don't drink beer.  I think it smells like vomit. (Have I mentioned that before?)  And I have no desire to 'acquire the taste' of anything that smells that way.  I'll stick with wine and cocktails...or better yet, just water with lemon, please.  Gosh, I'm boring.

After work yesterday I stopped by Valu Thrift to check out their stock.  A fellow shopper recognized me from my blog!  (HI ANNA!)  It's the first time that has ever happened to me!  It's weird having the cyber world and real world cross paths, but I'm SO flattered that there are people out there that enjoy what I do here.  And there's no reason why my Twin City followers/lurkers can't be real life friends too!

I picked up a few treasures at Valu that I'm really excited to show you!

Scarf:  San Juan Airport Giftshop
Vest:  Vintage, thrifted
Sweater:  Target
Trousers:  Kohls
Shoes:  Kohls


Kimberly said...

Love those pants!! And paired with the vest makes for a great outfit!

Jane W. said...

Love the patterned pants with the cream vest--they play off of each other beautifully. I'm totally with you on the beer. Why bother?

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Your outfit is definitely not boring!

I don't like cheap beer, which is what the St. Patty's Day drinkers tend to be imbibing. Give me a good microbrew any day, though!

Abartholome said...

Hi Jill! Great meeting you yesterday! I can't seem to get your email address on here (when I click it, it goes to some other email box on my computer but I can't see your address, like I told you- I'm not super great with technology). Can you send me your email address?
Mine is

Wanderlusting Fool said...

love this outfit - especially the trousers. And they're from Kohls! awesome! :)

Wanderlusting Fool

Anonymous said...

Those trousers are fantastic! You look great in green.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that's so cool that you met a reader! i want to meet one of mine, too!

Kristen said...

The different greens are great, but I am CRAZY about the pants! What brand are they from Kohls? Waaaant!

LyddieGal said...

That is so cool that you met a reader of your blog! You're famous!!

I love your green scarf, the color is so great.

Chic on the Cheap

Krystal said...

that outfit is SO cute Jill. and I adore the pants!!