Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Irish?

Kiss Me, I'm Irish?

Kiss Me, I'm Irish?

Works Cited
mustard sweater: j crew (gift)
brown tank dress: american apparel via amazon
belt: thrifted
green tights: gap
boots: indigo

Recently, I found a very active Latvian chat room with a long stream of comments on my blog. Curious, I plugged it into Google translator (perhaps the worst translator on the planet?) to discover (at least I think) that they were making fun of my posture! Or my feet, I couldn't actually tell which. So in honor of my Latvian friends, I tried to stand up straight today.

Kiss Me, I'm Irish?

Another amazing $9 tank dress (thank you, Amazon; thank you, Sal). In honor of St. Patrick's day, I'm wearing (a little bit of) green--these awesome sweater tights from Gap. Can I give an amen to the various bloggers (Clare, Kyla, Sal) who have mentioned that they'll be sad to see tights go? Clare's post last night on the leg-enhancing properties of tights almost had me wishing winter wasn't quite over. I'll definitely miss tights when winter goes. And you can add to that list: cozy sweaters, my boots, big cashmere scarves, funny headbands, long sleeves. We've had a good run of it, winter. I'll miss you.

Kiss Me, I'm Irish?

P.S. Are you Irish? I am, and I spent a semester abroad in Galway, which is on the west coast of Ireland. It's very rainy there, and on St. Patrick's day, they have a huge parade in the rain and people eat green pancakes--yum!

37 comments:

The Glamourous Grad Student said...

I had no idea you are Irish! What part are you from?

tastymoog said...

I'm like 75/25 Portuguese/Irish, but there was still a heavy Irish cultural presence carried in my family (I think the Portuguese stuff got neglected, actually).

eek said...

Love your photos today! I am going to miss tights in that they make me less self-conscious when wearing skirts! I guess it's time to get a tan!

A-C said...

You look kind of lonely in that first pic, but I like it.

I'm right there with you on missing my comfy warm clothes. I'm not 100% comfortable with my body, so layering clothes is much easier for me than showing some skin. Which is odd since I'm perfectly happy in a bikini on a beach, but skirts w/out tights or shorts or short sleeved shirts and I get self-conscious.

Anyway, I like the combination of the green, mustard and brown. The belt buckle adds a bit of whimsy and detail and makes the whole outfit special.

Charmalade said...

I think you can tell from my general appearance I'm not Irish (though you can never tell! ok fine, yeah, 0% Irish, unfortunately). ;) But I plan to wear lotsa green in honor of the holiday. I have to agree with you on the tights thing-- though I'm more than welcome to spring and summer, I'll miss my brightly-colored tights! How else can my legs be unnaturally red, purple, or yellow?

Toast with Charmalade

Kasmira said...

Green pancakes? Sounds wonderful! I'll have to remember that for next year.

I've rarely seen nice comments about me in English-speaking chatrooms, let alone those in a foreign language. I found one in Russian where they were all trashing my look as "too young." It *is* amusing to see how the idioms translate.

Julie said...

I'm half Irish! We're awesome. Haha. I'll miss tights too-but not the funny lines and dents they make up around my midsection!

Draft of Vintage said...

Huge fan of the green tights and ESPECIALLY that belt! What an amazing find! I'm such a fan of metal leaves/natural designs, but sadly lack them in my wardrobe- I am even more encouraged to go out thrifting when I have the time!

Also as far as tights go, I'm all for keeping them going during the summer months. I love sheer tights with interesting patterns and now is the time to break out those floral designs!

Happy Irish Pride Day- what a cool adventure you must of had there!

hillary said...

awesome picture. dont worry about the latvian posture police, i think you look great :)

Elaine said...

LOL!!! I always thought your postures were fine...

YOu went to Ireland too?!? Man, Meg from freshbrownies.blogspot.com went too! Am I the only one who hasn't gone?? ;)

I love the earthy tones in this! Especially the mustard yellow!

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Sal said...

Yay! I'm wearing a tank dress today, too, and an outfit in a palette that made me think of you. Thanks for the shout-outs, too. I'm wearing tights today despite the 60 degree weather. How nuts is THAT?

My name sounds majorly Irish, but I've got not a drop in me. ;)

Law Girl said...

Love the green tights! I'm not remotely Irish (Russian, Lithuanian and English) and I discovered today that I don't really own anything that's green. Haha. This is not my holiday!

futurelint said...

Ooh, I love the belt with that cardigan! What a strange thing - Latvian chat room!?!?! I think your posture and feet are fine! I am not Irish, but due to my hair, people assume I am and want to buy me green beers!

Jen said...

yum green pancakes! i love how you incorporated green into your outfit through those awesome tights! i'll probably miss wearing tights so often when the warmer weather comes around. no more layering! i won't complain though haha :)

happy st. patrick's day!

Lori said...

I myself am not Irish, but my husband and children are part. I was going to make green eggs for breakfast but green pancakes sounded better. Thanks for the idea :)

Emily Kennedy said...

I'm at least one quarter Irish. Who knows, maybe more. I love wearing green, and I'm hoping that olive counts, as that is what I'm rocking today.

Chelsea said...

whatever, those Latvians can suck it! never noticed any poor posture or weirdness having to do with your feet in your pictures. not that you were offended, but I get defensive about my blogger-buddies!

anyhoo... what a great color combo! and these pictures are really beautifully composed as well.

(not Irish)

Audi said...

Love this outfit! The colors and porportions are just perfect. And no, I'm not Irish but I am wearing green today. :-)

Katie said...

Love this outfit! I'm only a portion Irish!

The Woollen Typist said...

Gah...absolutely love your outfit and the bike...seriously having bike envy again! Beautiful.

Your posture is totally fine...would be boring to stand up straight and ridged in every single photo...it's nice to be fluid and organic about things...pah...quite rude of them to leave messages like that!

Oh...and is that a Brookes saddle I see?
*mmm bike envy continues*...

xx:)

daisychain said...

Have a great day! x

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Happy St. Paddy's day to you. You look great in green and hey, even if the Latvians are poking fun, it's great that they're paying attention!

Fashion Therapist said...

The Latvian comments are funny, but glad you were able to translate it.

Kim said...

I love to visit your blog as your posts never fail to make me smile, I always know you will have a fab look and I always love what you do with colour! :D

e. said...

I am a big fan of colors like these and layering like this so pretty much I just love the outfit. These photos are great too--the bike ones are so cute!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I'm not Irish, but I've spent 48 hours in Dublin.

I have to tell you that first photo might just be the coolest picture. Ever. Sorry all other pictures, but you can never be as cool as that one.

Kyla said...

That's really funny about the chat room. I'm glad you're able to chuckle about it - that's character :)

You have the best color mixing - I love these! As much as I miss tights, I think I love summer more!

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

I love this a lot! You look beautiful and I envy your Ireland adventure.

anotherfishinthesea said...

hahha silly Latvians. Great sense of humor on your part though

Clare said...

Your Latvian commenters sound hilarious! And I adore the color scheme in this outfit. Subtle yet vibrant.

coleenpq said...

I agree with the winter and tights thing; I'm going to miss you, winter!

A and A said...

Great tights and love the belt! I too am Irish (mostly) and would love to visit someday! Happy late St. Patty's day!

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Ellenitza said...

I love this post - a good, funny read and great pics. I don't know what the Latvians are making fun of!

missbee said...

random but..are you in urbana and/or champaign?

Laura Elaine said...

I studied abroad in Galway too! So glad to find another Galway gal!! Still love socks peeking over boots :)

kriskrosapplesauce said...

Go Irish! Also, loving the outfit.

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