Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir!
If you’re not from around these parts, that phrase simply means ‘Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you all’.
Whilst New York celebrated Ireland’s national holiday with a parade yesterday, the towns and villages of Ireland are currently preparing their ways in which to show the world why it’s so good to be Irish!
But, what does one wear on a day like today?
When I was quite a bit younger, I remember being dressed in green head-to-toe, whilst Emerald is Pantone’s colour of 2013, I think it was a little too much to be on-trend.
In my twenties, I’ve learned that less is more. However, don’t be frightened if you find me today with a shamrock painted on my face – St Patrick’s Day brings out the crazy in us all.
What shall I be armed with to project my national identity today?
Why, my most prized possession, of course!
Last summer, my family and I spent time in one of the most beautiful and stylish destinations; Jersey on the Channel Islands.
If you’re interested in street style or if you follow the blog ‘Advanced Style‘, Jersey would be your haven!
While I was there, I came across ‘Pebble’, a beautiful fashion boutique, and discovered that they were a stockist for The Cambridge Satchel Co.
I’ve yearned for a satchel for longer than I can remember and was debating purchasing one for quite some time. I tried on every satchel that Bow in Powerscourt Shopping Centre stocked!
Unfortunately Bow no longer stock the brand so I made enquiries with Pebble in Jersey about the possibility of purchasing online and having the satchel shipped to me.
It appeared that buying the satchel was ‘meant to be’. Pebble had only one in stock, in one size; an emerald-green 13″ beauty.
As I am a little smaller than the average person, I had to make sure that I was wearing the bag, rather than the bag wearing me. So, whilst thirteen is unlucky for some, it proved to be pretty perfect for me.
I have had the satchel for about a month now and whilst I initially thought I may lose interest in wearing it so often or that the bright emerald shade may be difficult to accessorise with – I have yet to find an enmseble that the green doesn’t ‘chic-ly’ clash with!
Happy Saint Patrick’s day to you and yours - If you’re enough lucky to be Irish…You’re lucky enough.