Why? Because I was on a plane. Flying to Ireland.
Yup, that's right, I flew to Ireland ON St. Patrick's Day in 2001. So I didn't get there until the 18th of March. Sad, I know, but I didn't have much choice due to the schedule of my college spring break. You know what though? I still celebrated. On the 18th, the 19th, the 20th, the 21st...you get the picture ;o)
|Tara's first Guinness. In Dublin. 3/18/2001|
|Keystone Light, the official beer of slow-pitch softball. March 2002.|
|Sorority pride. March 2003.|
|With m y new AST little Jessica, March 2004|
|Yay green beer! 3/17/2005|
In 2006 I really embraced my Irish side (yes, I am Irish, even if it is only a very small fraction...I have about the same amount of Irish and Native American blood in me). I had the green shirt, a silly hat...and brown hair.
|Out at Bennigans in LBV (Orlando) 3/17/2006|
|St. Patty's day in Myrtle Beach! 2007|
|I earned those bills for singing karaoke, I swear. 3/15/2008|
Unfortunately (sort of), in 2009 things were a bit more subdued. We had a pre-St. Patrick's Day party with our favorite people...but hey, I wore the outfit again!
|3/14/2009 house party with my besties|
Of course, last year we were back in Greenville and I remembered how fun it had been to go out on St. Patty's day down here. So out we went. And this was the third (and sadly, probably the last) year that I put on my full St. Patty's day gear. I'm approaching 30, you know? I actually felt...sigh...a bit weird last year going out dressed like that. Oh to be young again.
Silver clover necklace: Tiffany's
Black mock turtleneck: Express
Tartan mini skirt: Hot Topic (and the matching shirt in the pictures above is the other part of the outfit, obviously also from Hot Topic)
Lace leggings: from Baker's Shoes
Knee-high riding boots: from DSW, and yes, they're flats and I <3 them!
And there ya go!
Ten I guess technically eleven years of St. Patrick's Days! (we'll call it "ten and a bonus, maybe?) So have a great one today - especially if you're going to be out celebrating! In fact...what are you doing for St. Patrick's Day?