Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Ah, St. Patrick’s Day.  A holiday that is unashamed to admit what all holidays are really about– getting trashed. A few years ago, I agreed to host five Irish girls over the summer in my apartment.  They made me a believer that, when it comes to fun with drinking, no one does it as well as the Irish.  About the time normal people are stumbling and calling a taxi, these 100-pound Irish girls would ask (sober), “So where’s the next pub?”  While I will not be dodging green puke today, I will show my Irish enthusiasm by donning some of my favorite green accessories. This outfit was built around this fabulous vintage hat.  It was initially used as the topper for a Carrot Halloween Costume, but I have found many ways to wear it since then.  Next week on the blog, I am going to be featuring some of my very favorite vintage hats and covering Modern-day Millinery.  Stay tuned!

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Kelly green is one of the most under-utilized colors in modern fashion.  This mid-century wool coat with fur accents is surprisingly versatile.  In a sea of black coats, it’s the perfect way to stand out in NYC.

This over-sized Valentino pendant (that hides a perfume vial inside) is from the 1980’s and is my go-to accessory since I found it on eBay.

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The earrings are from Topshop and are the perfect under-stated addition to almost any outfit.  The handbag is equally versatile due to the wide array of color.

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This hat got it’s debut as the top to a Carrot Costume a few Halloweens back.  It is such a stand-out, conversation-starting piece no matter how you wear it.  The shoe is from (embarrassingly enough) Charlotte Russe circa 2005.  It’s the perfect emerald green and, despite it’s cheap price, appears chic.

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Coat: Vintage, from eBay Seller: Thriftwares, Dress: Vintage Chevron Dress Label: “Hobknobber” from eBay Seller: vulture-culture-vintage, Hat: Vintage, Necklace: Vintage 1980’s Valentino Perfume Holder from eBay Seller: goldenpond-store, Earrings: Topshop, Handbag: Vintage, from eBay Seller: ponymart, Hosiery: Legg’s, Shoe: Charlotte Russe

Photography by Chris Knight, www.chrisknightphoto.com

Styling by Ginger, www.Ginger-Snap.com

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