The Perfect St. Patty’s Day Dress

With St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, shop windows are filled with green shamrocks and red-headed leprechauns under colorful rainbows.  For me, St. Patrick’s Day has always been a holiday I ignored.  To be quite honest, leprechauns give me the heeby-jeebies.  But when I saw this dress I knew I had to buy it, not only was it drop dead adorable, but it was rather St. Patrick’s Day-y…

The dress appears home-made, and the pink fabric is dotted with tiny rosebuds.  I couldn’t get over the adorable little keyhole sleeves! Talk about too cute!

Another reason I’ve never been too keen on the holiday is that I’m not a big drinker, especially of beer. (*gasp!* A Portlander who doesn’t like beer! I know!) and I’m not all that familiar with my Irish heritage to know of anything special to do for the holiday.  However, I am hopeful that the lack of knowledge regarding my heritage is going to change real soon.  Patrick bought me an Ancestry.com membership and I’m diving into my background.  My mum has pretty well taken care of her side of the family, tracing us back to 495 AD in England, and we were among some of the first people to come to America in the 1630s.  And we may or may not be related to Myles Standish who came over on the Mayflower – that connection has yet to be solidified.  I’m looking forward to learning where I came from, as well as learning more about Patrick’s side of the family.  His grandfather on his mother’s side came here from Italy in 1932! And there has been rumor that his grandmother on his dad’s side was part Cherokee, so I’m looking forward to learning more about that.

I hope you all have a lovely and safe St. Patrick’s Day!

4 thoughts on “The Perfect St. Patty’s Day Dress

  1. LOVE the dress, Janey! I don’t think I could design a sweeter, more adorably seductive outfit in a lifetime! And it suits you incredibly. Well found! Good luck learning about your heritage – it’s a great thing to know!

    Cheers,
    Marjorie

  2. Adorable dress!

    My mum actually traced her side of the family tree back a while ago. I remember it took her quite some time and internet research. I’m yet to have a look at it myself. Thanks for the reminder and best of luck learning about your heritage! 🙂

  3. That dress reminded me a bit of the dresses that are worn at Oktoberfest! I’ve never actually participated in St. Patrick’s Day because, like you, I’m not much of a drinker and loathe beer!

    Ancestry.com sounds like an amazing resource. During Remembrance Day (Veteran’s Day in America) weekend, I went online to look at the free military records for anything about my grandfathers, who served during WWII. I found a few papers that referenced my maternal grandfather, but nothing significant. But, a family friend was talking about using Ancestry.com today at Easter dinner, so it made me think about signing up myself. I know very little about my family history before my grandparents (especially on my mother’s side).

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