Happy St. Patrick’s Day, dear friends! Last week I hinted that we were going to a local historical town for a photo shoot, and now you know which photo shoot that was for–St. Patrick’s Day! The town itself is called Lebanon, and it is filled to the brim with adorable Painted Lady houses, unique shops and boutiques, as well as a cute ice-cream parlor, and (can’t forget this one) the famous Golden Lamb Hotel. Though we didn’t get pictures of the famous landmark, we did find a run down Shoe Factory building outside of which we could take these awesome rustic photos!
Skirt: Mom-made // Blouse: Thrifted // Shrug: Thrifted // Stockings: Target // Shoes: Miss L. Fire // Head Wrap: Forever 21 // Belt: Forever 21 // Earrings: Handmade find // Necklace: Origami Owl
Earning the center stage in my outfit are my newest shoes, a pair of Miss L. Fires. Ladies, if ever you are in need of a killer pair of vintage inspired treads, this is THE BEST brand I think I could possibly recommend! I bought this pair from ModCloth a while back in the new year when all the sales were going on, and so I got a steal for what would have been a very expensive buy! When they came in the mail, I was thrilled to find them all bundled up in their very own drawstring flannel bag, and in perfect order. They are all leather, excepting the soles, topped with a green puff of rabbit fur. When I first tried them on I squealed for joy because not only were they cozy, they were practically walking for me they were so comfortable!
In the very least I knew that these shoes would make a great debut on St. Patrick’s Day, but I had to find a smashing outfit to showcase them with. There are so many odds and ends in my closet that are green, but not all of them go together. So I mixed and matched pieces like my blouse and green shrug, and patchwork skirt and head wrap. In the end, I walked out with this satisfying ensemble.
Dress: HenandChicks Instasale // Jacket: Old Navy // Shoes: ModCloth // Petticoat: Me-made // Bobby pin: c/o Lilla Rose
Right before we headed out to leave for the shoot, a package arrived for Brigi. Instantly she was all a flutter, for this package held her newest vintage dress she recently bought on HenandChicks Instasale! After she ripped it open, she ran upstairs with the garment in hand, antsy to try it on. It fit like a glove! She came tripping down the stairs with a light step, and with many twirls she entered the kitchen to show off her new prize. Little did we realize that this dress had not been washed, and, as it is a 1940’s Dustbowl dress, originating from the near middle state of the Dustbowl lands–Kansas–Brigi twirled her dress free from a little of that dust, which gave way to many snorts and sneezes from our poor Dad! Oh dear!
With no time to launder the garment, she wore the “dusty rose” to the photo shoot, and thankfully, none of our noses could detect the ancient “powder” that clung to the fabric. Brigi later washed it, wringing out three tub-fulls of grey/brown water before it finally came clear. What little bit of Kansas the dress held was now gone, and we made many a silly joke over this fact later on that night. 🙂
Dress: Brigi-made // Jacket: ModCloth // Shoes: DSW // Stockings: Target // Belt: Thrifted // Scarf: Vintage find
Charlotte decided that she would flatter both sides of this holiday by wearing traditional Catholic green and our beloved Protestant orange. Did you know that the two colors had any significance? We have been teased many a year by the very stoic boys at Church for being so bold as to wear the color green on St. Patrick’s (Sunday) Day. We didn’t realize that there were two colors to wear on this day, so we have been very careful to add in that bit of orange as much as we can to represent the Protestants. (Now I don’t bring this up to be divisive, so to save any bristling of the backs of our necks, let’s not further discuss the Catholic and Protestant doctrines of faith this week in the comments.)
Charlotte was terribly excited to don this electric kelly green frock again, and I think she did a fair job in combining her flamboyant scarf to the orange and green ensemble! It makes for a very striking color scheme! To add to the flair, Charlotte reveled in her voluminous “mane” and let it fluff and fly in the breeze during the shoot. I think she looks splendid, don’t you?
As we were wheeling our way through the streets of Historic Lebanon, trying to find an appropriate setting, we drove past a very old Episcopal Church whose entryway held the most iconic feature of the day–a Shamrock-ed Lamp! We had passed that Church so many times before, but had never noticed the pretty beacon. It just goes to show you that whenever your mind is set on certain key items (St. Patrick’s Day anything!) you will inevitably find what you are looking for. 🙂
Do you Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a bit ‘o green or orange?
What do you think of our ensembles?
Which of our accessories caught you eye today?
Love to you all!
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer