I didn't actually buy the dress and hat in the following picture with St. Patrick's day specifically in mind, though in retrospect you could hardly find a more St. Patty's day appropriate outfit. I just wanted a 1930s style dress in dark green with tartan accents and a green and a hat to match. I've actually had the dress for sometime, it was made by Kim of Time Machine Vintage, before she closed up her Etsy shop and as usual she did a great job. its a simple comfortable dress and like most 1930s dresses is very easy to wear.
Kim always pays attention to the details and in addition to lovely hunter green fabrics in tartan, sheer, and silk faille (which coincidently perfectly matched some suede gloves I found at the salvation army) she accented the dress with an authentic 1930s belt buckle.
The hat is from my favorite Etsy hat shop Lady Eve's Millnery and like all her hats its a picture perfect replica of a 1930s fedora.
In addition to the gloves and hat I accessorized my dress with a 1940s or 50s St. Patrick's day novelty brooch that I got last year.
All in all I am really happy with the outfit but taking the pictures did make me more then a little sad because it reminded me of last year's St. Patrick's day photo shoot when I took pictures with my darling Norbert. I miss my big baby so much. I know I was very lucky to have him in my life for 12 and a half years, so many dog parents don't get that much time with their babies. Still even with all my worrying I don't think I ever expected him to be gone so soon. Cherish every moment the time is so much shorter then you think.