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Friday, March 14, 2014

Luck of the Irish-Vintage Outfit Post (and seeing beautiful with a sweater and a close canine companion)

There is no color, if you ask me, that is more beautiful then green.

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Green means spring, and its particularly inviting after a long cold winter like this one, reminding us of all the beautiful like this one.  That is one reason why I really like St. Patrick's day, and yes I know its not celebrated in Ireland.  

 In my dreams I live in an Irish cottage like this one:

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and not a row house on a crowded city street. 

Thanks to the lovely  sweater I got from the wonderful Regiane from vintage and cool knitting.   I can feel transported right out of my city dwelling and into the Irish country side this St. Patrick's day.

I discovered Regiane through the blog of fellow vintage lover, Jessica at chronically vintage.  Isn't it amazing how blogging can connect us to beautiful things, and more importantly beautiful people?  This is the second sweater Regiane has made for me, I wrote about the first in this post, and I love them both.

I also have to say I love the 1940s land girl style pants I am wearing in these pictures, form Hey Day Vintage, which I also discovered through blogging

and the cute little 1930s or 40s St. Patrick's day pin from Etsy shop SoCal Jewelry Shop.

Of course by far the most beautiful thing in these photos is my darling, some what reluctant co-model, Norbert. I've been more then lucky to share my life with him for 11 years, I can't believe  he will be 12 in July.  

Among the myriad of ways that Norbert and my other dogs  have enriched my life is through building my self confidence.  I've always loved clothes and dressing up, but in the past I rarely had the confidence to wear full on vintage style, because I worried what others would think.  Or that I was too short, chubby, etc.   In my teens and early and mid twenties, I never wanted to have photos taken of myself, and in fact I have almost no photos from this period.  I first started posing for photos with the dogs because it was easier to get them to stay still for their pictures with me in it.   Overtime, I started to feel more confident about having my picture taken and even to like it.   I also started to realize that the dogs don't care what I wear, they love me regardless, this helped me to develop the confidence to dress exactly as I please... and confidence truly is a think of beauty.   


  1. Green is such your color, you look beautiful. Have a super weekend xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. I absolutely love your sense of style. You look stunning in 30/40s fashions. I particularly like this post, chronicling your growing confidence. I look forward to more photos! Fay (long-time silent reader)

  3. Oh I just love your sweater!!!!!
    And, can come live in that lovely wee cottage in Ireland???? BOL!!!!!! Love it!!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. That outfit is just beautiful on you, just beautiful!!! I think you look nice in everything vintage that you wear. Momma also loves that cottage!
    stella rose

  5. i love your sweater, it is really really cute! And you look great in green!

  6. It's really marvelous and rewarding to know that my post helped connect you with Regiane and add not one, but now two, sweaters to your awesome vintage wardrobe as a result. This one is sooo pretty and perfect for St. Paddy's Day and spring in general. I love how you styled it - the colours at work here definitely call memories of the two years I lived in Ireland to mind.

    Have an joyful, super fun, shamrock filled March 17th celebration!
    ♥ Jessica

  7. I wanted to let you know that I found this wonderful blog called We Sew Retro. I don't know if you sew. But I think you might enjoy reading it and seeing all the fun things people are doing. It's link is On!

  8. oh I would love to live in a cottage like that in the Irish countryside too! And I love that sweater and beret, with your hair you look just like an Irish lass.

  9. Wow blogging really does open up our worlds and the sweater is wonderful and we love the idea of making new from old patterns etc. You always look so stylish and chic so yes have your photo taken as often as you can. Go girl we say.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. You look so Irish to me, except I have never been to Ireland. But I could imagine what they look like BoL. Have a great day.

  11. Hi Y'all!

    Love the country cottage garden. You really look cute in the vintage outfit. Happy St Pat's day.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  12. Were happy that you and Norbert got brave and wear what you want to -- and feel all the good feelings that come with it!
    You and Norbert are beautiful together.

  13. Love the outfit and ready for the weekend St. Pats celebration. Oh what a lovely cottage. Happy Seeing Beauty. Golden Woofs

  14. You couldn't be more right about confidence being the key to feeling and being beautiful. I believe they call it charisma which you certainly have. Love your vintage looks, you have excellent taste and always look beautiful.

  15. I feel speechless! You look so gorgeous! The feeling of seeing how amazing you look in one of my knitting is absolutely unspeakable!

    I can't thank you enough for all the compliments!
    P.S.: I love knitting for you! ♥

  16. Some really beautiful photos, love the color green and it looks great on you.

  17. Isn't it funny how hard we can be on ourselves. I'm quite confident you will be best dressed (and most beautiful) for St. Paddy's Day. Gorgeous. Norbert is funny.


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