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:
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 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.