Outfit: Pot 'o Gold


Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and since I'm rocking the green today the leprechauns won't be able to see me to get their revenge (although the hair color is only an editing trick so they might be able to see me after all)! Or so some of the more modern lore of leprechauns would have you believe. In very old Irish tales leprechauns weren't very significant characters were just rather like other mischievous sprites who liked to play tricks and if caught could grant three magical wishes in exchange for their freedom. Prior to the 20th century they were generally held to wear red; according to Yeats solitary fairies like leprechauns wear red while trooping fairies wear green. Although they are quiet beings who are mostly occupied with making and mending shoes Yeats also tells us they find and appropriate "treasure-crocks, buried old in war-time." I stumbled across a particularly good pot since my coins are chocolate which are far tastier than gold.
A classic cable sweater and sweet green skirt make for a perfect gold-hunting outfit! The skirt is from Book of Deer and like every season I'm in love with designer Eilidh's creations. I'm so glad I found her brand a few years ago, because every season she makes the type of clothes I love to wear. This summer's collection feels especially fitting for St. Patrick's Day and Ireland in general. She was inspired by the magic of lucky charms; both the candy and more superstitious symbols. Each piece of Book of Deer’s SS16 collection features embroidered and hand-drawn lucky motifs, from horseshoes, shamrocks, magpies to pennies, ladybirds, and black cats. My favorite pieces are probably the skirt I'm wearing and the Rainbow dress featuring sweet Lucky Charm embroidery on classic chambray--it's a basic dress with the perfect sprinkling of detail to set it apart.

*all pictures by me*

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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as ever and your hair colour is so perfect! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  2. These photos are so cute! I love that you changed your hair too!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  3. Magpie skirt and embroidered lucky charms dress were my favorite pieces too! Thanks for sharing. I love the way you styled that skirt with the green and white. Gorgeous setting.
    -Joy
    Outfit Zest

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  4. You look fantastic, and I loved reading a bit more about the history of Leprechauns! It's so interesting what gets picked up and emphasized as time goes on.

    I love that skirt so much; it's so perfect for St. Patrick's Day! And it's so great that you edited your hair to be green; I should try that (though I'm not very good with photoshop) for fun!

    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  5. Tee hee on the hair editing! I really love that skirt paired with that sweater. Very classic and chic.

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  6. These photos are amazing, what a beautiful setting! Your skirt is gorgeous, and you should definitely try green hair, it suits you!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  7. You have the most beautiful photos!

    http://www.llindatt.com

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  8. You got me with that green hair! I almost believed you dyed it especially for St. Patrick's ;)
    How is the holiday in Ireland? Is it riotous?
    Hello from another BoD fan! Love how you rock every piece of Eilidh's<3

    Alive as Always

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  9. I love this colorful look perfectly in tune with the stunning back ground.
    You have a interesting blog.
    I hope you will like mine
    xoxo
    www.welovefur.com

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  10. Great pictures, great outfit and stunning hair color.
    http://dressmecasual.blogspot.com.eg/

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  11. I love these pictures!
    These are so well made! Love them a lot!

    I like your hair colour. ;)

    Laura
    http://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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