Well it has been a hot minute since I shared a fun outfit post. Seems only fitting that I should celebrate my Irish in an H&M St Paddy’s Day look. 2021 doesn’t mean we stop the celebration, we just modify what we are doing. Dressing in green, sharing some fun cocktails and wishing the best to all.
Plus who wouldn’t want to celebrate the fact that Spring has sprung in the Capital City. Temperatures have me wanting to head outside and do a jig or two.
Celebrate St Paddy’s Day
All Cassidy’s originate from Lower Lough (Lake) Erne region of County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. For centuries, Cassidy’s were apparently prominent in the arts and fields of medicine and religion. Like other professional families, over time they moved to other parts of Ulster province and across Ireland.
Discovering your roots and who you are has always fascinated me. Obviously growing up in Saint John i had a pretty clear idea of my heritage but a little digging shook me up. No my family didn’t come during the Famine they came years before and no they weren’t protestant contrary to how I grew up. The tidbits we discover when we start digging.
I have started our tracing and it is fun but wow it is not easy. Do you know how many Frank and Michael Cassidy’s came to Canada, and to the East Coast. Yep more than one. A journey of discovery because we all need to understand our history.
10 Irish Quotes I love
Can it actually be a celebration of the Irish if we do not celebrate the Irish? Today I thought I would share 10 fun quotes or sayings that the Irish use still today.
- You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough.
- May the cat eat you and the devil eat the cat.
- You son is your son today, but your daughter is your daughter forever
- Who gossips with you will gossip of you.
- A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
- A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it’s out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
- The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet.
- Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.
- Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.
H&M St Paddy’s Day Look
And now good golly Miss Molly, can it be an outfit post without talk of the outfit? Styling a pretty emerald green sweater I found at H&M last summer. After the lockdown eased up and I had a chance to hit the stores for the first time I found this on sale. Obviously the last winter, early spring fashions languished in the stores.
It is the softest of wools and perfect for this time of year, similar to a cashmere weight. It pairs perfectly with the green plaid pants I found in Vancouver at H&M several year ago. The perfect casual at home St Paddy’s Outfit.
I added a fun black tank underneath, looks stylish but it is actually camouflage. True confession, flabby belly from covid and no exercise had me not like how the pants looked. I added a bit of a peplum look which has extended the life of the plaid pants I love. A pair of white boots from Marshalls and a necklace that was my Nana’s.