I know St Patrick's Day was yesterday but honestly it is one of my favorite holidays so I have to talk about it. St. Patricks' Day has always been kind of a big deal in my family. My dad loves St. Patrick's Day and all things Ireland. He has marched in the parade in St. Paul, (not Minneapolis, sorry theirs is no good) for as long as I can remmember. Not only does he march, but he wears a kilt as well. Every year without fail. When I was little he used to dance an irish jig to simulataneously embarrass my sisters and me and teach us a new skill.  One year when I was very young he and his friends brought their families along. However that does put a damper on the bar hopping portion. So when I finally turned 21 I convinced my cousin, Candice (of C.Whitney Knits) to come with me. We marched in the parade with my dad and his friends, did a little partying and headed home convinced next year we would drag more people. Over the course of the past 7 years our group has grown and the party continues. I have assembled my annual outfit over the years and add to it as necessary. Basically everything I am wearing is old so I did my best to locate similar items:

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1)Shirt: original from Urban Outfitters (similar, similar)

2) Cardigan : Gap (similar, similar)

3) Jeans: Gap Legging Jean, $69.95

4) Boots: Old given as a gift (similar, similar)

5) Gloves: Irish on Grand (similar)

6) Scarf: Great Grandmother made this, sorry nothing similar to that :)

Here are a few fun pictures from our day!

[caption id="attachment_750" align="aligncenter" width="400"]IMG_1696 The Winter Carnival Vulcans were giving out Shamrocks[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_749" align="aligncenter" width="400"]IMG_1694 Walking the parade[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_753" align="aligncenter" width="400"]IMG_1748 Ended the night at Tin Whiskers Brewery[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_754" align="aligncenter" width="400"]IMG_1746 I can't take him anywhere[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_746" align="aligncenter" width="400"]IMG_1688 Vulcans![/caption]

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