With St. Patrick’s Day this week, I thought I would share with you a festive outfit that was photographed a few weeks ago. Honestly, it has been so cold here that I have not taken an outfit photo since last week. And now we are sitting in this crazy blizzard that is currently hitting the northeastern United States. So I have been basically wearing jeans, sweaters, snow boots, and a giant down-filled, fur-lined puffer coat if I have to leave my house at all!
I have worn this black and white maxi tee shirt dress on the blog before but always in the warmer weather (here and here). But I thought it would be fun to style it with layers and boots this time. It was also the perfect opportunity to finally show off my new Fashion Rainbow scarf created by the ever so talented Anne M. Bray of Spy Girl. (You can also see how Rena of Fine Whatever styled the same scarf here.)
So…this scarf is amazing for a bunch of reasons. It features a sketch of little ole me from Anne’s Fashion Rainbow Art Show back in December. Also, it is a Fashion Rainbow so it includes every color in the spectrum which makes it the most versatile scarf that I own. And it is simply and literally a work of art. I figure once I tire of styling it (if that ever happens), I will frame it and hang it on the wall!
*Everything in this outfit is old except my scarf which can be purchased from RedBubble.
I also wanted to quickly share with you this adorable craft I did my with my boys and their Cub Scout Troop last week. We made tiny little leprechaun traps. I picked up some small wooden boxes at Michael’s for $1 each. They came with mesh screens in the lid…perfect for allowing air flow into the box if we do actually catch a leprechaun! The boys each painted their own boxes, added moss, some gold nuggets, shiny marbles and stones, hummingbirds (and butterflies on some), and stickers with hopes of attracting the magical little creatures. We propped the boxes open with sticks which would drop and close the lid if a leprechaun jumped in being attracted to all the shiny things inside. We have not yet caught a leprechaun, but the sneaky little guys have been coming in at night and leaving small treats for my boys! My kids don’t understand how they are doing it without knocking the stick out and getting trapped inside. I keep telling them it is because they have magic. I have a more difficult time getting them to believe in the Easter Bunny! Anyway, it’s a super fun and easy craft for the little kids and it keeps some magic in their childhood.
*All crafting supplies were purchased at Michael’s and Dollar Tree. And I found the best sweet treats at Cracker Barrel. Last night, the leprechauns left gummy fried eggs which my boys found to be most amusing!
Now let’s #SpreadTheKindness! First let me share your favorite posts from last week!
Look at how gorgeous this thrifted outfit is that Jodie received in her box!
Wishing you all a fun, festive, and safe St.Patrick’s Day…whether you are Irish or not! (I don’t have an ounce of Irish in me, but it is still fun to celebrate and to try to catch me some leprechaun magic.)
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