WHAT I WORE: Green & Black

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

What did you do for St. Patrick’s day this past week? I stayed inside all day, wearing not a stitch of green. Drank no green beer. Drank not one beer. In fact, this French, German protestant American would probably have forgotten about the holiday altogether if the whole of social media hadn’t been arguing over the correct spelling of St. Paddy’s. But if I had celebrated, wouldn’t this crazy giraffesque-print dress have been the perfect outfit? Maybe next year, eh?

Ah, who am I kidding? Green beer probably won’t be happening next year either. Or the year after that. But do let me know if they change St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to include tequila and tacos. I would SO be there.

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

Dress: vintage from Sweet Lorain / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Tights: fleece lined from Hue
Hat: vintage / Scarf: vintage from Canton’s Antique Expo /  Scarf pin: thrifted

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

12 Responses

  1. Dulce says:

    You look absolutely adorable!

  2. patty says:

    Luv that dress! It looks amazing on you!

  3. Reagan says:

    if you want tacos and tequila for st. paddy’s day (or really for any/every holiday) you just have to move to San Antonio, Texas. They just dye the river along the riverwalk green that way you can just drink whatever you like, and still be festive!

  4. Kristian says:

    If I wasn’t working in an elementary school, I wouldn’t have remember either. As it was, kids talked for days about dressing in green. So I wore clothes of the appropriate color and called it a day.

    YOU though look absolutely stunning in this. It seems high fashion, yet accessible. Very graphic and fantastic.

  5. Claire says:

    That dress is gorgeous!! You look fab. I’m sure it doesn’t need to be St. Patrick’s day to celebrate something (anything) with tequila and tacos!!

    Also, Your post on internet critism was lovely, honest and humble. I think you are such an inspiration, it’s definitely hard to ignore all the nastiness out there but where there is beauty, there will always be ugly jealousy, so just keep doing what you’re doing and let the haters hate… it’s them who are suffering :) xxx

  6. I am definitely with you on that tequila and tacos thing. I didn’t wear green or drink anything on St. Paddy’s Day either. I did dress up the Thursday before because work had an office party but that was about it. Love the dress!

  7. Candice says:

    tequila and tacos – that’s called Cinco de Mayo, and don’t worry you haven’t missed it yet!! :)

    • Mandi says:

      ha! Yeah- you’re right! If only every holiday was celebrated like Christmas and Cinco de Mayo. (I have a sweet tooth, so the Christmas holiday is just perfect.)

  8. Emily Baker says:

    you look great!!! what a beautiful dress!

  9. allie says:

    What lipstick are you wearing?? Its lovely ;)

    • Mandi says:

      Okay, so I found this in the bottom of an old purse recently! I think I bought it back in my college days, close to ten years ago! It’s actually lip liner, and it’s Jordana brand and the color is Sugar Bronze.