Well almost everyone knows that yesterday was St. Patrick's Day. I am one half Irish from my Mother's side and one half Italian from my Father's side, I have always felt more Italian than Irish, but on St. Patrick's Day I revel in my Irish heritage. Now when I lived in Denver, I usually wore a shamrock sweater and other green items. But here in sunny, warm Phoenix area, those clothes are definitely out, so I made this outfit to wear. The green shorts came from the thrift store. I made the t-shirt from two t-shirts I got at Walmart.
I loved the front of this shirt, but always like to have something on the back of my t-shirt since I believe that people see you both coming and going.
I did reverse applique on the back of the t-shirt with the front of the second t-shirt I got at Walmart , which worked great. I also shortened the t-shirt a couple of inches. For me the shorter, boxier look is better. The hat I found on clearance last year for $ 1. Now how could you resist a polka dot hat for a dollar, even though it is not much of a sun hat. It had to go home with me. As I was gathering my fashions for St. Pat's Day I ran across this hat and I knew it would be perfect to wear. The frou-frou on the hat is a combination of items I purchased on St. Patrick's Day clearance at Claire's. I got many compliments on this outfit which I wore with green polka dot tennis shoes. I bought the lime green shoes and painted dark green polka dots on them with fabric paints. Now this is my celebrating being Irish. My Mama is smiling somewhere.