It’s that time of the year again. The day the world goes green and the world at large celebrates a special nation for its rich history, lush landscape, dynamic heritage and culture, amongst many other things.Despite its troubled past, the Emerald Isle is known for many things- the best place to find good craic, home of the black stuff and need I say, home of the best rugby players. (Oh and what a day to claim the third grand slam!💃🏽🇮🇪👏🏾)As the true emerald lass that I am, my outfit post today is in honor of, a sartorial ode, if you like, to the beautiful island , to which a great portion of my heart belongs to. I am forever indebted to Ireland, for who I have become today. For those who don’t know, “The Emerald lass” was coined from my love for the colour, green and its significance for both my native country, Nigeria and my adopted country, Ireland. Growing up as a teenager in Ireland, St Paddy’s was just an opportunity to have day off school and I suppose, dress up and go into town for the parade and other festivities. I truly didn’t cherish those times enough then. Now, I have a greater sense of pride and love for this beautiful, vibrant nation that has become home for a lot of us from far and wide. Because, you see, beyond the leprechauns and the pots of gold; the true Irish spirit is one of community, of family, one that celebrates life in all its glory, one that openly welcomes and embraces all, one that may be bruised and battered but always rises back up to defy challenges and one that is full of endless possibilities.
To the 70 million people across the world of Irish heritage, Lá Fhéile Pádraig.☘☘☘
To view my previous Paddy’s Day post on the blog, click here.
The Emerald lass.
Photography by Pat Byrne
Dress-Zara (sold out) II Shoes-River Island II Bag-Mango II Earrings-Zara