The 251st anniversary St. Patrick’s Day in NYC was more than I had expected. If I wasn’t in love with tartans before now I am even more head over heels in love with them. It was nice to see many ladies hold their own in many shades of kilts, wearing them just as good as their male counterparts as equal members of the pipe bands. I was told most of the men were actually cops in “skirts”! It made this parade even more special. All branches of the states services where in uniforms or the traditional Irish attires to mark the special day, NYPD, FDNY, DSNY and all the other initals. It certainly was not a place for anyone to try to misbehave. It would only be a matter of seconds to end up fully booked in a police precinct. The parade had no shortage of high security. Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Chuck Schumer and NBC newsman Brian Williams made a pit stop to join the parade.
In keeping with the festivities, I showed up wearing green floral flip flops, top and jeans but completed the all green look with an orange leather handbag echoing the Irish flag of green and orange. Call it being a “Black Irish” for one day.
Do you think it was too much? Nah, I don’t think so. What other day could I dress like that in the city and get away with it?! 🙂
Below is a video footage I put together and images of some of the memorable moment, the fashion angle of the parade can be seen at SHOEHOLICS CLUB.
Now if only I could wear a kilt like that…