Outfit: The Luck of the Irish



Dress: Topshop
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Schuh
Earrings: Dorothy Perkins

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! I had promised myself I would stay in this weekend and get lots of my dissertation done, but as soon as I realised it was St Patrick's Day this Saturday I swiftly changed my mind! Usually on Saturdays I laze about all day and then have a mad rush to get ready in the evening, but this week I'm organised, dressed and watching the rugby - no drink in hand yet though, will wait a wee bit longer for that!

I didn't want to go too over the top so I've decided to wear my favourite black dress and add some green accessories. Although it doesn't look that great in the photos, this dress is so nice and flattering in real life. I think the wrap style of the dress goes really well with the big obi belt. I love bright belts for adding a bit of colour to my outfits, especially as I always seem to end up wearing black dresses for nights out!

These shoes aren't green, but any excuse to wear them is good enough for me! I usually only buy cheap heels as I am the worst at ruining shoes, but I'm so glad I bought these. They're so pretty, and the glitter doesn't seem to have fallen off at all yet (touch wood).

An email dropped into my inbox the other day from Sourz with a couple of cocktail recipes created for St Patrick's Day. I love the sound of the Emerald Appletini, will definitely be trying that one out this evening! I love making cocktails at home, it's always fun to experiment and attempt to invent your own ones.


Are you celebrating St Patrick's Day today? Will you be trying out some homemade cocktails?

Gillian x


  1. Gillian, you look really lovely! Happy st. patricks day and good luck with the dissertation. Have a great weekend! xoxo

  2. You look gorgeous. The heels are fab. Good luck with your dissertation and hope you have a good day. Love the recipes!! Will defo be trying :) xx

  3. You are such a babe. FITTY ALERT. xx

  4. Thoes shoes are amazing! Thanks for the recipes...Happy St Patricks Day!

    Sophie x

  5. I love the little bit of green with the belt and the shoes are so so gorgeous xo

  6. Gorgeous post, love what your wearing! So strange i wore a black dress and green belt today too!


  7. You look bloomin' gorgeous! I love those shoes.

    Catherine, XO.

  8. Love this outfit, the dress is gorgeous and really flatters you! Them shoes make me want them every time you do an outfit with them! I'm such a magpie. xo

  9. Great outfit - the belt is a lovely shade of green :)
    I haven't had alcohol in over a year! The emerald appletini sounds SO nice, I love vodka & sourz mixes! Xo

  10. Gillian you look gorgeous! I love the green belt and sparkly shoes :) Have a great night, those cocktails sound amazing!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  11. You look so nice here Gillian, such a perfect understated outfit and I'm still in love with your shoes! Good luck with your dissertation too lovely, I've just finished my first draft and the feeling of having the first draft done compares to no other :P xx

  12. Great choice for St Paddy's! Have a drink for me! Stuck in doing my work :( xx

  13. You look amazing in that dress! Can't beat a cocktail that's for sure!!

  14. You look lovely and that shoes are gorgeous :)xx

  15. Hello fittie! Hope you had a good time and good luck with the dissertation too :)

  16. oh la la, this is a very sexy dress! I jsut ordered a black wrap over form the Monsoon sale, very classic so I hope it looks good. I wasn't out celebrating St Patrick's day because it was GRAND SLAM day wooooo Cardiff was amazing yesterday, so busy and everyone was so happy xx

  17. Love your outfit, especially the shoes!

  18. You have such an amazing figure, very jealous!

    Maria xxx

  19. Such a pretty look! I love those shoes and that dress really suits you!



  20. Incredible heels! Love. Great pop of colour with the vibrant green belt :)


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