Joost: “Babe, no blogging on the weekends.” (Oh, Europeans…)
Me: “But it’s a holiday! Therefore, it’s my blogging duty to post.”
Joost: “And what holiday is that?”
Me: “Uhmm, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Ireland is a part of Europe. Show respect, babe.”
Joost: …Blank stare… Blank stare continues… & continues to continue.
With that being said, Holland does not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. However, did that stop the American? Oh no. I went full force, dressed head to toe in green and had my pinchers ready for attack (my poor boyfriend).
We decided to take advantage of the clear skies and warm weather (it was a steamy 8 degrees Celcius aka 46 degrees Farenheit) and take a stroll through one of the local parks. Even though we’re still in the midst of winter, the park was surprisingly somewhat lush with trees, green grass and overgrown plants.
Along the way, we passed the Royal Military Academy of the Netherlands, where Joost has spent countless hours studying and training. I am always in awe of the architecture and detail of the buildings and the Academy did not disappoint (loved the moat)! The castle of Breda, where the academy lives, was built in 1350 – amazing it’s still standing and in usable condition – kudos to the builders. The Royal Netherlands Airforce and Royal Netherlands Army Officers both began training there in 1828.
As I am always fascinated with ‘the details’, the same goes with my daily ensemble. The finishing touches complete a look and take you from good to great, cute to chic, instantly. Today’s details included military-inspired epaulettes, a faux fur shawl, over-the-boot socks, belted waist (firm believer in showcasing the waistline), loads of wrist candy and rings – yes, even with gloves.
Until tomorrow (hooray for weekend highlights!) – tot ziens!
XX – Whitney
Oh! PS. While many of you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at a local Irish pub or delighting in your St. P Pintrest treats, I’ll be festively green in a healthy way. Darn you diet. Darn you.