The Instagram star shares her favourite new arrivals at M&S and gives us a glimpse into what 17 March means to her
“To me, St Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating our heritage and flying the flag for Ireland. It’s also a time when I get to spend time with friends and family thanks to the bank holiday.
“I haven’t been able to celebrate St Patrick’s Day over the last two years. I’m looking forward to seeing the parade again and experiencing it as a family for the first time. This year, our plan is to go to the parade in Dublin city centre, as it’s back on for 2022. I have the best memories of this as a child, so I’d love to start the tradition with my kids, too.
“As I’ve entered by thirties and my friends have children, too, it’s become more about the little ones and creating joy for them. Our boys are aged one and three, so it will be their first introduction to St Patrick’s Day. No doubt we will also try our hand at making something for them to wear at the parade.
“I’ve chosen a great pair of cropped boyfriend jeans for my own outfit. They can be worn both casually with leather loafers and a classic T-shirt or dressed up with heels in the evening. I’ve chosen a beautiful checked blazer to layer over the top, which I know will get lots of wear over the years to come. Blazers are my go-to for looking put-together in an instant.
“A wardrobe built on great basics – such as blazers, T-shirts and jeans – keeps me comfortable and helps me to feel really good about myself. I love a leather loafer (or sandal in the summer time) with jeans. And, with two little boys to chase after, I know I’ll be spending most of the day on my feet!”
Words: Jodie Wood and Ellie Spicer Images: Jodie Wood