St. Patrick’s Day is just around the river bend. Usually, I would rant about the absurdity of starting a drinking binge at 7 a.m. and wearing ridiculous leprechaun hats and plastic shamrock beads, but my health and image concerns aside, St. Patty’s Day is an occasion to be festive! But there’s no need for you to look like a walking advertisement for Oriental Trading Company (okay, maybe the image concerns are still on the table). Here are my tips for adding a little luck to your look on March 17. Thinking green has never been so sexy.

Magic at your fingertips

Even a St. Patrick’s Day look just isn’t complete without a coat of glossy lacquer on your fingertips. I am obsessed with nail technician Imagine Uhlenbrock’s work at The Nail Shop. See my favorite nail lady for a flawless St. Pat’s Day manicure complete with hand-painted nail art and designs that are to- die-for. The Nail Shop, 105 S. 9th St. Omaha 402.595.8805

Making scents of Irish luck

Bond No. 9’s “I Love NY for Earth Day” fragrance is a breath of fresh air. Inside this fresh green bottle is an ambrosial blend of tangerine, tuberose, and amber. Let the lure of Bond No. 9 sweep you away to greener pastures. Von Maur, 10010 California St. Omaha, 402.390.0381

A lucky pair

Colored denim is the perfect alternative to looking like the Jolly Green Giant. It’s also a great kick start to your spring wardrobe. A pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans in spruce green for him and Henry & Belle skinny jeans in kelly green for her fit the bill, but I can’t promise these perfect fit jeans will save you from being pinched. Denim Saloon, 4914 Underwood Ave., Omaha, 402.885.8880

A tattoo you won’t regret

Don’t let the name fool you. Hair tattoos are not real tattoos, just a shaved design into the hair. Still scared? No need to be. Michael Hartig at Fringes Salon is an expert at etching and coloring detailed designs into the heads of clients with precision and flair. Have him throw a shamrock into your hair for a fun twist or even a Cross Pattée to really show off your Irish pride. Fringes Salon Spa and Boutique, 518 S. 10th St. Omaha, 402.345.0404

Bag that fortune

You’ve got to keep your St. Patty’s Day cash somewhere. Clare Vivier’s flat clutch is the golden spot.  For the chic bar-hopper this jade green patent piece is the perfect handheld companion. This subtle bag packs a style punch with its glossy finish and is sure to become your new go-everywhere good luck charm. (

Step out on the good foot

Keep your fingers crossed for sunny skies and you may be able to wear DV by Dolce Vita’s beaded sea foam sandals. DV is known for crafting magically comfortable shoes without sacrificing style, perfect for the all-day walkathon that lies ahead. Post & Nickel, 11015 Elm St. Omaha, 402.333.5206 

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