As it is Robbie Burns' birthday, I dressed in my Scottish outfit for work today. Slightly, but not too crazy for an American office. My kilt and blouse are presents brought back from Scotland, there is a matching vest, but my boyfriend said I looked like a Golden Girl in it. I believe it is a Moffat tartan. I wish it was MacTavish! I made the ghilies from a leather skirt thrifted for $1.29, they were for my Mary Queen of Scots costume last year. My mum gave me the vintage sterling kilt pin for my birthday and my Victorian thistle pin is from Ebay. I have about 25 kilts I've collected over the years, they are all so lovely, but I look like a barrel in them.
Since I don't eat beef, Burns Night has always been a bit of a problem for me. No one wants to drag along (or pay for) someone who won't eat the main course! So.. this year it's I made what I wanted at home! Dinner was Highland whisky cream chicken, not-quite-clapshot, mashed tatties and gravy and chocolate chip shortbread. I had intentions of making a much more elaborate meal, but I wrenched my shoulder so it was this or nothing!