Thursday, 28 July 2011

Seeing stars

It's one of my closest friend's 30th birthday in a couple of weeks. The theme of her birthday bash? Stars and stripes (I'm not actually that sure why, she's not American but, hey, it's her birthday and she can pick whatever theme she wants to). My ongoing obsession with sailor stripes has been well documented on this site and so, for a bit of a change, I've been searching shops for the perfect starry number to wear instead.


I've become quite infatuated with this belted dress with star print, from ASOS. It's cute and flirty and only £45. In fact, it's so suitable, I reckon the birthday girl herself might have bought it (Layla, if you're reading this, could you confirm?).


Also very nice, and less likely to steal the starlight from the birthday girl is this top from Zara. Only £29.99 with plenty of future wear potential included in the price.


Marks and Spencer's Limited Collection are offering this star print bow top. Were it a winter birthday, I'd definitely buy it and wear it with a sexy pencil skirt. I'm not so sure that look works for a summer barbecue though. Should I change my mind, it's £29.50.


My favourite option so far: investing £24 in this stellar lucite brooch pin from Devoted 2 Vintage and pinning it to the front of my favourite striped dress. Dating to the 1950s, the look will combine two of my favourite things: a little bit of vintage and a nod to a good theme.

(That said, I'm still on the lookout for stylish star patterned clothing. If you see any, let me know - I've got until 6 August!)

15 comments:

  1. Have you seen this? Rather fabulous... http://www.oasis-stores.com/Star-Paris-Drape-Dress/Dresses/oasis/fcp-product/5550038705

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  2. Or this!
    http://www.oasis-stores.com/Beaded-Paris-Star-Dress/Dresses/oasis/fcp-product/5550038219

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  3. Oh no I hadn't! Oasis had completely fallen out of my brain. I love that second one especially, and am going to forward it onto the birthday girl right now...

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  4. That ASOS one is so exciting it makes my head spin. I might fall down with giddiness if I actually bought it.

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  5. Decisions, decisions, I like it all! I didn't have an outfit sorted and now, the work is done for me. I just need to go out and buy (most likely a couple of these great suggestions). Thank you, Frances.

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  6. I like this a lot... http://www.youngbritishdesigners.com/shop/products/ss11.sf.01~striped-jersey-maxi-dress-with-stars-and-dye~by~simeon-farrar&site=ShopStyle&src=Feed?utm_source=shopstyle&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopstyle

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  7. There's also this http://www.youngbritishdesigners.com/shop/products/aw10.sf.0006_a~silk-vest-dress-with-stars~by~simeon-farrar in the same range, an oversized maroon half-sleeved top, an inky blue cardi and a white silk long-sleeved t-shirt, all with stars!

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  8. Thanks Saffron! That vest is seriously lust worthy - I like the fact the stars aren't against blue/black for once. I also feel like I might now lose a lot of time to this website!

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  9. Alexandra loveday28 July 2011 18:14

    Fit for a superstar......am wishing upon this dress....x

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  10. LOVE that shirt. Utterly love.

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  11. I just HAD to have that brooch to go with one of my many 50s inspired outfits. And I have to say the service from Devoted 2 Vintage was incredible. I ordered it 11am Friday morning & found it on my door mat Saturday morning! Fabulous!
    Thanks Frances *my credit card company thank you too! :) *
    x

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  12. Glad the brooch has gone to a happy home anonymous! (though now I obviously have to start searching for another vintage star based accessory to go with my outfit!)

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  13. http://www.tlws.co.uk/jewellery.php?jewellery=Shooting-Star-Brooch&id=6&c=Brooches

    http://www.boorivajewellery.co.uk/acatalog/Silver_falling_stars_brooch.html

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130477805738

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  14. http://www.bigboxstore.com/gorgeous-love-star-pearl-u-shape-bridal-hairpin.html

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KIT-HEATH-Silver-Open-STAR-Pendant-necklace-90C6-HP-/160615263485

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  15. Thanks for all the links ladies - plenty to consider there! My latest plan is to wear red, white and blue in a nod to the American flag...

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