Seeing Stars

details II Dress: Primark  I  Jacket: Helmut Lang  I  Clutch: YSL  I  Shoes: Christian Louboutin  I  Stacking Rings: Jennea Frischke Jewelry  I  Polish: Sally Hansen 

While shopping for my Givenchy Antigona years ago, I was debating between the limited edition stars or the classic style. I still daydream about the star details, however, after 5 years I am still loving the simplicity of the original bag design. I tend to choose timeless staples for my core handbags and footwear, then add fun/trendy clothing or small accessories to create an up to date look.  When I saw this star printed dress, it immediately reminded me of that star Antigona that I was torn between. Wearing a dress, blouse or pant that can be layered to change up the look is often a better option than on a pair of shoes or handbag you may get tired of very quickly. 
As someone who is into astrology, I appreciate a well executed whimsical celestial design. It is a fun trend to incorporate into both casual or work wear. A little dreamy star dress is perfect for S/S to be finished off with a blazer or worn on it's own for a flirty dinner date.
A shopping tip for bold prints - Higher end brands will be more aware of pattern repeat and pattern matching while cutting and constructing a garment. Fast fashion brands typically don't take the time or extra material to pattern match as well, so pay attention to this when you are trying on clothing. Online shopping makes it impossible to know what the exact print or pattern will look like on the piece you are buying, so if you're going bold, stick to higher end brands, or be sure to purchase in person. Finding the best matched print gives the appearance of quality and sophistication (I tried 5 dresses of the same size to compare the pattern matching :p). 


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