I couldn’t resist choosing this title, having just been to the Van Gogh museum…
I wore this outfit when Ian and I went to a fabulous restaurant in Amsterdam to celebrate my birthday. (Wolf Atelier which I mentioned in my post about our four days there). I bought the silk star blouse in the Self-Portrait summer sale, so I’d been waiting for the opportunity to wear it. I don’t have many designer pieces, but those I do have are usually the result of a lot of online stalking during end-of-season sales. These sequin tuxedo trousers were one such purchase last winter, along with a sequin tuxedo jacket to make a suit. (They’re by Victoria Beckham). These sartorial stars are “forever” items; pieces I know I’ll wear over and over for years to come.
The moon and stars have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. My dad recalls that when I was just a few years old, I asked if he would get the moon for me. In those days, I believed that my dad could do anything. He never did fulfil my request, but over the years he’s given me the world, which I believe is a fair substitute.
My love of all things celestial has never wavered; I find it hard to resist a star-print. This top, therefore makes me very happy. I love the asymmetrical ruffle and the covered buttons and contrasting piping on the cuffs. The black and gold sequin stars bag couldn’t be more perfect (it was an unexpected Christmas gift from Roman Originals last year). Had we not been walking to the restaurant, I’d have worn heels and not my gold star trainers. But I love how they looked. They made the overall look just that little bit cooler, a touch insouciant. This is one of my favourite outfits in a long time.
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