O Bright Star

I wore this dress a couple of weeks ago in my blog-anniversary video and it has been worn a number of times between now and then that failed to get photographed. The shape is a departure from my usual silhouette, but the delicate star print made it absolutely irresistible to me. My mild obsession with the stars has occasionally overlapped onto this style blog--evidenced in frequent mentions of clothes featuring constellations or illustrations of the night sky and even my own self-made collages frequently place ordinary people on foreign planets with a backdrop of colorful nebulae. I'm not remotely interested in astrology, but I took an Astronomy class when I lived in Hawaii and my fascination with the stars has been constant since then. As opposed to camping as I am, I like nothing more than night-time walks far away from the light pollution of populated areas and would love to sleep beneath the blanket of the sky if it didn't mean sacrificing the comfort of a bed, controlled temperatures, and the unnecessary exposure to insects...I miss how bright the stars were in Hawaii--truly nowhere else compares. With so much time spent admiring the stars it is a natural continuation to want to wear the night sky against my skin. Even a silly five-point representation of those luminous spheres of plasma such as the ones on this dress make me smile every time I catch myself looking down at the ground and my skirt sways into my line of vision.


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11 comments:

  1. I actually really like that tiered silhouette on you, and these photos at dusk are lovely. I also really love that Family Affairs star print dress you used to wear fairly often...

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  2. Ahhh the light in these photos is perfeeeect.

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  3. Love the purple glow to these which just seems to underline what your writing about so well. A gorgeous twilight feeling.

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  4. You look like you've swam in stars already :)

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  5. These pictures are magical!
    ~niki<3

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  7. Love the cut of this dress on you!

    Thanks for always providing light-hearted yet deep writings to entertain me, along with great outfits!

    -Kristen
    http://specksofserenity.blogspot.com/

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  8. Rebecca, you are such an effortless beauty! <3 <3 <3 And I love the back of that dress so much!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  9. I like the shape of this dress. The high neck is unusual but it works. I took astronomy in college and have loved it ever since too. :)

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  10. Also have to point out that your Seychelles sandals are named "Star Gazer"! Perfection!

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  11. you really have lived in some wonderful places! sighing over that, your current photos, the dress, & the star filled night sky. :)

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