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Starry Date Night

Starry Date Night

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

Hello Muses! This post will be a quick one as I just wanted to show you my outfit from last night's date. This skirt is not only perfect for the 4th of July, but really can be worn any time of the year - anytime you're inspired to have a starry starry date night, or even just to dazzle during the day. My favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh and I will forever be inspired by his Starry Night and Starry Night Over the Rhone paintings. The quote above by Van Gogh really speaks to me, because many of his works were created through his deep pain and sorrow, and he even wrote to his brother Theo that "There is hope in the stars." Van Gogh did not even view The Starry Night as his best work but it is one of his most revered and well-known paintings. 

And yes! I did cut my hair into a fun, playful pixie! I have been loving it and will do a completely separate post on my thoughts about it. My rouge cardigan and this skirt are both from Boutique 4, a wonderful women's boutique on Castro Street in Downtown Mountain View. I'll tell you now that you'll see many posts featuring clothing from them, it will forever be a favorite boutique of mine. I was so excited to get dressed up and go out on a date with my boyfriend, Eli. We went to BJ's which we've been to over a hundred times in our three-and-a-half years of dating. We often go to our favorite places over and over again, which is totally my style, ha ha. 

So - I'll have to tell you what really drew me to this skirt and it wasn't necessarily the 4th of July. I am completely obsessed with a lingerie line called Evgenia Lingerie and one of her main motifs are stars! Since then, every time I see stars in a garment I often think of Evgenia and my star lace lingerie that I have from her. This skirt was so perfect! I even had a one-of-a-kind white silk striped Chemise by Honey Cooler Handmade (which is now known as Evgenia) so basically this outfit was complete: stars and stripes! It also features her signature lace insertion along my bust and it is just exquisite! 

Last, but certainly not least, are these darling shoes! I got these heels from Ricochet Wearable Art boutique in San Mateo. They carry one-of-a-kind, and also rescued pieces. Though these may be "second-hand" they seemed new when I got them. What drew me and what you can't see here is the beautiful color gradient from rouge to wine on the side of the shoe. 

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and I maybe, just maybe, will post another outfit post tomorrow! 

Thank you so much for reading! 

Love always,

 

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