Seeing Stars {when one star jumper is just not enough}

Ever suddenly realised that you’ve started to amass a collection of something — without even noticing that you’re doing it?

I definitely had this happen with Breton tops.

Every time I went shopping for clothes I’d make a beeline for anything stripy and, as a result, built up a crazy collection of striped long-sleeved tops in every colour.

Now I’m *slightly* embarrassed to admit that I have a whole drawer full of them.

Oops. Seems I may have gone slightly overboard; I have a collection to rival Boden.

But it seems that stripes aren’t my only obsession.

Move over Breton — there’s a new craze in town.

Stars.

Over recent weeks, I am seeing stars wherever I look.

Our house appears to be full of them.

Ornaments, home-furnishings, on my clothes, shoes and jewellery.

vintage metal star

My favourite ornament — the barn star from Rockett St George

star makeup bag

Starry makeup bag

stars

…filled with a gazillion tiny stars

I’ve always been a fan of all things astronomical — one of my son’s names means ‘of the universe’ whilst the other’s middle name is Orion.

Definitely a stellar influence there.

But recently, everything I gravitate towards to seems to have a celestial slant; from the shoes on my feet to the pendant around my neck.

star doormat

Even our front door mat has a celestial feel

Large wire stars sitting in the corner of the snug

Star print on our shoe storage unit from GLTC

I love these star spangled trainers from Next

Stars on stars

I can’t believe that — similar to the Breton fixation — I hadn’t really noticed how much my starry addiction had got out of hand.

It was only when I bought a second star spangled jumper a couple of weeks’ ago — and Mr D commented:

‘Haven’t you already got a star jumper like that?’

star jumper

My old and very favourite star jumper

star jumper

My new and very favourite star jumper 

Erm.

They definitely resemble each other a little.

*shuffles feet and averts eyes*

So here we go again folks — my newest shopping compulsion. It seems that stars are taking over.

Do you have a ‘favourite’ thing that you seem to buy on repeat? Please let me know that I’m not the only one!!

This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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19 Comments

    • 7th March 2018 / 6:36 pm

      So lovely isn’t it? I do love a star!!!

  1. 7th March 2018 / 3:08 pm

    That drawer of Breton = WOW

    I will say I have always had a thing with Stars, Addisona dn Deacons first shared room was all stars, I loved it, I have a couple in my house but not enough and I need those trainers xxx

    • 7th March 2018 / 4:31 pm

      The bad thing is — that’s not even all of it!! LOL!!! And yes — I think I’ve always had a thing with stars too.. it’s just become more and more obvious as time goes on!!!! ;)

  2. 7th March 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I’m with you on the stripes, I must have at least 10 striped long sleeve tops in mainly in blue and red. I do like stars too your shoes are gorgeous fun.

    • 7th March 2018 / 4:19 pm

      It’s SUCH a bad habit — but I literally can’t help myself!! I received a little catalogue this afternoon and my eyes were drawn straight to the stripy tops!!!

  3. 8th March 2018 / 9:38 am

    Those jumpers are TOTALLY different – absolutely justified in my opinion! I’ve always been a fan of stars, ever since I had the glow in the dark ones on my ceiling as a kid! Love all your starry items, I’m very jealous. #HomeEtc

    • 10th March 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Haha!! I LOVE you — I just need someone else’s opinion to make the second jumper a valid purchase!!!! LOL!!! And yep — I had those stars too!!!! maybe that’s where my starry fascination started?! ;) xxx

  4. 8th March 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Ha ha I love it, I do love a star myself and have quite a few star items at home x

    • 11th March 2018 / 5:06 pm

      My love for anything starry is bordering on obsession — but hey! There are worse things to be hooked on!! ;)

  5. 8th March 2018 / 10:10 pm

    Oh my goodness that is quite the breton collection!! I thought I was bad! I really love these star items, that last jumper has to be my fave thought!! Have linked up for the first time and so pleased I have!! Looking forward to getting to know everyone xx

    • 11th March 2018 / 5:04 pm

      It’s quite bad isn’t it? Although… as far as habits go, it could be worse!! ;) xx

  6. Not A Frumpy Mum
    10th March 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I love stars, ever since I got the wallpaper for G’s room with stars on they always remind me of him, and I find myself drawn to star things. Oh my days, that drawer of Bretons! It did make me giggle xx

    • 10th March 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Me too Jo — I do love a star. And as for the Breton drawer, it’s a bit bad isn’t it?! Particularly as that wasn’t all of them!!! LOL!! x

  7. 11th March 2018 / 9:52 pm

    I love stars, but I’m a stripes fan, too! Hard to walk away from either designs as they’re so easy to live with! #homeetc

    • 12th March 2018 / 9:14 am

      Totally!!! I absolutely agree! :)

  8. 12th March 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Ooh I love stars too! In fact when I was shopping the other day I saw some star sweaters and thought of you ;) Xx #HomeEtc

    • 15th March 2018 / 5:10 pm

      I’ve seen SO many lovely ones recently — my fave is one from M&S but it’s cashmere and well out of my price range sadly!! Fingers crossed we won;t need woollies soon!!!! Hurry up spring!! xx

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