Stars

May 18, 2016

I'll preface this post by saying that Total Divas on E! is one of my guilty pleasures. I'm not ashamed! During an episode I saw Brie Bella wearing this beautiful and unique looking star print dress. Instantly I started searching for the dress and after scouring I found out that it was Free People's Star Foil Jasper Midi Dress. I shouldn't be too surprised because Brie wears FP often. My next step, (as always) was to find it on eBay. Where I found this dress brand new for $30. A steal considering this dress used to be $168.
When I got this dress in the mail I was hesitant. Did I make a mistake? The dress had cutouts, a trend I've always avoided. The more I started thinking the more I started worrying that I had made a mistake. So I hung it back up in my closet for some time apart. I think my fear was because this dress is somewhat difficult to put on, and I didn't put it on properly the first time I tried it on. Nevertheless, I eventually packed it up, and took it to my apartment in Manhattan.

Months later I tried it on again, and instantly fell back in love with it. Wondering why I was ever hesitant. All the ambivalence melted away. I've been in a fashion comfort zone for quite sometime and this dress is thrilling and unpredictable for me.
I plan on wearing this dress to see Modest Mouse and Brand New in July. I'm so excited to see MM I've actually never seen them live despite being a longtime fan. My favorite MM song has to be Little Motel from the record We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.
Words are truly inadequate to convey my gratitude to my sweet friend Emma from Emma York Photography. Her photography and vision are truly invaluable to JMC. Emma and her husband recently moved to the sweetest place in Wichita, follow her and her journey on Instagram.

In the mean time I hope you all have a beautiful summer filled with large iced chais, laughter, and open toed shoes.

Wearing: dress - Free People (exact), shoes -  Steve Madden Brando, nails - OPI Amazon Amazoff, watch - MBMJ Baker, lips - NYX soft matte lip cream in Cannes
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56 comments

  1. Such a gorgeous dress! And these pictures - so beautiful!

    jointyicroissanty

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  2. two piece dresses, very fashion and beautiful

    DreamyDressShop

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  3. Such a lovely dress ! You looks so gorgeous.
    Hope you will have a great day.
    Kisses
    Marie

    www.whatiwearinlondon.com

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  4. Wonderful dress, love the back!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Thank you! I thought it was risky initially glad everyone loves it too!

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  5. Oh the dress is STUNNING. Woah! Emma is such a wonderful friend to capture such gorgeous shots, wow! <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  6. What a gorgeous dress on you! The cut outs are fantastic.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. Great move pulling it back out to wear. It's beautiful on you! Love the cutout detailing and the back of the dress!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/in-the-trench/

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    1. Thanks Candace! I was glad I tried it back on, taking risks is hard but always beneficial in the long run!

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  8. You look gorgeous in that dress Sonia, and I can't believe you found it for $30! What a great deal! I love how you made it you with the black birks too. Hope you're having a good week!

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    1. Thank you Mme! Awh I wear my birks everywhere haha I really need more summer shoes in other news. Likewise!

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  9. Love the white and black combination! Great look! xo

    Daniel x
    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez
    New Post: Summer fashion wishlist

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  10. Definitely worth it, especially if you only paid $30! Love the look of it - so ethereal. Wonder why the person sold it for so much less than the original price.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. Thanks Yasmin you're right, what a steal. Aw, thats exactly what I was going for. I think they wanted to get rid of it, it's a slightly old dress I believe but it was still in excellent condition.

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  11. You look amazing. And btw, I'm so inlove with those flowers.
    Love, Fads

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  12. You look gorgeous!!

    Take Care Doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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  13. Stunning pictures! You look amazing, that dress is very pretty!

    xo
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  14. That dress is gorgeous on you! I can't believe you found it for only $30. I love the cutouts in it. You look so beautiful!!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  15. Such a gorgeous dress, lady- perfect on you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. I love finding eBay discounts too! You look lovely! I usually avoid cutouts too but these look so unique!! They definitely add to the dress! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Me too, twins! Thanks for stopping by Lauren!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous post! Love this dress, you look so fabulous! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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  18. Great shoot - beautiful pictures - nicely done.

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    1. Thank you Lorena, Emma has such a talent for capturing photos!

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  19. I can't decide what's more beautiful, the dress or these photos! I guess it's a tie ;) Totally loving the star print and the cheeky cut outs :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  20. Chanel, you look amazing in this pretty dress. The print is so darling. Beautiful photos.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  21. Gorgeous photographs! Such a pretty dress, I just got something very similar but black with gold stars! Clearing great minds! Hahah xx

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    1. Ooh I'd love to see it, great minds indeed!!

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  22. What a beautiful dress! Even though I am not really into cut out clothes, this dress would make me change my mind:)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thank you Ela, haha me too I was so hesitant!

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  23. These photos are so dreamy! You look stunning!

    Tina
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  24. Perfect photos...
    The look is so dreamy and cute
    xx
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    1. Thank you! Emma is an incredible photographer!

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  25. I just seems to adore this outfit, the cut outs at the front and back look so lovely. x

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  26. Wonderful dress and photos, I'm in love! <3

    www.missfairlady.com

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  27. This dress is absolutely amazing! Your photos make me thing of one Selena Gomez's photoshoot. Valerie x

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    1. Thanks Valerie! I went and looked it up and think so too ;) hope you're doing well

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