Ok so I'm clearly showing my age unashamedly, as I can't stay the word Star, without then launching into the Kiki Dee song. Admittedly I have little recollection of how it proceeds after that. Randomly I break into Bardo's One Step Further from 1982's Eurovision - a song which I can still recite every single word to.
Everything about that above paragraph is clearly wrong and an insight into my befuddled psyche (I spent the day with 30 children. Teachers - I have a new found respect for you) that you probably didn't need so let's get onto the good stuff.
These, as a print, have been around for years.
I haven't been a buyer into this trend. At all. But never let it be said that eventually I don't turn up to the party. I've arrived. Which is highly appropriate seeing as I've spent all day today at Herstmonceux, which took over from Greenwich as the official Royal Observatory in 1957 (it's now a Science Centre). And so I have been spending the day learning about stars.
It's not that I've ever disliked stars - I have never had anything against them, but I've never found anything that has made me think - you must be mine. Well, apart from the Saint Laurent star sneakers but a) they were always out of stock and b) I always had something better to spend my money on but thank goodness for a) otherwise.....
Actually - saying that.. I do have something with a star on that I bought a couple of years ago. My Golden Goose trainers. HA! I don't feel so much of a party pooper now.
But something has opened the floodgates and the stars have caught and held my attention.
The way I've mastered stars? Scarves. I haven't really been wearing scarves that much this Winter, but I've worked out these are THE perfect Spring accessory. Now hugely unhelpfully, mine is actually from AW17, but there are lots of similar versions available for now.
In my beloved monochrome from Lily & Lionel. These scarves last forever. I have one that I bought from Whistles about five years ago and still use. The most exceptional quality and are classic, investment pieces.
Exclusive to Liberty's and Lily & Lionel. Moon & Star Monochrome Scarf, only four left. £140 (top tip - sign up to their email for a discount code)
Black cotton at Daniel for £24.99 - sign up for email again for a discount. It doesn't say, but it looks like gold and silver embroidered stars.
Embroidered navy version again from Daniel £24.99
Navy again with red at Tommy Hilfiger £32.99
Oversized Star Scarf in Cobalt Blue and Black by Owell & Austen Cashmere £80
Ideal for Spring with denim would be the white and light blue version, also £80
However for me - the perfect all year round combo would be black and white - £80 again.
Oh go on then, I'll show you the star sneakers. So subtle, I didn't even realise I had an actual star on mine.
Ok maybe not so subtle. They might have these in my size...
Saint Laurent Court Classic Star Sneakers in pale pink £380
But back to my favourites. Tried and tested.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Super Star low top leather sneakers £280
But then my new lust...green. I think I might be addicted to green. Khaki, forest green, with pink. I know I did it with red yesterday (pink and red) but honestly, my heart belong to pink and green. And these are sold out in my size. Law of Sod.
Super Star Sneakers £280
If you love the look of the Golden Goose but don't like the lived in look ("Mum, did you get those from a charity shop?" Still quote of the year when I got my first pair. From the, then 10yr old. All the eye rolling from me, obvs) then hush have come up with the perfect option.
Greenwich Trainers from hush £139 And don't forget your 10% off with the code S17PREVIEW.
Majestic Star Trainers from hush £165
But it doesn't have to be super expensive, although I will say, where last year there were loads, this year I've been able to find not very many at all.
Pull & Bear Leather Look Star Trainer £25.99
In faux pink suede - also £25.99
So are you already one of those fully paid up members of Stars Anonymous, or are you are a new kid on the block like me?
You will note I haven't gone down the clothing route. Weaning myself in gently with the scarf (and the trainers). Let's see where this goes.
Today, in the scarf. Which I threw into my bag as an afterthought. As I thought our school trip was indoors. That'll teach me not to ask where exactly we're going (I did know vaguely, just hadn't bothered to read any of the fine print ie the letter. Oops). Turns out a) it was mostly outdoors and even the indoor bits were freezing, as the temp of an observatory has to be cold (who knew?) and b) Spring took a leave of absence and it was cold again. I had also neglected to check the weather forecast and had dressed according to yesterday's temperatures. This was an error on my part.
Thank the lord for the scarf.
Blush and black scarf - Lily & Lionel
Grey jumper - Bella Freud
Grey blazer - Me+Em
Black coated Mayfair skinnies - Boden
White glitter copeland sneakers - Air & Grace
Grab bag - Gucci
I still feel sick from the coach journey (an hour and ten minutes winding your way through country roads) and so means I don't even need a glass of wine. Shock. Actually had the most wonderful of days - all thirty children (even mine) were amazing and it was a real pleasure to spend time with them. And did you know that Newton invented those little ridges we still have today on coin? I shall spend forever waiting for that question in a pub quiz.
Tomorrow, I have another Spring special to bring you (which will work perfectly with your trainers and scarves). Just in time for the weather to change at the weekend...