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This Dress is Out of This World

Out of This World Dress

This Dress is Out of This World

Dress c/o* | Cardigan c/o* | Boots | Bag | Belt | Sunglasses (Similar)

There were many different things I wanted to be when I grew up and astronomer was among my list of dream professions at 6 years old. I loved looking at the stars and learning the constellations. Turns out, though, there’s a bit more to being an astronomer than that…and I’m terrible at science. So, being an astronomer never really worked out.

However, a dress with a galaxy print brings up fond memories of my first telescope and those funny dreams of one day making a living by gazing through it. I’ve been drooling over this dress for years. I finally ordered it after I tried it on at ModCloth’s FitShop when I was in Washington, D.C. a while back. It was SO cute in person, and I even had random strangers commenting on how cute it looked when I came out of the dressing room. Needless to say, that was all the motivation I need to click “add to cart.”

ModCloth space dress and metallic cardigan

This Dress is Out of This World

However, I swear when I tried this dress on in DC, it was more fitted. Or perhaps I’ve lost weight (highly unlikely as the rest of my clothing fits normally) or maybe I had tried on a small or maybe I just have a really bad memory? Whatever it may be, my normal size medium is just a little baggy on me. I felt the need to add a belt with it. I honestly think sizing up would’ve been too tight through the bust on me, though, as that fits comfortably.

Even when I tried it on in DC, though, I did notice the armholes have a bit of a gap to them. Which means I’ll have to get a little creative with the bra I wear once it’s too warm to wear this dress with a cardigan.

This Dress is Out of This World

But all that aside – I love this dress. It’s fantastic quality, it HAS POCKETS and it’s a one of a kind piece. (Who doesn’t want to grow up and dress like Ms. Frizzle?!) I can’t wait to try styling it again. For this time around, I wanted to pair it with my sparkly cardigan and boots because I haven’t had a ton of chances to style this cardigan yet… and it’s a big slushy mess on the streets of Moscow, so I really need to wear my boots!

Nordstrom boots

Reminder about these boots, they are amazing and everything I ever wanted in a black boot. However, you really should consider sizing up a half size. I can’t fit a thick sock in them because my normal size 8 is too tight of a fit otherwise.

The jewelry I chose is not necessarily space-related, although, I like to think my earrings have an other-worldly look to them. My husband had surprised me with this jewelry not long ago as a “just because” gift. He had seen me admiring this lady’s work when we were at the market a couple months ago. He went back and bought it for me. (She handmakes these little ballerina necklaces & the matching earrings and sells them at Izmailovsky Market!) I love it! Isn’t he the best?

cosmonaut museum in moscow

This turned out to be the perfect outfit for a trip to the Museum of Cosmonautics here in Moscow! (Funny enough, that cute, blue, space mural I did these outfit photos by has nothing to do with this museum – it just happens to be behind one of my favorite coffee shops in the city. Haha.)

What did you want to be when you grew up? Would you buy a dress related to it? Or is that just me? Haha. Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* ModCloth
Cardigan: c/o* ModCloth
Boots: Nordstrom (Size up a half size!)
Belt: Amazon
Sunglasses: Old (Similar here)
Jewlery: Gift from my husband
Bag: ModCloth (This exact color is no longer available)


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*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. I literally LOVE the Ms. Frizzle reference in this post! Haha. Loveeeee! That’s INSTANTLY what I thought of when I opened this! And love this outfit so much! You’ve got mad unique style, girlfriend!

  2. A dress with pockets! Doesn’t get much better than that. I also love the mural you are modeling infront of! Love love love!

  3. I love how you modeled this dress! Really I am in love with the earrings as well, i see you listed them as a gift from your husband. Any clue where he got them? great post!

  4. That really is a rather funky dress. I’d love to get my hands on this myself. It totally suits you too 🙂

  5. Awe your husband is so sweet!
    Also, i can’t believe you found a wall that matches the dress so perfectly.
    Oh, and i wanted to be an archeologist when i was 6 yr old, and i still do, haha

    1. He really is! Haha, I really lucked out with that wall. Oooh, an archeologist would be cool! 🙂

  6. I love a good theme. And I love a bad pun even more! lol This dress is definitely outta this world! My husband Kyle considers himself a space enthusiast. I bought him a telescope for Christmas, and he’s been teaching himself how to photograph the planets and star clusters. I also got him a tie with shuttle controls printed on it. This dress would be a fun complement to his tie for a cosmic night out!

    And I agree that your husband did great with those earrings. They’re unique, and they definitely take on a ‘space rock’ vibe with this dress!


    1. Haha! Stick around…there will be far more bad puns surrounding this dress, haha. That would be incredible to learn how to photograph the planets and star clusters! And what a fun tie! Thank you so much, Liz!

  7. Of course you wore that dress to that museum. Talk about perfect with the environment!! LOL!!
    As for the armholes, those can be a relatively easy alteration. Sometimes,that’s easier than worrying about the bra situation!!!

    1. Haha, thank you, Jodie! I’ll have to see if I can find a seamstress…because I can’t sew to save my life. 😉

  8. What a cute dress. It is so flattering and i love the fun pattern. It was perfect for visiting the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. That is so cute you wanted to an astronomer as a kid.

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