The Modest Girl’s Guide: Shopping Vintage On the Internet

Posted on August 25, 2015

Most of us have been to a vintage shop or two (or ten), and the treasure to be found is endless.  But what if you can’t just get up and run off to a store to hunt through racks and piles of suede, leather, fringe and floral chiffon?  The alternative is a surprising trove of those piles waiting to be picked through on the world wide web with just as much success as you would in the real world, with the added benefit of a global reach.  You can literally shop vintage pieces in Italy and France, and have it shipped to your door.

The greatest resource I’ve found in online vintage shopping is www.Etsy.com, but you can also try Ebay and Google with similar success.  Keywords like ‘secretary dress’, ‘printed silk dress’, ‘silk wrap dress’, ‘leather skirt’, ‘fringe’, ‘tassel’, and ‘Diane Frese’ are a great way to start your search on Etsy.  Make sure to filter under the ‘Vintage’ tab and you will open up a quest with hundreds and thousand of results.  The best part is that the majority of items are under $150, although designer pieces run for more.

You can create an account and follow specific shops, and receive daily updates on what pieces are new, along with Etsy’s suggestions which are based on your searches and purchases.  My favorite shops for vintage include Cult Of Aphrodite Vintage , Tin Roof Vintage , Rolfson Off Duty, Decades , Persephone Vintage,  and Luv Stoned Vintage.  I found the vintage Givenchy choker posted below for $40 just to give you an idea of what is able to be found on the site.

Happy shopping!

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The Labels I Live In

Posted on May 19, 2015

Pregnancy can be hard.  Uncomfortable.  Heartburn ridden, and swollen.  But that will never be able to negate the fact that we still just want to be fabulous.  With a growing uterus in the way, there are a myriad of maternity options out there to suit any body type.  Yet even with all of these antepartum fashion needs taken into consideration, some girls vehemently decline the maternity motif within their own wardrobes, in search of something more like what they wore before the baby belly.  What’s a modestly expectant girl to do when in need of some sartorial solace for the next 9 months?  These are the labels I have been living in for (almost) 40 weeks, and will continue to don ever after.  That’s the benefit of finding clothing that is not necessarily designated for the pregnant belly brigade;  you can continue to wear them regardless of your maternal state of being.

The Frock NYC

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MIMU Maxi

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Project 6 NY

     IMG 6668 800x877 The Labels I Live In        Sache Dress IMG 6670 800x818 The Labels I Live In IMG 6639 800x777 The Labels I Live In IMG 6656 800x786 The Labels I Live In                                  Headpiece: My Mother’s ArmoireIMG 0487 800x800 The Labels I Live In      Maaya Dress

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Zara and H&M

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                          Zara Embroidered Maxi Dress

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           H&M Shirt Dress

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                H&M Sweater Dress and Leather Pants / Adorna Hat


Rag and Bone and Belly

Posted on April 23, 2015

I love this sweater not pregnant, and I continue to express those sentiments well into my third trimester.  The loose fit allows it to work for both states, pregnant and not, and this skirt I have been able to wear under my belly throughout my maternity days, thankfully.  It really is about just sifting through your wardrobe until you find the pieces that can accommodate the need for more room, so to speak.

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Cargo Jacket Maternity

Posted on April 1, 2015

A combination of factors have been impeding on my immediate ability to do new outfit posts, but I hope to remedy that posthaste.  Moving to a new location with unfamiliar territory, I find it difficult to carve out the perfect photo-op spot.  That being said, I schlepped to the far reaches of Long Island and took the opportunity to document my #OOTD.

I have never been one to buy maternity clothing.  I do not love the selection or designs (with a few exceptions to be discussed in a future post), and I find I can make do with a non-maternity wardrobe in almost the same capacity as a maternity specific one.  Jackets are a great way to create a simple outfit from bare basics and take it up a notch.  Assembling a collection of jackets, blazers, and any number of toppers is a great investment in the chicness of your future.  I have worn this particular cargo version many times, and it serves me equally well, both pregnant and not.

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Modestly Frozen

Posted on January 8, 2015

It would be superfluous to talk about the temperature at this point, considering it is physically impossible for the cold to escape anyone’s attention.  Just in case you are lounging luckily in warmer climates, the news is it’s freezing here.  The past two days have required a cumbersome amount of layering, to no avail; it is still an environment conducive to hypothermia.

I went in very different style directions on each of these days, but I started both outfits with an ample chunky knit sweater, and built from there.  A couple of layers later, and I was ready to bear the cold with a new appreciation for central heating, and extra hot vanilla lattes.

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