The Modest and Modified Bodysuit

Posted on December 10, 2015

I started my outfit with a salmon bodysuit from Reformation, and built up from there. The jacket lent a beautiful contrast of a  cool dusty blue alongside the warmer tones of the skirt and top.  The comfort of a bodysuit is that you never have to adjust it and retuck; it stays in place all day.  It’s a brilliant foundation piece for your wardrobe but might be skintight, so topping it off with a jacket is a great way to keep it modest.

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Modest Copycat: Christine Centenera

Posted on November 25, 2015

This morning I was in the mood for a dark lip and bang collaboration and I needed my outfit to express the same moody sentiments.  This weather is cold but it brings with it the sartorial advantage of wearing whatever you feel like.  Bohemian to classic, vintage to avant-garde, everything makes the cut.  Because that’s the kind of season Fall is; fashion freedom with no rules.

I took a page out of my style hero Christine Centenera’s book and went for leggings under a skirt and tossed a blazer on top.  Wearing pants or leggings under a skirt gives me an alternative to the traditional black tights I wear ad nauseum this time of the year.

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Fall Favorite: Maxi Sweater Coats

Posted on November 20, 2015

I am only blogging about this today, but this vintage sweater duster coat saved me last winter during my pregnancy.  I wore it to Fashion Week, to pick the kids up from school, grocery store errands.  Everywhere.  I fell in fashion love.  It was everything I wanted in cold-weather wear, and coincidentally, everything I needed.  It kept me so warm but gave me that shot of sartorial satisfaction we sometimes lose out on during the winter months.  I continue to hunt down similar pieces in the hopes that i can carry on donning these winter wonders, and keep my seasonal depression at bay.  I have been using Etsy as a main source for sweater coats (and many other pieces) as I posted in the past, which you can try along with the traditional brick and mortar vintage shops.

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Modest September Style

Posted on October 8, 2015

Just a few outfits I wore over this month during the holidays, and I’m grateful for the weather we’ve been having which has been facilitating the lack of outerwear (trench coat in the rainstorm aside).

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                Blazer: Helmut Lang / Skirt: Valentino RED via Pink Label / Pumps: Gianvito Rossi

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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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