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

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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Can We Get Some Spring Up In Here?

It has been Winter for what seems like forever.  We are most certainly living within a vortex, and it seems to be never ending.  Even the CFDA for Fashion Week is full of meteorological trepidation, and we are all running the risk of a stiletto slip with the icy conditions upon us.

For the time being we remain within the parameters of winter dressing, which appropriately involves knits, tights, furs and gloves.  Yet I was still driven to inspire some life into my wardrobe, if only for a day.  I wanted to feel that Spring may be nearer than reality is dictating and so I donned the celebrated White Dress in an attempt to ward off the bout of inevitable Seasonal Affective Disorder we are all slipping into.   I paired it with some black fringed boots and my current leather obsession, the biker jacket.  Wearing white in the Winter, with some black boots for contrast, can feel fresh and fun even in the midst of this freezing whirlwind we now call Home.

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Shop The Look

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   Oasap Long Sleeve White Midi Dress

Zara Motorcycle Jacket

Zara Leather Zipper Ankle Boot

Free People Sarah Midi Dress

H&M Biker Jacket

Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Boot