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Modest Copycat: Christine Centenera

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.

**This is a judgement-free blog.  There are many different opinions pertaining to the wearing of pants or leggings under a dress or skirt.  Consult with your rabbi on what is best for you.  IMG 7315 800x663 Modest Copycat: Christine Centenera

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Fall Favorite: Maxi Sweater Coats

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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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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Modest Picks From The ASOS Sale

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me (or reads this blog) that I love ASOS.  Highly coveted pieces, such as full midi skirts, are staples among the thousands of affordable fashion offerings on the site.  With a cult-like following that includes almost every blogger on the planet and celebrities as well, the only thing that can make the ASOS shopping experience even sweeter is a sale.  A big sale.  70% off to be exact.  So here are my picks, and a few pieces that I own and love (spoiler alert: there is a lot of leather).

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ASOS Leather Wiggle Dress

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SHOP IT!

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1. Midi Skirt in Painted Floral Print

2. Full Jersey Midi Skirt

3. Leather Column Pencil Skirt

4. Premium Pleated Color Block Midi Skirt

5. Midi Pleated Scuba Skirt

6. Warehouse Leather Full Midi Skirt in Mint

7. Pleated Coated Midi Skirt

8. Scuba Peplum Hem Pencil Skirt in Tropical Print

9. Soft Touch Midi Skirt

10. Pleated Scuba Midi Skirt

11. Leather Midi Skirt With Pockets

12. Striped Woven Midi Skirt

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1. Crepe  Midi Dress

2. River Island Color Block Pencil Dress

3. Utility Shirt Dress

4. HIDE Astrid Leather Pinafore Dress

5. Leather Wiggle Dress

6. Vintage Floral Dress

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1. Barneys Rosie Biker Jacket with Quilted Sleeve Detail

2. Neon Rose Sequin Baseball Jacket

3. Le Mont St Michel Merino Wool Mix Shawl Collar Jacket

4. Abstract Sequin Crop Top

5. Blanket Wrap Cardigan

6. Faux Leather Panel Sweatshirt

7. Heart Patch Striped Sweater

8. Knitted Cape Cardigan

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Liminal Leather

When I wore these outfits I felt somewhat confident I was portraying Spring/Summer ensembles. Loading them onto my laptop made me feel like they may belong to a cooler season, and should be worn in the Fall and Winter. Which can only mean one thing: Leather is one of those things that ultimately exists without the encumbrance of season. It can be successfully executed in any weather, any time of year. Some may drop it during the warmer months, but the almost incongruous feel it lends to Summer makes me want to wear it even more. An appropriate shoe helps ground this look and bring it back to your respective season. So swap the knits on top for something lighter, or wear this skin in a color, and it can look completely contemporary even when the temperature rises.

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Shirt: Anthropologie: Skirt: ASOS sim / Shoes: Alexander WangIMG 5499 800x998 Liminal LeatherIMG 5506 788x1024 Liminal LeatherIMG 5467 800x1021 Liminal Leather

Kimono: H&M / Shell: Kiki Riki / Skirt: River Island / Shoes: Jimmy Choo IMG 5469 800x981 Liminal LeatherIMG 5480 800x1014 Liminal LeatherIMG 5463 800x1002 Liminal Leather

Jacket: Lucy Paris / Skirt: H&M sim / Shoes: ConverseIMG 5446 800x1010 Liminal LeatherIMG 5449 800x1004 Liminal Leather

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1. River Island Light Pink Leather Pencil Skirt

2. Tibi ‘Pavement’ Faux Leather Midi Skirt On Sale

3. Warehouse Mint Leather Full Midi Skirt On Sale

4. Zara Snakeskin Pencil Skirt On Sale