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The Cargo Jacket

From all the spring sartorial essentials, the jacket is probably the most versatile and practical piece in your closet.  With the power to complete and sharpen any outfit, whilst providing an obvious meteorological vantage point, it is a building block within the foundations of your wardrobe that should not be overlooked.  As of late, I have been repeatedly reaching for a particular version of jacket in the utilitarian family: The cargo jacket.  Maybe it is influenced by the fact that I still reminisce about the times when I used to wear my father’s old IDF uniform shirt in high school.  Or it could just be that it is so manifestly cool, it willingly transforms any outfit into a street style star.

 

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1. Mod Cloth Cargo Jacket

2. Zara Jacket with Shoulder Applique

3. Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Jacket

4. Rag and Bone Ohara Jacket

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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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Zara Motorcycle Jacket Zara Leather Zipper Ankle Boot H&M Biker Jacket Oasap Long Sleeve White Midi Dress Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Boot Free People Sarah Midi Dress

 

   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

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Modestly Modified: Leather Leggings

In every modest girl’s life, there are trends we want to indulge in with the rest of the fashion troops, yet we find ourselves…left out.  Boyfriend jeans, harem pants, and the like, are all outside our reach as far as tznius fashion goes.  But sometimes we can navigate within our statutes and achieve sartorial enlightenment through a simple modification of the trend.  Simply put, find a way to wear the trends we can’t, in a way that we can.

Creativity is one of the greatest assets we have as modest fashion fiends, and it is a necessary means to a fabulous end.  A Modestly Modified post can lend insight and inspiration on how to wear the seemingly elusive styles we crave, with a covered-up twist.

Case in point: Leather Leggings.  I layered two tee shirt dresses for a slouchy look over the leggings and added the pumps to make it date night worthy.

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      Coat: H&M / T Shirt Dress: Noisy May / Long Sleeve Jersey Dress (worn under) – sim: River Island / Leggings: American Apparel / Shoes: Jimmy Choosim/ Sunnies: Prada / Hair: Mazali

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Vintage Ventures, Part I

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Blazer: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent / Leather Top: Bailey 44 / Leather Skirt: Vintage Beged Or / Necklace worn as Bracelet: Vintage / Belt: Stella McCartney sim / Shoes: Tom Ford / Sunnies: Prada / Hair: Mazali
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Yesterday I had the pleasure to hang out by The Frock Swap pop-up-shop in Cedarhurst, and try on a few selected outfits from the dynamic duo’s treasure trove of fashion.  Aside for the fabulous frocks, the two sisters behind this designer consignment venture, Chaya and Simi, are pretty fab and fun themselves.  Visiting their spot is like going to play dress up with really good friends.  Friends who just happen to have hoards of incredible articles of clothing and accessories brimming with unique details, and one-of-a-kind allure.  Regrettably my camera did not accompany me, but the Swap sisters got some shots, and while they’re surprisingly good for an iPhone, it is hard to do justice.  The clothing are just too beautiful.  I will be styling my fab find in my next post, Vintage Ventures Part II!

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Sonia Rykiel Sweater / Jill Stuart Skirt / Camilla Skovgaard Heels

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Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Dress / Camilla Skovgaard Heels

The pieces are extraordinary and Chaya and Simi are a perfect styling pair who literally throw together the most brilliant outfits in a matter of seconds.  To get your own fix of  The Frock Swap, join us Wednesday Night, November 20th at Ohr Naava’s Great Vintage Event, for a night of shopping with them, and many other vintage vendors.  Hope to see you there!

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Denim and Leather and Fur, Oh My

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Jacket: Theory / Shirt: [BLANKNYC] / Skirt: Zara / Shoes: Charles Jourdan / Necklace: Express sim / Sunnies: Prada / Hair: Mazali

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Thank goodness for Zara.  This past season they have exceeded what anyone expected of them, and joined the ranks of the high fashion industry in full force.  All the trends of the new season, wrapped up in a mainstream shopping experience for the masses.  Included in this relatively consumer-friendly fashion evolution is this skirt (and a number of similar faux leather pieces).  It is the perfect rich brown I knew I needed for this fall, yet I also foresee it transitioning flawlessly into spring.

I showed these fur booties here, and I am obsessed with them.  I imagine I can wear them with almost any ensemble.  They may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but to me they’re everything.

Happy Fall to you!