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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



Let it Rain

At the beginning of the year I waxed philosophical and posted a rainy day inspiration mélange in the hopes of lifting the gray spirit of the wet meteorological marathon we were experiencing. We are having a similar week now, and this post is not entirely on the same romantic note as the aforementioned, but simply a grateful ode to my raincoat, with whom I have grown considerably close to this week. It doesn’t seem to look like it will let up until the weekend, so to post pictures of sunshine and fluffy green grass seems futile and irksome; thus I am just going to go with it. Three consecutive days of rain is tiresome but to wear a beautiful weather-appropriate topper is the best medicine.

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Raincoat: RED Valentino via Pink Label / Top: Marni / Skirt: Olivaceous / Shoes: FendiIMG 5406 698x1024 Let it RainIMG 5407 800x836 Let it Rain

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1. J. Crew Factory Belted Trench Coat

2. Topshop Clear Hooded Jacket

3. Wanda Nylon Raincoat

4. RED Valentino Clear Petunia Raincoat

5. Zara Striped Parka

6. Terra New York Waterproof Hooded Cape

7. Terra New York Waterproof Translucent Trench Coat

8. Trout Rainwear Sevan Cape

9. Tibi Seal Anorak

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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          Jacket (worn throughout): Rag and Bone / Dress: H&M / Shoes: AltuzarraIMG 5291 800x994 The Cargo JacketIMG 5287 800x1012 The Cargo JacketIMG 5316 800x1006 The Cargo Jacket

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        Shirt: Zara sim / Skirt: River Island / Sneakers: ConverseIMG 5351 796x1024 The Cargo JacketIMG 5366 769x1024 The Cargo JacketRecently Updated29 791x1024 The Cargo Jacket

1. Mod Cloth Cargo Jacket

2. Zara Jacket with Shoulder Applique

3. Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Jacket

4. Rag and Bone Ohara Jacket


At The Ankle

We have all grown to know and love the midi length in our lives.  It is obsessively hunted, purchased, worn, and posted the world over, and it seems to be the sartorial staple of the year.  But it may need to move its fabulous self over a tad to make room for the new new length: the ankle length.  If you thought it couldn’t get any chicer, think again.  Ankle length skirts are resurfacing and they are fresher than ever, in the form of ball gown skirts, pleats, and dresses.  The perfect necessary space for showcasing the shoes, ankle grazing skirts and dresses are ladylike, yet maintain their cool factor and remain current.  And while I can’t say I’ve moved on from the midi just yet, I can’t help but indulge in this trend right now.


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T Shirt: Theory / Denim Jacket: Zara sim / Skirt: RED Valentino / Shoes: Lanvin / Sunnies: Prada

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Dress: Issa / Shoes Aquazzura / Belt: J. CrewIMG 5205 681x1024 At The AnkleIMG 5166 718x1024 At The Ankle

Sweatshirt: LPD New York / Skirt: Charles Henry sim / Mules: Alexander Wang / Sunnies: Tom FordIMG 5165 687x1024 At The AnkleIMG 51871 739x1024 At The Ankle

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The Modest Outfit Diaries

It’s been said that a blogger’s outfit not posted is an outfit not worn.  Which means that my daily grind of outfitting myself is completely lost on the blogosphere since it never existed here to begin with.  It sounds like a small slice of sartorial quantum mechanics, yet somehow I get it.  If I wore it, but you didn’t see it, then does it make a sound?

So in an attempt to remedy the situation, I decided to record some of my daily ensemble choices into a theoretical diary of  “What-I-Wore”s for an occasional post.  It has been some time since I have graced the pages of my blog, and my unintentional sabbaticals do cause me some angst.  The itch my fingers feel when I place them on the keyboard is a tell all on its own as to the withdrawal I suffer as a result of my absence; a writer needs to write.  Thus, I will try to make up for the lost time in spades and present a compilation with the first batch of outfits I wore as of late.

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