White lace tops are so fun to wear because they can be worn casually or dressed up. White lace also has the versatility to play up feminine aspects or downplay them with a bit of masculinity. This blouse comes with the black bow tie featured. Luckily it’s removable so I’m able to wear the top in different ways.

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Casual Chic

One way I like to wear this blouse is with denim. It can be tucked in or out, depending on the style jeans. I recommend tucking in with a higher waist. A white lace top tucked into lower waisted denim with a belt looks amazing as well. Leaving the blouse tucked out gives a more relaxed feel. Tucking in part of the blouse with a small twist on the side gives the ultimate relaxed vibe.

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Classic Feminine

I originally bought this blouse because it pairs so well with the featured skirt below. The white lace and black bow tie match the pattern in the skirt so perfectly. I love the different textures as well. A satin skirt with a lace top. The black bow tie plays with the gradient pattern of the skirt. I recommend pairing a white blouse with a skirt when you’re looking for a classic, chic outfit that’s well put together. This white lace, or even just a white blouse, meshes seamlessly with an elegant skirt.

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Leggings + A Collar Necklace

I decided to button up the lace blouse all the way to my neck, adding the collar necklace. I felt this truly made the necklace stand out. While the white created an amazing backdrop for it. Pairing this look with leggings creates a chic, yet comfortable outfit. The see through lace is made apparent as the camisole underneath only provided some coverage. This made the lace stand out more; compared to the top being tucked in.

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This red topic came to light in my thoughts after a self-described Christian described a conspiracy theory one night. The theory, about halfway through, mentioned something about lust, good vs. bad, heaven and hell. Immediately my brain started paying attention again. This triggered my emotions deeply. Is lust bad? Are any of the “deadly sins” actually bad? For us, or the people around us? Let’s dive into this one sin by one.

 

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Lust: A natural human desire, created in our bodies, designed for humans to procreate. Without lust, there would be no desire to expand our community. While, we may mate as other animals do; humans were lucky enough to be gifted with pleasure. So why is this considered sinning?

Gluttony: Sure, some of us may over eat, indulge, or satisfy a craving. But is craving food bad? Is letting yourself taste what you desire truly a negative action? Yes, it may result in being overweight and unhealthy if taken advantage of. But who the fuck are you to judge another person for what they eat?

Greed: What I also like to call motivation, inspiration, drive, being a boss, the list goes on. Greed drives us to work harder for what we want. If we didn’t have greed, we would all be contently satisfied with a boring, dull life. Enough said.

Sloth: The avoidance of physical or spiritual work. I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling a bit sloth-like, I’m probably depressed on some level or incredibly overwhelmed with the amount of things going on in my life. It’s healthy to take a break, or a lazy day when needed. But relaxing on the couch day in and day out, with no goals, hobbies, or work… that may be a problem.

Wrath: An emotion. Another natural human emotion stemming from birth. If I met a person who was happy and content with themselves, their lives, and the actions/people around them all of the time – I would not be okay with that. Being angry is a natural state. If we didn’t know what anger was and learn what is appropriate to act on, and what isn’t, there would be no knowledge of what life felt like when we weren’t angry.

Envy: Compared yourself to others can easily contribute to bringing yourself down, and fast. But that’s not to say, that being envious of others can’ drive, motivate, or inspire you to be a better person. To be your best self, go after what you want, take slivers of what you like that another person has and apply it to your life. Envy, spite, and vengeance has been some of my biggest motivators. You may or may not realize it, but it’s probably one of yours too.

Pride: Last but not least. What is pride? Being proud. Since when is being proud of your accomplishments, assets, yourself, your goals, work ethic, hobbies, lifestyle – a bad thing? I sure as hell have a lot of pride. Let me tell you, being proud of myself and my life has also strengthened me to grow into a better person. It has also driven me, amongst many of these other devastatingly deadly sins.

Conclusion: In my opinion, these ‘sins’ are only deadly if they affect yourself or another person negatively. As long as you are happy, content, and live a satisfying life you love, you do you boo.

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Winter can be a difficult season to stay stylish in. Between the numerous layers, uncomfortable adjustments, temperature sways, ice, and so much more. What I have found keeps me the most fashionable, while staying confident and sassy, is using layers to my advantage.

For example, a casual outfit may consist of a lace camisole under a cardigan sweater followed by a leather motorcycle jacket, and then a thicker and warmer coat over that. (If it’s truly cold enough). This can be paired with many different pant, jean, or skirt options. Adding in a pair of trendy, heeled boots or over the knee boots will keep this look feeling fresh. A warm, bulky sweater with leggings or black skinny jeans, OTK boots or booties and a long camel or peat coat is also a definite winter go-to.

When going out, layers are a must as well. Picture a velvet camisole dress paired over a thin, long sleeve top. Paired with wool tights, over the knee boots, a scarf, and full or midi-length winter coat. My favorite trick for keeping winter chic, is wearing a coat that is longer than the dress, skirt, or top I am wearing. (This doesn’t include cropped jackets). Wearing a coat longer than your dress, skirt, or top, will provide your #OOTD with an elegant flare. A cute hat can also be added to give a Parisian vibe.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved vintage, classic fashion. That old Hollywood vibe, the Audrey Hepburn classic looks from Pretty Face. The classic glamour that never goes out of style. Finding an original, incredibly unique piece that I will love forever is better than anything fast fashion can give me. Think of a designer bag you’ve been coveting for months, a fur coat, diamonds and pearls. This is why I love thrift shopping. If done right, the best statement pieces can be found.

Thrift Location

Location is everything when done right! For instance, in Rhode Island, you can find a decent amount of findings. Head to the city of Providence, and there are better thrift shops. But, in New York, or California, where more people have designer, luxury, high-end items, there is so much more. My last trip in New York, I came across a Dolce & Gabbana gown for $500 at a thrift shop. I’m still kicking myself for not buying it. It was a one of a kind piece! The top was strapless, while the corset fit like a glove. Under the bone corset top, the gown flared out into a beehive silhouette. It was honestly one of the most gorgeous, perfectly fitting dresses I’ve ever come across. (I’m also really wishing I had taken a picture…) Anyways! If you go to a well-to-do area of town, there will be more expensive finds that were taken care of as well.  Research thrift stores beforehand and have an idea of where you will go and in what time frame.

Negotiate

Thrift shop owners are thrifty themselves! They want the best deal they can get and of course want to sell their items. Don’t be afraid to talk the owner down on price. For instance, a $200 Burberry scarf could be talked down to $160. Especially if you mention you are out of town and won’t be able to come back. A Louis Vuitton bag can also be talked down by 10-20% if you mention authenticity. I was able to talk down a thrift store owner 10% because I made a fuss about the bag not having papers. Which brings me to my next tip…

Authenticity

This can be very difficult for many brands. The quality of real leather is usually better than faux. Although faux leathers and fur are becoming less easy to catch, real leather and fur can be felt. Real leather should feel dry, not oily, or slippery. Louis Vuitton is one of the easiest designers to verify authenticity. If papers aren’t available this is important to know. Check the monogram design – it should match, or be a duplicate of itself, on either side of the seams. The seams should also be of quality, and even.

Dry Cleaning

If you purchase clothes, you may steam them yourself after washing to ensure cleanliness. Consignment shops do not wash their clothes, so you may or may not buy a freshly laundered item. If you have more of an expensive piece, like a winter coat, or fur, you’ll want to bring it to the dry cleaner. They should understand that your piece may be vintage, and fragile. This will require special care and handling. And of course, treat your new pieces with care!

Happy thrifting! Here are some of my favorite finds! Including a Burberry scarf, Louis Vuitton bag, silk blouse, and fur shawl. Like what you see? Let me know below in the comments! Looking for more outfit inspo? Check out my Shop page here. 

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