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Although this outfit doesn’t seem to be very comfortable to wear during the summer, I thought I’d put something together with this lace top that Half Tee sent me. Because the lace clings to your skin and is long sleeved, this might be better to wear during the fall or spring. The idea behind Half Tee is simple—cropped tees for layering. So this lace top ends right beneath my bust, and what I have on underneath is a black tank top. Nifty. The whole thing looks like it’s one piece! They also have this in white, which I’m sure I’d like as well. Thanks so much, Half Tee!

If there’s one thing I hate about layering (as much as I love doing it), it’s feeling too warm with multiple layers on. I know layering a lot of things looks so awesome, but it’s not wise to overdo it with full length tops. Even during the colder months, full length tops also add too much bulk, which makes you look worse than modest—big. Being cautious about how you present yourself shouldn’t have to mean being negatively self-conscious about your body image.

I know for some people being modest is to be conservative, and being conservative is to not love your body. I don’t think of it that way at all.  It’s the word conservative that gets me. It’s somewhat distasteful. It means too close to plain. I dislike simple outfits as much as I dislike bland food. If I were to go on about word choices here, I think being minimalist however is beautiful, even though that means too close to being simple. Because minimalist just means avoiding being extravagant, and being extravagant  is overdoing it. Ah, forget it.

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5 Responses to “Lacy Noir Rouge: A Half Tee Story”

  1. Natasha Atkerson

    Halftee sent me a white cap sleeve one, LOVE it! My only complaint is that it gets dirty! I hate putting in the wash, because every time I do, I’ll need it for an outfit! :)
    Cute outfit, Rachel! Love the splash of white by the belt!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    http://www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

  2. Rogue

    Love the sheer sleeves

  3. lib

    chic

  4. brisallie

    At first sight I thought it was a dress because I didn’t notice the skirt lol ,so I’d say is a good outfit which it could be wear in elegant occasions. The white belt highlights the outfit.

  5. Rachel @ à la Modest

    Part of the reason why you probably didn’t notice the skirt was because these photos turned out SO dark! I have a really poopy camera, and plus I was indoors. It was raining a lot. Oh, summer.

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