How To: Wear Purple w/o Looking like a Member of the Red Hat Society

We all have an item (or items) in our closet that we look at and seriously contemplate the level of sanity we had at the time of purchase. For me, this consists largely of two colored pieces… yellow (because I’m so pale it’s not even funny so why even try) and purple. I love purple things but when I get home with the lovely color it always seems like I have NOTHING to wear with it. IDK. Weird. My Grandma always comments about how ‘old lady’ of a color it is and refuses to wear it. But I’d like to […]

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The Tough Stuff: Shopping Self Control

Lately I’ve been struggling in the self control department when it comes to shopping. Throughout the holiday season I get hundreds of emails advertising sales and promotions from the low-end to the higher-end stores. It’s so tempting to splurge and indulge on these physical things especially when everyone else seems to be doing it. And there is nothing wrong with doing so… in moderation. I think that the modest woman strives to have self control in all aspects of her life. Obviously we can always do better at something and that’s OK. That’s being human. I’m sharing this not to […]

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On Trend: The Blanket Scarf

Guys, I gave in. I couldn’t pass up the $4.50 Apt. 9 blanket scarf I scored with my Kohl’s cash this weekend. Needless to say I don’t feel that bad about it. It’s officially the coolest and most versatile fall scarf! Now, if people start tying baby blankets with little bears and giraffes on them around their necks you can count me out… but the blanket scarf in plaid… yes please! In this post I’ve shown you two different ways to style this scarf. One, more dressy and ‘holiday-y’ and one more casual and business appropriate. I kept the color […]

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The Tough Stuff: Hearts and Hemlines (Part 1)

I’ve decided (very last minute) to make this a multi-part topic. There is a lot to cover when talking about this, and a lot to consider. I encourage you to read my other posts for some context on this because I’ve dabbled in this area in previous posts but not like this. Please share your thoughts or questions. Feel free to comment or email me privately. I apologize if it seems a bit scattered, sometimes it is difficult to focus on just one area because it is part of a much bigger whole- so bear with me :-). Today I […]

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Fashion Trends That Currently Slay Me – Version 2.0 (as told by memes)

Here is the latest version of my opinions on the latest fashion faux pas. Please don’t take offense on some of these. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve taken a bit of a sarcastic approach to this blog. Sometimes we have to stand back and just say ‘really? Why would I wear that?’ (mainly because it is immodest) but sometimes just, come on ladies, I’m only putting to virtual paper what everyone else is thinking…   Is that a shirt or a dress? I usually keep a brown paper bag on hand and ‘911’ on speed dial while shopping in the […]

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Girl, You Look Good in those Genes

Hello! First off. Let me just start by saying this post was really difficult for me to write. It was difficult because I KNOW I am guilty of all of the things I list below as being immodest. I’ve been working on this post since before I launched my blog. So, I want to make a blanket statement apology if I have ever offended (and I know I have- I’m sorry, Mom) anyone with the way I have presented myself in jeans. Phew. Ok. Blue Jeans. You have your favorite pair. Broken in just right, you could practically sleep in […]

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Liebster Award

A Liebster Award is given to a blogger, from another blogger, recognizing the potential that a particular small blogger has. Basically saying, “Hey, your blog’s great. Keep up the good work, because you’re on the right track and you’re going somewhere” How sweet of This Modest Mom to recognize Modest Blondie for the Liebster Award! Thank you!   Here are the questions that were asked of me: If there was one food that you could eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? Gummy Bears – they get a food group all of their own in my […]

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Balancing Modesty and Practicality

I love Pinterest. While my husband surfs Craigslist for 20 year old trucks (he really takes the whole ‘They don’t make ’em like they used to’ thing very seriously), I am scowering for inspiration on tomorrow’s outfit. But it can be such a tease. I always seem to be attracted to the outfits with a ton of stuff going on. Is it really practical to walk around with like 5 layered necklaces, a bunch of rings, and a ton of draping layers up top like we see in the bohemian trends that are sweeping the fashion world? We see these […]

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Autumn Trends | Bramblewood Fashion Blog Event

Today’s post is for the Bramblewood Fashion Blog event hosted by Ashley! She has challenged fellow fashion bloggers and Instagrammers to showcase their favorite fall fashion trends this year! How fun! I’m joining in with every other girl and saying that I LOVE fall and all the cute trends that come with it. (Plus people start putting pants back on and that’s always a relief… just sayin’). I am loving the 70’s styles that this fall has brought in the world of trends. Plus, I am totally channeling my Stevie Nicks style vibes. I loved her ‘drapey’, black tops and […]

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How To: Be ‘Matchy Matchy’ w/o being too… ‘Matchy Matchy’

Fashion in a word is an oxymoron. We want to look put together and yet completely effortless. We want to look chic and yet blend in. Putting together an outfit doesn’t have as many rules as it used to. White after labor day is totally acceptable. Brown and black on the same shoe. Grunge has met it’s match with class. I don’t know that I’ve ever been the ‘matchy matchy’ type. At least not since I was able to pick out my own clothes. But lately I’ve seen fabulous two piece sets and matching shoes coming back around. Unfortunately a […]

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