#BramblewoodThrifted Blog Event (Day 2) – My Lazy Weekend Look/The return of the ‘Mom Jean’

YAY! For day #2 of Bramblewood Fashion’s Blog Event – #BramblewoodThrifted! I’m enjoying seeing my fellow bloggers talk about their favorite thrifted pieces and getting a taste of spring with the outfits I’m posting! :-) I’m not going to lie to you. If you type in ‘mom jeans’ on Pinterest, you get a very interesting (and slightly scary), array of women styling mom jeans. Paired with stilettos and crop tops all the way to grandpa cardigans and infinity scarves. I would like to think that my vision for wearing ‘mom jeans’ is HOPEFULLY somewhere sanely between those two extremes, but […]

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#BramblewoodThrifted Blog Event (Day 1) + The Perfect Every day Dress

Today is the start of Bramblewood Fashion’s Blog Event– #BramblewoodThrifted! Ashley and her sister, Gabrielle are putting on a 3 day event where bloggers connect to share their springtime inspirational outfits and this time around we are focusing on items we found second hand! This is totally up my alley so I’m a big fan! The outfit I’m featuring today is from thredUP. This Land’s End cotton polo dress is AMAZING. I picked it up for $19.35 after my 10% coupon and I am so glad I found it! This dress is so light and airy but could definitely be […]

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On Trend (Forever&Always): Channeling Your Inner J.Crew Style

Today I want to talk about the timeless and classic style that is J.Crew. I’ve been crushing on their thrown together yet perfectly polished in every way looks for a while now. J.Crew is known for their timeless pieces, most of which probably already lie within your closet but they have just that little extra oomph that carries it from drab to fab. Every once in a while I feel like I actually nail one of their ‘looks’ but most of the time I think the reality of it is that my style is a little more eclectic than their […]

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How To: Style the Black Midi Skirt – 3 ways

Hello fashionable ladies! Happy leap day! I hope February treated you well. I’m sure most of you are looking forward to March and spring flowers. I know I am! Today I’m going to share a few ideas on how to style a black midi skirt. I think this is a classic piece that can fit into all women’s wardrobes no matter their style. This black skirt was a steal at one of my local consignment shops. It still had the ($119) tag on it and I only paid $20!! One of the reasons I really like midi style skirts is […]

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The Tough Stuff: Rethinking the Size Complex

This post has taken me a while. It’s been brewing in my mind for some time now, and I’ve struggled on how to dive into this topic, so I’m going to do just that… Dive in. I guess where this post really began was with my recent ‘denim’ mental breakdown. (You probably think I’m writing this from the funny farm right now, but hear me out) After my crazy closet purge (that I still might be suffering from); I’m down from 5 jean skirts and a denim dress to 2 denim skirts. I also got rid of several pairs of jeans […]

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The Tough Stuff: Hearts and Hemlines (Part 2)

In my last installment of ‘Hearts and Hemlines‘ I talked about the rising issue of skirts and dresses being super short and worse, being acceptable to many women that I would have considered to be very modest. In this post, I would like to show you how to remedy this situation and rather than break you down, encourage you that you CAN style skirts and dresses stylishly without sacrificing modesty. I will be showing 2 ways to make skirts and dresses that are too short modest. One way, involving very limited sewing knowledge (because that describes my sewing knowledge) and […]

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How To: Look Polished in a Pinch

You’re probably thinking that this post was inspired by the time my husband and I woke up at 6:21 and usually leave the house at 6:35. Noooooooo. Never! Ok it happens. To everyone. So here are some tips on how to make your morning routine easier if you wake up in a time predicament. I read something a week or two ago that has stuck with me when I put outfits together now: -Keep your outfit color scheme at 3 colors or less. Brilliant. I mean seriously, how many cute Pinterest outfits have you pinned that involve the rainbow? They […]

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Project Closet Purge: Part 2

The deed has been done. ^^This is just the stuff I consigned. I donated 5 large bags as well. Here is a highlight of major things I got rid of: -5 pairs of Boots. I invested in two pair of leather riding boots on the New Years Day Dillard’s sale. A pair of black and a pair of brown. I consigned my others and the pair of booties that I just purchased in August were unfortunately the MOST uncomfortable pair of boots ever and I decided to consign them. I’ve made up in my mind that there will be no […]

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How To: Double Your Dresses without Spending a Dime

First off, what do you guys think of my new LOGO!!?! Catherine of Design and Curiosity did the sweetest write up of the making of my logo. Go check it out HERE! I’m totally obsessed with her work and if you are in the market for any type of design work- inquire with her! She worked with me and created graphics that really represent what I want Modest Blondie to be about. Here are a few of the secondary logos she created for me… aren’t they fun?! OK. Now to fashion-y stuffs. Recently (with my crazed purging) I’ve been experimenting […]

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Project Closet Purge: Part 1

I was not kidding when I said I am constantly purging my closet. So, better a little late than never to document my attempt to move to a more minimalist closet. My husband kind of looked at me and smiled when I asked if he noticed I was getting rid of a lot of stuff. His response was kind yet vague. LOL. A typical mans response I guess. I did notice, and I don’t know what’s going on so I’m not gonna say anything. But he also related to the fact that it is very difficult to get rid of […]

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