On Trend: Black and Tan

In my opinion, black and tan are two of the most elegant color combos out there. Cheetah print, for example has managed to stand the test of time with these iconic colors and I don’t care what anyone says; if you wear it tastefully, you are never too old for cheetah! :-) This look could probably be recreated fairly easily with items already in your closet. And the bag, well, we can all dream, but a black or brown one would go just fine! I actually purchsed the boots shown here in black on the online Dillard’s New Year’s Day […]

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Welcoming a Decluttered 2016

Lately I’ve been reading minimalist columns and articles on how to create a capsule wardrobe. Somehow, some way my closet usually ends up in a frenzy of organized chaos. The idea of a minimalist wardrobe is really really appealing to me for some reason and yet I know that reasonably this is in no way something that happens over night. To convert to the minimalist approach from where I currently am would take serious self control (you probably know where I’m coming from if you read my post on Shopping Self Control)  and discipline and even MORE purging although lately […]

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Modest Holiday Outfit Inspiration

I’m probably a little bit late on the holiday outfit inspiration post, but for me, I always feel like the day comes and I’m like what on earth am I gonna wear?! So hopefully this will help you out a little bit when you’re standing in your closet racking your brain for something cute, yet not over the top, yet stretchy in every way possible because pie. Just. Pie. We also don’t want to have to purchase a one time deal outfit that we will never wear again, so my inspiration is going to consist of simple items that hopefully […]

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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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