Rachel Dahl

Rachel E. Dahl (RED) attended George Mason University and the University of Maryland University College and pursued a B.S. in Information Technology. Her portfolio includes works done for GMU, Loudoun County, and Prince William County of VA. Rachel is happily married to Robert, a copy editor and a musician. They run a business together that has little to do with their educational background and previous occupation but swear that it is the best job ever.


à la Mode St. is her platform for expressing her ideas on style that reflects a woman who is confident of her own beauty and worth without the need for public sexual display.

My Blogs

What Yoga Has Taught Me as A Non-Hindu and a Christian

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger My back was turned in all but one these photos, because the shoulders and the backbone of this top are where the fun is! I was wearing an orange Nike tank underneath straight out of the gym, and that is what you see shining through the see through spine. If I had worn a multicolor tank top underneath this, it would’ve been a perfect chakra representation! ...more

My Humble List of Low Tech Gadgetry. What’s Yours?

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger I may have gone to school for IT and have made websites and computer graphics since I was 11 years old, but believe it or not, I am pretty low tech gadget-wise. I don’t really care much for them. The irony! ...more

Links à la Mode & Taking a Nap Outdoors

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Thank you for IFB for picking my post for this week! So who’s stuck at home once again with this snow? Yesterday though Rob and I had a chance to just lay out on top of a hill with sunshine on our faces and nothing but a light jacket on! ...more

Torero in Blue Velvet & Announcing Good Deeds

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger I immediately thought of a torero (bullfighter in Spanish) when I saw these photos. I had the perfect gold bolero to go with it too that I didn’t wear, which would’ve matched the gold color in the scarf. I have both the vintage blue velvet dress and the vintage gold bolero up on Etsy if you’re interested! ...more

Emilio Pucci: Kaleidoscope Patterns & 60s Sci-Fi Stewardess Uniforms and Bubble Helmets

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger In recent pop culture, the tribal-hippie look seems to have been overtaken by boring and limited combinations—common patterns like paisley and damask, pastel colors that make tribal look cute instead of fierce, and the hippie style look bland instead of bizarre. There are so many other patterns that can be played around with and so many color combinations that can be used. Emilio Pucci rises above the norm! ...more

I am now a Certified Les Mills Bodyflow Instructor!

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger As of February 21, I am now a certified Bodyflow instructor—which means I get to teach mostly yoga with a bit of Pilates and Tai Chi in the mix! I guess if you can’t decide on one and don’t have enough time or money to go through everything but still have so much passion for each… you gotta do the ‘flow! ;-) It’s been a labor of tough love and lots of MIA in the fashion world, but I finally made it ....more

If Sleeping Beauty Wore Turquoise

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Sleeping Beauty wearing turquoise? Yes! There is a type of stone called “Sleeping Beauty Turquoise,” and I thought I’d liven this post up with an image of Aurora with turquoise jewelry as I talk about the stones!...more

Fun Times, Fun Tights

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger This outfit is inspired by the track with the “animal lunges” from my Les Mills Bodyflow 63 class! If you don’t know what that is, it’s a fun class that combines Tai Chi, Pilates, and yoga set to modern pop music which was all pre-selected (sorry, ya’ll). These leopard print leggings are from Grayson ....more

Handy Dandy Ring Size Converter

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Above: Vintage 1927 ...more

Links à la Mode

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Thank you, IFB for picking one of my posts this week! Come check out new items added on my Etsy! Donations going to Philippine typhoon victims from each sale from my Etsy...more