Conservative Characters Costumes & the “Politically Incorrect?”

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, you will most likely be invited to a dress up party. When you find yourself in that situation in the last minute and on a budget, where do you turn to? You’ve already done Princess Jasmine in second grade, a witch regrettably sometime in middle school, an obscure anime character in high school, and a general steam punk chic sometime in college ....more

Things of Summer Past (What I Missed Out On)

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger It’s been a few weeks since summer officially ended. If the NSA were to print out my search history, they’d find things like “plaid” and “cool sweater” in a lot of my Google search terms! Though I’m excited that Fall has begun, part of me still wishes summer was around ....more

Blogging against Popularity

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Around the time these photos were taken, I was approached by a couple of individuals, male and female, who called my attention out of nowhere because they had an interesting suggestion for my blog. Out of what seemed like a genuine concern to help my modest “popularity,” I listened. They suggested I take on different models to pose either with me or instead of me in some posts ....more

Links à la Mode & The Raveonettes Pe’Ahi Tour

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Thank you to Independent Fashion Bloggers for picking my post about Raveonettes last week! I didn’t even notice. It was quite timely because Rob and I just saw them in DC (at Black Cat) last Wednesday! ...more

Pe’ahi & Recreating The Raveonettes’ Wardrobe

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger The Raveonettes just came out with their latest album, Pe’ahi. I thought it’d be best to feature them in a fashion post! Here is to recreating Sue Rose Wagner’s and Sharin Foo’s wardrobe! ...more

My Review of Les Mills Nutrition!

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger So sometimes I will post things unrelated to fashion I think might be of interest to you! As a Les Mills instructor, I made a review for Les Mills newly launched Les Mills Nutrition blog/program. I published it on our alternative health & fitness blog, Modern Life Survivalist ....more

9 Min Daily Yoga Body Flow Balance for a Busy Morning: Sun Salutations w/ Hip Openers

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger In the style of Les Mills Bodyflow / Body Balance, here is an original yoga sequence created by me! It’s a quick 9 minute stretching workout before a busy day. If you don’t have a lot of time for a full hour yoga practice, you can try this with me every morning to increase your flexibility while performing sun salutations ....more

Wooden Spectacles

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Really sunny days call for fun shades, and these wooden sunglasses by Woodzee are the best looking pair I’ve had in awhile! They fit my eyes quite well, I’d say, but I think the Wayfarer glasses would look good on just about anyone! They are made from pear wood and can be worn by both gals and guys ....more

Local Model Spotlight: Baltimore’s Kelly Borowiak

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger I had the pleasure of modelling alongside the beautiful Baltimore based model Kelly Borowiak while at the second Boulevard of Chic fashion show. She definitely stood out, standing at 5’9″ with the proportions of a tried and true fashion model. While there, Kelly and I were able to chat for a bit in between wardrobe changes ....more

A Sucker for Socks

From À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger Below are just a few examples of my past outfits proving how I’m a sucker for socks, leg warmers, and tights. Fall is fast approaching, and I just CAN’T WAIT to sport some new looks with my favorite fall accessory. Sadly, I’ve been so “practical” with my clothing this year (being a fitness instructor-hippie) that I’ve barely worn layers or accessories ....more