Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Perfect Jean Skirt

Ok ladies, I've found it. I've found the PERFECT, knee-length jean skirt! Ever since I've had my baby, I've been looking for a dark denim skirt that fits well and is long enough! I was SOOOOO happy when I tried on this Kosher Casual denim pencil skirt! It is PERFECT!

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One of the many things I love about it is the adjustable waistband! My backside is a little bigger than my waist, so I needed a large to fit my hips and backside modestly, so if you're shaped like me you can easily tighten the waist with the adjustable band inside! :)

One of the hardest things about finding a perfect jean skirt is the length. They are either too long and frumpy, or too short and tight! This one is seriously the perfect happy medium. I love the stretchy denim too, so comfortable! :)

We have denim day every Monday at school, so I have a feeling you will be seeing this every Monday ;)

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Skirt: Kosher Casual (here)
Cardigan: Target
Flats: Payless
Necklace: Charlotte Russe

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If you are looking for a perfect length jean skirt that covers your knees when sitting, this is the one! This is WORTH the money, it is a staple piece!! Kosher Casual is having a raffle right now for a $50 gift certificate for Kosher Casual! That would cover a skirt or two! If you want to enter the raffle, go here.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

For All My College Girls...

This post is for all my college girls (or their Mommas!)

Getting textbooks for college is the worst.. seriously! You spend sooo much money on books and guess what? You don't even really use them for class. Then when you try to get rid of them, you can barely give them away! Well here's a solution...

Why not rent them!?
Campus Book Rentals offers great deals on books you can rent!! (Even Bible College books, I found a lot of the ones I had to use at HAC!)

There's so many cool things about it:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. How awesome is it that by saving money you're also helping others!?

Campus Book Rentals also has an awesome new program going on! it's called RentBack, it's a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Isn't that awesome?!

It's soo hassle free, easy, and is also for a wonderful cause! Why wouldn't you!?

Be sure to check out the full details here!!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kindness is Always Fashionable

Hello ♥ I am SOOOOO ready for Christmas break (I'm sure all the other teachers out there can testify on that one!) I have been NON-stop busy for a month, I just can't wait to stay in my jammies a couple of days during our Christmas break! Just this week alone, I had to make 4 math final exams, go Christmas shopping, two Christmas parties to attend, one birthday party to go to, and we sang a special this morning in church. I had to do all of that AND look semi-decent enough to take pictures every day for the blog and take care of my 6-month in a nutshell, I'm on the border on having a nervous breakdown..(just kidding, but I really am looking forward to this break!)

Throughout all of this craziness of being a wife, new mother, full-time high school teacher, Sunday school teacher, and blogger I've come to realize I can NOT accomplish everything I need to accomplish in the flesh. If I don't ask the Holy Spirit to help me get through the day, I can become very cranky and overwhelmed. When we as ladies get stressed out we usually lose our "kindness" trait rather quickly. I ran across this quote the other day, and I loved it!

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Kindness is always fashionable. I love this because it's so true! Fur vests, blanket scarfs, and graphic tees are trendy and they will fade out. But, kindness will never "go out of style." Let us, as Christian ladies always strive to be kind to one another. "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." It's so easy to get stressed out around the holidays with all the busyness of life, but let's try to remember to always be kind. :)

We had another great week of #modmoddecemberstyle! Here's my looks from this past week.

Day 8: Gingerbread Neutrals

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Skirt: thrifted || Cardigan: Sierra Brooke || Boots: Shoe Carnival || Necklace: Rue 21

Day 9: Merry Mixing Patterns

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Skirt: JCPenney || Shirt: TJMaxx || Scarf: Charlotte Russe

Day 10: These Boots are Made for Walking

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Skirt: Ann Taylor || Shirt: Marshalls || Cardigan: JCPenney || Boots: Shoe Carnival

Day 11: Tights and Everything Nice

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Skirt: Thrifted || Shirt: TJmaxx || Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack || Tights: Target

Day 12: I Love My Blanket Scarf

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Scarf: eBay || Shirt: Target || Skirt: Thrifted || Shoes: Payless

Day 12: Winterized Maxi

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Maxi: JCPenney || Shirt: TJMaxx || Handbag: TJMaxx || Scarf: Charlotte Russe || Cardigan: Ross

And Today's outfit was Day 13: Red & Silver

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My little man was my accessory today. I love my little family! :)

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Have a great week! Remember be kind to everyone, because everyone is carrying a heavy burden.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Stretching Your Closet

This was the first week of our #modmoddecemberstyle challenge! (You can see it on my instagram: @lauren_modernmodesty) I love style prompts because they help me stretch my closet. If I didn't have style prompts to help me, I would just wait until the morning of and end up picking out a repeat outfit. But, with the style prompts, it forces me to plan and be creative with my outfits! I am so used to doing style challenges, that I don't think I could even get dressed without them anymore! :)

Here's my week of outfits!

Day 1: Feeling "Vest-ive" // I had this vest in a space bag in a closet. I totally forgot I even had it! I thought it was an "outdated" vest, but I made it look more modern by pairing it with a gingham shirt and riding boots!

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Vest: Carsons
Shirt: GH Bass & Co.
Skirt: Target
Boots: Shoe Carnival
Necklace: Maurices

Day 2: Crazy for Spots // If you follow my blog, you know I am obsessed with leopard! Almost everyday I have a piece on that's leopard print. But, I went a little wild with this outfit and paired a graphic tee and my leopard skirt!

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Cardigan: JCP
Skirt: JCP
Shirt: Old Navy
Booties; Nine West

Day 3: Maroon & Mustard // This is my favorite skirt of all time! It is so versatile, but I have never paired it with mustard! I love this combo, will have to try it again!

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Skirt: VanHeusen
Shirt: TJMaxx
Cardigan: Goodwill
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Day 4: Deck Your Neck // I found this necklace for $5 from Charlotte Russe! I paired it with my cobalt skirt and black & white peplum!

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Skirt: JCrew
Shirt: TJMaxx
Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Day 5: Gingham Style // Yes, I did wear this shirt and cardigan twice in one week. :) Hey, I told you I stretch my wardrobe! I don't repeat outfits, but I do repeat pieces often!!

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Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shirt: GH Bass & Co.
Cardigan: Goodwill
Boots: Shoe Carnival
Necklace: Maurices

I skipped day 6 (I have to have a PJ day at least once a week!)

Day 7: White as Snow // I wore this today to church. This skirt is way too big on me, but you can't tell with a long chambray over it...but don't come pull on it, it will hit the floor! ;)

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Skirt: Cato
Shirt: Marshalls
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Necklace: Forever 21
Booties: Nine West

We got our Christmas pictures back this week, thought I would share some with you!

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God Bless ♥

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Black Friday Finds

Hello!! I'm back from a week of much needed rest and relaxation. We flew to Chicago for the week to spend Thanksgiving with my in laws. It was so nice to see all of our family and friends! Luke had fun on his first flight, but didn't like the snow too much! (He takes after his mother) God was good to us and gave us a great vacation without any major events! We have SO much to be thankful for this year. We are so thankful for our handsome, little baby boy. He is so much fun! We love you, Luke!

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While I was in Northwest Indiana, I had a little Modern Modesty Meet-up so I could meet some of the ladies who I have known for a couple of years only through the internet! It was so nice to meet them face to face!

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Modern Modesty has grown more than I have ever imagined and I love being able to minister to thousands of Christian ladies every week. I felt like this graphic shirt fit this "ModMod" Meet-up perfectly. I am definitely living my dream!

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My sister in law and I went Black Friday shopping Thursday night, and to our surprise it was totally dead! Barely anyone was out! It was so weird! I got some cognac riding boots from Shoe Carnival for $19.98, some pants for Luke for $6, and I got the oh-so famous leopard cardigan from Target for $13! Since it was 70 degrees here in Florida today, I couldn't wear my boots, but I wore my new cardi! :)

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Cardigan: Target
Skirt: VanHuesen Outlet
Shoes: Goodwill
Necklace: Charlotte Russe

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What good deals did you get on Black Friday? Comment and share them :) God Bless ♥

I am having a closet sale! Check it out on Instagram: @modernmodestyclosetsale
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Younique's Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review

Ok, I have been seeing a million and one posts and groups being started selling these 3D Fiber Lashes and I was like what is this stuff!!?? So, I have a friend that sells it and I asked her what it was all about and she explained it to me, and I finally was like OK, enough looking at the long lashes pictures, I want them! :) So, I finally ordered it, and I love it so much I am writing a review and I did a video on how to do them!

I posted this before and after picture on Facebook yesterday and had tons of ladies asking where they could get some, so I just decided to have a 3-Day Online Lash Party! You can get some at that link for $29! I promise, you will love them! I am a cheapskate, but I finally decided to buy them, and I do NOT regret it! I can NOT do false eyelashes, but these give me the appearance of falsies with no hassle!

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Here's a tutorial video on how to apply your 3D Fiber Lashes when you get them! ;) If you're still doubting if they work, watch the video! :) PS. ((I am NOT a make-up artist, nor am I a, so it's a amateur video!))

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to Wear a Blanket Scarf

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So, my Zara inspired blanket scarf finally got here yesterday and I've been playing with it ever since! :) I was a tad shocked on how HUGE it really is! I figured I would do a post showing you how to fold it and wear it! Hope you enjoy! ♥

So when I said it was huge, I wasn't lying! It is a LITERAL blanket!

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The first step is to fold your scarf into a big triangle like so (it was super windy, sorry for the weirdness!)

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Second, you wrap the two ends around your neck and then you're going to tie them one time.

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Third, after you tie the ends, you bring them around the front.

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Ta-da! This is one way you can wear it! :)

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Or, you can do an extra step and tie the ends together and tuck them under the "triangle" and wear it like this:

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These are my favorite ways to wear the oh-so famous blanket scarf! (so far) By the way, if you live in a cold state, these are SUPER warm!! :) I will definitely be wearing mine in Chicago next week!

I made a collage of all the steps. Feel free to pin these steps on Pinterest for easy access for later by hovering over the picture and pinning it. :)

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