Spring Cleaning

Are you one of those Spring Cleaners? I am! We had the whole week off school this past week, and we had such a great break! We cleaned, relaxed, and even went to the beach one day! When I was sitting at home, I got the bright idea to clean out my closet. (It was exploding and it was a hot mess!) I had been wanting to clean it out for a while, but didn't have the time. Now, that I was home all week, I had no excuses! After I cleaned it out, I felt so refreshed and so much more organized! I thought I might help and encourage you all to do the same!

I don't know if you are like me...but I am a clothes HOARDER! I seriously get emotionally attached to clothes. Especially if I have special memories wearing them. But, I don't want to end up on the show "Hoarders: Buried Alive" one day..lol! So there are a couple of guidelines I have to set up when I am cleaning out my closet. This is my mental checklist I follow to see if I should get rid of an item or not.

Get rid out it if....


One Skirt, 9 Ways

If you have followed me for a while, you know that I am a very big believer in remixing my closet! I love to find many different ways to wear the pieces in my closet. I try my hardest not to repeat an outfit. Today, I'm going to show you 9 different ways you could style a maxi skirt. I got this maxi skirt from Martin's.

Martin's is a great store with phenomenal customer service. Their website has a lot of cute dresses, skirts, tops, and sandals! All of my followers can get 15% off of your purchase using the code: modernmodesty15. I hope you find lots of cute for the spring and summer!

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Style Tips for Men

I've done a post about men's style one time before, and it was a hit, so I thought I would take another post and help a brother out! ;)

I know MOST of my readers are ladies, so this will help you, HELP (not nag or pester) the man in your life. Some of you might have very stylish husbands by their own doing, yay for you! I have a very style-conscious husband. (I'm glad, because I couldn't handle being responsible for dressing him too!) So, this post is more for the ladies who have husbands who let them do their shopping for them, or pick out their clothes for them.

First of all, most of the time we only think style is for ladies. But, that is not true at all! It is not feminine at all for men to be well-dressed and sharp! Especially for men who are in influential positions such as Preachers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, etc. Sharp, well-fitting clothing encourages others to take you more seriously. My husband is a teacher and a preacher, so he has to dress sharp every day of the week! I am going to use him as my model! (A handsome one in my opinion, too! ;) )

I'm going to give some tips I've learned from my husband, to help you and your husband understand the basics of a sharp man's wardrobe!

1. Every man needs at least one classic suit. The two most classic color suits to have is navy blue and charcoal gray. My husband actually only has 3 suits he wears on a regular basis. He owns dark navy, khaki, and gray suits. When you are buying a suit, make sure it is tailored to fit your husband's body. I've never seen a suit look sharp right off a rack! My favorite suit on my husband is his navy suit!

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The Perfect Pencil Skirt

I've been on the hunt for the perfect fitting pencil skirt, for ALL body types, and I think I have finally found it! Jade MacKenzie has a new line of Premium Knit Pencil skirts! They are gorgeous and fit perfectly! They are 26 inches long, which is a modest length for all heights, and fully lined. They are made out of a super comfortable, stretchy medium-weight knit. I was so excited to receive the Black & White Polka Dot Skirt to try out! I think it is my new favorite skirt, I want one in every color!

Here's how I styled the Jade MacKenzie pencil skirt.

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We had a guest preacher 2 weeks ago and he preached on walking in the Spirit vs. walking in the flesh. I was super convicted and I decided to get serious about asking the Holy Spirit to guide me throughout my day. I have to be very careful to not get in the flesh as I teach. My first and most important goal as a Christian School teacher is to teach my students to love and serve God. As a result of teaching them, I pray they receive good character, ethics, and respect, then of course learn their Math!

I've been starting my classes with a Bible verse, devotion, and prayer for the first 10 minutes, and they love it. I get to share with them what I got from the Bible that morning, and teach them what I wish I knew when I was their age. One thing I taught them last week was about I Timothy 6:10, "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

This verse really spoke to me and I wanted to help my students understand that the LOVE of money is not going to bring joy and happiness, like every one thinks it will. I started out by telling them, there is nothing wrong with having money, of course, we have to have money to live, but it's the LOVE and obsession of having money that is the root of evil. Most high schooler's goals are to go to college and get a good-paying job. I told them that was one time my goal too, until I surrendered my dreams and asked God to show me what HE wanted me to do. When I was 15, He called me to go into full time Christian service.

I'm not so naive to think that God wants all my students to be in full time ministry, but I do believe God wants everyone to serve Him with their lives. I told them, "If God is calling you to be a nurse, then go to PCC, where the nursing program is Biblically based and you would be saturated with the Bible and godly friends. If God is calling you to be a lawyer, then go be the best Christian lawyer you can be, like David Gibbs. There is nothing wrong with having a secular job, as long as your life is revolved around furthering the Gospel and you are in the center of His will."

When I was 15, I understood what Jesus did for me on the cross, and I couldn't help but give my life to Him, since He gave his life for mine. I pray that who ever is reading this, that first of all you know Jesus as your Savior, (if you don't read my faith section), and second of all that you will give God control in your life. If you trust Him with your soul, I promise you can trust Him with your life!

With these morning devotions being my first priority lately, I've been keeping my outfits very simple and easy. The title of this blog post is K.I.S.S. standing for keep it simple sweetie! When you don't feel like being super creative and trendy, you don't have to fall back on a jean skirt, sneakers, and a big t-shirt! You can still look classy! Here's some of my super quick and simple outfits from this week!

Simple Outfit #1:
All you need is a colored skirt, chambray shirt, and any statement necklace, & BOOM, easy, classy outfit complete!

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My First Rocksbox

Hello lovelies! As many of you know, I love my ipsy bag subscription I receive every month. But, something I love more than make-up... is jewelry! Have you heard of Rocksbox? It's a subscription based service that provides jewelry when you do a quick style survey on their website.

Rocksbox members pay a flat rate of $19/month to get access to a personalized rotating closet of designer jewelry, sent in sets of three at a time. But get this. You don’t actually have to purchase the pieces you wear. That’s right! You can wear them for as long as you want, and when you’re ready for a change, send them back with the pre-paid label and receive three more pieces. And, you can send your box back as many times as you want each month, and you will just pay $19.00. How fun is that!!? Don’t worry, if you receive something you can’t bear to part with, you can purchase it — and your price is 20% off the retail price. (Use the code modernmodestyxoxo to receive your first Rocksbox FOR FREE! This exclusive offer for my readers ends on April 1, so don’t delay!)

I received my first Rocksbox and I absolutely love it! It came in such adorable, personalized packaging. I was SO excited to open it and see what was inside.

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