Putting Together a Basic Holiday Outfit (& A Giveaway from the Modest Mom)

holiday outfit

  As you know, I am not a fashionista. Not yet, anyway. But, I am determined not to let my frumpiness get the best of me. Now that I have cleaned out my closet and streamlined a few things, I feel so much better getting ready in the morning. My kids are almost big enough […]

Interview with a Fashionista: Jessica Quirk

jq blue pea coat

My personal fashion journey, if we can call it that, continues as I learn how to choose the right clothes for me and to dress for success (read: feel comfortable) whether or not I leave my cave every day. Recently I had a chance to interview Jessica Quirk, fashion blogger from What I Wore as […]

Fall Wardrobe Essentials

fall wardrobe

I was pregnant with my 4th child, sitting in a McDonald’s playland, watching my older three boys play. I looked around me, eager to meet a friendly face in the new community we had moved to. The other moms were much more fashionable than I, lots of leather, make-up, and salon hair styles. Who knew […]

Use Pinterest to Find a New ‘Do

me and clipboard

Over the years I’ve used a number of bookmarking methods. Saving the url in my browser, stumbling it, and other such means worked, but sometimes I would forget where I bookmarked it. Pinterest is different. Since it’s visually driven, I tend to remember the photo associated with the post or webpage and I am better […]

Your Wardrobe: Learning to Mix and Match

mix and match wardrobe

I am the last one to claim Fashionista status. However, I finally realized that I needed to stop using my lack of natural giftedness as an excuse to be frumpy. I’m not talking about dressing to the height of fashion. Rather, I’m thinking about looking pulled together in such a way that I feel confident […]

Shopping for Clothing that Works


Last week I shared my wardrobe woes with you. I’ve been on a mission practically all summer to get my wardrobe under control. There were plenty of items that didn’t fit or didn’t work for me, as well as plenty that were stained and otherwise in need of retirement. Earlier in the summer my friend […]

Wardrobe Woes


My closet and I had an argument this month. It went something like this: This green dress really is beautiful. You haven’t worn it in two years. Yes, but, it’s modest; it’s got pockets; it’s bright and cheerful. It doesn’t fit and you have no fancy shindig to go to. It was expensive. So let […]

No More Scrunchies!


Springtime is here — and it’s cause for celebration! The weather is warming up, the sun shines a little longer each day, and the days just say, “Come out and play.” It’s time to put your hair up and get out and about. I was stunned when my friend Jen said that scrunchies were “out.” […]