Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 Grammys...left me...umm...speachless

The Grammys bring in an interesting crowd.  Those musicians are all so "interesting" and "unique" because they are "artists".  Anyway, I couldn't find a single modest dress that was worth posting, so I decided to pick what I like to call: "Ummm....excuse me, but did you forget to look in the mirror before your left." 

(All these photos come from INSTYLE magazine, which has quite useful fashion info.)

Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine

 Nicki Minaj


Seriously actually wore these in public??  Sadly this was not all of them.  I could do a dozen posts on the crazies in Hollywood.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

not 21

There are a few modest fashion bloggers that I like to follow.  They are more adventurous than I am.  They mix prints and patterns, and funky pieces together that I would never think of.  Of course it looks great.  But the kicker is that they are all twenty-something.  Which in and of itself is fine, except, it makes me feel old.

Elaine at Clothed Much is always encouraging us to "break rules" when it comes to fashion.  I have several rules that I just can't seem to overcome, and I think they are aging me.

I have trouble with....

  • mixing patterns
  • wearing brown and black together
  • trying new trends (it took me forever to get a pair of skinny jeans)
  • Wearing HIGH heels.  The highest ones I have are a lamo 3 inches.  (And I usually reserve those for church were I sit most of the time and come home immediately and put on my slippers)  
Don't you think I need these 4-1/2 " hotties from Jessica Simpson?  You can buy them HERE from Zappos.  I sooo need a pair.

  • I have curly hair.  Ok. so this is not actually a rule or even clothes for that matter, but the problem is curly hair isn't exactly "in".  I'm not talking about barrel roll curls like Taylor Swift, I'm talking about kinky, curly, looks like I just had an 8o's perm sort of hair.  How many stylish people do you see around with that kind of hair?  A few, maybe, but not many.  And PLEASE don't write and tell me how you think my hair is beautiful and you wish you had it, because you don't.  Occasionally someone will stop me and tell me they love my hair, but they are never cute,young and stylish.  It's always when I'm shopping at Walmart and they are either old or look like they stepped out of the trailer park. (Not that there's anything wrong with trailers, I grew up in one myself...but you know what I mean.)  And I don't want to straighten it every day because it takes too long.  End of story.
  • And I desperately need a makeup artist to come teach me some new tricks.  I have been doing my makeup the same for way too long. 

Friday, January 28, 2011


What a pop-star that believes in modesty?  Incredible!  

Jonna Christensen is a Finnish Pop-Star who celebrates the value of modesty in our lives.  
Momon Times quoted her saying, “I used to think I enjoyed the attention that you get when you're dressed in revealing clothes, but, like I say in my song, it did not fill up the hole I had inside of me," she said. "I wasn't really looking for that kind of attention, I was looking for love. And I have experienced in my life that it is very rare to find love where lust is."  Read the full story HERE.

Watch her music video below or here she lives on the other side of the world...but influencing people none-the-less.  Bravo!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

golden globe modesty?

Award show season is upon us.  As I watch the red carpet, I love to see the beautiful gowns.  Gowns that cost more than my house, but beautiful none-the-less.  I always take special note of those that wear dresses that don't bare all.  Is there such a thing?  Last year I found two so-so dresses from the 2011 Emmys.

And now for the 2011 Golden Globes....Drum roll please....

Angelina Jolie

Sparkling Emerald Green - Atelier Versace

Only someone with a tall, lean body like Angelina's could pull this dress off properly. My short and stubby 5'2" frame could never handle such a dress, but I think she looks lovely.  And as E! Fashion Police so eloquently put it, "Angie's worn this style plenty of times—though this one has a more vintage feel—but she always owns it, like she's a wicked queen ruling the red carpet"

Scarlett Johansson
Elie Saab dress

While this dress has a plunging neckline, it is more modest than most on the red carpet.  As Elle magazine noticed, it had "just the right amount of romance".

Did you find any others?

While these get a thumbs up for modesty, they get a thumbs down for "ick" factor. Emma Stone, Leighton Meester