Friday, February 24, 2012

Guest Post | Olivia Howard {Fresh Modesty}

Hey y'all! I'm Olivia Howard from Fresh Modesty, my fashion blog, and Working with Eager Hands, my sewing blog. I'm a big-town to smaller-country-town transplant who is ever-so-slowly realizing that heels aren't always practical. =P My goal as a blogger is to encourage girls to dress modestly and gracefully with flattering, classy style, moderation, and creativity because we are ambassadors of Christ.

Ashley was so kind to ask me to guest post! I think we all agree she and Gabrielle have one of the best fashion blogs around. =)

Like Natasha, another guest poster this month, I do not believe that being modest equals being frumpy. As girls, we can have so much fun with our clothes! There are booku ways to get creative with eclectic combinations and colors. =) From our hair to our toenails, we have so many options! =D My personal style has taken some twists and turns through the years. I'd probably describe it now as just oxymoronic- hearty/dainty/fresh/classic/hippie/modern/country/city/feminine/rustic. =P Maybe I'm just confused. ;)

What I'm wearing: Arizona Tank- JCPenny's | Gray sweater shirt- Khol's | Skirt- Made by me | Gray bow boots- Steinmart | Scarf- souvenir gift from Scotland | Hay- courtesy of hungry cows ;) | Jewelry- by Droplette

An exercise I sometimes do on my blog is give a brief explanation of what I think makes an outfit "work". Today's outfit is pretty easy- The cornflower blue playful skirt gives some color to the simple gray shirt and boots. The boots' height and slim style help give the midi-length skirt a slimming quality. The scarf gave some extra warmth and a bit of extra color and texture. I love wearing chokers with V-necks to draw attention to the face, while the long drop earrings are flattering to my face shape. I don't wear my hair in a ponytail often, but because I had crimped my hair the night before, it gave enough texture and volume to it for a ponytail to be interesting and necessary. =D

Just because heels aren't always practical doesn't mean we
shouldn't indulge. ;) Suede high-heeled boots are a weakness of mine and
yes, I jumped around the hay barn rafters in mine for y'all. :D Scroll through
my fashion blog archives and you'll see I do a lot of balancing on
precarious perches for pictures. *grin*

Thanks for thinking of me, Ashley!
Eep! Gabrielle & I adore your outfit, Olivia! Can we come to your house and raid your closet? *grin* Well, girls....Olivia is one of our favorite bloggers. We love her sewing projects & her outfits. We dearly want to meet up with her someday.


  1. Beautiful outfit and I love the background for your photos. :-)

  2. Love your outifit and your blog!

    High Heeled boots are a weakness of mine too, they are just too lovely!

  3. I looooove this outfit! Especially with the dash of plaid!


  4. OOOOOOO, that outfit is so cute!! i love your blog so much! :)

  5. I just love this whole outfit! I have a pair of boots sitting in my closet that I didn't know what to do with them, but I just might wear them with a skirt similar to this one now. :)


    p.s. I am off to follow Olivia's blogs!

  6. Love the outfit, so totatlly cute!

  7. LOVE LOVE this! Way to go Olivia! Love the outfit and pics!

  8. Olivia, you are so beautiful! I love how you pose while wearing your bow boots. Looks really matched with your sweater and scarf.

  9. Olivia, You are so beautiful and awesome. I love all of your outfits and your blog, and I really love those boots! I also have a "hearty/dainty/fresh/classic/hippie/modern/country/city/feminine/rustic" style! :)

  10. I love your entire outfit and was about to go online and purchase one similar for my teen daughter. Then I saw that you made the skirt yourself :( Can you tell us the pattern you used to make it? Thank you!
    Hannah's mom


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