Modest Denim Skirt
When I was a teen, I lived for denim skirts–the darker the better. However, over the years I’ve strayed away from denim skirts because the dark wash denim skirts I loved tended to fade after two or three washes! Two years ago I found a denim skirt at Savers and wore that skirt until the buttons fell off. When SevenTwo Denim asked me to give one of their modest indigo denim skirts a test, I was happy to oblige! Continue reading →

Modest Maxi Dress With Sleeves
Oh. Hello there! Fancy meeting you here! School started nearly a month ago, so I have been total consumed with my new babies! Good ol’ sixth grade. I love these kids! I miss last year’s kids, but many of them show up like clock work once the bell rings at the end of the day (to visit…and raid my gummy bears, Starburst, and Skittles stash).

Did I tell you guys about the petition they started? Towards the end of school year, 100+ kids got together and started a petition for me to move up as a 7th grade teacher. It was very, very sweet. I got numerous emails over the summer asking if I was planning on becoming a 7th grade teacher for the 2015-16 school year, and I had to tell them no. When I saw the kids once school started, one of them said, “BUT WE STARTED A PETITION! THIS WAS A DONE DEAL!” I had to explain that that’s not how a petition works. His response? “Ugh. I hate the government.” Hahahahaha

I taught 7th grade two years ago, and woooooo! Seventh graders ain’t no joke, ya’ll! They are the middle children of middle school. Sixth graders are the babies, while 8th graders are the older children. Sixth graders still love you a little tiny bit, and many 8th graders are slightly more mature. Seventh grade? Jesus be a fence of protection! I’m still suffering from 7th grade PTSD! ;0)

Modest Maxi Dress With Sleeves
This is my fifth year of blogging, and I still can’t figure out the work-blog life balance. I’ve been thinking of changing my blog’s name, but I’ve had absolutely zero ideas about what I’d change it to. Anyone want to pitch in with some ideas?!

Modest Maxi Dress With Sleeves
Brandon and I celebrated our third year of marriage last Tuesday! Three years. T H R E E. Whewph. And nope. Still no babies. I love how six of my friends text me on our anniversary asking me when I’m going to have children. #realtalk: after teacher 145+ chirrens Monday-Friday, the last thing I want to do is come how to another child! I do NOT know how people do it!

Modest Style Blogger
I bought this maxi dress from Amazon last week; I took a chance because it was $26 and free shipping via Amazon Prime, and if it didn’t work out, I could send it back. The reviews were meh. You know how I always complain about those half slips they put under maxi dresses (I mean, seriously. Why bother?)? Well, this dress came with NOTHING! No slip. No lining. Just a sheer dress. I laughed. I just wore a sleeveless tank and one of my trusty jersey knit skirts underneath. If you want to buy this dress, know that it is LONG. I wore heels so it wouldn’t drag the ground, and the sleeves are long, too!

The dress comes in four colors, and you can buy it here.

I’ll be back tomorrow featuring a skirt SevenTwo Denim sent me. Check out their site!

I’m wearing a dress a bought from Amazon last week, a clutch purse I bought from the Alameda Flea right before my wedding three years ago, and some suuuuuper old black sandals (similar below).

San Francisco Hayes Valley
Sunshine in San Francisco
Yesterday I went and got my Senegalese twists redone (video on SnapChat; find me as mrsleo), so I spent some time in San Francisco. I’ve had a few people question if I live in San Francisco proper since I mention it so much, but nope! I live 30 minutes south of San Francisco, but my husband’s startup is in San Francisco, so we visit often.

I’ve had several people email me asking for things to do in San Francisco, and I’m always excited to share my tips and San Francisco goodies via email, but I’ve never written a blog post about things to do. I’ll have to write one at some point.

After my hair appointment, I trotted around Hayes Valley, got some yogurt from Loving Cup, and went to Cary Lane’s basement sample sale. Hayes Valley is one of my favorite San Francisco neighborhoods!

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Modest Workout Clothes

A few times a month I check in on my blog stats and look at the search terms people use to arrive at my site. Aside from curvy Pentecostal girl (join me in laughter), most people land here by searching for modest skirts, dresses, and…modest workout clothes. Sometimes I feel a little silly writing about modest workout clothes because I’m not sure how many ways I can say I-wear-jersey-knit-skirts-and-leggings, but in the words of Harry Cohn, “Give the public what they want.”

I think most people who don’t wear shorts, pants, and leggings as pants (UGH) know they’ll have to wear skirts to workout, so I don’t think I’m givin’ ya’ll brand new information here. Most ladies I’ve talked to on Instagram and Facebook admit the hardest part about modest workout clothes is—finding modest workout clothes!

For the most part, tops are easy to find. You can virtually wear any sweatshirt, hoodie, or top. I suggest Athleta, and I’ve had good luck Old Navy’s activewear tops (this top and this tank).  As far as modest workout skirts go, simply searching for exercise skirts will give you a variety of mini skirts to choose from, but not too many skirts that fall past the knees. I’ve used my Kosher Casual skirt and my HydroChic skirt for running, walking, hiking, and a variety of other exercises. I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but when these Old Navy skirts go on sale, I stock up (currently: $10 and an extra 30% with code SWEETDEAL).

From the image above: Old Navy skirt, Arcteryx A2B Tank , The North Face hoodie, Nike Free 5.0 running shoes, VANS backpack

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