Hello, my name is Rachel. I am married to an awfully cute boy named Rob (pictured above). We are Christians who like our rock music, movies, and some things artsy. We are proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. Care to see our past baby announcement?
This blog is about getting out of the cyclical mentality of insecurities (including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness) by redirecting our minds to dwell on “whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable….excellent or praiseworthy,” according to Philippians 4:8.
This blog is also about balancing our natural feminine appreciation of beauty with a degree of modesty, preserving our dignity as women by not feeling the need to give in to the media’s pressure.
à la mode is a French term meaning “in the current fashion or style.” The name À LA MODEST came from combining that term with the word modesty. The blog started out in 2010 as a modest fashion blog but is continually evolving to include aspects of my lifestyle that I believe will help others to know about.
Most of all, this blog is here to inspire! Without judgment. With beauty. With fashion. With faith.
I would love to have you join me in this journey!
Love In Christ,
Besides fashion and writing, I really like dystopian movies, post punk and new wave music, artsy things, and reading esoteric books. As far as fitness goes, I am a certified hatha yoga teacher and a Les Mills instructor. I am a somewhat social introvert who is not shy, but I wasn’t always like that.
In my hay day, I enjoyed the formality of giving public speeches and conducting live interviews and presentations. No idea where that is going to take me!
I am a housewife with mostly traditional values which ironically is seen as a radical in today’s ultra feminist world. A “Red Pill Woman,” as Reddit would call it.
Rob is smart. He was valedictorian of his high school and got a full ride scholarship to college studying math. He’s not a complete nerd though. Far from it! I married him partly because he’s super cool and plays music.
Besides similar interests in music and movies, Rob and I are also intrigued by conspiracy theories. He also has multiple chemical, food, EMF, and environmental sensitivities which led us to a complete change in lifestyle. We started a blog together on that topic.
Rob and I both work from home.
Here are some things I’ve written that might be of interest:
- The Story Behind à la Modest
- Salt & Light Apply to Clothing
- War on Women: What Would Women Do?
- The 7 Common Reactions to Style
- The Modern Woman’s Pre-Marital To-Do List
- Modesty DOES Matter: A Reply to Relevant Magazine
- Invisibility Cloak: The Desire to be Noticed
- Are You a Cosmo Girl or a Kosmios Girl?
- Modesty and Romance
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