Couple with bichon and maltese

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’re also expecting our first baby this November! Care to see our baby announcement?

The Blog

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!


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.


Here are some things I’ve written that might be of interest:

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