Back To School shopping can be hard sometimes. But don't worry, we created a style guide for you so you don't have to worry about it!
Pick up this darling dress from Sexy Modest. It comes in three different colors and is super comfortable. The stretchy fabric lets your little one play her heart out without compromising on looking cute!
Worried about the weather changing? Our Girlee Halftees come in different sleeve lengths for your little to stay warm no matter what!
Everyone knows Freshly Picked kills it with their baby moccasins. But what about our when our girls get older? Freshly Picked created the cutest sandals for our young ones. They come in four different colors and feature a custom prong-free buckle that makes the sandals easy to put on and take off!
Last but not least, we thought everyone needed something to commemorate their summer memories with. Chatbooks is the perfect thing! For only $8 a book, you can link up your Instagram account to their app and after 60 photos, it automatically prints it out and ships it to your doorstep! You won't have to forget the best summer ever when you can flip through your photo book anytime!
Enter our Instagram giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive:
- Kids pocket tee dress from @modestshoppin
- Girlee long-sleeved @halftee
- Kids sandals from @freshlypicked
- Cotton bow clip from @babyblingbows
- $25 credit for @chatbooks
Enter the giveaway!
We are going to talk about how to pack light for vacation, and how Halftees can help you transition several different dresses and tops to make the outfits to look different. This way you’re not packing so much but you’re getting lots of different looks with Halftee.
A: Noelle is the travel expert. She has traveled a ton! But I don’t know if she’s so much of a packing-light expert. I remember traveling to Germany a couple of years ago with her and she lost her huge bags, and I was secretly excited because of how big it was. If we would've had to travel around Germany with that darn bag--oh it was so bad, she was devastated. It all came back and eventually worked out.
N: It didn’t come back for about 5 days, but this is what I learned about packing: you do not bring a check-in suitcase. You really have to have a carry-on suitcase with you because almost always there are mishaps when you check a bag. At least three times my checked bag has gotten lost going to Europe.
I’m one of those people that have to have a lot of things because I’m always thinking what if you need a dress or a pair of dressy shoes or tennis shoes or whatever-you just never know. I have learned to pack so much stuff in a teeny little suitcase, get everything in there, carry it on, throw it in your overhead compartment on the airplane and it’s with you!
Here is how I do it: I’m telling you, I can pack about three pairs of jeans, a couple different shirts, and a couple different dresses. The thing is, I probably air on the high side of the makeup and the shoes, but when it comes to the clothes this is what’s super fun about Halftees. We can have a few dresses, a few tops, and intermix them with different styles of Halftees. So on my trips, I always bring the tank, always bring the ¾-because what if it gets a little chilly, always the basic, and a lace because sometimes I want to dress things up.
What I can do is pick out a few basic dresses, and maybe I’m putting a tank under it, maybe I’m putting a lace under it, or maybe a basic--do you see where I’m going with this? Intermixing Halftees with basic pieces like these changes the whole look and saves all the excess space Halftees avoid in your suitcase.
How to keep it tight: I roll my clothes so that I can stack more makeup into it. I can layer up my dresses, shirts, one jacket, some beachy pants, t-shirts, and a few different styles of Halftees all in a carry-on and still have plenty of room left.
I also found that cute makeup bags are the most efficient way to store makeup and keep things as flat as possible. They just spread out.
It is so refreshing to pack light because you have less stuff to drag around.
A: I travel really heavy with skirts, because I feel like skirts are lighter--they can be dressed up or they can be dressed down. I throw in a basic, a fun color for a tank so I can get a pop of color, and I’ll pack literally two or three skirts. I’d rather go to Disneyland in a skirt anyday than jean shorts. That’s my two cents: Skirts are the way to go.
N: I could literally roll and layer my clothes forever. The most important point is that I’m trying to scale back on the clothes, and amp up the shoes and the makeup. You can do that by adding a few Halftees so you can swap your shirts and get different looks with different styles of Halftees.
Where do you go on vacation? How do you pack light? What are some of your tricks that you like to do when you pack your bags and try to pack as much as possible? Throw some fun colors in there like stripes, and pinks, and blues. It really looks like a different outfit with new Halftees under them. Happy vacationing!
With the Nordstrom Anniversary sale going on, we thought it would be fun to show you some of our picks that would go perfectly with a HALFTEE! And even better than that--all of our tops we've picked are UNDER $50!
This top is the perfect fit and feel, with just a little too deep of a neckline. That's why we love the CAMI Halftee--just a hint of coverage without the bulk.
How darling is the scallop on this tank? Such a great comfy jersey-knit top you an dress up or down. The 3/4 LACE Halftee will dress this top up and add the coverage you want to cover up your arms.
We are obsessed with this top!! The bows, the stripes, the sleeves, it's all too good. If you don't like to show your shoulders, grab a BOYFRIEND Halftee to throw under it!
You can never have enough basic tees, especially this trendier one that perfectly frames your face. Since no one wants to see your plunging neckline, a TANK Halftee will add a little more character + coverage.
This new take on the classic button-down shirt flows so well, with a drapey style you'll never want to take off. Add a hint of elegance and lace with our TANK LACE Halftee.
BP. knows how to make the perfect slouchy tee with just enough of a casual, laid-back style. The PEEKABOO Halftee is great for tops like this when you want to dress it up just a notch.
We are SO excited to tell you about our four new products we are releasing this summer! Modest Base Layering Tops are essential for all wardrobes. We have been talking about selling these products for forever, people have been emailing us constantly begging for these products, and we are so happy to tell you that they are coming! Let's dive right into the four new styles we’re going to sell...
We talked to owners Amanda and Noelle to get a glimpse into their busy moms beauty routine and how they achieve their flawless face.
Amanda: My beauty regime is much shorter than Noelle’s. It is very simple, only 5 steps. My goal is 30 minutes and done. If I can’t get showered, dressed, hair done, and makeup on in 30 minutes, I have to cut something out.
I start by washing my face in the shower. Then I put on my favorite Mary Kay moisturizer and foundation (1) using my hands- no sponge or brush. In the last six months Noelle told me I needed to start filling in my eyebrows, since they are the most important feature that frames your face. Noelle also made me buy the Dior eyebrow pencil (2), it works really well and I actually love it. After filling in my brows, I put on some Mary Kay mascara (3). I’ve been a loyal Mary Kay girl since I was 16.
I use the same pencil that I fill in my brows with to add some eyeliner, because it’s annoying to get a whole new brush for that. I add a little blush on my cheeks- if I’m feeling real snazzy I’ll use some lipstick or lipgloss for that. But normally I use my good old Covergirl blush (4) that’s been kicking for three years now. That’s all I really do in the morning. Oh, I also love throwing some Aussie Total Miracle Dry Shampoo (5) in my hair because I don’t love washing my hair everyday. It’s amazing and smells really good.
Nolle: I’m at least an hour and a half. And that’s just showering and hair, not even including makeup. Lately I’ve been jazzed about this Sunday Riley face wash (1). It’s a hydraulic cream. I use it with my Clarisonic (2), everyone should be using one when they’re over 40. It helps with the dullness, wrinkles, and makes your face feel more bright.
Then I put my Sunday Riley hydraulic cream (4) on with a couple drops of a booster serum that takes away the puffiness in my face. After that, depending on what my face looks like, I might use Retin-A (5). I think you need to use that everyday, preferably at night. I let that soak into my face for a bit.
I am a big advocate for primers on your face. Everyone has been saying I’m looking brighter and younger, and the secret is the Trish McEvoy primer (6). It’s my favorite one. After letting that soak in, I put on my foundation with a sponge. A sponge (3) makes the foundation go on so much better than brushes especially with wrinkles. I’m not a fan of using my fingers, because when you do, oil and dirt get on your face causing breakouts.
Then I bounce over to the brows and the mascara. I am picky about all of those. I also love contouring with a contour kit (7), the ones that have three eyeshadows, a couple contours, a little bit of bronzer and blush. I recently tried one I really love from It Cosmetics. If you’re looking for a palette that’s pretty inexpensive, it’s an all-in-one product that you can take on the go so you don’t have to pack a ton of make-up.
Botox: We have to be real here and confess that we are advocates to preventative maintenance when it comes to wrinkles. Which might mean botox, and maybe fillers. To be honest, we really love botox. The moment Amanda got it, her whole face immediately looked amazing as she thought “woah, I look really good!!” It’s a good thing, don’t be afraid to try it because you might love it.
Brows: We can’t emphasize this enough. Brows frame your face. If you do nothing else, put your brows on, add a little mascara and then lipgloss. That is really the most important thing! If you’re doing a nice skin care regimen using a Clarisonic to prep your face keeping it nice and fresh to look bright and awake, those three things are all you need.
If you don’t have your eyebrows done, pencil them in everyday. Or even get them microbladed. It’s a new thing that Amanda actually tried and loved. If you are afraid of the tattooing, microblading is perfect because it is a little bit more on the surface and will fade away eventually. Microblading or even tattooing your brows look very natural but you will wake up with a nice framed face, making you feel like a million bucks because you are taking care of your skin.