Hey y’all! Welcome to the new and improved Fresh Modesty Blog! There’s all sorts of changes I’m so excited to finally share with you! I’ve gained some clarity on the purpose, vision, and practical aspects of Fresh Modesty that I’m so inspired to share as well, so let’s get started! 

First off, how do you like the new design/layout? As Fresh Modesty expands across the web and into Fresh Apparel, I wanted the brand to be clear and distinguishable across all the many platforms I’m now managing. For your convenience, here is a list of where you can get Fresh content. Click on the words to be taken to that page:

I hope you follow on at least one of the many social media sites, but I would most especially appreciate if you would sign up for the email newsletter. Right now I am only sending one out every two weeks or so, but soon I will be moving towards emailing every blog post with sidebar highlights of what’s happening on social media and with Fresh Apparel so you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look around the new menu pages, sidebar features, and sponsors and let me know what you think and if you find anything broken/whacky!

Speaking of sponsors, I would like to share why I’ve finally opened up to having ads on Fresh Modesty. Until this past year I had the mindset that FM is a ministry, so I shouldn’t be financially compensated for blogging. That is still my purpose for sure, but I realized that sponsorships/affiliate links are a win-win for the reader and blogger, not a sell-out. By working with companies who I trust and admire, I am able to share with you resources that you may not have taken notice of otherwise and at the same time I am blessed with additional income to further the kingdom. If you are concerned or curious about how I use these funds, feel free to contact me. If you would like to sponsor Fresh Modesty, please check out the new Sponsor page!

Would y’all like to hear about my fabulous new posting plan? For the last month or so I’ve felt totally scattered and like I had too many ideas, not enough time, and like I was throwing posts at you with no rhyme or reason. Sharing my outfits in a simple format is nice and according to the post ideas survey, y’all really like that, so it will continue. But I feel like there’s so much more I could be communicating all across the spectrum of topics! So, I have a plan to do just that and in an orderly way.

I present: The Fresh Modesty Posting Plan. The idea is that I will have about a dozen different types of posts and each type will come once a month. So, for example, here is what September’s schedule, Lord willing, will look like:

I’d like to give a short overview of what each type of post will contain and why I believe they will be an encouragement to you:

Awk+Awe | Casual Outfit – Awk+Awe is a great way for y ‘all to read a little bit about my life and the situations that I come across in day-to-day living and get some laughs. I’ve usually shared a casual outfit in these posts as well, so that will continue. Although I would love to do Awk+Awe more than once a month, it takes a lot more time than you would think, so I’m going to have to limit it during my current season of life and so I can focus on the other kinds of posts.

Church Outfit—Self-explanatory. In the past I have summarized sermon notes on these posts as well, but I don’t have 6-8 hours on Monday to devote to that anymore, so I’ll probably just chit-chat as I share. 🙂

Wardrobe Basics—When building (and continually refining) a modest wardrobe, it is greatly beneficial to take a step back and focus on the vital few instead of the trivial many, to borrow a phrase. So in this series I will be covering what I consider the most important items in a given category. For example, September will be Top 8 Skirts I recommend and in October we’ll cover the modest wardrobe’s Fall Essentials. I’m really excited about this series!

Friends of Fresh Modesty—Yes, it’s coming back! I have a lot of great submissions already and am looking forward to what else y’all will have for me to feature! I will probably share four outfits per post, per month. If you would like to submit an outfit to be featured, please click here to read the guidelines and new submission email address.

Sponsor Post—This will be a round-up of all the businesses and blogs that are sponsoring Fresh Modesty and will include any special promotions/sales that y’all might like to know about and possibly a review or two, so you’re not going to want to skip them!

Farm Outfit—or another type of active, working-hard ensemble. This could be more modest workout attire, what I threw on to chase cows, or what I was wearing when I got roped into a yard game. The intent is to show that modesty is applicable in all of life’s situations and not as hard as it can sometimes seem.

Month’s Favorites—So often lately I’ve been doing or using something and thought, “Wow, I love this so much! Wish I had a reason to blog about it.” Things like a new handcream, a podcast, a style of shirt, a new throwpillow, the joy of using a pen and paper… little bits of life and productive living that I think you will love as well.

Dressing Down Skirts—I started this series back in June with a very positive response. I know I for one have a lot of dressy skirts that are great, but there are only 52 Sundays a year, ya know? So this will focus on making your wardrobe pieces more multi-purpose with some creative pairing and accessories. This will stretch me in a good way, I think. 😀

Let’s Talk—A series that simply shares what’s on my heart about something. These will be topics pertinent to young women like me who want to live deliberately and positively. I have so many issues I would like to chat with y’all about and I’m really excited to make this a regular thing as I work through life, just like you.

Concealed Carry Outfits—hehe, I have no idea what kind of response this type of post will get, but I know it’s a need I have so maybe others have it as well. 😀 This will be a series for the over 21 crowd, or over 18 if you live in Arizona. 😉 I know a lot of women who would like to conceal carry a gun for safety, but are having trouble finding modest outfits and holsters that work with their build/petite frame and fashion sense. I’m currently working with T.Rex Arms to develop some super practical women’s holsters and solve some of the problems that we have as women trying to conceal. This series will include outfits with pants, so even if you aren’t looking to conceal hopefully you’ll gain some inspiration from the approach I take to wearing pants modestly.

How To | Make/Style/Solve a Problem—In the past, I’ve covered things like How to | Style a T-shirt, How To | Make a Swimsuit Modest, etc. This theme will continue and we will look into How To | buy jeans, shop for skirts on ThredUP, stay warm in the winter, stay cool in the summer, sleep stylishly, not look like a marshmallow from layers, and more! 😉

Reader Questions + Outfit—I get a LOT of questions from y’all on a bazillion different topics and I rarely get a chance to answer them. Hopefully by devoting some time to this each month I’ll be able to finally do that! I’ll break these text-heavy posts up with outfit photos, since that’s the whole reason y’all read anyway. 😉

Make-Up/Beauty/ Natural Living Tips—One of the most-requested post topics ever on Fresh Modesty, this series will most likely be very simple, but that’s the whole point of natural living, right? These may be video tutorials, product round-ups, make-up guides, and maybe even some health tips I’m really excited about.

So, that’s what’s coming to the FM Blog! I’m so excited to have a plan and I hope you approve! Structure is a beautiful part of life and the intent is that this will allow Fresh Modesty to thrive at its fullest potential. 

One of the new features of this blog I’m most excited about is the Inspiration Categories page. There you will find images you can click on to be taken to posts that are tagged in that category. Thankfully since the beginning of FM I’ve been pretty good about neatly organizing the posts, so you can click on an image and see some posts that, as a newer reader, you may not have seen before! 
This also means that if you’re ever in a pinch and need some quick inspiration for, say, a casual occasion, you can pop onto that page and click to see some relevant outfit ideas.

I’m so anxious to hear y’alls thoughts on these updates! The more I think and pray, the more excited I get about the incredible gift you and I have been given -each other. I feel a huge burden to inspire young women to live lives of purpose for the glory of God and I am so thankful that you, my reader, are passionate about this as well. Y’all bless me so much and I hope you are encouraged by my attempts to communicate how we as women should be beautiful through and through. 

And finally, I’ve had lots of requests for blog buttons lately, so here are two that I would so appreciate you sharing:

Fresh Modesty
Fresh Modesty
Fresh Modesty
Fresh Modesty

Now, talk to me! Have you signed up for the newsletter? Do you like the new design? What are your thoughts on the posting plan? What are you most looking forward to? Other thoughts? Comments? Disappointments? Ideas? Thank you SO MUCH for reading Fresh Modesty. This is a joyous journey.

84 thoughts on “What’s Up | Fresh Modesty, Refreshed!”

  1. Oh it sounds so cool! I'm totally excited! Can I ask why "The Head Covering Movement" is linked on the side? I've never seen you with a head covering in your Church clothing posts.

    Keep up the really cool work!


    1. I actually wear a headcovering to church every week! I just usually have taken it off by the time I take outfit photos. Most of my older church outfit photos do have my hats, I've just neglected it during photos lately due to not feeling well. 🙂 HCM is also a sponsor for this month. 🙂

  2. Love your new blog design!! It's fresh, clean, and professional – just lovely.

    I have signed up for the newsletter and am looking forward to your future posts (I particularly appreciate your "Let's Talk" series:).

    ~ Moriah

    P.S. The link in this post under "Friends of Fresh Modesty" doesn't work.

  3. 1) I love the new comment feature 🙂
    2) I love the new design! Very professional and stylish.
    3) I'm excited about your new posting plan. 🙂

    Thanks for the update, Olivia! I'll definitely be looking around the blog some more today.

    dance a real

  4. I kinda miss the old design (Color/style), but love the new organization! Makes it much easier to look back at old posts.

    Is that great pic of you (the one that you used as the background for your 'Imagination vs. Inspiration' post) not going to be your main pic anymore? I love that picture of you. 🙂

    I don't mean to sound selfish (well, maybe a little. What can I say? I love your blog!) but are you always going to be this busy or is this just a temporarily crazy season of life for you?

    Blessings as you take the next steps on God's path for your life! You are such a blessing to us all. 🙂

    1. Hey Abby!
      Thanks! Yeah, that's one of my favorite pictures too. 🙂 Sadly the colors in it don't match the new color scheme, which will coordinate with the Fresh Apparel website when it's ready. 🙂
      Life never seems to slow down for me… but hopefully that won't affect my new determined blogging schedule. 🙂 Blessings!

  5. Wonderful job, Olivia! I'm especially excited about the posting plan. 🙂 One minor glitch, but it's no big deal- on your comment form, it says "Fresh Modesty is fashion blog" instead of "Fresh Modesty is *a* fashion blog"… just a little technical thing that I noticed. Besides that, it looks awesome! May God bless you in all of your endeavors!

  6. I found your blog right before your break. I'm soo glad you're back; the new site looks great! I've been showing my daughter (14 years old) the site and she likes it too. 🙂

  7. Well done, Olivia! The new design is such a welcome refresh! I know how overwhelming and stressful web design & coding can be, so well done on this job 🙂 Also, I am excited about the new posting plan!

    God bless,


  8. I absolutely love your rethinking and reorganizing everything! It helps me to see this blog as more than just something to read when there's nothing better to do, but as a resource for encouragement and inspiration, both practically and spiritually.

    I have signed up for the newsletter, and I am super excited to see all the fun topics coming up, especially Let's Talk and Wardrobe Basics (I seem to be at a loos when it comes to a well-structured wardrobe). I'm also really looking forward to your being able to include things that you couldn't find a reason to post before.

    I'm not disappointed by anything; actually, I'm really impressed and pleased by all the changes. I can't wait to read all the posts coming up!

  9. Hi Olivia!

    I am so excited for September now! Haha! Love all of this!

    Just a quick question, I tried to sign up for what I thought was the newsletter, it said I was already subscribed, but I haven't received anything, so I'm thinking I didn't do it correctly. Would you be able to tell me how to sign up, or is there a link you could send me? Thanks so much! God Bless your work!

  10. Oh, Olivia! The new blog layout, design, and overall look is lovely! The serene color tones are inviting, and I really, really like how everything is organized. Wonderful job!

    The only thing I'm personally not a huge fan of are the ads… I never have been one to enjoy lots of things pulling for my attention. 😉 BUT, we are all different! And it most certainly isn't enough to make me stop visiting your blog, haha. 🙂

    Way to go on a job well done — I'm sure this has certainly been a process for you. Thank you, once again, for your ministry here. Your efforts are appreciated, and your vision to inspire young women is a definite blessing and encouragement!

    hugs and prayers,

    1. Ahhhh I so wish I had time for that. I have some ideas for maybe some of the slower winter months, but probably not anything very soon. :-/ I'll be posting pictures on Wednesday on here of the Bridesmaid dress I made. Other than that I haven't done any sewing for quite some time. 🙁

  11. The whole blog layout is beautiful, Olivia! Feminine and professional. Love it! The Inspiration Categories will be very helpful and it looks like there's a lot to look forward to this month! =)

    1. Me too Maria! I don't carry now, 'cause I'm too young, but I definitely will when I'm old enough!
      Looking forward to the concealed carry posts and everything else, Olivia!!
      Love, Elsie R.

  12. I love the changes!! I was so excited to click on your page this morning to see your new look. I like (and have already used) your buttons on my blog (dayattheshore.blogspot.com). And I'll be interested to see your concealed carry outfits, along with everything else. 🙂

  13. I am so psyched about this new plan!! Now I'll know exactly what to expect on the blog, and I LOVE all that you're planning to post! But perhaps I'm most especially excited about Friends of Fresh Modesty returning!! I loved that aspect of the blog. Of course I'm signed up for the newsletter, wouldn't not be for the world!

    The new blog design certainly looks more professional, but I have to admit I almost kind of miss the casual, ordinary, original look and style of the blog! I'm sure it won't take too long for me to get used to it, though, and I'm so happy you ministry is taking flight so! I continue to keep you in my prayers, especially now!

  14. I love the new schedule! Sounds like a ton of fun/helpful material coming up! I'm really excites about the conceal carry posts you will be doing. I've had a hard time trying to find some holsters/ideas for concealing. Thanks again for all of the time you put into this blog! I never miss a post!

  15. I am SO excited for ALL the upcoming posts! (Especially handgun concealment/farming style!!) They are all right up my alley! Thank you so much for the time and effort you are putting into this blog! It is a blessing.
    Walking with Him,

  16. Everything is so beautiful! It feels like a whole website rather than a simple blog. And a well-organized website, too! I think the "Inspiration Categories" is ingenious! (Seriously, it must have been quite a job, so thank you for going the extra mile there.)Organized by Color, Occasion, Garment, and more?!! SO COOL!!! I know I will use that again and again!

    Oh, and I love the blue lace design all over! (though I sort of miss the colorful ombre-ish style of the words FRESH MODESTY on the old design…)

    And the new content is all going to be brilliant, but I'm especially excited for the 'Wardrobe Basics' and 'Dressing Down' posts!

  17. I've followed your blog for a while now and I've never commented before. I really appreciate your desire to dress modestly in a world where even most "Christians" don't. I like your new blog design! There's just one thing that confuses me. What do you mean when you talk about concealed carry outfits? Do you always carry a gun with you wherever you go? I guess I just don't get it. It may be because I'm from Canada:). Joanne

    1. Haha, I wondered if that would be strange to folks who aren't around that culture! 🙂 I don't usually carry one around the house with me, but if I go out I'm wearing one 75% of the time at least. I live in the country so I want to always be ready to shoot a snake or rabid raccoon, even if I'm just checking the mail. I also feel a lot more comfortable doing errands in town alone knowing I have a way to defend myself. 🙂 Hope that clears some confusion! Thanks for commenting!

  18. I'm impressed with how amazing the website looks, now! Just how did you do it? 😀
    Love the new posting schedule and I'm beyond excited to see your future posts!

    Blessings! I'll be praying for your health.


  19. The updates look great! I am looking forward to all of the new stuff, but the concealed carry styles are really exciting news! It's definitely something I need all the help I can get on. 🙂

  20. Everything looks much better. I am really looking forward to the new schedule and posts. I especially am interested in the "Lets Talk" series. Keep up the good work! ~Hannah Ison

  21. Love the logo! I like your redesign overall, but I think the new logo is especially nice and crisp and really perfect for what you're doing. I've followed you on Instagram to see what happens over there.

    I know you say that you won't have time to do full sermon notes, but I wonder if you'll still give us maybe a brief overview of the 'theme' of the sermon, or what verses they were on and the very general content? I enjoyed your sermon recaps quite a bit, in large part because your church/community is very different from mine and I enjoyed seeing a little of the theology of your denomination/group (I'm not sure what label to use, exactly there).

    Also, Concealed Carry outfits – that is definitely something I had never thought of! I live in SC, where everyone and their sister has a gun, and I really had just never considered how many of those stylish ladies I see downtown might be, um, packin'.

    Overall, I like what I'm seeing! I have been a bit absent from being able to comment – I had a baby about a month ago and my last month of pregnancy + new baby time has meant my brain is just… gone. I'm kind of glad I came back now to see the changes and what's about to happen!

  22. Admittedly, I'm not as much a fan of the new layout; I have a notoriously slow computer and would rather be able to read the posts without having to click "read more" and wait for it to load, but since most other people seem to like it, I digress. 🙂
    I do like the post calender, to some extent. I run a blog, too, and I sometimes struggle with being intentional about my posts, or with making room in my day to write and post something. I hope you don't let yourself get hemmed-in by the calender, though; when God has something to say, He doesn't generally wait around for our schedules.

  23. Olivia, your blog is fantastic! I very much like the new look. I have two daughters, and we are always looking for ways to be modest without being frumpy. You have many great ideas here! I appreciate your heart for young ladies, and am looking forward to all the future things God has in store for you. You are a blessing!

  24. I love the new blog design, Olivia! It's fresh and beautiful… After reading your post list, I'm so looking forward to what you have in store for us readers! 🙂 The c.onceal and carry outfits sound incredibly interesting… 🙂 Blessings!

  25. Oh just plain ditto to everything everyone else has said! 🙂 I'm really looking forward to the CC posts, the layout will take some getting used to but it looks wonderful! You are fantastic for all you do and your heart for this ministry – keep on keeping on Olivia 🙂
    Also a hopeful suggestion will or would you perhaps include a ''gun talk'' paragraph to your concealed carry posts? What do you personally carry? What thought process did you go through to decide on that style/caliber of weapon? I'm also excited about your working with T.Rex Arms. Just all around looking forward to your posts 🙂 Blessings!

  26. Olivia,
    I am so glad you are back! 🙂 I really love the schedule! I am excited to know about and look forward to each of the series posts each month. 🙂
    I also really like the Inspiration Categories! I think those will be really helpful in the future. 🙂
    I am super excited for the 'Let's Talk' and 'Wardrobe Basics' posts! 🙂
    Thank you so much for your ministry here, I am so excited for what God has in store in the future! You are such an encouragement and blessing to me!
    May God bless you!

    Your Sister in Christ,

  27. I love the new blog Olivia!
    This is kinda random but i was wondering what was the style or name of the sailor dress you got from eshakti.
    I love your blog!!!!

  28. Wow, quite the change! It's very nice, you have good taste. 🙂 I can imagine you are very busy. Good posting plan, and thanks for letting us know what to expect. I love your awe-awk posts…some of them are so funny! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  29. L-o-v-e the new design Olivia, its really elegant and beautiful! You are such an inspiration to me, I love reading your posts! You have such an amazing talent btw! Do you create your own designs from scratch, how?? I'm in the middle of designing my own little blog, and am wondering how you do it?! Thanks 🙂 Its totes amazing!!! Blessings! xx

  30. Hi Olivia,

    I am so excited about your new design. The inspiration categories are SO VERY NICE (I can't tell you how many times I've looked through lots and lots of pages of old posts trying to find something I remembered seeing before)!
    The CC posts will be a huge blessing to me as well…I'm so excited! I definitely need help and encouragement in this area! Of course, all of the other categories will be helpful too, especially the Basics, Church, and Farm.

    Your blog has been such an encouragement to me, thank you for all the work and time you put into it. It has been more helpful and inspiring than any fashion books I have ever read.

    Annie G.

  31. Glad to have you back Olivia!! I love the new design and how easy it is to access everything! Your schedule of posts look GREAT! I am super excited about reading your CC posts!! 🙂 This is an area I have definitely been struggling with and will really look forward to reading your thoughts!
    God Bless!

  32. Hi! I like the new look! Thank you so much for thinking of posting CC outfits! I don't have that problem yet, because I'm not 21, but I have been thinking ahead about what to do. I think this will be really helpful. Go Olivia! I'll be prayin' for you. 🙂 Grace

  33. Hi Olivia,
    You're new format for the blog looks so nice. I'm so excited about all the different topics that you will be writing. I'm excited to see the concealed carry outfits and natural living the most. Thank you so much for do this blog!

  34. I love your new blog design, Olivia! I'm excited to hear about your future plans and I'm really interested in the topics you'll be covering. I'm going to add your button to my blog sidebar. 🙂

  35. I really like the new plan you have but don't be too worried if you get too busy with life to miss some. I think we'll all understand. Still I'm looking forward to all those outfit posts!

  36. Hey ! I am super curious about something : how did you make this new blog design ? Did you make it yourself ? Did you buy some blogger template ? Or did you ask for a profesionnal to make it for you ? Well done !

    1. I bought a template and did a lot of tweaks to it myself. The template (it was a cheap $10 one) had a lot of bugs that needed fixed. When I wanted to customize it even further and got stuck, my awesome coding friend came and worked on it with me for close to 10 hours. 😀 Thanks!

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