mod bod at Costco

Our mod bods are available at Costco throughout the year all over the country. But we only get a booth for about a week, so be sure to keep your eye out and then take advantage of the great price!
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When we come to Costco, we have our Perfect Tee, Tank, Cami and Cap Sleeve tops available in the current season’s color line.

Watch this video to see the Costco discount, the prices, and how mod bod is packaged.

See you there!


Tips to Make Your Outfits YOU

Fashion trends are fun but unless you are comfortable and stay true to YOURSELF, you won’t be as confident as you normally feel. Here are some great tips on how to make your style fresh, up to date and true to yourself!

  1. If you personal style is neutral colors then stick with those but make your outfits pop by adding bright colors with a pair of shoes, an undershirt or accessories. It won’t be as uncomfortable as changing up your entire outfit but will help you wear current trendy colors without spending a fortune on switching your entire wardrobe every month.
  2. Make the most of what you have by playing up your best assets. It’s time to stop worrying about what you DON’T like and start focusing on what you DO like! It will make you look and feel more pulled together, sexy and confident. If you love your arms add more sleeveless or cap-sleeve tops. If you are lucky enough to have a slim waist, bring attention to it by the clothing you wear. Have great legs? Wear skirts and shorts to show them off! Play up your wonderful assets!
  3. Find your classic pieces. Nothing feels better than having certain pieces in your wardrobe you know make you look fabulous and feel confident. If you haven’t found your pieces yet play around with a few things, ask your best friend’s opinion or take advice from a personal shopper. Is it a hot pair of jeans? A certain style of shoes? A particular style of cardigan? Find it and embrace it.
  4. Perfect isn’t always the best so stop fretting about it! For example, look at Kate Moss–something is always a little untucked, “sloppy sexy” or a bit unfinished but it actually MAKES her outfits!
  5. Figure out your perfect color and wear it often. Color can transform your look and your attitude—find just the right hues for you.
  6. Don’t get too caught up with what pieces are right for what season. Want to take a summery dress into fall? Ditch the flip-flops for a pair of cool boots.
  7. Use fashion magazines, websites and catalogs to your advantage. Don’t get caught up in looking just like the models in the photos but use them to help you come up with new fresh ideas.
  8. Notice accessories: bracelets, earrings, pins, necklaces, scarves, belts and hair jewelry. I think this is one of the most important areas we use to express our own style. Accessories are like the icing on the cake. Be cautious, though, and experiment before you jump in.
  9. Pay attention to the pattern that emerges–this is your style! You can add new elements gradually or combine them all to have a style that is uniquely and completely you.
  10. Always be yourself when you are looking for your own style. People will respect you for it.

Two of my all time favorite books

I love reading self-help books, how about you? They are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine although they really are quite helpful. Here are a couple of my favorites I really do use as guides in my life and business.

Bonds That Make Us Free by Dr. Terry Warner is a superb book for any age. It helps you learn how to strengthen your marriage; teaches teens how they can have healthy and lasting friendships; and shows how you can have successful business relationships. It’s also great as a parenting guide. The basic premise of the book is that WE are usually the source of any problem we’re having with people because we choose to take offense or hold a grudge. Warner postulates when we betray our inner sense of right and wrong, our compass gets mixed up; sometimes we think we’re doing “good” things when really we’re doing them for the wrong reasons and worsening the situation by doing so (i.e. self-righteousness and perfectionism). This is a life-changing book so be sure to pick up this one!

You can even read a fantastic and quite lengthy excerpt from the book here.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell is another superb book that will change the way you think and help you live your life for the better. The purpose of this book is to weigh the advantages as well as the disadvantages of the power of the mind’s ability to unconsciously leap to conclusions based on what is seen in the proverbial “blink of an eye.” He uses scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers and persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of “thin slices” of behavior. He says, “The key is to rely on our ‘adaptive unconscious’–a 24/7 mental valet–that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea.”

What self-help genre books do you swear by?

Natural Looking Makeup

Four of my children are girls, so our home is buzzing with clothing, makeup and fashion talk. One of the main reasons I started the mod bod line was a bit of a selfish one: I wanted a line my teenage girls could use to keep them modest and allow them to wear the current trends.

I also love when I find products, lines, tutorials that portray a similar message, in other words, that you can be beautiful and stunning while still being modest and natural.

My girls and I found these fabulous makeup tutorials to help teach them about makeup application. Aside from special occasions, I love natural, clean looking makeup. And it helps to have someone their own age, who obviously keeps up on today’s fashion, show them the same thing!

Hopefully you will enjoy this video as much as we did so you can use it for yourself or watch it with your girls!

Flattering Clothing Colors

We have true red, eggplant and Indian teal in our Fall ’09 line and the mellow rose in our Spring ’10 line so when I saw this article I knew it would be perfect to share with our readers! Enjoy!


The 4 Universally Flattering Clothing Colors

By Yolanda Wikiel,

Some hues bring out the best in everyone, regardless of skin tone or hair color.

Flattering Color: Eggplant
“Some colors work for all skin tones and hair colors, because they fall into the middle of the color spectrum, meaning they’re not too warm or too cool,” says Leatrice Eiseman, author of The Color Answer Book (Capital Books, $20, and director of the Pantone Color Institute, the international authority on color. Case in point: eggplant (Pantone 19-2311 TC). Eiseman calls the tone “the perfect purple” because it is extremely versatile, almost like a black, a dark brown, or a navy.

Flattering Color: True Red
Designer Bill Blass once said, “When in doubt, wear red.” And he was right. Not only does red stop traffic but it may also make you a winner. In a study conducted at the University of Durham, in England, researchers found that athletes in combative sporting competitions who wore red were more apt to win than contestants wearing other colors. 19-1664 TC flatters everyone because it “resides in the center of the color spectrum, in between a cool cherry red and a warm, orangey tomato red,” says New York City makeup artist Sonia Kashuk.

Flattering Color: Indian Teal
Colors on opposite sides of the color wheel enhance each other, which is why strawberries look so good packaged in green containers, Eiseman says. It’s not surprising that this teal-Pantone 19-4227 TC, the color-wheel opposite of pink-plays up a healthy flush in the skin. Plus, it’s more versatile than a bright, summery turquoise, so you can wear it well into the fall with black, brown, and other neutrals.

Flattering Color: Mellow Rose

Sorry, Pretty in Pink fans, but Molly Ringwald did not look all that great in her bubble-gum pink prom dress. She should have opted for a more sophisticated shade, somewhere between a light pink and a peach, which looks more like a neutral than a pastel. The subtle color (Pantone 15-1515 TC) highlights the natural flush of one’s face, says Kashuk, giving anyone who wears it a glow. No wonder Kashuk recommends a similar shade of lipstick to all her clients.

Guide to Dressing Your Body Type using Our Line

Fashion Style Etiquette Cardigan EmpireHere at mod bod for every new line we always have something for every body type. We try to appeal to women of all different ages, shapes and styles.

Have no idea what body type you have? Have no idea where to start? Then hopefully this post will help start you in the right direction.

One of my favorite blogs is the Cardigan Empire; she really is the queen of style and the most knowledgeable person on how to dress for your body type. She has incredible style and helps women LOVE their body type. Just look at her fabulous badges you can proudly post on your sites. She offers a great guide on how to find your body type if you are not sure how!

All the outfits she puts together are fantastic and using mod bod to add another layer, making sure they are modest and cover enough, is the perfect addition.

We wanted to explain a little about body types and show you pieces from our Spring/Summer line that fit into these categories!

Pear: A-line skirts do a great job of hiding wide thighs. Choose light or bright colored tops and darker bottoms to draw attention to the upper half of your body and slim the lower half. Find and wear tops that are gathered or cinched right under your bust, in the middle and choose a blazer the buttons right below your chest so you draw attention higher not lower.

Perfect mod bod example: A-Line Skirt

Inverted Triangle: For this kind of body it is important to be able to balance your upper body with your lower body. To do this, you must de-emphasize the upper body and draw attention to your hips and legs. Stick to tops of darker color, simple designs and shapes; the best top is a classic V-neck. Work with pants and skirts that are brightly colored, have large prints or that make your bottom half appear wider.

Perfect mod bod example: Paper Sack Skirt in Green

Rectangle: Look for items that are tailored at the waist. The shirt, jacket or dress should nip in at the waist to create the illusion that your figure has the waist. Choose brighter colors at the bust line to break up your figure and make your bust look larger. Many shirts and dresses feature extra color or styling at the top. These can help you to instantly look curvier and less like a rectangle.

Perfect mod bod Example: Brandi Top

Hourglass: Don’t do anything to TAKE AWAY from your figure! Choose tops that define your small waist, don’t break up your curves and really accentuate your figure!

Perfect mod bod Example: Cowel Neck Top

Apple: Buy skirts and pants with flat fronts and avoid pockets, pleats and gathers near the waist. Be sure to emphasize those legs to create the illusion of length rather than width. Look for fabrics that skim your shape. Instead of dressing in clothes that are tight or clingy, buy flowing and tailored clothing and fabrics in simple designs.

Perfect mod bod Example: Pencil Skirt

Dressing for Your Body Type

Here at mod bod, every season we make sure with each new line we have a piece from our collection for every body type. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite video clips on this subject. It is so important to know how to dress for your body type so shopping, getting ready and looking fabulous is fun and less stressful for you!

This video is by Shabby Apple, a company we love and the perfect place to go for modest, high-quality, gorgeously designed dresses.

We also know there are still quite a few weeks left of summer and unfortunately, this is the season when even women who are usually spot-on get a little confused about what looks good on them. Summer fashion is a harder season for which to dress yourself correctly. Staci and Clinton from What Not to Wear share a couple amazing tips for summer dressing!

Finding the RIGHT Pair of Jeans

You know I am a huge fan of jeans–how versitle they are, such a blank but hot canvas for you to create a fabulous outfi. The problem is so many ladies don’t know the right jeans for their body type, which makes it hard for them to pull off the rest of their outfit!

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The following are a few tips to help send you in the right direction:

1. When you have a little extra love in the stomach area it is hard to find the right pair of jeans. If they are too high-rise you look squeezed into them and if they are too lowrise you have that horrid overhang. You need a pair that sits nicely on your HIPS.
2. Even just five years ago finding jeans that were long enough for tall or long-legged women was hard! Then it got to the point where you could find them online but it was a pain to send them back if they didn’t work. Finally stores have a great selection of jeans that are long enough so you don’t look as if you’ve grown out of your clothes! You can find pairs that have LONGER INSEAMS. Jeans really should hit the mid part of your foot to look fabulous.
3. If you are looking to create the illusion you actually have a “rear” then this tip is for you! When you DON’T wear the right type of jeans you look baggy and frumpy in the behind and is is so unflattering! You need HIGHER DETAILED POCKETS. These are SO easy to find! Hit up Nordstrom and the Buckle for starters. It will create the illusion that you do in fact have a cute rear!
4. One of the most common body types for us mothers is the pear shape. It can create a “gaping waist” problem when you have on the wrong pair of jeans. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT let us see you in tapered jeans; they make the problem so much worse! Buy yourself a trouser style, boot-cut style or even flare (but don’t go crazy) style. This will give you a sexy hourglass figure.
5. Finally, the issue most personal for me: how to find jeans for petite ladies. We are always swimming in the pant length, and to be honest the stores that do carry petite styles are often not as cute as the other half of the store and the selection is seriously lacking. So, ladies…find a pair of jeans you love in every other aspect, suck it up and GET THEM TAILORED. We also look hot in slim-fitting boot cut jeans!

Back-to-School Shopping Help

Things are very busy at my house getting ready for five of my six kids who are going back to school in a few days. Back-to-school shopping is one of our favorite things to do. I have four girls and we have a ball going out together and picking out new clothes.

My girls love Aeropostale, Hollister and Blend Fashions. As their mom it’s nice to have created a product–my mod bod undershirts–I know will make any piece of clothing modest. If it is sleeveless, a little too short or a little too low cut it is immediately modest and acceptable to wear with a mod bod underneath!

For example, this top by Hollister is darling but without a mod bod tank underneath it would be to0 low cut and would not have enough coverage on top. Using mod bod makes me worry less as their mother but makes them happy to be able to wear the current fashions.

This dress was another favorite! They loved the detail around the neckline and bottom and it was actually long enough, but no way would it be acceptable to wear to school with the style of the back and top. Throw a cap-sleeve mod bod underneath and it has all the coverage it needs!

This tunic top IS modest but it features another issue I have with a lot of teen clothing. Lots of them are not warm enough for fall and winter! I have noticed teen clothing for the colder seasons use really thin material. They are dying to wear their favorite tops and head to school freezing when they do! By placing a mod bod long-sleeve top underneath it will keep your kids warm at school without keeping them from wearing their favorite tops.

At our house we have a brand new baby and my oldest son has been an angel helping out with the laundry. Another fantastic thing about mod bod is its high quality construction and fabric is such that it is not easily ruined in the wash. So while having him help out is great, I don’t have to worry about him ruining the tops!

Hopefully this has helped all the moms and teens heading out for some back-to-school shopping. Use mod bod to make the trip go more smoothly; you don’t have to fight about whether things are modest or not when they know they need to wear a mod bod underneath to make it work!

Sparkle and Shine, Big Shoulders, Maybe TOO High Boots and the Rocker Look

Sparkle and Shine, Big Shoulders, Maybe TOO High Boots and the Rocker Look are all featured in this video for upcoming Fall fashion.

You have to remember fashion on the runway is an art form and only a mere representation of actual “in real life” fashion. Off the runway everything is much more subdued and there are plenty of ways you can recreate something like the Rocker Look and have it be modest and also glamorous.

On Wednesday I hope to show you how my new Fall line can help you with these trends so be sure to stay tuned!

What do you love or not love so much from this Fashion Forecast video? Did you catch that leather jacket towards the end? Wasn’t it just amazing how that designer took a leather jacket and put that feminine ruffle in it? Gorgeous!