See modbod at the BYU Bookstore

Hey Utah modbodders! If you’re in the area, stop by the BYU Bookstore to see the modbod display. It looks amazing!

We’ll be at the Bookstore for the month of March, with fun new styles and colors to share with you while we are there. Come see us at the BYU Bookstore to pick up your favorite modbod styles! We’re super happy to be here and to offer more locations to buy modbod basics.

Our *New* Store at University Mall in Utah!

Boy, have we been busy this holiday season! We designed, put together and decorated our brand new Mod Bod store in University Mall in just a couple of days. We wanted to give you a sneak peek that will entice you to come visit us:

And here is just a casual short video so you can see even more of the inside:

Stay tuned because tomorrow we are going to tell you about all the fun specials and deals we are doing in the store!

Thursday’s Economy Corner

For this week’s Economy Corner we wanted to do something a bit different and not highlight a piece from our line but just give you 5 ideas on how to UPDATE your pieces from last year and give them a fresh new spin this year!

  • Use a blazer to tone down your feminine summer dresses. You can even throw a belt over the buttoned up blazer to give yourself a bit more of a waistline.
  • Make old pants look new simply by cuffing them! Such an easy but great tip to give your same old pants a new look.
  • Take your simple overdone fall outfit of your favorite jeans and a top and just pair some fall clogs with it. Just a new pair of shoes and a great scarf can make the outfit seem brand new!
  • Floral was a big trend during the past two months but don’t hide those pieces at the back of your closet.  You can use them!  Help extend the lives of bright, summery styles by adding accessories in dark, fallish hues, like pretty brown booties.  Go the extra mile and wear a matching belt to up the cool quotient of your new fall outfit.
  • Lastly, LAYER!  You need to become the expert in layering.  Lucky for you we just did a FABULOUS tutorial on this.  Check it out!

Economy Corner–Perfect V Neck

We are back with our Thursday’s Economy Corner and this week we are featuring our very popular Perfect V Neck:

Here are some tips on how to make these Perfect V Necks very economical for you and your wardrobe:
  • A classic shirt for all seasons, the Perfect V can be dressed up or down for every occasion.
  • With a fit that’s “just right” and a neckline that’s never too low, you’ll always feel confident in the Perfect V!
  • Summer Time: Wear it under a Maxi Dress.  The length on the arms covers any “arm issues” you might be worried about. We love how this sleeve length looks under all of the fun Maxi Dresses.
  • Back to School Shopping! This is a great “key piece” to keep on coming back to, and it also goes along with all the Back to School Fashions. Make worrisome fashions WORK by layering this top with it.
  • Jackets: Jackets are a huge trend this upcoming fall, especially jackets that have some embellishment to them. So pair one with a more basic top, the Perfect V Neck!
  • These tops are also great for layering during the cold winter months.  We have lots of fun colors to brighten up your winter season.
  • Moms love this sleeve length because the “grit & grim” from a long day with the kids doesn’t collect at the ends of your sleeves.
Check out all the beautiful colors we have in this shirt:

Thursday’s Economy Corner – Banded Cardigan

We are starting a new trend here on the Mod Bod Blog, Thursday’s Economy Corner, where we will show you how to get the most out of your Mod Bod pieces.

We’ll show you how to work them into tons of different types of outfits, how to wear the item throughout the whole year and give you a few other fun tips.

Banded Cardigan

(available in Magenta, Black & Brown)

For our first week we are going to highlight the Banded Cardigan, which is such a perfect key piece to have in your wardrobe. It’s a piece that will always stay in style, that you can wear from winter to summer and that you can use to fit into your own personal styles.

Here are a few of our ideas:

  • Spring! We never know if it will be warm, rainy, cool, hot or (even sometimes) snowy! Layer our cardigan over your new maxi dresses, short sleeved tops and tanks that you have been waiting to wear all winter long.
  • Cool Summer Night: Cropped Pants, Great Fitting T Shirt & Banded Cardigan. A chunky fun necklace would be a perfect accessory in this outfit.
  • Extra Layer for the Beach: Early in the morning, late at night and even on windy days during our beach vacations it can be a bit chilly at times. The Banded Cardigan is the perfect layering piece that looks a bit more sophisticated and fun.
  • New Fall Outfit: When we are busy helping our kids with back to school shopping we wish we could buy a new wardrobe as well! But something just as simple as putting a great belt over the buttoned up cardigan in order to to accentuate your waist can help you feel like you have something new for yourself!
  • Work Wear: If you have meetings or days at work when you can be a bit more casual and put away the suit jacket for a bit, pick up a cardigan! It still looks sharp and chic, but pulls outfits together. A great addition to add to the cardigan is a fun scarf. There are scarves for winter, fall and even lighter weight ones for spring.
  • Versatile: The look of a cardigan can vary depending on how many buttons you button. If you button it all the way, you can add an interesting belt or a scarf, like we suggested earlier. For a more casual look, leave it open and add some interesting jewelry at the neck line.
  • All Different Occasions: Cardigans are perfect for a cold winter day with jeans, with a fancy skirt for a nice party, over a pretty dress, with a pencil skirt at work or as a layering piece during the transitional months.

You are sure to get every single penny’s worth when adding the Banded Cardigan to your wardrobe. It is one of the most versatile and important pieces in a woman’s wardrobe!

Nautical Look with Mod Bod

The nautical look is a fun, easy to put together, and fashion forward style to try out this spring & summer. The ladies at Blend Fashions, our favorite clothing boutique here in Utah, put together this great tutorial.

Here at Mod Bod we have the perfect items to use in this style: the high waisted A-Line skirt, red tanks, blue shirts and white tops. Be sure to watch the fun tutorial below:

Nautical Look 2010 from vanessa brown on Vimeo.

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!