Friday, February 11, 2011


A drape-y little sweater and some gold jewelry can take a baggy T-shirt a long way. This perfect baggy T is from Roxy. I love different shades of pale neutrals paired together into a hazy mix. With the muted palate the gold jewelry definitely stands out but is totally appropriate for daytime, whereas if the gold was paired with black it would scream evening. The quartz and gold necklace shown here was actually mined in the Kennecott Copper mine in Utah and is sold in the gift shop there. The sunburst necklace is Forever 21.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I am channeling my inner True Grit with this look. I recently saw the film, True Grit, and was so inspired by the clothes and hair Hailee Seinfeld sported on screen that I had to recreate elements of her look up here at Sundance. Hailee wore a long wool overcoat, cinched in at the waist with a thick leather belt, hat, braids and boots. OK, so my version is slightly more urban, but I still like to think there is a bit of Old West fashion in there.

Monday, February 7, 2011


We think the actress Lindsey Pulsipher looks so cute here. Everything she's wearing gives a sporty chic vibe - the mittens, stripe shirt, green puffy coat, scarf, cross-body bag, knit hat and vintage lace-up booties all combine for a fun outdoor look. I'm always looking for ways to inject more life into winter outerwear and she definitely hit a cool note in Sundance fashion. I really like how she finished the look with red lips. I think I'll do the same with my next sporty outfit..

Friday, February 4, 2011


Layering up is key for an interesting winter look. Layering can add color, dimension and texture - all, or most, of which is usually missing in the bundled up depths of January and February. The art of layering is a skill every Modest Girl should take up, as it will take her wardrobe from seemingly limited to limitless. At the Sundance Film Festival this year we wanted to take winter fashion up a notch. Here we have one of our favorite vintage finds - a fur trimmed cape from the 1960's. We decided to layer it up, and dress it down a bit, with a heavy sweater from Urban Outfitters, a nautical cotton top from H&M, boots, from a German shop in Hamburg, and plaid scarf, from a Chinese flea market in Beijing. All the pieces combine for warmth and Sundance style.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


We had to share with you our favorite dress from the Screen Actors Guild Awards. This is January Jones (from the series Mad Men) wearing Carolina Herrera. So perfect with all the lace, sleeves and gorgeous, retro, sculptured hair. January caused a bit of fashion controversy when she wore a very revealing Versace dress to the Golden Globes a couple weeks ago. It appears she decided to take a more demure approach to dressing for the SAG Awards, and we couldn't be more pleased. Cheers!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


We love how this stylish girl layered up her leather jacket with a lux, large shawl-collared sweater and beautifully textured scarf. Notice how the light colored accessories look lovely with the neutral palate. This Sundance girl makes all the layering look comfortable and effortless. And can we just say, both of us here at Thread Ethic wanted her rockin' Ray-Ban shades the moment we saw them. With a little searching we found that Wal-Mart carries a pair of sunglasses that are very cool, and very similar, to those shown here. I think I may run out and get the Wal-Mart pair while I think about investing in the legit pair...