Hello! Welcome to Modestly Speaking, a fashion and lifestyle blog.
My name is Fatima, and despite the name, I’m a pretty average 30 something year old. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for 13 years and we have three wonderful children who rule my world. We live in a typical suburb of Houston where I am a stay at home mom. Not the life 20 year old Fatima imagined for herself, but it is one I love and for which I am deeply grateful.
I have always enjoyed fashion, throughout all of life’s phases it has been the one constant. As a teenager I loved flipping through fashion magazines. My first job out of college was an assistant buyer in a major department store. After my eldest child was born, I took fashion design and construction classes to create my own pieces. Three kids out, fashion is my creative outlet, my way to bring a little joy to my day.
As the name implies, I’m here to share modest style ideas. Modest can be interpreted in so many ways and we all have different reasons for dressing modestly. While my faith is the primary influence over my fashion choices, I see modesty as a choice, not an imposition. I have found it very empowering to define my style based upon my sense of self rather than trends that come and go every season. Dressing stylishly and modestly aren’t mutually exclusive. Sometimes it is a challenge, but it is possible and I’m here to show you how!