A Model with Experience

I was pretty darn excited when I heard there would be a DownEast Basics Fashion Show at Relevant this year. I may have squealed a bit.

I LOVE DownEast Basics for their super trendy and MODEST clothing. And I LOVE a good fashion show. In fact, I’ve been a part of a few!

It’s true. I HAVE strutted my stuff down a runway a time or two.

Well, really ONLY two times.

I was in third grade the first time around. Yep – THIRD GRADE. I have no idea how my sister and I got to be a part of this but it was FUN. What is more fun to a nine-year-old girl than being IN a fashion show?

{Insert picture of me at 9 walking the runway in a kickin’ white and magenta outfit – magenta pants, white and magenta striped hoodie – looking REAL good, of course. If only we could find the picture. Still looking but you’ll just have to use your imagination for now!}

The second time I wasn’t really IN the show, but I was part of it behind the scenes and I did walk the runway after the show with my very pregnant belly looking oh so cute – and BIG.


And if I can walk the runway pregnant, I certainly can do it now!

Our church puts on a modesty fashion show called Unfading Beauty every few years and I have been SO blessed to be part of organizing it. What started as a small event for the teenage girls in our youth group has blossomed into a large area-wide event for girls and women of all ages, even bringing in Britt Nicole in her early years!

Unfading Beauty

Our last show had models from 1 to 80-something! It was such a blast!

(Yep, that’s me on the left striking a fabulous pose! I’m still ready for the runway!)

Unfading Beauty Crazy

I can’t even count the number of girls who have said going to or being in the show changed how they thought about themselves and how they dress. And THAT was life-changing for me.


So all this to tell the wonderful people at DownEast Basics that they really should pick me:

*Someone with excellent experience

*Someone in need of a few new magnificent pieces from their line to freshen up my wardrobe

*Someone whose current wardrobe budget = ZERO!

to be a model in their Relevant Fashion Show.


And I would TOTALLY rock this outfit down the runway, don’t you think?

Start with a fancy tee and this ADORABLE skirt – WITH POCKETS.


And layer the lovely Infatuation Cardigan over that – since it WILL be fall in Pennsylvania during Relevant – layering is a must I’ve been told!


And maybe they’ll throw in this gorgeous Vineyard Scarf for good measure – because it might be my favorite thing in the whole new line! I don’t care if it goes with the outfit or not (I totally think it does!) – LOVE IT!


DownEast Basics – I’M YOUR GIRL!

Can’t wait to show off your beautiful clothing in October!

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  1. I love the fashion show your church does. . . how fun!

  2. Love it!!! You would definitely make an awesome model!!! & I love the outfit too!! Keep looking for the 3rd grade picture! We HAVE to see that!! 🙂

  3. How fun! You definitely have “experience” in modeling! 🙂

  4. Very cute! Love the outfit that you picked!

  5. I’m a Women’s minister at our church and would totally LOVE to have a fashion show at our church!!! How do you organize it? Can you give me any tips?!

    I’m here from iFellowship – a day late – but so glad I pushed through the list to make it to yours!!!

    Have a great Thursday!

  6. This is Mom — sorry I can’t find the picture! Hope it doesn’t keep you from being picked. You were born to walk the runway — never had an ounce of nervousness. And remember all your “on stage” time from high school (drum major, chorus, & award winning Future Problem Solver). Hope you get your chance!!!

  7. Oooooh! That could be fun! I know I’d pick you. 🙂

  8. OH MY GOODNESS! I AM IN LOVE with that SCARF! And now I want it…thanks a lot. lol Sure hope I see you strutting some of this at Relevant. Can’t wait!

  9. Alyssa – it is VERY fun and wonderful for the girls – for all of us involved really!

    Rachel – Thanks girl! My mom and I have been searching high and low but can only find one of my sister from the show – somebody must have mine for blackmail 🙂

    Ashley – Thanks!

    Becky – Isn’t that a GREAT outfit?! I just love ALL of their stuff!

    Penny – I will definitely send you an email soon! It has been such a wonderful event for the girls and women of our church and community!

    Mindee – Thanks friend!

    Jen – The scarf comes in two colors too! I want one of each! Thanks so much!

  10. Nikki Hall says:

    Cute outfit! I can see you rockin’ it on the runway!

  11. Thanks for sharing the website Erin! Love their clothes! So cute!!
    You would be an awesome model for their runway show!!!! and maybe you can even have a giveaway on your blog:)

  12. I would love to see you win this! I can totally picture you stylin’! 🙂

  13. Thanks Nikki!

    Julie – A giveaway would be SO fun! Glad you like the clothes – I’ve been drooling over their catalog since it came a few weeks ago!

    Myra – You’re too sweet! Can’t wait to give you a BIG HUG!

  14. Ha! I was going to make one of those scarfs today. If it works out I will blog how I did it on my blog. karascreativeplace.blogspot.com 🙂 I can make two and send you one Erin! 🙂 But I dont’ have grey fabric. I is more of a burnt brown color. 🙂
    Good luck!

  15. A modesty fashion show! Wonderful idea! Love, Traci

  16. How fun! And I have to say, I am totally coveting that super cute skirt — too bad I’m on a major shopping hiatus! Waaaaa!

  17. Angela Hopkins says:

    This scarf is adorable… LOVE IT ..very neat selections !!

  18. I love the idea of a modest fashion show! And the outfit you picked would look great on you!

  19. Love the outfit you picked 😉 Good luck!

  20. i love the modesty fashion show idea you have. sorry we won’t be walking the runway together. i look forward to meeting you at the conference!

  21. So nice to see women caring about modesty! I love the idea of a fashion show with that theme.