Catching the sunlight during the golden hour makes for beautiful photos.png Welcome to The Modern Austen! I’m so glad you found your way to my little corner of the blogosphere.

I’m Marissa. I’m a twenty-something who loves Pinterest, Michael Buble, and Jane Austen. I’m dedicated to living life positively, sharing inspiration, developing my best self, and dressing the part. By day, I’m a Marketing Consultant (I also used to be a high school English teacher!), but in my free time, I’m always involved in some sort of creative opportunities. You can also find me diving into a good book, looking for the ideal swing dancing partner, swooning over fabulous typography, or doing something ridiculous for blog's sake.

The Modern Austen is a lifestyle and fashion blog committed to merging classic elements and modern touches for the everyday woman through style, DIY, food, technology, budgeting, books, and more–hence the tag line “where classic meets contemporary.” You can read more about my blog’s title here and what it means to be a “modern Austen” here.



Jeans and a white tee will never go out of style

I began this blog in 2012 a week after graduating college and it quickly became a place where I could combine all of my hobbies. It has since formed into a living representation of who I am, what I am inspired by, and what I hope to pass along to others. It has brought out the very best of who I am and uncovered various passions I never knew existed. Best of all, I’ve had the chance to meet people like you.

Thanks for stopping by. Are you new here? If so, you should probably start here. I hope you will take the time to say hello and share your story. What are you facing today? What makes you YOU? Let’s chat.



P.S. You can learn more in these posts! You're welcome.

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