About Me

 I am a 20 - something newlywed living in Eastern North Carolina with a stubborn Springer Spaniel and a spoiled 10 lb. Shih Tzu.  By day I am part of corporate America working in personal finance and trying to make 9-5 a little more fashionable.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Salem College, I moved to the beach and met my husband in of all places, a bar.   

I started Moda & the Mar to share my love of fashion and my personal style journey in a small coastal town.  I have been "dressing" myself since Pre-K.  Frequently coming home with ruffles and bows permanently removed from clothing, or dressed in the spare outfit I hid in my bookbag since my parents wouldn't let me wear it.  My personal style has definitely evolved with age, but I hope to inspire you with a modern style which blurs the lines between preppy, boho and edgy.  You are never too old to play dress up. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please feel free to email me with any questions or post requests at:  modaandthemar@gmail.com


  1. the blog is well put together with the frames, fonts, pictures, and it feels like YOU. love you, friend, and very proud of your beautiful and fun work here!! lylas.

  2. I have a 12 pound shih tzu (my daisy loves to eat) and I met my husband in a bar too. Love it :).

  3. So nice to meet you!
    I just came across your blog! I am now following!
    I have a maltese and that is my baby! lol
    I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you better!


  4. Hi Maggie,

    I just found your blog through Style Elixir, so happy I did. You have a beautiful blog, love your style. Would love it if we could follow each other. Check my blog out and let me know.

    See my photography for great ocean pics. :))


  5. I love your blog! I'm so happy I came across it! I can't wait to follow along. I guess we are both fashionable Maggies living in NC :)