Working on a Ph.D. in history, Nina lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is a Modern Orthodox Jew. She writes, "I'm not particularly enamored of 'modesty' as a concept, and try to work within the restrictions of my faith to create outfits that are unique, fun and anything but drab. Since I'm in school and married to a medical resident, I also have a strict budget for clothing. I try to showcase creative style from items I already own . . . ."