Happy Holidays Featuring NEW PhotoScan App By Google Photos! ModestlyHot Throwback Photos!

Happy Holidays Guys!!

There are two kinds of people in this world:

  1. Those who listen to Christmas music right at the beginning of October (or sooner lol)
  2. And those who just HAVE to wait until after Thanksgiving

 

……Aaand then theres me who refuses to comply with the norm and listens to Christmas music year round #sorrynotsorry

Needless to say, Thanksgiving break was a much needed time of rest. Even though I was not able to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year; I was grateful to spend Thanksgiving in a church member’s home and had a blast! (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez!)

I was still missing my family over the break, but looking at our old photos of past holidays (and a lot of phone calls) really helped me stay connected with them over the holiday break.

Now if you are anything like my family; you probably have that infamous box of old photo prints stashed in a box somewhere in the creepy attic/basement that no one dares to go in because of the hassle. (or in my case the fear of the creepy, icky spiders one might find up there!)  :(

Regardless, it is a sad thing that we do not look at these *priceless gems* more often mainly because all the photographs we have are saved instantly on our mobile devices.

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Well that is no longer the case because Google Photos has created a tool, a brand-new app called PhotoScan which allows us to bring these forgotten pictures back to life in very high quality, no glare photographs! Mind you, it is not just a”picture of a picture” cause we are all guilty of doing that, but instead it uses your cell-phone’s built in technology as an image scanner.

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All you do is simply touch the four corners of the photograph print you want to save and within seconds you have your timeless photo saved as a digital, high resolution image on your phone FOREVER!

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The possibilities are endless!

Bad hair day pictures?

Chubby baby pictures?

“Seeing what your parents really looked like before they had you” pictures?

And of course the classic “what was I thinking?!” pictures! (Now those are fun!😉

Imagine having all those memories readily available on your phone to share with the world because why not?! Everyone needs a laugh or two at some good ol’ throwback pics😉

So with the help of Google Photo Scan here are my throwback holiday pics that I’m probably going to regret posting but YOLO er something like that😛

E N J O Y !

Exhibit A: Cheesy Polar Bear Green Screen Background 

Clearly, I’m terrified.😄

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Exhibit B: The Classic Chubby Baby

Enough Said.
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 Exhibit C: The “No wonder Y’all think I’m Asian” Picture 

Story of my life.

#ipromiseimMexican

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Exhibit D: My Early “ModestlyHot”Fashion Days

“Fashionably Late”

I’m still standing by this outfit combo😛

#winterFABULOUS

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Exhibit E: The Infamous PowerPuff Girls Pink Puffy Coat

Literally.

This jacket will always be a forever fav!

It had the coolest metallic lining of the PowerPuff Girls inside! Haha!

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Exhibit F: The “Mom looks like a Model and then there’s us”Picture

Those 90’s trends are coming back though! #1990—–>#2016

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Exhibit G: Karate Kid Career 

Yes, contrary to popular belief I used to be a total tomboy (still am at <3)!

Didn’t really like dresses,the color pink, or glitter!

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<<<<<FAST FORWARD 13 years>>>>>>

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I hope you guys have enjoyed looking through some of my holiday throwback pics!

Special thanks to Google PhotoScan  for arranging this super fun and meaningful collaboration! You guys totally need to check out their app and share with me your throwback memories!

Happy Holidays!

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Google PhotoScan for sponsoring this post! Please note that all my opinions are still my own as I only promote companies that comply with ModestlyHot’s core values of faith, fashion and fitness! I am EXTREMELY grateful for all your continued support through out the years and for the amazing opportunities that have come out of it! I truly mean it when I say that all of this could not be made possible without God and you! (Yes, you reading this behind the screen!)

 

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YouTube: Google PhotoScan App Makes it Easy to Scan Your Old Photos! 

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Fitness Friday: Healthy Ice Cream for Weight Loss?! Arctic Zero Review

Friends & Frozen Treats on a Friday!

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There’s a reason why we college students love Fridays so much *ahem* #icecreamfridays!

However, all that richness and creaminess does not come cheap when it comes to calories. If you are a fellow ice cream enthusiast as myself and refuse to give up your frozen treats, I have AMAZING NEWS there is an alternative, healthier option that will have you indulging without the guilt!

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There’s a funny story behind receiving my Arctic Zero yummy package! I was on my way to chapel service and as I walked through the receptionist’s office I noticed a huge box that was labeled with Arctic Zero branding all over it. Immediately I knew it was for me and was a bit too excited for being 10 a.m.!  I signed for it and made my way to church with this giant UPS box! However, I had completely forgotten that because of the safety precautions I could not enter the main auditorium with my package (I was already coming up with ideas for this blog post!) Needless to say I was stopped by the security guard and long story short my box full of goodies had to be taken in to be inspected! LOL

It didn’t really help that the box was full of dry ice and subtle smoke was coming out of it!😄 Thankfully, my reputation was redeemed when the guard opened it up and found nothing hazardous!

Here are some first impression quick video clips of how it all came wrapped up! The packaging though guys!! Super Impressed!

I’m sorry did you say 35 calories per serving?!

SIGN ME UP!

I was able to try all their new flavors and by far my favorite was the Poppin’ Pomegranate!

35 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of sugar, and a whole lot of yummy! I prefer the more “fruity” types of ice cream and this pint was a little tart, a little sweet and tasted the best in my opinion!

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The new flavors also included:

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I can totally see this ice cream as an aide to help lose weight, especially for those late night cravings! Go ahead and indulge without the guilt. I did notice that you may need to leave it out longer to thaw out since it is a more solid form of ice cream. But it’s totally worth it!

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I had my friends come along on this shoot with me and dress up as the 50’s! We had a blast shooting at Rocket Fizz, a retro soda pop and candy store in Lancaster! Thank you for allowing us to take over your store for an hour to shoot! Y’all are the sweetest! @Rocketfizzlancaster 

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How darling is this watermelon print dress?!

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 Final Thoughts?

Honestly still mind blown over here that I can freely indulge in my favorite sweets without the extra calories, fat, and sugar! I’ve tasted some low-fat ice creams that just didn’t make the cut, but Arctic Zero has made healthy eating delicious and satisfying!

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Ashley Orellana

Orellana Creative Facebook Page 

Orellana Creative Instagram: @Orellana_creative

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Order Arctic Zero Online! 

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Arctic Zero for sponsoring this photoshoot and post! Please note that all my opinions are still my own as I only promote companies that comply with ModestlyHot’s core values of faith, fashion and fitness! I am EXTREMELY grateful for all your continued support through out the years and for the amazing opportunities that have come out of it! I truly mean it when I say that all of this could not be made possible without God and you! (Yes, you reading this behind the screen!)

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LIFE UPDATE: Where have I been?!?! & Modest Fall Lace Dress featuring DownEast Basics 25 Year Anniversary!

Hello?

Is anyone out there?

What can I say? It has been awhile and you guys have just been so awesome and understanding through my college transition yet again!

The good thing is that I am finally all settled in and midterm examinations are over! (Can I get an amen to that?!)

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Exciting NEWS!! I have been a huge fan of DownEast Basics for years and they recently contacted me to help them celebrate their 25 year anniversary! #25yearsofdowneast

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DownEast holds a special place in my heart because they took a chance on me when I first started blogging and gave me that extra boost of encouragement that every blogger needs when they first start out. I am thrilled to see how God has blessed their company and how far they have come!

Reason #2 why I love DownEast is because they started from humble beginnings in my home state, Utah!

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Their new fall collection has been released and I immediately knew that I wanted this “country chic” cream lace dress! Perfect for fall, spring, summer and even winter!

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I absolutely love the fit on this dress, the perfect fit and flare! It is very difficult to find fit and flare dresses that actually are long enough (40″length size small)!

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Since fall is my utmost favoritest (yes I realize that is not proper English grammar😉 ), season of all, I had to do a fall themed carnival photoshoot.

It was quite comical pretending to shoot fall outfits when the temperatures were in the 70’s! #californiaweather

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Accessories can instantly transition any outfit from season to season, so for that reason I chose my horse bit buckle belt, cognac riding boots, and a vintage inspired bucket style bag!

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That lace detailing though!!

Most bloggers hold extravagant floral arrangements, I as a broke college student hold a baby tumbleweed I found on the side of the road ;) amberr-85amberr-86

Despite the lack of the color green out here, the desert does have a beauty of its own especially those amazing sunsets and sunrises!

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Oh! Before I forget in celebration for their 25 year anniversary  DownEast is having a HUGE Anniversary SALE on different items every single day! DON’T MISS OUT! They are already pretty affordable and add a nice 25% OFF on top of that?! Yes please!

As always all the outfit details and links about this blog post will be neatly listed below for your convenience😀

 

 

 

What I Wore:
Cream Lace Dress: DownEast Basics

Cognac Bucket Bag: Just Fab 

Tall Brown Riding Boots: Michael Kors

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Ashley Orellana

Orellana Creative Facebook Page 

Orellana Creative Instagram: @Orellana_creative

Sponsorship and Clothing Provided by:

DownEast Basics Home & Clothing

DownEast Official Facebook Page

DownEast Official Instagram: @downeaststyle

Let’s Connect!

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you to the generosity of DownEast Clothing for sponsoring this photoshoot and post! Please note that all my opinions are still my own as I only promote companies that comply with ModestlyHot’s core values of modesty.

 

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Love in Christ,

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Disney Style Challenge: Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfit + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday!! I am checking in with you guys from Park City, attending the Hello Live Conference from the giveaway I won in July! I am beyond grateful for the amazing influential people I’ve met so far! (*pictures coming soon!)

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As Disney style week comes to a close I have been so impressed with all the creativity of everyone’s posts! (To see all the cute and modest Disney inspired posts check out the hashtag #modestdisneybound and #disneystylechallenge!

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Today’s post will be featuring a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit from an adorable retro polkadot dress I received from the Classy Loft!

Minnie Mouse is probably the easiest of all Disney characters to recreate!

Here is what you will need:

  1. A Red polkadot dress or skirt
  2. Red Lipstick
  3. Yellow Heels
  4. Minnie Mouse Ears (optional)

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I layered a white shirt from Ross that you guys have been asking me where I have been getting these plain, solid colored, scoop style shirts! Literally, these shirts are the perfect basics for any skirt! They are in the one size section  and are fitted! Perfect for my infamous poofy skirts!

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I adore the cut and style of this dress! So light but has a structured and defined waistline!

Classy Loft also sells cute and comfy modest clothing at affordable prices!!

I will be featuring more of their adorable clothing in the following weeks to come!

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I have the cutest story to tell! As me and my good friend and photographer Trish were just about to wrap up our photoshoot, this little girl named came running up and screamed, “Minnie! Minnie! Oh I love Minnie mouse!!” LOL Needless to say, It made my day!

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Oh I almost forgot to include that if you like this dress you can have a chance to win a dress courtesy of The Classy Loft! Head on over to my Instagram to find out how to enter!

Alright lovellies! next time you will be hearing from me will be from Bible college in California!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Red Polkadot Dress || Photography by: Trish Karen || ModestlyHot instagram 

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Modest Disney Style Challenge 2016! Pocahontas Inspired Outfit +Styling a Fringe Skirt

It is that time of the year again where I round up modest fashion bloggers to bring you this year’s Modest Disney Style Challenge 2016! This marks the second year ModestlyHot hosts the Modest Disney Princess Look Book ! Join along in the fun by seeing the looks that the other ladies recreated on Instagram, and there will also be Disney themed giveaways all throughout our Disney Week! So without further ado, let’s get started with Disney look #1:

POCAHONTAS!

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All throughout this post there will be fun facts so keep scrolling to read all of them!

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Fun Fact #1: Why yes I did indeed climb these rocks with 5 inch heels😉 Had my friend (photographer) Mildred scared to death! 

Disclaimer: Pretty please do not try this at home! It was not a safe place to be hiking with heels, but a blogger has to get her Pocahontas shots!

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DIY Pocahontas Costume Essentials also known as the Pocahontas Starter Kit😉

Here’s what you will need:

  1. Brown Fringe Skirt
  2. White Top
  3. Straightened Hair
  4. A chunky tribal turquoise necklace
  5. Brown Matte Lipstick (I used the Essence Matte Lip Liner in Soft berry! $2)

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I finally found the PERFECT and MODEST fringe skirt on Poshmark!! No slip needed!

Usually with a fringe skirt the fringe would not be full enough to be modest, however this one not only was a lined skirt, but the fringe was full of beautiful movement!

Oh did I mention that it was only $9?!

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Now that’s what I call a fringe skirt! Cannot believe this was a skirt originally from Forever 21! All you Poshmarkers go ahead and follow J’s Closet on Poshmark! Incredibly fast shipping and beautiful clothes! img_3425 (1)

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Fun Fact #2: This location was literally 15 minutes away from my home! The perks of living in Utah! We are truly blessed to call this part of Utah’s “backyard”! #BeUtahful
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A necklace that makes a statement! Mirina Collections sent me this STUNNING turquoise tribal inspired famous necklace! By far one of my favorites! Where Tribal meets Glamour! img_3332 (1)img_3421 (1)img_3435 (1)

Fun Fact #3: Shoes and Purse are brought you by Target: Expect more, Pay Less, (a lot less😉

Purse: Clearance $11

Heels: $14 Clearance as well!

 

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Fun Fact #4: I NEVER straighten my hair! I’m not sure why I just don’t! lol 

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FUN FACT #5: Amanda from Aesthically You is the best at Eyelash Extensions in Utah!

I am not just saying that! She truly is very gentle yet effective at her job! My eyelashes can look good as soon as I wake up! What I liked the most about them was the amount of curl they had and they were not heavy at all!

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By far this had to be one of my favorite shoots and totally on trend for fall!

This would had not been possible without the help of Mildred Harris !!

All of the outfit details will be listed down below as always!

See ya tomorrow Disney Fans!
God Bless,

Ashley Amber

 

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Fringe Skirt || Eyelash Extensions by Amanda  || Photography by: Mildred Harris || Shoes and Purse || Turquoise Statement necklace 

 

Fall Fashion Modest Outfits 2016! Tribal Skirt & Maroon Featuring LuLa Roe Review!

Happy Wednesday!!

Well today was officially my last day working at my In-N-Out home store #245 for the summer!

I have mixed emotions about it all really, one part of me is excited to return to the grind of Bible college, the other part of me is just bummed out that I have to leave the comforts of my home, work, and family behind! As soon as I have adjusted to my new managers, associates and my schedule it is time to leave and readjust again to a new environment.

However the constant changes are beneficial to the overall growth of a person. Change brings daily challenges to rise up against, new faces to meet, and a chance to extend Christ’s love to others I would have never met if I stay in Utah. So with that being said, BRING IT ON Fall Semester!!

I may not be the smartest, strongest, nor most talented, but I know of someone who is all that and much more!! I’m so grateful that God is more interested in my AVAILABILITY than my ABILITY!

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”

2 Corinthians 12:9

 

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So onto today’s fall fashion modest outfits for 2016! & let me tell you I have plenty in store for you ladies!!

I was sent this gorgeous tribal printed pencil skirt from LuLa Roe by the kind Laura Medina who shares in ModestlyHot’s same mission in providing faith and fashion inspiration to ladies all across the globe!

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I am obsessed with my Cassie style pencil skirt from LuLa Roe! Literally the comfiest outfit and brand on the planet!! Laura Picked this gorgeous piece out for me and it tied in beautifully with my fall modest look book!

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If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I bought every single color of these one size stretchy long sleeved tops! They are the perfect fit and go with EVERY OUTFIT and for $4.99 you cannot beat that price! Look for them in the “one size'” tops at the end of the aisle! They’ve added new fall colors like mustard, maroon, plum and olive green!

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GASP!! I am not wearing heels?! What is wrong with me? lol jk!

Hear me out for a second,

Lace up flats,

in Fall colors

at Rue 21

for $8! Go! Now! & Come back and read this post later I won’t get offended at all😉

Enough said😉

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Royal Cobalt blue to accentuate the background color of this tribal print skirt!

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GASP #2!!! I am wearing a hat?! Yeah this blog post is full of surprises isn’t it?

Thanks to my dear friend and photographer Mildred aka the expert in trendy hat wear for convincing me to try it out! lol

This beauty I scored at Forever 21, it was pricier than what I am used to paying for an accessory , but the pictures turned out great so I am satisfied!

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That does it for modest fall look numero uno! Many more are to come this week!

So what is my overall consensus on this LuLa Roe Cassie Skirt?

 

F A B😀 OR DRAB?:( 

MOST DEFINITELY FAB!

I like list making so here are my reasons on why I dig this skirt!

  1. COMFORT:  A comfy skirt will always have a special place in my heart!
  2. CUTENESS! Fall calls for warm sweaters, pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING and tribal prints!  
  3. MODEST: Length comes right at my knee, It is not uber tight, and has a stretchy waistband

This is ModestlyHot and I approve this message ; )

Til Next Time!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

LuLa Roe Tribal Pencil Skirt || Photography: Mildred Harris ||  Lace Up Flats: Rue 21

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Meet My City Monday: Lantern Festival Plus DISCOUNTED TICKETS!! 8/20/16

Bucket list worthy event this weekend? Yes Please!

That’s right I will be at Lantern fest THIS SATURDAY, August 20, 2016!

This is how Salt Lake City does Summer right! Come join us for an enchanting evening full of food, music, and a magical lantern lighting ceremony where you can write on your lantern watch it float in the night sky!

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Lantern festival is amazing for offering ModestlyHot friends a chance to score these tickets at a DISCOUNTED price using the code “MODESTLYHOT20” at checkout! maxresdefault

Come join us in this spectacular bucket list event this Saturday! All the information will be listed down below!

 

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Official Lantern Festival website

DISCOUNTED LANTERN FESTIVAL TICKETS: “MODESTLYHOT20″

WHERE & WHEN

Saturday, August 20th 2016
Utah Motorsports Campus, 2901 Sheep Ln, Tooele, Utah, 84074

EVENT DAY INFO:

Gates open at 4pm.

Lanterns will fly when the sun goes down. Be sure to arrive early enough to park, check-in and find a place to enjoy the event.

The racetrack will be offering limited RV and Campsites for the event. To reserve your RV or Campsite please contact Vickie Zollinger. vicki.zollinger@umcampus.com 435-216-5565

THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU:

**Feel free to bring cold food (chips, sandwiches, etc) and water. Please do not bring in a hard sided cooler, glass bottles, or alcohol. It will be confiscated. No tailgating.

A blanket or chairs for sitting
A jacket in case you get chilly
A smile, because you’re never fully dressed without it
Some money or a credit card to buy a snack or drink
Your dancing shoes!

Oh and one more thing, please try to carpool. The venue may be charging for parking.

**If we have to postpone or cancel the event for any unforeseen circumstances, ie. extreme weather, you will be notified by email and social media 1 hour before the gates open to give you updated event information.