🇱🇷Modest Fourth of July Outfit Inspiration 🇱🇷

Hello and Happy Fourth Everyone! 😊💙

Wooo I barely made the cut this year for Fourth of July outfits! (It always gets crazy busy toward the end of June/beginning of July!) 

Fourth of July is my favorite holiday🇱🇷👌😍😊 (next to Christmas of course!)  

I just love all the fireworks, festivals and food😉


I rarely shop for a new outfit on the Fourth of July because more than half of my wardrobe already is red, white and blue or nautical! 

So let me challenge you today to shop your own closet and create your own unique #ootd👌 By mixing and matching pieces you already own! 

For a little outfit inspo here is what I came up with using items that were already in my closet! 

Outfit #1: Stars, Stripes, Dots & Tulle 

  • Patriotic Sweater: Poshmark
  • White Tulle Skirt: Taralynn’s Boutique 
  • Polka Dot Heels: Shoedazzle (last season) 

Outfit #2 Polkadots & Stripes 


  • Navy Polkadot Blouse: DownEast 
  • Red striped Midi Skirt: Taralynn’s Boutique 
  • Red Bow Heels: JustFab 

Outfit #3 Anchors & Stripes 

If you haven’t already noticed this red striped Midi skirt makes Fourth of July outfits that much cuter since it resembles the stripes on our flag🇱🇷


  • Anchor Blouse: Rue 21
  • Red Striped Midi Skirt: Taralynn’s Boutique 
  • Nude Heels: DownEast

Outfit #4 Nautical Patriotic Outfit 

  • Anchor Long Sleeve: Rue21
  • White Midi Skirt: Taralynn’s Boutique 
  • Anchor Heels: Amazon 

Outfit #5 Casual Tee & Gingham 


A monthly scripture tee delivered to your door😊 

  • Red Gingham Midi Skirt: DownEast
  • Anchor Sandals: Claire’s 

Outfit #6 Chambray Chic & Gingham


  • Chambray Shirt & Gingham Skirt: Downeast Basics 

Outfit #7 Accesories for the Win

Comfy Stripes & Pops of Blue &Red💙❤️



Outfit #8 Denim Dresses 

PRO TIP: 

Think red lipstick as an accessory to transform your denim dress into a retro patriotic outfit. 


  • Denim Dress: Shabby Apple (size 4)

Outfit #9 Red, White & Blue 

  • Blue Blouse: VeryJane
  • White a Tulle Midi Skirt: Taralynn’s Boutique 
  • Red Bow Heels: GoJane 

Outfit #10 Its all in the sleeves 


Obsessed with this season’s dramtic ruffle sleeves! I just had to throw this one in! 

  • Americana Headband: Claire’s 
  • Blue Ruffle Off the shoulder top: Ross 
  • Red Midi Skirt : Taralynn’s Boutique 
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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! XD 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!

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Photography by: Ashley Orellana

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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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Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress Featuring Winsome Sash Boutique!+ FREE VS PINK NATION FREEBIE 6/28/16

On Mondays we wear PINK! Literally this whole post turned out to be all things PINK related without me trying lol!

Last Thursday was National Pink Day and I rounded up all my fellow modest sisters for a quick photoshoot at this adorable pink wall! Go give each of these fab ladies a follow on Instagram if you haven’t already!

(From left to right)

Keara  @modest_style

Emily @modestgoddess_

Karli @teach.shop.love

Ashley Amber @ModestlyHot

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Speaking about PINK you can score yourself a free VS PINK Headband tomorrow 6/28/16 by simply signing up to PINK NATION or downloading the PINK nation app (simple and free!) and showing them at your local VS PINK store the mobile coupon! Thanks to Tina from Free Stuff Finder for this freebie!

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And onto today’s blog post which coincidentally is also pink!

Oh my! Pink, floral, modest and oh so comfortable? This dress is all of the above and so easy to move in!  This gorgeous dress is from  Winsome Sash Boutique, a clothing boutique that delivers a fusion of polished sophistication and elegance combined with classic modesty.

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I adore the color scheme of this dress, the pink, brown and mauve color palette is so perfect for spring and summer.

Now, let’s talk about the length of this maxi dress, I am a shortie (5’3 to be exact) and this dress is very long, longer than most maxi dresses so I would definitely recommend wearing some tall heels with this dress!

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Surprisingly, I did not feel the need to wear anymore accessories beside my go-to cognac wavy band belt!

P.S. Check out how long my nails grew! A blog post on what has been working to grow out my nails is coming soon!

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You would think that this long sleeved dress would be too hot to wear in the heat of the day, but actually I noticed that because of the lightweight material it is made out of it’s actually quite a breathable dress!

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I am so grateful for this past week that we were able to reach 28K followers! And it is honestly crazy to think that this journey started with a 17 year old girl who was so camera shy, and  hid when people busted out a camera. lol! It’s been a great journey full of learning and interacting with you girls who know the struggle of choosing to live a life that is pleasing to God even when the world is constantly opposing it. I have found so much encouragement and joy by your sweet comments, emails and collaborations! THANK YOU! Continue to grow in Christ and never be ashamed of promoting modesty, this world truly needs your “salted light”!

Matthew 5:13-16(KJV)

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress || Cognac Wavy Belt || Photography: Mildred Harris Photography

 

 

Blush, Floral, Pink & Pleats Featuring Shop Sevan + GIVEAWAY!

Happiest of Tuesdays Lovelies!! Happy 2nd Day of Summer!

To celebrate summer I thought I would recreate a modest boho inspired look.

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Lace, pink, pleats and a stunning  floral crown from MauLoa Floral Designs  to complete my modest bohemian outfit!

I absolutely love this custom made floral crown from MauLoa Floral Designs!  I gave her my vision on what I wanted it to look like and she totally created it my dream floral crown!

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I scored this dainty lace top from Ross about a week ago for just $15!  I checked my local Ross again, and they got another shipment in of theses boho inspired baby doll tops also in the color blush pink! (Totally on my wanted list!)

Ross is just a super fun store in which all my expectations are exceeded every single time!

Seriously, Ross does clearance aisles the best!

Shop Sevan is a new local boutique I am completely obsessed it! The boutique is run by the cutest couple Evan and Sara Johnson hence the cute name “Sevan”! (Get it? Sarah+Evan=SEVAN)

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I am enamored with this chiffon, pleated maxi skirt because, it is completely modest and fully lined! I love when skirts do not require an additional layering slip ESPECIALLY in the summer heat! Thanks Shop Sevan!!

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Okay, these chunky, cognac, lace up heels from Just Fab are simply divine! The size of the heel make them uber comfortable to walk and trot all day in them without the pain!

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You know what time it is! ACCESSORY TIME! 

For the longest time I have been longing for a fold over leopard clutch and I finally found one from Taralynn’s Boutique!! It is the “purrfect” clutch that surprisingly holds all of my odds and ends! Think of it as a condensed Mary Poppins bag 😉

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Funny “ModestlyHot Mishap”  (as my brother tends to call my blogger behind the scenes happenings) as me and Mildred (my friend and also photographer) were driving to our photoshoot location, I receive an email from Esprit Raw Flowers, a local Utah floral shop who provided the flower arrangements for this photoshoot! I was more than thrilled to be have such GORGEOUS fresh, cut flowers part of this shoot! A big THANK YOU to Esprit Raw Flowers!

You can find more ModestlyHot snapshots on my snapchat @Modestly.Hot 😉

Take a peek at my daily life as a modest fashion blogger.

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P.S. did y’all notice the new wispy bangs? lol I have yet to get used to having hair near my face at all times, but I really like the way they frame my face.

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I hope you all have a great Tuesday and I will be talking to you in my next blog post!

ALSO I will be hosting a giveaway with Shop Sevan for you guys on Wednesday on my Instagram! You do not want to miss this one! As always for your convenience

Verse of the Day: Romans 8:28

 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” 

Blush Pleated Maxi Skirt || White Lace Boho Top  || Leopard Fold Over Clutch

Floral Crown || Floral Arrangement Bouquet || Photography by Mildred Harris 

 

 

 

Classic Stripes Midi Dress Featuring Kingdom & State + Art Meets Fashion Show Event!

Ahh yes the classic striped dress! A dress that will stand the test of time, pair up beautifully with any color or print you throw at it, and is fit for any occasion!

In fact, I felt inspired to write an “original” poem for this classic staple piece especially written for you, yes you  behind your screen 😉

Roses are Red,

Violets are Blue,

A striped dress is a necessity

And your closet agrees with me too!

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But in all seriousness, because we take our fashion very serious here at ModestlyHot Headquarters, aka my room with a stuffed animal on the shelf, a striped dress will CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE.

Okay,

That was a tad bit dramatic, but newsflash most bloggers usually are!

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How G O R G E O U S is the structure of this Kingdom and State dress?

Classic, BOLD, and timeless, I think Paris would be proud!

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If I had three thumbs, I would totally give this dress  3 thumbs up! (Now that is a weird thought and we are just going to scroll right along as if we didn’t read that okay? 😀

It’s ACCESSORY TIME!

Why am I so pumped for this segment? Um, maybe because my earring were $3 AND FROM

Wait for it…..

WALMART! Yep, you read that right! Walmart!

And let’s not even get me started on this Vintage Statement Necklace!  I finally found the exact same necklace on Amazon for you girls! Prime shipping is available on this piece, so you can also be enjoying this necklace in as little as 2 days!

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Hello $3 Walmart Earrings!

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Now that’s a statement!

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I wore my classic striped dress this past month to the Art Meets Fashion Show Event in Salt Lake City! If you follow me on Snapchat you probably got an inside view of this event! Hint hint* for those of you not following me yet, here you go 😉 @Modestly.Hot

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Black and White Shoedazzle Heels for a monochromatic look!

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A stunning location, the runway was the entire mansion beginning from the top to the bottom.

A variety of different art displays!

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The outdoor displays were amazing! There were models inside the rain displays with the coolest of lighting!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Love you Lots!

God Bless,

Ashley

 

Classic Striped Dress || Vintage Statement Necklace || Black and White Colorblock Heels  (similar here)  || Photography Credits: Trish Karen Photography

 

 

How to be “ModestlyHot” When It’s Hot! 5 Tips to Dressing Modestly in the Summer!

Happy Wednesday!

I am beyond thrilled to announce the completion of my very first magazine article with the gorgeous ladies at Sparkler’s Magazine!  Let me tell you about the light this sparkling trio shines through their articles! I have personally got to know these lovely ladies through Instagram and emailing them back and forth, and instantly knew they were the most genuine ladies called to be an encouragement everywhere they go!

I don’t think they realize how much they have encouraged me to continue blogging especially in college when time seemed to be very limited to even take a breather for myself! I was honored to be asked to write an article for their June/July Issue!

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From left to right, Hollie, Claudia and Heather.

So without further ado, I’d like to give you a sneak peek on my blog about the tips and tricks on How to be “ModestlyHot” when it’s Hot!

To view the entire article with the tips and tricks on dressing both modestly and stylishly click the link down below!

FULL ARTICLE: How to be “ModestlyHot” When It’s Hot! 

Here comes the bright, hot, sun, and now we know the summer season has officially begun!

Temperatures are rising, and modest girls everywhere are breaking a sweat, literally! Summer means saying goodbye to our beloved cardigans and our layering fashions, but fret not as a modest fashion blogger I am here to share with you my tips and tricks on staying “ModestlyHot” when it’s hot! So join me in putting away our long sleeved cardigans, because it’s much too hot for that, and we can all agree that sweating is not a cute look on anyone!

 

Tip #1: Say YES to the Dress(es)!

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Isn’t this dress from Fashion Crush Co. simply stunning?!

Mint Floral Wrap Maxi Dress: Fashion Crush Co.

Giveaway Sneak Peek!! $75 Gift Card to Fashion Crush Co. will be happening tomorrow, Thursday June 9 on Instagram!

A comfy, baseball tee shirt dress is just what summer ordered! The Grey Striped Jordan dress from BrickYard Buffalo is  the ultimate grab and go dress perfect for your busy lifestyle! (Oh and it’s also on sale right now!)

Grey Jordan Striped Midi Dress: Brickyard Buffalo *ON SALE*

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Loose maxi dresses, t-shirt dresses,and midi dresses are all going to be our best friends in the summer season! Make sure to find dresses that already have a ¾ length sleeve or short sleeves, so that no additional layering is needed!

ModestlyHot PRO Tip: Stand out from the rest by adding a pop of color with a fabulous statement necklace! Belts are also a great accessory for added color, and to cinch that waist!

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Tip #2: It’s time to tie the knot! (with Chambray & Button downs)

Oh what would we do without you chambray! A classic wardrobe staple that transitions throughout seasons so seamlessly! This summer look like a fashion trendsetter by simply tying your chambray/button down shirts in a knot!

ModestlyHot PRO Tip: To tie the perfect knot leave 3-4 buttons, unbuttoned, and gather your shirt 2 inches above your natural waist!

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Skirt Extenders are a must have for summer! They provide modest coverage for those “almost long enough” dresses! In addition to adding 3-4 inches they add a cute and frilly detail to your skirts and dresses!

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If you have enjoyed these 2 tips on dressing stylishly and modestly in the summer, I would recommend checking out the full article on staying covered and cute!

God Bless!

HOW TO DRESS MODEST AND STYLISHLY IN THE SUMMER!

Outfit Details:

Mint Floral Wrap Maxi Dress: Fashion Crush Co.

 

Grey Jordan Striped Midi Dress: Brickyard Buffalo *ON SALE*

 

Faded Glory White Scalloped Dress: Walmart

 

Cognac Wedges: JustFab

Photography Credits: Charissa Lee Photography 

 

✨✨✨All I need is Jesus and Glitter✨✨✨ Graphic Tee & Tulle Skirt Outfit + GIVEAWAY!!✨✨ 

Happy Friday Eve Lovelies!!

The weekend is upon us yet again, and what a busy week it has been! I attended earlier this week the Art Meets Fashion Show at the stunning McCune Mansion! {Details of the event will be posted later this week!}

For now, I have to say my favorite graphic tees are the ones that ultimately have                                                   G L I T T E R ! ! 

And wait till I show you the most perfect graphic tee sent to me to review by Shop Hello Grace! 

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Oh. my! Could there be a tee that more perfectly describes this blogger!?

Jesus? Check!

Glitter? Check!

Donates 10% to a good cause? {Love Bought International} Check!

One very VERY  happy blogger? Super Check!

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In all seriousness, I can totally see myself wearing this every single day with all my skirts!

The fit is superb and the glitter is so sparkly! To dress up even more this tee, I added a pink thrifted blazer with a white tulle skirt from Taralynn’s Boutique. 

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Pink, Gold, Glitter it’s just an all around YES!

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Whenever a company decides to collaborate with ModestlyHot it is always a plus when they are as much faith based as well as fashion based. That is why I decided to accept and support Hello Grace! They make quality, well designed  products inspired by the goodness of God’s grace! With all the negative publicity on graphic tee shirts nowadays, we need to spread the positive message and be the light and salt of the earth this world needs!

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Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:13-16 {More like passage of the day but it’s all so good!}

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Don’t go just yet! Shop Hello Grace and I have teamed to give you a chance to win a graphic tee of your choice from Shop Hello Grace’s website! 

Here’s how to enter! (As always entering is easy peasy!)

  1. Follow me @Modestlyhot and @Shophellograce on Instagram
  2. Tag all of your friends who love cute faith inspired tees!
  3.  BONUS 25+ Additional Entries if you repost this picture and hashtag #shophellograce #modestlyhot

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Giveaway ends on Saturday, May 28 at 12pm MST! Good luck and God Bless!

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