πŸ‡±πŸ‡·Modest Fourth of July Outfit Inspiration πŸ‡±πŸ‡·

Hello and Happy Fourth Everyone! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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 holidayπŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜πŸ˜Š (next to Christmas of course!)  

I just love all the fireworks, festivals and foodπŸ˜‰


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 #ootdπŸ‘Œ 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 flagπŸ‡±πŸ‡·


  • 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 &RedπŸ’™β€οΈ



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 β€‹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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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!Β Β 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!Β 

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 β€œModestlyHot” 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 isΒ Β 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 ΒΎ 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 PhotographyΒ 

 

πŸ‚πŸπŸƒModest Fall Fashion: Plaids,Navy & Burgundy Featuring Sierra Brooke Clothing! Β 

Hello and Happy Sunday!! πŸ˜πŸ’› 

Way to go we’ve made it to another week closer to Christmas Break!! 

I apologize for being totally M.I.A. This week but we had the pleasure of having a local high schooler visiting  our dorm for College Days which made the week pretty full!

In the midst of all this we still had our classes, homework, services and some pretty awesome activities! 

Like Laser Tag in the church gym! 

 So here’s a quick recap on the activities we helped to set up for College Days! 

Bubble Soccer! (Still pretty sore from this!πŸ˜†)   
   
Rochelle,Me and Linla! ❀️❀️❀️

 
It was so much fun setting up laser tag even though I feel like I need to catch up on sleep!😴😴 😴

Without further ado let’s move onto today’s outfit!! 

  

I just adore my Sierra Brooke Plaid Dress!!!😍😍😍 

Isn’t the plaid perfect for fall and the holidays?!?πŸ‚πŸπŸƒ πŸ˜πŸŒ²β„οΈπŸŽ

  
This dress can be worn alone and the cut of it is super stunning! 

It features a classic navy plaid pattern with princess seams and is just the right amount of length for modesty purposes! 

  
One of the reasons I am huge fan of this dress is because it is so versatile! Also it doesn’t require any ironing and you can just grab it and go! (Gotta love that!) 

   
    

I decided on giving this dress a bit of a fall fashion tranformation! πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ You’ll probably  see this dress featured in my upcoming Holiday Lookbook !

   
   
Fall Fashion Style Tip*

You can transform any outfit into fall fashion by adding key accessories such as shown above. 

Anything cognac,burgundy, deep reds and Browns will transition any outfit to fall!πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ

I just adore my Two 12 fashion cognac wrap belt! I am always wearing it!

This wine colored bubble statement necklace from Our World Boutique  Has definitely been a Fall essential this season! Go ahead and check out these amazing sites! They are so affordable and friendly! 

Two 12 Fashion: 

Follow on Instagram @two12fashion

Our World Boutique :

Follow on Instagram: 

@ourworldboutique

 

 For hair and makeup I decided on soft Browns and matte dust rose colored lips and blush color from E.L.F.!

  
For $3 they are totally better than some high end brands at Sephora!

I’m currently wearing  the shade “Tea Rose ” which makes a great everyday neutral! 

Since this dress has a Princess style  cut, it is only fit to accompany it with Princess hair!πŸ‘‘

There’s just something about pinning back only one part of your hair to the back that makes for a classy feminine hairstyle!

   
   
That’s wraps up today’s Sunday’s best!

Till Next Time !

Also don’t forget to check out this stunning navy plaid dress from Sierra Brooke!(links down below!)

Sierra Brooke Modest Clothing!

Follow on Instagram:

@sierrabrookeclothing

God Bless you!πŸ’™β€οΈ


πŸŒ»πŸƒπŸModest Fall Floral LookBook!πŸŒ»πŸƒπŸ Featuring Skirts and More!🌻

Hello Friends!

  
Happy Monday!! I can’t believe its only 44 days til I get to go on Christmas break!πŸ˜±πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸ» 

This semester is almost coming to a close and I cannot wait to get back home !❀️ 

As you all may have noticed I have a love for rich fall colors and florals!

This lookbook really came by accident when I was looking through my camera roll and saw an ongoing  theme all throughout: Fall Florals! 

So without further ado, lets get on with the lookbook!πŸŒ»πŸƒπŸ

  
Look #1 Sunflower Pleated Midi skirt +Burgundy Crochet Top! 

  I love this sunflower pleated midi skirt from Skirts and More IG Shop! 

You guys I just love my midi skirts they are the PERFECT length and they flare out beautifully! 

I love this skirt because its a perfect transitioning skirt from summer to fall just by changing the top and some accessories! 

I added my fav fall top must have from Rue 21 which is a gorgeous marsala/burgundy colored crochet top ! It has been an essential for this fall season and not to mention that I scored it on the clearance rack!πŸ‘πŸ» 

   
   
Cognac wedges from Justfab are always a must because they are so comfy and I adore the color cognac!

I totally reccomend checking out their skirts especially this sunflower one! 😍 🌻

Skirts and More Modest Shop! 

Look #2 Boho Floral Maxi Dress featuring Adornit Shoppe!

   
 
 Look #3 Mustard,Floral & Lace! 

   

 
Look #4 Retro Fall Floral! Featuring Florence Adams Store!

   
 
Look #5 Floral Midi Skirt, Burgundy & Crochet!

   

   
Look #6 Princess Fall Floral! Featuring The Klassy Girl Boutique!

  
Here’s a look at the fall floral roundup! Seriously my fav time of th year!! 

Hope you all enjoyed this and I’ll chat with you tommorow ! Make sure to follow me on Instagram for everything I’m up to for the week! @ModestlyHot

God Bless 

Xoxo,

AshleyπŸ’•

   
 

How to Style a Tulle Skirt: Plaid & Tulle! Featuring Taralynns BoutiqueπŸπŸƒπŸ‚βœ¨πŸ‚πŸƒπŸβœ¨πŸ‚πŸƒπŸβœ¨πŸ‚πŸƒπŸ

Hello and Happy Sunday!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I hope you all had a wonderful church service! Sunday mornings are always the best because I get to squeeze in a little bit more sleep! And by sleeping in I mean like sleeping in til 6:00am LOL
  

So today’s outfit was actually planned yesterday afternoon when I received this adorable package in my mailbox from Taralynn’s Boutique ! (SO EXCITING!😍😍😍😍) I opened up the package (like a gorilla btw😁) and saw the most amazing white tulle skirt ever!! 

  
It’s like a white fluffy cloud of cuteness!!😍☁️ (according to my roommate it looks like a fluffy white cloud lol!☁️) 

I gasped out loud and headed toward my dresser to pair up my new skirt with a plaid shirt! 

You guys for ages I have been wanting to recreate this outfit on Pinterest! !It’s actually a fall themed wedding but could be worn for a cute contrasting fall outfit using a tulle skirt! 

  
    

Fall was clearly on my mind and I decided  on wearing golds,coppers and burnt reds for today’s makeup! 

I adore this lip color from Wet N wild which is actually an exact dupe for MAC’s Rebel lipstick! The only difference is the priceπŸ’Έ One is $2 and the other is $14! I bet you can guess which one I like more now πŸ˜‰ 

   

 For my hair I only spent a max of 10 minutes on it! I just teased the crown of my hair and added one of those hair pieces that look like a scrunchy to add more volume to my low side bun! Hello 90’s trend!) 

   

  

  I love plaid and tulle together because it dresses down the tulle skirt but looks so chic! 
Of course you can’t have plaid without pearls!! πŸ™ŒπŸ» 

   
    
 
I adore this white tulle skirt! This outfit would be great for Christmas!! I love the fact that this skirt is so stretchy in the waistline so it allows me to eat as much as I want without feeling like I’m going to explode! 

LOL

   
   
I’ve had many tulle skirts over the past year but this one is probably the better structured one for sure! It keeps its shape all day long and I don’t feel the need to wear an extra tulle skirt underneath for volume!

I could see from the package that the skirt was so fluffy and full of life! Perfect for twirling πŸ˜‰ (admit it you do it too !) 

   
   
Well that’s all for today’s post! 

Gotta head on out and take care of the 3 year olds! Wish me luck! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š 

God Bless,

Xoxo

AshleyπŸ’•

  

πŸ’•Mint, Pink &Polkadots! +GIVEAWAY from Let’s Be Modest Shop!πŸ’•

Hello lovelies!!πŸ˜πŸ’• 

Happy  Saturday to you! 

I’m so excited to share today’s outfit post and there’s also going to be a giveaway so stay tuned til the end! 

    

I was feeling a abut colorful today and went for my favorite color combo; pink and mint!πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’• 

  It’s been such a gorgeous past few days here in LancasterπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒ» The weather is cooling down, but it still feels like summer! I’m pretty used to cold weather back home in Utah  so when people say it’s “cold”here and it’s only 70 degrees I can’t help but be grateful that’s their coldest temp around here ! ⛄️❄️    
I will say this though the winds are fierce!πŸ’¨ When I first came here I thought it was going to be difficult to be modest because of the heat, but actually the Lancaster winds make modesty 100x difficult ESPECIALLY if you like to wear full A-line  skirts!πŸ™†πŸ»  But I do enjoy a challenge I must say! #bringitlancasterwinds πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ’¨ 

  
I did a little subtle pattern mixing today because it’s Saturday and it just feels right! LOL 

I adore a gorgeous quatrefoil print!! I finally found what my scarfs print was called!! Haha! One day at JoAnn’s I was trying to explain to the fabric lady that this fabric was really popular and had a funky four square design! (Pretty clear huh?) She looked at me with that blank stare people give you when they think you’ve completely lost your mind! 

After that interesting fabric hunt fail I was more determined than ever to find the name of that design so I did a little Google image search with the fabric and bam! Here is the proper  definition: 

Quatrefoil:

an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or four-leaf clover. 

Well you learn something new everyday! 

Let’s talk about this scarf for a second!!πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’™ Not only is it a gorgeous quatrefoil print with a stunning mint color, BUT it has a secret compartment zipper where you can stash your cash, card or lipgloss!😱 

   
 Mind. blown.πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£ 

This scarf is perfect for a day like this because when you’re out soulwinning (door knocking inviting people to church!) you need to have your hands free! I will definitely be storing my scan card,iPhone and some cash! πŸ“±πŸ’³πŸ’° 

GENUIS! 

This cute scarf will be part of today’s giveaway thanks to Let’s Be Modest Shop!!  

You’ve been patient and have made it near the end of the blog post! I think that deserves a giveawayπŸ˜‰ 

Alright girlies me and the awesome ladies at Lets Be Modest Shop are teaming up to bring you a chance to win a gorgeous quatrefoilmint stash scarf! 

To Enter:

1.Follow @LetsBModest on Insagram 

2.Follow @ModestlyHot 

3. Tag as many friends in the comment section below! Each friend= one entry! (We will be checking πŸ˜‰) 

4.BonusπŸŽ‰ For 10 additional entries additionalComment down below what items YOU would stash in your scarf? 

And That’s it! Giveaway will end Wednesday at midnight! GOOD LUCK!πŸ’•

AshleyπŸ’•

   
   
 

 

⚫️βšͺ️✨Black, White Striped Midi Skirt Outfit Featuring Two 12 Fashion✨⚫️βšͺ️

Hello friends and Happy Thursday!! 

Boy what a week! Tests almost everyday got me feeling exhausted and stressed out but I have to remember to keep calm and dress up because that’s the only way I can relax and enjoy my day lol! 

For today’s outfit I decided on going all monochrome with my new fav belt from Two 12 Fashion!!😍😍✨✨✨

   
 
  
You guys this belt was made for me!!!! Aaah!!!πŸ˜βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ» Its gold,AND  it has a bow !! What more could you ask for?!? 

I can see this belt with almost everything I wear! Gold metal bar belts are pretty awesome but that bow just makes it that much more glam!βœ¨πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»

   
 
When I saw the belt I knew exactly what I wanted to pair it up with: black , white, and gold for a chic monochrome outfit! 

   
   
This skirt is definitely a classic! It’s from Taralynns Boutique !

It kind of reminds me of the popular Kate Spade striped midi skirt but for 1/3 of the price!! 

   
   
My black solid colored top is from Ross which was on clearance for just $3! Best $3 spent! 

My necklace is from Walmart and let me tell you how thrilled I am that Walmart has gorgeous boutique style necklaces for just $3-$5! 

For shoes I had to wear my Valentino inspired Rockstud heels! They go with every single outfit!πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ˜‰ 

  
  
My bag was actually from a local Utah mall and they had a variety of colors: a nude/beige color, a red one and a black one! Knowing myself I knew I was going to dirty up the red and nude one way too quickly so I went for black! 

I adore a good structured bag almost like a satchel that resembles an antique doctor’s bag! 

   
 
For my hair I’m actually quite surprised on how it turned out considering I only did it in 15 minutes! You know those days where you are lazily curling your hair and you know it’s going to be a huge fail but you do it anyways? Well this morning was one of those days! I think what saved the curls was that I used the pin-curl technique. Basically you curl your hair and catch it before it falls in your hand and pin the curls up in a circle just like they did back in the 50s!  

 
Well that wraps up today’s post!! 

Hope you enjoyed it and make sure to keep  smiling todayπŸ˜„β€οΈ 

God Bless!

Xoxo,

Ashley