🇱🇷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 

ULTIMATE Modest Easter Shopping Guide! Modest Easter Outfits 2017

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Here we go again! The hunt for the PERFECT Easter dress is on! With just less than just 2 weeks you totally know exactly what you are going to wear for Easter right?!

If you answered no to this question I completely understand your pain and am here to give a couple of options! (Affordable options too! I got you girls 😉

If you are anything like the procrastinator I am then this little shopping guide will be just for you! {Be on the lookout for part #2 of this shopping guide!}

Alright get ready to start scrolling!!

 

Modest Easter Outfit #1: The “Poppy”Skirt

Boutique: Sun Scout

Price Range: $$

COUPON CODES/SALES: 15% OFF by using the code “MODESTLYHOT15” at checkout! It works even on all sale/clearance items!!

Design Aesthetic: Beautiful, watercolor poppy print on a full and well structured pleated midi skirt! Sizing up is recommended!

Behind “The Look”:

This skirt is so well made and screamed to be paired up with rich and expensive looking tones such as a classy mustard! i did not want to take away anything from this gorgeous skirt and because it already has so many vibrant colors, I chose to tone it down with a retro inspired mustard top.

Styling Tips: Go for Classy and add a pop of color with your shoe!

A plain white tee or even a dark navy will take this skirt to the next level of classiness! Very versatile and can work with so many different tops!

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Modest Easter Outfit #2: Feminine Florals

Boutique: Sun Scout

Price Range: $

Coupon Codes/SALES: 15% OFF by using the code “MODESTLYHOT15” at checkout! It works even on all sale/clearance items!!

Design Aesthetic: Pockets ladies!! It has POCKETS! A super comfortable material with a unique texture that makes it very unique from all my other floral midi skirts. Color palette includes: mustard, yellows, greens, blush pink, & white.

Behind “The Look”:

My thought process behind this look was to let the skirt speak for itself but I added a fun pair of floral JustFab printed wedges to make it spring ready! There is something about this mustard colored top that adds richness to all my skirts! Current Fav!

 

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Bows on my toes! Super cute!

 

Modest Easter Outfit #3: It’s all in the sleeves!

Boutique: Slaydon and Rose 

Price Range: $$

Coupon Codes/SALES: 15% OFF using code “EASTER15” at checkout!

Design Aesthetic:

If there is a dress that includes all of this season’s trends it is this one! Bell sleeves, midi length, crinkle effect material, and it is super light and airy! Loving the subtle tone of blue and the effortless floral! Simple zipper closure on the back and has minimal stretch.

Behind “The Look”:

This dress honestly needs no bells or whistles! It sits perfectly on the body and can be worn alone with a simple long pendant necklace. I decided to emphasize my waist by adding a cognac belt and the cutest laced up cognac chunky heels!

It’s a no brainer, no iron, out-the-door kinda dress! (The lazy girl in me kinda really likes that 😉

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Modest Easter Outfit #4: Princess Floral Showstopper Maxi Skirt

Boutique: Narrow Road Closet

Price Range: $$

Coupon Codes/SALES: N/A

Design Aesthetic:

This skirt is for the glamorous girl who loves a dramatic, showstopper skirt! The colors are rich & vibrant, it stretches for an uber comfortable fit and the print is perfect for Easter! It provides alot of movement and is perfect for special occasions/photoshoots!

Behind “The Look”:

I wanted to bring out the hues of royal blue in this skirt by adding a royal blue crop top with a high waisted maxi skirt! My inspiration was “Tribal Princess.” I wanted to add more drama to this skirt by mixing the super feminine floral print with a tribal/native inspired statement necklace.

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Well that does it for today ladies!! I hope this post has given you a bit of inspiration for your Easter day outfit! Part #2 is coming soon!! {On my way to shoot more spring looks for you guys! ;)}

See ya soon!

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of all these boutiques 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!)

SPECIAL THANKS TO MY AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER: Marissa for these lovely photographs taken at the Utah State Capitol!

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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!

P.S. Every skirt girl needs to make a trip down to Utah “aka” modest shopping heaven! 14680509_10154567289693838_6897378747497153496_n.jpg

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

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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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Have a question or comment about anything I can be of a help to you? Contact me below                            via email! Always love getting to interact with you guys one on one!

 

 

Love in Christ,

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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!  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 

 

How to Style a Tulle Skirt: Plaid & Tulle! Featuring Taralynns Boutique🍁🍃🍂✨🍂🍃🍁✨🍂🍃🍁✨🍂🍃🍁

Hello and Happy Sunday!!🎉🎉 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 price💸 One is $2 and the other is $14! I bet you can guess which one I like more now 😉 

   

 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!! 🙌🏻 

   
    
 
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! 

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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 😉 (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! 😉😊 

God Bless,

Xoxo

Ashley💕

  

$20 Modest Outfit Challenge! Week #2! Featuring Lauren from Modern Modesty!

Happy Monday!!!

I hope the Monday blues aren’t too terrible for you all! My Monday is actually quite pleasant today! (I blame the weather!)

It’s week #2 of the $20 Modest Outfit Challenge!!!

So excited to see what deals our modest fashion bloggers scored!!

This week is Lauren’s turn from Modern Modesty!

Oh and by the way her name is pronounced (luh-ren) Heheh I love it!! So chic!

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I love the color combination!! Green and cobalt are so trendy for the summer!

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She did an amazing job!!! I mean J. Crew Skirt for $11.99?! Yes please!!!

Here is the Lauren’s Grand total!

Blouse: TJMaxx $9.99
Skirt: JCrew $11.99
Grand Total: $21.98 (So close!)
Way to Go Lauren!

Be sure to check Lauren’s Modest Fashion Blog!!

Believe it or not I feel as though most of my outfits (skirt and top ) have been under $20! I wanted to share with you the deals I found this past week at Rue21!

I quickly went to browse through the sales they had and boy what perfect timing to go when they had the ENTIRE store on sale!

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EEK! Super excited because Rue 21 is already so affordable!

Walking in I saw a skirt that was made just for me and I couldn’t believe the price!!

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A blush tulle skirt?!! for just $20 +extra savings on top of that!?

I ADORE tulle skirts and I’m usually paying $30-$60 each!

But wait! There’s more!

I actually scored this dreamy floral blouse in the clearance rack!! It was marked down to $9.99 but had an additional percentage off making it only $6.99!

Now with the tulle skirt it was $20 + the floral blouse $6.99 making the total $26.99

Almost $7 over budget but I knew I wasn’t going to stop the savings right there!

So I pulled out of my magical barney bag (hahah what? Didn’t you watch Barney as a kid? lol)

a $10 OFF when you spent $20 or more!

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And the choir sang ”Hallelujah” as I saw the grand total of just $16.99! Which means that I scored my blush tulle skirt for just $8.50!

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So here is the complete roundup!

Floral Blouse: Rue 21 $9.99 On sale but $6.99 with additional percentage off!

Blush Tulle Skirt: Rue 21 $20.00

Grand Total before coupon: $26.99

Grand Total after coupon: $16.99

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This week’s $20 Modest Outfit Challenge has been so much fun and I have a couple more in store!!!

Well that’s a wrap!

Til Next Time!

XOXO,

Ashley

$20 Modest Outfit Challenge!!

Happy Mid Week Everyone!!!

You’re almost there you guys!! The weekend is coming I promise!!

So while we wait for the weekend…..

I am so excited to announce a new blog series (Drum roll please!)

The $20 Modest Outfit Challenge!!

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That’s right! Every Wednesday a modest fashion blogger will put her money saving savvy skills to the ultimate test!!

I did this challenge a long time ago and decided to repeat it again just because it’s so much fun!!

I love shopping the clearance rack and using as many coupons as the cashier will let me scan lol! (PRO TIP: Make friends with your cashier you never know when they’ll scan their 40% OFF employee discount just for you!)

I was encouraged to do this challenge because I want to let girls know that:

A: You can shop at regular chain stores and still find modest clothing or make them work!

and

B: Dressing modestly does not have to break the bank!

So without further ado, here is one of my outfits for under $20!

Here are the rules if you’d wish to follow along!!

~Your Outfit has to be under or $20

~ Shoes are not included but can be if you’re a pro like that!

So of course when you hear affordable clothing you think of shopping at ROSS!

It’s just the natural thing to do!

I not only found one outfit but 3!!

I found this GORGEOUS floral skater dress at the Juniors section and INSTANTLY fell in love!! So on trend for summer and it looks very chic with the right accessories!

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These dresses do run very small! I had to size up all the way up to a size Large!

I decided to pair up this floral dress with the rich tones of cognac! I LOVE cognac! It’s so shabby chic!

I scored this dress for just $9.99!! Major score!

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Now this dress hit exactly at my knee which was great when I am standing up but for modesty reasons I added a lace skirt extender! Plus I love the touch of lace paired up with the floral print!

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This dress is already so colorful and amazing! So a white necklace seemed appropriate!

I got this necklace at a Utah Fashion Expo Event for just $3!!

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Alright so here’s the breakdown!

Floral Skater Dress: $9.99 but $10.68 w/tax

White Teardrop Necklace : $3

Cognac Belt: $3

GRAND TOTAL: $16.68!!

I hope you follow along this challenge and tag me on Instagram if you do!!

Can’t wait to see them!!

Til Next Time!

XOXO,

Ashley

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