Modest Summer Trend Guide 2017 How to dress trendy & modest in summer!

Let’s be honest ladies, summer is the hardest season to stay modest and covered while not roasting alive in the heat!

I feel ya!

So I have compiled a guide on how to rock summer hottest trends while staying cute and covered! (You can store away your cardi’s ladies!)

**You’ll definitely want to keep scrolling ūüėČ **

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 Summer Trends 2017: Everything Embroidered!

Feminine, Floral, & Fringe Embroidered Kimonos

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Okay all the heart eyes for this trend! As far as I’m concerned you can just go ahead and embroider everything!

There’s just something so romantically bohemian about blue and white embroidery.

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PRO TIP: Trendy Style on a Budget!

This college student loves to save as much money as possible and there are two stores that I always make sure to check out!

Ross and Rue 21!

Here’s the thing, not only will these two stores keep you in the know, but ultimately they will save you money! Remember trends will eventually fade away (unless it’s the infamous chambray shirt) then you’d probably be better off saving as much as you can.

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Summer Trend 2017: Dainty Layered Necklaces & Wood Accessories

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There’s nothing more chic than a dainty¬†5 layered necklace! Also, there is nothing more tragic/irritating when they become tangled! You may want to hang these necklaces to avoid the panic of untangling them last minute for your outfit. ( R.I.P to all the necklaces broken due to my impatience)

>>>Click here<<<< to shop amazing $4.00 layered necklaces!

Pop on some cool wood accessories to be summer ready!

>>>Click Here<<<< to shop my personal favorite wood watch!

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Summer Trends 2017: Easy Breezy Beautiful?

Maxi Dress.

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Ah yes, the maxi dress, a modest girl’s version of yoga pants ‚̧

If you’ve ever tried one of these beauties on a hot summer day they are the most comfortable and relieving articles of clothing EVER!

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Love this outfit? Pin Away ūüėČ

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That is all for today babes! (Otherwise this post will be extremely long!)

Stay and Pin your fav images to your boards and until next time!

Photography by: Marissa Valdez in Daybreak Utah 
Portions of this blog post have been sponsored & all my opinions 
remain my own.I am grateful for sponsorships that continue to support
my blogging journey!

 

 

Casual and Comfy Modest Outfits! Featuring Sierra Brooke & Deela Couture

Happy Friday! Finals are over and my second fall semester at West Coast Baptist College is officially over and I am beyond excited to be back home in Utah! Looking back from a year ago to my first fall semester God has definitely moved and worked in my heart and I cannot believe how much I have grown since that first semester. This topic deserves a blog post all on its own, but for now I can only express gratitude toward God and my parents for allowing me to attend an institution that still believes in the power of prayer and the Word of God.

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Casual Modest Outfit #1: Deela Couture 

During finals week, it is the most stressful time for all of us on campus! Finals week deserves comfy, cute, and no-ironing needed type of dresses! This is why modest swing dresses are the way to go!

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I am absolutely obsessed with this black and white modest swing dress from Deela Couture. It is so classy and comfy! I paired up this dress with a classic, country chic, horse bit buckle belt with my cognac chunky heels from Target! Of course I could not forget a floppy wool hat from Walmart!  (DIRECT LINK) Probably the cheapest I have seen them ($10) and they carry them in all sorts of colors!

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I love that Deela Couture makes all of their clothing with quality and makes sure that every piece is designed to provide comfort and style! I just had to have this dress!! img_7756

Casual modest Outfit #2: Comfy Fall Floral Striped Dress from Sierra Brooke Clothing

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I absolutely LOVE this glamorous dress!! The bold stripes, the maroon colors, and the floral print make it one of my favorites!! It is such a unique dress that it is no wonder that it is a hot selling item! img_7752img_7753

The Chelsea dress is very stretchy and I love the fact that the length is modestly long yet not too long where it hits the awkward length! Sierra Brooke is RIGHT NOW offering 10% OFF any purchase by using the code: “SBFRIENDS” at checkout!¬†

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I hope you guys check out these amazing websites for modest clothing and definitely consider buying one (or two) for you and as gifts for your skirt girls!

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What I Wore:
“Chelsea” Maroon Striped Floral Dress: Sierra Brooke¬†

Black and White Swing Dress: Deela Couture 

Chic Floppy Hat: Walmart

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Jasmine Nicole Labra 

Instagram:

@labraphotography 

Sponsorship and Clothing Provided by:

Instagram: Sierra Brooke Clothing @sierrabrookeclothing

Instagram:  Deela Couture @deela_couture 

Let’s Connect!

ModestlyHot Official Facebook Page

ModestlyHot Instagram: @ModestlyHot

 

*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Sierra Brooke & Deela Couture 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!)

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 ūüėČ ), 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 ūüėȬ†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 ūüėÄ

 

 

 

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!

ModestlyHot Official Facebook Page

ModestlyHot Instagram: @ModestlyHot

Follow my adventures and college student life on SnapChat: @Modestly.Hot

*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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Meet My City Monday: Salt Lake City Eva’s Bakery & Kate Middleton Inspired Outfits!

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It’s that time again for another installment of “Meet My City Monday!” This week I will be featuring the cutest little bakery, Eva’s Bakery in downtown SLC!

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Arriving There: Eva’s Bakery in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City on Main street! Getting there is super simple even without the help of Google maps! You definitely will not miss it! The bakery stands out because it is a gorgeous royal blue with French decor!

Know Before You Go: Parking will most likely be on the curb of the busy street on Main, however there is usually a spot available depending on what time of day you go. If not, be prepared to park either at City Creek park or further down the street.

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It is no secret that one of my favorite fashion icons hands down is the elegant Kate Middleton which today’s outfits were all inspired by her keen and elegant sense of fashion!

Look #1: Regal in Royal Blue 

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This beautiful white and royal blue midi skirt {with pockets btw!} reminds me of fine china that you may see at the Buckingham Palace. ūüėČ

Of course a bright neon yellow was used to accentuate and complement the rich royal blue thanks to the use of the color wheel.

ModestlyHot PRO Tip: Use the color wheel to your fashion advantage when you don’t have a clue on what to wear!¬†

Look #2: Blush on Blush Princess Formal Outfit

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I think this has to be one of my favorite outfits so far! I scored this gorgeous 1950’s blush colored peplum blazer from my local thrift store for just $5! Also paired this up with my new favorite skirt from Ross! Just $10

$15 scores you a Kate Middleton inspired outfit!

Mind. Blown.

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How gorgeous is this Pinterest famous statement necklace?! More details soon to come on where you can get your hands on one! My photographer and awesome friend Trish is about to launch her own jewelry and fashion line in the fall!!

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Look #3: Pretty in Pink & Polkadots

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A simple pink on pink outfit with a pop of mint! A more casual (yet princess inspired) take on Kate Middleton’s fashion.

Special Thanks to the gorgeous and talented Charissa Lee who shot this whole photoshoot so quickly! (Because everyone knows I cannot keep up a straight face for more than an hour lol!)

All the outfit, photography and makeup used in this photoshoot will be listed down below!

God Bless and have a great Monday!

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White Floral and Royal Blue Midi Skirt || Photography by:Charissa Lee  

Lemon Yellow Studded Heels || Blush Pencil Skirt ($16.99) || Mint Strap Heels 

Eva’s Bakery || Matte Berry Lip color¬†

 

 

 

 

Happy National Ice Cream Day Featuring Halo Top Creamery!

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Happy Sundae Funday!

Sweet Treat Sunday?

Sunday A La Mode?

Clearly I had way too many opening lines for this blog post! (That’s a first!)

Whatever the title may be, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

(Sorry I had to sneak that last one in ūüėČ

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Happy National Ice Cream Day! It’s the All-American treat that never goes out of style!

I am a HUGE and I mean HUGE ice cream fan!! However most of you who are following me on SnapChat (if you haven’t already followed me on snapchat you totally should! ūüėČ Modestly.Hot) ¬†know that I have been on a weight loss journey (coming soon to the blog) of losing 10 pounds! (Currently down 12! woohoo! )

As a result I have been reducing my calorie and sugar intake which meant ice

cream was totally off limits!

{INSERT Sad Emoji Face here}
Until the ice cream angels of Halo Top creamery enlightened me with information that I could have the entire pint of ice cream for only 240 calories a pint!

QUICK! Someone pinch me and grab me a spoon!

Even better a 1/2 cup of ice cream is just 60 calories with just 4g of sugar!

At last, Healthy Ice Cream!!

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This collaboration was a match made in heaven, not only because they came at the ice cream deprived stage of my life, but I couldn’t agree more with the branding of the gold foil top! (If you have not noticed we love our gold around here).

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The flavors I chose were Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, and Lemon Cake.

What I immediately noticed as I opened the pint was that it stayed frozen for a longer time, which is explained on the back of the pint.

Halo Top does not use artificial softeners, no corn syrup, no synthetic growth hormones which explains why it freezes a little harder than the other guys!

But hey it is totally worth the wait!

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Here are quick mini reviews of each of the 4 flavors I chose:

Vanilla Bean:

PROS: Probably one of the most “natural” tasting ice creams of them all!

You can definitely taste the organic vanilla beans and the sea salt! None of that artificial “fake” tasting vanilla!

CONS:¬†If you prefer ice cream full of “in your face” flavor, this pint may have your palette desiring for more.

However, I actually enjoy the softness in flavor without being overly sweet.

Chocolate:

PROS: This pint truly delivers on the authentic taste of cocoa beans! Strong but delightful!

Rich but not overindulgent where I wished I would have skipped dessert all together.

CONS: It tastes darker than milk chocolate, but not as potent as dark chocolate. Strictly  milk chocolate fans might opt for another flavor.

Lemon Cake: 

PROS:¬†Rich, creamy and you DEFINITELY won’t miss the cake at all!! It tastes exactly like a lemon cake! No joke! I know which pint I am reaching for when a cake craving at midnight strikes! SOOO GOOD!

CONS:¬†It is the most rich out of all four flavors, you have been warned ūüėČ

Mint Chocolate Chip: 

PROS: Hands down my favorite one!! You wont miss out on any of the major competitors version of mint chocolate chip because this one is right up there with them! Plus its high packed with protein and low sugar!

CONS: There are no cons to this one. Period. ūüėÄ

 

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DIY ICE CREAM SPRINKLE INSPIRED OUTFIT!

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A white tulle skirt + Popsicle sticks + one crazy blogger with a hot glue gun = DIY Sprinkle Skirt! 

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How genius is this sprinkle inspired DIY thanks to the gals at Treasures and Travels Blog! 

A late night spent on Pinterest is the result of this skirt!

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Oh! Before I forget in honor of National Ice Cream Day, the awesome team of Halo Top  and I have teamed up to bring one lucky ModestlyHot friend a chance to win 4 FREE Pints of their choice!! (giveaway will be posted later tonight!)

As always, Thank you for 29.6K friends followers on IG!!!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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White Tulle Skirt || Organic Healthy Ice Cream || Photography by: Charissa Lee

DIY Ice Cream Skirt Tutorial 

 

Pink Modest Floral Dress Featuring Indigo & Sage + GIVEAWAY!!!

Ready, Set? Floral!

If you have been following me for even a short period of time, you know my favorite kind of print (besides anchor print) is a feminine floral!

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This dress is especially one of my favorites because the dress resembles that of an artist sketching out a flawless floral scenery with watercolors!

The detail of the brush strokes and complimentary colors make this floral dress unique!

Indigo and Sage is an online boutique based in Utah (Yeah home town pride!)  and asked me to review and style this dress for you guys! Of course I accepted!

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On a side note can I just express how grateful I am to be able to share my beliefs and ideas on such a creative platform as this? I am truly blessed to call you all my brothers and sisters in Christ, and the amount of encouragement you give me daily is something I genuinely appreciate!

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I added to this dress my Peek A Boo Chic  Cream crochet layering slip to add a frill to the already girly print! Plus it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to modesty!

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I also added my infamous GoJane Hot Pink studded heels  and a five strand pearl necklace for even more fancy schmacy details!

Now looking at the elements of this outfit I guess you could categorize it as a “modern Grandma” revamp inspired outfit! Crochet, lace, floral and pearls in a modern yet still modest outfit that I’m sure Grandma would approve!

 

Oh you guys I cannot wait to share something spectacular that happened this week!

 

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AAAH!!!!! I cannot believe this!!! Guess who is going to be attending the Hello live conference VIP style?!!

I am so glad you are not able to hear my screams and shrieks right now!

If you have no clue why this crazy girl on the other side of the screen is so excited, let me enlighten you!

Hello live conference is a conference specifically for bloggers with special guest speakers and workshops providing you with all the tips and resources you need as a blogger to further your “blogging career”!

If you are not following me on SnapChat you totally should! As I will be taking you along with me all throughout the conference!
@Modestly.Hot

Anyways on that happy note, let us end this Thursday right with a giveaway! Indigo and Sage have been so generous in offering all ModestlyHot friends and followers an opportunity to WIN THIS DRESS! Check out my Instagram later tonight for more details!
Hope you all have a fun and blessed weekend!

VERSE OF THE DAY:

2 Corinthians 12:10 King James Version (KJV)

10¬†Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

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Pink Watercolor Floral Dress || Hot Pink Studded Heels || Cream crochet lace skirt extender || Photography: Mildred Harris 

 

 

 

Modest 4th of July Outfits Lookbook!

Happy 240th Birthday America!

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150 million hotdogs, 285 million pounds of fireworks, and $48 million will be spent by consumers shopping for anything, red, white and blue! (that would include me lol!)

Next to Christmas, 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I cannot explain exactly why, but it is!

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Nothing is ever free, though to you it be.  Somewhere, Somehow, Someone paid.

American Liberty surely is great, Liberty in Christ is greater!

 

As I was reading through my devotions this morning it dawned on me that celebrating 4th of July as a Christian takes a whole new meaning on also being liberated from the bondage of sin.

Even though U.S citizens have freedom, ironically some are still held by the chains of their sins. Chains that can only be broken by placing one’s trust on Jesus Christ.

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“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

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Look #1: Red, White, & Blue (and don’t forget bows! ūüėČ

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This white tulle skirt has been paired up with so many different types of looks! Seriously it pairs up with anything you throw at it! This is a great option for a fancy night out on the 4th!

Look #2: Stars & Stripes AND Anchors!  

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I’m sorry did someone say anchor heels?! And for how much?

Hello $9.99 heels!

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Stay tuned because more looks will be added tomorrow! All outfit, photography and links will be listed down below!

VERSE OF THE DAY: 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 33:12

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White Tulle Skirt || Anchor Blouse (similar) || Anchor Striped Heels ||

Photography: Trish Karen Photography