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.

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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. 😉

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 

 

 

 

 

Meet My City Monday: Best Utah Nail Salon Featuring NAILED Salon Review!

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Welcome to a new blog series, “Meet My City Monday” where I will be giving you a tour of my personal favorites in my home state (ahem the best state EVER lol) Utah!

Today will be a review on the infamous NAILED! salon located in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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Arriving there: The NAILED! salon/boutique is located in Salt Lake City, Utah

in a quaint but endearing neighborhood that could easily be missed if you do not have your google maps turned on. Here is the specific address:

875 700 S , Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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On Mondays Ashley and Karli get manicures and pedicures at NAILED! salon.

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First Impression: When we first arrived at the salon we were enamored by the most adorable story tale entrance of this quaint little house turned into a nail salon!

As I walked in I was instantly greeted by the girl at the counter with the best customer service and she was totally fine by this weird blogger taking random pictures of their establishment.

The main entrance of this salon is the cutest boutique filled with the trendiest of items and seating areas for you to sit and wait for your appointment. While I was waiting I was instructed to go pick a nail polish color for a much needed pedicure!

Of course I went with a rose gold glitter OPI nail polish! (I forgot the exact name!)

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My gorgeous friend Karli from @teach.shop.love  and I, very much could get used to getting pampered like this every day! It’s always a fun time when we get to catch up with each other!

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Once we were seated our wonderful nail techs did their job and then some!

Both of our nail techs carried on a conversation as if we’ve known each other forever! (Totally not awkward!)

They were pretty efficient in their work, yet they did not RUSH us! No wonder they have won “Best of the Beehive” numerous times, and even featured on Instyle Magazine!

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This nail salon exemplifies what it is to live in the gorgeous state of Utah. The overall experience is warm and inviting, yet always achieving excellency. Many places in Utah have a very “home-y” feel to them all while being top notch in their industries. This is what i love most about my home state! I cannot wait to share my even more of favorite places in my awesome city, Salt Lake City!

If you are a Utah local I have linked below the business hours and the exact directions. I totally recommend them and encourage you to go check them out next time you need to pamper yourself!

Until next time!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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NAILED! Salon
875 E 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
nailedboutique.com
(801) 532-6245
Open now: 9AM–8PM

 

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 

 

 

 

ShoeDazzle, JustFab + More Shoe HAUL!

Hello friends!!!

Happy 100th Post!!! I woke up to a WordPress notification that ModestlyHot has written 100 posts today!

There isn’t anything else I’d rather do than to create content and share it with you guys!!

Shoutout to all you faithful blog followers that keep sticking with me (even though I ramble at times lol)! A standing ovation to all of you!

So Saturdays are meant for shopping right ladies? And by shopping I totally mean online shopping! No waiting in lines, sore feet, or spending more money than anticipated!

So without further ado, let’s get on with the shoes!!

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So for these first three pairs of shoes I actually went to the mall and stumbled across a hot shoe sale! 😉

All the shoes were on clearance for just $5.99!!!

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Immediately I gasped and said, ”CINDERELLA SHOES!” They have a gorgeous double t-strap heels with these cool glitter holographic print all over the shoes!

I couldn’t resist picking up the gold pair as well!

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Can you say Valentino?! I love these rockstud sandals that very much resemble Valentino!

I fell in love with the red stud details, and the vibrant color!

Now onto the online purchases!! Let’s start with ShoeDazzle !

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GASP!!! Am I dreaming ?! Is this real life?!! These shoes are the total Princess package!! ❤

They kind of remind me of Kate Middleton or Princess Diana!

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The style of these shoes are the ”Lennox” style and is everything you’d want for a special occasion!

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Hello Gorgeous! I was beyond thrilled when I opened up the pink ShoeDazzle box and saw these adorable spring wedges!!

I am not a huge fan of wedges, but I couldn’t resist these beauties!

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Okay guys Think FAST! What do these heels remind you of?

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……..*Jeopardy Themed Music Plays*…………..

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If you answered;

Who is Minnie Mouse?

You are totally spot on!

And they’re actually called the ”Minnie” on Shoedazzle’s site!

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I also picked up another pair of the ”Minnie” shoe in a soft baby blue gingham print!

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Aren’t these stunning?!

To make the deal even sweeter you can get ShoeDazzle heels for 75%OFF using my personal referral link below!

Get 75% OFF ShoeDazzle Heels Here!

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These are some more of my shoe picks which I have yet to receive in the mail!

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So these sandals are 1000X better than this picture will ever show!

I got them from Just Fab at their End of Summer Clearance Sale a month ago and let me tell you that these were the smartest purchase yet! They go with everything!

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If ya’ll follow me on Instagram then you guys know that these beauties have been on replay constantly in my outfits!

The color is what got me! I have a soft spot (more like weakness) for anything cognac colored!

You guys can get 50% OFF JustFab Shoes by also checking out my personal referral link below!

Get 50% OFF JustFab Shoes!

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Well that wraps up today’s post!! Hope you all have a blessed day!

God Bless!

XOXO,

Ashley

💕🌷🌸Mint, Pink & Floral Midi Skirt Outfit!🌸🌷💕 +GIVEAWAY!!

Happy 🍟day Lovelies!!

My never fail color combination of mint and pink strikes again on a casual Friday!

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Mint and pink brings me nothing but pure joy when I see it paired up together! Maybe because it reminds me of a vintage 1950s Ice Cream Shop! 🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦

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Today’s casual modest outfit features all of my favs into one ensemble!!
Floral, mint, pockets, pearls and of course Pink!!💕💕💕😍
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Let’s pause for a second and talk about this skirt??!😍🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
I mean is modest, the gorgeous floral print and of course the pièce de résistance; the pockets!!😭💕
Don’t even get me started on how much I LOVE when dresses and skirts have built in pockets! Epitome of comfy!!

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A good tip that always works for me when I have a skirt with a busy print like this one is to pick one color from the skirt and splash it on your top!
For example, this skirt can be worn with lavender, yellow, forest green, white and hot pink since they are all found in this skirt!
This skirt is from an adorable Instagram Shop Florence Adams Store!

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I just love finding small shops on Instagram that offer cute clothes with good bargains! And plus you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to acquire cute clothes! (No waiting in line? yes please!❤️) Let’s remember to shop small and help out small businesses!🌻

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Now who’s ready for a Giveaway!!??

It’ll be a quick and easy one I promise!!

Florence Adams Store is giving you girlies 2 $25 Gift Cards to their shop one for you and one for your friend!! 🌻

To Enter:

1. You must be following @ModestlyHot and @FlorenceAdamsStore On Instagram!

2. Tag A Friend who would love to win the 2nd Gift Card!!

3. For more chances to win repost my picture with the hashtag #modestlyhot

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That’s it! Giveaway will end Monday at midnight! Good luck!!🌸🌸🌸🌸

Til Next Time!
God Bless,

Ashley

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🌸Modest Floral Midi Skirt Outfit!!+ Blogger Yard Sale Recap ! 🌸

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
As we are saying farewell to summer and hello to fall I thought I’d wear one last “summery” outfit!

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I’d like to call this look a modern take of Grandma’s couch! LOL🌻🌸💕
I knew this skirt reminded me of something but I couldn’t exactly pinpoint it.

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I scored this gorgeous floral midi skirt at a clearance type store here in Utah! It was originally $30 but on sale for just $15 with additional percentage off making it a grand total of just $11 with tax! Now that’s a sweet deal!
You guys I have seen quite a few floral skirts but none like this one!
The skirt is actually made out of a mesh so it’s not only airy and so SO comfy but it keeps it’s a-line shape!
(No need for a petticoat! )

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Now for my shirt it’s actually a Kate Spade blouse from the closet of Megan also known as Darling on a Dollar! I scored great buys from the Blogger Yard Sale we had over the weekend!
I mean Kate Spade for $15?!! Yes please! (Compare at $300?😳 #yeahsavings!)

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Isn’t this top and skirt a match made in heaven?!?😍 Love the floral print detailing on the collar! (I’m a sucker for details😍)

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For shoes I am obsessed with these GoJane pointed bow flats!
I adore a classy pair of nude heels and with bows?!? Stawwwp it!😍 Hello longer looking legs!😉 #styletip

Here’s a recap from the Blogger Yard Sale we had! It was a blast! I don’t know about you but I’m those kinds of people that love to see what treasures lie in Yard sales! I don’t know what’s more fun the deal hunting or browsing through other people’s treasures!

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It’s always fun catching up with these girls!!

Well that wraps up today’s post! Hope you all have a fabulous day and stay tuned for more blog posts coming this week!!
God Bless!
Til Next Time!
Xoxo,
Ashley

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