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 😉

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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! 😉 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 😉

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. 😀

 

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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 

 

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Watercolor Floral Friday & GIVEAWAY!! Featuring Sierra Brooke Clothing!

Happy Friday Ladies!!

Can you believe June is fast approaching next week?! I certainly cannot!

If you follow me on my Instagram  @ModestlyHot you already know that many exciting changes are taking place regarding my logo, website, and business cards!

I am beyond THRILLED with the outcome! The logo is so me! Gold, Glitter, and a soft, blush pink for a more sleek and modern logo for the website ! {COMING SOON!}

Believe it or not, it was my dad’s idea to have my business cards printed in gold foiling! He is a strong believer in that a business card should be a quality card that someone actually wants to keep. I couldn’t agree more! Thank you all for the wonderful feedback received on these changes, and I hope to serve you ladies better with the new website I am working on.

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So since it is Friday, and it’s a beautiful day out, I think floral would be just fitting for a day like today! Today, I will be reviewing the awesome modest clothing company Sierra Brooke ! I am sure you ladies have heard of them before as they were one of the first modest shops I have encountered. Don’t you just love shopping at websites that you need not to worry about hemlines being too short, clothing being too tight etc? I certainly do!

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CAUTION: THE FOLLOWING OUTFIT IS BRIGHT  lol

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Oh yes! When it comes to color I tend not to hold anything back really. Summer is just around the corner, and I think we can all agree that summer is awesome, bright, and cheerful, so why can’t our outfits reflect that too? LOL #bloggerlogic

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Watercolor print has been all the rage this year, whether it would be on notebooks, planners, clothing, or cute quotes, its no wonder I want everything watercolor! (I ultimately blame Kate Spade though 😉

The skirt I am wearing is in a size small and it features a stretchy waistband (love that!)

The print is an array of gorgeous, ultra bright colors that scream spring and summer season!

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On a side note: How fun are these Rue 21 Neon yellow studded heels? I purchased them last summer, and am still loving how bold and bright they are, yet they still embody classiness with the style of the shoe.

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Now let’s talk about accessories! A classy yellow 7 flower statement necklace was added for even more floral, feminine detailing, and a pop of color against my hot pink blouse.

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Fun Fact: This rosette statement necklace is where my collecting of statement necklaces all began! I believe it was 3 years ago, when J.Crew came out with these stunning necklaces that every blogger/Instagrammer had to have! Well, a quick search on Poshmark scored me my very first rosette statement necklace, and the obsession grew to acquire just about every single color to my collection!

P.S. A hair tutorial on this “Princess Half-Half Down” hair-do will be up next week, so keep an eye out for that! Thank you to all who requested it, seeing as it is my favorite go-to hairstyle that goes with every outfit!

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Since it’s Friday, and I love this skirt so much I was talking to Sierra Brooke and they thought it would be a great idea to share the love with you guys, and give you a chance to win this fabulous modest midi skirt!
Can I just say, Thank you to all the generous companies who are willing to give ModestlyHot followers a chance to win all these fabulous prizes!

 

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WIN THIS SKIRT from Sierra Brooke Clothing!

As always simple and easy rules because I know y’all are busy bees!

Here’s how to Enter:

  1. Follow @ModestlyHot and @SierraBrookeclothing
  2. Tag all your friends!! Every comment= 1 Entry More entries, more likely you’ll be the winner!
  3. BROWNIE POINTS BONUS: Repost this picture for {wait for it} 50 Additonal entries! use hashtag #modestlyhot and #sierrabrooke (I will be checking and counting entries)

GIVEAWAY ends Sunday, May 29th at 12 pm MST!

As always Good luck and God Bless! Thank you all for 26K Followers on IG!

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✨✨✨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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Denim & Lace Modest Outfit!+ GIVEAWAY to Golden Lemon Boutique!

Happy Monday Girlies!!

Rainy, gloomy days in Utah call for french pastries and a cup of hot tea from La Bonne Vie! 

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 Tiramisu Heaven!

 

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Today I will be reviewing the Golden Lemon Boutique‘s “Always a Bridesmaid Skirt!”

{Stay tuned til the end of the post for a giveaway!}

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Golden Lemon Boutique is a one-stop shop for the classiest modest apparel! They’ve taken all the guess work out of it! No more questioning whether if it is too short, or too tight, Shannon and her team have done the modest check for us!

I chose this gorgeous cream colored, jacquard organza skirt with side zipper closure, simply because of the classiness it portrayed.

I ordered mine in a size small and it falls right below my knee! (I am 5’3 for reference)

Since the skirt was super dressy already I paired it up with a classic chambray shirt!

And you know what I always say, “When in doubt wear Chambray!” 

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For accessories I wore my  Rue 21 “Queen” necklace as I’d like to call it! It is so glamorous and turns ANY outfit from drab to fab! Check it out! It is still available and one of their best sellers!

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I am simply in love with this princess inspired skirt! The pleating, and organza all around the skirt make it simply fit for royalty! I wore my sparkly Betsey Johnson pointed bow heels to finish off the look!

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Alright I’d say we start off the week right with a giveaway! Golden Lemon Boutique and I have teamed up to bring you a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to their modest boutique!

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I always try to make my giveaways super easy to enter and most importantly quick! There is nothing worse than trying to enter a giveaway with 20+ prerequisites!

So here it goes guys!

To Enter on Instagram!

  1. Follow me @ModestlyHot and @goldenlemonboutique on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you can!! Each friend=1 entry!

And that’s it! Yep it’s just that easy!

Giveaway will end Wednesday, May 18 at midnight MST!

Good Luck and God Bless!

xoxo,

Ashley Amber

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How to wear a Graphic Tee Shirt and Tulle Skirt Featuring Shop All Shade!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!

Wednesdays are a great day to wear a dressy outfit for church, but not as dressy as Sunday attire. That is why a tulle skirt paired up with a fun graphic tee is perfect for days like these! This graphic tee shirt was sent to me to review by the lovely ladies over at Shop All Shade! 

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Being a girly girl, I am more gravitated toward pink, glitter, and bows, but whenever I come across a “glammed up” version of a casual tee I’m all in! This shirt features a solid black background color with the lettering printed in shiny, eye catching gold! Gold is always a good idea 😉

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I love the adorable quote printed on the shirt “Good as Gold” reminding us to strive daily for a heart of gold. This shirt reminds me of two of my favorite life verses that are great, daily reminders of preserving our hearts of gold!

Having a heart of gold simply means to be very kind hearted and of a generous nature. When we exhibit kindness we are reflecting God Himself! It is not in our human nature to be kindhearted, or generous, but by the working of God within us we are able to demonstrate benevolence, even to those who we may not think deserve it.

I understand that it is a struggle to love EVERYONE but God gave a command, and it should be fully obeyed.Instead, Look at everyone through the eyes of Christ! It will make a huge difference I promise!

Remember we love, because He first loved us!

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We love him, because he first loved us. ❤

Proverbs 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

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But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

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Who doesn’t love the comfort of a tee shirt while still looking feminine?! I promise you this shirt will be on repeat! I love the fact that the material of this shirt is so soft and not scratchy like most other tees!

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This yellow tulle skirt is “Old Faithful” in my closet! I believe I purchased it 3 years ago for a Snow White inspired look and I am pleased of how well it has held up!

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On a side note how darling are these gold foiled journals from Walmart?! Yes Walmart! Perfect to use as prayer journals, devotional thoughts, to-do lists, blogger planning etc!

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I think it is now time for a GIVEAWAY! (Yay for giveaways 2 days in a row!)

I have teamed up with the lovely ladies at Shop All Shade  to give y’all a chance on winning this “Good as Gold” Graphic Tee!  If you cannot wait and must have it now I will provide the link to this graphic tee down below!

>>>>>Good as Gold Graphic Tee! HERE <<<<<<<

To Enter:

  1. Follow me @Modestlyhot 🙂 and @ShopAllShade on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you can!! Each friend= 1 Entry!
  3. BONUS 10 ENTRIES: Repost this picture and hashtag #modestlyhot #shopallshadegiveaway

Giveaway will be open for 48 hours and end on Friday, May 13 at 12:00pm MST!

GOOD LUCK and God Bless!!!

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🌻🌷💛Modest Floral Midi Dress Review Featuring Salty Bae Boutique💛🌷🌻

Hello and Happy Tuesday Lovelies! As I looked out my window today I observed the perfect spring day unfold, sunny clear skies, big, fluffy clouds, and birds perching on the trees.

“Oooh, this a great day to wear my spring floral scuba dress!” So I thought.

As I grabbed my purse and headed toward the door, the coldest winter breeze caught me off guard! Yep, it was F R E E Z I N G ! Oh Utah and your “fake sunny” days! Regardless, it feels wonderful to be back in my home state! #beUTAHful

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Today’s outfit I will review this stunning, modest floral scuba dress from Salty Bae Boutique!

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Let’s talk about the print! Quick Confession! I simply cannot resist a good floral, polkadot or stripe print! Floral print just sets off something in my brain that draws me to purchase it! It’s a medical condition I promise 😉

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The colors are the perfect transitional colors from season to season! I can totally see this dress being worn all year round by adding a mustard cardigan and boots in the fall, to wearing it with soft cognac colored accessories for a soft, spring look!

The fit is absolutely fabulous! Not too tight, not too loose, but just right! I think Goldilocks would approve!

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Hair and Makeup: 

For hair and makeup, I decided on using my favorite Essence lipliner in “Soft Berry”.

I recently been into soft, mauve colors on my lips and my blush (E.L.F “Mellow Mauve”)!

It just seems to work with my ivory skin tone more than say a pinker shade of blush/lip!

If you follow me on Snapchat you already know that I used my 24K Gold curling wand from Bombay Hair to achieve these soft,wavy curls!

 

Now I believe it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!!

Salty Bae Boutique and I have decided to bring you a giveaway of anything of your choosing on Salty Bae’s Website!

To Enter:

  1. Follow @ModestlyHot and @saltybaeboutique on Instagram
  2. Like the picture ❤
  3. TAG ALL YOUR FRIENDS! Each friend=1 entry!

Giveaway will end in 48 hours! Thursday, May 12 at Midnight!

Good luck and God Bless!!

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🌻🍃🍁Modest Fall Floral LookBook!🌻🍃🍁 Featuring Skirts and More!🌻

Hello Friends!

  
Happy Monday!! I can’t believe its only 44 days til I get to go on Christmas break!😱🎉🙌🏻 

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!🌻🍃🍁

  
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!👍🏻 

   
   
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,

Ashley💕