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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4 Tips on Dressing Modestly & Glamorously! Modest Prom & Formal Dress Hack!

Am I the only one who gets frustrated when I am shopping around for a formal dress and  everything in the store is either too tight, too low-cut, too short, sleeveless, or has the most obnoxious slit toward the thigh? (seriously who wants to see that?!)

Well let me tell you this girl refuses to settle for a less than spectacular formal dress! I think every girl deserves a dress that meets her modest standards while feeling absolutely confident and glamorous while wearing it! So, without further ado,

Here are my 4 Tips on Dressing Modestly and Glamorously!

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Tip #1: Pick a Bold, Rich Color!

Rich colors such as royal blue, purple, rich red, etc. communicates elegance, wealth, sophistication, and intelligence. Even if the dress is of a simple structure, the color choice alone can make it look posh and refined without all the “bling”.

This is a great tip if “bling isn’t your thing”.

However, if you’re like me and love sparkles, glitter, and bling, a sequined or beaded top with a simpler bottom will have the sparkle we desire without being too overbearing!

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Tip #2: Life is Easier with Sleeves

Come on, admit it if at some point in your life you have purchased a dress with a “modesty issue” thinking you would fix it and then totally giving up on it! (Don’t worry I’ve totally been there too!)

Here’s a tip, just buy the dress that has sleeves, or is longer, or isn’t as tight.

Avoid the woe and the worry to try and find a jacket that will cover up and match the dress. Most of the time finding a bolero jacket that will match the style of dress is very difficult to find and we all know that wearing a matching colored t-shirt underneath is a no-go either!

So save yourself some heartbreak and buy the dress with sleeves!

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Tip #3: Own your Outfit with Accessories

As Michael Kors said,

I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.

The right accessories can make a dress off the catalog look unique and one in a million!

The accessories I chose today was a classic understated yet elegant Classic Black Sheffield 35mm Rose Gold Daniel Wellington watch and rose gold cuff! 

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This watch is the epitome of sheer elegance! I love that it can look good with a casual outfit as well as a glamorous one! Every girl needs a classic watch for her wardrobe!

Daniel Wellington is offering you ladies 15% OFF this watch by using the code “MODESTLYHOT” at checkout!  Let me know what watch is on your wishlist from their collection!

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I also chose a classic fur shawl to give this looks a vintage Hollywood vibe.

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Tip #4: RDD

Rent a Designer Dress

Here’s a little hack for all you girls that have a prom, banquet or sweethearts dance coming up….

PSSSSTT… Rent a Dress!

and better yet rent a designer dress! Why Designer?

Here’s the thing, designer dresses are more expensive.

“No duh we knew that!” is probably what you’re thinking.

But hear me out, most designer dresses are more expensive because they have more quality fabric, more fabric equals more coverage.

This Sherri Hill dress has more coverage than your average formal dress, which features cap sleeves, more layers to the bottom chiffon skirt, and even a covering slip underneath!

Originally this dress costs a whooping $400, kinda pricey especially if you are only wearing it once! Luckily for me, I found the Bling it On Dress Rentals! They have the BEST selection for your next formal event and I was shocked to find a substantial amount of modest formal gowns! Overall a great experience!

Lastly, here is a freebie tip just for you guys 😉

TIP #5: You’re never fully dressed without a SMILE!

So go ahead and use those 26 muscles to smile and feel confident in whatever you chose to wear! At the end of the day it’s just clothes and what really makes us shine and stand out is not the dress, hair style , or makeup  but the person wearing it!

Hope you enjoyed these tips and make sure to save them on your Pinterest boards!!

Until next time,

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Modest Disney Style Challenge 2016! Pocahontas Inspired Outfit +Styling a Fringe Skirt

It is that time of the year again where I round up modest fashion bloggers to bring you this year’s Modest Disney Style Challenge 2016! This marks the second year ModestlyHot hosts the Modest Disney Princess Look Book ! Join along in the fun by seeing the looks that the other ladies recreated on Instagram, and there will also be Disney themed giveaways all throughout our Disney Week! So without further ado, let’s get started with Disney look #1:

POCAHONTAS!

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All throughout this post there will be fun facts so keep scrolling to read all of them!

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Fun Fact #1: Why yes I did indeed climb these rocks with 5 inch heels 😉 Had my friend (photographer) Mildred scared to death! 

Disclaimer: Pretty please do not try this at home! It was not a safe place to be hiking with heels, but a blogger has to get her Pocahontas shots!

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DIY Pocahontas Costume Essentials also known as the Pocahontas Starter Kit 😉

Here’s what you will need:

  1. Brown Fringe Skirt
  2. White Top
  3. Straightened Hair
  4. A chunky tribal turquoise necklace
  5. Brown Matte Lipstick (I used the Essence Matte Lip Liner in Soft berry! $2)

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I finally found the PERFECT and MODEST fringe skirt on Poshmark!! No slip needed!

Usually with a fringe skirt the fringe would not be full enough to be modest, however this one not only was a lined skirt, but the fringe was full of beautiful movement!

Oh did I mention that it was only $9?!

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Now that’s what I call a fringe skirt! Cannot believe this was a skirt originally from Forever 21! All you Poshmarkers go ahead and follow J’s Closet on Poshmark! Incredibly fast shipping and beautiful clothes! img_3425 (1)

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Fun Fact #2: This location was literally 15 minutes away from my home! The perks of living in Utah! We are truly blessed to call this part of Utah’s “backyard”! #BeUtahful
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A necklace that makes a statement! Mirina Collections sent me this STUNNING turquoise tribal inspired famous necklace! By far one of my favorites! Where Tribal meets Glamour! img_3332 (1)img_3421 (1)img_3435 (1)

Fun Fact #3: Shoes and Purse are brought you by Target: Expect more, Pay Less, (a lot less 😉

Purse: Clearance $11

Heels: $14 Clearance as well!

 

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Fun Fact #4: I NEVER straighten my hair! I’m not sure why I just don’t! lol 

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FUN FACT #5: Amanda from Aesthically You is the best at Eyelash Extensions in Utah!

I am not just saying that! She truly is very gentle yet effective at her job! My eyelashes can look good as soon as I wake up! What I liked the most about them was the amount of curl they had and they were not heavy at all!

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By far this had to be one of my favorite shoots and totally on trend for fall!

This would had not been possible without the help of Mildred Harris !!

All of the outfit details will be listed down below as always!

See ya tomorrow Disney Fans!
God Bless,

Ashley Amber

 

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Fringe Skirt || Eyelash Extensions by Amanda  || Photography by: Mildred Harris || Shoes and Purse || Turquoise Statement necklace 

 

Fall Fashion Modest Outfits 2016! Tribal Skirt & Maroon Featuring LuLa Roe Review!

Happy Wednesday!!

Well today was officially my last day working at my In-N-Out home store #245 for the summer!

I have mixed emotions about it all really, one part of me is excited to return to the grind of Bible college, the other part of me is just bummed out that I have to leave the comforts of my home, work, and family behind! As soon as I have adjusted to my new managers, associates and my schedule it is time to leave and readjust again to a new environment.

However the constant changes are beneficial to the overall growth of a person. Change brings daily challenges to rise up against, new faces to meet, and a chance to extend Christ’s love to others I would have never met if I stay in Utah. So with that being said, BRING IT ON Fall Semester!!

I may not be the smartest, strongest, nor most talented, but I know of someone who is all that and much more!! I’m so grateful that God is more interested in my AVAILABILITY than my ABILITY!

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”

2 Corinthians 12:9

 

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So onto today’s fall fashion modest outfits for 2016! & let me tell you I have plenty in store for you ladies!!

I was sent this gorgeous tribal printed pencil skirt from LuLa Roe by the kind Laura Medina who shares in ModestlyHot’s same mission in providing faith and fashion inspiration to ladies all across the globe!

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I am obsessed with my Cassie style pencil skirt from LuLa Roe! Literally the comfiest outfit and brand on the planet!! Laura Picked this gorgeous piece out for me and it tied in beautifully with my fall modest look book!

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If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I bought every single color of these one size stretchy long sleeved tops! They are the perfect fit and go with EVERY OUTFIT and for $4.99 you cannot beat that price! Look for them in the “one size'” tops at the end of the aisle! They’ve added new fall colors like mustard, maroon, plum and olive green!

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GASP!! I am not wearing heels?! What is wrong with me? lol jk!

Hear me out for a second,

Lace up flats,

in Fall colors

at Rue 21

for $8! Go! Now! & Come back and read this post later I won’t get offended at all 😉

Enough said 😉

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Royal Cobalt blue to accentuate the background color of this tribal print skirt!

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GASP #2!!! I am wearing a hat?! Yeah this blog post is full of surprises isn’t it?

Thanks to my dear friend and photographer Mildred aka the expert in trendy hat wear for convincing me to try it out! lol

This beauty I scored at Forever 21, it was pricier than what I am used to paying for an accessory , but the pictures turned out great so I am satisfied!

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That does it for modest fall look numero uno! Many more are to come this week!

So what is my overall consensus on this LuLa Roe Cassie Skirt?

 

F A B 😀 OR DRAB?:( 

MOST DEFINITELY FAB!

I like list making so here are my reasons on why I dig this skirt!

  1. COMFORT:  A comfy skirt will always have a special place in my heart!
  2. CUTENESS! Fall calls for warm sweaters, pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING and tribal prints!  
  3. MODEST: Length comes right at my knee, It is not uber tight, and has a stretchy waistband

This is ModestlyHot and I approve this message ; )

Til Next Time!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

LuLa Roe Tribal Pencil Skirt || Photography: Mildred Harris ||  Lace Up Flats: Rue 21

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Meet My City Monday: Moab Delicate Arch Hike Featuring Modest Workout Clothing!

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Hello and Happy Monday!! This month of August has already been go, go, go!

Thank you ALL for immense amount of support on my snapchat, Instagram stories, Facebook and of course my blog! You are all so wonderful to me and I just want to again thank you for it!

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If you follow me on this “new” platform that Instagram released, “Instagram stories” *ahem Snapchat knockoff* you were able  to see in real time this amazing infamous hike, the delicate arch hike in Moab Utah! I mean there is a reason why this is on our state’s license plates!

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Me directly under the delicate arch wearing my ModSwim black and white wrap workout dress! img_6239

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The delicate arch just around this bend! The most rewarding sight we did see!

We woke up really early in the morning (4:30am to be exact) to be able to watch as the sun was rising over the entire canyon! img_5173

Ta Da! There she is! It was a relatively short hike, however it is uphill all the way and is categorized as “strenuous” hike on the map.

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Definitely worth the early morning rise, since there was a small amount of people on the trail which gave us the opportunity to  enjoy the scenery all on our own!

Silly faces with my brother 😉

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Now what did I wear to this hiking trip you may ask?

I sported my favorite modest activewear dress, that’s right I said DRESS from ModSwim! 

You guys I’ll be completely honest with you when I first heard of “modest fitness wear” I was very skeptical as to the overall aesthetic of it. Like, would it look like a potato sack dress from Little House on the Prairie? (Nothing against Little House love that show, but I certainly wouldn’t want to wear their 1800’s fashion ! lol)

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I adore this modest workout dress from Mod Swim because it has a gorgeous, flattering wrap style cut, it is made out of breathable fabric, and love that I can go running, biking, jumping, and even swimming in this fab dress!

So say goodbye to your basketball shorts and oversized tee shirt ladies and get ready for a more feminine solution to modest workout clothing!

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So now I’m about to get real with y’all and since we are all women and have our struggles with our image, I’m sure most of you ladies can relate to what I am about to say!

During my freshman college year I gained the most amount of weight I had ever gained in my life before! They really weren’t kidding about the whole “Freshman 15” thing that’s  for sure!

The over processed food, the all nighters that were pulled for a test the next day, stress, and just flat out not exercising were all causing my rapid weight gain!

I jumped from a size 2 to a size 6! Thankfully I can now again wear my beloved size small midi skirts and fit in my size 2 dresses! Hooray!

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I knew it had to be stopped before it got out of my control! So I am not in any way, shape or form a fitness expert nor am I anywhere near of where I would like to be, but I will more than gladly share what helped me lose 12 pounds in 2 months!

Since I hear about it all the time at West Coast how the guys have to alliterate their  sermons, I thought I’d give it a go for this blog post! So without further ado, here are the three W’s to my weightloss!

Tip #1: Water!

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Now I know what you’re thinking, and yes it is an obvious tip, but hear me out, studies show that more than 70% of Americans do not drink the sufficient amount of water each day! So what I have found helpful is setting reminder throughout the day to drink water! It is mind blowing how a simple pop up reminder on my phone can engrave in my brain that it is time to drink water!

Here is another of my favorite apps to track how much water I have drank! It is called “Waterlogged” it tracks all of your daily water intake and then rewards you with either a free audiobook, game, or download for free !

Tip #2: Walking! 

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Walking after dinner, walking after I know I splurged on a sweet I shouldn’t have, or just  walking at the mall has helped me a ton to lose the 12 pounds!

Pacer is an app that I adore because it is a community of regular people who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle who support you by creating and joining groups to walk at least 10,00 steps a day!

You should aim for 10,000 steps a day for weightloss and an overall healthier, active lifestyle!

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Tip #3: Weighted Jumprope!

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Hear me out, go to Walmart and buy a weighted jumprope (also known as a boxing jumprope) and jumprope for 15 minutes a day to burn 150 calories!! Amazing and quick cardio!

That’s right you just need to do it 15 minutes a day to burn that many calories! It’s awesome, and you will break a sweat!

P.S. Do not get discouraged if you cannot jump rope the entire 15 minutes in one go, trust me it’s harder than it sounds! Start out by dividing the 15 minutes into 3 five minute segments and work your way up!

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I absolutely loved shooting at East High School, a school you may recognize as part of the set of High School Musical!

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I hope you guys didn’t mind this uber long post and if you find these tips helpful let me know!

As always God bless and I will see you in the next post!

xoxo,

Ashley Amber

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 Modest Workout Dress: ModSwim || Photography By: Trish Karen ||

Photoshoot Location: East High School  || Weighted JumpRope ||

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Modest Gold Sequin Maxi Skirt Featuring Headbands of Hope!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Today’s outfit is all about Fashion with a Purpose!

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Headbands of Hope and I have teamed up to not only promote these super cute handmade headbands, but also with every headband that is purchased, one is given to a child with cancer! How awesome is that?! 

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Around the same time Headbands of hope contacted me, a local Salt Lake City volunteer group invited me to attend and participate in a bike parade and 5k for a sweet little girl named Ruby, who was born with a large mass on the back of her head that resembled a tumor.

During a routine MRI scan this spring, a technician inadvertently captured the top of Ruby’s lungs in the image. A CT scan soon followed and it was discovered that Ruby’s lungs were full of tumors. She was given the diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.

After hearing what Ruby and her family were going through, the community decided to round all their resources together to organize a bike parade and 5K run to raise proceeds for the Thackeray family.

The turn out was unbelievable! Many well known Utah shops donated 5 table full of merchandise and gift baskets ready for the Silent Auction!

There were so many good things to bid on! ( a dozen full of tamales were among the items lol)

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Being a kids bike parade I dressed up as Snow White! ( because what little girl doesn’t like Disney?!)

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For the Headbands of Hope photoshoot I decided on wearing this gorgeous gold plate headdress that has a diamond chain draped on the outside! A floor length sequin maxi skirt with my “Walking with Purpose” tee seemed to match the mission of Headbands of Hope perfectly!

I would totally check out their website and pick out headband and become a headband hero to a little girl battling cancer! It’s amazing to see what an impact a small decorative headband can have on a girl’s self esteem! >>>>Check out the Giving Gallery HERE!<<<

 

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Because giving looks good on all of us!

Gold Plate and Diamond Headdress || Get Involved with Headbands of Hope || Photography by: Trish Karen 

 

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