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

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Photography by: Jasmine Nicole Labra 

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@labraphotography 

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Instagram: Sierra Brooke Clothing @sierrabrookeclothing

Instagram:  Deela Couture @deela_couture 

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*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!)

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Fitness Friday: Healthy Ice Cream for Weight Loss?! Arctic Zero Review

Friends & Frozen Treats on a Friday!

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There’s a reason why we college students love Fridays so much *ahem* #icecreamfridays!

However, all that richness and creaminess does not come cheap when it comes to calories. If you are a fellow ice cream enthusiast as myself and refuse to give up your frozen treats, I have AMAZING NEWS there is an alternative, healthier option that will have you indulging without the guilt!

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There’s a funny story behind receiving my Arctic Zero yummy package! I was on my way to chapel service and as I walked through the receptionist’s office I noticed a huge box that was labeled with Arctic Zero branding all over it. Immediately I knew it was for me and was a bit too excited for being 10 a.m.!  I signed for it and made my way to church with this giant UPS box! However, I had completely forgotten that because of the safety precautions I could not enter the main auditorium with my package (I was already coming up with ideas for this blog post!) Needless to say I was stopped by the security guard and long story short my box full of goodies had to be taken in to be inspected! LOL

It didn’t really help that the box was full of dry ice and subtle smoke was coming out of it! XD Thankfully, my reputation was redeemed when the guard opened it up and found nothing hazardous!

Here are some first impression quick video clips of how it all came wrapped up! The packaging though guys!! Super Impressed!

I’m sorry did you say 35 calories per serving?!

SIGN ME UP!

I was able to try all their new flavors and by far my favorite was the Poppin’ Pomegranate!

35 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of sugar, and a whole lot of yummy! I prefer the more “fruity” types of ice cream and this pint was a little tart, a little sweet and tasted the best in my opinion!

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The new flavors also included:

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I can totally see this ice cream as an aide to help lose weight, especially for those late night cravings! Go ahead and indulge without the guilt. I did notice that you may need to leave it out longer to thaw out since it is a more solid form of ice cream. But it’s totally worth it!

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I had my friends come along on this shoot with me and dress up as the 50’s! We had a blast shooting at Rocket Fizz, a retro soda pop and candy store in Lancaster! Thank you for allowing us to take over your store for an hour to shoot! Y’all are the sweetest! @Rocketfizzlancaster 

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How darling is this watermelon print dress?!

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 Final Thoughts?

Honestly still mind blown over here that I can freely indulge in my favorite sweets without the extra calories, fat, and sugar! I’ve tasted some low-fat ice creams that just didn’t make the cut, but Arctic Zero has made healthy eating delicious and satisfying!

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Ashley Orellana

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Arctic Zero 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 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!)

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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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Beauty Tip Tuesday: How to grow your nails FASTER and LONGER!

Welcome to Beauty Tip Tuesday girls! A new beauty segment where I will be giving you simple beauty tips that have helped me! This week is all about nails!

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For the longest time I’ve always wanted longer, stronger nails without having the need to get them professionally done or with the help of press on nails. However, strong nails were just not part of my DNA apparently as my nails would chip and break at the slightest of pressure applied to them.

 

So as I was walking down Costco one day I noticed these Hair, Skin and Nails vitamin gummies  and decided to give them a shot!

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Long story short: Best thing that ever happened to my nails and hair!

The first difference I saw were in my nails! They were stronger, longer and looked as if I had acrylic nails! Not to mention I went about 4 weeks with them being that long and strong and no chips/splits/breaks  whatsoever! I took 2 gummies a day for about 3 months and saw my hair grow out super quick on the 3rd month! The only thing I am still on the fence on is the “skin” benefit part of it. I have been taking these for a total of 6 months and have yet to see a noticeable difference in my skin. (Personally, I find that drinking 72 oz. of water does the trick for your skin!)

Ending thoughts about this products: Totally BUY! It is fantastic for hair and nails (not so much skin) and they’re quite easy to take versus the soft gels they also sell.

The hard part is actually remembering to take them every single day, but that is beside the point 😉

 

 

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Part 2 of Beauty Tip Tuesday: Nail Polish Holder Ring?! Fab or Fail?!

Alright for part two of our beauty tip Tuesday is about the decorating part of your nails!

I cannot be the only one who struggles with the nail polish bottle while trying to paint my nails either in my car, at the park, at school, etc. and just plain anywhere I need quick color touch up! The nail polish spills on the expensive carpet (and someone is about to give me an hour long lecture about how much that carpet was), never being able to reach the bottom of the bottle, smudging galore, and the more universally known problem, shaky hands!

Well all of those problems have made a wonderful and downright GENUIS solution:

Friends allow me to introduce you to…….

 

The Original wearable nail polish bottle holder!

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Seriously where has this been all of our lives?!

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It’s as simple as 1, 2,3 !

You place your nail polish bottle at the crown.

Next, you wear it as a ring. (Fits all sizes and is adjustable to your fingers.

Finally, you cut in HALF your time, because you’re that much cooler than everyone else with this contraption! 😉

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$5 and you call it good for life! Here is the link to my  very own nail polish bottle holder I chose the color, “Spa Green”!

Nail polish bottle holder in “Spa Green”  via Amazon.

Hope you enjoyed this Beauty Tip Tuesday! #happynailday

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Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress Featuring Winsome Sash Boutique!+ FREE VS PINK NATION FREEBIE 6/28/16

On Mondays we wear PINK! Literally this whole post turned out to be all things PINK related without me trying lol!

Last Thursday was National Pink Day and I rounded up all my fellow modest sisters for a quick photoshoot at this adorable pink wall! Go give each of these fab ladies a follow on Instagram if you haven’t already!

(From left to right)

Keara  @modest_style

Emily @modestgoddess_

Karli @teach.shop.love

Ashley Amber @ModestlyHot

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Speaking about PINK you can score yourself a free VS PINK Headband tomorrow 6/28/16 by simply signing up to PINK NATION or downloading the PINK nation app (simple and free!) and showing them at your local VS PINK store the mobile coupon! Thanks to Tina from Free Stuff Finder for this freebie!

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And onto today’s blog post which coincidentally is also pink!

Oh my! Pink, floral, modest and oh so comfortable? This dress is all of the above and so easy to move in!  This gorgeous dress is from  Winsome Sash Boutique, a clothing boutique that delivers a fusion of polished sophistication and elegance combined with classic modesty.

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I adore the color scheme of this dress, the pink, brown and mauve color palette is so perfect for spring and summer.

Now, let’s talk about the length of this maxi dress, I am a shortie (5’3 to be exact) and this dress is very long, longer than most maxi dresses so I would definitely recommend wearing some tall heels with this dress!

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Surprisingly, I did not feel the need to wear anymore accessories beside my go-to cognac wavy band belt!

P.S. Check out how long my nails grew! A blog post on what has been working to grow out my nails is coming soon!

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You would think that this long sleeved dress would be too hot to wear in the heat of the day, but actually I noticed that because of the lightweight material it is made out of it’s actually quite a breathable dress!

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I am so grateful for this past week that we were able to reach 28K followers! And it is honestly crazy to think that this journey started with a 17 year old girl who was so camera shy, and  hid when people busted out a camera. lol! It’s been a great journey full of learning and interacting with you girls who know the struggle of choosing to live a life that is pleasing to God even when the world is constantly opposing it. I have found so much encouragement and joy by your sweet comments, emails and collaborations! THANK YOU! Continue to grow in Christ and never be ashamed of promoting modesty, this world truly needs your “salted light”!

Matthew 5:13-16(KJV)

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.

14 Ye 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.

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress || Cognac Wavy Belt || Photography: Mildred Harris Photography

 

 

✨💕Gold Polkadots & Mint Outfit!!💕✨+ Hello Aweome Shop GIVEAWAY!! 

Hello lovelies!! 

It’s been quite the week and I have been very stressed to say the least with midterms on the horizon! EEK!! 

By the way any prayers would be greatly appreciated!!🙌🏻😉 😨 

I am SO EXCITED to share all the fun  (and glittery!) things in today’s post! 😍🎉✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 

  
  

You guys I FINALLY got around to wearing this adorable gold foil tee from Jane.com!😍🙌🏻✨ I bought it almost a year ago and didn’t know how to wear it!!!😫 

  
And then I saw the cutest notebook from Kate Spade that was gold and white with touches of mint! 

😱 So yes my outfit was inspired by a notebook! Just goes to show you that inspiration can come in all shapes and forms!

   
 
This outfit just ties all of my favs into one!! Gold,polkadots, bows and tulle!😍💕✨ can’t forget mint and pearls as well! 🙌🏻 

I am OBSEsSED like over the moon crazy in love with this belt from Two 12 Fashion!😍💕✨

It’s so chic and girly!! Just adds a touch of gold wrapped up in a darling metal bow! 

Kind of resembles that super popular long bow necklace everyone on IG was wearing! 

   
   

Okay so it’s Monday and I’m pretty sure most of you need at least half a pot of coffee to get you going right?☕️  😉 I think you guys need an adorable mug to go with it!😉😱

Hmm… Something like this one!

   
 
(Haha that moment your outfit  matches your school supplies lol🙌🏻) ✨😊 

   
   
Look at how cute this mug is from Hello Awesome Shop!!!

It just makes my mornings every time!😍✨🙌🏻 

Pray✨ 

Sip✨ 

Repeat✨ 

  
  

   
Of course it would be pretty mean if I would just show off this adorable mug without having a GIVEAWAY✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨

Hello Awesome Shop is being extremely awesome by hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a “Pray, Sip, Repeat” mug! ✨😍✨😍✨😍✨ 

To Enter:

You must be following me                          1. @ModestlyHot and @helloawesomeshop 💙

2. Turn on Post Notifications for ModestlyHot that way you never miss a post! 👗👠👛

3. Double tap this pic😉❤️ 

Good luck girlies!! Hopefully this makes your Monday blues fade😰😊😁 giveaway will end Friday night!! 

Til Next Time,

Xoxo,

Ashley

   
 

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