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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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Daniel Wellington and Bling it ON Dress Rentals 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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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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*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!)

Disney Style Challenge: Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfit + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday!! I am checking in with you guys from Park City, attending the Hello Live Conference from the giveaway I won in July! I am beyond grateful for the amazing influential people I’ve met so far! (*pictures coming soon!)

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As Disney style week comes to a close I have been so impressed with all the creativity of everyone’s posts! (To see all the cute and modest Disney inspired posts check out the hashtag #modestdisneybound and #disneystylechallenge!

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Today’s post will be featuring a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit from an adorable retro polkadot dress I received from the Classy Loft!

Minnie Mouse is probably the easiest of all Disney characters to recreate!

Here is what you will need:

  1. A Red polkadot dress or skirt
  2. Red Lipstick
  3. Yellow Heels
  4. Minnie Mouse Ears (optional)

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I layered a white shirt from Ross that you guys have been asking me where I have been getting these plain, solid colored, scoop style shirts! Literally, these shirts are the perfect basics for any skirt! They are in the one size section  and are fitted! Perfect for my infamous poofy skirts!

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I adore the cut and style of this dress! So light but has a structured and defined waistline!

Classy Loft also sells cute and comfy modest clothing at affordable prices!!

I will be featuring more of their adorable clothing in the following weeks to come!

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I have the cutest story to tell! As me and my good friend and photographer Trish were just about to wrap up our photoshoot, this little girl named came running up and screamed, “Minnie! Minnie! Oh I love Minnie mouse!!” LOL Needless to say, It made my day!

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Oh I almost forgot to include that if you like this dress you can have a chance to win a dress courtesy of The Classy Loft! Head on over to my Instagram to find out how to enter!

Alright lovellies! next time you will be hearing from me will be from Bible college in California!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Red Polkadot Dress || Photography by: Trish Karen || ModestlyHot instagram 

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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 

 

Perfect Pineapple & Stripes Summer Outfit! Featuring Taylored Fashions & Shop Avenue Be!

Pineapple Perfection! Summer calls for cutesy fruity prints and the pineapple print has by far sweeping the fashion world this season!

Shop Avenue Be  has the perfect gold metallic pineapple graphic tee that has me going all “heart eyes emoji” for it!! These tees will be available August 1st with a special coupon just for ModestlyHot followers! So stay tuned!

 

 

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This shirt is totally up my alley! I mean gold? Pineapples? & comfy? Win!

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P.S How cute is this little pineapple (“aka”Penelope the Pineapple lol)  right here? Not only tasty but photogenic as well ; )

 

Thanks Costco!

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For this summery outfit I decided to pair it up with my new favorite skirt from Taylored Fashions!  I’m already thinking of 101 outfit ideas for yellow striped skirt!! The material is uber strong and of great quality with slight stretch. You know a skirt is made with quality by just the weight of it.

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Tuesdays are so much better than they are #tuesdayshoesday!

And my, my these floral JustFab wedges have some history to them! I bought them almost a year and a half ago and I kept them in their box and totally forgot all about them! Lesson learned shoes in their box is no go for me!

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Floral, bows and wedges? Yeah I could stand waling in these all day long!

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Oh! Guess who finally created a Facebook page?! I know right? Long overdue!

So here it is !

ModestlyHot Facebook Page!  Likes are always appreciated!!

And to see what I am up to this summer here is my personal one as well, I love getting to interact with you guys as well!
Ashley Romero Facebook 

 

That is all for now! Check back here tomorrow for more modest outfits, tutorials/ crazy random fun things! As always all links to everything I am wearing will be listed down below for your convenience!

Love you all!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Outfit Details: Modest Yellow Striped Pencil Skirt  || Gold Metallic Graphic Tee || Floral Wedges || Photography by Mildred Harris || ModestlyHot Facebook Page || 

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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 

 

 

 

 

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