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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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! 😄 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

Orellana Creative Facebook Page 

Orellana Creative Instagram: @Orellana_creative

Sponsorship Review Provided by:

Order Arctic Zero Online! 

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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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LIFE UPDATE: Where have I been?!?! & Modest Fall Lace Dress featuring DownEast Basics 25 Year Anniversary!

Hello?

Is anyone out there?

What can I say? It has been awhile and you guys have just been so awesome and understanding through my college transition yet again!

The good thing is that I am finally all settled in and midterm examinations are over! (Can I get an amen to that?!)

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Exciting NEWS!! I have been a huge fan of DownEast Basics for years and they recently contacted me to help them celebrate their 25 year anniversary! #25yearsofdowneast

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DownEast holds a special place in my heart because they took a chance on me when I first started blogging and gave me that extra boost of encouragement that every blogger needs when they first start out. I am thrilled to see how God has blessed their company and how far they have come!

Reason #2 why I love DownEast is because they started from humble beginnings in my home state, Utah!

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Their new fall collection has been released and I immediately knew that I wanted this “country chic” cream lace dress! Perfect for fall, spring, summer and even winter!

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I absolutely love the fit on this dress, the perfect fit and flare! It is very difficult to find fit and flare dresses that actually are long enough (40″length size small)!

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Since fall is my utmost favoritest (yes I realize that is not proper English grammar 😉 ), season of all, I had to do a fall themed carnival photoshoot.

It was quite comical pretending to shoot fall outfits when the temperatures were in the 70’s! #californiaweather

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Accessories can instantly transition any outfit from season to season, so for that reason I chose my horse bit buckle belt, cognac riding boots, and a vintage inspired bucket style bag!

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That lace detailing though!!

Most bloggers hold extravagant floral arrangements, I as a broke college student hold a baby tumbleweed I found on the side of the road 😉 amberr-85amberr-86

Despite the lack of the color green out here, the desert does have a beauty of its own especially those amazing sunsets and sunrises!

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Oh! Before I forget in celebration for their 25 year anniversary  DownEast is having a HUGE Anniversary SALE on different items every single day! DON’T MISS OUT! They are already pretty affordable and add a nice 25% OFF on top of that?! Yes please!

As always all the outfit details and links about this blog post will be neatly listed below for your convenience 😀

 

 

 

What I Wore:
Cream Lace Dress: DownEast Basics

Cognac Bucket Bag: Just Fab 

Tall Brown Riding Boots: Michael Kors

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Ashley Orellana

Orellana Creative Facebook Page 

Orellana Creative Instagram: @Orellana_creative

Sponsorship and Clothing Provided by:

DownEast Basics Home & Clothing

DownEast Official Facebook Page

DownEast Official Instagram: @downeaststyle

Let’s Connect!

ModestlyHot Official Facebook Page

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Follow my adventures and college student life on SnapChat: @Modestly.Hot

*DISCLAIMER* Thank you to the generosity of DownEast Clothing 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 modesty.

 

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Love in Christ,

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🍁🍂🍃Modest Fall Fashion! Polka Dots, Maroon and Midi Skirt Outfit!🍁🍂🍃

Hello Friends!!

September is finally here and I can’t believe that there are some people who are already starting their Christmas shopping!?

But then again my deadline is usually December 23rd lol! (Yes we’re those kind of Christmas shoppers :P)

So today’s post is all about the gorgeous fall colors that nature brings us each year!

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My outfit was completely inspired by the golds, maroons and reds of the falling leaves!

I absolutely LOVE this gold metallic midi skirt!

I truly appreciate when a skirt can be worn without any need of a skirt extender or slip!

Modest Length is crucial for all my skirts and I’m so loving that midi skirts were the trend of the season!

The pleating of this skirt is awesome and makes it much more voluminous!

Now I’ve seen yellow midi skirts before but this one has a gorgeous gold sheen over it and totally on point for fall!

My skirt is from The Klassy Girl Boutique, an affordable Modest clothing company!! Finding modest skirts is a challenge in itself but affordable as well?! Hahaha I’ll walk into a department store and find the most perfect, modest skirt ever and then I’ll flip the price tag over and see tripe digits?! Yeah I think I’ll pass heheh 😉

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I chose to wear my Polka Dot Utility blouse from Charlotte Russe with this golden yellow skirt because polka dots and yellow equal a happy outfit!

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For accessories I wore my maroon colored bubble necklace from Our World Boutique!

I actually won this beauty from an Instagram giveaway they’re were hosting around this same time last year!

Totally worth checking them out for trendy and affordable necklaces!

I paired up this golden yellow skirt with my favorite cognac and gold buckle belt to keep the fall theme going on throughout the look.

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Hair of the Day: I used my NuMe Curling wand with the biggest sized barrel for soft bouncy curls/waves.

I definitely recommend these curling wands!! I’ve had mine for about 2-3 years and it’s the only one that can make my curls last til the next day! They are a bit pricey but they’re always running deals on them!

Makeup of the Day: I love fall for many reasons, but its my most favorite time of the years because I get to go all vampy with my lip colors!! ❤

The one I’m currently loving is the NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in the shade ”She Devil’. It is the darkest of all shades but can be sheered out like I did today. The pigmentation is surreal! If you don’t sheer it out it looks like a straight up black with purple undertones, very vampy and chic!

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Well that wraps up today’s modest fall fashion outfit!

God Bless,

XOXO,

Ashley

Modest Summer Outfits! Featuring Adorn it Polkadot Skirt!!

Hello and Happy Monday!!
Hopefully the Monday blues aren’t taking a toll on you too hard:/!
For today’s outfit I’m so excited and I’m going to warn you, you may want to adjust your screens brightness because I got a little too color happy! Lol
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I literally got this skirt in the mail a couple of hours ago and I’m already strolling the town with it!
Lol I mean mint and polka dots? You can’t be frowning when wearing this skirt!!
I just had to get my hands on one especially since they’re on a weekly deal right now for just $17 at Adorn It Boutique! 😍

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So since it was raining in the morning a bit I decided on wearing a yellow polkadot cardigan along with my mint skirt! Now however its much too hot for that so I just took the cardigan off and it still looks darling with just the yellow blouse!!
I love mint and yellow together! Instant Monday Pick Me Up!

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I was feeling a little daring and decided on wearing my neon yellow studded pumps with the skirt! Lol I definitely will be clearly visible at night that’s for sure!

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Now for my next outfit I decided on wearing hot pink! Clearly I can’t just be satisfied with a normal color scheme🙈 It was too sunny not to be crazed with color!!😍❤️💙💚💛

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Well that wraps up today’s post!!
Wow I kept it under 200 words 😳 hahaha who am I anymore?!? Lol
I thought I’d give y’all a break from my rambling but just for today!😉

Hope you have the Monday blues under control!
Til Next Time,
Xoxo,
Ashley❤️

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Modest Nautical Summer Outfit!

Happy Thursday Girlies!!

I hope you all had an amazing week so far!! I have been quite tired but I always look forward blog posts! I’m enjoying typing up this post outside on the patio but I might have to move my blog writing indoors since I can hear some thunder in the midst! (Nooo why?!)

Today’s post is all about……

ANCHORS!!!!

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I bought this gorgeous anchor print maxi skirt from Jane a couple of weeks ago and I finally got it in the mail 2 days ago!!

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Literally like jammies!

I wore my infamous chambray shirt from DownEast Basics and a white teardrop necklace!

I love tieing my shirts in a knot when wearing maxi skirts because I love the shape it gives me! Plus it gives a more ”nautical” summer vibe!
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(Not gunna lie, being outside in thunder makes me paranoid that I might get struck by lightning lol)

I may or may not have a shopping haul post coming soon 😉 (As in manana!)

Outfit Details:

Anchor Print Maxi Skirt: Very Jane

Chambray Shirt: Downeast Basics

Anchor Sandals: Claire’s

God Bless You!!

XOXO,

Ashley

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Modest Summer Outfit! + How To Dress Modestly in the Summer Heat!

Greetings lovelies!!

The summer heat is just around the corner which means that maintaining our modesty standards can be very challenging!

Usually what we resort to is a good ol’ cardigan and layering of pieces to make modesty stylish but this may not be such a good idea in the summer! (‘Cause sweating just isn’t cute!)

So here are some of my tips and tricks to beat the heat while maintaining our modesty standards!

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Tip #1: Wear lightweight Fabrics: Knit jerseys and cotton are the best!

Wearing these types of fabrics are not only breathable fabrics but are very comfortable in the summer heat!

Maxi dresses, and skirts are usually made out of this breathable material! And not to mention so affordable at places like ROSS, TJ MAXX and Forever21!

Tip #2: Wear Single Pieced Clothing Items!

Dresses are going to be your best friend in the summer!! Skirts are awesome and all but we all know the hassle of wearing a skirt and having to layer an undershirt + a shirt + a belt! I love wearing maxi skirts in the summer because they usually are already good ”stand alone pieces” that don’t require too much decoration up top!

Tip #3: Breathable FOOTWEAR!

Sandals!! No duh! Wearing heels is my favorite and I will continue to wear them (yes even in the summer) but when I go to festivals/summer shopping etc I always make sure to wear either sandals or open toed heels! What a difference it makes! It is said that you can regulate your body’s temperature by your feet and your neck.

Tip #4: Put your jewelry in the freezer!

Haha I know this sounds a bit strange but it really works! Pop your favorite statement necklace for an hour in the freezer (preferably in a plastic bag) before you head out. Once you’re ready to head out wear your refreshingly cold necklace and watch how it cools down your body temperature! This of course is temporary but I have noticed that I stay cooler, longer!

Alright now that I’ve shared my tips and tricks with you all let’s get on with today’s outfit!

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Stars and Stripes is what’s going on for a Tuesday afternoon!

I adore this dress I bought from a midnight deal on Jane!

I adore anything patriotic! Stars, stripes, red, white and blue yes please!!

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Now I added my white lace skirt extender for some extra length! Plus the lace adds some feminine texture!

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For my hair and makeup I wore a classic red lip and a vintage half up half down hair do with a red hair bow!

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Well that wraps up today’s post! I hope you all enjoyed it and let me know some of your tips and tricks for dressing modestly in the summer!

Til Next Time!

XOXO,

Ashley