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

Happy Monday Girlies!!

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

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 Tiramisu Heaven!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So here it goes guys!

To Enter on Instagram!

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

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

Giveaway will end Wednesday, May 18 at midnight MST!

Good Luck and God Bless!

xoxo,

Ashley Amber

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

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!

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

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

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

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

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

Remember we love, because He first loved us!

1 John 4:19

We love him, because he first loved us. ❤

Proverbs 31:26

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

Job 23:10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Enter:

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

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

GOOD LUCK and God Bless!!!

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Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point Featuring Unique Vintage 1950’s Swing Dress!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

It has been officially 4 days back home in the gorgeous state of Utah! The trees, mountains and weather have all been calling my name since last month!

As a result we spent all day Saturday at the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point! The Ashton gardens are simply stunning with 55 acres of greenery, flowers, and even waterfalls! My mom loves gardens so we thought to spend Mother’s Day weekend at the Tulip Festival!

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As soon as I landed in Utah there was rain for the first 3 days! However, despite the rain the climate was still warmer in comparison to California surprisingly!

I love spring showers and what better way to welcome spring than with a classic red rose floral dress! This stunning dress from Unique Vintage was sent to me to review for you girls! Let me tell you the fit, quality and style of this dress has got my head over the clouds!!

 

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It is a classic swing dress one that you may have found in Paris in the 1950’s! Very Parisian and simply timeless! The actual dress itself embodies a classic A-line silhouette, cinched with a vintage inspired brooch! But my ultimate favorite part has got to be the flawless draping of the neckline. I added some vintage cat-eye sunnies and laced up black flats to complete the look!

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TREND ALERT: <<<<<<Edgy Laced Up Flats>>>>>>

Recently, you may have been noticing all the fashion influencers with these edgy laced up flats and heels! If you are anything like me, I am all about trying out the latest trends if they are affordable and will not go out of style too quickly! As I ran a quick Google search for these shoes I came across the Giuseppe Zanotti version for a whopping $900! So just like any fashion trend, I waited a couple of months for the competing stores to come out with a more affordable version! I scored these black ballet laced up flats at Rue 21 for just $16! Oh and they are currently buy one get on 50% OFF! (HURRY! These won’t last long!) Yes please to color options!

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For modesty purposes I added my 3/4 length white half tee from Cupcake Cover Tops!  It is an essential for the summer without adding unnecessary layers!

This completes today’s review of Unique Vintage’s Swing Dress! I will link off the dress down below!I hope you all have a blessed week and I will check in with you all tomorrow!

<<<<<Unique Vintage Retro Rose Swing Dress HERE>>>>

XOXO,

Ashley Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter & Spring Florals Skirt Outfit!

Yay Friday!! Can’t wait for Easter weekend! It’s definitely going to be a busy one to say the least! It seemed like everyone on campus today was ready for Easter, sporting their floral, pastels and spring ready attire!

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Fun Fact: These pictures were actually taken at 6:45am this morning hence why they have a gold colored lighting to them, also known as the ”golden hour” for photography apparently. It is sad to admit but the hours from 4am-6am are the only hours I can put effort into anything other than college! Which is why you guys are so awesome for sticking around and visiting my blog! Totally appreciate it!! I want to do so much more but I have to remind myself to make ”bite-sized goals.

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I just cannot get enough of this skirt! 😀

It is flowy and comfy like a maxi skirt, but glamorous and girly like a ball gown!

Oh and did I mention it has pockets?!! Yes Please!

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I decided on wearing just a simple basic black top to balance out the volume on the skirt!

The floral print on this skirt is so feminine and lady-like that call for a set of classy pearls!

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Well that does it for today’s post! Hope you have an awesome Easter weekend!!

If you have a question or just wanna chat I’m always available at modestlyhot@live.com

Collaborations: modestlyhot@live.com I’d love to review/recommend new shops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$20 Modest Outfit Challenge!!

Happy Mid Week Everyone!!!

You’re almost there you guys!! The weekend is coming I promise!!

So while we wait for the weekend…..

I am so excited to announce a new blog series (Drum roll please!)

The $20 Modest Outfit Challenge!!

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That’s right! Every Wednesday a modest fashion blogger will put her money saving savvy skills to the ultimate test!!

I did this challenge a long time ago and decided to repeat it again just because it’s so much fun!!

I love shopping the clearance rack and using as many coupons as the cashier will let me scan lol! (PRO TIP: Make friends with your cashier you never know when they’ll scan their 40% OFF employee discount just for you!)

I was encouraged to do this challenge because I want to let girls know that:

A: You can shop at regular chain stores and still find modest clothing or make them work!

and

B: Dressing modestly does not have to break the bank!

So without further ado, here is one of my outfits for under $20!

Here are the rules if you’d wish to follow along!!

~Your Outfit has to be under or $20

~ Shoes are not included but can be if you’re a pro like that!

So of course when you hear affordable clothing you think of shopping at ROSS!

It’s just the natural thing to do!

I not only found one outfit but 3!!

I found this GORGEOUS floral skater dress at the Juniors section and INSTANTLY fell in love!! So on trend for summer and it looks very chic with the right accessories!

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These dresses do run very small! I had to size up all the way up to a size Large!

I decided to pair up this floral dress with the rich tones of cognac! I LOVE cognac! It’s so shabby chic!

I scored this dress for just $9.99!! Major score!

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Now this dress hit exactly at my knee which was great when I am standing up but for modesty reasons I added a lace skirt extender! Plus I love the touch of lace paired up with the floral print!

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This dress is already so colorful and amazing! So a white necklace seemed appropriate!

I got this necklace at a Utah Fashion Expo Event for just $3!!

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Alright so here’s the breakdown!

Floral Skater Dress: $9.99 but $10.68 w/tax

White Teardrop Necklace : $3

Cognac Belt: $3

GRAND TOTAL: $16.68!!

I hope you follow along this challenge and tag me on Instagram if you do!!

Can’t wait to see them!!

Til Next Time!

XOXO,

Ashley

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The Classy Closet Series: Spring SHOE Haul!

Hello Lovelies!!

Happy Shoesday Tuesday!

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I am starting a new series on the blog; The Classy Closet Series!

Take a look inside my closet and my fashion finds that I’m currently loving!

This will be a very easy going and random series!! Pretty much I will be posting my opinion on fashion topics, current trends, clothing and shoe hauls, closet organization tips etc.!

Well since today is Shoesday Tuesday I decided that doing a Spring Shoe Haul would totally be fitting!

For the past couple of months I have been pretty good at my shoe impulsive buys! I just was not excited about any of the new styles on the market.

Until big shoe companies started to come out with these bad boys!

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I know right?!! Now its pretty obvious that these were inspired on the infamous Valentino Rockstud pumps!

But for a third of the price! Yes please!

I just love how these heels just add such a bold statement to any outfits! Naturally after owning one pair I needed to keep building my collection with more of these fab heels!

So as I was doing some night owl shopping on GoJane  they were having a 60% OFF sale off all shoes! Plus I had an additional 10% OFF coupon from Retail Me Not! (More savings=more shoes! )

And that very morning my goodies were on their way!

Their shipping is wicked fast! There’s nothing better than coming home to a big box of new shoes!!

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Totally made my day!! When I opened the box the first pair of shoes were these gorgeous black studded pumps!

I knew I had to have the black ones since they would go with every outfit and I would totally get my money’s worth! (I’ve already worn them with 4 outfits!)

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My next pair of shoes were these Tiffany Blue/Turquoise Heels!! Aaah!!! The color is so right on for Spring/Summer!

I was kind of hesitant of purchasing them since the color is very bold and would probably be worn only around Spring, but they actually go with a lot of outfits especially for adding a fun pop pf color!

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Of course I had to get them!! HAD TO!! I’ve given these shoes alot of wear already! haha! Am I the only one who beats up their shoes much too quickly?!!

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I ordered the hot pink heels on Monday and received them on Wednesday morning, tried them on (more like danced around and jumped around with them lol ) and fell in love how awesome the fit was and how comfortable they are!

So I went on GoJane’s website and I pulled the trigger and bought these leopard ones all without a second thought!

I just couldn’t help it! Also I think i was pressured into buying these because it said they were the last ones in my size! (I blame it on GoJane honestly lol)

I decided on going to Rue 21 just to see what deals they had! And lo and behold I see the sign that every girl loves to see!

Um hello there 50%OFF!

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EEK!!! look at those floral studded flats!! Yes Yes yes!

Get in my cart!!!! lol okay I am totally freaking you guys out and I apologize! Lol

Rue 21 was having 50% Off all their clearance items!!!

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Mint? Floral? Studded?

Oh of course I was not going to walk out of the store without these!

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They were on clearance for $24 but i scored them for just $12!

I found its little sister in the flats section!! Now they didn’t have my size but I bought the next size up which will totally wok since they are closed toe.

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You know what they say! ”If the shoe fits, buy it in every color!”

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I’ll chat with you girlys later!

God Bless You,

XOXO,

Ashley