Classic Stripes Midi Dress Featuring Kingdom & State + Art Meets Fashion Show Event!

Ahh yes the classic striped dress! A dress that will stand the test of time, pair up beautifully with any color or print you throw at it, and is fit for any occasion!

In fact, I felt inspired to write an “original” poem for this classic staple piece especially written for you, yes you  behind your screen 😉

Roses are Red,

Violets are Blue,

A striped dress is a necessity

And your closet agrees with me too!

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But in all seriousness, because we take our fashion very serious here at ModestlyHot Headquarters, aka my room with a stuffed animal on the shelf, a striped dress will CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE.

Okay,

That was a tad bit dramatic, but newsflash most bloggers usually are!

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How G O R G E O U S is the structure of this Kingdom and State dress?

Classic, BOLD, and timeless, I think Paris would be proud!

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If I had three thumbs, I would totally give this dress  3 thumbs up! (Now that is a weird thought and we are just going to scroll right along as if we didn’t read that okay? 😀

It’s ACCESSORY TIME!

Why am I so pumped for this segment? Um, maybe because my earring were $3 AND FROM

Wait for it…..

WALMART! Yep, you read that right! Walmart!

And let’s not even get me started on this Vintage Statement Necklace!  I finally found the exact same necklace on Amazon for you girls! Prime shipping is available on this piece, so you can also be enjoying this necklace in as little as 2 days!

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Hello $3 Walmart Earrings!

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Now that’s a statement!

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I wore my classic striped dress this past month to the Art Meets Fashion Show Event in Salt Lake City! If you follow me on Snapchat you probably got an inside view of this event! Hint hint* for those of you not following me yet, here you go 😉 @Modestly.Hot

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Black and White Shoedazzle Heels for a monochromatic look!

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A stunning location, the runway was the entire mansion beginning from the top to the bottom.

A variety of different art displays!

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The outdoor displays were amazing! There were models inside the rain displays with the coolest of lighting!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Love you Lots!

God Bless,

Ashley

 

Classic Striped Dress || Vintage Statement Necklace || Black and White Colorblock Heels  (similar here)  || Photography Credits: Trish Karen Photography

 

 

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Summer Style Trends: Nautical Inspired Modest Outfit featuring Taralynn’s Boutique!

Happy Tuesday! Summer fashion is just about to kick into gear and you better believe that I will be bringing out all my nautical/anchor pieces!

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I cannot commence to explain why this is one of my favorite trends of all time!

The color navy this year has by far been my favorite color! (Sorry pink!) It is so classy and elegant, and the color combinations with navy are endless! Navy is the new black!

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I recently became  Taralynn’s Boutique new clothing representative! I am so grateful about this opportunity to be part of their team of representatives!

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They recently sent me this GORGEOUS red striped midi skirt to review for you guys!

I already own their classic black and white striped midi skirt (still a fav!) and was dying to acquire a red and white one especially for a nautical inspired outfit!

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This beautiful midi skirt is completely modest, has perfect pleats, and is made to last!

My outfit inspiration came from Pinterest from Rachel Parcell , whose style I adore!! I had the pleasure of meeting her and her sister Emily Jackson for the first time last year at the Sperry Event! She truly has a sweet spirit along with an amazing sense of style! (Lol don’t mind my Disney inspired outfit! I had a photoshoot that day and had no time to change!)

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I realize this could be a great 4th of July outfit, but I couldn’t wait any longer to wear it!

My top was purchased second hand from Poshmark in a size XS, originally from Cynthia Rowley!

This top has a classy anchor print all over it, with three anchor printed buttons on the shoulders for a nice nautical detail!

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And a white teardrop statement necklace to top it all off!

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Navy, red, white, cognac, and anchors complete this preppy nautical outfit!

I would highly suggest to invest in these striped midi skirts from Taralynn’s Boutique!

You will have so many endless combinations with these skirts and the best part is that they are made with quality to last!

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Well that time has come darlings where I have to say goodbye for now, but will be back tomorrow with more modest outfit inspirations for you girls!

God Bless!

XOXO,

Ashley Amber

Verse of the Day: 

Psalm 145:9 (KJV)

 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

 

⚫️⚪️✨Black, White Striped Midi Skirt Outfit Featuring Two 12 Fashion✨⚫️⚪️

Hello friends and Happy Thursday!! 

Boy what a week! Tests almost everyday got me feeling exhausted and stressed out but I have to remember to keep calm and dress up because that’s the only way I can relax and enjoy my day lol! 

For today’s outfit I decided on going all monochrome with my new fav belt from Two 12 Fashion!!😍😍✨✨✨

   
 
  
You guys this belt was made for me!!!! Aaah!!!😍✨✨✨🙌🏻 Its gold,AND  it has a bow !! What more could you ask for?!? 

I can see this belt with almost everything I wear! Gold metal bar belts are pretty awesome but that bow just makes it that much more glam!✨😍🙌🏻

   
 
When I saw the belt I knew exactly what I wanted to pair it up with: black , white, and gold for a chic monochrome outfit! 

   
   
This skirt is definitely a classic! It’s from Taralynns Boutique !

It kind of reminds me of the popular Kate Spade striped midi skirt but for 1/3 of the price!! 

   
   
My black solid colored top is from Ross which was on clearance for just $3! Best $3 spent! 

My necklace is from Walmart and let me tell you how thrilled I am that Walmart has gorgeous boutique style necklaces for just $3-$5! 

For shoes I had to wear my Valentino inspired Rockstud heels! They go with every single outfit!🙌🏻😍❤️😉 

  
  
My bag was actually from a local Utah mall and they had a variety of colors: a nude/beige color, a red one and a black one! Knowing myself I knew I was going to dirty up the red and nude one way too quickly so I went for black! 

I adore a good structured bag almost like a satchel that resembles an antique doctor’s bag! 

   
 
For my hair I’m actually quite surprised on how it turned out considering I only did it in 15 minutes! You know those days where you are lazily curling your hair and you know it’s going to be a huge fail but you do it anyways? Well this morning was one of those days! I think what saved the curls was that I used the pin-curl technique. Basically you curl your hair and catch it before it falls in your hand and pin the curls up in a circle just like they did back in the 50s!  

 
Well that wraps up today’s post!! 

Hope you enjoyed it and make sure to keep  smiling today😄❤️ 

God Bless!

Xoxo,

Ashley

  

Modest Style Diaries: Classic Striped Ball Gown Skirt! Featuring My Shop!

Hello Friends!!

Have you ever had those days where you just want a little pick me up?! For me an instant pick me up is a classic matte red lip, especially for ”tired skin” days!

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I am so pleased and excited to announce the re-open of my shop!! And I have some pretty exciting arrivals in store, one of the them including this skirt!

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Hello there Gorgeous!! ❤

You all know how much I LOVE ball gown princess skirts! They’re elegant, classy and so chic, and this one happens to be from my shop; Shop ModestlyHot!

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As I was styling the skirt I wanted to give it a New York meets Retro feel to it.

I wore my J.Crew Button up Shirt with a huge red vintage belt to cinch in my waist! To add to the glamour I wore my ”one size fits all” necklace! The reason why I say that is because that this necklace from Purple Peridot goes with every single outfit! It’s like the little black dress for jewelry!

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Hair of the Day: I guess I could tell you that wearing an ultra chic top bun was part of the planned outfit, but ima keep it real with y’all and say that I just didn’t want to deal with my curling iron and have weak arms at the end of it quite honestly! #longhairproblems

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These ball gown princess skirts are now on the website!

They’re just $32!

Modest?

Check.

Glamorous?

Check.

Affordable?

Check!

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That floral and striped one though!! ❤

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Well that wraps up today’s post!

Hope you all have a blessed day!

God Bless!

XOX,

Ashley ❤

Styling a Polka Dot Skirt 3 Ways! Featuring Dainty Jewells!

Hello and Happy Saturday!!
Hooray for a 3 day weekend!!😍

Let’s talk Polka dots!! I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say they disliked polka dots!
They’re universally flattering and a timeless classic in the fashion world!
Today I will be sharing with you different ways to style a classic polkadot skirt and maybe just maybe you’ll be inspired to step outside of your comfort zone!

Let’s jump right in!!

1. Option 1: Solids
One reason we all love the polkadot print is because we can pair them up with virtually any color!!
For a safe and easy look, try a solid colored blouse on top of your black and white polka dot skirt! Totally get your colored shirts from Ross they’re always so inexpensive and you can purchase a bunch for under $30!

Have fun with the endless color choices! Red,Cobalt,Hot Pink,Yellow Black etc…
On the “Fashion Risk Meter” this look is at a comfortable 1! Great for beginners and everyone really!

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2. Option 2: Stripes
Now we’re starting to get a little more daring with some pattern mixing!
Stripes and Polkadots work well in this outfit because they both have something in common: the colors black and white.
When pattern mixing you want to find a unifying theme! Also make sure that the stripes are smaller print than the polkadots and you’re ready to go!
On the “Fashion Risk Meter” this one ranks a 5! Perfect for pattern mixing beginners to step out of their comfort zone a tad bit!

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3. Option 3: Floral

Now I know what you’re thinking
“Floral and polkadots?!? Did a 5 year old dress you?”
Haha I assure you that it can work when done properly!
What you need to remember that a polkadot skirt is considered as a “neutral”, thus allowing you to pair it up with something colorful and fun!
To avoid looking like you dressed yourself in the dark lol the floral print MUST be smaller size print than the polkadot or vice versa!
If you pair the patterns up with the same size print then you will achieve a non harmonious outfit that in all honesty looks a bit “off”. (I think you know what I mean 🙂

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On the “Fashion Risk Meter” this one definitely is a solid 10!
Trust me It took me a while to get used to pattern mixing but remember to start small!
Do one pattern mixing at a time until you get comfortable with more!
Before you know you’ll be mixing all sorts of pattern and textures!
Well that wraps up today’s post!
I have inserted a direct link to my polkadot pencil skirt:
Dainty Jewell’s Polka Dot Skirt

God Bless You
And have a terrific Sunday Service tomorrow!
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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IMG_2457                               I think this dress would be an awesome 4th of July outfit!!

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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

Modest Church Outfit! How to Style a Tulle Skirt!

Happy Sunday To you all!!!

Boy it was a HOT day here in Utah! I mean wearing a tulle skirt in 90 degree weather was probably not the best idea but I was feeling in high spirits today and wearing bright colors was a must!

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You might recognize this skirt from one of my previous lookbooks, the ”Modest Disney Princess” LookBook !

I only wore it once for the photo shoot but I finally found it again just casually hanging in my closet begging for me to wear it again!

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You might recognize this ”shirt” from one of my previous outfits!

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Lol I wanted to wear a crop striped shirt from Forever 21 that is EXACTLY like this one but it was a long sleeve top and it was much too hot for that!

Here’s a little fashion hack that I always use! Wear your dresses as tops for your high waisted skirts!

Sometimes the perfect top isn’t really a top!

So instead I wore this She Inside pencil dress as my top today since it was short sleeve!

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For my necklace I wanted a chic and polished look so I opted for a gold necklace I purchased from Claire’s!

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Truth be told I woke up this morning with second day Flinstone hair; so up it went! (Gotta love 2 minute hairstyles on a Sunday morning!)

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Fashion Inspiration for today’s outfit goes to the fabulous bumble bees!

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Well that wraps up today’s church #ootd ! I hope you all have a short Monday tomorrow!

Til Next Time

XOXO,

Ashley

Outfit Details:

Yellow Tulle Skirt: Windsorstore

Striped Pencil dress (Used for today’s shirt): She Inside

Black Bow Heels: GoJane