Meet My City Monday: Lantern Festival Plus DISCOUNTED TICKETS!! 8/20/16

Bucket list worthy event this weekend? Yes Please!

That’s right I will be at Lantern fest THIS SATURDAY, August 20, 2016!

This is how Salt Lake City does Summer right! Come join us for an enchanting evening full of food, music, and a magical lantern lighting ceremony where you can write on your lantern watch it float in the night sky!

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Lantern festival is amazing for offering ModestlyHot friends a chance to score these tickets at a DISCOUNTED price using the code “MODESTLYHOT20” at checkout! maxresdefault

Come join us in this spectacular bucket list event this Saturday! All the information will be listed down below!

 

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Official Lantern Festival website

DISCOUNTED LANTERN FESTIVAL TICKETS: “MODESTLYHOT20″

WHERE & WHEN

Saturday, August 20th 2016
Utah Motorsports Campus, 2901 Sheep Ln, Tooele, Utah, 84074

EVENT DAY INFO:

Gates open at 4pm.

Lanterns will fly when the sun goes down. Be sure to arrive early enough to park, check-in and find a place to enjoy the event.

The racetrack will be offering limited RV and Campsites for the event. To reserve your RV or Campsite please contact Vickie Zollinger. vicki.zollinger@umcampus.com 435-216-5565

THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU:

**Feel free to bring cold food (chips, sandwiches, etc) and water. Please do not bring in a hard sided cooler, glass bottles, or alcohol. It will be confiscated. No tailgating.

A blanket or chairs for sitting
A jacket in case you get chilly
A smile, because you’re never fully dressed without it
Some money or a credit card to buy a snack or drink
Your dancing shoes!

Oh and one more thing, please try to carpool. The venue may be charging for parking.

**If we have to postpone or cancel the event for any unforeseen circumstances, ie. extreme weather, you will be notified by email and social media 1 hour before the gates open to give you updated event information.

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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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Modest 4th of July Outfits Lookbook!

Happy 240th Birthday America!

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150 million hotdogs, 285 million pounds of fireworks, and $48 million will be spent by consumers shopping for anything, red, white and blue! (that would include me lol!)

Next to Christmas, 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I cannot explain exactly why, but it is!

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Nothing is ever free, though to you it be.  Somewhere, Somehow, Someone paid.

American Liberty surely is great, Liberty in Christ is greater!

 

As I was reading through my devotions this morning it dawned on me that celebrating 4th of July as a Christian takes a whole new meaning on also being liberated from the bondage of sin.

Even though U.S citizens have freedom, ironically some are still held by the chains of their sins. Chains that can only be broken by placing one’s trust on Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

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Look #1: Red, White, & Blue (and don’t forget bows! 😉

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This white tulle skirt has been paired up with so many different types of looks! Seriously it pairs up with anything you throw at it! This is a great option for a fancy night out on the 4th!

Look #2: Stars & Stripes AND Anchors!  

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I’m sorry did someone say anchor heels?! And for how much?

Hello $9.99 heels!

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Stay tuned because more looks will be added tomorrow! All outfit, photography and links will be listed down below!

VERSE OF THE DAY: 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 33:12

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White Tulle Skirt || Anchor Blouse (similar) || Anchor Striped Heels ||

Photography: Trish Karen Photography 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modest Swimwear Hack! Featuring Jessica Rey and Slide the City Event Review!

1,000 ft. water slide across the streets of downtown SLC? Sign me up! For the longest time ever, I have always wanted to go to this city wide event and my wish finally came true this year!

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P.S. How cute are all these trendy pool floats? Thanks Target!

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Slide the City  event was organized in waves of time periods you could attend to limit your time waiting in line. Once you reached the top of the hill it was time to grab your float and take the jump to slide the the streets in SLC.

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Okay, funny story literally the night before the event I rushed over to my local Target to grab myself a watermelon pool float! The awesome thing was that all their pool floats were on sale for 50% OFF! Which made my watermelon float that much “sweeter” and pun was definitely intended 😉

Alright so let’s jump right into what I wore to Slide the City! I am so grateful that I had my modest girl trio along with me to take a stand for modesty. I am also grateful that we were not the only ones at the event promoting modesty. You see, I live in Utah which is a conservative state for the most part, and I was beyond pleased to see young ladies in their cute and covered swimsuits while having fun!

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Red, White, blue & gingham for a 4th of July picnic inspired look!

My modest swimsuit is from the gorgeous Jessica Rey, founder of Rey swimwear!

Jessica is a sweet friend of mine who I had the pleasure of meeting last August!

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She is an inspiration! Her video on the evolution of the swimsuit on Youtube has over 2 million views and is a must watch! It is a beautifully researched lecture on why we choose to be modest.

Plus, I adore her tagline, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?”

I expressed to Jessica that I would have to wear a longer skirt over the suit to fit my convictions and she was still willing to work with me! (An exciting Giveaway coming soon! 😉

So here is the modest swimwear hack that will be able to work with just about any swimsuit! It will literally cut your swimsuit shopping in half!

All I did was buy 2 yards of red stretchy fabric at Walmart and an elastic band!

I made a quick DIY circle skirt and sewed on the elastic band and VOILA! Longer swim skirt was finished! Let me know if you’d like a step by step tutorial on it!

 

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the cool thing about this skirt is that it actually dried pretty quick without having to purchase actual swimwear fabric which costs more than half as much!

$3 per yard at Walmart vs. $10 per yard for actual swimwear fabric

$6 (fabric)  + $2 (elastic) = $8 swim skirt

VS.

$20 (fabric) + $2 (elastic) = $22 swim skirt

 

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Watermelons, nachos, doughnuts, and flamingos?! I think this just about describes our group! lol

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If you are planning on attending Slide the City, here are some things to consider before you go!

Know before you Go: Slide the City 

  1. Bring as little as possible! If you can leave your purse in your car, DO IT!
  2. Water stations are provided all throughout the event so you can leave that water bottle in your house!
  3. Cheap flip flops are the way to go! I wouldn’t bring my designer pair of sandals to this event as you may run the risk of losing them when going down the slide! *runaway sandals were seen all throughout the event lol*
  4. No towels are needed! If it was as hot as it was here in Utah, there was no need to bring a towel as just walking around made us dry really quickly, plus it is one less thing you need to bring and take care of!

 

A BIG SHOUTOUT to our amazing photographer Trish  who literally braved all the elements we threw at her and still managed to take amazing photos!

I mean we are talking like, shooting at the worst possible time (noon), water, heat and carrying  all our stuff! She was a trooper! Thank you Trish!

Enjoy the photos and have a great and safe 4th of July weekend!

Modest Swimsuit || Photography by Trish  || Slide the City Event  || Watermelon PooL Float 

 

Happy Social Media Day! BIG Thank you for 28.6K Followers!

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Hello and Happy Social Media Day!

Whoever comes up with these national holidays is a genius! This one I knew I wanted to plan a photoshoot for, because this blog started with an outfit post on social media.

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It is crazy to think that my long time followers have known me for 3 years, when I was just 17.

{I’m getting old lol}

As I look back on my primitive posts on Instagram, (which is a scary and slightly embarrassing place to look back on) I see how year after year, without being aware how different my thought process was, and not to mention my style.

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June 30th  “aka” Social Media Day  was a celebration day for me. I cannot help but look back and reminisce the excitement I had when my “ModestlyHot” account was only 2 days old, and already had 100 followers!

Although I only reposted cute modest outfits from Pinterest at the time, I slowly conquered my fear and finally after a couple of months I posted my own #ootd.

I remember being so nervous (terrified)  about you guys would think, or if I was going to make a complete fool out of myself.

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I very well recognized that me putting myself on the internet would have moments of negativity and backlash, but I was already preparing myself for it. I made it a goal and a promise to myself that if any negative comment would appear that I would not be so easily offended, and that I would try to see if there be any truth to their criticism.

Here are some quick tips to handle criticism/negative comments when they arise 🙂

Tip #1: Do not be easily offended. 

Not being easily offended is a sign of a spiritual maturity as a Christian. Look beyond the initial comment itself and really try to figure out the essence of what they are trying to communicate. Most often negative comments are said in a vulgar and mean spirited tone of voice, but do not focus in on that rather try to capture the essence of the criticism

 

Tip #2: BE THE BIGGER PERSON 

Keep it classy! Do not lower yourself to use the same fashion of words as they are. Remember you are the owner of the page and all eyes are on you to see how you will react and respond. You set the tone of your blog and social media!

 

Tip #3: Breathe, Pray and Reply!

Just breathe! We are all humans with a temper but NEVER reply when you are angry!

It will bring you feelings of remorse later on. Ask God to provide you with wisdom on how to reply and may you gain a follower and not an enemy!

A quick testimony about this tip, I had received a negative comment on one of my posts when I first started out. Being human I was tempted to give that person a “piece of my mind” right there and then. But instead I prayed about it and asked God to give me the wisdom and kindness to reply. So I did. What happened next completely shocked me!

The person who had originally made the comment deleted it, apologized, and now she is one of the best supporters I have!

Just goes to show you what a God lead answer said with grace and truth can do!

Do not give people a “piece of your mind”, but rather give them a piece of your heart. ❤

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Well I hope you didn’t mind me sharing my thoughts in a long winding post today!

Enjoy the pictures and have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend!

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White Layering Tee || Mint Tulle Ballgown Skirt  || Emoji Balloons  || Gold Bow Belt 

Photography by: Mildred Harris 

 

How to Style a Skirt Extender: Navy & Floral Summer Dress Featuring I Shop Simply + GIVEAWAY!

Too short?  Too tight?  Too sheer?

Trust me ladies, being a modest girl in this era is difficult with all the revealing cutouts, mini length skirts, and crop tops galore surround our malls and stores nationwide.

But there is hope lovelies!! (this is starting to sound like a sermon) 😉

Two words that will change your shopping experience forever……

SKIRT EXTENDERS!

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I have talked about skirt extenders in the past before, and they truly are so versatile in not only just adding length to skirts and dresses, but for anything too tight and sheer!

PLUS, they add a feminine frill at the hem!

Summer calls for anything floral, and the “Katie ” dress from I Shop Simply is made out of  a breathable fabric that will cool you off this summer season! Plus it’s a steal at only $24.99! I can totally see the navy color transitioning well into the fall season simply by adding a trench coat/cardigan!

 

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I decided to add my Peek A Boo Chic skirt extender to add a shabby chic crochet hem at the bottom of the dress! So cute right?!

 

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Just a heads up the fit on this dress runs small so order a size up! I am wearing a size Medium 😉 I love that it has short sleeves and the fact that is has slight stretch!

Modest, cute and comfy? Sign me up!

I love I Shop Simply because of the fact that they carry the trendy boutique items without the big boutique prices!

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How gorgeous are these nude/cognac lace up heels from Just Fab?! They literally go with anything and are a summer essential shoe! Not to mention that they are SO easy to walk in!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Set your alarms tomorrow (Thursday, June 23rd)  for I have teamed up with the lovely ladies at I Shop Simply to bring you a giveaway to their affordable boutique!

Thank you once again for all the continual support of this page and promoting modesty everywhere you go! May God bless you and your families! Enjoy the verse of the day!

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 31:26

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

 

Navy Floral Summer Dress ||  Crochet Skirt Extender  || Navy Blue Flower Statement Necklace || Photography Credits ||  Mildred Harris Photography 

 

 

 

 

 

Blush, Floral, Pink & Pleats Featuring Shop Sevan + GIVEAWAY!

Happiest of Tuesdays Lovelies!! Happy 2nd Day of Summer!

To celebrate summer I thought I would recreate a modest boho inspired look.

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Lace, pink, pleats and a stunning  floral crown from MauLoa Floral Designs  to complete my modest bohemian outfit!

I absolutely love this custom made floral crown from MauLoa Floral Designs!  I gave her my vision on what I wanted it to look like and she totally created it my dream floral crown!

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I scored this dainty lace top from Ross about a week ago for just $15!  I checked my local Ross again, and they got another shipment in of theses boho inspired baby doll tops also in the color blush pink! (Totally on my wanted list!)

Ross is just a super fun store in which all my expectations are exceeded every single time!

Seriously, Ross does clearance aisles the best!

Shop Sevan is a new local boutique I am completely obsessed it! The boutique is run by the cutest couple Evan and Sara Johnson hence the cute name “Sevan”! (Get it? Sarah+Evan=SEVAN)

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I am enamored with this chiffon, pleated maxi skirt because, it is completely modest and fully lined! I love when skirts do not require an additional layering slip ESPECIALLY in the summer heat! Thanks Shop Sevan!!

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Okay, these chunky, cognac, lace up heels from Just Fab are simply divine! The size of the heel make them uber comfortable to walk and trot all day in them without the pain!

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You know what time it is! ACCESSORY TIME! 

For the longest time I have been longing for a fold over leopard clutch and I finally found one from Taralynn’s Boutique!! It is the “purrfect” clutch that surprisingly holds all of my odds and ends! Think of it as a condensed Mary Poppins bag 😉

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Funny “ModestlyHot Mishap”  (as my brother tends to call my blogger behind the scenes happenings) as me and Mildred (my friend and also photographer) were driving to our photoshoot location, I receive an email from Esprit Raw Flowers, a local Utah floral shop who provided the flower arrangements for this photoshoot! I was more than thrilled to be have such GORGEOUS fresh, cut flowers part of this shoot! A big THANK YOU to Esprit Raw Flowers!

You can find more ModestlyHot snapshots on my snapchat @Modestly.Hot 😉

Take a peek at my daily life as a modest fashion blogger.

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P.S. did y’all notice the new wispy bangs? lol I have yet to get used to having hair near my face at all times, but I really like the way they frame my face.

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I hope you all have a great Tuesday and I will be talking to you in my next blog post!

ALSO I will be hosting a giveaway with Shop Sevan for you guys on Wednesday on my Instagram! You do not want to miss this one! As always for your convenience

Verse of the Day: Romans 8:28

 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” 

Blush Pleated Maxi Skirt || White Lace Boho Top  || Leopard Fold Over Clutch

Floral Crown || Floral Arrangement Bouquet || Photography by Mildred Harris