Modest Ways to Style Denim Shirts!

Happy Thursday Girlies!!

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As I was folding the laundry this past week I noticed a common thread in my choices of shirts. The majority of them were all denim/chambray shirts!! At that point I didn’t know whether it was a good thing or I needed some sort of therapy! lol I love all my chambray shirts equally and I do not have one that I prefer over the other! I would say that I wear chambray shirts at least twice a week! They’re so easy to style! I kid you not, they go with everything!!!

Denim is the new black!

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Outfit #1 Use your chambray shirt tied at the waist instead of a jean jacket!

Jean jackets are great, but they can be heavy and too hot for the summer. A chambray shirt tied at the waist gives you the same look as a jean jacket without all the bulk!

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For accessories I wore a gold half moon statement necklace to give it a touch of glam! P.S. I love the ruching of this maxi skirt!

Outfit #2: Wear your chambray shirt with bold statement skirts!

I love a bold print on my skirts especially when they’re full and grand! Sometimes you just have to let the skirt be the star of the show!

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Outfit #3: Wear your chambray as a layering piece under cardigans!

This is my ultimate favorite way to wear chambray shirts, just peeking out of a cardigan!

It makes the outfit more sophisticated and chic!

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I love to cuff the sleeves over the cardigan for that extra pop of denim! I added a mint bubble necklace for a fun pop of color for spring!

Outfit #4 : Use your chambray shirt as a neutralizer with Sequin Skirts

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Have you ever paired two very flashy items together and looked in the mirror in horror?!

Sure, the pieces individually are amazing, but a total disaster when paired together! That’s why I love to pair sequins with denim because it acts as a neutralizer and lets the sequins steal the show!

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I hope you girls have found this helpful and I want to see how you style your denim shirts!

There will be a part 2 coming in the near future!

Til Next Time,

XOXO

Ashley

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$20 Oufit Challenge!!

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I know, I know, The title is already sounding pretty crazy right?! I was inspired to do this challenge from watching a Youtube video on the $20 makeup challenge and saw that people changed it to the $20 Outfit Challenge! So pretty much you have to use your deal hunting skills to create an entire outfit, including shoes for $20 or less!  I was confident that I could find clothes for under $10 a piece but finding shoes under $10?! Now that’s a whole different story! I guess I could have gone cheap and bought dollar tree flip flops and called it a day but I really wanted to create something that I’d actually would wear on a daily basis. Most girls who did this tag went to their Forever 21 but ended up going over the budget.( Is it just me or is Forever 21 getting more expensive?) With that being said, I had initially thought to go to Rue 21. Now this was not only a $20 outfit challenge for me , it was also a 30 minute power shopping challenge since I had to get to work as well! To my surprise Rue 21 was having 50% OFF clearance items! (SCORE!) Right as I walked in I saw a ton of cute tops for just $3 a piece!

Yeah $3 tops!

Yeah $3 tops!

I quickly grabbed the hot pink one and hurried to the skirts section. I found this adorable hot pink lip print midi skirt!!

So cute right?

So cute right?

Best part about it? It was only $9.99! I was in awe when I found $7  heels and flats! This was to good to be true! All their shoes and heels were just $7!!

$7 shoes? Um yes please

$7 shoes? Um yes please

I bought these chic ankle strap black heels and couldn’t resist to pick up a couple of more pairs of flats!20140724-135121.jpg Later that night after work as I was trying on my outfit I really loved the way the skirt and top looked together but the shoes just didn’t seem to work with the midi skirt. So my shoe hunt begins again,but this time I really scored big time! I was at a local clearance warehouse looking at the shoes and these bad boys immediately caught my eye.20140724-135137.jpg Valentino was the first thing that popped in my head! They looked like the Valentino Rockstud pointed flats! In my head I was already at the checkout line purchasing them, being mentally prepared to shell out at least $20 bucks for them. To my surprise (again!) they were only $9.99!! So naturally I went ahead and picked up the nude ones as well! Surprise #3 came when the cashier was ringing me up and the screen said they were reduced to  $7 each! Yay!! $14 and some change I paid for both pairs!

So here’s the breakdown

Hot Pink Top : Rue 21—–> $3

Lip Print Midi Skirt : Rue 21—–> $9.99

Pearl Necklace : Thrifted—> .50cents

Black Studded Flats: Clearance Warehouse—-> $7.00

GRAND TOTAL : $20.49! Not exactly $20.00 but hey I was pretty close! lol20140724-131338.jpg

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This was a super fun and exciting challenge for me and I would encourage you to try it out!!!

Til Next Time

 

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Shopping for Modest Clothes

Happy Friday Everyone!                                                                                                         image

 

I wanted to write this post because I always get emails and comments on Instagram about where do I buy my modest clothes? Believe me I know the difficulty of finding trendy but modest clothes these days! But I do have some stores and websites I can rely on for inexpensive modest clothing! Living in Utah I have been learning that there are alot of local modest shops all around the state! Im going to share with you (in no particular order) my no fail shops for finding modest clothes! (cute and trendy too by the way.)

1. Sexy Modest Boutique image

Im pretty sure all of you have heard of them! They have amazing skirts and I love how they emphazise that you can look great but modest as well! This shop is great for finding all things modest! They were my first ever introduction to modest clothing! I found them while I was desperately searching for an inexpensive skirt extender and out popped their website and I’ve been hooked ever since! They always have great sales and new arrivals!                                                    image

 

2. Very Jane                                                                                                                                  image

Oh how I love Veryjane! It is a daily boutique deal website that has amazing deals on modest clothing especially skirts! I think I’m addicted because I always end up buying something everyday! There is always something new everyday and cheap too! Their skirts are usually $10-$12 when they’re normally $30! Most of my favorite clothes are from Very Jane! The only con is that their clothing is on a first come, first serve basis! I always check their website around midnight since that is when they put new items up!                                                                 image

 

3. P. Kid Chicks Shop                                                                                                                  image

First of all I have to say that their sense of fashion is on point! I love their IG account! Their shop is equally amazing! Steph and Nicole are Pastor’s Kids (hence their name ”P. Kid. Chicks”) that are dedicated to inspire young girls to dress modestly. They have gorgeous modest skirts that are affordable as well!

 

4. Windsor Store 

Windsor is kind of like Forever 21 but better! They sell gorgeous formal dresses! While not everything in their website is modest, their midi skirts, however are. Their skirts are so unique!

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5. Modest Closet                                                                                                                            image

Modest Closet is one of my favorites for afforadable modest clothing! I love their pencil skirts!! They have the best fit on me! If you are on a budget then this is the place to shop. I totally reccommend the Piper Pencil skirts, definitely a staple piece in my wardrobe.

I could go on and on but I don’t want to over do it so I’m going to stop here. I may do like a part 2 or something later! 🙂  Work awaits me now.

Til Next Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day to Night Outfit

Hot pink, leather, and studs are whats happening in today’s outfit. I love this hot pink maxi skirt paired up with my favorite metal belt.

From Day to Night

From Day to Night

For daytime I wore this super bright maxi skirt with a basic white tee. (pretty casual but still cute.)  Now for night time I added one of my all time favorite Poshmark finds which is this studded leather jacket! I didn’t even bother wearing heels since you won’t be able to see them anyways. Now can we just talk about how bright this maxi skirt is?! I love it!Its very soft and definitely one of the better quality maxi skirts I own.                                                                                                      What I found very flattering is the fit,most maxi skirts have a tendency to just ‘stick’ to my thighs really awkwardly,but this skirt is tight on my waist and flares out and I love that! (Fit and flare is the silhouette that works best with my body.) This outfit was the most comfortable thing I have worn in a while! (Gotta love maxi skirts!) I feel like I put all of my favorite clothing pieces into one outfit, like no joke I loove this skirt and the jacket and the belt and even the white t-shirt! 20140403-135913.jpg

Til Next Time

 

Outfit Details:

Hot Pink Maxi Skirt: Mimu Maxi

Studded Leather Jacket: Poshmark

White V neck Tee: DownEast Basics

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Leopard is a Neutral…

”As far as I’m concerned leopard is a neutral.” So true! 20140328-134409.jpg

I’m very particular when it comes to leopard print. It can’t be too orange/yellow, or the leopard spots too big or small. I also find that leopard print can go either way, it can look very chic and sexy or very tacky and cheap.(and we certainly do not want that!)

So I’m always on the hunt for that ”expensive looking” leopard print top, and I finally found it on Poshmark! By the way if you do not have the Poshmark app you need to get it asap! It’s exactly like Ebay but for clothes! My skirt is from Modest Closet! I adore this skirt! Its seriously the perfect pencil skirt and so affordable! I do recommend to get a size up, I’m normally a small but I got a size Medium and it fits perfectly! Leopard is a neutral since you can combine so many different colors with it. (ex: red and leopard, pink and leopard,blue and leopard, mint and leopard,etc.)                                                                                                                   20140328-140816.jpg

Outfit Details: Leopard Peplum Top: Poshmark

Hot Pink Pencil Skirt: Modest Closet

Nude Buckle Heels: Charlotte Russe

Metal Belt: JcPenney

Til Next Time

 

Floral Sunday💐

Happy Sunday! Gorgeous weather today! Kinda bumming it today on my outfit, I was not in the mood for curling/straightening my hair this morning so up in the air it went! This skirt is gorgeous! Perfect for Spring, summer, fall and winter sooo yea all the time I guess! My floral skirt was on sale at h&m ! Love how it has a zipper on the front!
For a more classy look I threw on a boyfriend style blazer and some bling! Instantly dressed it up a bit more without feeling too overdone.

Til Next Time

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