4 Tips on Dressing Modestly & Glamorously! Modest Prom & Formal Dress Hack!

Am I the only one who gets frustrated when I am shopping around for a formal dress and  everything in the store is either too tight, too low-cut, too short, sleeveless, or has the most obnoxious slit toward the thigh? (seriously who wants to see that?!)

Well let me tell you this girl refuses to settle for a less than spectacular formal dress! I think every girl deserves a dress that meets her modest standards while feeling absolutely confident and glamorous while wearing it! So, without further ado,

Here are my 4 Tips on Dressing Modestly and Glamorously!

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Tip #1: Pick a Bold, Rich Color!

Rich colors such as royal blue, purple, rich red, etc. communicates elegance, wealth, sophistication, and intelligence. Even if the dress is of a simple structure, the color choice alone can make it look posh and refined without all the “bling”.

This is a great tip if “bling isn’t your thing”.

However, if you’re like me and love sparkles, glitter, and bling, a sequined or beaded top with a simpler bottom will have the sparkle we desire without being too overbearing!

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Tip #2: Life is Easier with Sleeves

Come on, admit it if at some point in your life you have purchased a dress with a “modesty issue” thinking you would fix it and then totally giving up on it! (Don’t worry I’ve totally been there too!)

Here’s a tip, just buy the dress that has sleeves, or is longer, or isn’t as tight.

Avoid the woe and the worry to try and find a jacket that will cover up and match the dress. Most of the time finding a bolero jacket that will match the style of dress is very difficult to find and we all know that wearing a matching colored t-shirt underneath is a no-go either!

So save yourself some heartbreak and buy the dress with sleeves!

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Tip #3: Own your Outfit with Accessories

As Michael Kors said,

I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.

The right accessories can make a dress off the catalog look unique and one in a million!

The accessories I chose today was a classic understated yet elegant Classic Black Sheffield 35mm Rose Gold Daniel Wellington watch and rose gold cuff! 

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This watch is the epitome of sheer elegance! I love that it can look good with a casual outfit as well as a glamorous one! Every girl needs a classic watch for her wardrobe!

Daniel Wellington is offering you ladies 15% OFF this watch by using the code “MODESTLYHOT” at checkout!  Let me know what watch is on your wishlist from their collection!

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I also chose a classic fur shawl to give this looks a vintage Hollywood vibe.

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Tip #4: RDD

Rent a Designer Dress

Here’s a little hack for all you girls that have a prom, banquet or sweethearts dance coming up….

PSSSSTT… Rent a Dress!

and better yet rent a designer dress! Why Designer?

Here’s the thing, designer dresses are more expensive.

“No duh we knew that!” is probably what you’re thinking.

But hear me out, most designer dresses are more expensive because they have more quality fabric, more fabric equals more coverage.

This Sherri Hill dress has more coverage than your average formal dress, which features cap sleeves, more layers to the bottom chiffon skirt, and even a covering slip underneath!

Originally this dress costs a whooping $400, kinda pricey especially if you are only wearing it once! Luckily for me, I found the Bling it On Dress Rentals! They have the BEST selection for your next formal event and I was shocked to find a substantial amount of modest formal gowns! Overall a great experience!

Lastly, here is a freebie tip just for you guys 😉

TIP #5: You’re never fully dressed without a SMILE!

So go ahead and use those 26 muscles to smile and feel confident in whatever you chose to wear! At the end of the day it’s just clothes and what really makes us shine and stand out is not the dress, hair style , or makeup  but the person wearing it!

Hope you enjoyed these tips and make sure to save them on your Pinterest boards!!

Until next time,

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Daniel Wellington and Bling it ON Dress Rentals 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!)

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Happy Holidays Featuring NEW PhotoScan App By Google Photos! ModestlyHot Throwback Photos!

Happy Holidays Guys!!

There are two kinds of people in this world:

  1. Those who listen to Christmas music right at the beginning of October (or sooner lol)
  2. And those who just HAVE to wait until after Thanksgiving

 

……Aaand then theres me who refuses to comply with the norm and listens to Christmas music year round #sorrynotsorry

Needless to say, Thanksgiving break was a much needed time of rest. Even though I was not able to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year; I was grateful to spend Thanksgiving in a church member’s home and had a blast! (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez!)

I was still missing my family over the break, but looking at our old photos of past holidays (and a lot of phone calls) really helped me stay connected with them over the holiday break.

Now if you are anything like my family; you probably have that infamous box of old photo prints stashed in a box somewhere in the creepy attic/basement that no one dares to go in because of the hassle. (or in my case the fear of the creepy, icky spiders one might find up there!)  😦

Regardless, it is a sad thing that we do not look at these *priceless gems* more often mainly because all the photographs we have are saved instantly on our mobile devices.

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Well that is no longer the case because Google Photos has created a tool, a brand-new app called PhotoScan which allows us to bring these forgotten pictures back to life in very high quality, no glare photographs! Mind you, it is not just a”picture of a picture” cause we are all guilty of doing that, but instead it uses your cell-phone’s built in technology as an image scanner.

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All you do is simply touch the four corners of the photograph print you want to save and within seconds you have your timeless photo saved as a digital, high resolution image on your phone FOREVER!

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The possibilities are endless!

Bad hair day pictures?

Chubby baby pictures?

“Seeing what your parents really looked like before they had you” pictures?

And of course the classic “what was I thinking?!” pictures! (Now those are fun! 😉

Imagine having all those memories readily available on your phone to share with the world because why not?! Everyone needs a laugh or two at some good ol’ throwback pics 😉

So with the help of Google Photo Scan here are my throwback holiday pics that I’m probably going to regret posting but YOLO er something like that 😛

E N J O Y !

Exhibit A: Cheesy Polar Bear Green Screen Background 

Clearly, I’m terrified. XD

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Exhibit B: The Classic Chubby Baby

Enough Said.
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 Exhibit C: The “No wonder Y’all think I’m Asian” Picture 

Story of my life.

#ipromiseimMexican

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Exhibit D: My Early “ModestlyHot”Fashion Days

“Fashionably Late”

I’m still standing by this outfit combo 😛

#winterFABULOUS

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Exhibit E: The Infamous PowerPuff Girls Pink Puffy Coat

Literally.

This jacket will always be a forever fav!

It had the coolest metallic lining of the PowerPuff Girls inside! Haha!

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Exhibit F: The “Mom looks like a Model and then there’s us”Picture

Those 90’s trends are coming back though! #1990—–>#2016

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Exhibit G: Karate Kid Career 

Yes, contrary to popular belief I used to be a total tomboy (still am at <3)!

Didn’t really like dresses,the color pink, or glitter!

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<<<<<FAST FORWARD 13 years>>>>>>

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I hope you guys have enjoyed looking through some of my holiday throwback pics!

Special thanks to Google PhotoScan  for arranging this super fun and meaningful collaboration! You guys totally need to check out their app and share with me your throwback memories!

Happy Holidays!

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Google PhotoScan 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!)

 

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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! XD 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!

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Modest Gold Sequin Maxi Skirt Featuring Headbands of Hope!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Today’s outfit is all about Fashion with a Purpose!

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Headbands of Hope and I have teamed up to not only promote these super cute handmade headbands, but also with every headband that is purchased, one is given to a child with cancer! How awesome is that?! 

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Around the same time Headbands of hope contacted me, a local Salt Lake City volunteer group invited me to attend and participate in a bike parade and 5k for a sweet little girl named Ruby, who was born with a large mass on the back of her head that resembled a tumor.

During a routine MRI scan this spring, a technician inadvertently captured the top of Ruby’s lungs in the image. A CT scan soon followed and it was discovered that Ruby’s lungs were full of tumors. She was given the diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.

After hearing what Ruby and her family were going through, the community decided to round all their resources together to organize a bike parade and 5K run to raise proceeds for the Thackeray family.

The turn out was unbelievable! Many well known Utah shops donated 5 table full of merchandise and gift baskets ready for the Silent Auction!

There were so many good things to bid on! ( a dozen full of tamales were among the items lol)

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Being a kids bike parade I dressed up as Snow White! ( because what little girl doesn’t like Disney?!)

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For the Headbands of Hope photoshoot I decided on wearing this gorgeous gold plate headdress that has a diamond chain draped on the outside! A floor length sequin maxi skirt with my “Walking with Purpose” tee seemed to match the mission of Headbands of Hope perfectly!

I would totally check out their website and pick out headband and become a headband hero to a little girl battling cancer! It’s amazing to see what an impact a small decorative headband can have on a girl’s self esteem! >>>>Check out the Giving Gallery HERE!<<<

 

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Because giving looks good on all of us!

Gold Plate and Diamond Headdress || Get Involved with Headbands of Hope || Photography by: Trish Karen 

 

Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress Featuring Winsome Sash Boutique!+ FREE VS PINK NATION FREEBIE 6/28/16

On Mondays we wear PINK! Literally this whole post turned out to be all things PINK related without me trying lol!

Last Thursday was National Pink Day and I rounded up all my fellow modest sisters for a quick photoshoot at this adorable pink wall! Go give each of these fab ladies a follow on Instagram if you haven’t already!

(From left to right)

Keara  @modest_style

Emily @modestgoddess_

Karli @teach.shop.love

Ashley Amber @ModestlyHot

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Speaking about PINK you can score yourself a free VS PINK Headband tomorrow 6/28/16 by simply signing up to PINK NATION or downloading the PINK nation app (simple and free!) and showing them at your local VS PINK store the mobile coupon! Thanks to Tina from Free Stuff Finder for this freebie!

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And onto today’s blog post which coincidentally is also pink!

Oh my! Pink, floral, modest and oh so comfortable? This dress is all of the above and so easy to move in!  This gorgeous dress is from  Winsome Sash Boutique, a clothing boutique that delivers a fusion of polished sophistication and elegance combined with classic modesty.

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I adore the color scheme of this dress, the pink, brown and mauve color palette is so perfect for spring and summer.

Now, let’s talk about the length of this maxi dress, I am a shortie (5’3 to be exact) and this dress is very long, longer than most maxi dresses so I would definitely recommend wearing some tall heels with this dress!

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Surprisingly, I did not feel the need to wear anymore accessories beside my go-to cognac wavy band belt!

P.S. Check out how long my nails grew! A blog post on what has been working to grow out my nails is coming soon!

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You would think that this long sleeved dress would be too hot to wear in the heat of the day, but actually I noticed that because of the lightweight material it is made out of it’s actually quite a breathable dress!

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I am so grateful for this past week that we were able to reach 28K followers! And it is honestly crazy to think that this journey started with a 17 year old girl who was so camera shy, and  hid when people busted out a camera. lol! It’s been a great journey full of learning and interacting with you girls who know the struggle of choosing to live a life that is pleasing to God even when the world is constantly opposing it. I have found so much encouragement and joy by your sweet comments, emails and collaborations! THANK YOU! Continue to grow in Christ and never be ashamed of promoting modesty, this world truly needs your “salted light”!

Matthew 5:13-16(KJV)

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress || Cognac Wavy Belt || Photography: Mildred Harris Photography

 

 

Modest “Dorothy Inspired” Outfit Featuring Shop Blets & Closet Clean Out Announcement!

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you!!

It is that time of the semester again….. *dun dun dun* FINALS WEEK! I feel as though I just got here on campus! Spring semester just flew by!! I just finished 4 finals and feel pretty good about them so far! 3 more to go and the semester is over and it is time to fly back to Utah for summer break! I have many long awaited plans that I will be working on this summer that I cannot wait to share with you all!

But for the meantime enjoy some random snapshots of what I have been up to for the past 2 weeks! During the busy time of college I still enjoy connecting with you all through SnapChat! Make sure to add me @Modestly.Hot and I will add you back!

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As a college student a universal fact that we can all relate to is that we are always hungry at any given point of the day! The problem is that we have on average about 5-10 minutes in between classes, so a quick grab-n-go snack is a must! I did not plan on making this a “DIY” but since it is pretty simple to make why not?!

For these White Chocolate Energy Bites you only need 2 ingredients:

  1. Your favorite Trail Mix (Premium Sunkist Trail Mix is by far THE BEST trail mix I have ever tried! One of my biggest pet peeves is trail mix with more filler ingredients than actual fruits and quality nuts (almonds and cashews only please)!
  2. Wilton White Chocolate Melting Chips 

Instructions: 

All you do is melt the white chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Next, take a spoon and drop a dollop of chocolate and spread it out evenly in a circle. Finally, take your trail mix and distribute it quickly before it dries! And that is it! Super easy and great to just grab it and go!

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Now onto today’s outfit with a little inspiration from Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!

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Blue, polkadots, and cute frilly layering tops featuring Shop Blets! 

This shirt was sent to me by the fabulous ladies at Shop Blets to try out and review for you guys! I chose the “Tik Tak” Layering Tee because 1. I needed a basic white shirt but with a more feminine twist and 2. There are a variety of ways to wear this layering tee whether by itself or under a sleeveless shirt/dress!

The detailing and quality of this shirt is what makes this top superior than let’s say a regular white tee. The shoulders have delicate petals and the cut/material is made to fit you seamlessly taking “arm candy” to another level!

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Summer is coming and you will definitely see this layering tee as an essential part of my summer wardrobe!

Let’s be honest nobody wants to wear a long sleeved cardigan in the heat of the summer but for modesty purposes we are forced to. But not to worry Shop Blet’s has got us #modestgirls covered with their lightweight, layering tees!

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And here’s some more good news!! Shop Blets is offering ModestlyHot followers %15 OFF their famous layering Tees! I would definitely hurry and snag one for yourself before summer hits!

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A braided headband hairstyle and gingham heels completes this look off!

STAY TUNED FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE NEXT CLOSET CLEAN OUT!!

Outfit Details:

White Petal Layering Tee: >>>GET 15% OFF here<<<

Blue and White Polkadot Modest Midi Skirt: Shabby Apple 

Blue and White Gingham Heels: ShoeDazzle 

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Are you ready for another closet clean-out?! Every spring on Instagram I have a much needed “Instagram Yard Sale” where you can shop my closet that were clothes featured on my blog and Instagram and it is all taking place tomorrow morning, Wednesday April, 27! I will be posting all day Wednesday ! Here’s how it works! Purchasing is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1.  Leave a comment “SOLD” with your Paypal or email address to receive an invoice for the desired item
  2. You will receive an invoice from me to be paid in an hour*
  3. Expect your clothing item to arrive within 4-5 days! and Enjoy from my closet to yours! ❤

 

Love you all and see you in the next post!

XOXO,

Ashley Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Stripes & Red Midi Dress Featuring Go Couture Modest!

Happy Tuesday Lovelies!!

 

I hope you are all having an amazing Tuesday!  It finally feels like Spring! Graduation is exactly one month away! Crazy to think that we have been on this thing called Bible college for a year now and tonight is the start of Youth Conference super excited!!

For today’s outfit I am featuring this simplistic yet stunning striped midi dress from Go Couture Modest!

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I believe I have found my new ”go to” midi dress! You know those dresses that do not need to be ironed, pinned or modified for modest purposes? Yes, Yes, this is one of those amazing dresses! It has the just right amount of stretch making it the ultimate comfy dress!

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I adore the alternating vertical and horizontal stripes on this dress!  Classic stripes with a new twist! The color combinations are absolutely endless by just switching out key accessories and belts!

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Purchase the Striped Midi Dress Here!

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