LIFE UPDATE: Where have I been?!?! & Modest Fall Lace Dress featuring DownEast Basics 25 Year Anniversary!

Hello?

Is anyone out there?

What can I say? It has been awhile and you guys have just been so awesome and understanding through my college transition yet again!

The good thing is that I am finally all settled in and midterm examinations are over! (Can I get an amen to that?!)

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Exciting NEWS!! I have been a huge fan of DownEast Basics for years and they recently contacted me to help them celebrate their 25 year anniversary! #25yearsofdowneast

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DownEast holds a special place in my heart because they took a chance on me when I first started blogging and gave me that extra boost of encouragement that every blogger needs when they first start out. I am thrilled to see how God has blessed their company and how far they have come!

Reason #2 why I love DownEast is because they started from humble beginnings in my home state, Utah!

P.S. Every skirt girl needs to make a trip down to Utah “aka” modest shopping heaven! 14680509_10154567289693838_6897378747497153496_n.jpg

Their new fall collection has been released and I immediately knew that I wanted this “country chic” cream lace dress! Perfect for fall, spring, summer and even winter!

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I absolutely love the fit on this dress, the perfect fit and flare! It is very difficult to find fit and flare dresses that actually are long enough (40″length size small)!

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Since fall is my utmost favoritest (yes I realize that is not proper English grammar 😉 ), season of all, I had to do a fall themed carnival photoshoot.

It was quite comical pretending to shoot fall outfits when the temperatures were in the 70’s! #californiaweather

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Accessories can instantly transition any outfit from season to season, so for that reason I chose my horse bit buckle belt, cognac riding boots, and a vintage inspired bucket style bag!

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That lace detailing though!!

Most bloggers hold extravagant floral arrangements, I as a broke college student hold a baby tumbleweed I found on the side of the road 😉 amberr-85amberr-86

Despite the lack of the color green out here, the desert does have a beauty of its own especially those amazing sunsets and sunrises!

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Oh! Before I forget in celebration for their 25 year anniversary  DownEast is having a HUGE Anniversary SALE on different items every single day! DON’T MISS OUT! They are already pretty affordable and add a nice 25% OFF on top of that?! Yes please!

As always all the outfit details and links about this blog post will be neatly listed below for your convenience 😀

 

 

 

What I Wore:
Cream Lace Dress: DownEast Basics

Cognac Bucket Bag: Just Fab 

Tall Brown Riding Boots: Michael Kors

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Ashley Orellana

Orellana Creative Facebook Page 

Orellana Creative Instagram: @Orellana_creative

Sponsorship and Clothing Provided by:

DownEast Basics Home & Clothing

DownEast Official Facebook Page

DownEast Official Instagram: @downeaststyle

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you to the generosity of DownEast Clothing for sponsoring this photoshoot and post! Please note that all my opinions are still my own as I only promote companies that comply with ModestlyHot’s core values of modesty.

 

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How to be “ModestlyHot” When It’s Hot! 5 Tips to Dressing Modestly in the Summer!

Happy Wednesday!

I am beyond thrilled to announce the completion of my very first magazine article with the gorgeous ladies at Sparkler’s Magazine!  Let me tell you about the light this sparkling trio shines through their articles! I have personally got to know these lovely ladies through Instagram and emailing them back and forth, and instantly knew they were the most genuine ladies called to be an encouragement everywhere they go!

I don’t think they realize how much they have encouraged me to continue blogging especially in college when time seemed to be very limited to even take a breather for myself! I was honored to be asked to write an article for their June/July Issue!

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From left to right, Hollie, Claudia and Heather.

So without further ado, I’d like to give you a sneak peek on my blog about the tips and tricks on How to be “ModestlyHot” when it’s Hot!

To view the entire article with the tips and tricks on dressing both modestly and stylishly click the link down below!

FULL ARTICLE: How to be “ModestlyHot” When It’s Hot! 

Here comes the bright, hot, sun, and now we know the summer season has officially begun!

Temperatures are rising, and modest girls everywhere are breaking a sweat, literally! Summer means saying goodbye to our beloved cardigans and our layering fashions, but fret not as a modest fashion blogger I am here to share with you my tips and tricks on staying “ModestlyHot” when it’s hot! So join me in putting away our long sleeved cardigans, because it’s much too hot for that, and we can all agree that sweating is not a cute look on anyone!

 

Tip #1: Say YES to the Dress(es)!

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Isn’t this dress from Fashion Crush Co. simply stunning?!

Mint Floral Wrap Maxi Dress: Fashion Crush Co.

Giveaway Sneak Peek!! $75 Gift Card to Fashion Crush Co. will be happening tomorrow, Thursday June 9 on Instagram!

A comfy, baseball tee shirt dress is just what summer ordered! The Grey Striped Jordan dress from BrickYard Buffalo is  the ultimate grab and go dress perfect for your busy lifestyle! (Oh and it’s also on sale right now!)

Grey Jordan Striped Midi Dress: Brickyard Buffalo *ON SALE*

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Loose maxi dresses, t-shirt dresses,and midi dresses are all going to be our best friends in the summer season! Make sure to find dresses that already have a ¾ length sleeve or short sleeves, so that no additional layering is needed!

ModestlyHot PRO Tip: Stand out from the rest by adding a pop of color with a fabulous statement necklace! Belts are also a great accessory for added color, and to cinch that waist!

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Tip #2: It’s time to tie the knot! (with Chambray & Button downs)

Oh what would we do without you chambray! A classic wardrobe staple that transitions throughout seasons so seamlessly! This summer look like a fashion trendsetter by simply tying your chambray/button down shirts in a knot!

ModestlyHot PRO Tip: To tie the perfect knot leave 3-4 buttons, unbuttoned, and gather your shirt 2 inches above your natural waist!

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Skirt Extenders are a must have for summer! They provide modest coverage for those “almost long enough” dresses! In addition to adding 3-4 inches they add a cute and frilly detail to your skirts and dresses!

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If you have enjoyed these 2 tips on dressing stylishly and modestly in the summer, I would recommend checking out the full article on staying covered and cute!

God Bless!

HOW TO DRESS MODEST AND STYLISHLY IN THE SUMMER!

Outfit Details:

Mint Floral Wrap Maxi Dress: Fashion Crush Co.

 

Grey Jordan Striped Midi Dress: Brickyard Buffalo *ON SALE*

 

Faded Glory White Scalloped Dress: Walmart

 

Cognac Wedges: JustFab

Photography Credits: Charissa Lee Photography 

 

✨✨✨All I need is Jesus and Glitter✨✨✨ Graphic Tee & Tulle Skirt Outfit + GIVEAWAY!!✨✨ 

Happy Friday Eve Lovelies!!

The weekend is upon us yet again, and what a busy week it has been! I attended earlier this week the Art Meets Fashion Show at the stunning McCune Mansion! {Details of the event will be posted later this week!}

For now, I have to say my favorite graphic tees are the ones that ultimately have                                                   G L I T T E R ! ! 

And wait till I show you the most perfect graphic tee sent to me to review by Shop Hello Grace! 

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Oh. my! Could there be a tee that more perfectly describes this blogger!?

Jesus? Check!

Glitter? Check!

Donates 10% to a good cause? {Love Bought International} Check!

One very VERY  happy blogger? Super Check!

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In all seriousness, I can totally see myself wearing this every single day with all my skirts!

The fit is superb and the glitter is so sparkly! To dress up even more this tee, I added a pink thrifted blazer with a white tulle skirt from Taralynn’s Boutique. 

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Pink, Gold, Glitter it’s just an all around YES!

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Whenever a company decides to collaborate with ModestlyHot it is always a plus when they are as much faith based as well as fashion based. That is why I decided to accept and support Hello Grace! They make quality, well designed  products inspired by the goodness of God’s grace! With all the negative publicity on graphic tee shirts nowadays, we need to spread the positive message and be the light and salt of the earth this world needs!

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Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:13-16 {More like passage of the day but it’s all so good!}

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.

14Ye 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.

Don’t go just yet! Shop Hello Grace and I have teamed to give you a chance to win a graphic tee of your choice from Shop Hello Grace’s website! 

Here’s how to enter! (As always entering is easy peasy!)

  1. Follow me @Modestlyhot and @Shophellograce on Instagram
  2. Tag all of your friends who love cute faith inspired tees!
  3.  BONUS 25+ Additional Entries if you repost this picture and hashtag #shophellograce #modestlyhot

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Giveaway ends on Saturday, May 28 at 12pm MST! Good luck and God Bless!

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