ULTIMATE Modest Easter Shopping Guide! Modest Easter Outfits 2017

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Here we go again! The hunt for the PERFECT Easter dress is on! With just less than just 2 weeks you totally know exactly what you are going to wear for Easter right?!

If you answered no to this question I completely understand your pain and am here to give a couple of options! (Affordable options too! I got you girls 😉

If you are anything like the procrastinator I am then this little shopping guide will be just for you! {Be on the lookout for part #2 of this shopping guide!}

Alright get ready to start scrolling!!

 

Modest Easter Outfit #1: The “Poppy”Skirt

Boutique: Sun Scout

Price Range: $$

COUPON CODES/SALES: 15% OFF by using the code “MODESTLYHOT15” at checkout! It works even on all sale/clearance items!!

Design Aesthetic: Beautiful, watercolor poppy print on a full and well structured pleated midi skirt! Sizing up is recommended!

Behind “The Look”:

This skirt is so well made and screamed to be paired up with rich and expensive looking tones such as a classy mustard! i did not want to take away anything from this gorgeous skirt and because it already has so many vibrant colors, I chose to tone it down with a retro inspired mustard top.

Styling Tips: Go for Classy and add a pop of color with your shoe!

A plain white tee or even a dark navy will take this skirt to the next level of classiness! Very versatile and can work with so many different tops!

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Modest Easter Outfit #2: Feminine Florals

Boutique: Sun Scout

Price Range: $

Coupon Codes/SALES: 15% OFF by using the code “MODESTLYHOT15” at checkout! It works even on all sale/clearance items!!

Design Aesthetic: Pockets ladies!! It has POCKETS! A super comfortable material with a unique texture that makes it very unique from all my other floral midi skirts. Color palette includes: mustard, yellows, greens, blush pink, & white.

Behind “The Look”:

My thought process behind this look was to let the skirt speak for itself but I added a fun pair of floral JustFab printed wedges to make it spring ready! There is something about this mustard colored top that adds richness to all my skirts! Current Fav!

 

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Bows on my toes! Super cute!

 

Modest Easter Outfit #3: It’s all in the sleeves!

Boutique: Slaydon and Rose 

Price Range: $$

Coupon Codes/SALES: 15% OFF using code “EASTER15” at checkout!

Design Aesthetic:

If there is a dress that includes all of this season’s trends it is this one! Bell sleeves, midi length, crinkle effect material, and it is super light and airy! Loving the subtle tone of blue and the effortless floral! Simple zipper closure on the back and has minimal stretch.

Behind “The Look”:

This dress honestly needs no bells or whistles! It sits perfectly on the body and can be worn alone with a simple long pendant necklace. I decided to emphasize my waist by adding a cognac belt and the cutest laced up cognac chunky heels!

It’s a no brainer, no iron, out-the-door kinda dress! (The lazy girl in me kinda really likes that 😉

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Modest Easter Outfit #4: Princess Floral Showstopper Maxi Skirt

Boutique: Narrow Road Closet

Price Range: $$

Coupon Codes/SALES: N/A

Design Aesthetic:

This skirt is for the glamorous girl who loves a dramatic, showstopper skirt! The colors are rich & vibrant, it stretches for an uber comfortable fit and the print is perfect for Easter! It provides alot of movement and is perfect for special occasions/photoshoots!

Behind “The Look”:

I wanted to bring out the hues of royal blue in this skirt by adding a royal blue crop top with a high waisted maxi skirt! My inspiration was “Tribal Princess.” I wanted to add more drama to this skirt by mixing the super feminine floral print with a tribal/native inspired statement necklace.

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Well that does it for today ladies!! I hope this post has given you a bit of inspiration for your Easter day outfit! Part #2 is coming soon!! {On my way to shoot more spring looks for you guys! ;)}

See ya soon!

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of all these boutiques 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!)

SPECIAL THANKS TO MY AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER: Marissa for these lovely photographs taken at the Utah State Capitol!

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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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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.

Casual Friday Style: Floral Sleeved Midi Dress Featuring So Pretty in Pink Modest Boutique!

Happy Fry-Day Ladies!!

It is definitely a comfy, casual midi dress kinda day! There are some Fridays where it’s all about the glam, sparkle and heels while other Fridays are more for lounging around!

This dress from So Pretty in Pink Boutique  is exactly for those lounging around Fridays without compromising modesty or style!

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I just love it when I stumble across affordable modest boutiques! This dress gets an A+ in comfort and style!! The floral detailing on the sleeves is what makes this dress that much more amazing! It gives it that feminine touch without going overboard!

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I also have a fabulous Friday deal exclusively for ModestlyHot followers! You can score ANYTHING on So Pretty in Pink website for 10% OFF!! Just use DISCOUNT CODE: “MODESTLYHOT” at checkout! Making your dress that much more affordable!

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Definitely check their website out and I’ll chat with y’all next blog post!!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

 

 

🍁🍂🍃Fall Fashion Trends! Chambray/Denim Edition!🍁🍂🍃

Happy 🍟Day Friends!!!
Well look at you making it another week!👊

I don’t know about you but I’m gearing up for some more fall fashion trends!

So for today’s featured fall trend is none other than the staple every girl should have in their closet…

CHAMBRAY/DENIM!!

Oh yes the trend that keeps coming back with full force season after season!

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I honestly don’t like to call Chambray a trend anymore its definitely here to stay!

I love my chambray tops and I adore it even more when they make an entire dress out of it and with polka dots!!IMG_4400

Fall is all about the rich tones and textures, and cognac + chambray is my favorite fall way to dress up this shabby chic dress!

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You guys aren’t going to believe this but my entire outfit was all from good ol’ yard sales! LOL

I scored this adorable Polka Dot Chambray Dress from Sandy’s closet for just $5 at our Blogger Yard Sale earlier this month!

(also known as @sandyalamode on IG)

My cognac Bag was also from a yard sale a while ago and its literally one of my favs!!

I love how rustic and aged it looks and the bucket style shape is so up my alley!

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Now chambray can be paired up with literally anything and still look so chic! But since my dress had the cutest white micro polka dots I decided to wear white to make the white polka dots pop!

I added a thin white buckle belt paired up with my white 5 flower necklace from Walmart! (Haul coming soon 😉

For months now my favorite white flower necklace from Our World Boutique broke and I was left without my staple piece?:(
Until last week I was randomly roaming the aisles of Walmart and found a TON of flower statement necklaces for just $5!

SCORE!!

Annnddddd then…. they somehow all appeared in my cart at checkout…? I know, So Weird.

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Shoes of le day: Just Fab Cognac Wedges in the style ”Chasey”

Ever since I received them in the mail I have been betraying my other heels because they’re just soooooo comfy!

I’ve never walked on clouds before but I’m pretty sure that’s EXACTLY what it feels like!

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So let’s round up this whole outfit shall we?

Chambray Dress: $5

Statement Necklace: $5

Just Fab Cognac Wedges: $10

Cognac Bucket Satchel: $1

Grand Total: $21 for an entire outfit with shoes, bag ,dress and necklace!

Also make sure you check out Just Fab for more deals and steals! You can get an additional 20%OFF your order if you’d like using my personal referral link! Now is the time since they are clearing out all summer inventory and making way for fall/winter shoes!

Get 20%OFF JustFab Shoes!!

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Hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!

Til Next Time!

God Bless!

XOXO,

Ashley

Just Fab End of Summer Clearance Sale!!!💕

Happy Saturday Girlies!!
Just a heads up on an amazing sale Just Fab is having for just 3 days only!!

I received an email from JustFab about their End of Summer Clearance Sale and I couldn’t resist to take a peek!

I mean Just fab under $10?!! What? Unreal.
So here are some of my favorite fashion picks from Just Fab!

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These shoes!!😍😍😍🙌 Aah! I scored them for under $10!
They are the “Belen” style sandals and how cute are they?!!
The color is cognac is so boho chic!

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Gasp!! I couldn’t resist all these Fab sales!

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The next item I bought was a gorgeous jean skirt with button detailing all the way down! I love love skirts with buttons in the front! I’m not really a fab of jean skirts but this one was the exception!

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That fringe skirt though!🙌
Perfect for fall!

To make the deals even sweeter, You can score items from JustFab for 50% OFF when you sign up with my personal referral link below!

End of Summer Clearance Sale!!

Don’t miss out in these Fabulous deals and steals!!
I can’t wait to receive my order!!

Til Next Time,
Xoxo,
Ashley!

UPDATE : I just got an email that my order has shipped!🙌 😂 say whaaaa? I just ordered an hour ago!
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How To: Styling a White Skirt! Modest Summer Outfits! Featuring Debbie’s Closet!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!
Long time no post!! (7 days is much too long !!)
For today’s post I am going to share with you how I style a white midi skirt! The color white is a huge trend this summer! I’m going to be showing you how to style summer’s hottest trend while staying modest😉!
#modestishottest

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Style Option 1:
💙⚪️Denim and White💙 ⚪️
Let’s talk about this gorgeous skirt for a second!! It’s pleated, a-line and fits like a glove!😍
I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but it has a beautiful quilted pattern printed on the skirt making it very classy! (You know we love all things classy😉)
My white midi skirt is from Debbie’s Closet a great place to find modest and modern skirts!
Freebie Alert!! For all you skirt addicts like myself, Debbie’s Closet is giving you $10 store credit just by signing up with your email address!

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Now nothing is more classic than a denim and white outfit!😍💙⚪️
I am obsessed how simple yet striking this dynamic duo is!
To give this outfit a more summer “boho” vibe I tied my shirt at my waist and double knotted it! Perfect for a hot summer day!

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Style Option 2:
Fun Printed Tops!!

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Okay you guys if I had to choose the perfect denim shirt this would be it!!😍
I mean polka dots? Lace details? And it’s Chambray?!
😍😍😍😍 major heart emojis going on!!

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This shirt was actually from my Shop! Shop ModestlyHot! But we kinda sold out of them already! But if you’re interested in one, I can totally find one for ya!

Style Option 3:
Nautical and White!
Of course I couldn’t resist in throwing in a classic nautical inspired themed outfit to the mix!😍⚓️
Yep, just a tad bit obsessed with the nautical trends these past couple of months! (Anchor Rehab anyone🙈)

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I paired up this skirt with this awesome anchor printed blouse I got from Poshmark!
I also remembered I had an anchor belt (yes pleaseeee!) and decided on wearing it as well! Anchor overload? Perhaps, but it makes me quite happy seeing all these anchors! LOL😍⚓️😍⚓️😍⚓️⚓️⚓️😍⚓️⚓️

Well I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see ya soon!!
God bless!
Xoxo,
Ashley❤️

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Modest Summer Outfits! Featuring Adorn it Polkadot Skirt!!

Hello and Happy Monday!!
Hopefully the Monday blues aren’t taking a toll on you too hard:/!
For today’s outfit I’m so excited and I’m going to warn you, you may want to adjust your screens brightness because I got a little too color happy! Lol
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I literally got this skirt in the mail a couple of hours ago and I’m already strolling the town with it!
Lol I mean mint and polka dots? You can’t be frowning when wearing this skirt!!
I just had to get my hands on one especially since they’re on a weekly deal right now for just $17 at Adorn It Boutique! 😍

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So since it was raining in the morning a bit I decided on wearing a yellow polkadot cardigan along with my mint skirt! Now however its much too hot for that so I just took the cardigan off and it still looks darling with just the yellow blouse!!
I love mint and yellow together! Instant Monday Pick Me Up!

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I was feeling a little daring and decided on wearing my neon yellow studded pumps with the skirt! Lol I definitely will be clearly visible at night that’s for sure!

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Now for my next outfit I decided on wearing hot pink! Clearly I can’t just be satisfied with a normal color scheme🙈 It was too sunny not to be crazed with color!!😍❤️💙💚💛

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Well that wraps up today’s post!!
Wow I kept it under 200 words 😳 hahaha who am I anymore?!? Lol
I thought I’d give y’all a break from my rambling but just for today!😉

Hope you have the Monday blues under control!
Til Next Time,
Xoxo,
Ashley❤️

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Random Shopping Haul! Ross,Rue 21, H&M, Dollar Tree & Bath & Body Works!

Hello Lovelies!!

It’s Friday and everyone knows Fridays are for shopping! (& Saturday and Sunday aaaand Monday . lol)

I could not get a hold of myself this month of the amazing sales everyone is having! I mean Semi- Annual Sale Galore is happening in just about every store!

I honestly don’t even know where to begin!

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Let’s start off with my online orders!

So I’m always shopping off of Poshmark as you all know, and I found the cutest red and white polka dot heels!

So retro chic! They were originally listed for $30 but I offered $25 and the buyer accepted it. But I did not actually pay $25 because I had a couple of posh credits in my accounts meaning that I was only charged $14 to my card total!

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I love my ”Let it Go” graphic tee so much that I INSTANTLY bought three when they were on Jane.com!

It was so hard choosing what shirts to get but I decided on the , ”Stay Classy”,”Bless her Heart (<3)” and ”As If!”

(Excuse the wrinkles they’ve been in the mailing parcel til I wear them!)

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*Hint hint* these next items may or may not be for you! 😉 (cough* future giveaway*)

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Now I love shopping in the mornings as soon as the mall opens because there is no hassle of lines,but I had to get to work! I actually returned to the mall after work when I saw everyone walking out with bath and body works bags, but not just any bags, they were the special,”Semi-Annual Sale” kind of shopping bags!

EEK! So of course I was going to stock up on yummy fragrances for myself and my home!

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They were also having a ”Flashback Fragrances” sale for just $3.50 each!

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The sale was CRAZY! I scored $22.50 3 wick candles for just $5! And oh my ! Look what I found!

Nautical Inspired Candles?!! You know I had to snatch a couple up!

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Speaking about nautical I went into Icing and they were having all their necklaces on sale for just $5! So I picked up this nautical necklace with these adorable nautical charms!

The super nice girl at the store saw how anchor crazed I was and she brought out from the backroom the most amazing sandals ever!!

They were navy and white striped anchor sandals!! YASS!!!!

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Next stop is of course Rue 21 my go to place for dirt cheap (almost free) clothes!!

So I loved my blush tulle skirt so much that I went in and bought the black version !
I also scored these adorable patriotic sandals! (Which I’ve already worn like 5 times lol shhh dont tell!)

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”She wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polkadot.”.. cardigan?!

Hahaha yes I just had to! Plus it was really inexpensive!

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Last but certainly not least is Dollar Tree!

Ever since I was a little kid I have had a love for shopping at Dollar Tree! (I mean come on everything’s a buck!)

So I picked up these cute anchor duct tapes!

I know you guys!!!! I have a problem!!

I ‘m not sure what exactly I’ll use them for but I’ll get back to ya!

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So that wraps up today’s haul!!

God Bless You!

XOXO,

Ashley!

Modest in Red, White & Blue! Memorial Day Outfit Ideas!

Hey you guys!! Happy Friday!! It’s been crazy how fast this week has gone by!

To say that I am ready for the weekend is an understatement! (Shopping, food and fun? Yes Please!)

Memorial Day is right around the corner and I thought to myself ,”hmm I have dozens of outfit ideas on that!”

I personally love anything that is red,white and blue, anchors, stars and stripes! It all excites me!!

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I recently shopped at Rue21 and picked up some clearance goodies since they were having the entire store on sale!  plus buy one get one 50%OFF !

So…… I bought this top!

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I know I know… You’d think I would have enough anchor print tops already right?!

TOTALLY WRONG!

You can never have too many cute anchor shirts!!

As soon as i saw it I knew it had to be mine + I got it half off!

You can’t tell in the pic but the sleeves are actually cuffed! So J. Crew!

Now, I loved how the first outfit looked but last year I did a pretty similar look with the same skirt but with a different anchor top which was also coincidentally from Rue 21!

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#tbt

So I wanted to jazz it up a bit and I knew exactly what I was going to pair it up with!

I actually had to dig this striped H&M blazer from my hamper which is pretty intimidating because it was stuffed full!

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I love how this outfit screams nautical! Oh and here’s a quick little tip for easy pattern mixing!

Always match colors not patterns! In this outfit the striped blazer works with the anchor print top because they’re both navy and white. And the pop of yellow works because yellow and navy are opposites on the color wheel.

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Since there was alot of pattern mixing and colors already I opted for my nude Christian Louboutin heels!

Not the comfiest pair of heels but definitely the most stylish! (That pop of red gets me every time!)

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I already want to wear this shirt again!!

Well that’s all for now and I have included some outfit ideas for Memorial Day Weekend and 4th of July!

Hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday!

Love ya!

XOXO,

Ashley

Outfit Details:

Striped Blazer: H&M Clearance Find!

Anchor Print Top: Rue 21

Nude Heels: Christian Louboutin

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