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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Chic Leopard Midi Skirt Outfit!! Modest Ways to Style Leopard!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I woke up this morning to a VERY happy mail day!! New shipments came in for my boutique!! AAH!! It’s always so exciting getting new skirts for you girlies!! (Christmas in April!)

I could not wait any longer and I had to try on this new arrival!!

Every girl needs to have at least one leopard print skirt in her wardrobe and this one is pretty amazing!!

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As soon as I looked at the skirt I knew I wanted to pair it up with black! I wanted this look to be chic, not very colorful, but still make a statement!

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I wore a simple chambray button up shirt with a black rosette necklace purchased from VeryJane! 

IMG_1335 I simply can not get over how many of my favorite things are in this skirt!! I mean its pleated, its midi length, its comfortable and of course its a chic leopard print!

Definitely made my Monday a whole lot better!

IMG_1324 Let’s talk about these shoes for a second!!! One of the lovely girls I follow on Instagram Alee, from Obsession Expression blog totally made me buy these amazing bow strap heels!! Hers were a gorgeous nude color but they only had black available at Go Jane!

I got a little shoe crazy since they were having a 60% OFF sale and plus I used an online coupon code from Retail Me Not!

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To say I am obsessed with these shoes is an understatement!

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Bows, straps and black?! Um Yes please!

Outfit Details:

Chambray Shirt : DownEast Basics

Chic Leopard Midi Skirt: ModestlyHot

Black Bow Heels: Go Jane

Black Rose Statement Necklace: VeryJane

I hope you girls have an awesome rest of your Monday and i’ll chat with you soon!!

XOXO,

Ashley

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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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