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

Let’s Connect!

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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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Love in Christ,

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Disney Style Challenge: Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfit + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday!! I am checking in with you guys from Park City, attending the Hello Live Conference from the giveaway I won in July! I am beyond grateful for the amazing influential people I’ve met so far! (*pictures coming soon!)

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As Disney style week comes to a close I have been so impressed with all the creativity of everyone’s posts! (To see all the cute and modest Disney inspired posts check out the hashtag #modestdisneybound and #disneystylechallenge!

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Today’s post will be featuring a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit from an adorable retro polkadot dress I received from the Classy Loft!

Minnie Mouse is probably the easiest of all Disney characters to recreate!

Here is what you will need:

  1. A Red polkadot dress or skirt
  2. Red Lipstick
  3. Yellow Heels
  4. Minnie Mouse Ears (optional)

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I layered a white shirt from Ross that you guys have been asking me where I have been getting these plain, solid colored, scoop style shirts! Literally, these shirts are the perfect basics for any skirt! They are in the one size section  and are fitted! Perfect for my infamous poofy skirts!

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I adore the cut and style of this dress! So light but has a structured and defined waistline!

Classy Loft also sells cute and comfy modest clothing at affordable prices!!

I will be featuring more of their adorable clothing in the following weeks to come!

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I have the cutest story to tell! As me and my good friend and photographer Trish were just about to wrap up our photoshoot, this little girl named came running up and screamed, “Minnie! Minnie! Oh I love Minnie mouse!!” LOL Needless to say, It made my day!

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Oh I almost forgot to include that if you like this dress you can have a chance to win a dress courtesy of The Classy Loft! Head on over to my Instagram to find out how to enter!

Alright lovellies! next time you will be hearing from me will be from Bible college in California!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Red Polkadot Dress || Photography by: Trish Karen || ModestlyHot instagram 

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Stay Tuned for these fun Disney themed giveaways!img_5978

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Modest “Little Red Dress” Featuring Mod Posh Boutique+Giveaway!!

Ahh yes the classic little red dress, the one dress that every woman needs at any given moment to be prepared for any special occasion, wedding or event!

But actually finding a “little red dress” that’s not so little can be a struggle!

Thankfully there are shops like Mod Posh (by my fellow blogger friend)!

A classic red lace victorian inspired dress that is both modest AND glamorous!

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And it’s finally back in stock! A dress that is sure to impress at any wedding, event or graduation for sure! Plus, did I mention that it is only $35?!

When in doubt… Put a Bow on it!

This dress is gorgeous all on its own but for a little added pop of cuteness and sparkle I added my go-to belt from Two 12 Fashion. 

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Reasons why I am loving this dress: 

  1. A modest high neckline that is covered in lace
  2. A classic A-line pleated shape
  3. Dainty and feminine scalloped lace hem for a high fashion look
  4.  It is fully lined and completely modest!

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Recently, these lace up heels have been taking over the fashion and Instagram world! I knew I had to get on the bandwagon and picked them up also in the color black!

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I love supporting small modest shops that are good quality and affordable! Mod Posh has so many stylish modest skirts that are on my wishlist!

I love Instagram shops because they make shopping so much easier and they usually give many outfit inspirations/combinations with that article of clothing.

 

Pssst…. I have a secret!  I loved my dress so much that Mod Posh and I have teamed up to bring you lovely ladies a giveaway of anything you’d like on their Instagram! There will  be a giveaway going on today in a couple of minutes 😉 Enjoy!!

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How to Style a Skirt Extender: Navy & Floral Summer Dress Featuring I Shop Simply + GIVEAWAY!

Too short?  Too tight?  Too sheer?

Trust me ladies, being a modest girl in this era is difficult with all the revealing cutouts, mini length skirts, and crop tops galore surround our malls and stores nationwide.

But there is hope lovelies!! (this is starting to sound like a sermon) 😉

Two words that will change your shopping experience forever……

SKIRT EXTENDERS!

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I have talked about skirt extenders in the past before, and they truly are so versatile in not only just adding length to skirts and dresses, but for anything too tight and sheer!

PLUS, they add a feminine frill at the hem!

Summer calls for anything floral, and the “Katie ” dress from I Shop Simply is made out of  a breathable fabric that will cool you off this summer season! Plus it’s a steal at only $24.99! I can totally see the navy color transitioning well into the fall season simply by adding a trench coat/cardigan!

 

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I decided to add my Peek A Boo Chic skirt extender to add a shabby chic crochet hem at the bottom of the dress! So cute right?!

 

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Just a heads up the fit on this dress runs small so order a size up! I am wearing a size Medium 😉 I love that it has short sleeves and the fact that is has slight stretch!

Modest, cute and comfy? Sign me up!

I love I Shop Simply because of the fact that they carry the trendy boutique items without the big boutique prices!

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How gorgeous are these nude/cognac lace up heels from Just Fab?! They literally go with anything and are a summer essential shoe! Not to mention that they are SO easy to walk in!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Set your alarms tomorrow (Thursday, June 23rd)  for I have teamed up with the lovely ladies at I Shop Simply to bring you a giveaway to their affordable boutique!

Thank you once again for all the continual support of this page and promoting modesty everywhere you go! May God bless you and your families! Enjoy the verse of the day!

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 31:26

“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”

 

Navy Floral Summer Dress ||  Crochet Skirt Extender  || Navy Blue Flower Statement Necklace || Photography Credits ||  Mildred Harris Photography 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Stripes Midi Dress Featuring Kingdom & State + Art Meets Fashion Show Event!

Ahh yes the classic striped dress! A dress that will stand the test of time, pair up beautifully with any color or print you throw at it, and is fit for any occasion!

In fact, I felt inspired to write an “original” poem for this classic staple piece especially written for you, yes you  behind your screen 😉

Roses are Red,

Violets are Blue,

A striped dress is a necessity

And your closet agrees with me too!

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But in all seriousness, because we take our fashion very serious here at ModestlyHot Headquarters, aka my room with a stuffed animal on the shelf, a striped dress will CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE.

Okay,

That was a tad bit dramatic, but newsflash most bloggers usually are!

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How G O R G E O U S is the structure of this Kingdom and State dress?

Classic, BOLD, and timeless, I think Paris would be proud!

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If I had three thumbs, I would totally give this dress  3 thumbs up! (Now that is a weird thought and we are just going to scroll right along as if we didn’t read that okay? 😀

It’s ACCESSORY TIME!

Why am I so pumped for this segment? Um, maybe because my earring were $3 AND FROM

Wait for it…..

WALMART! Yep, you read that right! Walmart!

And let’s not even get me started on this Vintage Statement Necklace!  I finally found the exact same necklace on Amazon for you girls! Prime shipping is available on this piece, so you can also be enjoying this necklace in as little as 2 days!

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Hello $3 Walmart Earrings!

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Now that’s a statement!

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I wore my classic striped dress this past month to the Art Meets Fashion Show Event in Salt Lake City! If you follow me on Snapchat you probably got an inside view of this event! Hint hint* for those of you not following me yet, here you go 😉 @Modestly.Hot

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Black and White Shoedazzle Heels for a monochromatic look!

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A stunning location, the runway was the entire mansion beginning from the top to the bottom.

A variety of different art displays!

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The outdoor displays were amazing! There were models inside the rain displays with the coolest of lighting!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Love you Lots!

God Bless,

Ashley

 

Classic Striped Dress || Vintage Statement Necklace || Black and White Colorblock Heels  (similar here)  || Photography Credits: Trish Karen Photography

 

 

🌻🌷💛Modest Floral Midi Dress Review Featuring Salty Bae Boutique💛🌷🌻

Hello and Happy Tuesday Lovelies! As I looked out my window today I observed the perfect spring day unfold, sunny clear skies, big, fluffy clouds, and birds perching on the trees.

“Oooh, this a great day to wear my spring floral scuba dress!” So I thought.

As I grabbed my purse and headed toward the door, the coldest winter breeze caught me off guard! Yep, it was F R E E Z I N G ! Oh Utah and your “fake sunny” days! Regardless, it feels wonderful to be back in my home state! #beUTAHful

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Today’s outfit I will review this stunning, modest floral scuba dress from Salty Bae Boutique!

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Let’s talk about the print! Quick Confession! I simply cannot resist a good floral, polkadot or stripe print! Floral print just sets off something in my brain that draws me to purchase it! It’s a medical condition I promise 😉

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The colors are the perfect transitional colors from season to season! I can totally see this dress being worn all year round by adding a mustard cardigan and boots in the fall, to wearing it with soft cognac colored accessories for a soft, spring look!

The fit is absolutely fabulous! Not too tight, not too loose, but just right! I think Goldilocks would approve!

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Hair and Makeup: 

For hair and makeup, I decided on using my favorite Essence lipliner in “Soft Berry”.

I recently been into soft, mauve colors on my lips and my blush (E.L.F “Mellow Mauve”)!

It just seems to work with my ivory skin tone more than say a pinker shade of blush/lip!

If you follow me on Snapchat you already know that I used my 24K Gold curling wand from Bombay Hair to achieve these soft,wavy curls!

 

Now I believe it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!!

Salty Bae Boutique and I have decided to bring you a giveaway of anything of your choosing on Salty Bae’s Website!

To Enter:

  1. Follow @ModestlyHot and @saltybaeboutique on Instagram
  2. Like the picture ❤
  3. TAG ALL YOUR FRIENDS! Each friend=1 entry!

Giveaway will end in 48 hours! Thursday, May 12 at Midnight!

Good luck and God Bless!!

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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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