Casual and Comfy Modest Outfits! Featuring Sierra Brooke & Deela Couture

Happy Friday! Finals are over and my second fall semester at West Coast Baptist College is officially over and I am beyond excited to be back home in Utah! Looking back from a year ago to my first fall semester God has definitely moved and worked in my heart and I cannot believe how much I have grown since that first semester. This topic deserves a blog post all on its own, but for now I can only express gratitude toward God and my parents for allowing me to attend an institution that still believes in the power of prayer and the Word of God.

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Casual Modest Outfit #1: Deela Couture 

During finals week, it is the most stressful time for all of us on campus! Finals week deserves comfy, cute, and no-ironing needed type of dresses! This is why modest swing dresses are the way to go!

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I am absolutely obsessed with this black and white modest swing dress from Deela Couture. It is so classy and comfy! I paired up this dress with a classic, country chic, horse bit buckle belt with my cognac chunky heels from Target! Of course I could not forget a floppy wool hat from Walmart!  (DIRECT LINK) Probably the cheapest I have seen them ($10) and they carry them in all sorts of colors!

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I love that Deela Couture makes all of their clothing with quality and makes sure that every piece is designed to provide comfort and style! I just had to have this dress!! img_7756

Casual modest Outfit #2: Comfy Fall Floral Striped Dress from Sierra Brooke Clothing

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I absolutely LOVE this glamorous dress!! The bold stripes, the maroon colors, and the floral print make it one of my favorites!! It is such a unique dress that it is no wonder that it is a hot selling item! img_7752img_7753

The Chelsea dress is very stretchy and I love the fact that the length is modestly long yet not too long where it hits the awkward length! Sierra Brooke is RIGHT NOW offering 10% OFF any purchase by using the code: “SBFRIENDS” at checkout! 

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Still cannot get enough of my affordable Walmart floppy hat! img_7750

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I hope you guys check out these amazing websites for modest clothing and definitely consider buying one (or two) for you and as gifts for your skirt girls!

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What I Wore:
“Chelsea” Maroon Striped Floral Dress: Sierra Brooke 

Black and White Swing Dress: Deela Couture 

Chic Floppy Hat: Walmart

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Jasmine Nicole Labra 

Instagram:

@labraphotography 

Sponsorship and Clothing Provided by:

Instagram: Sierra Brooke Clothing @sierrabrookeclothing

Instagram:  Deela Couture @deela_couture 

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Sierra Brooke & Deela Couture 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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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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Love in Christ,

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Fall Fashion Modest Outfits 2016! Tribal Skirt & Maroon Featuring LuLa Roe Review!

Happy Wednesday!!

Well today was officially my last day working at my In-N-Out home store #245 for the summer!

I have mixed emotions about it all really, one part of me is excited to return to the grind of Bible college, the other part of me is just bummed out that I have to leave the comforts of my home, work, and family behind! As soon as I have adjusted to my new managers, associates and my schedule it is time to leave and readjust again to a new environment.

However the constant changes are beneficial to the overall growth of a person. Change brings daily challenges to rise up against, new faces to meet, and a chance to extend Christ’s love to others I would have never met if I stay in Utah. So with that being said, BRING IT ON Fall Semester!!

I may not be the smartest, strongest, nor most talented, but I know of someone who is all that and much more!! I’m so grateful that God is more interested in my AVAILABILITY than my ABILITY!

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”

2 Corinthians 12:9

 

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So onto today’s fall fashion modest outfits for 2016! & let me tell you I have plenty in store for you ladies!!

I was sent this gorgeous tribal printed pencil skirt from LuLa Roe by the kind Laura Medina who shares in ModestlyHot’s same mission in providing faith and fashion inspiration to ladies all across the globe!

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I am obsessed with my Cassie style pencil skirt from LuLa Roe! Literally the comfiest outfit and brand on the planet!! Laura Picked this gorgeous piece out for me and it tied in beautifully with my fall modest look book!

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If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I bought every single color of these one size stretchy long sleeved tops! They are the perfect fit and go with EVERY OUTFIT and for $4.99 you cannot beat that price! Look for them in the “one size'” tops at the end of the aisle! They’ve added new fall colors like mustard, maroon, plum and olive green!

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GASP!! I am not wearing heels?! What is wrong with me? lol jk!

Hear me out for a second,

Lace up flats,

in Fall colors

at Rue 21

for $8! Go! Now! & Come back and read this post later I won’t get offended at all 😉

Enough said 😉

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Royal Cobalt blue to accentuate the background color of this tribal print skirt!

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GASP #2!!! I am wearing a hat?! Yeah this blog post is full of surprises isn’t it?

Thanks to my dear friend and photographer Mildred aka the expert in trendy hat wear for convincing me to try it out! lol

This beauty I scored at Forever 21, it was pricier than what I am used to paying for an accessory , but the pictures turned out great so I am satisfied!

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That does it for modest fall look numero uno! Many more are to come this week!

So what is my overall consensus on this LuLa Roe Cassie Skirt?

 

F A B 😀 OR DRAB?:( 

MOST DEFINITELY FAB!

I like list making so here are my reasons on why I dig this skirt!

  1. COMFORT:  A comfy skirt will always have a special place in my heart!
  2. CUTENESS! Fall calls for warm sweaters, pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING and tribal prints!  
  3. MODEST: Length comes right at my knee, It is not uber tight, and has a stretchy waistband

This is ModestlyHot and I approve this message ; )

Til Next Time!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

LuLa Roe Tribal Pencil Skirt || Photography: Mildred Harris ||  Lace Up Flats: Rue 21

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How To Style A Blanket Scarf! Modest Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas!

Hello Friends!!

Finally the trees decided to change colors and the leaves were looking gorgeous on the ground! My most favoritest (yes that’s a word now) season ever is Fall, and being from Utah I am used to seeing Autumn in full colorful force! I was totally okay with moving to California for Bible College UNTIL my mom told me that there would be no fall over here because there were basically no trees! (just Joshua trees and palm trees oh and can’t forget about those tumbleweeds #desertlife lol)

At that time it was too late to make a U-turn and head back to Utah! No totally kidding! But today to my surprise the few trees that were on campus were turning colors and the leaves were falling! SCORE!

And in time for thanksgiving! I adore this quote ! An attitude of gratefulness is the key to a happy heart! It’s sometimes easy to take things for granted, even the smallest of things, but once I realize that everything I ”own” is not really mine, but they’re daily blessings from God! Something that has helped me daily, is this quote: ”Whatever happens in my life, whether good or bad, I deserve worse.” Its so true!! God has and will always be merciful even when we don’t deserve!

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I love me a good blanket scarf! They’re warm, soft, and double as a blanket when you need one!

They literally elevate any outfit and turn it into a fall/holiday outfit! Over the past year they’ve become more affordable! I’ve seen them as low as $8 on Jane.com! (LOVE Jane!)

Look #1: Hunter Green Jersey Dress+ Plaid Blanket Scarf

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I received this Hunter Green Jersey dress from my lovely friends at Kingdom & State! It is a winter must-have! I ADORE the fact that it is a structured jersey dress with strong shoulders for a chic, minimalistic look!

On that day I wore this outfit there were freezing winds! (Hello Lancaster!) I was so thankful that this dress was keeping me warm all day! Not only is it warm, but oh so comfy like pajamas! It was the perfect cozy fall outfit!

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Kingdom and State is offering all you guys a 20% OFF their entire website!

Just by using the code ”ASHLEY20” ! I have linked the dress down below!

Kingdom and State Hunter Green Jersey Dress!

 

Look #2: Blanket Scarf as an open cardigan/ shawl!

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I have been meaning to try this Pinterest scarf tip ever since I purchased my blanket scarf! It was so simple! All you do is fold the scarf into a triangle and drape it over your shoulders as a cardigan and belt it! So chic and not to mention extremely cozy! As always cognac accessories are my obsession! This dress is perfect for Thanksgiving because it stretches! LOL

Look #3: Cozy Sweaters, Pleated Cognac Skirts & A Blanket Scarf!

The next outfit was probably one of my favorites for fall! It consisted of rich fall colors and mixtures of textures!

I found the most cozy cream colored sweater in non other than the Walmart aisle! I know I was pretty shocked myself! I would definitely check out the clothing section at Walmart! I have found the cutest skirts and plaid shirts for dirt cheap!

The star of this outfit is none other than this stunning cognac colored pleated leather midi skirt!! EEK! You guys I cannot express how happy I was when I received it in the mail! I have been searching for the longest time ever for a cognac colored skirt and the lovely ladies at Blue Rose Apparel were sweet enough to gift it to me! I am always thrilled to discover new modest clothing sites! Especially when the quality is outstanding like this skirt! I am guilty of never wearing an exact outfit twice but I couldn’t help but to wear this outfit again and in the same week at that too! (shhh don’t tell the fashion police!)

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I love this skirt so much and I know you’d adore it too! So I found y’all a coupon code for 15%OFF  anything on the website using the coupon code : ”thanksgiving” valid now through Sunday (11-29-15)!

Down Below I will link both the dress and the skirt with their coupon codes!

Kingdom & State Hunter Green Jersey Dress!

Get 15%OFF using code: ”ASHLEY20”

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Kingdom and State Hunter Green Jersey Dress

Cognac Pleated Leather Skirt from Blue Rose Apparel

Get 15%OFF using code: ”thanksgiving” 

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Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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Love you All!

God Bless you!

Ashley ❤

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🌻🍂🍃🍁Boho Fall Florals! Featuring Adorn It Shoppe🍁🍃🍂🌻 

Hello lovelies!!❤️

Happy Tuesday! Is it just me or are the weeks just flying by?! 😱 Before you know it it’s going to be Christmas! 😍❤️ But honestly as much as I love Christmas my ultimate favorite season is for sure Fall!🍁🎃🍂🍃🙌🏻 

  
  
Okay so let me tell you about this dress from Adorn it Shoppe! 😍❤️🍁🍂!! I was the happiest person ever when I received this in the mail because first of all its from Utah🙌🏻  (so it was nice to have a little bit of home!) and secondly because it’s sooooooooo soft!😍🍂 

Seriously like velvet soft!

   
    
   
I’ve seriously been loving the fall floral trend! (Fall floral roundup coming soon!🍁🌻🍂) it incorporates summer trends with the rich, warm tones of fall!🍁 

For this look i really wanted to show my boho side to the max! Bohemian isn’t a style I usually gravitate towards, but sometimes it fun to step outside your comfort zone and try new styles! 

I knew it was key to have a floral headband somewhere in this look! 

Sadly I had left all my floral headbands back home but my awesome roommate Linla let me borrow hers! 🌻 *fun fact in our dorm hall alone there are 7 twins within three doors of each other!😱 

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(Us At the Luau!🌴🌺) 

  
Back to the outfit for my hair it was a must to create loose carefree waves!

   
    
 
These waves are so easy I promise! 

For best results you’d want to use a curling wand and mine happens to be the NuMe curling wand -which I ever so love!❤️ I love it even more because it was free-best price in town😉👍🏻 

Back when Ipsy was called “My Glam Bag” they gave out NuMe gift certificates for their curling wands!! I chose the three barrel interchangeable one! It comes with a variety barrel sizes that create different hairstyles!LOVE❤️ 

   
    
   
For my makeup I actually tried a tip from GossMakeupArtist on Youtube! Sometimes foundation can tend to look a bit cakey especially if you’re going for a matte look! To make your foundation look more skin like and glowy and healthy you add a just a drop of your favorite oil! Could be jojoba, coconut, tea tree etc! My favorite is actually Bio-Oil I recently picked up for my face! I have heard so many good things about it and I have to say it was worth it! I have noticed some spots on my face getting lighter and my skin looks very glowy!🙌🏻

Anyways mix that drop of oil with your foundation and your skin will look healthy and nourished!

  
Gaso! I almost forgot to mention my favorite fall belt ever from Two 12 Fashion!! It’s a gorgeous brown/red brick colored wrap belt! So chic! I love the warmth it gave the dress !

  

Well that wraps up today’s post!

I’ll be back later today with more fall looks!🍁🍂🍃🌻 

Til Next Time,

God Bless 

Ashley💕

How to Style a Tulle Skirt: Plaid & Tulle! Featuring Taralynns Boutique🍁🍃🍂✨🍂🍃🍁✨🍂🍃🍁✨🍂🍃🍁

Hello and Happy Sunday!!🎉🎉 I hope you all had a wonderful church service! Sunday mornings are always the best because I get to squeeze in a little bit more sleep! And by sleeping in I mean like sleeping in til 6:00am LOL
  

So today’s outfit was actually planned yesterday afternoon when I received this adorable package in my mailbox from Taralynn’s Boutique ! (SO EXCITING!😍😍😍😍) I opened up the package (like a gorilla btw😁) and saw the most amazing white tulle skirt ever!! 

  
It’s like a white fluffy cloud of cuteness!!😍☁️ (according to my roommate it looks like a fluffy white cloud lol!☁️) 

I gasped out loud and headed toward my dresser to pair up my new skirt with a plaid shirt! 

You guys for ages I have been wanting to recreate this outfit on Pinterest! !It’s actually a fall themed wedding but could be worn for a cute contrasting fall outfit using a tulle skirt! 

  
    

Fall was clearly on my mind and I decided  on wearing golds,coppers and burnt reds for today’s makeup! 

I adore this lip color from Wet N wild which is actually an exact dupe for MAC’s Rebel lipstick! The only difference is the price💸 One is $2 and the other is $14! I bet you can guess which one I like more now 😉 

   

 For my hair I only spent a max of 10 minutes on it! I just teased the crown of my hair and added one of those hair pieces that look like a scrunchy to add more volume to my low side bun! Hello 90’s trend!) 

   

  

  I love plaid and tulle together because it dresses down the tulle skirt but looks so chic! 
Of course you can’t have plaid without pearls!! 🙌🏻 

   
    
 
I adore this white tulle skirt! This outfit would be great for Christmas!! I love the fact that this skirt is so stretchy in the waistline so it allows me to eat as much as I want without feeling like I’m going to explode! 

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I’ve had many tulle skirts over the past year but this one is probably the better structured one for sure! It keeps its shape all day long and I don’t feel the need to wear an extra tulle skirt underneath for volume!

I could see from the package that the skirt was so fluffy and full of life! Perfect for twirling 😉 (admit it you do it too !) 

   
   
Well that’s all for today’s post! 

Gotta head on out and take care of the 3 year olds! Wish me luck! 😉😊 

God Bless,

Xoxo

Ashley💕

  

🍂🌻Modest Teal & Leopard Skirt Outfit featuring Jupe De Abby!🌻🍂

Hello Friends!! 

Boy we’re already coming to the weekend!🙌🏻 Seems like yesterday it was just Sunday at church and now it’s time to do it all over once again!! 

So I as coming from my classes I went ahead and checked my mail and you won’t believe what arrived!!😱 

  
Just in time for fall!!🍂🍁🍃

This stunning aline leopard ball gown midi skirt! 😍🙌🏻💛

Immediately when I saw it I knew it was going to be on repeat for several  outfit posts! 

 
I couldn’t help but wear it the same week I got it! (No shame in that lol) 

Now I realize I could go so many different routes with this skirt but I decided on wearing a teal blouse with gold accent buttons on the shoulders from Ross! 

*side note* I 100% recommend you purchasing a few of these dressy colored blouses! Check your Ross every week when they rotate inventory (ask your store manager what day of the week that is) to find these hidden gems! You can find them as low as $4-5 each! 

Such great staples in my wardrobe!

   
  

Now back to the skirt! You girls are in luck the skirts at Jupe de Abby are for the most part under $30 and they’re having a fall sale on their site!! 🙌🏻 just use the code: Sept15 for even MORE savings! ❤️

  
  
“Leopard is a Neutral” 

I love the color combo of mint/teal and leopard! I wore my white flower statement necklace from Walmart (who knew Walmart could have such cute necklaces!) and my Justfab Cognac Wedges!  
   
   
You’ll probably be seeing this skirt on replay in the coming weeks because it is so versatile and goes with everything!

Well that wraps up today’s post!

Have a great weekend and I’ll chat with you next time!

God Bless,

Ashley❤️