Pink Modest Floral Dress Featuring Indigo & Sage + GIVEAWAY!!!

Ready, Set? Floral!

If you have been following me for even a short period of time, you know my favorite kind of print (besides anchor print) is a feminine floral!

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This dress is especially one of my favorites because the dress resembles that of an artist sketching out a flawless floral scenery with watercolors!

The detail of the brush strokes and complimentary colors make this floral dress unique!

Indigo and Sage is an online boutique based in Utah (Yeah home town pride!)  and asked me to review and style this dress for you guys! Of course I accepted!

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On a side note can I just express how grateful I am to be able to share my beliefs and ideas on such a creative platform as this? I am truly blessed to call you all my brothers and sisters in Christ, and the amount of encouragement you give me daily is something I genuinely appreciate!

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I added to this dress my Peek A Boo Chic  Cream crochet layering slip to add a frill to the already girly print! Plus it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to modesty!

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I also added my infamous GoJane Hot Pink studded heels  and a five strand pearl necklace for even more fancy schmacy details!

Now looking at the elements of this outfit I guess you could categorize it as a “modern Grandma” revamp inspired outfit! Crochet, lace, floral and pearls in a modern yet still modest outfit that I’m sure Grandma would approve!

 

Oh you guys I cannot wait to share something spectacular that happened this week!

 

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AAAH!!!!! I cannot believe this!!! Guess who is going to be attending the Hello live conference VIP style?!!

I am so glad you are not able to hear my screams and shrieks right now!

If you have no clue why this crazy girl on the other side of the screen is so excited, let me enlighten you!

Hello live conference is a conference specifically for bloggers with special guest speakers and workshops providing you with all the tips and resources you need as a blogger to further your “blogging career”!

If you are not following me on SnapChat you totally should! As I will be taking you along with me all throughout the conference!
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Anyways on that happy note, let us end this Thursday right with a giveaway! Indigo and Sage have been so generous in offering all ModestlyHot friends and followers an opportunity to WIN THIS DRESS! Check out my Instagram later tonight for more details!
Hope you all have a fun and blessed weekend!

VERSE OF THE DAY:

2 Corinthians 12:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

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Pink Watercolor Floral Dress || Hot Pink Studded Heels || Cream crochet lace skirt extender || Photography: Mildred Harris 

 

 

 

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Happy Social Media Day! BIG Thank you for 28.6K Followers!

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Hello and Happy Social Media Day!

Whoever comes up with these national holidays is a genius! This one I knew I wanted to plan a photoshoot for, because this blog started with an outfit post on social media.

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It is crazy to think that my long time followers have known me for 3 years, when I was just 17.

{I’m getting old lol}

As I look back on my primitive posts on Instagram, (which is a scary and slightly embarrassing place to look back on) I see how year after year, without being aware how different my thought process was, and not to mention my style.

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June 30th  “aka” Social Media Day  was a celebration day for me. I cannot help but look back and reminisce the excitement I had when my “ModestlyHot” account was only 2 days old, and already had 100 followers!

Although I only reposted cute modest outfits from Pinterest at the time, I slowly conquered my fear and finally after a couple of months I posted my own #ootd.

I remember being so nervous (terrified)  about you guys would think, or if I was going to make a complete fool out of myself.

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I very well recognized that me putting myself on the internet would have moments of negativity and backlash, but I was already preparing myself for it. I made it a goal and a promise to myself that if any negative comment would appear that I would not be so easily offended, and that I would try to see if there be any truth to their criticism.

Here are some quick tips to handle criticism/negative comments when they arise 🙂

Tip #1: Do not be easily offended. 

Not being easily offended is a sign of a spiritual maturity as a Christian. Look beyond the initial comment itself and really try to figure out the essence of what they are trying to communicate. Most often negative comments are said in a vulgar and mean spirited tone of voice, but do not focus in on that rather try to capture the essence of the criticism

 

Tip #2: BE THE BIGGER PERSON 

Keep it classy! Do not lower yourself to use the same fashion of words as they are. Remember you are the owner of the page and all eyes are on you to see how you will react and respond. You set the tone of your blog and social media!

 

Tip #3: Breathe, Pray and Reply!

Just breathe! We are all humans with a temper but NEVER reply when you are angry!

It will bring you feelings of remorse later on. Ask God to provide you with wisdom on how to reply and may you gain a follower and not an enemy!

A quick testimony about this tip, I had received a negative comment on one of my posts when I first started out. Being human I was tempted to give that person a “piece of my mind” right there and then. But instead I prayed about it and asked God to give me the wisdom and kindness to reply. So I did. What happened next completely shocked me!

The person who had originally made the comment deleted it, apologized, and now she is one of the best supporters I have!

Just goes to show you what a God lead answer said with grace and truth can do!

Do not give people a “piece of your mind”, but rather give them a piece of your heart. ❤

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Well I hope you didn’t mind me sharing my thoughts in a long winding post today!

Enjoy the pictures and have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend!

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White Layering Tee || Mint Tulle Ballgown Skirt  || Emoji Balloons  || Gold Bow Belt 

Photography by: Mildred Harris 

 

Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress Featuring Winsome Sash Boutique!+ FREE VS PINK NATION FREEBIE 6/28/16

On Mondays we wear PINK! Literally this whole post turned out to be all things PINK related without me trying lol!

Last Thursday was National Pink Day and I rounded up all my fellow modest sisters for a quick photoshoot at this adorable pink wall! Go give each of these fab ladies a follow on Instagram if you haven’t already!

(From left to right)

Keara  @modest_style

Emily @modestgoddess_

Karli @teach.shop.love

Ashley Amber @ModestlyHot

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Speaking about PINK you can score yourself a free VS PINK Headband tomorrow 6/28/16 by simply signing up to PINK NATION or downloading the PINK nation app (simple and free!) and showing them at your local VS PINK store the mobile coupon! Thanks to Tina from Free Stuff Finder for this freebie!

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And onto today’s blog post which coincidentally is also pink!

Oh my! Pink, floral, modest and oh so comfortable? This dress is all of the above and so easy to move in!  This gorgeous dress is from  Winsome Sash Boutique, a clothing boutique that delivers a fusion of polished sophistication and elegance combined with classic modesty.

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I adore the color scheme of this dress, the pink, brown and mauve color palette is so perfect for spring and summer.

Now, let’s talk about the length of this maxi dress, I am a shortie (5’3 to be exact) and this dress is very long, longer than most maxi dresses so I would definitely recommend wearing some tall heels with this dress!

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Surprisingly, I did not feel the need to wear anymore accessories beside my go-to cognac wavy band belt!

P.S. Check out how long my nails grew! A blog post on what has been working to grow out my nails is coming soon!

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You would think that this long sleeved dress would be too hot to wear in the heat of the day, but actually I noticed that because of the lightweight material it is made out of it’s actually quite a breathable dress!

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I am so grateful for this past week that we were able to reach 28K followers! And it is honestly crazy to think that this journey started with a 17 year old girl who was so camera shy, and  hid when people busted out a camera. lol! It’s been a great journey full of learning and interacting with you girls who know the struggle of choosing to live a life that is pleasing to God even when the world is constantly opposing it. I have found so much encouragement and joy by your sweet comments, emails and collaborations! THANK YOU! Continue to grow in Christ and never be ashamed of promoting modesty, this world truly needs your “salted light”!

Matthew 5:13-16(KJV)

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.

14 Ye 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.

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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Modest Pink Floral Maxi Dress || Cognac Wavy Belt || Photography: Mildred Harris Photography

 

 

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

 

 

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 

 

Watercolor Floral Friday & GIVEAWAY!! Featuring Sierra Brooke Clothing!

Happy Friday Ladies!!

Can you believe June is fast approaching next week?! I certainly cannot!

If you follow me on my Instagram  @ModestlyHot you already know that many exciting changes are taking place regarding my logo, website, and business cards!

I am beyond THRILLED with the outcome! The logo is so me! Gold, Glitter, and a soft, blush pink for a more sleek and modern logo for the website ! {COMING SOON!}

Believe it or not, it was my dad’s idea to have my business cards printed in gold foiling! He is a strong believer in that a business card should be a quality card that someone actually wants to keep. I couldn’t agree more! Thank you all for the wonderful feedback received on these changes, and I hope to serve you ladies better with the new website I am working on.

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So since it is Friday, and it’s a beautiful day out, I think floral would be just fitting for a day like today! Today, I will be reviewing the awesome modest clothing company Sierra Brooke ! I am sure you ladies have heard of them before as they were one of the first modest shops I have encountered. Don’t you just love shopping at websites that you need not to worry about hemlines being too short, clothing being too tight etc? I certainly do!

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CAUTION: THE FOLLOWING OUTFIT IS BRIGHT  lol

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Oh yes! When it comes to color I tend not to hold anything back really. Summer is just around the corner, and I think we can all agree that summer is awesome, bright, and cheerful, so why can’t our outfits reflect that too? LOL #bloggerlogic

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Watercolor print has been all the rage this year, whether it would be on notebooks, planners, clothing, or cute quotes, its no wonder I want everything watercolor! (I ultimately blame Kate Spade though 😉

The skirt I am wearing is in a size small and it features a stretchy waistband (love that!)

The print is an array of gorgeous, ultra bright colors that scream spring and summer season!

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On a side note: How fun are these Rue 21 Neon yellow studded heels? I purchased them last summer, and am still loving how bold and bright they are, yet they still embody classiness with the style of the shoe.

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Now let’s talk about accessories! A classy yellow 7 flower statement necklace was added for even more floral, feminine detailing, and a pop of color against my hot pink blouse.

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Fun Fact: This rosette statement necklace is where my collecting of statement necklaces all began! I believe it was 3 years ago, when J.Crew came out with these stunning necklaces that every blogger/Instagrammer had to have! Well, a quick search on Poshmark scored me my very first rosette statement necklace, and the obsession grew to acquire just about every single color to my collection!

P.S. A hair tutorial on this “Princess Half-Half Down” hair-do will be up next week, so keep an eye out for that! Thank you to all who requested it, seeing as it is my favorite go-to hairstyle that goes with every outfit!

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Since it’s Friday, and I love this skirt so much I was talking to Sierra Brooke and they thought it would be a great idea to share the love with you guys, and give you a chance to win this fabulous modest midi skirt!
Can I just say, Thank you to all the generous companies who are willing to give ModestlyHot followers a chance to win all these fabulous prizes!

 

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WIN THIS SKIRT from Sierra Brooke Clothing!

As always simple and easy rules because I know y’all are busy bees!

Here’s how to Enter:

  1. Follow @ModestlyHot and @SierraBrookeclothing
  2. Tag all your friends!! Every comment= 1 Entry More entries, more likely you’ll be the winner!
  3. BROWNIE POINTS BONUS: Repost this picture for {wait for it} 50 Additonal entries! use hashtag #modestlyhot and #sierrabrooke (I will be checking and counting entries)

GIVEAWAY ends Sunday, May 29th at 12 pm MST!

As always Good luck and God Bless! Thank you all for 26K Followers on IG!

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