Modest Gold Sequin Maxi Skirt Featuring Headbands of Hope!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Today’s outfit is all about Fashion with a Purpose!

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Headbands of Hope and I have teamed up to not only promote these super cute handmade headbands, but also with every headband that is purchased, one is given to a child with cancer! How awesome is that?! 

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Around the same time Headbands of hope contacted me, a local Salt Lake City volunteer group invited me to attend and participate in a bike parade and 5k for a sweet little girl named Ruby, who was born with a large mass on the back of her head that resembled a tumor.

During a routine MRI scan this spring, a technician inadvertently captured the top of Ruby’s lungs in the image. A CT scan soon followed and it was discovered that Ruby’s lungs were full of tumors. She was given the diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.

After hearing what Ruby and her family were going through, the community decided to round all their resources together to organize a bike parade and 5K run to raise proceeds for the Thackeray family.

The turn out was unbelievable! Many well known Utah shops donated 5 table full of merchandise and gift baskets ready for the Silent Auction!

There were so many good things to bid on! ( a dozen full of tamales were among the items lol)

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Being a kids bike parade I dressed up as Snow White! ( because what little girl doesn’t like Disney?!)

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For the Headbands of Hope photoshoot I decided on wearing this gorgeous gold plate headdress that has a diamond chain draped on the outside! A floor length sequin maxi skirt with my “Walking with Purpose” tee seemed to match the mission of Headbands of Hope perfectly!

I would totally check out their website and pick out headband and become a headband hero to a little girl battling cancer! It’s amazing to see what an impact a small decorative headband can have on a girl’s self esteem! >>>>Check out the Giving Gallery HERE!<<<

 

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Because giving looks good on all of us!

Gold Plate and Diamond Headdress || Get Involved with Headbands of Hope || Photography by: Trish Karen 

 

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💕🌻🌷💐 Watercolor &  Florals Spring Outfit! Featuring Mindy Mae’s Market💕🌻🌷💐 💕💐🌻🌷💕💕💗💐🌻💕💕🌻

Hello and Happy Tuesday Lovelies!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I had a blast crafting up theses cute minion inspired twinkies for my room mates that read ” You’re one in a minion” LOL

Kinda cheesy but it was super cute!

 

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Here are some of my Valentine’s Day inspired outfits, I was planning on getting more up but alas college assignments just picked up this week! *yikes* Prayers are highly appreciated!

img_0435   How cute is this ASOS Lip Print Blouse?! Quick confession ever since I’ve gotten this shirt I’ve only worn it twice and both of those times were on Valentine’s Day!

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I am so excited for today’s outfit featuring the ”Ibiza Skirt” from Mindy Mae’s Market!

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It was a happy day when I received this skirt in the mail yesterday because 1. Packages are always exciting 2. It was from Utah! and 3. It was a GORGEOUS watercolor floral skirt! eek! so exciting !
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This stunner was designed by Ampersand Avenue ! I discovered them through Mindy Mae’s Market a while ago on Instagram and instantly fell in love with their sense of fashion! They’re super popular on Pinterest too! Their quality is aways top-notch and I’ve never had any problems with sizing!

I have recently been loving anything to do with preppy chic stationary and this watercolor skirt gives off a bit of a Kate Spade vibe don’t ya think? I can totally see this print on a cute notebook with an ”awe-inspiring”, borderline cheesy quote on the cover! LOL Okay but no really how chic and colorful is this skirt?! I’m in love. Enough said.

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I can envision this skirt with a plain white tee or even a cute chambray top but I was feeling very peppy today and went all out! (I blame the weather! it was absolutely gorgeous today on campus! :D)

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Watercolors, Florals and Hot Pink studded heels? Yes Please!

OH! I almost forgot to mention this skirt has pockets! Two thumbs up!! There’s always a joy when I accidentally find pockets in my skirts! Best Feeling Ever! Literally!

Well I hope you lovelies enjoyed today’s post! Stay tuned for more upcoming projects, DIY’S and modest outfit ideas! This skirt will be linked off below ! I highly recommend you checking out Mindy Mae’s Market for fabulous skirts and deals!!

Watercolor Floral ”Ibiza” Skirt! Click Here for cute modest skirts!

As always I am willing to do collaborations/features or If you’d just like to just chit-chat I am frequently checking my email and would love to hear from you!

ModestlyHot@live.com

Love you all and God Bless!!

 

 

 

 

 

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💕

  

💕Mint, Pink &Polkadots! +GIVEAWAY from Let’s Be Modest Shop!💕

Hello lovelies!!😍💕 

Happy  Saturday to you! 

I’m so excited to share today’s outfit post and there’s also going to be a giveaway so stay tuned til the end! 

    

I was feeling a abut colorful today and went for my favorite color combo; pink and mint!😍💕💕 

  It’s been such a gorgeous past few days here in Lancaster🙌🏻🌻 The weather is cooling down, but it still feels like summer! I’m pretty used to cold weather back home in Utah  so when people say it’s “cold”here and it’s only 70 degrees I can’t help but be grateful that’s their coldest temp around here ! ⛄️❄️    
I will say this though the winds are fierce!💨 When I first came here I thought it was going to be difficult to be modest because of the heat, but actually the Lancaster winds make modesty 100x difficult ESPECIALLY if you like to wear full A-line  skirts!🙆🏻  But I do enjoy a challenge I must say! #bringitlancasterwinds 💪🏻💨 

  
I did a little subtle pattern mixing today because it’s Saturday and it just feels right! LOL 

I adore a gorgeous quatrefoil print!! I finally found what my scarfs print was called!! Haha! One day at JoAnn’s I was trying to explain to the fabric lady that this fabric was really popular and had a funky four square design! (Pretty clear huh?) She looked at me with that blank stare people give you when they think you’ve completely lost your mind! 

After that interesting fabric hunt fail I was more determined than ever to find the name of that design so I did a little Google image search with the fabric and bam! Here is the proper  definition: 

Quatrefoil:

an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or four-leaf clover. 

Well you learn something new everyday! 

Let’s talk about this scarf for a second!!😍💕💙 Not only is it a gorgeous quatrefoil print with a stunning mint color, BUT it has a secret compartment zipper where you can stash your cash, card or lipgloss!😱 

   
 Mind. blown.💣💣💣 

This scarf is perfect for a day like this because when you’re out soulwinning (door knocking inviting people to church!) you need to have your hands free! I will definitely be storing my scan card,iPhone and some cash! 📱💳💰 

GENUIS! 

This cute scarf will be part of today’s giveaway thanks to Let’s Be Modest Shop!!  

You’ve been patient and have made it near the end of the blog post! I think that deserves a giveaway😉 

Alright girlies me and the awesome ladies at Lets Be Modest Shop are teaming up to bring you a chance to win a gorgeous quatrefoilmint stash scarf! 

To Enter:

1.Follow @LetsBModest on Insagram 

2.Follow @ModestlyHot 

3. Tag as many friends in the comment section below! Each friend= one entry! (We will be checking 😉) 

4.Bonus🎉 For 10 additional entries additionalComment down below what items YOU would stash in your scarf? 

And That’s it! Giveaway will end Wednesday at midnight! GOOD LUCK!💕

Ashley💕

   
   
 

 

How to make Bows!

It’s tutorial Tuesday! (Should this be like a weekly thing now?) Anyways I love making my own bows they’re super easy and it takes about ten minutes.
So here’s what you will need: Fabric of your choice ( I got this super cute leopard and rose print fabric at Walmart for $2!) , needle and thread, a hot glue gun and of course scissors.20140327-133855.jpg
So what you’ll need to do first is cut the fabric into a rectangle ,for a medium size bow measure 10 inches in length and 4 inches width(or just eyeball it).20140327-133912.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Make sure to cut a sliver of fabric for the middle of the bow.
Next, fold the fabric hotdog style (haven’t heard that in yearsss)

Fold it lengthwise! make sure it's folded exactly in the middle

Fold it lengthwise! make sure it’s folded exactly in the middle!

Then fold it again in half and make the ends meet exactly in the middle.

It should look like this!

It should look like this!

Now it’s time to bust out that needle and thread and do a running stitch (p.s. the smaller you make your stitches the more folds your bow will have).

Sew all those layers!

Sew all those layers!

Now here is a tip that I learned that will make your life sooo much easier. Take the remaining thread and wrap it around the middle several times and double knot it.

This is extremely helpful! Your bow is already taking shape before we sew it again!

This is extremely helpful! Your bow is already taking shape before we sew it again!

Now it’s time to take that scrap of fabric and fold it in half. It really helps if you iron it but I just used my hair straightener. (Ain’t nobody got time for irons!)

I just used my flat iron really quick! Do not skip this step!

I just used my flat iron really quick! Do not skip this step!

Alright now wrap it around the middle of the bow and sew it! (If sewing ain’t your thing you can just hot glue it!)

Almost done..

Almost done..

All you gotta do now is put your preferred type of clip on the back I’m using a barrette ( you can get a big box of em at Sally’s beauty supply).                                                                                                                                                      20140327-134033.jpg                                                                        And now you’re done! Seriously takes only about 10 mintues!

Super cute right?!

Super cute right?!

Til Next Time