Modest Summer Trend Guide 2017 How to dress trendy & modest in summer!

Let’s be honest ladies, summer is the hardest season to stay modest and covered while not roasting alive in the heat!

I feel ya!

So I have compiled a guide on how to rock summer hottest trends while staying cute and covered! (You can store away your cardi’s ladies!)

**You’ll definitely want to keep scrolling 😉 **

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 Summer Trends 2017: Everything Embroidered!

Feminine, Floral, & Fringe Embroidered Kimonos

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Okay all the heart eyes for this trend! As far as I’m concerned you can just go ahead and embroider everything!

There’s just something so romantically bohemian about blue and white embroidery.

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PRO TIP: Trendy Style on a Budget!

This college student loves to save as much money as possible and there are two stores that I always make sure to check out!

Ross and Rue 21!

Here’s the thing, not only will these two stores keep you in the know, but ultimately they will save you money! Remember trends will eventually fade away (unless it’s the infamous chambray shirt) then you’d probably be better off saving as much as you can.

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Summer Trend 2017: Dainty Layered Necklaces & Wood Accessories

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There’s nothing more chic than a dainty 5 layered necklace! Also, there is nothing more tragic/irritating when they become tangled! You may want to hang these necklaces to avoid the panic of untangling them last minute for your outfit. ( R.I.P to all the necklaces broken due to my impatience)

>>>Click here<<<< to shop amazing $4.00 layered necklaces!

Pop on some cool wood accessories to be summer ready!

>>>Click Here<<<< to shop my personal favorite wood watch!

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Summer Trends 2017: Easy Breezy Beautiful?

Maxi Dress.

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Ah yes, the maxi dress, a modest girl’s version of yoga pants ❤

If you’ve ever tried one of these beauties on a hot summer day they are the most comfortable and relieving articles of clothing EVER!

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That is all for today babes! (Otherwise this post will be extremely long!)

Stay and Pin your fav images to your boards and until next time!

Photography by: Marissa Valdez in Daybreak Utah 
Portions of this blog post have been sponsored & all my opinions 
remain my own.I am grateful for sponsorships that continue to support
my blogging journey!

 

 

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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 

 

 

 

Modest Swimwear Hack! Featuring Jessica Rey and Slide the City Event Review!

1,000 ft. water slide across the streets of downtown SLC? Sign me up! For the longest time ever, I have always wanted to go to this city wide event and my wish finally came true this year!

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P.S. How cute are all these trendy pool floats? Thanks Target!

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Slide the City  event was organized in waves of time periods you could attend to limit your time waiting in line. Once you reached the top of the hill it was time to grab your float and take the jump to slide the the streets in SLC.

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Okay, funny story literally the night before the event I rushed over to my local Target to grab myself a watermelon pool float! The awesome thing was that all their pool floats were on sale for 50% OFF! Which made my watermelon float that much “sweeter” and pun was definitely intended 😉

Alright so let’s jump right into what I wore to Slide the City! I am so grateful that I had my modest girl trio along with me to take a stand for modesty. I am also grateful that we were not the only ones at the event promoting modesty. You see, I live in Utah which is a conservative state for the most part, and I was beyond pleased to see young ladies in their cute and covered swimsuits while having fun!

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Red, White, blue & gingham for a 4th of July picnic inspired look!

My modest swimsuit is from the gorgeous Jessica Rey, founder of Rey swimwear!

Jessica is a sweet friend of mine who I had the pleasure of meeting last August!

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She is an inspiration! Her video on the evolution of the swimsuit on Youtube has over 2 million views and is a must watch! It is a beautifully researched lecture on why we choose to be modest.

Plus, I adore her tagline, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?”

I expressed to Jessica that I would have to wear a longer skirt over the suit to fit my convictions and she was still willing to work with me! (An exciting Giveaway coming soon! 😉

So here is the modest swimwear hack that will be able to work with just about any swimsuit! It will literally cut your swimsuit shopping in half!

All I did was buy 2 yards of red stretchy fabric at Walmart and an elastic band!

I made a quick DIY circle skirt and sewed on the elastic band and VOILA! Longer swim skirt was finished! Let me know if you’d like a step by step tutorial on it!

 

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the cool thing about this skirt is that it actually dried pretty quick without having to purchase actual swimwear fabric which costs more than half as much!

$3 per yard at Walmart vs. $10 per yard for actual swimwear fabric

$6 (fabric)  + $2 (elastic) = $8 swim skirt

VS.

$20 (fabric) + $2 (elastic) = $22 swim skirt

 

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Watermelons, nachos, doughnuts, and flamingos?! I think this just about describes our group! lol

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If you are planning on attending Slide the City, here are some things to consider before you go!

Know before you Go: Slide the City 

  1. Bring as little as possible! If you can leave your purse in your car, DO IT!
  2. Water stations are provided all throughout the event so you can leave that water bottle in your house!
  3. Cheap flip flops are the way to go! I wouldn’t bring my designer pair of sandals to this event as you may run the risk of losing them when going down the slide! *runaway sandals were seen all throughout the event lol*
  4. No towels are needed! If it was as hot as it was here in Utah, there was no need to bring a towel as just walking around made us dry really quickly, plus it is one less thing you need to bring and take care of!

 

A BIG SHOUTOUT to our amazing photographer Trish  who literally braved all the elements we threw at her and still managed to take amazing photos!

I mean we are talking like, shooting at the worst possible time (noon), water, heat and carrying  all our stuff! She was a trooper! Thank you Trish!

Enjoy the photos and have a great and safe 4th of July weekend!

Modest Swimsuit || Photography by Trish  || Slide the City Event  || Watermelon PooL Float 

 

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 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 &  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!

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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!!