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 

 

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How to wear a Graphic Tee Shirt and Tulle Skirt Featuring Shop All Shade!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!

Wednesdays are a great day to wear a dressy outfit for church, but not as dressy as Sunday attire. That is why a tulle skirt paired up with a fun graphic tee is perfect for days like these! This graphic tee shirt was sent to me to review by the lovely ladies over at Shop All Shade! 

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Being a girly girl, I am more gravitated toward pink, glitter, and bows, but whenever I come across a “glammed up” version of a casual tee I’m all in! This shirt features a solid black background color with the lettering printed in shiny, eye catching gold! Gold is always a good idea 😉

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I love the adorable quote printed on the shirt “Good as Gold” reminding us to strive daily for a heart of gold. This shirt reminds me of two of my favorite life verses that are great, daily reminders of preserving our hearts of gold!

Having a heart of gold simply means to be very kind hearted and of a generous nature. When we exhibit kindness we are reflecting God Himself! It is not in our human nature to be kindhearted, or generous, but by the working of God within us we are able to demonstrate benevolence, even to those who we may not think deserve it.

I understand that it is a struggle to love EVERYONE but God gave a command, and it should be fully obeyed.Instead, Look at everyone through the eyes of Christ! It will make a huge difference I promise!

Remember we love, because He first loved us!

1 John 4:19

We love him, because he first loved us. ❤

Proverbs 31:26

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

Job 23:10

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

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Who doesn’t love the comfort of a tee shirt while still looking feminine?! I promise you this shirt will be on repeat! I love the fact that the material of this shirt is so soft and not scratchy like most other tees!

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This yellow tulle skirt is “Old Faithful” in my closet! I believe I purchased it 3 years ago for a Snow White inspired look and I am pleased of how well it has held up!

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On a side note how darling are these gold foiled journals from Walmart?! Yes Walmart! Perfect to use as prayer journals, devotional thoughts, to-do lists, blogger planning etc!

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I think it is now time for a GIVEAWAY! (Yay for giveaways 2 days in a row!)

I have teamed up with the lovely ladies at Shop All Shade  to give y’all a chance on winning this “Good as Gold” Graphic Tee!  If you cannot wait and must have it now I will provide the link to this graphic tee down below!

>>>>>Good as Gold Graphic Tee! HERE <<<<<<<

To Enter:

  1. Follow me @Modestlyhot 🙂 and @ShopAllShade on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you can!! Each friend= 1 Entry!
  3. BONUS 10 ENTRIES: Repost this picture and hashtag #modestlyhot #shopallshadegiveaway

Giveaway will be open for 48 hours and end on Friday, May 13 at 12:00pm MST!

GOOD LUCK and God Bless!!!

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Modest “Dorothy Inspired” Outfit Featuring Shop Blets & Closet Clean Out Announcement!

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you!!

It is that time of the semester again….. *dun dun dun* FINALS WEEK! I feel as though I just got here on campus! Spring semester just flew by!! I just finished 4 finals and feel pretty good about them so far! 3 more to go and the semester is over and it is time to fly back to Utah for summer break! I have many long awaited plans that I will be working on this summer that I cannot wait to share with you all!

But for the meantime enjoy some random snapshots of what I have been up to for the past 2 weeks! During the busy time of college I still enjoy connecting with you all through SnapChat! Make sure to add me @Modestly.Hot and I will add you back!

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As a college student a universal fact that we can all relate to is that we are always hungry at any given point of the day! The problem is that we have on average about 5-10 minutes in between classes, so a quick grab-n-go snack is a must! I did not plan on making this a “DIY” but since it is pretty simple to make why not?!

For these White Chocolate Energy Bites you only need 2 ingredients:

  1. Your favorite Trail Mix (Premium Sunkist Trail Mix is by far THE BEST trail mix I have ever tried! One of my biggest pet peeves is trail mix with more filler ingredients than actual fruits and quality nuts (almonds and cashews only please)!
  2. Wilton White Chocolate Melting Chips 

Instructions: 

All you do is melt the white chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Next, take a spoon and drop a dollop of chocolate and spread it out evenly in a circle. Finally, take your trail mix and distribute it quickly before it dries! And that is it! Super easy and great to just grab it and go!

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Now onto today’s outfit with a little inspiration from Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!

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Blue, polkadots, and cute frilly layering tops featuring Shop Blets! 

This shirt was sent to me by the fabulous ladies at Shop Blets to try out and review for you guys! I chose the “Tik Tak” Layering Tee because 1. I needed a basic white shirt but with a more feminine twist and 2. There are a variety of ways to wear this layering tee whether by itself or under a sleeveless shirt/dress!

The detailing and quality of this shirt is what makes this top superior than let’s say a regular white tee. The shoulders have delicate petals and the cut/material is made to fit you seamlessly taking “arm candy” to another level!

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Summer is coming and you will definitely see this layering tee as an essential part of my summer wardrobe!

Let’s be honest nobody wants to wear a long sleeved cardigan in the heat of the summer but for modesty purposes we are forced to. But not to worry Shop Blet’s has got us #modestgirls covered with their lightweight, layering tees!

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And here’s some more good news!! Shop Blets is offering ModestlyHot followers %15 OFF their famous layering Tees! I would definitely hurry and snag one for yourself before summer hits!

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A braided headband hairstyle and gingham heels completes this look off!

STAY TUNED FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE NEXT CLOSET CLEAN OUT!!

Outfit Details:

White Petal Layering Tee: >>>GET 15% OFF here<<<

Blue and White Polkadot Modest Midi Skirt: Shabby Apple 

Blue and White Gingham Heels: ShoeDazzle 

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Are you ready for another closet clean-out?! Every spring on Instagram I have a much needed “Instagram Yard Sale” where you can shop my closet that were clothes featured on my blog and Instagram and it is all taking place tomorrow morning, Wednesday April, 27! I will be posting all day Wednesday ! Here’s how it works! Purchasing is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1.  Leave a comment “SOLD” with your Paypal or email address to receive an invoice for the desired item
  2. You will receive an invoice from me to be paid in an hour*
  3. Expect your clothing item to arrive within 4-5 days! and Enjoy from my closet to yours! ❤

 

Love you all and see you in the next post!

XOXO,

Ashley Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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💕🌻🌷💐 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!!

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Modest Holiday Lookbook Part 2!

Happy Monday Lovelies!!

What a crazy, fun-filled festive week! Needless to say we have survived the holiday madness, at least for now anyways! LOL It was great spending time with all my cousins, aunts, uncles and parents! It can get pretty loud and crazy with especially with all my aunts and mom together! #mexicanfamiles

Before we dive into the holiday lookbook here are a couple of my snapshots for the week! Enjoy!

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Ice Skating Fun! I was a bit nervous at first, but I was counting on my rollerblading experience from my childhood! LOL Surprisingly I didn’t fall not even once! Phew! Such a relief after going through every bad possible scenario that could happen! IMG_6580IMG_6583IMG_6584IMG_6585IMG_6581

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Boba Smoothie? Seafood Udon? Yes please!!

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Quick Stop at Ulta! Needed to pick up a translucent powder ASAP! Because my powder broke on my flight! 😦  I had to pick up some of my fav Ardell ”Glamourous 113”  lashes since they were having an awesome deal on all lashes!

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LOL!!! Brighten up Grumpy Cat!

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That Parking spot though 😉

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Mummies Expo! So fascinating to see these mummies that dated all the way back from 4,500 years ago from South America, Europe and Ancient Egypt! (King Tut was my fav!)

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Downtown SLC Holiday lights!

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Snowman Selfie!!

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Horses and Snow!! #parkcityutah

When the weather outside is frightful, you go inside and bake cookies! LOL

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Chinese Buffet after a good Sunday Service 🙂

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Alrighty now let’s get on with The Ultimate Modest Holiday LookBook Part #2! A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who were part of our ”12 Days of Modest Christmas Challenge!!”Your outfits were all so stunning!!  Definitely give each of these lovely ladies a follow on Instagram!

@melbella14

@lauren_modernmodesty

@smartnsavyymom

@downtowndemure

@dressedbydiana

@savvy_skirt_girl

@obsessionexpression

@skirt_and_heels_

@pkidchicksfashion

@modest_style

@lovely_deseret

Look #1 A Shabby Chic Christmas Featuring the Waltzing Matilda from Shabby Apple! 

Flowy, polkadots and shabby chic glamour! What more could a girl ask for in a skirt?! This holiday outfit features the color of the season (red) paired up with subtle cognac accents and a glam holiday skirt from Shabby Apple! 

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LOOK #2 Silver Bell Beauty Featuring The Satin Silver Ball Gown Skirt from WindsorStore! 

A BIG THANK YOU to Windsor Store for allowing me to work with them and making my holiday skirt dreams come true!! 🙂 There is no doubt that the star of this outfit is this stunning silver satin ball gown!! I can totally see this skirt working for a New Year’s Eve outfit!!

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Look #3 Casual Christmas Party Outfit! 

This outfit are for those casual Christmas parties, where you want to feel dressed up but with more of a professional edge. The classic peplum pencil dress cut gives you the shape without having to be too uncomfortable! This Jcpenney dress has just the right amount of sparkle on the collar with micro silver glitter all throughout the dress!

Since the dress was sleeveless I added a holiday green blazer for modesty purposes! I adore this blazer!! It was a mega clearance find at Ross!

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LOOK #4  Midi Skirt fit for a Queen Featuring PkidChicks Fashion!

This outfit features a victorian style midi skirt fit for a Queen paired up lace, pearls and fancy red bow heels! I adore Stephanie and Nicole and their modest clothing shop is simply fabulous! The Red D’Lauer skirt is one of my favorites for its quality, high end feel, and couture look! Holiday perfection!

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LOOK #5 Holiday Sparkle + Burgundy Bow Skirts! 

This outfit features one of my favorite holiday skirts! It has gorgeous pleating, and a dramatic train on the back for a classy take on a high low skirt! I paired this burgundy colored skirt with a gold (has a hint of rose gold tone to it) shirt for a festive and sparkly Christmas outfit!

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LOOK #6 Christmas Carols Holiday outfit! Featuring the Musical Midi Skirt!

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas meets Carol of the Bells outfit! I am obsessed with this musical midi skirt!! I wanted this outfit to combine two holiday themes ”Winter Wonderland White ” and ”Christmas music !”

 

 

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Well that wraps up Part #2 of the longest lookbook I’ve ever done! I hope you guys have an awesome New Year’s Eve and that we may be able to continue to grow in Christ in the upcoming year!!

Please feel free to contact me for any reason whether its for a potential collaboration or just to chit chat! ModestlyHot@live.com

God Bless!

xoxo,

Ashley Amber

🍂🍁🍃Modest Fall Fashion: Plaids,Navy & Burgundy Featuring Sierra Brooke Clothing!  

Hello and Happy Sunday!! 😍💛 

Way to go we’ve made it to another week closer to Christmas Break!! 

I apologize for being totally M.I.A. This week but we had the pleasure of having a local high schooler visiting  our dorm for College Days which made the week pretty full!

In the midst of all this we still had our classes, homework, services and some pretty awesome activities! 

Like Laser Tag in the church gym! 

 So here’s a quick recap on the activities we helped to set up for College Days! 

Bubble Soccer! (Still pretty sore from this!😆)   
   
Rochelle,Me and Linla! ❤️❤️❤️

 
It was so much fun setting up laser tag even though I feel like I need to catch up on sleep!😴😴 😴

Without further ado let’s move onto today’s outfit!! 

  

I just adore my Sierra Brooke Plaid Dress!!!😍😍😍 

Isn’t the plaid perfect for fall and the holidays?!?🍂🍁🍃 😍🌲❄️🎁

  
This dress can be worn alone and the cut of it is super stunning! 

It features a classic navy plaid pattern with princess seams and is just the right amount of length for modesty purposes! 

  
One of the reasons I am huge fan of this dress is because it is so versatile! Also it doesn’t require any ironing and you can just grab it and go! (Gotta love that!) 

   
    

I decided on giving this dress a bit of a fall fashion tranformation! 🍁🍂🍃 You’ll probably  see this dress featured in my upcoming Holiday Lookbook !

   
   
Fall Fashion Style Tip*

You can transform any outfit into fall fashion by adding key accessories such as shown above. 

Anything cognac,burgundy, deep reds and Browns will transition any outfit to fall!🍁🍂🍃

I just adore my Two 12 fashion cognac wrap belt! I am always wearing it!

This wine colored bubble statement necklace from Our World Boutique  Has definitely been a Fall essential this season! Go ahead and check out these amazing sites! They are so affordable and friendly! 

Two 12 Fashion: 

Follow on Instagram @two12fashion

Our World Boutique :

Follow on Instagram: 

@ourworldboutique

 

 For hair and makeup I decided on soft Browns and matte dust rose colored lips and blush color from E.L.F.!

  
For $3 they are totally better than some high end brands at Sephora!

I’m currently wearing  the shade “Tea Rose ” which makes a great everyday neutral! 

Since this dress has a Princess style  cut, it is only fit to accompany it with Princess hair!👑

There’s just something about pinning back only one part of your hair to the back that makes for a classy feminine hairstyle!

   
   
That’s wraps up today’s Sunday’s best!

Till Next Time !

Also don’t forget to check out this stunning navy plaid dress from Sierra Brooke!(links down below!)

Sierra Brooke Modest Clothing!

Follow on Instagram:

@sierrabrookeclothing

God Bless you!💙❤️