Modest 4th of July Outfits Lookbook!

Happy 240th Birthday America!

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150 million hotdogs, 285 million pounds of fireworks, and $48 million will be spent by consumers shopping for anything, red, white and blue! (that would include me lol!)

Next to Christmas, 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I cannot explain exactly why, but it is!

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Nothing is ever free, though to you it be. ย Somewhere, Somehow, Someone paid.

American Liberty surely is great, Liberty in Christ is greater!

 

As I was reading through my devotions this morning it dawned on me that celebrating 4th of July as a Christian takes a whole new meaning on also being liberated from the bondage of sin.

Even though U.S citizens have freedom, ironically some are still held by the chains of their sins. Chains that can only be broken by placing one’s trust on Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

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Look #1: Red, White, & Blue (and don’t forget bows! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This white tulle skirt has been paired up with so many different types of looks! Seriously it pairs up with anything you throw at it! This is a great option for a fancy night out on the 4th!

Look #2: Stars & Stripes AND Anchors! ย 

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I’m sorry did someone say anchor heels?! And for how much?

Hello $9.99 heels!

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Stay tuned because more looks will be added tomorrow! All outfit, photography and links will be listed down below!

VERSE OF THE DAY:ย 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 33:12

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White Tulle Skirt || Anchor Blouse (similar) || Anchor Striped Heels ||

Photography: Trish Karen Photographyย 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The ULTIMATE Modest Holiday LookBook Part 1!

Hello and Happy Sunday Lovelies!!

Boy what a month it has been! I feel like I have so much to catch up with you guys!

Thank you so much for checking up on me after 2 weeks of not posting outfits! You all are so sweet! This month has been full of finals, sickness, flights and going back home for Christmas Break with my family!

Thankfully I am feeling so much better and ready to kill these blog posts! LOL

I am so excited to be back home for the holidays! Don’t get me wrong California is beautiful and all, but it just didn’t feel like Christmas without Utah snow!!

Here are some random snapshots of what’s been going on within the past 3 weeks! Enjoy!

Black Friday Shopping with my girls! It was so fun shopping at 1am! It’s the first time I have stepped foot in a Papaya store and I am obsessed! The deals were amazing at Forever 21! Hello 50% OFF Clearance! It was really awesome meeting two of my followers at the Windsor store! Thank you for totally making my night!

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IMG_6345ย It’s Christmas Time at Lancaster Baptist Church! It was so much fun inviting people to the Christmas Music Special! The orchestra did an awesome job with all the arrangements! It was a great night of worship and sharing the real reason of the season which is the great story of Jesus Christ!

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Christmas on campus! After a week of intense studying for finals it was awesome to just wind down and enjoy the tree lighting, Christmas crafts, gingerbread house making, and dinner served by our teachers! (So Sweet!)

(Yay for my house not collapsing! LOL)

IMG_6350Monday rolls around and it’s time to pack up for Christmas Break!!! EEK!!

Okay quick confession I actually had already been packed up and ready to go a week before! hahaha! ย Needless to say I was excited to go back home for the holidays! Again I love West Coast Baptist College but after finals and just being sick for the longest time I was ready to check out and go home!

Finally at the airport and look what I found! A makeup vending machine! So Cute!! Who agrees that there must be more of these?!

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LA from above! Probably the best part of my flight was when I was half asleep and I heard the pilot announce ”Welcome to Salt Lake City Utah!” I immediately woke up and started getting exciting because I could recognize many familiar landmarks from above!

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And then I arrive to a Winter Wonderland!! #Utah

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Well after all those snapshots let’s get on with this Holiday Lookbook! Let me warn you it will probably be one of the biggest lookbooks I’ve ever done! I just ADORE everything about Christmas and just the entire month of December really! Jesus, lights, family, feasts, snow, and of course all the GLAMOROUS outfits one gets to rock and get away with only this time of year!

(Of course if you think like me; that there needs to be no reason to go all out! Who says you can only rock sequins in the Holiday season??)

Without further ado let’s get on with The ULTIMATE Modest Holiday Lookbook! Part 1!

Winter Wonderland Tulle! Featuring Taralynn’s White Tulle Skirt!

Literally one of my fav skirts ever!! It’s structured, flared and so princess like!

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Red Buffalo Plaid Shirt & White Tulle Skirt!

You’ll probably be seeing this skirt featured many times on my blog because I truly am obsessed with it! I have recently been loving shopping at Walmart for clothes! Yes Walmart!! They really have been stepping it up with trendy affordable pieces like this adorable buffalo plaid blouse! I believe it was only $12 and the statement necklace a steal at $3!

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Holiday Pattern Mixing: Buffalo Plaid & Stripes! Featuring Taralynn’s Striped Midi Skirt!

Clearly I love Taralynn’s boutique because here is another of my all time favorite skirts! This designer inspired striped skirt is a staple in my closet! the cut and quality is exactly why I keep wearing this skirt over and over again! SO many endless combinations! A true Classic!

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Plaid, Cognac, & Holiday Green Midi Skirt!

Another Walmart find with this gorgeous black and white plaid shirt! just $12! If you haven’t noticed I have a thing for cognac colored anything! So Chic and rustic! This emerald satin like midi skirt dresses everything up for the holidays!

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Blanket Scarf, Plaid & Cozy Sweaters Featuring @NormonyDesign Custom Made Skirts!ย 

I have been wanting a plaid midi skirt for this holiday season and this sweet lady on Instagram makes custom skirts and she made me the perfect warm and cozy plaid midi skirt! I love how she personalized my package when it came and how it fits like a glove! It’s the perfect skirt for a cold snowy day!

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Buffalo Plaid Pencil Skirts, Leather Peplums & Gold Bow Belts Featuring Willow Blaire Boutique!ย 

My mission this holiday season was to find buffalo plaid clothing at an affordable price!! This buffalo plaid skirt is actually on sale now at Willow Blaire’s Boutique’s Website for just $19.95!ย Super warm and comfy! Perfect for those holiday feasts! LOL

I decided to pair up my buffalo plaid pencil skirt with my leather peplum from Forever 21! I scored this top on Black Friday for just $3 when it’s original retail price was $30!! SCORE! I added my fav gold bow belt from Two 12 Fashion!ย I totally recommend you guys to check their site out! They have the best belts ever!

Lastly I added some thick knit black tights and a pair of quilted booties from ShoeDazzle!ย 

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Gold polkadot packaging?! and totally personalized too! Gotta love that!

Gold Holiday Sequin Maxi Dress! Featuring Neesees Dresses!ย 

Sparkle? Check! Comfy? Check! Modest? Check!

I mean need i say more? This is the kind of dress that needs no more bells and whistles added to it because the design of it just stands out beautifully simple yet glamorous!

I always love to give quality modest boutiques shoutouts and Neesees Dresses carry trendy and modest clothing!! Totally go ahead and take a look at their stuff!

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Black Sequin Maxi Skirt & Buffalo Plaid Shirt! Featuring Windsor Store!

EEK! This skirt though! I actually bought it last holiday season from the Windsor Store website but I unfortunately got sick and could not even get up from bed :/ (What is up with me getting sick around the holidays?!lol)

I was so excited to wear this skirt but i must admit it was a challenge trying to style this many sequins in one skirt! So I decided to tone it down with a classic plaid shirt from Walmart!

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Navy, Golds and Midi Skirts! Featuring The Klassy Girl Boutique!

Oh you guys I cannot express my love for this skirt!!! It is just fit for a Princess that will make you feel like royalty! LOL The golds, navy and stripes just get me every time! C L A S S Y! Not to mention The Klassy Girl Boutique is one of my favs to collaborate with! They always have me drooling over their new skirts!!

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Gold, Black, Sequins & Polkadots! Featuring T AND J Designs!ย 

Gold, polkadots, and sequins?!! I don’t know about you but that’s a keeper in my book! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am OBSESSED with this T AND J Designs exclusive design!ย 

One of the things I love the most about this skirt is that it stretches in the waistline which may come in handy for those Mexican holidays feasts! LOL I wore a red long sleeved blouse from Ross that I purchased today for a festive look! I believe I say this quite often but really invest in those staple solid colored blouses! They’re very versatile because they’re solids yet they dress up an outfit than just a regular colored t-shirt! I always check my Ross every Wednesday (because that is when they have their inventory turnover) for these solid colored gems!

Oh!! I almost forgot to mention that T AND J Designs is having a 30% OFF Holiday Sale using the code: HOLIDAY30 at checkout!

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WOW! Kudos to you for reading this far along! LOL The Ultimate Modest Holiday LookBook continues all this week! A BIG THANK YOU to all my followers!!! You are the reason why I stay motivated with all your sweet comments/ testimonies you share with me!

Please if there’s anything I can help you with, whether it’s advice, venting or just want to chat, PLEASE do not hesitate to shoot me an email!

ModestlyHot@live.com!

I’ve missed you all during these 3 weeks and look forward to sharing more ModestlyHot Snapshots!

Have a Blessed day and a great time with your loved ones during this Holiday season!

God Bless,

xoxo,

Ashley!

 

 

๐ŸŒป๐Ÿƒ๐ŸModest Fall Floral LookBook!๐ŸŒป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ Featuring Skirts and More!๐ŸŒป

Hello Friends!

  
Happy Monday!! I can’t believe its only 44 days til I get to go on Christmas break!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป 

This semester is almost coming to a close and I cannot wait to get back home !โค๏ธ 

As you all may have noticed I have a love for rich fall colors and florals!

This lookbook really came by accident when I was looking through my camera roll and saw an ongoing  theme all throughout: Fall Florals! 

So without further ado, lets get on with the lookbook!๐ŸŒป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ

  
Look #1 Sunflower Pleated Midi skirt +Burgundy Crochet Top! 

  I love this sunflower pleated midi skirt from Skirts and More IG Shop! 

You guys I just love my midi skirts they are the PERFECT length and they flare out beautifully! 

I love this skirt because its a perfect transitioning skirt from summer to fall just by changing the top and some accessories! 

I added my fav fall top must have from Rue 21 which is a gorgeous marsala/burgundy colored crochet top ! It has been an essential for this fall season and not to mention that I scored it on the clearance rack!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 

   
   
Cognac wedges from Justfab are always a must because they are so comfy and I adore the color cognac!

I totally reccomend checking out their skirts especially this sunflower one! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŒป

Skirts and More Modest Shop! 

Look #2 Boho Floral Maxi Dress featuring Adornit Shoppe!

   
 
 Look #3 Mustard,Floral & Lace! 

   

 
Look #4 Retro Fall Floral! Featuring Florence Adams Store!

   
 
Look #5 Floral Midi Skirt, Burgundy & Crochet!

   

   
Look #6 Princess Fall Floral! Featuring The Klassy Girl Boutique!

  
Here’s a look at the fall floral roundup! Seriously my fav time of th year!! 

Hope you all enjoyed this and I’ll chat with you tommorow ! Make sure to follow me on Instagram for everything I’m up to for the week! @ModestlyHot

God Bless 

Xoxo,

Ashley๐Ÿ’•

   
 

๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒปModest Teal & Leopard Skirt Outfit featuring Jupe De Abby!๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚

Hello Friends!! 

Boy we’re already coming to the weekend!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป 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!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ 

  
Just in time for fall!!๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ

This stunning aline leopard ball gown midi skirt! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’›

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!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป just use the code: Sept15 for even MORE savings! โค๏ธ

  
  
“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,

Ashleyโค๏ธ

  

How To: Styling a White Skirt! Modest Summer Outfits! Featuring Debbie’s Closet!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!
Long time no post!! (7 days is much too long !!)
For today’s post I am going to share with you how I style a white midi skirt! The color white is a huge trend this summer! I’m going to be showing you how to style summer’s hottest trend while staying modest๐Ÿ˜‰!
#modestishottest

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Style Option 1:
๐Ÿ’™โšช๏ธDenim and White๐Ÿ’™ โšช๏ธ
Let’s talk about this gorgeous skirt for a second!! It’s pleated, a-line and fits like a glove!๐Ÿ˜
I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but it has a beautiful quilted pattern printed on the skirt making it very classy! (You know we love all things classy๐Ÿ˜‰)
My white midi skirt is from Debbie’s Closet a great place to find modest and modern skirts!
Freebie Alert!! For all you skirt addicts like myself, Debbie’s Closet is giving you $10 store credit just by signing up with your email address!

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Now nothing is more classic than a denim and white outfit!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™โšช๏ธ
I am obsessed how simple yet striking this dynamic duo is!
To give this outfit a more summer “boho” vibe I tied my shirt at my waist and double knotted it! Perfect for a hot summer day!

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Style Option 2:
Fun Printed Tops!!

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Okay you guys if I had to choose the perfect denim shirt this would be it!!๐Ÿ˜
I mean polka dots? Lace details? And it’s Chambray?!
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ major heart emojis going on!!

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This shirt was actually from my Shop! Shop ModestlyHot! But we kinda sold out of them already! But if you’re interested in one, I can totally find one for ya!

Style Option 3:
Nautical and White!
Of course I couldn’t resist in throwing in a classic nautical inspired themed outfit to the mix!๐Ÿ˜โš“๏ธ
Yep, just a tad bit obsessed with the nautical trends these past couple of months! (Anchor Rehab anyone๐Ÿ™ˆ)

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I paired up this skirt with this awesome anchor printed blouse I got from Poshmark!
I also remembered I had an anchor belt (yes pleaseeee!) and decided on wearing it as well! Anchor overload? Perhaps, but it makes me quite happy seeing all these anchors! LOL๐Ÿ˜โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ˜โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ˜โš“๏ธโš“๏ธโš“๏ธ๐Ÿ˜โš“๏ธโš“๏ธ

Well I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see ya soon!!
God bless!
Xoxo,
Ashleyโค๏ธ

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Disney Fashion Week: Featuring Princess and the Frog!

Happy Saturday!!
Boy what a week, Disney fashion week that is! I have been throughly enjoying dressing up like Disney characters! Funny how an outfit can change your mood!

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Last night to celebrate DisneyLand’s 60th Anniversary we went to the Disney Fantasia Concert in Deer Valley! I have always been a HUGE fan of the Utah Symphony and being that it was Disney Themed made it 10000X better! IMG_3392.JPG
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I love how causal and care free the atmosphere was!
We made ourselves a cute little picnic basket and enjoyed the performance!

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Crackers,,Cheese and Grapes? Yes Please!
(The adult version of a lunchable lol)

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So after a long day yesterday you’d think I would be too tired to dress up again?
Yes and no! lol
I saw this gorgeous skirt in the morning hanging in my closet and thought that would be so perfect for The Princess and the Frog!

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For the longest time I have been wanting a bright neon green midi skirt!!
I mean it’s really bright and so full!
I got it from Proverbs31 Clothing!

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Now since Tiana’s dress has both green and a soft yellow I knew exactly the shirt I needed for this look!

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I scored this gorgeous soft yellow blouse from Ross, for like $8!
For my accessories I added gold anywhere I could! So I threw on a glitter belt and a gold necklace both from DownEast!

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To finish the look off I wore my floral crown from Trendy Touch Boutique and was ready for some pictures!๐Ÿธ
The look was fairly simple and so much fun!

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Now I couldn’t help myself but to style this skirt another way!
(You know when you have an outfit idea in your head and need to get it done before you forget?) lol

Here’s Style #2 for styling a neon green midi skirt!

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I just wore a simple black and white striped top (it’s actually a pencil dress from She-Inside)
And some black studded heels to add some texture!

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Pretty simple eh?
When you have a skirt this bright it doesn’t take much to make a statement and stand out!
Well that wraps up today’s post!!
Til Next Time!
God Bless !
Xoxo,
Ashley

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๐Ÿ’™Disney Fashion Week: Featuring Cinderella! ๐Ÿ’™

Happy Friday Eve Everyone!!

Disney Week continues!! And I’m beyond excited to share with you the next Princess on my to do list!

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Drumroll please……๐ŸŽถ
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Yay!! Cinderella!! I adore Cinderella!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™
But before I could do Cinderella I needed some of her signature pieces!
So I’ll show you how easy it is to DIY Cinderella Shoes and Her Black Necklace!
For the Cinderella shoes you will need:
Modpodge (Shiny kind)
Silver Glitter
Foam Brush
Jewels
Hot Glue
Baby Blue Paint (optional )
Black Vinyl (optional)
Old Pair of Heels!

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Step 1:
Prep your Shoes
Make sure you clean them real good so the paint will adhere better!

Step 2:
Apply one coat of Modpodge and sprinkle silver glitter all over the heels!
*A tray underneath is very helpful in not wasting any glitter!โœจ
Repeat this step once more until it has the coverage you desire! I did three coats!

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Step 3:
Seal the Glitter!
Unless you want to leave a trail of glitter everywhere you go, you might want to seal in all the fabulousnessโœจ
It dries in about 2 hours or preferably overnight and will be completely sealed!

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Step 4:
Decorate!!
Now comes the super fun part; decorating the shoes!!
Let your imagination run glam! (Cause I like glam more than wild lol)
I added some clear Crystal jewels from a broken necklace I had kept!

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Now these next steps are optional but I really wanted a Cinderella shoe!!
So I bought baby blue paint and painted the soles that color!
I also added the classic Disney logo with vinyl I had lying around the house! (Actually that’s a lie, I found the vinyl Inside my dad’s garage! Oops Thanks dad!!) He’s probably going to be confused why there’s a hole missing of material in the shape of Mickey mouse ears! LOL

I traced it out using a template I found online and voila instant shoe decal!!

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Now I believe that the entire essence of Cinderella lies in her necklace!
So getting that detail right was a must!
It was actually quite simple to make it! I purchased black satin ribbon from Walmart folded it in half and sewed a hook and latch on the back of the neck!

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Now that all the accessories are done let’s get on with the outfit!๐Ÿ’™
You guys this dress!!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ From the moment I saw it I knew it was just right for Cinderella!!
I bought it off Etsy from a sweet lady that sells Authentic Vintage Clothing!
I am so excited to own this dress because it feels so awesome to know that another girl wore this in the 50’s!!
Back in the day it was actually made for Prom! LOL
And now it’s a cinderella dress! ๐Ÿ˜โœจ

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This is going go to be a hard choice choosing which Princess to go as tomorrow !
All you Utah Locals can still get discounted tickets using the code: “disney” for 20%OFF!
I’ll link it down below! It’s going to be so much fun!!
๐ŸŽ‡Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert Tickets!๐ŸŽ‡

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Well that wraps up today’s post!
Hope to see you tomorrow night at Deer Valley!๐ŸŽถ
Til Next Time!
Xoxo,
Ashley

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