$20 Modest Outfit Challenge!!

Happy Mid Week Everyone!!!

You’re almost there you guys!! The weekend is coming I promise!!

So while we wait for the weekend…..

I am so excited to announce a new blog series (Drum roll please!)

The $20 Modest Outfit Challenge!!

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That’s right! Every Wednesday a modest fashion blogger will put her money saving savvy skills to the ultimate test!!

I did this challenge a long time ago and decided to repeat it again just because it’s so much fun!!

I love shopping the clearance rack and using as many coupons as the cashier will let me scan lol! (PRO TIP: Make friends with your cashier you never know when they’ll scan their 40% OFF employee discount just for you!)

I was encouraged to do this challenge because I want to let girls know that:

A: You can shop at regular chain stores and still find modest clothing or make them work!

and

B: Dressing modestly does not have to break the bank!

So without further ado, here is one of my outfits for under $20!

Here are the rules if you’d wish to follow along!!

~Your Outfit has to be under or $20

~ Shoes are not included but can be if you’re a pro like that!

So of course when you hear affordable clothing you think of shopping at ROSS!

It’s just the natural thing to do!

I not only found one outfit but 3!!

I found this GORGEOUS floral skater dress at the Juniors section and INSTANTLY fell in love!! So on trend for summer and it looks very chic with the right accessories!

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These dresses do run very small! I had to size up all the way up to a size Large!

I decided to pair up this floral dress with the rich tones of cognac! I LOVE cognac! It’s so shabby chic!

I scored this dress for just $9.99!! Major score!

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Now this dress hit exactly at my knee which was great when I am standing up but for modesty reasons I added a lace skirt extender! Plus I love the touch of lace paired up with the floral print!

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This dress is already so colorful and amazing! So a white necklace seemed appropriate!

I got this necklace at a Utah Fashion Expo Event for just $3!!

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Alright so here’s the breakdown!

Floral Skater Dress: $9.99 but $10.68 w/tax

White Teardrop Necklace : $3

Cognac Belt: $3

GRAND TOTAL: $16.68!!

I hope you follow along this challenge and tag me on Instagram if you do!!

Can’t wait to see them!!

Til Next Time!

XOXO,

Ashley

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DIY Dollar Tree Fashion Hacks!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I hope the Monday blues aren’t too horrible for ya today!

Mine aren’t too bad since the weather is quite pleasant today!

As with every Sunday my room looks like a tornado hit it! It’s like I try to keep it clean all week long to just end up destroying it on Sunday looking for an outfit! It’s usually pretty messy but man it’s not just clothes on the ground but a jungle of statement necklaces, stilettos, and hair products! (Can you say hazardous?)

So in order for me to get any sort of fashion inspiration I needed to roll up my sleeves and clean up!

So last night I went to Dollar Tree like 30 minutes before they closed, (time was not my friend yesterday) and looked for things to help me organize my stuff!

And I thought I would share some fashion organization hacks that have helped keep my sanity! lol

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So my first goal to cleaning up was definitely my scarf drawers!

Now I feel it is my duty to keep it real with you all and show pics of the disastrous drawer…

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Yep, and this one was the ”least chaotic” looking one!

I had tons of drawers just stuffed full of scarves that I couldn’t even open them!

And I needed the space so I could store more clothes in them instead of having them folded on my floor :/

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So I picked up these shower curtain rings which have come a long way since they had more colors this time!

Of course I opted to go for the white shower curtain rings  since it would match my room decor the best!

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I clipped the rings onto a hanger and hung 12 scarves onto a single hanger!

Each pack of curtain rings comes with 12 of them which is pretty awesome!

This was a total game changer because A. I finally had space in my drawers, and B. They hung nice and flat in my closet!

And I could see all my scarves instead of having to dig for them!

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My next problem area was the infamous ”junk drawer”! *Dun Dun dun!*

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Now I found this drawer a couple days ago while searching for a red lipstick that I thought had ”magically” disappeared!

Turns out this is where all my ”missing makeup” was!

Now I kinda wanted to just close the drawer shut and forget about it but I felt bad that this makeup was going to go bad and not be used!

So I was on the hunt for something to organize all my junk drawers!

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Silverware tray? I prefer to call it a ”Junk Drawer” Organizer thingy.

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BAM! I am motivated to finally use all this stuff up!

Of course this whole organizing drawers thing was getting to be real fun so I thought I would go ahead and organize my hair accessory drawer too!

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Now I totally forgot to insert a before photo of this junk drawer but trust me it was pretty bad. (Was is the keyword here lol)

Alright my next problem were making my boots stay standing up!

Normally I would put magazines inside the boots but these boots were really tall and a magazine was not going to cut it!

So of course pool noodles would be tall enough!

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Yay! Problem solved! I might do this with all my other boots as well!

I spent about less than $10 to get organized and back to getting inspired! (Not to mention stress free!)

I hope you enjoyed this easy hacks to getting organized!!

Til Next Time,

God Bless You!

XOXO,

Ashley

Dollar Tree Organization Supplies:

~Black Silverware Trays

~Pool Noodles

~Shower Curtain Rings

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Thrift Store Shopping Tips & Tricks! + Clothing Haul!

Happy Thursday girlys!!

I found myself randomly at the thrift store today and I must say that I haven’t always been the biggest fan of thrift stores mainly because of past experiences of never finding anything! And quite frankly I don’t have the patience for it! I am the kind of shopper that likes to get in and get out ASAP! lol

Over the past year or so, I have been taking notes on why I have been so pleased with the thrift store lately and I’d thought I would share some tips that helped me! Stay tuned at the end for a clothing haul!

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1. Know Your Brands!

I can’t stress this enough! Knowing your preferred brands will not only summarize what you’re looking for but you will never over pay! For example I know in my head before walking in I am looking for brands such as, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Express, DownEast, H&M, White House Black Market, etc.

2. Know the store’s sale cycle!

It’s as easy as asking a clerk when they add/rotate new inventory!

My thrift store rotates every Wednesday for example!

3. Arrive as early as possible!

This is a no brainer! First come, first serve! Arriving as soon as they open will ensure you go home with the best deals of the day!

Trust me I’ve gone to the thrift store around 6pm and have gone home empty handed!

4. Be Honest!

Be honest with yourself! Ask yourself,”If I were at a retail store would I buy this?” If the answer is yes then checkout! If the answer is no, chances are you’re probably just wasting your money!

Remember it’s not a good deal, if you never wear it! No matter how low the cost!

5. Know your sizes!!

Knowing your sizes in various brands will ensure that you won’t go home with a clothing item that does not fit!

For example, I know that J. Crew sizes run large and that a size 2 is really a size 4! Thus meaning I am only allowed to purchase a size 0 (size 2)

6. Have Fun!!

My last but certainly not least is to just have fun! Think of it as a treasure hunt and some days you’ll hit the jackpot and some days you won’t! But that’s okay there’s always next week!

I do enjoy looking at all the collectibles and unique items at the thrift store!

Now onto today’s thrift store haul! I must say I am so excited how many things I found BRAND NEW WITH TAGS!
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Walking in I always go straight for the skirts! The thrift store is an awesome place to find cheap and trendy skirts!

I found this gorgeous Ann Taylor houndstooth pencil skirt for just $5! It’s such a classic skirt with adorable buttons on the front! I can totally see a very polished chic look with this skirt!

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I am so excited for this next skirt!! It was the first skirt that caught my eye on the rack! It is a GORGEOUS coral color and guess what?! It was Brand New with Tags!! SCORE! It is from the Target brand: Mossimo! Love the zipper detail it has!

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The next skirt that I found was a hot pink Old Navy pencil skirt also BRAND NEW with tags!! I literally squealed a bit when I came across it! ( haha totally freaked some lady out! lol) Ugh. Hot. Pink. Pencil. Skirt. Enough said. Oh and it was only $3!!

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I went on to look at the tops and found this adorable floral peplum top!! Now, the reason I purchased it, is because floral is a seasonal trendy item and I honestly do not feel the need in paying alot for trendy clothing that I will wear for just 3 months. It’s from Jessica Simpson and it was only $3! (Perfect to wear with the hot pink skirt no?)

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My next purchase was a classic button up shirt from J.Crew! This picture does not do it justice!

Such a timeless item that every girl needs in her wardrobe! Its so crisp and clean when worn!

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It is a size M (I’m usually a size XS/S)  but I plan on wearing it tucked in my skirts so it should work out perfectly!

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The next top is so pretty!! Again pics do not do it justice! It is so sturdy and it feels so soft! I feel in LOVE with the faux diamond buttons going down the shirt and also on the cuffs!

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Shiny things are always a good idea!!

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I totally love the skirts and shirts I got today and I hope these tips will encourage you all to go check out your local thrift store!!

Til Next Time,

XOXO

Ashley

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