Meet My City Monday: Moab Delicate Arch Hike Featuring Modest Workout Clothing!

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Hello and Happy Monday!! This month of August has already been go, go, go!

Thank you ALL for immense amount of support on my snapchat, Instagram stories, Facebook and of course my blog! You are all so wonderful to me and I just want to again thank you for it!

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If you follow me on this “new” platform that Instagram released, “Instagram stories” *ahem Snapchat knockoff* you were able  to see in real time this amazing infamous hike, the delicate arch hike in Moab Utah! I mean there is a reason why this is on our state’s license plates!

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Me directly under the delicate arch wearing my ModSwim black and white wrap workout dress! img_6239

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The delicate arch just around this bend! The most rewarding sight we did see!

We woke up really early in the morning (4:30am to be exact) to be able to watch as the sun was rising over the entire canyon! img_5173

Ta Da! There she is! It was a relatively short hike, however it is uphill all the way and is categorized as “strenuous” hike on the map.

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Definitely worth the early morning rise, since there was a small amount of people on the trail which gave us the opportunity to  enjoy the scenery all on our own!

Silly faces with my brother 😉

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Now what did I wear to this hiking trip you may ask?

I sported my favorite modest activewear dress, that’s right I said DRESS from ModSwim! 

You guys I’ll be completely honest with you when I first heard of “modest fitness wear” I was very skeptical as to the overall aesthetic of it. Like, would it look like a potato sack dress from Little House on the Prairie? (Nothing against Little House love that show, but I certainly wouldn’t want to wear their 1800’s fashion ! lol)

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I adore this modest workout dress from Mod Swim because it has a gorgeous, flattering wrap style cut, it is made out of breathable fabric, and love that I can go running, biking, jumping, and even swimming in this fab dress!

So say goodbye to your basketball shorts and oversized tee shirt ladies and get ready for a more feminine solution to modest workout clothing!

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So now I’m about to get real with y’all and since we are all women and have our struggles with our image, I’m sure most of you ladies can relate to what I am about to say!

During my freshman college year I gained the most amount of weight I had ever gained in my life before! They really weren’t kidding about the whole “Freshman 15” thing that’s  for sure!

The over processed food, the all nighters that were pulled for a test the next day, stress, and just flat out not exercising were all causing my rapid weight gain!

I jumped from a size 2 to a size 6! Thankfully I can now again wear my beloved size small midi skirts and fit in my size 2 dresses! Hooray!

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I knew it had to be stopped before it got out of my control! So I am not in any way, shape or form a fitness expert nor am I anywhere near of where I would like to be, but I will more than gladly share what helped me lose 12 pounds in 2 months!

Since I hear about it all the time at West Coast how the guys have to alliterate their  sermons, I thought I’d give it a go for this blog post! So without further ado, here are the three W’s to my weightloss!

Tip #1: Water!

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Now I know what you’re thinking, and yes it is an obvious tip, but hear me out, studies show that more than 70% of Americans do not drink the sufficient amount of water each day! So what I have found helpful is setting reminder throughout the day to drink water! It is mind blowing how a simple pop up reminder on my phone can engrave in my brain that it is time to drink water!

Here is another of my favorite apps to track how much water I have drank! It is called “Waterlogged” it tracks all of your daily water intake and then rewards you with either a free audiobook, game, or download for free !

Tip #2: Walking! 

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Walking after dinner, walking after I know I splurged on a sweet I shouldn’t have, or just  walking at the mall has helped me a ton to lose the 12 pounds!

Pacer is an app that I adore because it is a community of regular people who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle who support you by creating and joining groups to walk at least 10,00 steps a day!

You should aim for 10,000 steps a day for weightloss and an overall healthier, active lifestyle!

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Tip #3: Weighted Jumprope!

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Hear me out, go to Walmart and buy a weighted jumprope (also known as a boxing jumprope) and jumprope for 15 minutes a day to burn 150 calories!! Amazing and quick cardio!

That’s right you just need to do it 15 minutes a day to burn that many calories! It’s awesome, and you will break a sweat!

P.S. Do not get discouraged if you cannot jump rope the entire 15 minutes in one go, trust me it’s harder than it sounds! Start out by dividing the 15 minutes into 3 five minute segments and work your way up!

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I absolutely loved shooting at East High School, a school you may recognize as part of the set of High School Musical!

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I hope you guys didn’t mind this uber long post and if you find these tips helpful let me know!

As always God bless and I will see you in the next post!

xoxo,

Ashley Amber

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 Modest Workout Dress: ModSwim || Photography By: Trish Karen ||

Photoshoot Location: East High School  || Weighted JumpRope ||

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Perfect Pineapple & Stripes Summer Outfit! Featuring Taylored Fashions & Shop Avenue Be!

Pineapple Perfection! Summer calls for cutesy fruity prints and the pineapple print has by far sweeping the fashion world this season!

Shop Avenue Be  has the perfect gold metallic pineapple graphic tee that has me going all “heart eyes emoji” for it!! These tees will be available August 1st with a special coupon just for ModestlyHot followers! So stay tuned!

 

 

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This shirt is totally up my alley! I mean gold? Pineapples? & comfy? Win!

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P.S How cute is this little pineapple (“aka”Penelope the Pineapple lol)  right here? Not only tasty but photogenic as well ; )

 

Thanks Costco!

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For this summery outfit I decided to pair it up with my new favorite skirt from Taylored Fashions!  I’m already thinking of 101 outfit ideas for yellow striped skirt!! The material is uber strong and of great quality with slight stretch. You know a skirt is made with quality by just the weight of it.

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Tuesdays are so much better than they are #tuesdayshoesday!

And my, my these floral JustFab wedges have some history to them! I bought them almost a year and a half ago and I kept them in their box and totally forgot all about them! Lesson learned shoes in their box is no go for me!

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Floral, bows and wedges? Yeah I could stand waling in these all day long!

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Oh! Guess who finally created a Facebook page?! I know right? Long overdue!

So here it is !

ModestlyHot Facebook Page!  Likes are always appreciated!!

And to see what I am up to this summer here is my personal one as well, I love getting to interact with you guys as well!
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That is all for now! Check back here tomorrow for more modest outfits, tutorials/ crazy random fun things! As always all links to everything I am wearing will be listed down below for your convenience!

Love you all!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Outfit Details: Modest Yellow Striped Pencil Skirt  || Gold Metallic Graphic Tee || Floral Wedges || Photography by Mildred Harris || ModestlyHot Facebook Page || 

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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

 

 

Happy National Donut Day! Donut Print Midi Skirt Outfit!

AshleySLCLibrary-82.jpgI’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart! Where? Down in my heart! Where?

(All you church kids know exactly what I’m talking about  #sundayschool lol)

But more importantly why? Because for one, it is Friday, and twooooo….

it’s *wait for it*

NATIONAL DONUT DAY!

Do you know how many years I have missed this cutesy “holiday”?! Too many!

It would always roll around at the most unexpected time for me, and lo and behold social media would have me feeling quite left out, BUT not this year! I purposely wrote it down on my blogger calendar! #committed lol

As I was browsing through the internet I found the history behind donut day:

National Doughnut Day, or National Donut Day – celebrated in the United States of America, is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

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Salvation Army volunteers traveled overseas to set up service huts located in abandoned buildings near the front lines where they could serve baked goods to soldiers during World War I. Isn’t it neat how the small things like delivering donuts can brighten someone’s day, just goes to show us when things are done out of love, and with a servant’s heart, God uses and blesses it when we chose to do everything in love!

1 Corinthians 16:14

“Let all your things be done with charity.”

 

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tip#4 Midi skirt fever

I literally have no words for this skirt except for YES!!

A big fat YES! Now I know what you’re thinking “You bought that skirt just for National Donut Day.” And why yes, yes I did! LOL

Funny story: I was just about to miss National Donut Day AGAIN, so I purchased this super darling donut print skirt from Amazon and luckily for me it qualified for Prime 2-Day shipping! Quick shameless plug: Amazon Prime is the best next thing to WiFi! Amazon prime student is amazing for free 2 day shipping on textbooks! Yes I’m talking to you procrastinating college student who orders their textbooks days before classes start! (GUILTY!) Amazon prime video, prime music, and even prime pantry (awesome way to never run out of daily essentials again!) are just some of the awesome benefits that come included with the membership!

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My inspiration came from a vintage donut shop with soft hues of mint, blush and white.

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If you follow me on Snapchat (#candid Modestlyhot lol) you know how freaked out (in the best way possible) I was at the quality of the donuts in the skirt! I was expecting something subpar to be perfectly honest, but to my surprise it really is a good quality skirt!

I prefer shopping at Amazon for their lightning speed in the shipping department!

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AshleySLCLibrary-79I ordered a size up from a small because these are Asian sizes, and I have learned my lesson the hard way. The donut print skirt has a defined waistband, with big box pleating all throughout the skirt. It features a side zipper that I would be EXTREMELY careful when zipping it up, as it seems it could break at any given time. My roomate, Linla can testify to the fact that me and zippers don’t have a good track record! I ALWAYS find a way to break them, but thankfully she fixes them for me, it all works out.

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It’s time to say goodbye for now! Stop by Krispy Kreme to receive your free donut, kick back and relax because you totes deserve it!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your National Donut Day!

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God Bless!

Verse of the Day:

1 Corinthians 13:1-2, 13

King James Version (KJV)

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Verse 13:

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Love,

Ashley Amber

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Casual Friday Style: Floral Sleeved Midi Dress Featuring So Pretty in Pink Modest Boutique!

Happy Fry-Day Ladies!!

It is definitely a comfy, casual midi dress kinda day! There are some Fridays where it’s all about the glam, sparkle and heels while other Fridays are more for lounging around!

This dress from So Pretty in Pink Boutique  is exactly for those lounging around Fridays without compromising modesty or style!

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I just love it when I stumble across affordable modest boutiques! This dress gets an A+ in comfort and style!! The floral detailing on the sleeves is what makes this dress that much more amazing! It gives it that feminine touch without going overboard!

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I also have a fabulous Friday deal exclusively for ModestlyHot followers! You can score ANYTHING on So Pretty in Pink website for 10% OFF!! Just use DISCOUNT CODE: “MODESTLYHOT” at checkout! Making your dress that much more affordable!

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Definitely check their website out and I’ll chat with y’all next blog post!!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

 

 

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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❄️✨❄️Elsa from Frozen Inspired Look!❄️✨❄️ Featuring Amazing Lash Studio Grand Opening!❄️✨❄️

Hello and Happy Friday lovelies!!

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I am so excited to share with you this long awaited Elsa inspired photoshoot!! I had plans on doing this photoshoot since last year for Disney Fashion Week but alas the location we wanted to shoot (Ice Castles) was closed due to the weather being too hot!

So this year when I heard the Ice Castles were coming back to Utah I knew I had to make this photoshoot happen ASAP before they melted again!

Before we dive into the look, A HUGE THANK YOU to the wonderful ladies at the Amazing Lash Studio for allowing me to try out something I’ve never ever done before… Lash Extensions!! It was the most perfect timing because I’ve always wanted to try out lash extensions just for the pure fact that you wake up and your lashes are looking all done up and glamorous without using mascara! It was a perfect sending away to college gift for me, which will allow me to catch a few more ZZZ’S in the morning! And there is nothing more valuable than sleep to a college student! Can I get an amen there? lol

Take a look at their gorgeous new salon for this week’s ModestlyHot Snapshots!

 

 

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As soon as I walked in I knew it was going to be a good day because the place was GORGEOUS! Good Lightning, Pink, and Sparkly decor? So up my alley!

All you Utah ladies listen up because if you’ve ever wanted to try out lash extensions now is the perfect time because Amazing Lash Studio is having their Grand Opening in American Fork! 

The usual price for a set of lashes is $250, but the first pair always gets a special introductory price of $79.99, and even that will be 25% off during the grand opening, so it is the BEST price ever!

I would highly recommend you Utah Locals to take advantage of this!!❤️❤️ I’m absolutely loving my lashes and I can’t believe I can go swimming, work out and sleep in them without having to worry about them! 

  
Not an ounce of mascara on! I’m loving it!  Thank you Amazing Lash Studio!!❤️💋💄 

All the details and their social media handles will be posted down below! ✨

Instagram: @amazinglashstudio_af

Website: Amazing Lash Studio

http://www.amazinglashstudio.com/location/American-Fork
  
Now onto the Frozen Inspired Look featuring the gorgeous Ice Castles!! Enjoy!!❄️

  
   
    

  
Hope you all have an awesome Saturday!!❤️❤️❤️ 

If you ever want to collab/ or just chit chat please do not hesitate to contact me! 

I’m always checking my emails a lot quicker than on IG Direct:) 

ModestlyHot@live.com 

God Bless❤️ 

Ashley✨

    
    
   

 
  

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

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_6345 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!  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! 

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! 

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! 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! 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! 

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

Gold Holiday Sequin Maxi Dress! Featuring Neesees Dresses! 

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! 

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

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!