4 Tips on Dressing Modestly & Glamorously! Modest Prom & Formal Dress Hack!

Am I the only one who gets frustrated when I am shopping around for a formal dress and ย everything in the store is either too tight, too low-cut, too short, sleeveless, or has the most obnoxious slit toward the thigh? (seriously who wants to see that?!)

Well let me tell you this girl refuses to settle for a less than spectacular formal dress! I think every girl deserves a dress that meets her modest standards while feeling absolutely confident and glamorous while wearing it! So, without further ado,

Here are my 4 Tips on Dressing Modestly and Glamorously!

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Tip #1: Pick a Bold, Rich Color!

Rich colors such as royal blue, purple, rich red, etc. communicates elegance, wealth, sophistication, and intelligence. Even if the dress is of a simple structure, the color choice alone can make it look posh and refined without all the “bling”.

This is a great tip if “bling isn’t your thing”.

However, if you’re like me and love sparkles, glitter, and bling, a sequined or beaded top with a simpler bottom will have the sparkle we desire without being too overbearing!

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Tip #2: Life is Easier with Sleeves

Come on, admit it if at some point in your life you have purchased a dress with a “modesty issue” thinking you would fix it and then totally giving up on it! (Don’t worry I’ve totally been there too!)

Here’s a tip, just buy the dress that has sleeves, or is longer, or isn’t as tight.

Avoid the woe and the worry to try and find a jacket that will cover up and match the dress. Most of the time finding a bolero jacket that will match the style of dress is very difficult to find and we all know that wearing a matching colored t-shirt underneath is a no-go either!

So save yourself some heartbreak and buy the dress with sleeves!

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Tip #3: Own your Outfit with Accessories

As Michael Kors said,

I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.

The right accessories can make a dress off the catalog look unique and one in a million!

The accessories I chose today was a classic understated yet elegant Classic Black Sheffield 35mm Rose Gold Daniel Wellington watch and rose gold cuff!ย 

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This watch is the epitome of sheer elegance! I love that it can look good with a casual outfit as well as a glamorous one! Every girl needs a classic watch for her wardrobe!

Daniel Wellington is offering you ladies 15% OFF this watch by using the code “MODESTLYHOT” at checkout!ย ย Let me know what watch is on your wishlist from their collection!

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I also chose a classic fur shawl to give this looks a vintage Hollywood vibe.

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Tip #4: RDD

Rent a Designer Dress

Here’s a little hack for all you girls that have a prom, banquet or sweethearts dance coming up….

PSSSSTT… Rent a Dress!

and better yet rent a designer dress! Why Designer?

Here’s the thing, designer dresses are more expensive.

“No duh we knew that!” is probably what you’re thinking.

But hear me out, most designer dresses are more expensive because they have more quality fabric, more fabric equals more coverage.

This Sherri Hill dress has more coverage than your average formal dress, which features cap sleeves, more layers to the bottom chiffon skirt, and even a covering slip underneath!

Originally this dress costs a whooping $400, kinda pricey especially if you are only wearing it once! Luckily for me, I found the Bling it On Dress Rentals! They have the BEST selection for your next formal event and I was shocked to find a substantial amount of modest formal gowns! Overall a great experience!

Lastly, here is a freebie tip just for you guys ๐Ÿ˜‰

TIP #5: You’re never fully dressed without a SMILE!

So go ahead and use those 26 muscles to smile and feel confident in whatever you chose to wear! At the end of the day it’s just clothes and what really makes us shine and stand out is not the dress, hair style , or makeup ย but the person wearing it!

Hope you enjoyed these tips and make sure to save them on your Pinterest boards!!

Until next time,

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Meet My City Monday: Lantern Festival Plus DISCOUNTED TICKETS!! 8/20/16

Bucket list worthy event this weekend? Yes Please!

That’s right I will be at Lantern fest THIS SATURDAY, August 20, 2016!

This is how Salt Lake City does Summer right! Come join us for an enchanting evening full of food, music, and a magical lantern lighting ceremony where you can write on your lantern watch it float in the night sky!

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Lantern festival is amazing for offering ModestlyHot friends a chance to score these tickets at a DISCOUNTED price using the code “MODESTLYHOT20” at checkout!ย maxresdefault

Come join us in this spectacular bucket list event this Saturday! All the information will be listed down below!

 

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Official Lantern Festival website

DISCOUNTED LANTERN FESTIVAL TICKETS: “MODESTLYHOT20″

WHERE & WHEN

Saturday, August 20th 2016
Utah Motorsports Campus, 2901 Sheep Ln, Tooele, Utah, 84074

EVENT DAY INFO:

Gates open at 4pm.

Lanterns will fly when the sun goes down. Be sure to arrive early enough to park, check-in and find a place to enjoy the event.

The racetrack will be offering limited RV and Campsites for the event. To reserve your RV or Campsite please contact Vickie Zollinger. vicki.zollinger@umcampus.com 435-216-5565

THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU:

**Feel free to bring cold food (chips, sandwiches, etc) and water. Please do not bring in a hard sided cooler, glass bottles, or alcohol. It will be confiscated. No tailgating.

A blanket or chairs for sitting
A jacket in case you get chilly
A smile, because youโ€™re never fully dressed without it
Some money or a credit card to buy a snack or drink
Your dancing shoes!

Oh and one more thing, please try to carpool. The venue may be charging for parking.

**If we have to postpone or cancel the event for any unforeseen circumstances, ie. extreme weather, you will be notified by email and social mediaย 1 hourย before the gates open to give you updated event information.

โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ““โค๏ธDIY Chalkboard Notebooks! College Girl Editionโœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ““โค๏ธ

Happy Saturday Lovelies!!

I am blown away at how fast the weeks go by here at West Coast feels like just yesterday that it was Monday and I was flooded with assignments!

Thankfully by the grace of God I was able to turn them all in on time, but looking at my due list (aka the ”torture list” lol) this week I’m going to be needing grace this week as well!

Whenever I am feeling slightly overwhelmed I take some time to turn on some Disney music and get crafting! It’s quite therapeutic believe it or not lol!

So out of my stress; came about this DIY ! Isn’t it lovely how that works out? ๐Ÿ˜€ lol

Recently I have been OBSESSED with cute inspirational quote books to write sermon notes, devotionals, personal thoughts and random doodles! However sometimes those little $4-6 books can add up (especially when you buy all of them! #guilty ) So instead I decided on making my own! Plus you are able to customize them with your favorite quotes!

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So let’s get started!

For this project you will need:

  • Composition books (88 cents at Walmart)
  • Chalkboard Paint ($5 also at Walmart or Michael’s)
  • Chalkboard Pens or Regular Chalk ($9 for 4 pens/ $2 for individual pens/ or 50 cents for a pack of regular chalk)
  • Sponge Brushes (99 cents for a pack of 4)

Step 1: Paint 2 coats onto the notebook surface with your chalkboard paint!ย 

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Honestly you can realistically get away with one coat but for a neater, cleaner lookย I would go ahead and do 2 coats!

Step 2: ย Allow it to dry for at least 10-15 minutes per coat!

The best part about chalkboard paint is that it dries ridiculously fast! In about 10-15 minutes the first coat was all dry and ready to be drawn on!

Step 3: DECORATE!ย 

And the final step is to decorate and use your creativity at this point! You can have fun with all different colors of chalkboard pens/chalk!

I highly would recommend investing in chalkboard pens rather than using regular sidewalk chalk. They will definitely give that ”script” type font to your designs!

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I probably enjoyed this little DIY waayy more than I should have! It is definitely addicting! After the first couple of notebooks I completed, I went ahead and purchased a few more to have fun with! They make great, inexpensive, and not to mention personalized gifts for your teachers, room mates, friends and family! Don’t forget to mention inside or on a note when giving them away that it was ”Handmade with Love!”

They are sure to love them! Here’s one I made for my friend Rochelle’s birthday! They make the best gift basket fillers! Another idea is to make a ”Be Still ” themed Gift Basket

based off of my personal favorite life verse in Psalm 46:10 ”Be Still and Know that I am God.” You can add a cute coffee mug, with your gift recipient’s fav tea/coffee, cozy blanket, face mask, EOS lip balm, and anything that will allow your friend to just ”Be Still’ and relax for a moment!

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So here is the total DIY project breakdown cost!

Total Cost:

Composition Book= 88 cents (Walmart)

Chalkboard Paint= $4.74 (Walmart)

*Many craft stores have them now for much cheaper as low as $2 at JoAnns and Michaels!

Pack of 4 sponge brushes= $1 (Walmart or Dollar Tree)

Chalkboard Pen= $3 for a single one/ or $9 for a pack of 4 *your choice*

Total cost=$9.62 *if only a single chalkboard pen purchased

$15.62 *if you purchase the 4-pack of chalkboard pens

Great value and you can use the chalkboard paint for another project!

Below I have attached some ideas to decorate your notebooks! Looking at Pinterest for cute verse typography really helped! Enjoy!

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Well I hope you all have enjoyed this super easy DIY project: College Girl Edition!

Below I have inserted the condensed tutorial of this project and feel free to pin it to your boards on Pinterest!

Love you all and Have a great Sunday tomorrow!

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๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ Watercolor & ย Florals Spring Outfit! Featuring Mindy Mae’s Market๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒป

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_0435ย ย ย 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 byย Ampersand Avenueย ! 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!

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Love you all and God Bless!!

 

 

 

 

 

โค๏ธOnce upon a Polkadot… Featuring DaintyJewells Dress!โค๏ธ

Hello Lovelies!! โค๏ธ

Happy Sunday!! What a week it has been and what a week I look forward to! Last week was full of mid-terms which I am so thankful to all those who kept me in their prayers because this girl right here was about to lose her mind trying to remember eveything in every class!

Yesterday was such a busy day as well as we helped with “Pumkins in the Park” event for the little kids! 

It was so fun helping out and seeing the kids enjoy fall games, treats and picking their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! ๐ŸŽƒ 

   
 So exciting because today was Restart Sunday at Lancaster Baptist Church!! And yes that is a huge I-Phone๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป 

(I Call dibs on it when they take it down ๐Ÿ˜‰) 

   
 For the past couple of weeks we have gone out and knocked on doors inviting everyone to Restart Sunday and it was so encouraging to see the auditorium full of new time visitors! 

  
For today’s outfit I just couldn’t wait to wear this GORGEOUS dress from Dainty Jewell’s!! 

  
In the past I have collaborated with Dainty Jewell’s and let me tell you how amazing their customer service always is! Out of all my Dainty Jewell’s dresses and skirts this one has got to be my ultimate fav!!๐Ÿ˜ 

The Central Park Dress is one of their new fall releases and it’s absolutely stunning and timeless! This dress is perfect for fall because it’s not an actual stark white but more of a softer cream/off white which make the dress 10x classier and chic!

  
The Polkadots are so spontaneous and of different sizes that make this dress unique than any other Polkadot dress out there! 

The fitted bodice and full midi skirt are right up my alley!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ The “poofier” the better๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ 

This lovely dress came with a lovely matching sash but I decided I wanted to wear that look some other time and do the “glam 50’s ” look today! 

So out came my most favoritest-est-est-est-estest-est belt ever!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ (Yes I could keep going on and on about this belt!) this gold metal bar belt is simply the best belt I’ve ever worn! 

Thank you Two 12 Fashion!!โœจ 

  
  
For my hair  I put those granny sponge rollers on my hair the night before! This is key when doing a retro hairstyle because in the morning you’ll want to brush them out gently to form waves. After that part your hair to the side and bobby pin it behind your ear ! *Make sure to wear pretty earrings to accentuate your classic 1950s do! * 

   

   For shoe I just couldn’t resist but to wear these red bow heels from She-Inside!

   
 
 
 
For my makeup I went for a classic red lip using my favorite red lipgloss  I got from an Ipsy Bag! 

It’s so rich and a shade of deep red ! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Did I mention it’s only a lipgloss?! 

   
   
You guys I have found my new favorite blush and it’s from E.L.F! 

It’s the mellow mauve blush and it’s a soft muted dust rose! Goes with any makeup look to freshen up the skin! Plus it’s a steal at only $3!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 
  
   
    
   
   
    
   
Well that wraps up today’s post ! Hope you all have an awesome Monday! โค๏ธโšซ๏ธโšช๏ธโค๏ธ 

I also forgot to mention that this dress comes in a little girls size ! 

I could totally see this as bridesmaids/flower girl dresses! 

  
Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Xoxo,

Ashley

   
 

How to Style a Tulle Skirt: Plaid & Tulle! Featuring Taralynns Boutique๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚โœจ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿโœจ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿโœจ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ

Hello and Happy Sunday!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ I hope you all had a wonderful church service! Sunday mornings are always the best because I get to squeeze in a little bit more sleep! And by sleeping in I mean like sleeping in til 6:00am LOL
  

So today’s outfit was actually planned yesterday afternoon when I received this adorable package in my mailbox from Taralynn’s Boutique ! (SO EXCITING!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜) I opened up the package (like a gorilla btw๐Ÿ˜) and saw the most amazing white tulle skirt ever!! 

  
It’s like a white fluffy cloud of cuteness!!๐Ÿ˜โ˜๏ธ (according to my roommate it looks like a fluffy white cloud lol!โ˜๏ธ) 

I gasped out loud and headed toward my dresser to pair up my new skirt with a plaid shirt! 

You guys for ages I have been wanting to recreate this outfit on Pinterest! !It’s actually a fall themed wedding but could be worn for a cute contrasting fall outfit using a tulle skirt! 

  
    

Fall was clearly on my mind and I decided  on wearing golds,coppers and burnt reds for today’s makeup! 

I adore this lip color from Wet N wild which is actually an exact dupe for MAC’s Rebel lipstick! The only difference is the price๐Ÿ’ธ One is $2 and the other is $14! I bet you can guess which one I like more now ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

   

 For my hair I only spent a max of 10 minutes on it! I just teased the crown of my hair and added one of those hair pieces that look like a scrunchy to add more volume to my low side bun! Hello 90’s trend!) 

   

  

  I love plaid and tulle together because it dresses down the tulle skirt but looks so chic! 
Of course you can’t have plaid without pearls!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป 

   
    
 
I adore this white tulle skirt! This outfit would be great for Christmas!! I love the fact that this skirt is so stretchy in the waistline so it allows me to eat as much as I want without feeling like I’m going to explode! 

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I’ve had many tulle skirts over the past year but this one is probably the better structured one for sure! It keeps its shape all day long and I don’t feel the need to wear an extra tulle skirt underneath for volume!

I could see from the package that the skirt was so fluffy and full of life! Perfect for twirling ๐Ÿ˜‰ (admit it you do it too !) 

   
   
Well that’s all for today’s post! 

Gotta head on out and take care of the 3 year olds! Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š 

God Bless,

Xoxo

Ashley๐Ÿ’•

  

๐Ÿ’•Mint, Pink &Polkadots! +GIVEAWAY from Let’s Be Modest Shop!๐Ÿ’•

Hello lovelies!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• 

Happy  Saturday to you! 

I’m so excited to share today’s outfit post and there’s also going to be a giveaway so stay tuned til the end! 

    

I was feeling a abut colorful today and went for my favorite color combo; pink and mint!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• 

  It’s been such a gorgeous past few days here in Lancaster๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป The weather is cooling down, but it still feels like summer! I’m pretty used to cold weather back home in Utah  so when people say it’s “cold”here and it’s only 70 degrees I can’t help but be grateful that’s their coldest temp around here ! โ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ    
I will say this though the winds are fierce!๐Ÿ’จ When I first came here I thought it was going to be difficult to be modest because of the heat, but actually the Lancaster winds make modesty 100x difficult ESPECIALLY if you like to wear full A-line  skirts!๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป  But I do enjoy a challenge I must say! #bringitlancasterwinds ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’จ 

  
I did a little subtle pattern mixing today because it’s Saturday and it just feels right! LOL 

I adore a gorgeous quatrefoil print!! I finally found what my scarfs print was called!! Haha! One day at JoAnn’s I was trying to explain to the fabric lady that this fabric was really popular and had a funky four square design! (Pretty clear huh?) She looked at me with that blank stare people give you when they think you’ve completely lost your mind! 

After that interesting fabric hunt fail I was more determined than ever to find the name of that design so I did a little Google image search with the fabric and bam! Here is the proper  definition: 

Quatrefoil:

an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or four-leaf clover. 

Well you learn something new everyday! 

Let’s talk about this scarf for a second!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’™ Not only is it a gorgeous quatrefoil print with a stunning mint color, BUT it has a secret compartment zipper where you can stash your cash, card or lipgloss!๐Ÿ˜ฑ 

   
 Mind. blown.๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ 

This scarf is perfect for a day like this because when you’re out soulwinning (door knocking inviting people to church!) you need to have your hands free! I will definitely be storing my scan card,iPhone and some cash! ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ’ฐ 

GENUIS! 

This cute scarf will be part of today’s giveaway thanks to Let’s Be Modest Shop!!  

You’ve been patient and have made it near the end of the blog post! I think that deserves a giveaway๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Alright girlies me and the awesome ladies at Lets Be Modest Shop are teaming up to bring you a chance to win a gorgeous quatrefoilmint stash scarf! 

To Enter:

1.Follow @LetsBModest on Insagram 

2.Follow @ModestlyHot 

3. Tag as many friends in the comment section below! Each friend= one entry! (We will be checking ๐Ÿ˜‰) 

4.Bonus๐ŸŽ‰ For 10 additional entries additionalComment down below what items YOU would stash in your scarf? 

And That’s it! Giveaway will end Wednesday at midnight! GOOD LUCK!๐Ÿ’•

Ashley๐Ÿ’•