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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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!

 

 

โœจSequin Maxi Skirt Outfit! Featuring StoryBook Bliss Tee!โœจ

Happy Sunday Lovelies!โœจ
One word ladies: โœจ S E Q U I N S โœจ
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Yes oh yes!!! I was so excited to FINALLY wear this skirt that I purchased from the Blogger Yard Sale months ago!!
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You guys are not going to believe me how much my entire outfit was from head to toe!

No, not $50

Not $39 .99

Nope not even $10

Guess again if you said $5

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๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ™Œ that’s right just $2!!!

I scored this amazing sequined out glorious skirt for just 2 bucks from Hello Fashion Blog’s closet!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ #starstruck

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Now I had the skirt of dreams but the next problem arose when I asked myself what the heck do I wear with these beauty!?
This skirt is so glamorous and sparkly all on it’s own that it could honestly look great with a simple white tee!
Now instead of white I decided to wear black because black and gold is just so chic paired up
together!
I wore my “Walking With Purpose ” Glitter Tee from StoryBook Bliss!
You guys need to check these out!! They are so fabulous!!!
I am not the one to gravitate toward t-shirts (I feel like they make me look boxy and a bit boyish lol๐Ÿ˜‚)
But this one is so feminine and glamorous! I love LOVE LOVE glitter and a subtle dose of it on my shirt was just what this skirt needed!

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I wore this outfit for a blogging event for Rey Swimwear; an awesome modest swimwear line designed by Jessica Rey!

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The place was stunning๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ Um can I live here? Yea thanks a Bunch lol

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Fun Fact: Jessica Rey was actually the White Power Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force! How awesome is that?!

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I hope you guys have an awesome Monday tomorrow #wishfulthinking
And stay Tuned for more posts this week!
Til Next Time,
God bless,
Xoxo
Ashley

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๐ŸŽ‰โœจConfetti Night Blogger Eventโœจ๐ŸŽ‰+Outfit

Happy National Flip Flop Day!!
(Seriously who comes up with these?!?)
Just wanted to do a little recap of last nights event!
Confetti night!โœจ๐ŸŽ‰
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The turn out was so great!! Basically confetti night is a bunch of bloggers (lifestyle, fashion,Craft) all together in one big room!
There were informative classes at every hour til 10pm! It was a blast even though my louboutins were making me regret wearing them!๐Ÿ˜ณ

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How cute is the little dessert buffet?!
Totally Pinterest Worthy!
Guess who I found ?!

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Keara and Emily!!
Otherwise known as @modest_style and @lovelydeseret on Instagram!
I dunno guys together we make a fierce trio of modest fashion!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Lol

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{Keara and I at the photo booth! Lol}

Now If you follow me on snap chat (modestly.hot) then you know I was hinting about what to wear !
I knew I wanted a ball gown skirt and I knew just the one!

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Isn’t it gorgeous!?? This gorgeous hot pink tulle ball gown skirt!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ It’s handmade from the lovely XO Maxi Boutique!
5 layers of amazing fluffy tulle!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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She can make all sorts of colors too!! I am planning on ordering more from her for sure!!
Now since it was “Confetti Night”
I wanted to just make this outfit scream GLAM and fun! So I wore my $5 Rose Gold Sequin Top!๐Ÿ˜โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
Everyone loved the skirt just as much as I did! Way to go XO Maxi Boutique making my little girl princess dreams come true! Lol

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Well that wraps up today’s post! Definitely look toward in seeing this skirt again pretty soon!๐Ÿ˜Š
God Bless!!
XoXo,
Ashley