Modest Swimwear Hack! Featuring Jessica Rey and Slide the City Event Review!

1,000 ft. water slide across the streets of downtown SLC? Sign me up! For the longest time ever, I have always wanted to go to this city wide event and my wish finally came true this year!

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P.S. How cute are all these trendy pool floats? Thanks Target!

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Slide the City  event was organized in waves of time periods you could attend to limit your time waiting in line. Once you reached the top of the hill it was time to grab your float and take the jump to slide the the streets in SLC.

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Okay, funny story literally the night before the event I rushed over to my local Target to grab myself a watermelon pool float! The awesome thing was that all their pool floats were on sale for 50% OFF! Which made my watermelon float that much “sweeter” and pun was definitely intended 😉

Alright so let’s jump right into what I wore to Slide the City! I am so grateful that I had my modest girl trio along with me to take a stand for modesty. I am also grateful that we were not the only ones at the event promoting modesty. You see, I live in Utah which is a conservative state for the most part, and I was beyond pleased to see young ladies in their cute and covered swimsuits while having fun!

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Red, White, blue & gingham for a 4th of July picnic inspired look!

My modest swimsuit is from the gorgeous Jessica Rey, founder of Rey swimwear!

Jessica is a sweet friend of mine who I had the pleasure of meeting last August!

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She is an inspiration! Her video on the evolution of the swimsuit on Youtube has over 2 million views and is a must watch! It is a beautifully researched lecture on why we choose to be modest.

Plus, I adore her tagline, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?”

I expressed to Jessica that I would have to wear a longer skirt over the suit to fit my convictions and she was still willing to work with me! (An exciting Giveaway coming soon! 😉

So here is the modest swimwear hack that will be able to work with just about any swimsuit! It will literally cut your swimsuit shopping in half!

All I did was buy 2 yards of red stretchy fabric at Walmart and an elastic band!

I made a quick DIY circle skirt and sewed on the elastic band and VOILA! Longer swim skirt was finished! Let me know if you’d like a step by step tutorial on it!

 

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the cool thing about this skirt is that it actually dried pretty quick without having to purchase actual swimwear fabric which costs more than half as much!

$3 per yard at Walmart vs. $10 per yard for actual swimwear fabric

$6 (fabric)  + $2 (elastic) = $8 swim skirt

VS.

$20 (fabric) + $2 (elastic) = $22 swim skirt

 

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Watermelons, nachos, doughnuts, and flamingos?! I think this just about describes our group! lol

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If you are planning on attending Slide the City, here are some things to consider before you go!

Know before you Go: Slide the City 

  1. Bring as little as possible! If you can leave your purse in your car, DO IT!
  2. Water stations are provided all throughout the event so you can leave that water bottle in your house!
  3. Cheap flip flops are the way to go! I wouldn’t bring my designer pair of sandals to this event as you may run the risk of losing them when going down the slide! *runaway sandals were seen all throughout the event lol*
  4. No towels are needed! If it was as hot as it was here in Utah, there was no need to bring a towel as just walking around made us dry really quickly, plus it is one less thing you need to bring and take care of!

 

A BIG SHOUTOUT to our amazing photographer Trish  who literally braved all the elements we threw at her and still managed to take amazing photos!

I mean we are talking like, shooting at the worst possible time (noon), water, heat and carrying  all our stuff! She was a trooper! Thank you Trish!

Enjoy the photos and have a great and safe 4th of July weekend!

Modest Swimsuit || Photography by Trish  || Slide the City Event  || Watermelon PooL Float 

 

Modest Style Diaries: Classic Striped Ball Gown Skirt! Featuring My Shop!

Hello Friends!!

Have you ever had those days where you just want a little pick me up?! For me an instant pick me up is a classic matte red lip, especially for ”tired skin” days!

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I am so pleased and excited to announce the re-open of my shop!! And I have some pretty exciting arrivals in store, one of the them including this skirt!

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Hello there Gorgeous!! ❤

You all know how much I LOVE ball gown princess skirts! They’re elegant, classy and so chic, and this one happens to be from my shop; Shop ModestlyHot!

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As I was styling the skirt I wanted to give it a New York meets Retro feel to it.

I wore my J.Crew Button up Shirt with a huge red vintage belt to cinch in my waist! To add to the glamour I wore my ”one size fits all” necklace! The reason why I say that is because that this necklace from Purple Peridot goes with every single outfit! It’s like the little black dress for jewelry!

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Hair of the Day: I guess I could tell you that wearing an ultra chic top bun was part of the planned outfit, but ima keep it real with y’all and say that I just didn’t want to deal with my curling iron and have weak arms at the end of it quite honestly! #longhairproblems

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These ball gown princess skirts are now on the website!

They’re just $32!

Modest?

Check.

Glamorous?

Check.

Affordable?

Check!

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That floral and striped one though!! ❤

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Well that wraps up today’s post!

Hope you all have a blessed day!

God Bless!

XOX,

Ashley ❤