Happy Holidays Featuring NEW PhotoScan App By Google Photos! ModestlyHot Throwback Photos!

Happy Holidays Guys!!

There are two kinds of people in this world:

  1. Those who listen to Christmas music right at the beginning of October (or sooner lol)
  2. And those who just HAVE to wait until after Thanksgiving

 

……Aaand then theres me who refuses to comply with the norm and listens to Christmas music year round #sorrynotsorry

Needless to say, Thanksgiving break was a much needed time of rest. Even though I was not able to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year; I was grateful to spend Thanksgiving in a church member’s home and had a blast! (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez!)

I was still missing my family over the break, but looking at our old photos of past holidays (and a lot of phone calls) really helped me stay connected with them over the holiday break.

Now if you are anything like my family; you probably have that infamous box of old photo prints stashed in a box somewhere in the creepy attic/basement that no one dares to go in because of the hassle. (or in my case the fear of the creepy, icky spiders one might find up there!)  😦

Regardless, it is a sad thing that we do not look at these *priceless gems* more often mainly because all the photographs we have are saved instantly on our mobile devices.

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Well that is no longer the case because Google Photos has created a tool, a brand-new app called PhotoScan which allows us to bring these forgotten pictures back to life in very high quality, no glare photographs! Mind you, it is not just a”picture of a picture” cause we are all guilty of doing that, but instead it uses your cell-phone’s built in technology as an image scanner.

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All you do is simply touch the four corners of the photograph print you want to save and within seconds you have your timeless photo saved as a digital, high resolution image on your phone FOREVER!

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The possibilities are endless!

Bad hair day pictures?

Chubby baby pictures?

“Seeing what your parents really looked like before they had you” pictures?

And of course the classic “what was I thinking?!” pictures! (Now those are fun! 😉

Imagine having all those memories readily available on your phone to share with the world because why not?! Everyone needs a laugh or two at some good ol’ throwback pics 😉

So with the help of Google Photo Scan here are my throwback holiday pics that I’m probably going to regret posting but YOLO er something like that 😛

E N J O Y !

Exhibit A: Cheesy Polar Bear Green Screen Background 

Clearly, I’m terrified. XD

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Exhibit B: The Classic Chubby Baby

Enough Said.
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 Exhibit C: The “No wonder Y’all think I’m Asian” Picture 

Story of my life.

#ipromiseimMexican

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Exhibit D: My Early “ModestlyHot”Fashion Days

“Fashionably Late”

I’m still standing by this outfit combo 😛

#winterFABULOUS

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Exhibit E: The Infamous PowerPuff Girls Pink Puffy Coat

Literally.

This jacket will always be a forever fav!

It had the coolest metallic lining of the PowerPuff Girls inside! Haha!

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Exhibit F: The “Mom looks like a Model and then there’s us”Picture

Those 90’s trends are coming back though! #1990—–>#2016

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Exhibit G: Karate Kid Career 

Yes, contrary to popular belief I used to be a total tomboy (still am at <3)!

Didn’t really like dresses,the color pink, or glitter!

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<<<<<FAST FORWARD 13 years>>>>>>

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I hope you guys have enjoyed looking through some of my holiday throwback pics!

Special thanks to Google PhotoScan  for arranging this super fun and meaningful collaboration! You guys totally need to check out their app and share with me your throwback memories!

Happy Holidays!

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Google PhotoScan for sponsoring this post! Please note that all my opinions are still my own as I only promote companies that comply with ModestlyHot’s core values of faith, fashion and fitness! I am EXTREMELY grateful for all your continued support through out the years and for the amazing opportunities that have come out of it! I truly mean it when I say that all of this could not be made possible without God and you! (Yes, you reading this behind the screen!)

 

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Disney Style Challenge: Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfit + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday!! I am checking in with you guys from Park City, attending the Hello Live Conference from the giveaway I won in July! I am beyond grateful for the amazing influential people I’ve met so far! (*pictures coming soon!)

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As Disney style week comes to a close I have been so impressed with all the creativity of everyone’s posts! (To see all the cute and modest Disney inspired posts check out the hashtag #modestdisneybound and #disneystylechallenge!

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Today’s post will be featuring a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit from an adorable retro polkadot dress I received from the Classy Loft!

Minnie Mouse is probably the easiest of all Disney characters to recreate!

Here is what you will need:

  1. A Red polkadot dress or skirt
  2. Red Lipstick
  3. Yellow Heels
  4. Minnie Mouse Ears (optional)

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I layered a white shirt from Ross that you guys have been asking me where I have been getting these plain, solid colored, scoop style shirts! Literally, these shirts are the perfect basics for any skirt! They are in the one size section  and are fitted! Perfect for my infamous poofy skirts!

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I adore the cut and style of this dress! So light but has a structured and defined waistline!

Classy Loft also sells cute and comfy modest clothing at affordable prices!!

I will be featuring more of their adorable clothing in the following weeks to come!

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I have the cutest story to tell! As me and my good friend and photographer Trish were just about to wrap up our photoshoot, this little girl named came running up and screamed, “Minnie! Minnie! Oh I love Minnie mouse!!” LOL Needless to say, It made my day!

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Oh I almost forgot to include that if you like this dress you can have a chance to win a dress courtesy of The Classy Loft! Head on over to my Instagram to find out how to enter!

Alright lovellies! next time you will be hearing from me will be from Bible college in California!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

Red Polkadot Dress || Photography by: Trish Karen || ModestlyHot instagram 

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Modest Disney Style Challenge 2016! Pocahontas Inspired Outfit +Styling a Fringe Skirt

It is that time of the year again where I round up modest fashion bloggers to bring you this year’s Modest Disney Style Challenge 2016! This marks the second year ModestlyHot hosts the Modest Disney Princess Look Book ! Join along in the fun by seeing the looks that the other ladies recreated on Instagram, and there will also be Disney themed giveaways all throughout our Disney Week! So without further ado, let’s get started with Disney look #1:

POCAHONTAS!

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All throughout this post there will be fun facts so keep scrolling to read all of them!

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Fun Fact #1: Why yes I did indeed climb these rocks with 5 inch heels 😉 Had my friend (photographer) Mildred scared to death! 

Disclaimer: Pretty please do not try this at home! It was not a safe place to be hiking with heels, but a blogger has to get her Pocahontas shots!

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DIY Pocahontas Costume Essentials also known as the Pocahontas Starter Kit 😉

Here’s what you will need:

  1. Brown Fringe Skirt
  2. White Top
  3. Straightened Hair
  4. A chunky tribal turquoise necklace
  5. Brown Matte Lipstick (I used the Essence Matte Lip Liner in Soft berry! $2)

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I finally found the PERFECT and MODEST fringe skirt on Poshmark!! No slip needed!

Usually with a fringe skirt the fringe would not be full enough to be modest, however this one not only was a lined skirt, but the fringe was full of beautiful movement!

Oh did I mention that it was only $9?!

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Now that’s what I call a fringe skirt! Cannot believe this was a skirt originally from Forever 21! All you Poshmarkers go ahead and follow J’s Closet on Poshmark! Incredibly fast shipping and beautiful clothes! img_3425 (1)

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Fun Fact #2: This location was literally 15 minutes away from my home! The perks of living in Utah! We are truly blessed to call this part of Utah’s “backyard”! #BeUtahful
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A necklace that makes a statement! Mirina Collections sent me this STUNNING turquoise tribal inspired famous necklace! By far one of my favorites! Where Tribal meets Glamour! img_3332 (1)img_3421 (1)img_3435 (1)

Fun Fact #3: Shoes and Purse are brought you by Target: Expect more, Pay Less, (a lot less 😉

Purse: Clearance $11

Heels: $14 Clearance as well!

 

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Fun Fact #4: I NEVER straighten my hair! I’m not sure why I just don’t! lol 

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FUN FACT #5: Amanda from Aesthically You is the best at Eyelash Extensions in Utah!

I am not just saying that! She truly is very gentle yet effective at her job! My eyelashes can look good as soon as I wake up! What I liked the most about them was the amount of curl they had and they were not heavy at all!

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By far this had to be one of my favorite shoots and totally on trend for fall!

This would had not been possible without the help of Mildred Harris !!

All of the outfit details will be listed down below as always!

See ya tomorrow Disney Fans!
God Bless,

Ashley Amber

 

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Fringe Skirt || Eyelash Extensions by Amanda  || Photography by: Mildred Harris || Shoes and Purse || Turquoise Statement necklace 

 

Fall Fashion Modest Outfits 2016! Tribal Skirt & Maroon Featuring LuLa Roe Review!

Happy Wednesday!!

Well today was officially my last day working at my In-N-Out home store #245 for the summer!

I have mixed emotions about it all really, one part of me is excited to return to the grind of Bible college, the other part of me is just bummed out that I have to leave the comforts of my home, work, and family behind! As soon as I have adjusted to my new managers, associates and my schedule it is time to leave and readjust again to a new environment.

However the constant changes are beneficial to the overall growth of a person. Change brings daily challenges to rise up against, new faces to meet, and a chance to extend Christ’s love to others I would have never met if I stay in Utah. So with that being said, BRING IT ON Fall Semester!!

I may not be the smartest, strongest, nor most talented, but I know of someone who is all that and much more!! I’m so grateful that God is more interested in my AVAILABILITY than my ABILITY!

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”

2 Corinthians 12:9

 

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So onto today’s fall fashion modest outfits for 2016! & let me tell you I have plenty in store for you ladies!!

I was sent this gorgeous tribal printed pencil skirt from LuLa Roe by the kind Laura Medina who shares in ModestlyHot’s same mission in providing faith and fashion inspiration to ladies all across the globe!

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I am obsessed with my Cassie style pencil skirt from LuLa Roe! Literally the comfiest outfit and brand on the planet!! Laura Picked this gorgeous piece out for me and it tied in beautifully with my fall modest look book!

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If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I bought every single color of these one size stretchy long sleeved tops! They are the perfect fit and go with EVERY OUTFIT and for $4.99 you cannot beat that price! Look for them in the “one size'” tops at the end of the aisle! They’ve added new fall colors like mustard, maroon, plum and olive green!

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GASP!! I am not wearing heels?! What is wrong with me? lol jk!

Hear me out for a second,

Lace up flats,

in Fall colors

at Rue 21

for $8! Go! Now! & Come back and read this post later I won’t get offended at all 😉

Enough said 😉

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Royal Cobalt blue to accentuate the background color of this tribal print skirt!

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GASP #2!!! I am wearing a hat?! Yeah this blog post is full of surprises isn’t it?

Thanks to my dear friend and photographer Mildred aka the expert in trendy hat wear for convincing me to try it out! lol

This beauty I scored at Forever 21, it was pricier than what I am used to paying for an accessory , but the pictures turned out great so I am satisfied!

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That does it for modest fall look numero uno! Many more are to come this week!

So what is my overall consensus on this LuLa Roe Cassie Skirt?

 

F A B 😀 OR DRAB?:( 

MOST DEFINITELY FAB!

I like list making so here are my reasons on why I dig this skirt!

  1. COMFORT:  A comfy skirt will always have a special place in my heart!
  2. CUTENESS! Fall calls for warm sweaters, pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING and tribal prints!  
  3. MODEST: Length comes right at my knee, It is not uber tight, and has a stretchy waistband

This is ModestlyHot and I approve this message ; )

Til Next Time!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

LuLa Roe Tribal Pencil Skirt || Photography: Mildred Harris ||  Lace Up Flats: Rue 21

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Pink Modest Floral Dress Featuring Indigo & Sage + GIVEAWAY!!!

Ready, Set? Floral!

If you have been following me for even a short period of time, you know my favorite kind of print (besides anchor print) is a feminine floral!

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This dress is especially one of my favorites because the dress resembles that of an artist sketching out a flawless floral scenery with watercolors!

The detail of the brush strokes and complimentary colors make this floral dress unique!

Indigo and Sage is an online boutique based in Utah (Yeah home town pride!)  and asked me to review and style this dress for you guys! Of course I accepted!

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On a side note can I just express how grateful I am to be able to share my beliefs and ideas on such a creative platform as this? I am truly blessed to call you all my brothers and sisters in Christ, and the amount of encouragement you give me daily is something I genuinely appreciate!

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I added to this dress my Peek A Boo Chic  Cream crochet layering slip to add a frill to the already girly print! Plus it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to modesty!

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I also added my infamous GoJane Hot Pink studded heels  and a five strand pearl necklace for even more fancy schmacy details!

Now looking at the elements of this outfit I guess you could categorize it as a “modern Grandma” revamp inspired outfit! Crochet, lace, floral and pearls in a modern yet still modest outfit that I’m sure Grandma would approve!

 

Oh you guys I cannot wait to share something spectacular that happened this week!

 

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AAAH!!!!! I cannot believe this!!! Guess who is going to be attending the Hello live conference VIP style?!!

I am so glad you are not able to hear my screams and shrieks right now!

If you have no clue why this crazy girl on the other side of the screen is so excited, let me enlighten you!

Hello live conference is a conference specifically for bloggers with special guest speakers and workshops providing you with all the tips and resources you need as a blogger to further your “blogging career”!

If you are not following me on SnapChat you totally should! As I will be taking you along with me all throughout the conference!
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Anyways on that happy note, let us end this Thursday right with a giveaway! Indigo and Sage have been so generous in offering all ModestlyHot friends and followers an opportunity to WIN THIS DRESS! Check out my Instagram later tonight for more details!
Hope you all have a fun and blessed weekend!

VERSE OF THE DAY:

2 Corinthians 12:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

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Pink Watercolor Floral Dress || Hot Pink Studded Heels || Cream crochet lace skirt extender || Photography: Mildred Harris 

 

 

 

Cobalt & Damask Print Midi Skirts! Featuring Modestly Dressed Boutique

Happy Sunday fellow skirt sisters!

I feel the need to update you on so much that has been going on this past week!

We had a blast going to Zion National Park to go hike the infamous “Narrows”!

Hiking and shopping are my two all-time favorite past times!

Look at how stunning God’s creation is!! It is pretty neat to get out of the city and just take in fresh air, stunning views, and a rest for a few days.

Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

Job 37:14

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Today’s church outfit consists of a classy damask/paisley print paired up with touches of cobalt blue!

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The skirt I am loving is from a custom designed modest clothing boutique “Modestly Dressed Boutique!” 

She literally made this gorgeous skirt by hand AND it has POCKETS!

(Can we all agree that all skirts should come with pockets?!)

What skirts with pockets mean to me:

  1. A place to put my awkward hands!
  2. I can carry a lippie with me to retouch at any given moment
  3. The quality of a skirt immediately goes up with the simple integration of pockets!

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The ”Melissa Pleated Midi Skirt” has a thick waistband to create an illusion of a smaller waist, and the large box pleats make it that much more classier!

ModestlyHot PRO tip: Invest in a good quality black and white printed skirt because the outfit possibilities are endless! It will match with a variety of colors, prints and patterns! Black and white is a must, perfect for all seasons and is absolutely timeless.

 

 

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I adore this Rue 21 Sparkle Bib Necklace! It transforms any outfit from simple to stunning by just wearing it over anything! The bigger the statement necklace, the better!

I just wanted to take some time and thank you all for being so supportive during these past few weeks and actually during these past 2 years! You all are so sweet and encouraging me whether it’s on IG, Snapchat or email! You literally have the best timing! #ModestlyHotfamily Hooray for 27k Followers!

Have a blessed Sunday!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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Outfit Details

Cobalt Top (similar) || Damask Print Midi Skirt || Vintage Statement Necklace (ON SALE !)  || Cobalt Heels (similar pair for just $14!)

 

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✨✨✨All I need is Jesus and Glitter✨✨✨ Graphic Tee & Tulle Skirt Outfit + GIVEAWAY!!✨✨ 

Happy Friday Eve Lovelies!!

The weekend is upon us yet again, and what a busy week it has been! I attended earlier this week the Art Meets Fashion Show at the stunning McCune Mansion! {Details of the event will be posted later this week!}

For now, I have to say my favorite graphic tees are the ones that ultimately have                                                   G L I T T E R ! ! 

And wait till I show you the most perfect graphic tee sent to me to review by Shop Hello Grace! 

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Oh. my! Could there be a tee that more perfectly describes this blogger!?

Jesus? Check!

Glitter? Check!

Donates 10% to a good cause? {Love Bought International} Check!

One very VERY  happy blogger? Super Check!

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In all seriousness, I can totally see myself wearing this every single day with all my skirts!

The fit is superb and the glitter is so sparkly! To dress up even more this tee, I added a pink thrifted blazer with a white tulle skirt from Taralynn’s Boutique. 

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Pink, Gold, Glitter it’s just an all around YES!

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Whenever a company decides to collaborate with ModestlyHot it is always a plus when they are as much faith based as well as fashion based. That is why I decided to accept and support Hello Grace! They make quality, well designed  products inspired by the goodness of God’s grace! With all the negative publicity on graphic tee shirts nowadays, we need to spread the positive message and be the light and salt of the earth this world needs!

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Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:13-16 {More like passage of the day but it’s all so good!}

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.

14Ye 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.

Don’t go just yet! Shop Hello Grace and I have teamed to give you a chance to win a graphic tee of your choice from Shop Hello Grace’s website! 

Here’s how to enter! (As always entering is easy peasy!)

  1. Follow me @Modestlyhot and @Shophellograce on Instagram
  2. Tag all of your friends who love cute faith inspired tees!
  3.  BONUS 25+ Additional Entries if you repost this picture and hashtag #shophellograce #modestlyhot

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Giveaway ends on Saturday, May 28 at 12pm MST! Good luck and God Bless!

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✂️📓❤️DIY Chalkboard Notebooks! College Girl Edition✂️📓❤️

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? 😀 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! 

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

Step 2:  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! 

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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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!

 

 

How To Style A Blanket Scarf! Modest Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas!

Hello Friends!!

Finally the trees decided to change colors and the leaves were looking gorgeous on the ground! My most favoritest (yes that’s a word now) season ever is Fall, and being from Utah I am used to seeing Autumn in full colorful force! I was totally okay with moving to California for Bible College UNTIL my mom told me that there would be no fall over here because there were basically no trees! (just Joshua trees and palm trees oh and can’t forget about those tumbleweeds #desertlife lol)

At that time it was too late to make a U-turn and head back to Utah! No totally kidding! But today to my surprise the few trees that were on campus were turning colors and the leaves were falling! SCORE!

And in time for thanksgiving! I adore this quote ! An attitude of gratefulness is the key to a happy heart! It’s sometimes easy to take things for granted, even the smallest of things, but once I realize that everything I ”own” is not really mine, but they’re daily blessings from God! Something that has helped me daily, is this quote: ”Whatever happens in my life, whether good or bad, I deserve worse.” Its so true!! God has and will always be merciful even when we don’t deserve!

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I love me a good blanket scarf! They’re warm, soft, and double as a blanket when you need one!

They literally elevate any outfit and turn it into a fall/holiday outfit! Over the past year they’ve become more affordable! I’ve seen them as low as $8 on Jane.com! (LOVE Jane!)

Look #1: Hunter Green Jersey Dress+ Plaid Blanket Scarf

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I received this Hunter Green Jersey dress from my lovely friends at Kingdom & State! It is a winter must-have! I ADORE the fact that it is a structured jersey dress with strong shoulders for a chic, minimalistic look!

On that day I wore this outfit there were freezing winds! (Hello Lancaster!) I was so thankful that this dress was keeping me warm all day! Not only is it warm, but oh so comfy like pajamas! It was the perfect cozy fall outfit!

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Kingdom and State is offering all you guys a 20% OFF their entire website!

Just by using the code ”ASHLEY20” ! I have linked the dress down below!

Kingdom and State Hunter Green Jersey Dress!

 

Look #2: Blanket Scarf as an open cardigan/ shawl!

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I have been meaning to try this Pinterest scarf tip ever since I purchased my blanket scarf! It was so simple! All you do is fold the scarf into a triangle and drape it over your shoulders as a cardigan and belt it! So chic and not to mention extremely cozy! As always cognac accessories are my obsession! This dress is perfect for Thanksgiving because it stretches! LOL

Look #3: Cozy Sweaters, Pleated Cognac Skirts & A Blanket Scarf!

The next outfit was probably one of my favorites for fall! It consisted of rich fall colors and mixtures of textures!

I found the most cozy cream colored sweater in non other than the Walmart aisle! I know I was pretty shocked myself! I would definitely check out the clothing section at Walmart! I have found the cutest skirts and plaid shirts for dirt cheap!

The star of this outfit is none other than this stunning cognac colored pleated leather midi skirt!! EEK! You guys I cannot express how happy I was when I received it in the mail! I have been searching for the longest time ever for a cognac colored skirt and the lovely ladies at Blue Rose Apparel were sweet enough to gift it to me! I am always thrilled to discover new modest clothing sites! Especially when the quality is outstanding like this skirt! I am guilty of never wearing an exact outfit twice but I couldn’t help but to wear this outfit again and in the same week at that too! (shhh don’t tell the fashion police!)

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I love this skirt so much and I know you’d adore it too! So I found y’all a coupon code for 15%OFF  anything on the website using the coupon code : ”thanksgiving” valid now through Sunday (11-29-15)!

Down Below I will link both the dress and the skirt with their coupon codes!

Kingdom & State Hunter Green Jersey Dress!

Get 15%OFF using code: ”ASHLEY20”

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Kingdom and State Hunter Green Jersey Dress

Cognac Pleated Leather Skirt from Blue Rose Apparel

Get 15%OFF using code: ”thanksgiving” 

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Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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Love you All!

God Bless you!

Ashley ❤

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