Summer White

Hey there beauties! I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of your summer so far!  Some exciting news from my end (and why I've been away from the blog~sorry!)!  I recently moved to Boston full time so I am spending my summer in this glorious city!

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

So being that I get to spend all of my time wandering through this city and loving every second (when I'm not working), there is a trend that I love to step out in style!  This white lace dress has it all: cute cutouts, short sleeve, light, all lace overlay, and at an amazing price point!

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

You all know I am a huge fan of a perfect denim jacket, and throwing on over this dress makes it the perfect casual look.  Going on date night or out with the girls?  Grab a bright colored clutch and some heels to match and not only are you on trend but you look fabulous!

 

 

Now, I know some people fear the color white, I myself used to never dare buy a pair of white jeans because lets be honest here, it seems like a fashion disaster waiting to happen right?  Well let me tell you this, take a chance and be bold!  Be a little daring beauties, you might just love your new look!

P.S. Some other fun news, one of my beautiful photographers, Jillian, has completed her college career and is on to do some fabulous things for her future! Lucky for me she has decided to continue with the Be That Beauty Team!   Keep tuned in to see all of the incredible things we are doing!

 

Photo by: Jillian Jennett  Jacket: Ann Taylor LOFT  Dress: GARAGE Clothing  Shoes: Steve Madden

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Jacket: Ann Taylor LOFT

Dress: GARAGE Clothing

Shoes: Steve Madden

The Transitional Trench Coat and Why You Need One in Your Closet

I had been on the search for a great trench coat for so long, and decided to wander into Nordstrom Rack one afternoon; I found this gem!  I wanted black, as that is a color I usually always wear, and I felt it would be more versatile.  

The biggest issue I had was that I am petite, so finding a coat that was not too long on me presented its challenges.  Trust me when I said there was a pile of coats beside me as I tried to make up my mind.

Something else I was looking for was how transitional this trench could be!  This coat being waterproof has also proven to have its benefits!

Something else I love about this coat is it looks equally good unbuttoned as it does buttoned!  I was worried about finding a coat that would fall funny if I decided to wear it open and this coat does not disappoint!

I have been really into ripped jeans lately, can you tell I can't wait for nice spring weather?!  This Ann Taylor LOFT top pairs perfectly, adding some fun texture to the outfit!  Not a fan of crop tops?  Tanks work just as well for this look!

As always, I'm a fan of pairing a pop of color and a pair of heels!  My pink Kate Spade bag is my go to anytime I want to add some color interest in my wardrobe!

And as always, here is a little inspiration for you beauties!  As the semester is coming to a close, and I am going to begin a huge adventure in taking steps towards my career in fashion, I sometimes find myself feeling a bit worried, wondering if I am making the right choices and doing the right thing.  And here is the advice from my mom (bless her for putting up with me all the time); "You are never going to know until you try, so just go for it.  You never really fail unless you don't try!"  And guess what beauties, Mom is always right! xoxo

 

All of the gorgeous photography by: Jillian Jennett

Weekend Wandering

While it was unseasonably warm in Boston over the past few weekends, the freezing cold has sadly finally hit us!  Lucky for me, I went out and enjoyed the gorgeous weather with the newest addition to the Be That Beauty Team, Jillian!  She will be taking over photography this semester as Dannie, who has done Be That Beauty photography in the past, is busy studying abroad in Denmark!

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Dresses and jackets are my go to outfit choice!  This jacket and dress, both from Ann Taylor LOFT, are staples in my wardrobe!  I am a firm believer that every girl needs a jean jacket, it goes with almost anything.  Here's a tip too!  This dress didn't come with a belt, and was not advertised with one, but on me I felt like if fell very strange.  I took a chance, belted it, and voila!  If you ever feel a dress is fitting kind of strange, try belting it, you may be pleasantly surprised!

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

Photo by: Jillian Jennett

And as always beauties, find your way to add your own spark of style!  Mine, as usual, is the addition of heels!  To me, they embody who I am, and show off my confidence to the fullest!  Go out and be confident beauties!  

And in the spirit of Valentine's Day, don't forget that the most important person in your life is you!  Love yourself first beauties! XOXO

Speak Up and Speak Now

I think you deserve to look back on your life without this chorus of resounding voices saying, I could have, but it’s too late now. So there’s a time for silent, and there’s a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it. I don’t think you should wait. I think you should Speak Now.
— Taylor Swift, Speak Now World Tour

One of my true passions is aiding others in discovering their inner confidence.  I myself, used to be the shy girl in the back of the classroom who didn't like to speak, and I have grown into the strong and powerful young business woman that I am today!  One of the hardest lessons that I had to learn was to speak up, and to voice my opinions, which can be one of the hardest skills to master. Once you find your voice and your passion, never let go!  Your voice matters, and what you do with it makes a difference! So c'mon Beauties, let's hear your voice! Be loud and proud!

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For this look, I wanted to stand out against the background, and look powerful and strong!  Doing a photo shoot in a park full of strangers definitely takes some guts, but when you love something this much, you do it!  Wine colored pants from LOFT are one of my favorite items for this fall, and how beautiful is that color?!  

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Shirt: Primark  Shoes: Charlotte Russe (Similar) Pants: LOFT Hat: Garage Vest: Forever 21

All Photography Credit goes to Dannie Annie Photography

A Little Wednesday Inspiration

The fact that Halloween is in a week is quite the crazy idea!  It seems like it was only yesterday I was in TJ Maxx wondering why all of the fall decorations were out!

This semester has really kicked off quick, I consistently get asked if I actually sleep because I juggle so much.  I think the important thing to remember, however, is why we do these sorts of things.

I have an ultimate goal of owning my own company, and I know that to get there, I have to work extremely hard now to get to a good place in my career.  Of course there are days where I just want to give up and stop going, but I don't.  

I keep going because I am a powerful business woman, I am a leader, I am a future boss, and I am a role model.  And guess what? Many of you reading this are too.  Keep it up beauties and when the world gets tough, get tougher and show everyone what you're made of!

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