Dressing Up in the Winter

Through the cold winter months, I find it essential to find ways to look my best, while still staying warm!  New England winters can be quite the bear, and even after living here my entire life I haven't found a way to make them much better.

This dress is amazing!  Bought from Artizia when I was in NYC for Fashion week, I was immediately drawn the the v-neck line and super soft black fabric.  All the comforts of a sweater dress paired with the fun of a little black dress, could you crave anything else?

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

It was quite the chilly day during this photoshoot, so I wanted to add a little something extra to make the outfit complete, but to also keep me from freezing!  And get this beauties, this scarf is only $6 at Primark! Yes, you read that correctly, super cozy blanket scarf for only $6!  I have taken this scarf everywhere with me this winter, it never leaves my bag, and it is the best to have handy on an airplane!

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

Adding some white roses for this shoot was fun too!  I am always a fan of buying yourself flowers beauties, because why not?! You definitely deserve it!  Next time you are out and about, grab oyurself a bouquest and put it in a spot in your home that you love.  The positive neergy alone is worht it!

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

Photo by: Simply Beloved Photography - Shayna Hassett

One last thing! As Be That Beauty has grown (thanks to the support from all of my incredible readers), I have been adding to my team!  My newest photos are by the incredible team Simply Beloved Photography!  The lovely and incredible Shayna Hassett (who happens to be one of my closest friends and fellow Girl Boss) has been taking my new photos!  Check out the work of her and her business partner Elyse at http://simplybeloved.wixsite.com/photos/about and on Instagram @simplybelovedphotography!  You will not be disappointed, they make a great team! 

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