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! 

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