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Weekends in Vermont

January 7th, 2018

Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow

For the longest time I use to hate the winter months, in fact, that was a big part of why I decided to go to college in California, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve found a real admiration and beauty in this frostbitten dozy of a season. I use to view winter as an inconvenience, I honestly felt like I had too much on my mind to worry about delays, snowy roads and staying put. I just saw the whole season as a major inconvenience to my life, but as photography has become a bigger part of my life, so has the winter season.

I mean, these pictures basically sum it up. Winter is by far one of New England’s prettiest times of the year, I hate even admitting this but I would go as far to say that it’s now my second favorite season, just under autumn, to capture and share with you all. There is something so raw, exciting and exhilarating about shooting photos in this extreme weather. First off everything is beautifully white and glistening, secondary everything just looks that much cozier and finally I get to bundle up in some pretty cute sweaters with some pretty warm hot cocoa. All and all, our TCC Crew knew we had to start off 2018, our year of travel, with Vermont.

Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey YandowWeekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow

Last weekend our Tessa, our TCC photographer, my Dad, my brother and I headed up to Manchester, Vermont, for a spontaneous ski trip. The moment I opened the door to the fresh Vermont air, I knew I was in the right place. The freshly powdered sidewalks crunched underneath the weight of my snow boots as Tessa and I walked hand in hand through the streets of Manchester. We were able to capture some pretty humongous icicles and some of our favorite New England homes, all before noon. Oh, do make sure to follow us over on Instagram, as we’ll be sharing home images from Manchester all this week.

Anway, we grabbed some coffee and continued on to Stratton for some skiing. Tessa and I aren’t too avid about skiing so instead, we opted to take the gondola up to the top of Stratton to capture some scenic views. We were quite lucky to have a gondola all to ourselves, but we weren’t so lucky with the temperature we were greeted with at the top of the mountain. The temperature read -11 degrees, which was far too cold if you ask me, so we worked very quickly to capture the snowy trails and flocked trees.

Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow

I mean when all was said and done, Tessa and I needed a solid hour, and a few hand warmers, to defrost our fingers and toes before heading back out, but after looking at the images… I just fell head over heels for Weekends in Vermont. Living in Connecticut provides us with the luxury of jumping in the car and arriving in Vermont, in just a tad over two-hour, which I always took for granted. I guess I was always intimidated by the idea of having to drive and maneuver photoshoot with snow, but after scrolling through the images we’ve taken, I just have such a new appreciation and wonder for this time of year.

I hope to spend many more weekends up in Vermont, during these upcoming weeks, and hopefully, we’ve inspired you to do the same.

Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
Weekends in Vermont | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow

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How To Properly Layer for New England’s Cold Weather

January 3rd, 2018
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
 
 
The weather outside around this time of year can physically leave me shaking in my tightly tied duck boots. I mean, you guys, it’s really cold out there. Over this past weekend, New England and a large part of the country experienced record chilling temperatures, in fact, Connecticut was in the single-digits, all week long, which is truly unusual. Now while I’m all for hunkering down and curling up for a few days, I knew I wouldn’t last a full week of staying put, so I really put my warm wardrobe items to the test. 
 
Basically, I ripped all my nicely hung clothes off their wooden hangers and got to work. The only way you have a shot at staying warm during this type of weather is by layering your outfit with different fabrics and textures. I use to be horrid at this, I would walk outside with just a wool sweater tied together with a ski jacket and hope for the best, which never ended well. So pull up a chair because I’m breaking down how to properly layer for New England’s Cold Weather this winter. 
 
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
 
I use to be a summer girl through and through, but after personally experiencing two boiling Texas summers, I’ve really come to admire and find a new layer of inspiration, in the blistering winds and snow flurries January and February have to offer. You’ll just need a few items to fully tackle this cold weather and enjoy the winter wonderland at your backdoor. 
 
Layer #1 / The Turtleneck: 2017 could easily be defined as the year I fell back in love with turtlenecks, specifically this one and this one. Whether you’re wearing it alone or as a layer, a turtleneck is your foundation for layering this winter.
 
Layer #2 / Warm Sweater: Now for the layering, once you have your go-to turtleneck on, pair it with any crewneck sweater. This combo ensures you’ll be warm and really completes that warm and cozy look. You have to remember that sweaters often come in different knits, either loose or tight, so having the extra layer from the turtleneck will help protect you from any windchill coming through your sweater’s knitting. 
 
Layer #3 / The High Waisted Pant: When the colder weather rolls in I automatically lean towards layering high waisted pants. First off, they are super easy to tuck your turtleneck into and secondly, the extra height adds an additional layer of warmth for your belly. 
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
 
Layer #4 / Campfire Socks: One of the first places you’ll really feel that cold weather is in your toes. Having the proper foot gear is essential, and I highly recommend on stocking up on a few of these campfire socks. Not only do they keep your toes toasty, they also look stylish when layered over black jeans and worn with duck boots. 
 
Layer #5 / Waterproof Boots: Having a pair of waterproof boots is essential for keeping your toes dry, warm and frostbite free during this time of year. I actually have two pairs of boots I cycle between, depending on the temperature and conditions. For snowy and damp conditions I wear these fleece-lined durable snow boots and for rainy days I wear these classic duck boots, pictured above.  
 
Layer #6 / Gloves: I honestly do not care how silly you might think you seem, wearing mittens around town, you really need to. You guys, when it’s this cold outside you NEED to keep those fingers warm! I love this pair of classic, warm leather mittens but if a classic mitten isn’t your style…we can meet in the middle with a leather glove. Leather gloves, for me personally, aren’t always as warm as mittens but no-matter your style your hands need to be warm and layered. 
 
Layer #7 / Accessories: It’s cold out there, which can sometimes feel bleak, don’t be afraid to add warmth or color to your layered style with accessories. Whether that means a pair of colorful earmuffs, a boldly structured purse or a colorful pair of shades; remember the little details can really tie together an outfit.
 
 
 
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
How To Properly Layer for New England's Cold Weather  | The Coastal Confidence by Aubrey Yandow
 
I hope this post inspired you to dress your best this cold winter season. Remeber that staying warm during this jarring weather is your number one priority and that with a few simple layers you can tackle just about any temperature. I’d love to hear what the temperatures are like by you right now, let me know below. 
 
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Snow Day

January 25th, 2016

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Cape (on sale!) || Shirt || Scarf || Jeans || Socks (on sale) || Shoes || Ring

Sunday was the perfect definition of a snow day! The storm didn’t roll in until 2pm so it gave me plenty of time to run some errands and then hunker down for the rest of the day. When the storm looked like it was starting to settle down, my mom and I went for a walk to snap a few pictures & let me tell you, it was a #struggle. 

If you follow me on snapchat (aubreyrose740) than you saw these hilarious outtakes. I’m not kidding, they were literally hilarious I couldn’t help but laugh at myself. I’m trying to spend more time on snapchat and sharing more ‘behind the scenes’ moments. After the hilarious photo shoot my family and I made pizzas & hung out by the fire, a perfect evening. 

I hope everyone that was hit with snow is safe & warm. It was a wild storm to say the least; I was only suppose to get 2 inches but I think we ended up with easily 6 inches! The weather is always unpredictable in New England & I kind of love it. Living in San Diego was the definition of perfect, but perfect can get boring quickly. Anyone else with me? Happy Monday xx A. 

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