5 Skirts You Can, Wear This Winter

January 24th, 2018

As we dive deeper into the brisk weather of these next few winter months, I can’t help but dream of tropical vacation spots, flip-flops, and elegant midi dresses. The idea of just throwing on a dress and running out the door feels so foreign to me right now. I’ll admit getting ready during these cold winter months, does seem like quite a hassle and it often takes me a little bit of planning, to get an outfit to look just right. However, these brisk temperatures don’t mean you have to fold up all your skirts and dresses just…

History & Cultural Heritage of New England

January 19th, 2018

New England is deeply rooted in history and cultural heritage, which has made capturing it on the TCC all that more fun. I mean, from the pilgrims that came ashore in Massachusetts to the summer homes of America’s infamous business moguls and heirs of the Gilded Age in Newport; New England is bursting at the seams with untold stories and colonial homes to be explored. The historical towns of New England, with each passing photoshoot, have proven to be deeply rooted in the start of our nation and the hopes of a new life. To be honest, I…

Best Ways To Spend a New England Snow Day

January 10th, 2018

It’s that time of year guys…snow day time! I’m still not sure if there is anything more exciting than waking up to a snow day, and finding out school has been canceled. I can remember, and I’m going to date myself here, AIMing all my schoolmates, to anxiously see if snow had covered their whimsical roads and wood shingled roofs yet. I bet a few of you did the same, because honestly it only takes a few inches in one town, to set off a chain of delays, early dismissals and days off. My sister Tessa, and I’m…

Weekends in Vermont

January 7th, 2018

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…

5 Reasons Why You Should Use All Your Vacation Days in 2018

January 5th, 2018

I will always be a high-strong and slightly over ambitious person when it comes to running The Coastal Confidence. I honestly think the fact that I can admit that is a huge step in the right direction. Naturally, I’ve been known for not delegating enough out to crew members, while double-booking myself, as I desperately try to cram in as many photoshoot sessions as possible, while in New England. I often feel like I don’t want to burden others, so I just shove more and more onto my plate until my plate shatters, and boy did it fall…

How To Properly Layer for New England’s Cold Weather

January 3rd, 2018

  Turtleneck || Sweater (sold out, similar on sale, listed)  || Jacket || Mittens || Pants || Socks || Boots    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…

The Perfect Holiday Party Attire

December 22nd, 2017

Vineyard Vines Dress c/o || Heels (on sale) || Earrings  Tis the weekend before Christmas and all through the house, not a dress remained hanging not even a blouse. Okay, I know that’s not how the poem goes, but it sure feels that way today! It’s the weekend before Christmas which means it’s time for full thrown holiday party madness. Between last moment trips to the mall, for holiday shoes, to borrowing red lipstick from a sister or two; these next few days are going to be a whirlwind of holiday cheers and I’m here to help you, find the…

7 Holiday Traditions to Start with Your Fella

December 17th, 2017

MATT’S OUTFIT:  Corduroy Pants || Wool-Blend Sweater   || Flannel Sports Shirt   AUBREY’s OUTFIT:  Pleated Tartan Wool Twill Dress  || Double-Faced Wool Coat || Shoes    I think we can all agree that traditions are the backbone and the truly magical element that brings this season to life. Each of us, finds ourselves doing out of the ordinary things in public and instead of feeling odd, we feel a sense of comradery from other festive souls. For instance, my siblings and I, year after year, go to the mall dressed in matching outfits to see Santa, for my family’s holiday Christmas card. Now while going to…

Things To Do in Connecticut This Holiday Season

December 11th, 2017

J.McLaughlin Shirt  c/o || Skirt || Tights || Shoes || Lipstick || Earrings  Matt and I are officially heading home to Connecticut for the holidays this week, and we have a long list of things we plan to do in Connecticut to get in our holiday cheer. We’ve been looking forward to this trip since October, Matt actually hasn’t been back to Connecticut since August due to work; soooo he’s planning on crunching a lot of activities in for the week he’s home.  Now, while Matt hasn’t seen Connecticut in a while, I was just there last week and…

Why Every Closet Needs a Leopard Coat

December 8th, 2017

Leopard Coat c/o || White Turtleneck || Black Denim || Shoes This post has been long overdue, for one reason in particular, and that reason being I was having the hardest time finding that perfect leopard coat. I really didn’t want to pull the plug on this timeless piece until I knew it was a cut I would return to year after year, so when I walked by the leopard number above hanging in the window, of my local J.McLaughlin store, I walked right in and knew I needed it.  Leopard prints are a fun and stylish way to add texture, color and a…