The First of Many

In the land of New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve found myself gravitating to more vague, growth-centric ones. For the past two years, I’ve followed the main NYR of something new for every month of the new year. That’s 12 things and there is no limit to what they can be. Anywhere from meeting someone new, learning something new, trying something new, visiting a new place, and so on. It boils down to 12 new things to color my life with, ultimately achieving what everyone wants: a better them. Why not make each month memorable?

I’m happy to report that I’ve already accomplished my something new for January: shooting in the snow.

When snow first falls, it is SO gorgeous. Literally a beautiful, white blanket that hugs everything around it, turning it into a splendor of glistening snow. It’s sometimes hard to remember that it’s cold af. Being both the first snow of the year, I had to also make it my first snow shoot. Getting lost in the flurries of white is so mesmerizing and could honestly be the best therapy out there. I felt like a kid again staring at one of the wonders of the world.

When your world suddenly turns into a snow globe, it’s hard to imagine how things can go wrong. Shooting in the snow is certainly not an easy feat. Picture this: your body grows numb to the point where you get so cold that you turn hot. BTS was certainly funny, especially when you can’t feel your face…hands…anything. Any type of fashion sense goes out the window, unless you’re part crazy and you say things like “do it for the gram” LOL. Honestly, I’m so glad that I found these boots with the fur in the back of my closet.

And yes of course, the struggle of keeping an open jacket to show the fit…where in this case it’s a knit. You best believe that I was shivering my bones off. And to top it off, my zipper broke on this coat so the only way I can wear it is open. Talk about a built in fashion statement.

You know me and monochrome 😉 I obviously had to opt for a classic black and white look to blend in and stand out against the white. And since my coat has a faux fur hood trim, it was only fitting to place a pompom hat on top, don’t ya think?! It actually matched so well with my sweater that I almost laughed since I didn’t plan on that coordination happening.

This mini snow storm has got me thinking how  dangerously beautiful snow is. In one sense, it’s truly mesmerizing the way it paints the world a glistening white. In another it’s lethal where it can be the cause of death or injury (being frozen to death or slipping on ice, yikes). It’s life is pretty short lived too. Aside from the natural melting, us humans just go and ruin it, turning it all ugly, dirty, and disgusting slush. Makes you appreciate it even more.

January down, 11 new experiences to go.
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Girlfriend Collective Leggings | Coach Fur Boots
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48 Comments
  • stylelullaby
    January 10, 2017

    Omg these photos are so gorgeous! Makes me miss the snow! <3 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Thank you lovely! The snow is so pretty.

  • thehatlogic
    January 10, 2017

    Your photos are freaking amazing!! Looks like you had a great time in the snow and you look all warm and cozy in the snow!! Stay warm love!
    Jordan xx
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Aw you’re so sweet! This has to be my favorite shoot even though I was super duper cold!

  • Cindy Elena
    January 10, 2017

    I’ve only seen the snow once and it’s so beautiful there’s something about it that is just so calming. The photography looks amazing.

    xo | Cindy
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Aw hopefully you get to see it again sometime!

  • Josie
    January 10, 2017

    I love your perspective on NYR! Sometimes we set the bar so high that when we “fail” to reach our resolutions we feel defeated. I like the fact that it’s 12 experiences! Well one down, can’t wait to see the 11 left! This shoot in the snow sure is mesmerizing … but I feel ya for the cold haha.

    Bisous, Josie
    http://www.petiteandbold.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Hehe thank you! I totally agree which is why I decided to settle on something more vague.

  • Stephanie (@shesawstyle)
    January 10, 2017

    Ahhh this is that snow shoot you were telling me about! It’s so gorgeous. All the photos are spectacular, and you look beautiful – as always! I was glad I at least got to vlog, because I never got to take any photos before it began to melt. Hopefully next time 😉 I’m excited to see what your next 11 “resolutions” are!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Hehe thank you! Your vlog was super cute! I wish I had one of my own.

  • samanthamariko
    January 11, 2017

    I’ve been seeing so many beautiful snow photos and it made me want to do the same! Tokyo doesn’t get the pretty snow so unless I go up north I probably won’t be able to get anything as pretty as yours haha.
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Aw it’s okay! You still take killer shots with and without snow!

  • Beauty & Colour
    January 11, 2017

    I miss living where it snows!! (just a little bit!)

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Haha it’s definitely a love hate feeling!

  • secretofdd
    January 11, 2017

    The snow is such a great idea for this shoot. You know sometimes I wish I had some snow. You look amazing and I love this post.

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Aw hopefully you get a chance to be around snow 🙂

  • thomasfalkenstedt
    January 11, 2017

    Haha, I recognize the part of freezing to pieces when you’re out there in the cold trying to get those great pics for your social media. Right now I think I’ve caught a cold just because of that, haha. I also love the fact of doing something new every month and will start that myself too! It sounds like a great challenge and I’m in. It also makes you enjoy life much more! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      OMG hope you feel better! Getting sick is no fun. And yess! Tell me how it goes 💕

  • Floortje
    January 11, 2017

    You look beautiful dear!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
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  • PAULYENN
    January 11, 2017

    perfect! 🙂

  • Candace
    January 11, 2017

    You’re so lucky to have been able to get such crisp photos in the snow. It was barely even cold here for 3 days! It’s 70 something all week :/ you look gorgeous as always!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      So jealous of your warm weather! Let’s switch 🤗

  • Milex
    January 11, 2017

  • Jessi Malay
    January 11, 2017

    Aww love this blog post babe! I’m so glad you already achieved one of your New Year’s resolutions… I’m still working on mine 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/exploring-old-havana-in-majorelle-jmontherun/

  • camille
    January 11, 2017

    I’m so jealous of that weather! Your description of the first snowfall was simply beautiful—I only visit the snow every so often (maybe once every two years) so I always love seeing images of other people enjoying it!

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Haha definitely find time to visit again soon! It’s so captivating!

  • Marcy yu
    January 12, 2017

    I have a love-hate relationship with snow. Is so beautiful but yes is also very dangerous.
    However your pictures looks so beautiful and magical babe!!!! LOVE them
    xoxo
    Marcy

  • Jo
    January 12, 2017

    I love your idea of having one resolution for each month of the year! It’s such an ingenious way to accomplish your goals and do something new throughout the year. This shoot is so incredibly beautiful! The falling snow makes it look so ethereal.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Yess that’s why I keep renewing it hehe. Maybe give it a go 🙃

  • Miki (@mikialamode)
    January 13, 2017

    I love your snowy photos. I absolutely miss the beautiful snow falls from back in Toronto (the weather’s pretty much same in New York City lol). I really didn’t like driving in it though. It is truly so lovely to look at from inside someplace warm, or even to walk in, but shovelling and driving isn’t really safe. I hope you have an amazing week. Enjoy the snow!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      I totally agree! Driving in snow is the worst.

  • helench1k
    January 13, 2017

    Gahh! I am dying to be surrounded in snow like that! We’re in the middle of summer and its a total scorcher and I’ve never truly experienced snow before! These images are so gorgeous nonetheless hon and the black just stands out so much more against the white!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/new-zealand-with-princess-cruises

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      OMG I hope you get to experience snow sometime at least! It’s certainly a sight and experience!

  • banglesandbungalows
    January 13, 2017

    I totally hear you on how cold it must be to shoot in the snow. The other day I was complaining about shooting in 20 degree weather. I could not feel my fingertips after 3 min and proceeded to wear giant gloves for the rest of the shoot even though it looked like I was wearing oven mitts haha. These photos turned out beautifully! Love the idea of trying something new each month. I might just do that too!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      OMG haha I’m sure you totally rocked the oven mitt look. Shooting in the cold sucks

  • theluxilook
    January 13, 2017

    I love the idea of having 12 resolutions. The first one is such a great one – shooting in the snow. Keeping it fun and light hearted : )

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Thanks Amy! Shooting in the snow is fun but so cold!

  • Christine Kong
    January 14, 2017

    I love this idea of doing something new each month for a NYR! I think I will adopt that in my life. These snow shots are incredible Jenn! I love them so much. There is something so magical about snow. Probably bc I live in Socal and hardly ever see it falling, I find snow breathtaking. Love your monochrome outfit and how cozy you look. Such a fun time even though you were freezing. =) xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Jennsemble
      January 16, 2017

      Ah yes! Definitely give this nyr a go and let me know how it goes!

  • saim
    January 16, 2017

    Such lovely pictures, dear. You look stunning, as always!!!
    Regards.
    Walkindiscount.com

  • Elisha
    January 16, 2017

    Always loving your fashion sense babe! I love the thought that you are consistent with the kind of color you like on your outfits as well! Such a great post indeed! Hope you could possibly visit my blog if you have time too! Thank you! Mwaaah

    Elisha | http://loveelisha.net

  • Chelsea
    January 16, 2017

    Love the stark contrast of the black outfit with the winter snow! These shoots are freezing but the shots come out SO GOOD! 😛

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

  • xcapewithlinh
    January 16, 2017

    I love your idea to have one resolution each month! That way it is so much easier to accomplished! Love these photos in the snow! I miss the snow! I haven’t had photos in the snow in a while now! Thanks for sharing!

    Linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/how-to-customized-your-shoes-color/

  • kelsie218
    January 17, 2017

    These photos are gorgeous girl!! Love the Jacket and sweater! I’m trying to find a good jacket for colder days, but is still cute. Is this one pretty warm would you say?

    -Kelsie
    http://www.designlifediaires.com

  • Cinddie Teo
    January 20, 2017

    Stunning stunning images! You make it look like such a breeze!

    xoxo, Cinddie
    http://www.fashbrown.com

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