Winter Wish List

As weird as this may seem, I own one REAL long sleeve shirt. One semi warm long sleeve. THAT’S IT. Living in a city where it snows and gets freezing, that doesn’t really make a lot of sense! Since I have a really abnormal and slightly dangerous shopping addiction, I have been spending all my time stalking blogs and websites on a search for shirts and warm jackets! Thankfully, I have found some and I am going to suggest my favorite to you all.

First off, I have needed some turtleneck’s because I like to be toasty! And I found these inexpensive ones and love them! I also found these awesome ones but I’m waiting to get to the store so that I can get my 15% off student discount!

As for jackets, I found this amazing jacket a few days ago and I can’t wait for it to come in the mail. *heart eyes* So cute.

I hate having to search all on my own for stuff so I love reading Julia’s blog and Emily’s to find outfits. I also love checking Jessica’s blog as well!!!



Sweaters and Sequins

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sweater (similarl sunnies (similarskirt (old, similar here) l booties (old) l bag l necklaces

I said it. I said this year would be a year of good posts! Currently obsessing over this outfit. Perfectly casual and cute. I might not wear this to a big meal, but hey. I love the juxtaposition of the sweater paired with the sparkle skirt! I think it adds the right amount of texture. Another thing I love about this, For the shoes, you could either do a bootie like I did, or dress it up even more with a pair of nude patent pumps, which would also be awesome!

I am seriously loooooving these necklaces. I got them for Christmas and like I said, I’m obsessed. They are affordable and so freakin’ cute. I love the simple details because its totally different than all my other jewelry!

I hope that everyone has a great weekend!



Au Revoir 2014

Overall, I really can’t complain about 2014! I had a pretty good year. I met some awesome people in LA (best experience ever), I got to go to spring training and see my Giants, and I turned 21. I honestly think that this was a pretty great year. Some of the things that made this year memorable are included in this post. Other things are not. Like every year, I feel like I really learn who my true friends are. I am still learning but this year really opened up my eyes. Some things that improved my year were: the best book that I read was Joan Rivers: Diary of a Mad Diva, my favorite restaurant this year has been Gracias Madre, my favorite bar was The Nice Guy, my favorite lipstick has been by MAC, my favorite designer was Kate Spade. These are just a few of the things that have made my year exceptional. Like I mentioned, this has also really been a year of learning. This year I decided to drop my sorority. This was a tough decision  for me to make but I feel that it was for the best. I have really had the opportunity to experience college for myself without having to report to a coach or attend meetings/events/activities. Although this is the first time EVER that I am not involved in an extracurricular activity, I have really learned about myself in these few months. I now, more than ever, appreciate those activities and am so thankful for the friendships and experiences that they gave me! I also had the awesome chance to spend two months in Los Angeles, which was something that will never be able to be replaced. It was the most amazing summer and I am so so so thankful to have had the chance of an amazing experience. I can’t wait to be back in LA living and working where I feel I fit in the best! Here is a recap of what I did this year VERY briefly: IMG_2671 IMG_2920 IMG_2664 image 20140701-205716-75436081.jpg IMG_1775As for what happened in 2014 as seen by the rest of the world: These news stories. The best instagram fashion moments. These big fashion trends. Best selling books of 2014. Top food trends. The best songs of 2014. Like I said, I think this has been a pretty decent year over all. I hope that everyone else also had an enjoyable year, but I hope that 2015 is even better for everyone! I am thinking that this will be a good one. Fingers crossed.



A Christmas Story

I am so sad that the holidays have come to a close. Thankfully we are approaching a new year, which will be filled with lots of new adventures! I am back to school for three weeks doing a wintermester course which isn’t how I would prefer to be spending the rest of my break, but one class over winter break means one less class during the regular year. I can SMELL graduation! WOOO.

Yesterday I said I would post a few more pics from the holidays, so here it goes! These are just some things that made me really happy to be staying at home this holiday season. 🙂 IMG_2493_2 IMG_2494_2 IMG_2501 IMG_2504 IMG_2505

I had to add a few pictures of Jager and Bear enjoying Christmas as well. They were just too cute to not include. 😉



Fashion Show Frenzy

In honor of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night (aka the best night EVER), here are some of my favorite pieces of lingerie. Seriously, the fashion show is something I always look forward to. And this year, the shoe designer was my #1 bae, Sophia Webster. So obviously the shoes were TO DIE FOR. Thanks Soph! Ok and btw…the costumes were so amazing. Seriously…I would kill for a set of those amazing wings. So beautiful. Oh and TAYLOR SWIFT was also amazing. I could really rave on about this for quite some time but I will spare you and leave it at this.

This amazing lace demi bra.

This super scandalous yet awesome piece.

This fantasy piece.

This lace and leather piece (cue Britney Spears)

Because, who doesn’t need a tulle and lace bra?!

This super glam piece.

STOP. This extravagant outfit. Not for the simplistic gal.

These are just a few of the amazing pieces that Victoria’s Secret is offering to their customer. I would say we are pretty lucky. There are some really amazing things in this runway collection!



What’s on My Radar

This week has been HECTIC. For some reason, as the semester comes to a close, teachers are really piling up the work. Everything seemed so easy at the beginning of the semester and now, all the work is coming in like an avalanche. Great. At least its almost over. I have been so so sick the past few days with the WORST cough that I just can’t seem to kick. Anyone have any home remedies?

Anyway, since the weather finally started to get chilly, there are a few new things on my radar this week!

1. Teavana tea (my favs 1 & 2). Seriously, have you tried their tea?! It is soooo amazing. I am not a huge lover of tea but Teavana makes the most delicious tea! Always puts me in the mood for a cozy night in bed.

2. St. Tropez tanning mousse. Nobody likes to look like a Cullen. Well, I guess some people. That just isn’t for me though! I love a nice tan glow and St. Tropez gives the perfect glow without looking orange.

3. These pjs (pants & shirt). I have been LIVING in them. They are so amazing and cozy. Go buy a pair. Right now.

4. Kendra Scott. I have been loving her stuff for months now and every time I see anything, I feel obligated to buy it because I love it all.

5. My Chloe perfume smells so good. I want to swim in it.

6. I. Need. These. Pants. Don’t you think they are the cutest?! There are so many amazing outfits I could wear these with.

7. Cleaning out my closet. Sometimes it just feels really good to cleanse your closet and get rid of the old ratty tshirts with holes and the clothes that you just don’t wear! It’s freeing.

8. The new Moschino collection. YES.

9. Wildfox. I am adoring wild fox extra lately. Barbie is all the rage and I’m 100% ok with that.

10. This amazing brand. Their clothing and lingerie is beautiful!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. And stay warm.

XO Tessa

LA iPhone Catch Up

So as you probably know, I was in LA this weekend for the Fashionista conference. And let me just say, it was great!!! There was a really awesome list of guest speakers and I enjoyed every minute of it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any great pics. I only took my iPhone. So bear with me.

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Her best quote of the day – “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help out other women.”

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Costume designer panel. On the left, Soyon An and in the middle, Mandi Line

IMG_3625George Kotsiopoulos speaking about wearable and washable fashion.

The conference was so amazing I don’t even know what to sum up. If you have more question about it, feel free to email me and I will fill you in on the details.

Along with the conference, I had an overall amazing weekend with Rachael. The first night I got there, we went to SoHo house. I have been wanting to go for SO long. It was a really great atmosphere and had to most beautiful view of LA. The food was great and so were the drinks. I wish I could go back everyday. We also did a little bit of shopping at the Grove, which was all decorated for Christmas! It was adorable. On Saturday, we went to The Nice Guy. Such a cool bar with the best scene. You think I’m kidding? We were rubbing shoulders with Miley Cyrus, Sarah Hyland, Rev Run, Joe Jonas and a few other celebs! It was awesome and so unexpected. Stars, they’re just like us. So true.

Missing LA today. Missing the beautiful weather and the beautiful people. Till next time.

XO Tessa

Over the Knee and Through the River

Today I am leaving LA and I am so sad about it. Seriously crying. 😦 But the one thing that is consoling me is this awesome look. So I found this perfect short sleeve turtle neck at Target and I am obsessing. It is absolute perfection. It is so warm, but not too warm because of the short sleeves. It can either be dressed up or dressed down and I am really loving it with these OTK boots that are also from Target! My current favorites.

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Outfit// sweater, jeans (old), boots, bag (old), watch, bracelets, sunnies, necklace

Photos by Kaitlyn Gilmore



Comfy Corduroy

I am loving this look right now. The combination of this metallic tank with the casual pants, is a really nice juxtaposition of these two styles. I also really like the neutral blush colored bag that adds a subtle pink addition.

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Outfit// jacket (old), shirt (old), pants (old, similar), bag, shoes, sunglasses, earrings

All photos were taken at Barley Ranch by the best of the best Kaitlyn Gilmore!

Go check out her instagram.