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!!!



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. 😉



15 Things to do in Reno Tahoe This Winter

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          I always have a really difficult time finding things to do when the weather gets cold. Honestly, the only thing I want to do is cuddle up with a blanket, some popcorn and a movie. But I can’t do that every weekend! So, every once and a while, I will find some things to do, to stay entertained. Here is a list of some of the best things to do when the weather starts to get colder!

1. Ice rink at Freight House

2. Ice skating at North Star.

3. The Reno Santa Crawl.

4. Skiing at Mt. Rose.

5. Picasso & Wine painting classes.

6. Pottery painting. Here and here.

7. Lake Tahoe snowmobiling tours.

8. Get a hot tea.

9. Warm up with some hot fondue.

10. See a show.

11. Go rock climbing.

12. Check out one of the many exhibits.

13. Look at the stars, while staying warm.

14. Take a memorable sleigh ride.

15. Have dinner at Sunnyside with an amazing view of the lake.

I hope that you have a chance to do some of the things on this list. Enjoy.



Gift Guide: The Practical Friend

We all have that friend or family member that has everything under the sun. What’s the point of getting them a collection from Bath and Body Works when they already have every smell? There isn’t a point. So, how about some more practical options that you know will be small and simple gifts, yet greatly appreciated!

1. An umbrella. This cute designer umbrella is practical and inexpensive. Plus, who doesn’t love Marc Jacobs?

2.These super seasonal and fun socks. Everyone needs to wear socks. These are perfect under boots!

3. How about these super silky and sexy VS panties. Everyone needs panties…well most people. 😛

4. A hair set. This one is super amazing. All of Drybar’s products are fab and smell even better!

5. This amazing little compact mirror! Who doesn’t like to take a little peek at themselves during the day?

6. Some beautiful personalized stationary.

7. My absolute favorite holiday gift towers.

8. One of these awesome boxes!

9. Rosetta Stone would be a really amazing gift for someone who loves to travel but doesn’t need another sweater.

10. Gift cards. This is always a really questionable gift in my family. We have always felt that they were impersonal and really just not a present you would give to someone. Although, the older I get, the more appealing a gift card seems. Its hard to have people buy me presents now because it isn’t always what I want! I would be very happy receiving a gift card.

Hope this list helps out as Christmas gets closer and closer! Yay!



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

Casual Friday



Scarf (old, similar), J Crew Tee (similar), Francesca’s pants (old), Target flats, guess watch (old)


Living in a city where the weather can’t make up it’s mind, is so hard! I check the weather every morning to make sure that my outfit is appropriate and the weather is never what it is expected to be. I am loving colored jeans, all the time, because they are such a fun way to add a pop of color. Sometimes its nice to just wear something laid back, especially if you have midterms like I did this past week. Don’t be afraid to keep it casual and add a few surprise elements. 

What your favorite way to color pop? How do you keep it casual yet classy? What accessories make your outfit more casual? 

Have a great weekend and enjoy every moment. 

XOXO Tessa