A Pop of Red

White Tee // Denim Skirt // Lace-Up Heels // Longchamp Tote // Bandana

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Happy FriYAY everyone!!  I hope you all had a beautiful week, and I hope a wonderful weekend lies ahead!  It has been a dark, rainy morning which has me aching for fall and winter weather (only 15 more Fridays until October)!  Fall fashion, fall food, fall decorations, fall candles, I’m swooning!  But for now, I’ll stay wrapped up in a blanket with my Leaves candle burning while the 80 degree days pass by! 😉 

One thing I have been loving about summer, however, are bandanas!  I think they’re the perfect accessory to any outfit, and they bring back all of the elementary/middle school vibes when I used to wear these in my hair!  I love the pop of red in this outfit paired with the neutral pieces, because I think it adds a fun touch for summer!  The best part is they are easy and effortless!

The weekend is finally here, and I am so excited to do a little venue hunting, wedding planning, and farmer’s market shopping!  I hope you all have a beautiful Friday!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

Today’s Inspiration

3 Summer Smoothie Recipes

Happy Wellness Wednesday everyone!!  It is a beautiful, sunny day in Michigan, perfect for an outdoor cardio sesh and a refreshing smoothie!  

When it comes to smoothies, I like to constantly switch up flavor combinations and ingredients to fill my body with new and nutritious fruits and veggies!  That brought me to sharing three of my favorite recipes, featuring some fresh, summer ingredients!  Get ready for a post filled with must-try recipes, and more information about each ingredient than you’ll probably ever need!! 😉 

The Recovery

Handful* of mango

Handful* of pineapple

1/2 of a banana

1 tbsp of honey

1-2 tsp of ground turmeric 

Splash* of coconut milk (for flavor & consistency)

*For these ingredients I included rough measurements, feel free to add as much or as little of each ingredient!

Benefits

Mango: prevents cancer // lowers cholesterol // clears the skin // improves eye health // alkalizes the whole body // promotes healthy sex // improves digestion

Pineapple: supports immune system // bone strength // eye health // improves digestion // contains anti-inflammatory benefits 

Banana: healthy calories // fat and cholesterol free // excellent source of potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, manganese, and fiber

Honey: helps prevent cancer and heart disease // reduces ulcers and gastrointestinal disorders // anti-bacterial and anti-fungal // increases athletic performance // helps regulate blood sugar

Turmeric: anti-inflammatory // increases body’s antioxidant capacity // improves brain function // lowers risk of brain disease // lowers risk of heart disease // help prevent (and treat) cancer // delay signs of aging

Coconut Milk: highly nutritious // rich in fiber // contains Vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 // contains iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus // lactose free

 

The Detox

Handful of kale

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1 banana

Handful of pineapple

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 – 1 tsp spirulina powder

Splash of dairy-free milk (of choice)

Splash of cold water

Benefits

Kale: low calorie // high fiber // zero fat // high in iron // high in Vitamin K // high in Vitamin A // contains powerful antioxidants // anti-inflammatory // cardiovascular support

Cucumber: hydration // flushes out toxins // skin-friendly minerals: magnesium, potassium, silicon // aids in weight loss // revives the eyes // cuts cancer risk

Lemon: promotes hydration // Vitamin C // improves skin quality // weight loss // aids digestion // freshens breath // helps prevent kidney stones

Chia Seeds: source of omega-3 fatty acids // help raise HDL cholesterol // protects against heart attacks and strokes // antioxidants // provide fiber, iron and calcium 

Spirulina: source of protein // Vitamins A, K1, K2, B12, iron, manganese, and chromium // more beta-carotene than carrots // more iron than spinach

 

The Fat-Burner (Metabolism-Boosting)

12 oz fresh orange juice

1/2 of a grapefruit

Handful of pineapple

Handful of strawberries

1 cup vanilla greek yogurt*

*Substitute dairy-free yogurt for texture if lactose-intolerant (like me)!

Benefits

Orange Juice: Vitamin C // protect against cancer // prevent kidney disease // lowers cholesterol // potassium // heart health // lowers risk of diseases // fight viral infections // regulate blood pressure 

Grapefruit: weight loss // lowers risk of stroke in women // heart health // lowers blood pressure // lowers risk of cancer // healthy digestion and regularity // hydration // healthy skin // filled with fiber, potassium, lycopene, Vitamin C, and choline 

Strawberries: one of the healthiest fruits // antioxidants // lowers blood pressure // protects the heart // free of sodium, cholesterol, and fat // helps burn stored fat // boosts short term memory // bone health // cancer preventative

Greek Yogurt: protein // packed with nutrients // lower in lactose // healthy probiotics // calcium // Vitamin B-12 // potassium // workout recovery 

You made it!!  Definitely let me know if you try out any of these smoothie recipes this summer, and what your favorite healthy ingredients are!!  I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday!!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

Today’s Inspiration

Black, White, & Denim

Attempting to channel my inner Darling and Suitcase magazine with this photoshoot, something about that view speaks to me!

Black & White Jumpsuit similar here and here // Denim Jacket // Mauve Sandals similar here and here

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Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you had a beautiful weekend, and are excited for the week to come!  Monday is by far the best day of the week if you ask me (I know, call me crazy)!  Why?  Because it’s the perfect day to set new goals and intentions for the week to come!  Today can be fun if you make it, and don’t be afraid to treat yo’self for your hard work!  It is Monday, after all! 😉 

While this morning I may be enjoying the sunshine and a hot cup of tea, my heart aches to be back in Spain (which you may have noticed from my previous three posts)!  The endless views, cobblestone pathways, and “hippie vibes” definitely left me craving another adventure!  For now I’ll reminisce through pictures, and by wearing this outfit endlessly throughout the summer!

There’s just something about a black and white jumpsuit that speaks to me; chic, simplistic, and minimalistic all rolled into one!  I love the wide leg cut on this jumpsuit, especially paired with a heeled sandal, and the denim jacket creates the perfect casual vibe!  A black and white jumpsuit is a definite staple, and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion!  The best part is, the wide leg and the strapless bodice make for extra comfort!

Since Monday is meant for new goals, I am so excited to be bringing back Wellness Wednesday (YAY)!!  I have so many exciting health/wellness/fitness posts to share with all of you, and I cannot wait to incorporate some summer vibes and inspiration into each post!  Also if you haven’t already, definitely check out my Denim & Satin Ruffles post from Wednesday!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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