Cool Tones in PINK & Huge Life/Blog Updates


November calls for cool-tones and crisp athletic wear!  I’ve been loving this outfit from Victoria’s Secret PINK, especially paired with my favorite adidas!  I also wanted to let you all know about some HUGE blog updates, as well as some incredible life events, so make sure you read until the very end…

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Ultimate Deep Zip Jacket // Ultimate Racerback Pocket Sports Bra // Cage Sports Bra // Leggings // Accessories (Water Bottle & Gym Bag) // adidas Superstar Shoes



Happy Monday everyone!  Can you believe it’s already November 14!?  Thanksgiving/Black Friday is right around the corner, and I’m beyond excited for the Holidays!

The trees are completely bare in the midwest, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share this outfit from Victoria’s Secret PINK!  I love the ombre detailing on the gray jacket, especially since it matches perfectly with the colors in the sports bra and leggings!  This jacket is the perfect material for cooler fall days, and it comes in a few different colors that are all super cute!  I also love this sports bra, because there is a hidden pocket built in on each side.  It’s really convenient for holding your phone while doing cardio, or while holding yoga poses!  Of course, the matching water bottle was a must for me!  These metal water bottles keep water super cold for workouts or class, and they’re super cute!

I’m not normally someone who wears a lot of blue, but the ombre blue athletic stripes going down the side of the leggings is so flattering and adorable!  I love the look of the stripes paired with my adidas, and the inner waistband of the leggings is a pretty mint color!  The entire outfit is filled with neutral shades of blue, and the cool-tones are a must for the cooler months!

Without making this post too long, I wanted to talk about some updates in my life as well as some updates coming to Simply Tess!  I’m thrilled to announce that I’m officially bringing back my “Holiday Gift Guide” series that I started last year!  I’m so excited to create all of the gift guides this year, and I’ll be posting one every single Wednesday until Christmas (starting this week)!  So that’s SIX gift guides, and I may throw in a few extra ones here and there!  Also every Friday (starting this week), I’m going to reflect on positives from the week and feature a place that I visited!  These posts will also include fashion from the week, and whatever else I’m inspired by!  I’m also bringing back my “monthly favorites” posts, so get excited for those as well! So starting this week, here’s what you can expect from me:

Monday: Any type of post; featuring motivation for the week (just like always!)

Wednesday: Holiday Gift Guides (until Christmas)!

Friday: Reflection/Inspiration/Fashion from the week!

Now when it comes to my life, I have to say it’s been full of some amazing things:

  • I ran my very first half marathon (October 23), and I loved it (I’m already registering for a few more!)
  • I’m officially a “big” in my sorority, Delta Zeta, and my little is perfection and is one of my dearest friends!
  • I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, and I’m so blessed with incredible friends, family, and loved ones who are in my life!
  • I’ve been LOVING my job at J Crew, and I look forward to working whenever I’m scheduled!
  • Every day I’ve been counting my blessings and looking forward to the future!  Life is beautiful, and I refuse to take any day for granted!picmonkey-collage-copy picmonkey-collage-copy-2 I almost forgot to say, I did end up getting a red cup from Starbucks on the day they were released!!  Head over to my main Instagram account (@tessa_herg) to check it out!

Make this week your best week yet, and use today to motivate and inspire you!  Today I’m heading to a hot yoga session and dinner with one of my best friends Alexis (who’s also my big in DZ!), and I have a few coffee dates planned with friends coming up later this week!  I can’t wait!!

Love & Good Vibes


Today’s Inspiration

*This post is sponsored by Victoria’s Secret PINK, as I am a member of the sponsored stylist program.  All thoughts and opinions are genuine and authentic and are 100% my own, as I only ever work with brands I love and believe in.

1 Comment

  1. November 30, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Hi Tessa! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment! From that, it brought me over to you! I love this athletic outfit! I wear my workout clothes most of the time! It looks so amazing on you!!! I read your blessings list! I am so happy for you! May God continue to pour his blessings on you! Keep up the great work!
    xo Debbie |