Neutrals Layers in the City

There’s nothing I love more than neutrals and layers, especially in the winter!!  I paired some of my favorite winter pieces together to create this cozy chic look, while enjoying sushi, macarons, and Iris Van Herpen’s fashion exhibit at our local art museum…

J Crew Coat //  J Crew Scarf //  Anthropologie Sweater // Banana Republic Faux Fur Vest (sold out) Similar Vest // Lululemon Leggings // Black Boots (sold out) Similar Boots // Free People Choker // Kate Spade Handbag



I absolutely love winter, but when it comes to winter in the midwest be prepared to layer as much as possible!!  I layered up with my faux fur vest, my incredibly cozy puffer coat, and my favorite warm scarf!  This sweater from Anthropologie has been my staple piece this winter; the color is perfection and the chunky knit detailing is cozy and cute!  I paired the look with my favorite black boots and leggings, and my black Kate Spade handbag!  I also couldn’t resist adding my favorite choker, which comes in a ton of different colors and styles!!

My mom, grandma and I planned a fun girl’s day downtown Grand Rapids, where we chatted over sushi, tea, and macarons!  We also headed to the local art museum to take a look at Iris Van Herpen’s fashion exhibit, and walk around the beautiful city!  The exhibit was spectacular, and her creativity and design is truly inspirational!  We had a lovely day together, and are already planning more girl’s days in the future!

So far January has been off to a great start, and I’ve been working hard to accomplish my goals!  Today is actually the first day of my winter semester, and it’s unbelievable that I’ll be a senior this year!  I’m so excited to see what the future holds, and I’m definitely looking forward to this year as a whole!!  Also, use this Monday to reinvigorate your soul, and to cleanse your mind, body, and spirit!  You all know Monday is my favorite day of the week, so I’m looking forward to a day filled with inspiration and motivation (and a whole lot of coffee)!

Love & Good Vibes


Today’s Inspiration



  1. January 9, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    This look is oh-so cozy! I love the faux fur vest and that plaid scarf. Layers are such a fun and perfect way to stay warm during the winter season!

    xoxo, CiCi

    • Tessa
      January 16, 2017 / 5:11 pm


      Thank you so much!! I definitely agree, layering is a must! I loved your NYC Packing List post, everything was so cozy and adorable!!

      xo, Tessa

  2. January 9, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I am loving this neutral look, especially that faux fur vest! So pretty! Have a great Monday!

    Emily Soto

    • Tessa
      January 16, 2017 / 5:10 pm


      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words! Have a great Monday as well!! <3

      xo, Tessa

  3. January 9, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    So cute! I love the soft colors in the outfit. It looks so warm too! I love how you’ve layered a coat, scarf, and vest for extra warmth. Great post!


    • Tessa
      January 16, 2017 / 5:09 pm


      Thank you so much!! Neutrals and lots of layers are a must have for me, especially in this freezing weather! <3

      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      January 16, 2017 / 5:07 pm


      Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate it! <3

      xo, Tessa

  4. January 10, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Great layering! Love the faux fur vest!

    • Tessa
      January 16, 2017 / 5:07 pm


      Thank you so much! Layering is definitely a must for me during the winter, especially with cozy pieces!

      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      January 16, 2017 / 5:06 pm


      Thank you so much!! It’s definitely a winter staple of mine this year!! <3

      xo, Tessa