FabFitFun Summer Unboxing!

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  1. Trina Turk Canvas Tote: $55
  2. *Sample* Blister Pads
  3. Summer & Rose Yoga Towel: $36
  4. Stemulation Daily Micro Derm Scrub: $34
  5. *Sample* Burt’s Bees BB Cream
  6. $35 Gift Card to Hello Fresh
  7. Betchsicles Ice Pop Molds: $19
  8. Eco Beauty Good Start Face Serum: $40
  9. Pur-lisse Pur-delicate Soy Cleanser: $36
  10. FabFitFun Everyday Beach Waves Spray: $18
  11. Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream: $48
  12. Passport to Beauty Gypset Luminous Lips: $18

Total Retail Value of Box: $304

Hi everyone, happy Monday!  You all know I adore Mondays, and finding the FabFitFun Summer box on my doorstep this afternoon was a perfect touch to this lovely day!  I absolutely love FabFitFun because I always receive SO many products for the amount I pay quarterly, and all of the products are incredible!  This year’s summer box is amazing, and I would have to say my favorite item is definitely the Seas the Day tote!  Head over to FabFitFun using my referral link, and if you follow the link you’ll get $10 off of your first box!

I hope you all enjoyed taking a look at my FabFitFun Summer box, I cannot wait to start putting these products to use!  I hope you all have a wonderful day, and it’s filled with love and pretty things!

xo, Tessa

Today’s Inspiration


Boyfriend Jeans & Favorite Tee

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Waco Tee//Similar Boyfriend Jeans here & here//White Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday!  Can you believe we’re already halfway through June!?  I’m honestly pretty excited, because I cannot even wait for August (and fall/winter of course)!  I have a ton of fun trips planned, and I’m so excited to be back on campus with all of my friends!

Today was a shopping day, so I decided to keep my outfit casual and comfortable but still super cute!  This outfit incorporates three of my all time favorite pieces: my Waco tee, my boyfriend jeans, and my white Birkenstocks!  I think all of these pieces paired together creates the perfect look, and the addition of my tote bag adds a feminine touch!  When I’m walking around the grocery store or farmer’s market, I definitely like to be as comfortable as I can!  Also, if you’re going grocery shopping, invest in some reusable totes!  If you’re environmentally friendly (or a college student), definitely pick out some cute ones!  Here are some of my favorites!


Kate Spade Newsprint Tote//Will Classic Carry All Small//Wedding Chicks Going to Market Tote

(Definitely check out Wedding Chicks for the cutest reusable tote bags EVER)

I hope you all enjoyed this post, I started including some of my favorite related items in each post just for a fun touch!  I really enjoy sharing these items with you, so I hope you enjoy seeing them!  I also wanted to take a moment to tell all of you that I’m sending prayers and love your way.  Our beautiful world is filled with a lot of anger and hate right now, and I feel we should all work together to spread more love.  Truly scary and horrible things happen sometimes, but I promise it will be okay and you will get through it.  You can overcome anything because you are strong, you are brave, and you are an incredible person.  Things will get better, and this too shall pass.  I promise!  With that said, I hope you have a wonderful day/rest of the week, and I will talk to you very soon!

xo, Tessa

Today’s Inspiration


Find Your Perfect Planner (pt.1): Erin Condren

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Hi everyone, happy Friday!!  I decided to start a new three-part mini series called Find Your Perfect Planner, and I’m so excited!!  As a planner/organization addict, I have found the three best planners that work for me that I also believe will work for you!  I decided to start with my absolute favorite planner, the Erin Condren LifePlanner!  I am also going to be talking about the Kate Spade planner, as well as the Lilly Pulitzer planner so stay in touch for that!  I use all three planners in my every day life, so I promise my review will be 100% honest about which planner is best for whatever your planning need may be!  So let’s start with the review about the LifePlanner!

I use my Erin Condren LifePlanner for literally everything except for blogging and academics!  I use it to track my workouts, water intake, and meals, I use it for every single sorority/greek life related event/meeting, I use it for any plan I have with girl friends, Doug, travel, coffee, lunch/macarons, shopping, shipments… etc.  I’m not joking when I say I use this planner for everything except for my academics and blogging (which I use the other planners for)!

I purchased the new 2017 Erin Condren LifePlanner, and I bought the 18 month neutral vertical layout version!  So my planner begins in July 2016, and ends in December 2017!  I enjoy neutral colors, so I was so thrilled when they brought out the neutral version this year!  The planner is made with vegan leather, and I bought the Platinum option for the permanent cover!  So unlike the other covers, you cannot remove this one.  That doesn’t bother me though, considering the fact that I never removed my “removable cover” anyway from my previous planner!  One thing I love about this planner is that each month comes with a different watercolor color scheme, with July’s color scheme being a gray/blue combo!  Each month also starts with a monthly calendar with a goals/to-do list section on the side, and ends with a notes page in the following month’s color scheme!  Each page per month also shows a weekly spread, running from Monday to Sunday with a to-do section on the side!

At the back of the planner, there are six “notes” pages, four “grid” pages, four “blank” pages with a watercolor detailing at the top, an overview/goal list for 2018, a final quote page, four pages of stickers (some with pre-written ideas and most others blank), and a pocket with the classic perpetual calendar!

I decided to be fairly vague with these descriptions, only because I believe the pictures show exactly what is needed!  Also, head over to Erin Condren‘s website to check out even more details and designs!!  There are SO many options, and I promise you’ll find one that you love!!  I hope you enjoyed seeing inside of my Erin Condren LifePlanner, and I definitely recommend this planner for everyday use!  I love that each of the weekly spread squares are blank, so it leaves endless possibilities for you!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and it’s filled with love and good vibes!

xo, Tessa

Today’s Inspiration


Let’s Explore: Downtown Grand Haven & Farmer’s Market

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Hi everyone, happy Monday!  This past weekend my best friend Alyssa and I visited the lovely town of Grand Haven, where we visited the farmer’s market, did some shopping, and grabbed lunch!  We also stopped by the beautiful beach before our departure, and enjoyed the warm weather while listening to the waves!  It was a cloudy, slightly foggy day when we visited, so Lake Michigan and the sky melted together creating an endless oasis!  It was a wonderful girl’s day, and I was so happy to spend some time with Lyss before she jets off to France!  Make sure you follow her blog Somewhere Between Vogue & Van Gogh to keep up with her travel adventures!

Grand Haven is a quant little town on the west side of Michigan, filled with wonderful people and a lovely atmosphere!  The downtown is sprinkled with boutiques, ranging from home decor, art, clothing, and delicious places to grab lunch, coffee, or a snack!  We spent most of the afternoon downtown, browsing through most of the boutiques and purchasing a few pieces!  Grand Haven is home to one of my favorite stores Lee & Birch, so it was only fitting to stop by!  We also visited Lemongrass, which is filled with rustic chic pieces, homemade soy candles, and decor designed by local artists!  After doing some shopping and endless browsing, we decided to stop by the Grand Haven Brew House for lunch!  If you’re in the area, definitely stop by for the most delicious gluten free margarita pizza, amazing onion rings, and the endless beer assortment!

Grand Haven is also home to a incredible farmer’s market filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, vibrant flowers, succulents, homemade jellies/jams, and wood oven baked goods!  I brought home a gorgeous succulent bowl, and Alyssa purchased the most delicious, locally grown carrots!  I was able to snap a ton of pictures from the market, and also some cute ones of Lyss for her blog!  We had the best day together, and I cannot wait for more adventures with her this fall!

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and it’s filled with happiness and good vibes!

xo, Tessa

Today’s Inspiration


My First Birthday: Simply Tess is One!

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Hi everyone, today is a very special day because Simply Tess (formerly The Petite Prep) is officially one years old!!  I cannot even believe it’s been one year since I developed my blog and began writing, and I’ve honestly loved every moment!

Because of all of you, I’m able to do what I love and share my passions!  Each and every one of you are my greatest supporters, and truly my best friends!  Thousands of you from all across the world have been influenced by my posts, and it is truly incredible that hundreds to thousands of you are reached every single time I post!  I love you all more than words can describe, and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you!

I never thought my blog would be where it is today, and to be honest I didn’t even think many people would read it!  I started blogging as a hobby, and throughout these 12 months I’ve been able to work with incredible companies and share amazing products with all of you!  I’ve also been able to discover my true self while discovering my overall love and passion for what I’m doing!  Starting this blog was one of the greatest things I ever could have done, and I honestly cannot wait to see where it leads me in the future!  I’m able to do what I love more than anything in the world, and I’m so lucky to be able to share it with all of you.  Here come the tears, because as all of you know I’m incredibly emotional when it comes to literally everything!  Just know from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.  Thank you for your endless support, your endless love, and for spending an entire year with me!  Here’s to one year, I cannot even wait for so many more!

xo, Tessa