Springtime Sea of Tulips

Trench Coat // Blue Stripe Dress // Hunter Boots

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Happy Monday everyone!!  Can you believe we are halfway through May already!?  I leave for my trip to California and Europe in four days, and I have been packing and prepping this entire weekend!  I can’t wait!!

Last week I took a trip to my favorite place for my favorite festival; Tulip Time!  If you remember from my Tulip Time post last year, Ally and I spent the entire day walking around downtown and through Centennial Park!  This year we decided to visit the infamous Windmill Island, where we were surrounded by endless rows of vibrant tulips!  Tulips are my favorite flower, so I was in heaven!

I wanted to embrace the “springtime vibe” with my outfit, so I paired my favorite blue and white striped shift dress with my black Hunter boots!  I love the combination of the simple dress with the boots, and I layered my go-to trench coat from London Fog overtop!  It was a bright and sunny day, and the tulips looked as beautiful as ever!!

I hope you all have a beautiful Monday, and use the day to treat yourself to something special!  Today is a fresh start to a brand new week, so make today a good one!! 🙂

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Coffee Date no.9; Brunch at Brown Butter Creperie & Café

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you’ve had a wonderful week, and are ready for a beautiful weekend!!

I think it’s safe to say I’ve found my new obsession, and it is definitely the crepes from Brown Butter Creperie & Café!  I had the cinnamon & sugar crepe, and it was absolutely delicious!  I’d never tried a crepe before that day, and the best part is the fact that every crepe can be made gluten and dairy free!!  They also have incredible coffee, and the entire aesthetic is organic and truly beautiful!  Aside from crepes, they have other food options for brunch such as salads and paninis, and they are bringing leige waffles and quiche to the menu soon!  I can definitely see myself being a frequent visitor, especially since I’ve already made plans to go again next week!  

Two of my best friends and I visited Brown Butter before heading to the Tulip Time festival in Holland, and it was the most beautiful, sunny day!  We had so much fun chatting and snapping polaroids, and it was truly the perfect morning for brunch!  Cassie ordered the lemon & sugar crepe, and Ally ordered the blueberry & goat cheese crepe, and both of them recommend trying those flavors if you’re ever in the Grand Rapids area!

I hope you all have the most beautiful Friday, and enjoy the lovely (dare I say) summer weather!  Only one more week until I leave for California and Europe, I am SO excited!!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Baby Blue Off The Shoulder

Off The Shoulder Top // Boyfriend Jeans (Banana Republic) similar here and here // Ray-Ban Aviators

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had the most beautiful weekend, and are feeling motivated and inspired for the new week!

If you read my Old-School Summer & The Perfect Denim Dress post, you may have noticed that I have been loving spending time in Grand Haven!  The weather has finally been warming up in Michigan, which means endless days spent on Lake Michigan are ahead!  Since I was enjoying the day on the pier, I couldn’t resist wearing my blue pinstripe off the shoulder top!  I am obsessed with the tie-detailing on the sleeves, and I love how the shirt is slightly oversized!  I paired the top with my favorite boyfriend jeans, my white Birkenstocks and my aviators, and enjoyed walking barefoot down the pier!  I cannot wait for warm summer days spent on the beach this summer, however I’m a little more excited for fall weather and beautiful snowfall (I know, call me crazy)!

I hope you all have a beautiful Monday, use today to treat yourself to something special!!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Old-School Summer & The Perfect Denim Dress

Denim Overalls // Cropped Stripe Top plain mustard color here // Lace-Up Heels (sold out) similar here and here // Ray-Ban Aviators

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 Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and are feeling inspired and motivated for the week ahead!  

Since it’s officially the first day of May, the countdown to California and Europe begins for me!  I will be flying out to California courtesy of Victoria’s Secret PINK (SO excited!) May 19-21, and I am hopping on a red-eye flight to Barcelona, Spain immediately after!  Doug and I are heading to Europe on vacation with one of our best friends, and we are going to be visiting Barcelona, Rome, Munich, Budapest, Paris, Majorca, and Ibiza all in the duration of two full weeks!  I am so excited, and I cannot wait to share (literally) every single moment of both trips with all of you!!  Also, if you aren’t already, make sure you’re following my Instagram (@tessa_noelle) to stay in touch!  I’ll be posting tons of pictures, and I’ll be sharing daily adventures on Instagram stories!

The weather in Michigan has been pretty unpredictable, per usual, however last week we were able to have a few days of beautiful sunshine and temperatures in the 70-80s!  Since the weather was truly perfect, Ally (A Touch of Tulle) and I headed to Grand Haven to enjoy the first moments of summer vacation!  We spent the day snacking on the famous Pronto Pup corndogs, enjoying lunch at the Toasted Pickle, snapping polaroid pictures, and walking barefoot along the pier!  I chose to wear a very old-school summer themed outfit, so I couldn’t resist wearing this adorable overall dress!  The best part about this dress is the fact that the straps are completely adjustable, and I love the slight distressed detail!  I paired the dress with my striped mustard top (available IN STORE at Forever 21!), and the cutest pair of lace-up booties!  It was truly the perfect day!

Since today is not only Monday, but the first of May, use today to write down your monthly goals and aspirations!  Today is a fresh start for a new month, so make it a successful one!!  I hope you have a beautiful Monday!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Mauve Suede & Scallops

Mauve Suede Dress // Tory Burch Sandals

Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you had a beautiful weekend, and are ready for an incredible week!  Even though I am officially on summer vacation, this is finals week for most students attending college.  Good luck to everyone this week, you’re going to do GREAT!  Also, if you need any extra motivation, check out my How to Enjoy Finals Week {& Still Get an A} post!

This past week, I met up with two of my best friends, Ally and Cassie, for a study/coffee date at one of my favorite coffeehouses, Lyon St. Cafe!  I’ve talked about how much I love this aesthetic and the vibe of this coffeehouse, and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect spot to spend the afternoon!  I wore the cutest suede dress, and I absolutely love the scalloped details around the edges!  This dress is only $15 (another incredible deal!!), and the quality is amazing!! I paired the dress with my gold Tory Burch sandals, my endless stacks of bracelets and, of course, a cup of coffee!

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and use the start of the week to motivate your soul!  Treat yourself to something special today, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine!!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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