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5 WAYS TO GET GYM MOTIVATED //

Wednesday, 11 October 2017







Bottoms c/o Lilybod

As you may have seen on instagram stories I recently started up at the gym again. I feel like my relationship with the gym is a constant rollercoaster ride - I go through phases where I either love it or hate it. I think when I was most into working out was right before my wedding, I went about four times a week and felt amazing! As much as it pains me some days to put on my sneakers, I have never regretted a workout. My cousin is currently training for a body building competition so she has been awesome with teaching me how to use the machines because (and I'm sure I'm not alone), I haaaattted venturing into the weights section and always stuck to just cardio. I've been going about three times a week and it has made me feel so good, and strong! It's not always easy but I wanted to share how I keep motivated and little things that help for me to get my workout done! 

1. PLAN YOUR WEEK
One thing that has helped is planning my workout days at the beginning of the week. I'll plan out the things I need to get done and pencil in the days I'll be going to the gym. I find that this always helps with the classic excuse of 'being too busy'. 

2. GO WHEN IT WORKS FOR YOU
I used to think I had to go to the gym in the morning, and if I didn't go in the morning, then that day was shot and I just wouldn't be making it. I felt oddly guilty going to the gym in the morning because I'll wake up to a ton of emails and feel like I should be working. Lately I've been getting up, getting ready, heading to the office, and popping into the gym at night. It's been great because I have no guilt and really feel like my days are used to their maximum potential. 

3. DRINK THAT H20
Everyday I challenge myself to drink 3 full 24oz water bottles of water each day. I find the days that I reach that goal it helps to keep me energized and ready for my end of day workout.

4. PUT ON THE STRETCHY PANTS
If all else fails, I find that there's no turning back from just putting on the stretchy pants - once they're on I'm not taking them off, I have to go to the gym.

5. THINK OF HOW GOOD YOU'LL FEEL
Like I said, I have never regretted a workout, I'm always left feeling amazing and like I can take on anything. On days when I might feel a bit sluggish or groggy - those are the best days to get my butt on those stairs because I know I will feel like a new person and super refreshed. 

xx
Tessa

PLATINUM //

Thursday, 5 October 2017













Sweater c/o Chicwish (sold out, but also love this, and this) | Jeans: c/o Windsor Store | Bag: c/o Windsor Store

As many of you probably saw on the good old gram - I chopped and bleached my hair!! Nothing like fall to go platinum blonde lol! When I first saw it in the mirror it was a bit shocking, but I absolutely LOVE it! When I look at these photos it really isn't that much blonder from when I was fully blonde a year and a half ago. It's such a refreshing change and I think it will be super cute for fall/winter with all the cute little hats and toques! As always this look was done by Calvyn at Brush Salon

On another note, T-minus 6 days until Toronto!!! I'm super excited because both Danny and I have never been and there's nothing I love more than exploring a new city with him. We will also be going to see Enrique Iglesias + Pitbull so I am for sure fan girling and super pumped! I will of course be documenting the whole excursion on IG stories so be sure to follow along.

xx
Tessa


FRINGE //

Friday, 29 September 2017










Sweater: c/o Windsor Store | Jeans: c/o Mavi Jeans | Heels: c/o Le Château | Sunnies: c/o Zero UV Bag: Prada | Hat: Lack of Colour

Now that the weather is getting chilly I have officially started stocking up on all the cozy chunky knits. This sweater I actually picked up last year but still love it - super comfy and such a cute lace up detail in the front. I also recently received these jeans from Mavi and they have been on repeat - the fringe detail at the bottom are to die for - such a fun way to switch up your regular denim. 

xx
Tessa

BLUSH WRAP COAT //

Tuesday, 26 September 2017










Jacket: c/o Le Château | Denim: c/o Dynamite | Shoes: Garment Project | Bag: Gucci

Well it seems as though I blinked and Fall is in full swing! Time seriously flies! I think I say this every year but Fall is my favourite time of year for fashion - there's nothing like cozy layers. I have been loving this wrap coat from Le Château for my everyday wear - super comfy and in the most gorgeous shade of blush. I can also take this right into winter with a heavier coat overtop and a great toque. 

xx
Tessa

WHERE TO STAY IN L.A //

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


SUNNIES C/O ZEROUV


DRESS C/O WINDSOR STORE








DRESS C/O WINDSOR STORE



TOP C/O WINDSOR STORE

Recently Danny and I visited one of our favorite cities - LA! We love going to LA because the weather is always beautiful and it's only a 2 hour plane ride away. It also has some of the most instagrammable spots I can think of because let's be real - we do it for the gram. 

When we go to LA we always prefer to stay in West Hollywood. It's super close to everything (our most expensive uber was $17) and it homes some of our favorite spots. We stayed at The Carlyle Inn which is located right on Robertson BLVD and a 20 minute walk or $5 uber ride away from hot spots like Alfred Tea, Gracias Madre, Catch, etc. etc. We absolutely LOVED the location but also the hotel in general. It has a gorgeous black and white striped court yard (did I mention doing it for the gram yet?), with sun chairs and adorable umbrellas for enjoying the California sun. We were also pleasantly surprised to learn it came with complimentary breakfast and wait for it.. COMPLEMENTARY HAPPY HOUR!! Sorry for yelling but I seriously couldn't believe that last one. We definitely took advantage of both! The breakfast was awesome because we would get ready, grab a quick bite downstairs, and head out site seeing. And it wasn't all muffins and bagels like some comp'd breakfasts can be - I'm talking eggs, hashbrowns, waffles, sausages - you name it! We also grabbed a few happy hour bevs one night before heading out to dinner - it was the perfect way to start our night in LA! 

The whole hotel was stunning and with gorgeous attention to detail in each room - definitely our new go-to hotel when in LA.

xx
Tessa 

Thank you to The Carlyle Inn for partnering on this post.