Nordstrom New Arrivals Under $50 AND a $1000 Giveaway to SHOP!

Today I searched the Nordstrom website for my favorite new arrivals for all under $50! I like to look good, feel good and have money left over. Who’s with me? These are the newest and greatest pieces at Nordstrom and they tend to go fast, so I would jump on it. I purchased a few below and will be shooting them once they come in! Also I have a fun giveaway for y’all, scroll to the bottom after you’ve taken a look at these fab finds to learn how to win!!

Hope ya’ll found something you couldn’t live without. I think Spring and Summer fashion is the best! You can style things so many ways and enjoy bright colors. Would love to find out what y’all purchased from the look book!

Below is a great giveaway where you can win $1000 to Nordstrom!! Good Luck.

 

I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you a Nordstrom Giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $1,000 gift card to Nordstrom. To enter, please use the widget below.

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Snacking The Summer Away With Sabra!

I teamed up today with Walmart and Sambra to bring you a great way to snack away Summer and even enter a contest to win the following: prize is (1) Dyna-Glo Grill, Grill Cover and Utensil Set and (3) $100 Walmart Gift Cards!!! Amazing right? Well scroll down to find out the perfect way to snack and how to enter that sweepstakes!

Summer is here and in full effect! What does that mean? Grilling and Entertaining. We recently just completed our patio so we through a little get together with our friends.Which means a trip to Walmart for our new grill, food and snacks to help us entertain!! I was able to put together a little snack tray which was perfect until our food was ready from the grill.

It was a quick shopping trip to Walmart, straight to the fresh veggie section and Samba had their different flavors to choose from. I purchased the original and red pepper, our favorites. If you head into Walmart they are currently having live demos, you can find them from 6/22-6/27!  I served the humus with some rosemary crackers, red peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, carrots and snap peas. I loved being able to give my friends something fresh and delicious to snack on, easy way to entertain. Also, i’s the perfect way to get everyone to eat their veggies, haha.

Don’t forget to enter to win:  (1) Dyna-Glo Grill, Grill Cover and Utensil Set and (3) $100 Walmart Gift Cards!!!  Go to www.SummerGrilled.com to enter! Good luck.

 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of US.DC. 18 years of age or older. Begins at 12:00:01 a.m. EDT on 6/10/17 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 7/21/17. Official Rules Sponsors: Sabra Dipping Co., LLC, Dallas, TX

Thank you Walmart & Samba for letting us have another fun evening!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Stylish Sneakers; GREAT Relaxed and Chic.

I’ve been a sneaker girl since I can remember. Shockingly for those who didn’t know me while I was little, I grew up such a tom boy. I used to rock basketball shorts, cut off t-shirts and sneakers. It was how I felt most comfortable. Cant lie, even today I rather be in a pair of leggings and sneakers! Haha Who’s with me? The sneakers I styled below are actually Men’s! I love a style that can be also styled by a woman and no one would even know, I bet you wouldn’t of! Below you’ll find the G-Knit by GREATS! I’m wearing a size 7 in mens, I’m a size 9 in womens! I also linked them, scroll down!

GREATS is the first sneaker brand to be born in Brooklyn. They are designed off of the Brooklyn Style you can find all over NYC. 2. All of their designs are inspired by the most iconic silhouettes in the business. They then source the highest quality materials (like Italian calfskin), add their unique design details (like on-trend colors), and sell sneakers directly to the consumer (Us!)  to maximize value. Win – Win if you ask me!!

GREATS wanted to be able to provide luxury sneakers at 60% off the Fifth Ave prices!

The G-Knit comes in three colors; Nero – Cadet – Grey.

I’m sporting the Grey, direct link to shop this sneaker is here.

They are under $90!!

Some of their other designs that I have on my wish list is below:

The Royale in Blush Mono; Direct link here.

The Wooster in Perforated Blanco; Direct link here.

I received the shoes for free but provided my true and honest opinion.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Create Your Own Destiny!

When SK-II reached out to me to partner up with them on their “Changing Your Destiny” campaign it hit home for me. Recently I’ve been going through some major life changes and it’s something I was able to do because I took my life into my own hands and created the life I wanted! I truly believe that we control our own happiness and no matter what life throws at us it’s only on how we react that dictates how our future turns out. 

We all have days where life can be so overwhelming, whether it’s a relationship, job or simply something personal that we are dealing with. I think taking a step back and writing down a list on what things you want to change and then make a plan on how you can achieve to make those changes. For me it helps to physically write something down and then be able to see it on a daily basis that helps remind myself on what I am trying to achieve. Also, please remember that nothing happens over night.

I’ve worked so hard over the past two years to make all the steps I needed to make to be able to leave my corporate job and now work full time for myself. There are days that are stressful, but there are also the days that I couldn’t image myself doing anything else but being a lifestyle blogger. I have worked job after job until I really found out what makes me happy. Happiness isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about waking up every morning being content with what you do and how it’s your passion. Don’t ever think it’s too late to push for your dreams!

I’ve added a video that helps remind us all to “Never Let Anyone Put An Expiry Date On You” – You can always change any aspect of your life. Never forget you control your happiness and no one else can ever take that away from you!!

I support SK-II and their message to changing your destiny, remember: We Have NO Expiration Date TO CHANGE! #changedestiny @skii #skii #partneredwithskii

xx, Tonya Michelle 

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Summer Steals Under $50!!

I rounded up some of my favorite easy Summer looks; you can mix and match these with your everyday other items in your closet. To me, that’s what everyone needs. Items that you can wear with anything and have fun creating your own fashion statement! Below everything is linked, YAY!!

Linked some of my favorite sunnies for under $20!!

What I love about about finding great deals is you can add a great staple piece to your closet without breaking the bank. I’m a firm believer that fashion isn’t about how much you pay for an item but how you’re able to express yourself everyday in a different way. Don’t forget who you are and what makes you feel good when you put on those shoes, whether they cost $100 or $5 from a thrift store.

If I could wear these heels to bed, I would. That’s how much I’m currently obsessed with them. I purchased mine from Macy’s Backstage and I have linked them below for you. They come in three different colors. Black & Tan are currently $99 but the black is half off! If you live near a Macy’s Backstage I scored them for $44.99 in the Tan.

I’m also guilty of wearing these shorts at least 4 days a week, Carl took them away from me and told me to purchase another pair so I have TWO. haha I did just that. They are linked below for an amazing sale price. They have stretch and run true to size.

 Back at it again with my favorite white shorts, I told you I live in them. haha Also this tank is left in a few sizes and colors below. I had to search everywhere for it, Nordstrom sold out so fast. I love this tank because you can wear it casually as well as dress it up as you’d like. I wore mine to a cookout!

 

I’ll be doing weekly fun Summer Deal posts so keep your eye out. If you have any questions on how anything fits feel free to email me TonyaMichelle26@hotmail.com or send me a direct message to instagram and I can help. My instagram handle is @tonyamichelle26

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Summer Fitness Fashion With Kohl’s!

Thank you Kohl’s for this partnership! I enjoyed shopping and being able to share what I love to do for my summer activities on my fitness journey.

There’s so many fun things you can do for fitness in the Spring/Summer months. I personally love to get a good run in outdoors! It’s a way for me to relieve my stress levels and we all need that one thing that helps us de-stress, am I right?! I also love getting new workout clothing! For some strange reason, maybe it’s cause I love shopping (haha) it makes me more motivated to get into shape!

With that being said, I got to partner up with Kohl’s to show you how you can get the latest workout gear at a great price. That’s another thing I love, great deals! Below you’ll find two of my favorite workout outfits, head to toe from Kohl’s and links as well to purchase.

My favorite thing about fashion it being able to express myself and boy do I love bright colors! Doesn’t something fun and bright make you want to achieve whatever it is you’re doing? I know it helps brighten my mood and push me in my workout.

 

Women’s Tek Gear Performance Base Layer Workout Tank, direct link here.

I’m wearing a size Small! It’s only $20, comes in 4 colors.

 

Tek Gear Bra: Core Essentials Racerback High-Impact Sports Bra, direct link here.

I’m wearing a size Medium! $30 & comes in 4 colors.

 

Women’s Nike Swoosh Graphic Capri Leggings, direct link here.

I’m wearing a size Small. Industrial Blue, $35 comes in 6 colors.

 

Nike Tanjun Women’s Athletic Shoes, direct link here.

They run true to size. $65 and 11 colors to choose from!

My second running outfit that I’m currently obsessed with is below!!

This neon orange Under Armor tank is PERFECT for my run! It’s so light, doesn’t hold on to sweat and again, loving that bright color!

Women’s Under Armour Tech Slub Flowy Tank, direct link here.

I’m wearing a Small! $28 & comes in 6 colors.

Wearing my Women’s Nike Swoosh Graphic Capri Leggings in “Dark Gray Heather”.

Wearing a size small, again these are $35 – 6 different colors. Direct link here to shop.

I hope after this post you’re jumping for joy as much as I was! If you’re ever in a rut and need someway to boost your motivation to go enjoy your summer fitness, do what I do; Buy a new cute outfit to get your body moving and grooving.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Mineral Mud Mask For Clear Skin; Vivo Per Lei.

“Mineral Mud Mask, twice a week for clear skin” — that’s exactly what my esthetician told me and it’s truly been working. I have acne prone skin, sadly and it’s my job to find ways to make it easier on me and my skin. I recently received the Mineral Mud Clay Mask from Vivo Per Lei and I’m in love!

I love a mask that goes on thick, I feel like it’s able to dissolve impurities easier and faster as well as wash away the dirt inside my pores. I purchased a foundation brush to use for applying my face masks and it’s helped me not waste so much product as well as a cleaner application!

How To Use: Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin. Apply all over face and neck, avoiding eyes, mouth and hairline. Allow 15-20 minutes to completely dry before massaging warm water onto mask to loosen. Rinse clean with warm water and pat dry. For optimal results, use once to twice weekly.

It’s under $20! To learn more and to purchase click HERE

“Vivo Mineral Mud Clay Mask helps to transform a dull, congested or troubled complexion to reveal refreshed radiance. Combining the powerfully detoxifying benefits of Kaolin Clay, Bamboo Charcoal and a bevy of anti-aging extracts, this botanical-based spa quality treatment helps to target clogged pores and excess oil, dissolving away impurities to leave you with clearer looking skin and a renewed luminosity of youthfulness.” – Vivo Per Lei

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xx, Tonya Michelle

 

This post is sponsored but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Must Have Lace Cold Shoulder Dresses!

Spring is here and I’m completely in love with anything “cold shoulder” when you add lace, it’s even better! I know for myself I like to try a few trends here and there but also I like to stay within a certain price point when purchasing, just incase next year I no longer want to rock that dress again. I’ve linked some great sunnies for under $15 as well as similar dresses, most are under $50! My exact dress that I’m wearing is on sale for only $30!!! Find them below.


ELSA DRESS; Currently $30! Comes in S-M-L. Click HERE to shop!

I’m wearing Small, has room and isn’t short! I’m 5’7″for reference.

Measured laying flat:
S – Bust 37″ / Length 32″
M – Bust 38″ / Length 32″
L – Bust 40″ / Length 33.5″

Below I linked some affordable sunnies, handbags & dresses.

First up, must have handbags for under $40!!

How cute and affordable are these sunnies?!

Lastly I linked some similar dresses as well! Most are under $50!

xx, Tonya Michelle

Photography By Carling. Her website is HERE & Instagram HERE!

If you’re in the NOVA area she’s running a special on blogger sessions til August 2017.

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My Favorite Snake Print Yoga Pants!

Hey There! So, I’ve been getting so many compliments and questions on where these yoga pants are from as well as these sneakers so I decided to give you all the details below.

These leggings are by one of my favorite brands: Yummie By Heather Thompson! You can shop her designs here: Women’s Leggings. They DO sell out fast so if you like a pair, get them. They also get different designs and patterns in frequently. They run true to size as well. I’m wearing a small.

Above I linked a similar pair to these yoga pants at well that I think are super cute. My sunnies are still in stock and these are personally my go-to & I always get compliments on them! My sneakers come in 4 different colors and range from $90-$120 depending on what color you choose. Linked a cute nike longer crop top as well as the coral tank below. The coral tank below comes in 4 colors & I went and bought the rest of them after realizing how amazing they are! They run $18 each but are currently on sale for $11!! Happy Shopping!


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Get The Glow with JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateYourSunshine #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias

Don’t you love having a gorgeous tan? I know I do. How about having a tan that can last all year ’round yet not cause your skin to have any skin damage or wrinkles. Well I’ve been using Jergens® lotions for years and I’m honored to be partening up with them to share their newest product!

JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer!

It’s truly so important to take care of your skin, especially from the sun. Which makes it super hard to get that nice glow without sun damage.  You can get gradual, natural-looking color which has now never been easier, thanks to with Jergens® Natural Glow® Wet Skin Moisturizer. I use the Medium to Tan formula. What’s the coolest part?! You use this in the shower!!

Whats another amazing thing about Jergens Natural Glow? It WILL NOT stain your towels as the DHA (the ingredient that creates the color) interacts with the proteins in your skin but there are no proteins in your towels! Amazing right? Won’t stain your bed sheets or clothing either. WIN!!

They have two different color based products:

1.Fair To Medium

2. Medium To Tan

JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer Fair to Medium link to purchase from Walmart is located here.

Some Tips & Tricks:

Apply on wet skin immediately after showering.

Towel dry as normal—this is key to achieving streak-free, natural-looking color.

Use daily in place of your regular moisturizer to achieve beautiful, natural-looking color and then use every other day to maintain your color.

Use to maintain and extend the color from the sun or other sunless tanners.

You will start to see color after 3-5 days! I see mine after 3 days. 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. I would love to discuss how you can get your color the safe way by also moisturizing your skin at the same time.

 

You can it at the last isle of the cosmetics department! See below where mine was:

xx, Tonya Michelle

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