11 must-have items for Summer!

Summer is finally here! Whether you’re staying home or traveling this summer, these are my must-have items for whatever you do!

A great BB/CC cream

Taking care of your skin in the sun is SO important, but you want to look good doing so, right? These are my favorite BB/CC creams right now that protect your skin with SPF while providing a little coverage while you’re in the sun!

Another BB Cream that Tonya is loving: DERMAE – click HERE.

Headbands/Headwraps

I have been SO into headbands and headwraps lately, I can’t get enough! Favorites that I’ve found have been from Target, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. These are the best!

Earrings

I’m a sucker for a good statement earring, especially in Summer. Below I’ve linked TONS of affordable options:



Self-tanner

Summertime is all about tan skin! Get that glow (safely) with a good self-tanner. These are the best self-tanners I’ve tried that range from a mousse-like St. Tropez, to a gradual tan lotion like Tanceuticals and Jergen’s.

A good book!

There’s nothing better than laying out by the pool, the beach, or even on your back patio or deck with a great book while enjoying the beautiful weather. These are some great summertime reads Caroline and I have picked up and enjoyed lately.

SPF!

Don’t forget the sunscreen! These are some of my favorites ranging from lotions, gels, sprays, face sunscreen and lip sunscreen! These are my tried and true favorites that seriously protect your skin!

A cute beach/pool bag

Straw bags are seriously in for the summer. These are a few of my favorites I’ve found that are great for the beach, pool or just a cute summer purse!

Sunglasses!

Who can forget a fabulous pair of shades? These have been some favorites of mine lately!

Other beach/pool bag must-haves:

I keep the rest of these products in my beach bag, pool bag, car, purse, everywhere during the summer time! (Except for the Sun In, that’s a favorite of Caroline’s!)

What’s your summer must-have item? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonya & Caroline

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May Amazon Haul – Part 2!

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Amazon hauls have been my favorite thing to do lately! I love that you all love them so much and they’re so fun to do!

Here is the second part of my May Amazon haul. I am wearing a medium in every item and I am 5’7″ and pregnant so these options work for with or without a bump!

A little disclaimer about my Amazon hauls: I order a LOT of clothing, but only promote the items I really love! The clothing that flops does not make it onto my hauls so you know the clothing you’re purchasing is only high quality!

At the bottom of this post, I added accessories, shoes and items to finish off your look, all affordable!

Pink Floral Dress

Shop HERE

This dress is adorable! It has adjustable spaghetti straps and a tie-front for a little extra detail! The ruffle detail makes this dress the perfect flirty spring to summer dress that would be great for a day out! The only thing is I wish I had sized up to a large because of my bump! Had I not been pregnant, the medium would have fit perfectly.

Braided Hobo Bag

Shop HERE

This bag is a MUST have for summer! It is the perfect size and SO cute! The quality is amazing and this is going to be my go-to summer bag. It also comes in a pretty ivory color!

Striped Button Up Dress

Shop HERE

This dress is another that I loved but wish I had sized up due to the bump! Other than that, it runs true to size! This dress is the perfect casual summer dress that you’ll find yourself wearing again and again! The colors are gorgeous and it also comes in two other stripe color patterns!

Tribal Print Kimono

Shop HERE

This kimono is probably my favorite find from this haul! It’s advertised as a beach coverup, but I wore this as a kimono and got so many compliments! It’s a great versatile piece to have in your closet and perfect for those cool summer nights. If you’re not a big fan of tribal print, this comes in 15 other patterns that are all very summery!

Multicolored Patterned Midi Dress

Shop HERE

This is another favorite of mine from this haul! It is SO cute and fits perfectly. The smocked top is very in right now and the multicolored pattern makes this a fun option for any occasion, plus, it has POCKETS! This also comes in a few other colors and patterns that I will be going back to get!

Faux Linen White Bell Sleeve Dress

Shop HERE

Another dress that I loved was this white bell sleeve dress! The material is a faux linen that is perfect for summer. The ruffled bottom as well as the tie detailing make this an easy dress to dress up or down depending on the occasion. It’s also not see-through and comes in three other pretty colors!

White T-Shirt Blouse

Shop HERE

This T-Shirt is absolutely adorable. I love the details on it and how it can be dressed up or down. I wore this with this black ruffled skirt and was perfect for a day around town! This would be a great tee for Memorial Day or July 4th with red or denim shorts!

Black Ruffled Skirt

Shop HERE

I paired this ruffle skirt with the above white t-shirt blouse and the combination was adorable! This skirt isn’t too short and can be easily adjusted to wear high-waisted or normally like I wore it.

Shoes:


Accessories:


Which Amazon find is your favorite? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonyamichelle

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April Amazon Haul!

I’ve gotten so much amazing feedback on my Amazon Haul blogs that I decided to put together a third! This is in no way sponsored, just sharing some clothes from Amazon that I purchased that I love and know you all will too!

Here are some more spring-inspired pieces to get you ready for warmer weather!

Flamingo Sweatshirt $16.99

This flamingo sweatshirt is SO cute! It’s very lightweight, so it would be a great transition piece from spring to summer for those colder nights! I’m wearing a medium and this runs true to size.

Mesh Camo Tee $13.99

I am in LOVE with this top. It’s so cute and on-trend right now with a camouflage print and mesh V-neck insert. This would be the perfect top for a concert. I am wearing a medium in this top as well and it also runs true to size!

Grid Print Blouse $8.99

This grid print blouse is another on-trend style for spring that you cannot go wrong with. A printed blouse should be a staple in every closet as it can be dressed up or down or layered depending on the weather! I love this one however, it is a one-size so definitely keep that in mind when ordering. I would say this one fits exactly like a medium!

Navy Striped Romper $9.99

This romper is absolutely adorable. This would be flattering on any body type with the belt that you tie around your waist for a more fitted look. I am wearing a medium in this as well and it runs true to size! Also comes in two other colors: red and white!

Light Blue Striped Jumpsuit $23.99

Another spring staple: A jumpsuit! The color is so pretty and I love the high neck and wide, cropped leg style. I am also wearing a medium in this jumpsuit and it also comes in pink, grey, green and black! This would be a great transition piece as well with a cardigan or with a wedge for a summer barbecue!

Lavender Bell Sleeve Blouse $18.99

This bell sleeve blouse is absolutely adorable. This is the perfect casual top that can be dressed up with a fitted skirt for any business casual event. I am wearing another medium and this comes in 13 other colors including some stripe and floral patterns!

Which piece is your favorite? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonya Michelle

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Men’s Giftguide for Holiday Shopping!

This holiday season is here! For those who are looking for quality items for the man/men in your life, look no further. I put together some of my favorites and must haves for an affordable price. Most items are under $100 but you will see the prices below before you click to shop. I appreciate when you guys use the links I put together when you shop, it sends a small commission my way and helps support me and my passion. If there is something not on this list, or a certain website you’d to use to shop from let me know below and I can send you a link!

Carl’s Picks:

Favorite Watches:

Under $50:

Over $50:

 

Links to shop:

Macy’s

Nordstrom

JCPenney

Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

 

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Plaids + Capes – Under $50!!

The easiest way to take a plain basic outfit and turn it classy & ready for dinner or work! Whether you’re wearing dress plants, jeans, leather pants or a skirt. It’s also how I take a lazy day where I don’t feel like getting dressed really and it helps me look more put together. You can add a belt around the cape like I did below as well. A simple accessory that can also change up your look. Below I’ve link this exact cape and some others that I thought we’re stunning!

Plaid Capes & Shirts:

Black Booties:

Faux Leather Pants:

Mine are from studiotwenty8fifty7 but they sold out!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Black Friday Sale with FitFlop – Boots Galore!!!!

This post is sponsored by FitFlop. All opinions remain my own.

We already had our first snow fall here in Virginia! Which means it’s officially ending Fall and going straight into Winter for us. I put away all my open toe boots and brought out my FitFlop double buckle boots. Hello sweaters and layering. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite seasons because I’m a lover of comfy sweaters and boots.


The Laila Double Buckle Ankle Boots by FitFlop are perfect for any type of outfit this season. I pair them with my favorite leggings and a long sweater. You can also rock a sweater dress, jeans and even sweats with them. Being versatile is a must when buying boots. I like when I’m able to rock them in the snow, rain or sunshine.

Let’s not forget the huge Black Friday sales they are currently having you can get up to 60% off on your favorite must have styles. My boots are marked down from $160 to $112!! I always say, when you can save a dollar – do it. That’s more money for ice cream! Haha.

A few other of my favorites from the sale:

Chai
Holly
Harriet
Ziggy

Also I wanted to share a little about how FitFlop was created! Hey, I always say #TheFutureIsFemale:

In 2007 Marcia Kilgore, serial entrepreneur and award-winning businesswoman, founded FitFlop, bringing her first biomechanically engineered sandals to thousands of comfort-seeking women around the world. 11 years on in 2018, FitFlop continues to broaden its range of sandals, sneakers, loafers and skates, alongside its global brand campaign “FOR SUPERWOMEN”, featuring Uma Thurman. Believing the empowerment of women can begin with a great foundation, the brand’s aim is to give women the strength and confidence to go further. Stylish and strong: @fitflop #fitflop #forsuperwomen

Xx, Tonya Michelle

 

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Cozy season favorites!

From fall and winter fashion to the crisp, cool air and holiday festivities in between, this is my favorite time of year! I love curling up by the fire in my coziest clothes with my favorite book at the moment and a cup of hot cocoa. I’ve linked my favorite cozy finds to get you in the spirit of cozy weather and all would make great gifts for a girlfriend, Mom, sister, aunt, grandma, you name it! Everything I’ve linked is affordable and can be found at either Walmart or Target!

Mugs

Who doesn’t love a good mug? I’ve linked my favorites below and they’re all $5 or less.

This mug is from a local small business, shop HERE.

Pajamas and joggers

I swear I live in my PJ’s and sweatpants this time of year, especially since I work from home most of the time! My favorites are linked below.

Cozy tops and sweatshirts

Another favorite of mine this time of year, especially when it’s chilly inside and you’re sitting by the fire! I found some cozy ones and linked them below!

Candles!

Everyone loves candles. They make the room just feel cozier and they’re pretty in dim lighting. I also included a salt lamp that I have and love–they help to purify the air and are proven to bring a sense of calming!

Slippers and more cozy things

The rest of my cozy favorites, including slippers and socks are linked below!

What do you like to cozy up with this time of year?
Xx, Tonya Michelle
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The best Holiday Accessories for 30-65% + OFF!

I’m a sucker for a great accessory and especially when they are on sale. One of my favorite brands is currently 35-65% off – including holiday gift sets! Below I’ve linked some of my favorites from them and also a few others I found online that were a steal. Happy Shopping!

Earrings:

Gift Sets:

 

 

Sunnies:

Use code tonyamichelle for $15 off

Multiple colors to choose from for each style.

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Must have cardigans for Fall!

Fall is finally here! Fall fashion is my favorite. I break out all of my favorite sweaters, oversized flannels and beanies with my favorite jeans or leggings and feel cozy all season!

One of my favorite summer to fall transition pieces are cardigans! Cardigans are easy to pair with almost any outfit from jeans and a top to a dress. They’re the perfect transition piece when it’s chilly in the morning and warmer during the afternoon. Perfect for chilly office environments or an evening out.

You don’t have to break the bank while looking stylish. I’ve linked all of my favorite cardigans for fall that are all under $50 from some of my go-to stores!

Hooded cardigans

The only thing better than a cardigan sweater is a cardigan sweater with a hood. These are SO cute and stylish, and I can already picture myself wearing these on a rainy day with my favorite umbrella.

Printed cardigans

There’s nothing more stylish than a fun print. Animal prints are so in right now for fall and stripes are a classic wardrobe staple that you cannot go wrong with!

Textured cardigans

I am so obsessed with textured cardigans and love that the “popcorn” texture is back in style. These are some of my favorite textured cardigans that I’ve found that just look so comfy and cozy.

Solid colored cardigans

Last but not least, the wardrobe must-have of a solid colored cardigan. These fall colors of deep lilac, charcoal and mustard are so in for fall right now that you’ve got to find one that you love to play around with. They’re so easy to style with a fun print top or dress!

Do you have a favorite cardigan you love?

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Macy’s must have shoe featuring Blue by Betsey Johnson

*This blog post has been sponsored by Macy’s*

I have partnered up with Macy’s today to let you know about these heels that I couldn’t pass up from Blue by Betsey Johnson I personally love a shoe that I can wear when I’m going to a romantic dinner with my man, yet also out on the town with my girls to grab drinks!

They are PERFECT for the clear/plastic trend that is super hot right now. Honestly, they are comfortable and don’t need “broken in” — which is a huge plus. There is nothing worse than buying the hottest shoes that you can’t wait to wear and then they kill your feet. I know when I first got a pair of “clear” shoes I thought they wouldn’t be comfortable.

So, ladies — do yourself a favor and buy the shoes! haha. You can wear these heels with anything. Jeans, a dress, work attire, wedding attire, girls night out… You name it!!

They also have a few other options and styles in this style.

You can purchase this exact pair HERE.

Wearing a pair of jeans and tank — you can easily add these heels and you have an outfit. These shoes will be the only thing people notice. I had 4 people ask me where I got these shoes during this shoot. Macy’s!! These also come in a flat sandal form – super cute, same style just flat.

Direct link to shop is HERE.

They also make a smaller heal version with rhinestones. The heel is 1-1 1/2 inches. Super cute for Summer and day to day! These would go perfectly with jeans and a white t-shirt or a dress.Adding some sparkle to your outfit is always a good thing. I know for me, I can’t ever be in a bad mood when I love my outfit and rhinestones are included.

Direct link to shop is HERE.

Whether you’re looking for some sparkle or a simple pair of sneakers — Macy’s is where you should head to get a new pair of shoes and a deal. Nothing better than saving money on something you’re looking to add to your wardrobe. If you have any questions on these shoes in general or how to style them, let me know and I can try to help!

XX, Tonya Michelle

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