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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Spring Must Haves From The Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

I refreshed my wardrobe last week by stopping at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets to shop the newest Spring Fashions. I’m so excited to show you some of my favorites as well as direct links you can shop.

Leesburg’s top shopping destination for the industry’s hottest brands is the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets! With everyday savings of 25 to 65 percent, is gearing up for spring with impressive fashions and deals. I know I found plenty. 

In addition to upscale shopping, guests have access to premier amenities including Simon Guest Services with area and retailer information, gift cards, stroller rentals and complimentary wheelchairs, as well as a variety of family-friendly events – mark the calendar for the upcoming Easter celebration on Saturday, April 15!

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets have a multitude of luxury-style labels, including Armani Outlet, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Burberry, Coach, Elie Tahari, J.Crew, Joes, kate spade new york, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and more.

I will show you some of my favorites as well as share some of their sales with you, if you’re local you won’t want to miss out on these deals!!! Get ready to want shop!

My first stop on my list was to J. Crew Factory; one of my favorite places.

My first outfit to show you is simple yet chic, able to worn to work, a BBQ or out to a casual dinner. I paired the “Sun Washed Slim Chinos” linked HERE on sale for $34.50 – I’m wearing a size 4.

I love how these fit! They are light, sits right above the hip and is great for many different types of tops and shoes. You can wear dress shoes and go to work for causal Friday or slip on your favorite converse and go hang with some friends.

My top isn’t online, only in store. I’ve linked a similar one HERE – Wearing a size small!

My Shoes are ADORABLE if I do say so myself!

POM-POM SUEDE COLORBLOCK FLATS, Runs true to size, I’m wearing a 9. They are linked HERE

My TORTOISE LINK NECKLACE is on sale for $34.50 linked HERE.

I mean just look at all these stunning pieces, I wanted to take them all home! Currently in store they are having 50% off! I’ll be going back this Tuesday to pick some others up.

My second outfit is one that I came home with! It’s hands down, so comfortable and cute!

Striped Modal Pocket Dress linked HERE ; on sale for under $35

I’m wearing a size Small.

 

Classic Chambray Shirt in Perfect Fit linked HERE, on sale for under $40.

I’m wearing a size Small.

Chevron Pendant Necklace linked HERE; on sale for $23.50

Panama Hat linked HERE; on sale for $21.50

Boardwalk Sandals, in 4 colors linked HERE; on sale for $29.50

I couldn’t not go into Coach and check out their new floral prints! See below, to die for!!

They were having 50% off the black ticket price in stores!

Off to the next stop! I walked by the Sunglass Hut and got sucked in by their sale…as we all do.

The first pair I picked up I fell in love with, thank you Dolce & Gabbana.

I found them on sale linked HERE for under $190!!

They are having so many hot deals at the SunGlass Hut. You need to check them out before summer.

Next up I went to Michael Kors.

They are currently having 40-50% off regular priced items and 60% off clearance. You literally can’t pass up grabbing a new bring cross body or wristlet! Some wristlets are as low as $14!!

I ended up falling in love with this studded fanny pack, yep. I said it, Fanny pack!

It was originally $198 and I got it for around $40.

It’s great for summer concerts and games. I personally love not having to carry a bag.

You know you want one, haha. Just wait til I sport this thing around.

My last stop for the day was Saks!

I found so many things that I loved but ended up coming home with a Free People tank and a set of earrings, kind of random but that’s how I usually am when I shop. Anyone else?

Below I’m going to show you some fun Spring Ideas.

This Free People dress is perfect for Spring or Summer, wear it out to brunch or use as a cover up for a pool party. I can’t wait til the weather gets warmer! This was marked down to $130.

Found the cutest dress for Easter by Calvin Klein! Nothing like spring flowers to brighten your day.

Shoes are by Sam Edelman (one of my favorites!!)

80% Clearance racks!!! I had a blast digging through and finding some fun finds!

They have TONS of new spring and summer shoes on sale. If you’re close to an outlet SAKS, you need to add it to your list of things to do this weekend/week. Hope you enjoyed my little shopping spree I had for some new looks for this upcoming season. It’s nice to think warmer weather is finally coming.

This post was sponsored by the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, All picks, opinions and my love for fashion is all mine! 🙂

All photos were taken by Carling, her website linked HERE.

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What’s your choice? Paula’s Choice!

Paula’s Choice Skincare

I was so lucky to receive an amazing package from Paula’s Choice & I’m so thrilled to be trying these products. One of things I got was the Skin Balancing Advanced Kit (it’s best for acne prone skin) , you can click here for more information in depth as well as purchase. Use code PRIMP10 for $10 off your purchase of $40 or more! (Everyone loves a discount!!!)

Two of my favorite products so far that I’ve tried are the toner & cleanser. Shocker — if you know me, you know I love those!! My boyfriend used the cleanser as well as gave it a thumbs up. Ladies, watch out if you get your man to like your skincare too much you’ll run out faster. haha

I’m always down to try new products that reduce the oil in my skin, anyone else have oily skin? I swear it’s a blessing and a curse. We get less wrinkles yet we could fill up our car oil with some..LOL.

Make sure you try this on a small portion of your skin first, as always with any new skincare.

For me I think this toner is good, it didn’t leave any makeup on my face after using. It felt light and didn’t feel greasy. It did make my skin break out a little bit at first but they say that’s because it’s bringing dirt to the surface. I’m going to continue for the next week and see how my skin reacts.

The skin balancing invisible finish moisture gel is a MUST have if you ONLY buy one, you need to try this. I’ve tried this all week long. I added this into my routine and it’s now staying there. You know the feeling of dry skin and then you apply your makeup and it has the patchy look? Yeah, not cute. Well this soaks right into your skin and leaves it feeling smooth yet NOT greasy. I’m so picky when I’m trying to find something that doesn’t react to my skin in a negative way (aka makes me break out or leaves me looking all greased up) I’m still trying all of the other products I was sent but those three are the ones I’ve tried and I’m hooked! It’s always fun to switch it up and try new things.

Gorgeous On The Go Makeup Collection

Includes 3 versatile powder eyeshadows & 1 powder eyeliner
Contains a complexion-boosting blush & a highlighter
Features a separate shimmering lipgloss

This palette is everything you need in ONE! It fits perfectly in your small clutch or that big purse we all carry at times.  I like it not only cause of the pigment but because it’s not bulky. So many palettes are great but you can’t take them out on that hot date or to work! I’m going to end up buying one and just leaving it in my car– haha who’s with me?

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Spring into Fashion with Marc Fisher Lace Up Sandals.

Marc Fisher is a name within it’s self but I am so happy I was able to style these gorgeous lace up sandals. You can find them in two other colors (Brown and Black) if Blush doesn’t tickle your fancy. Personally blush is my newest obsession and 100% is the IN color this Spring!

Click here to shop.

You can put these sandals with a POP of color like I did or you can wear all neutrals and add some color with your shoes. It’s all up to you! I love how you can do either with these. I know Marc Fisher is known for the classic neutrals which gives you the freedom to express yourself with how you dress.

I paired this floral dress I got from Shop Stevie Hender on Instagram (not the best customer service though), my Dagne Dover tote with my gorgeous March Fisher sandals to complete the look. I love that they lace up as well as zip in the back.  This gives your feet some breathing zoom so you’re not only relying on lacing them up for comfort.

They run true to size. I also like how the shoe has the perfect arch, not too much heel but just enough. You can truly dress these down for work or dress them up for a night out on the town!!!

Do yourself a favor and add these to your Spring Must Have list. You won’t regret it.

Check out my two fellow bloggers and how they styled these Marc Fisher Lace Up Sandals:

Taylor: Lights, Camera, Catwalk.

Taylor: Blonde and Ambitious.

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

 

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Best Jeans In The Market.

I love my white jeans and I am guilty of wearing them all year round! Who else is with me? These jeans are by Ashley Mason & literally my new favorite. This post is 100% NOT sponsored. They sent me these jeans to see what I thought and we both lucked out haha. It’s always been hard for me to find jeans that fit my curves yet long torso, I’m not complaining but it does make it difficult. They are either way too tight, too long or too baggy in the waist. Well, I hit the jackpot.

I love how the jeans are cut at the ankle, this is perfect for any type of shoe you wear. I usually have to get my jeans altered 2-3 inches which to be frank, is annoying. These jeans are also high waisted which is my favorite. High waisted but not super tight, they have breathing room — in case I wear these out to dinner, I can still breathe. haha – We’ve all been there. They also have some stretch to them in general. They aren’t hard to get on and off which some skinny jeans is a task.

These jeans will be in Nordstrom Rack and online at the end of the month, I will update this post when I get direct links for you!! I’m so excited for you ladies to also try these jeans. They do fit true to size as well. No more guessing or wondering if you ordered the wrong size.

You can also get this cute chambray off the shoulder top at GiGi’s Emporium – it’s under $40 and the direct link to purchase is here: GiGi’sEmporium – I’m wearing a small!

You can follow Ashley Mason:

Instagram: here

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Outfit Inspo x SeasonSash

Who doesn’t love getting a new skirt or new dress? I know I was so excited when I received my package from @SeasonSash — I got a gorgeous red Aria Bow Skirt, it sold out so quickly but I will link some of her other skirts below! I also received a stunning Bailey Dress which is inspired by the 1920’s — I wish I could go back in time and wear this. Scroll down for some links to shop & photos!!

 

The Aria Bow Skirt sold out! In both red and green, but she has two other gorgeous skirts you can purchase. One is called the Belle Pocket Skirt in Burgundy, direct link to purchase is here. Also in Blue, direct link to purchase is here.

My favorite dress in my closet currently is the Bailey Dress, I mean, isn’t this stunning?!? I should of added a red lip when I shot this but I went with a nude. The dress is lined, which is another plus. The lining it short so depending on how tall you are you might need a slip under! Direct link to purchase is here. This dress runs true to size, I’m a 2-4 and I purchased a small.

Hope everyone loved these as much as I do! Feel free to ask me any questions you may have on their boutique, Season Sash direct website is linked here.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Deal of the Day! Macy’s x Anne Klein

Who doesn’t love a good deal!?? The deal of the day is from Macy’s and you can get select Anne Klein Watch sets and brackets for $99!!! Click here to view all of Anne Klein’s watches.

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Women’s Rose Gold-Tone Chain Bracelet Watch & Beaded Bracelet Set

I love a watch that you can dress up or down. This gorgeous ceramic watch is perfect for your daily outfit, either to the office or a fun lunch with the girls.

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I personally feel that you can’t go wrong with white ceramic, it’s classic. The watches that come with bracelets are always a way to know you’re always matching when you leave the house.

It’s one less thing you have to worry about styling!

This watch comes in silver which is pictured or rose gold!

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Anne Klein watches make the perfect stocking stuffer, for a friend, loved one…or even yourself! Don’t worry, I don’t blame you if you buy this for yourself. I did! Below are some of my other favorites that I currently have on my wish list!

 

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Women’s Crystal Accent Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet Watch & Bracelets Set – Click here for the direct link.

crystalanneWomen’s Swarovski Crystal Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet Watch and Bracelets Set, click here for the direct link!

*Deal of the Day Select $99 Anne Klein Boxed Watch and Jewelry Sets –

Start: 12/16 -End: 12/17

 

Collaboration supported by Macys and Shopping Links. My love for my new stylish watch is all mine and could be yours too! 🙂 xo, Tonya Michelle.

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Holiday Makeup Look with Neutrogena

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

Today I have teamed up with Neutrogena, Walmart, and Social Fabric to bring you guys two different easy ways to get your holiday look by using Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks and one easy way on how to remove it all with Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.

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I purchased these items from Walmart, for a direct link to purchase these items click here. Below is a few photos of where I found the Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, in a 21 pack and Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks in different colors. My looks that I created were with  Deep Plum (180) and Pink Nude (100).

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My Walmart offered 16 different colors!!! The colors they have to choose from are amazing. I love when companies offer more than just a few. We all have different likes and needs when it comes to our makeup looks. Since Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks are made with fruit extracts along with mango and shea butter, the balm-like formula glides on easily, providing a sheer wash of moisturizing color that lasts for hours. Amazing right? I know at least for me, living in VA – it’s needed to find a good moisture locked color stick. I did their 3 day test, they say within 3 days of using their products, your lips will feel smoother. I can give them a thumbs up on that!

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Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – 21Count are my go-to makeup wipes. I’ve sworn by them for years and if you didn’t see my Instagram video, head there now to see how easy it is to remove your makeup by using their Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. They say it erases 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara, in one easy step and I 100% believe them. One of my favorite things about using Neurogena makeup removes is how gentle they are on your eyes. I wear contacts and I’ve had the issue with other brands burning my eyes.

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For my first holiday look, I used Pink Nude (100) on my lips and cheeks. I did a soft daytime look, something you can wear to the office or during the day while you’re running errands. I think the soft pink is perfect for a natural look. This color is my go-to for day to day, I keep this in my bag as my “chapstick” – adds just the perfect amount of color to your lips!

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For my second below look I used Deep Plum (180) – I simply added some darker eye shadow, used the Deep Plum color stick on my lips and cheeks. It’s so easy to change up your look by using a darker lip color. This lip color is perfect for a holiday party that’s in the evening or a fun girls night!

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I hope this helped show how easy it can be to achieve that day to day holiday look or the night out on the town holiday glam!

Click here to see my Instagram video removing all my makeup using Neutrogena’s Makeup Wipes

xo, Tonya Michelle

 

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Microlink Extensions By Gina @glamyourhair

I had the best experience with Glamour Hair Extensions Boutique in Wheaton, MD. Gina from @glamyourhair is the owner and who made me go from basic to chic! Being in her chair was honestly such a good time, we laughed, shared stories and was able to connect. I personally love being able to get to know more about my stylist. I think it’s important to not only find a professional who can provide you a great service but also provide a great experience as well.

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Above is a before photo.

I’ve had every type of hair extensions you can think of and the Microlink is my favorite so far. Gina provides the following services: hairtalk ( formerly hotheads) tape installation, brainless weaves, fusion, microlinks, traditional weaves, one step extension & more.

Full head installation includes between 6-8 bundles, we used 7 bundles for my hair! Installations takes about 2-4 hours depending on how much hair you have.

The prices below are based on 20 or 24 inches, she has other lengths as well.
– full install: $599 20 inch with installation
– full install: $699 24 inch with installation
– 20 inch by bundle: $100
– 24 inch by bundle: $120

Maintenance: every 8-10 weeks $250 — Maintenance takes the same amount of time as install. All clips are opened and extension moved back close to the scalp. Clients should shampoo their hair before their appointment so that the extensions are clean and ready for maintenance.

If you mention you found out about her salon from me, you will get a $50 credit on any installation! Take advantage of her offer, she doesn’t do discounts!!!

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Above is a photo of the micro links being installed.

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Installation for mine took about 3 hours, she then layered my hair to the way I requested and then curled my hair as well. I don’t let many people touch my hair since my Grandma and Mom are both stylists but Gina layered my hair perfectly and listened to what my wants and needs were. She did a little at a time and had me check to see how it was laying. I appreciate the little things like that. I’m sure you have had a bad experience when someone cuts too much, lol. Don’t you hate that? Gina is amazing at what she does and I will trust her with my hair in any situation now!

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The finished product, amazing right? I could die!

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I waited a few weeks to write this post because I wanted to test the quality of the hair, how the micro links felt in my hair and etc.

Let’s start by saying the quality of the hair is great, no complaints at all. I’ve had extensions before where they should shed worse than my dog, which is annoying. That didn’t happen with these.

The micro links themselves are a little weird at first because I wasn’t used to them, they are flat so when you sleep it doesn’t hurt. For the first 2-3 days they are a little tight, not to the point of pain though. I also changed up how I treated my hair, you must treat this hair like it’s your baby. Not only because you spent money on it, but you have to take care of it. I also condition my hair every other day now and use hair masks as well. I use a lot of products on my hair so it’s important not to dry the hair out.

I’ve gotten a question also about how heavy the hair is. This is the lightest my head has felt with extensions. I used to do a lot of sew-ins and it really weighs down your head and hair. I feel like with the microlinks it’s a lot less pressure on your scalp and the hair that it’s connected to. Again, this is just my opinion. All extensions can damage your hair if your stylist doesn’t install them correctly or you treat your hair bad. So remember, find a good stylist aka Gina and take care of your hair.

Another tip on brushing your hair with the microlinks in: Hold your hair at the scalp and then brush, you never want to brush and pull hard on your extensions. They could either loosen up or even fall out. Again, remember – baby these extensions!! I also always brush my hair after the shower and before bed I either put it into a braid or two, or even ponytail it, you don’t want to sleep with wet hair and have a bunch of knots when you wake up.

Feel free to reach out to me or Gina if you might have any other questions about the service! My email is tonyamichelle26@hotmail.com!

Gina’s Contact information:

t: 301-717-6964

e: gina@glamouryou.net

Instagram – Facebook – Twitter

And don’t forget $50 off your installation if you mention my name!

xo Tonya Michelle

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The Styled Collection x Tonya Michelle

The Styled Collection

So excited to show you how I styled some of the top items from The Styled Collection. Below you will find a few different items that I picked out and had the pleasure of shooting. Finding afforable fashion pieces is one of my most exciting and favorite things to do as a blogger. What are you waiting for? Scroll down!!

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I’ve been buying more quality staple pieces latest and I’m glad to be sharing this “Alamode Suede Skirt” with you. It’s currently on sale for $29 marked down from $44! Direct link to purchase is here. They have sizes XS-L, I’m wearing a size small. I’m usually a 2/4 for size reference, also I’m 5’7″. The top is called “Leighton Twist Top” — currently priced at $36, comes in black and white. Direct link to purchase here. This also comes in sizes XS-L. I’m wearing a size small.

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They also carry some great accessories which is a must have to anyones collection! I have styled the “Tusk Collar” below and the photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s stunning in person.

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The Tusk Collar is the perfect statement you’d want to make this Fall! Direct link to purchase here

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Head to The Styled Collection website to see more of their pieces & see how you can style them!

 

 

Thank you to The Styled Collection for providing these pieces for me to review.

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