Where to Get Cute and Affordable Work Clothes

As you may know, I recently hired a personal assistant! Caroline is a recent graduate from James Madison University and has a fresh perspective on entering the working world. Check out her recommendations on work attire that’s not only affordable, but cute too!

Hi! I’m Caroline and Tonya’s personal assistant. Recently, I did a major closet haul, ditching my party clothes from the past four years and swapping them for work clothes since I’m an adult and all now. I went on a mission to find cute clothes that are office appropriate yet affordable on a recent-grad budget and these were my finds!

Ann Taylor Loft

Inspired by my Mom’s business casual outfits, I decided to stop at Ann Taylor Loft first. Loft is known for their work attire that fits every body type. You can’t go wrong with work pants, and Loft has some great capri-length work pants that are perfect for hot summer temps but comfy for cold office environments! I got this pair in black and khaki.

Direct link is HERE.

I also got another work-wardrobe staple that every working girl should have, a jean jacket! I love a good jean jacket, and wanted one to wear exclusively to work and this one is perfect. I bring it along with me since the office can get pretty chilly.

Direct link is HERE

Express

Express is by far my favorite store. Their clothes are quality, they always have a sale, and they have a great student discount if you’re still in college! (or still use your student ID for discounts like me). I got another pair of work pants, but these are ones that are high-waisted and tie into a cute little bow! I got these in black, but I love this striped pair! This is great for going to work and hitting a happy hour later!

Direct link to shop HERE

Some of the other tops I got from Express were also inspired by the work-to-play idea I had in mind, such as this super cute piped Hudson tank that comes in a lot of different colors! I got this one in ivory.

Direct link to shop HERE

The Express “city shirt” is the perfect work top for those hot summer days. I paired this with the high waisted black linen pants I bought. The vertical stripes are also really flattering.

Direct link to shop HERE.

Another top from Express I loved was this t-shirt with a tied waist and rolled sleeves! It was so comfy and perfect to pair with a dress pant that would otherwise look boring.

Direct link is HERE

Forever 21

My next spot was Forever 21. I love this store because you can get away with not spending too much money but walk away with more than one piece of clothing. My office environment is pretty casual, so I try to opt for a t-shirt dress like this one and pair it with some cute sandals. This dress also goes perfectly with the jean jacket I bought from LOFT!

Direct link is HERE

I also needed some shoes and this loafer is so in right now! I’ve seen the same shoe for way more at other high-end stores, and this is my go-to office shoe.

Direct link is HERE

Nordstrom Rack

Last but not least, I headed to Nordstrom Rack to wrap-up my shopping. If you’re more of a high-end brand kind of girl, this one’s for you. I needed another work shoe and maybe another top, so I headed here.

I found this textured ruffled blouse in olive green and fell in love. It’s so cute and very work appropriate. It looked so cute with the khaki capri dress pants I got from LOFT!

Direct link is HERE

Lastly, I wanted a work sandal that I could also use for other occasions like a summer party. I found these thong sandals from Franco Sarto in black that I love. They’re so comfy and sleek and I can dress them up or down.

Direct link is HERE

Some other favorites from Nordstrom Rack that are affordable:

Tonya also told me about some great online boutiques that are perfect for finding some other items that you could wear to work! Vici Dolls – she has a discount code that is: TONYA20, for 20% off anything on their site. The photo below is a great jumpsuit you can add a cardigan or blazer with!

 

Have a favorite store to shop for work clothes? Comment below!

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Favorite Jumpers and Rompers!

What’s better than not having to think if your top matches with your jeans or shorts? Nothing! haha. I adore wearing Jumpers and Rompers in the Spring/Summer. This Jumper is SO comfortable and easy to dress up with your favorite heels or throw on a denim jacket and chucks. Being able to do both with an outfit is so important to me. I love wearing things different ways depending on how I feel that day or where I’m headed!

Below I’ve linked this Jumper & some others that I adore:

Some must have Rompers:

*I usually do size Medium in Rompers cause of my height, I’m 5’7″

Photo by @briangrove in Venice Beach

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Workout Sneakers for All Under $100!

I recently had a lot of interest in sharing some of my favorite day to day workout sneakers. Whether you are running errands or going to hit the gym, these are some of my favorites! Currently are all under $100 — jump on that sale.

Some of my favorite ADIDAS:

Some of my favorite NIKE:

These are just some of the latest shoes you can find that are on sale. I will also be doing my favorite workout leggings and tops this week. I know a lot of have been asking for that post as well. I’m excited to start bringing you more content, so stay tuned.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Top 5 watches you need in your collection!

I wanted to share my top 5 watches with you from MVMT! Yes, You guys should know how much I love this brand by now. It’s the only watch I wear and I appreciate the quality and timelessness of their designs. They are always so good to my readers, when you check out use code: tonyamichelle, for $15 any purchase you make!

MVMT has been a brand my friends introduced me to, I feel in love with them and now I’m so lucky to be working with them! When you use my discount code, I don’t get any commission – it’s simply a discount for you guys.

Below are what I believe should be in every woman’s watch collection!

This watch is called Solis! It’s sold out from time to time so make sure to you scoop this up while it’s available.  You can shop it HERE.

Here are some similar styles in other colors, First – Middle and Last:

Stella – Silver and Rose Gold.

Leo – Rose Gold.

Orion – Rose Gold and Bronze.

Rodeo has a blush pink wrist band with a rose gold accent. I’m a sucker for anything blush pink – I think it’s a great watch for Spring and Summer. Direct link to purchase is HERE.

Also comes in other colors such a light blue, black, tan, and gold!

The Gimlet is a stunning piece. It’s a watch you can wear to work, a girls night, or even a formal event. The direct link is HERE.

Also comes in other colors:

Matte Black : Vesper 

Gold: Cosmo

Rose Gold: Paloma

Rose Gold & Black: Sherry

Dark Silver and Black: Julep

San Vicente – I love this watch for day to day, running errands – it even goes with my workout clothes. Which I wear all the time, not just for the gym – haha.

Comes in other colors as well!

Rose Gold and Silver: McKinley

I also wanted to share one of my favorite sunnies!! I had to get all THREE colors.

They are called: BACKSTAGE

Hope you found a new watch, sunnies and also they do carry bracelets! I will be sharing that post on my Instagram later this week. I styled my MVMT watch with two of their bracelets.

xx, Tonya Michelle

PS* I don’t keep my watches running, when I wear them, I set the time and then unclick them when I put them back in the case. Might be odd, but I don’t want all the batteries to be running at once.

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20-30% OFF My Favorite Summer Must Haves!

If you missed my Insta-story take over at @lolashoetiquedolls its ok! I still have you covered. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Summer must haves and you can also get 30% until tomorrow using code: TONYA at checkout. After Monday 5/28, you can use the code and receive 20% off.

**Please note, their items sell out QUICK. 

First up I want to talk about getting yourself a MUST have two piece – not swimwear, but outfit! Whether it’s a dress or blazer / short suit. They are a great way to look like you have it all together and still feel sexy, haha. Anyone else agree?

I’m wearing a size Medium in the shorts and blazer.

Direct link to purchase the Blazer HERE and the Shorts HERE.

Don’t forget to use the discount code: TONYA for a % off!

A few others that I think are a MUST:

Divinity & Beyond Top – Red Stripe

Divinity & Beyond Pant – Red Stripe

Leisure Pleaser Set – White

Paired this look with one of my favorite heels; Naturalist! These have a thicker heel which to me, gives more support and they didn’t need to be broken in. Win-Win if you ask me. They are under $30 and even a bigger discount when using code TONYA. They come in three colors and directly linked below.

I’m wearing Nude!

NudeTanBlack

Other heels I have my eye on:

Friends or Lovers – Black

Also, don’t forget a clutch! It’s called the Kensington, this is the Rose Gold color.  It’s under $38 before using the discount code. Also comes in three other colors.

Directly linked here for you: BlackCoralRose GoldNude

Personally, I’ll be getting the Coral one next. I love a good POP of color.

A few other handbags I have my eye on currently:

Eden Crossbody – Nude Snakeskin – under $26. 

East Hampton Crossbody – Natural Stripe – Under $33.

This dress sold out SO fast but I was able to snag one in a size Medium. I was SO happy. Like I said above, if you see something you love, you need to purchase. Don’t wait. I’ve learned my lesson this way….haha. I will link some other similar styles that I adore below.

I first saw these heels and was like “YAS GIRL” – haha needed them instantly. They run true to size, didn’t leave me with blisters and didn’t need to be broken in. Again, a must! They are selling out quickly after the Insta-story take over today, two sizes left: shop them HERE.

Similar Styles:

Reality Check in Nude

Reality Check in Black

Other shoes I’m looking at currently:

Sol – In Coral

Steal The Scene – Nude

Saint-Tropez – Coral

Steal My Sunshine Dress – Peach Floral

I’m wearing a size Medium! They have Large left, direct link HERE.

Rocking my Naturalist heels again here! I love how you can easily wear these with almost any outfit.

This looks like a two piece but it’s a dress! Cute right? Here are some of my other favorite dresses they currently have:

Good Vibrations Dress – Yellow

Forever Flawless Dress – White

Tranquility Dress – White

You & I Halter Dress – Black Floral

Tropical Breeze Dress – Green

 

Hope you found a love at Lolashoetique the way I have. Remember to use code: TONYA for any purchases! I don’t get any commission, it’s just them sharing the love with my readers.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Bridal Box from Babble Boxx

I’ve partnered with Babble Boxx to help share some great items that every bride will need either during or after the BIG day! I’m excited to show you some of their top picks.

First up is Mixbook. It’s a great way to design and create your own ideas and make them come true on paper. You can make it your own personal style. There is also a 50% OFF discount code in the photo for anyone who would like to use it!

Website: HERE

CODE: BABBLE50 – 50% off all wedding stationery. Expires 12/31/2018

You can visit them on their social channels for more info and to purchase:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest: @mixbook

Next we have RingHero – This brand was created by three women entrepreneurs in Chi-town! They all said they had the exact same problem, no safe place to put their ring while working out, running, hiking or doing anything else that involved doing something active.

Below you can see how you simply unzip, place and zip! Put this band on your arm and you’re ready to go hiking or running! Maybe even an OTF workout like myself.

You can visit them on their social channels for more info and to purchase:

Website: HERE

Discount Code: “BBRingHero” 10% off code, Valid May 1st–June 30th, 2018

Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest: @YourRingHero

Charles & Colvard sent these STUNNING earrings, I almost died when I open this box. They are based in North Carolina and are the original creators of the Moissanite!

I know I will be rocking these during some fun events leading up to my wedding. They are also perfect for day to day wear. SO SO Stunning!!!!

You can visit them on their social channels for more info and to purchase:

Facebook: @charlesandcolvard

Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest: @charles_colvard

This is a must have for your wedding day! The Bali Lace ‘N Smooth Body Briefer is not only super sexy, it will hold me into place in all the right spots. *wink wink* Don’t we all need this?! I know I do! I also love how it has some stretch to it, I can breathe in it just fine. I know some I’ve tried before kind over does it and it’s way too uncomfortable. Good job, this not only makes you feel sexy, you look sexy too!

You can visit them on their social channels for more info and to purchase:

Website: HERE

Instagram: @bali_intimates

Facebook: @bali.intimates

Twitter: @BaliIntimates

ZOYA nail polish is a brand I fell in love with during NYFW so I’m really excited to see them in this box as well. They have the biggest range of colors I’ve ever seen, and they are beyond stunning.

The three colors below are:

Jordan (ZP886), Leia (ZP835) and Abby (ZP887). Packaged in a stylish white trio box!

Zoya is a Big-10 free breathable formula free of: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutl, Toluene, Camphor,TPHP, Parabens, Xylene, Ethyl, Tosylamide, Lead.

You can visit them on their social channels for more info and to purchase:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest: @ZoyaNailPolish

Website: HERE

I hope some of you future brides found some great gifts for yourself or even for your best friends who are currently engaged to be married. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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MVMT April Favorites + DISCOUNT code!

April went by so fast and I can’t believe May is going to be this week! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite MVMT watches and sunnies for you today all in this post. All the different ways I’ve styled them and also simply wanted to give y’all a RAD discount code too!

First up some of their newest sunnies:

  1. BACKSTAGE

I rocked these on the beach, with a red dress and even with some black flares. They come in three different colors and are $45 when you use my code!

Direct link to shop: Backstage Sunnies

2. STRANGER 

These also come in black! I love the shape of these and they honestly can go with any outfit. I rocked mine with a graphic t and white jeans! They are also $45 when using my code!

Direct link to shop: STRANGER SUNNIES.

 

Other sunnies that are in right now and affordable:

Watches:

M1: This new M1 style is stunning, smaller band & great for any occasion. Under $100 when using my code! Comes in tons of colors as well.

Direct link to purchase: M1 Watch

This gorgeous pink rose is called RODEO!

Direct link to shop: RODEO

Some other favorites, click on the photo to shop:

LA Brea Marble: Black Marble – Honestly probably my favorite yet! $145 with my code!

Direct link to shop: LA Brea Marble

Here are the other marble watches in their new collection, you can click any photo below to shop!

Don’t forget to use the DISCOUNT code ” tonyamichelle ” to save $15 on any purchase from MVMT!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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AURA MUGLER + GIVEAWAY

Out of all the fragrances that MUGLER carries, AURA has to be my personal favorite. This scent makes me think of the rain forest and earthiness, but still feminine and powerful! Right now, you get a matching body lotion with the purchase of AURA MUGLER! I love having a lotion that matches my current perfume! I was at New York Fashion Week and I got SO many compliments on this scent! A couple people even asked “Who smells so good?” ME! That’s who!

I have partnered up with Angel by Mugler to help spread the word on their newest fragrance! This post is sponsored but all opinions are mine.

I had 13 hour days during my trip to New York Fashion Week and all I needed was a spray on my wrist and neck. The rest of the day – I was set! Smelling incredible and I loved how it lasted!

 

AURA MUGLER, the latest MUGLER fragrance, invites you to reconnect with your inner nature and to unleash all your femininity and your aura. The AURA MUGLER Eau de Parfum comes to life in an iconic bottle shaped like a universal symbol — the heart, the very source of life and the realm of the emotions. This MUGLER creation is adorned with the brand’s metallic M.

AURA MUGLER EAU DE PARFUM

This fragrance also comes in shower milk and body lotion! This would be a great gift for Valentine’s Day, a friends birthday, or even an addition to a beauty gift basket!

AURA MUGLER SHOWER MILK

AURA MUGLER BODY LOTION

I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of this fragrance and I have a fun giveaway I am hosting with Mugler! Make sure you head over to my Instagram post to enter to win! The winner will be announced on 2/20! Good Luck. Direct link is HERE.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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DESIGNER DUPES UNDER $40 + 30% OFF WITH SHOPLC.COM

I have partnered up with ShopLC.com to share these designer dupes with you guys! Use discount code: “tonya30” to get 30% OFF!!!! ( Discount Valid on online Items 1/10/18 -2/28/18. Not valid on Live TV, $1 Online Auction, Loose Gemstone, Clearance or Doorbuster orders. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.)

These prices are seriously amazing. They have so many awesome deals on a daily basis.  As you know, they are also known for having fun TV hosts who will sell items quickly and on Live TV. They have an extensive range of products, from women’s clothing and bags, shoes, jewelry, DIY items, home decor, loose gemstones, and men’s items as well. Scroll down to see how I styled two of my favorite bags, plus a few others for spring and vacation!

 

The quilted bags above remind me of some of Gucci’s quilted cross-body bags, except they’re BOTH under $15! You can find them in quite a few different colors, too. Click here or here for the direct links! 

— USE DISCOUNT CODE: “tonya30” for 30% off! 

I also bought the bag in black! As you can see below, they have tons of colors to choose from — incase you’d want a staple color or a POP of color to your outfit!

Some other great handbags I found for UNDER $40 below!

 

 

I love these classic looks and low contrast colors! Plus, who doesn’t want tassels ($39.99) and fringe ($16.99)?! (The gray bag is vegan! How cool!)

And here are some more really fun bags that I love for springtime and for vacation!

Shop this Multi-color sling bag ($34.99) here! Yep, I still love poms!

Shop this Multi-color tassel bag ($34.99) here! I love this bright green!

 

Shop this Multi-color sling bag ($34.99) here! How cute is this?

 

Shop this multi-color tassel bag ($34.99) here! This pop of orange has me so excited for warm weather!

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I love a good clutch! ($14.24) Yes, please!

 

DON’T FORGET TO — USE DISCOUNT CODE: “tonya30” for 30% off! Discount Valid on online Items 1/10/18 -2/28/18. Not valid on Live TV, $1 Online Auction, Loose Gemstone, Clearance or Door-buster orders. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

 

 

I hope this post helped you find another great place to shop online (or on TV0 to find killer deals! They even have auctions! Can’t wait to see what you get!

 

xx, Tonya Michelle 

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How to pair Fenty Beauty and JCPenney Fashion x Sephora inside JCPenney

Exciting things happening! Many of you have tried some of the products from Fenty Beauty, but have you SEEN the new products yet?! I am SO pumped! In collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney I will be showing you how I styled three different outfits from JCPenney with three different colors from Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle Lip Collection which I got at Sephora inside JCPenney too!

JCPenney opened Sephora inside JCPenney at their stores in 2006 and they are doing big things! High quality clothes AND high end beauty products in one place?? YES PLEASE. It’s a great way to get everything you need to shop for in one place.

Sephora inside JCPenney also offers free mini-makeovers at their locations! Guess who got to go in-store and try the new Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle line? YES, ME! This line has 14 amazing, matte lipstick shades that will seriously leave you speechless! I decided to do 3 different outfits with my #FentyFace and match 3 fun colors from the Mattemoiselle Collection.

Click HERE to check out all the colors!

Below, I have on this Project Runway Knot Waist Sweatshirt Dress (perfect for chilly days). I love the details in the middle of this dress because it accentuates my waist and my curves. Sometimes, in the winter, we end up of losing our shape with all of the thick clothes and layers we have to wear to stay warm!

Direct link to shop is HERE.

Comes in 2 colors: Purple & Grey. I’m wearing a size small.

Currently on sale for under $30!

I decided to pair this outfit with the Mattemoiselle lipstick in the shade “Griselda”. I think this lip shade ties the outfit together nicely and isn’t “too girly”. 

Link to shop is HERE.

Also wearing these awesome suede, knee high boots from Liz Claiborne! I am obsessed with these boots. I always have a hard time finding a pair of boots that don’t slouch down while walking, these stay in place!

Link to shop is HERE. Currently 80% off!! No joke, $20!

If you have heard anything about Fenty Beauty at this point, you know that Rihanna is killin’ it when it comes to quality! And above all- she actually made products for ALL skin types and shades. No, seriously…all of them. A lot of brands claim to be all-inclusive, but end up falling short. Not this line! The colors are SO rich and yet still light and wearable! And the shades go from light to dark, and everything in between!

Click HERE to shop the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r foundations.

The second outfit I put together has more contrast. I LOVE contrast in my outfits, and these Mattemoiselle shades will have plenty of options for that! SO, can we talk about these bell sleeves?! This blouse is from T.D.C Funnel – The sleeves are the perfect length so I still feel comfortable going out to eat and not getting food all over! Yeah, I’m clumsy! So what?! Haha.

Click HERE to shop!

They currently have black in stock. I’m wearing a size small!

I paired this top with black pants from BELLE + SKY and, yep, those suede knee high boots, again! I told you I love them!

The Mattemoiselle lipstick Plush Matte lipstick shade I went with for this outfit is “Shawty”. I swear, the names of these lip colors are almost just as awesome as the line itself! I chose this shade because it’s a much darker color and it looks awesome against a white top. Plus, it made my outfit just a bit more edgy.

Click HERE for the lipstick!

My third outfit was honestly my favorite and kind of out of my comfort zone — which is why I’m releasing how much I loved it. I was challenged to pick an outfit I usually wouldn’t wear and pair it with a color lip I haven’t done before either. Challenge taken and I’m in love!!

I rocked this killer floral track suit with my feminist t-shirt underneath.

Don’t you just love this? I now wanna wear this jacket all the time.

Project Runway Floral Bomber Jacket – it’s currently on sale – under $20!!

Click HERE to shop the jacket.

Project Runway Floral Track Pants – also on sale – under $35!!

Click HERE to shop the pants.

My feminist t-shirt is also from the Project Runway Line! It’s currently under $10.

Click HERE to shop this graphic t-shirt!

For this look I wanted to pair it with a FUN & in-your-face color! I picked “One Of The Boyz” — it’s a gorgeous lilac color. I’m glad I tried something I normally wouldn’t. It made me want to explore more when it comes to colors in my makeup routine!

Click HERE to shop this lipstick!

Don’t forget to enter the fun giveaway that is on my Instagram. Below is a direct link to enter to win a $100 giftcard to Sephora inside JCPenney!!!!

Enter HERE!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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