Esmara – Heidi Klum Makes Fashion Affordable at Lidl –

*Slow clap* for Heidi Klum for designing a line of 84 must have, staple pieces for your wardrobe. Not only are they gorgeous, well made and able to mix and match the entire line — It’s AFFORDABLE. I will be showing you a few looks I created with her pieces. This is only a small fraction of her amazing collection.

You’re probably wondering, “Where can I purchase?!!?” — you can purchase from Lidl! Their stores are popping up all over the US & they are also based in the U.K. – Click HERE to search for your closest location. You can take a look of the entire collection HERE as well. Learn more HERE about Lidl and how they give you high quality for a low price. (You already know I love that!)

Dress – $16.99

Heels – $24.99

Crossbody: $19.99

Thats an entire outfit for under $62!! 

You can even tuck the chain into the crossbody and use this as a clutch if you like. The gold tassel detailing is my favorite. Its the little things that make the bag!! You can easily where this entire outfit to work or for a night out on the town, add a jacket and you can change your look quickly and easily!

Thank you Heidi for making me feel like a supermodel myself in this outfit. Mission accomplished!

Second outfit I styled two different ways was this stunning metallic skirt. I am SO into this trend right now and I’m ok admitting I will buy anything metallic. LOL. I styled this skirt in two ways; edgy and classy. I will show you both below. You can purchase this skirt for only $9.99 and it comes in 4 different styles. If you’re feeling sassy you can rock the metallic or leopard – if you’d like to tone it down for a certain occasion you can rock the plain black and navy blue!

I love staple pieces, is this is why I’m crazy for her line. You can literally mix and match whatever you want with these items and you still look amazing! White T-shirt? Yep! Leather jacket? Yep! Faux Fur! Why not!

My third outfit I put together was with the new knit coatigan. There are four different styles of this as well and it’s priced for $19.99! Below I’m wearing the cognac! It also comes in black, blue and a color block of beige – black – blue and creme which is stunning. This coatigan can easily be paired with your favorite pair of jeans, t-shirt and sneakers. I paired mine with a shirt dress and thigh high boots!

I’m also rocking my new black clutch – this is also $19.99 and comes with a cross body strap as well incase you want to rock is across! It comes in this color and also a blue/black.

I hope you found some great pieces to add to your own closet and you don’t have to break the budget! I know I’m currently on my way to Lidl as soon as I hit “publish” on this post. I am so excited to see the store.

Photography Credit: Carling – Instagram & Website.

xx – Tonya Michelle

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MAKE FASHION GREAT AGAIN; NYFW OOTD #2

This was one of my favorite outfits of NYFW, “Make Fashion Great Again

Express yourself, everyday. No matter what people say.

These booties are AMAZING, I wore them all night and my feet didn’t hurt, I was as surprised as you are. I’m all about shoes that you don’t need to break in. I’ve linked them below and also some other you can make a statement wearing this Fall!

My handbag is by Kendall & Kylie but SOLD OUT most places I could link but I have some websites I did find the medium sized bag which I’m carrying and then the mini one as well. I lucked out and found mine at my local TJMAXX for $99!!

Mini Tote: Click HERE.

Medium Tote: Click HERE.

Another Mini Tote: Click HERE.

Metallics are EVERY WHERE!! If you don’t own something Metallic yet, you need to. As long as it’s something you like. I felt like Barbie when I first put this skirt on and I ran with it! I linked my exact skirt below and then some other gorgeous ones. I am ALL about taking a statement piece and then adding a graphic t-shirt. Also, every item below is 50% OFF! Use code “GET50”

My t-shirt was a hit, it was a little expensive than the usual t-shirts I buy BUT the material is SILK, which explains the price point. It’s light weight and feels amazing on. I can also wear this t-shirt with any bottom and it will be a hit! I love pieces you can wear different ways. I purchased this shirt from Undeniablebtq — located in Fairfax. You can shop from the direct link HERE.

Follow them on Instagram for their new releases: @undeniablebtq

My sunnies have been one of my favorites since my bestie @hauteoffthebrush surprised me with them. My boyfriend even has them in black! I’ve linked them below and some similar!

Photography By Paige! Here Instagram: @paigenicollephoto

xx, Tonya Michelle

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NYFW x OOTD #1

My first outfit for NYFW was a hit! I got stopped so many times about pieces I was wearing and to be honest, my outfit wasn’t expensive. I’ve linked everything below for you to shop, direct links to the same or very similar items. I’m all about freedom of expression when it comes to fashion. Have fun with every outfit you put together and let it truly explain how you feel!

First up is a leather jacket! These below are my favorite and can add some attitude to any outfit.

My shoes I was able to find last year on Poshmark but I found some below for you!

Direct link for the ones shown are HERE ; for $69.99 I’ve link similar below.

These jeans are LEGIT. Comfortable, high waisted and they make your legs look good!!!! I’ve linked this exact pair below in the first photo and then another two that are similar.

Direct link to the body suit I was wearing is HERE, it’s by Yummie! I have the black short sleeved one, the also make a long sleeved one. I’m favoriting this one simply because it wasn’t uncomfortable to wear all day and its true to size. I got a medium cause I don’t like them tight where I can’t breathe.

I’ve linked my sunnies in the first post below and then similar ones as well.

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My Week long test drive with the 2017 Impreza by Subaru.

This post was sponsored by Subaru, my urge to sell my current car and get a Subaru are truly my own feelings. 

Besides feeling like one of the “Price Is Right” woman here, this car should be your main focus. I was lucky enough to be able to test drive the 2017 Subaru Impreza for an entire week! How cool is that right? Below you will find some highlights, photos, my favorite features and even Carl jumps in on this post to give you his favorites as well!!

I honestly wish I could just drop this car off for you to drive, but since I can’t…I’m going to try my hardest to make you understand why I’m now a huge fan and it has me feeling “FOMO” since they came and took the car back.

Not only is the interior sleek and gorgeous, it’s truly incredible all the features you have inside. Let me touch on a few of my favorite:

Apple CarPlay – If you have an iPhone like I do, you’ll love the feature. It’s a multimedia touchscreen that mirrors your favorite apps. Obviously helping you navigate easier. Such as text messages where you can speak to text so you can keep those hands and eyes on the road!! If you don’t have an iPhone, no worries there is the Android Auto! You can link your phone easily and you don’t have to be tech savvy.

Keyless Access with Push-button Start – yasssssss. Not only is this function more convenient but it also helps you NOT lock your keys in the car. This is something I’ve done way too many times.

Adaptive cruise control lets you set your speed and maintain a constant safe distance with the car in front of you without having to jump on the gas or break constantly, very cool.

Carl’s favorite features:

AWD + 38 MPG – If you live in an area that experiences all 4 seasons like we do, AWD is a must. Knowing you have the ability to navigate the snow when it arrives is important for those of us not lucky enough to wear shorts year round. The MPG was another pleasant surprise, we averaged 31MPG while we drove it around town!
Automatic breaking is a great safety feature that gives you even more confidence while behind the wheel. Knowing that you have a backup set of eyes, in essence, is a great thing! It stepped in once while we were driving because a car in front of us suddenly stopped on a one lane road, its a feature that is honestly great for all drivers, especially if you have a newer driver in the family. Another example of the emphasis on safety that Subaru has brought to the new Impreza.
The touchscreen electronics display is extremely easy and intuitive. It also features one of the coolest XM features I have ever seen. If you change read stations it automatically starts the current song from the beginning!! Whaaaat, no more just missing your favorite songs. At first I thought I was just lucky that I happened to catch every song from its start but then I realized I’m not as skilled as I hoped and the Subaru Eyesight was doing the heavy lifting.
Multifunction Display – It’s good information to have handy; fuel economy, directions etc. It’s easier to see because it’s closer to the windshield so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road or get distracted.

I know when I’ve spoken to people on why they love Subaru they all said two things:

– Strong Frame / Safety Ratings.

– Affordability / Value 

We all want a car to keep us and our loved ones safe, as well as not breaking the bank without sacrificing all the features you want and need! Subaru does an amazing job at this.  We shouldn’t ever have to jeopardize either of those things because of price. Thank you Subaru for building a stronger frame and making it within our reach!

Let’s talk space!

Larger cargo area, wide rear opening and roof rails. Going shopping? Taking a road trip? No worries, theres room for that and more. The second row seating can fold down for more space as well.

One of my favorite features below is the cargo cover. I love being able to put things in the back and then pull this down so no one can view what is in the back! (Especially for those shopping trips, just think Christmas time!) You can view below!

I suggest you visit your local dealer, hop onto their website to build your own or even pick up your friend and go test drive a Subaru today. I promise you won’t regret it. 

Photos by Kyle Hanger @kylehanger !

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Bell Sleeves, Studs and Must Have Denim!

One thing I love about fashion, being able to do whatever you want . Maybe you’ll wake up today wanting to only wear yoga pants, or maybe you’ll rock out that new hand bag with those studded heels — feeling like a rockstar either way.

These studded heels are marked down to $41 from $119!!! They come in grey and black. 

Also linked some similar for less, Shop Below!

This bag is a deal! I just got it in the mail last week from them. Comes in this light grey  or olive color. I personally love the grey, goes with everything! It’s under $40.

Also linked some other bags that I currently adore!

Tassel earrings, an easy way to make a statement!

Last but not least let’s talk about this bell sleeve sweater and these jeans!!

I linked this sweater and similar ones for all under $30! 

I’ve gotten so many questions on these jeans and I know a few of your picked them up when I first posted about them, they do run true to size and they also hold their shape all day long. I’m a fan! You’ll find them linked below!

Hope I helped you find some great Fall additions! It’s right around the corner.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Express Yourself In A Summer Pattern!

The one thing I look for when I’m shopping is a fun and bright pattern that I don’t see everywhere. I love finding items that you don’t see on every person. I love having something that people go ‘Where did you get that from?!?!” Right?!?

I have fun shopping and finding items from one of my favorite online boutiques; Gray Monroe. I love it so much she’s given me a discount code for y’all, so if you purchase anything from her site you can use code: tonyamichelle26 & you’ll get 15% off.

Below you’ll find two of my favorite pieces from her. I also linked the other items for you as well.

Another day, another fun #ootd!!!

The first dress is sold out but she has the same pattern called “April” and linked HERE.

(Don’t forget 15% off using tonyamichelle26, anything on the website!)

You can get S-M-L-XL, I’m wearing a size Small.

I am in love with adding bright earrings to every outfit I wear, well besides sweatpants. Maybe i should start though? haha. These tassel earrings are amazing. I have linked some below, you have over 20 color options with them! See below.

My second favorite dress is below! It’s called the Hailey.

It’s up for pre-order HERE.

You can get a S-M-L-XL, I’m wearing a size Small.

(Don’t forget 15% off using tonyamichelle26, anything on the website!)

Below you’ll find my sandals and accessories linked!!

These Ball Drop earrings are SO GROWING on me. When I first saw them I was like “eh” and after wearing them with a few outfits, I completed my look! I’ve linked some of my favorite below.

My sandals are also linked below & a few others I found to be similar!

Comment below which item is your favorite and why! I will be picking one lucky reader and sending them a pair of fun tassel earrings. Good luck, make sure to leave your email. 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Charming Charlie x Kendall + Kylie Collection

Charming Charlie x Kendall + Kylie Collection

Charming Charlie has been one of my favorite stores since I was in high school. Today I’m blessed to say we are collaborating together to announce the fabulous Kendall + Kylie collaboration. These handbags and accessories are gorgeous! You can easily use these for your everyday errands or use it for a night out. I will have direct links for you to shop below.

These colors are such easy transition pieces from any season, which is a must! I love when a brand takes that into consideration.

Debut Tote – YellowSilverBlue/Silver Stars

Of course I had to get the signature wallet to match! It zips, keeps all your goodies inside! Super important in a wallet. No need to worry about anything falling out. There is 10 card pockets inside, a place to put your cash or check book as well as a zipper little coin pocket! It’s under $36 and comes in three colors. Direct links below.

How adorable is this Iggy Faux Fur Bag Charm?! It’s under $20 and linked directly here. You an see the cute options they have below. They have others like a star and just a pom. It’s a great way to add some expression to your bag!

Can we PLEASE talk about this book bag?!?!? I am head over heels for this bag. Not only because it’s stylish, well made and the color is so GLAM. But also because it has a separate holder for your laptop/iPad. It’s a must. I appreciate when people design products with thought! Also has a pocket in the front for quick access, for your phone, wallet and etc. Also the fabric is well made, it’s not a thin layer of fabric, you don’t have to worry about this chipping away. It’s the perfect on the go bag!

Direct link here OR shop below!

 

Now let’s talk some cute accessories!!!

We all need stylish cosmetic bag, you can even use this to carry your charging cords, hair ties, hand sanitizer or anything you need to store away in your tote bag! Proper organization is a must for me. Why not have it be a cute bag?!

You can shop this cosmetic in different colors:  SilverBlue 

Clutches & Camera Bags too! Several different colors and designs:

If you love to travel they have a passport carrier and a luggage tag! See below for direct links.

Hope you love the new Kendall + Kylie line as much as I do and grab a piece for yourself. Make sure you use the hashtag #CCxKK #CharmingCharlie in your posts.

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

This post was sponsored by Charming Charlie, all of my thoughts and opinions are mine. This smile is a real smile of excitement!!! haha, Loved these products & hope you get to spoil yourself with one.

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Fun Patterns + $500 Nordstrom Giveaway!!

I struck gold when I found this Tory Burch dress online at a consignment store. This beauty is to die for! It’s so loud, fun and bright for perfect for any occasion if you ask me!

I’ve gotten so many compliments on this dress. I think it’s an easy way to make a statement without having to try so hard to figure out how to put an outfit together. I simply added a black clutch and black studded shoes to complete the look. I didn’t want to take anyones eyes off the dress.

I’ve linked some fun pattern dresses below that I love as well!

I’ve linked the shoes below and 2 other similar pairs that I love!

Don’t forget after this post you can enter to win a $500 shopping spree at Nordstrom!!!

 

 

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In celebration of the recent launch of Lili Alessandra a maker of fine linens and soft furnishings on Nordstrom.com. I have partnered with a few of my favorite bloggers to give away a $500 Nordstrom gift card! Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and ends on 8/8. Winner will be announced here. Good luck!

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Casual Peplum’s For Summer & GUCCI Giveaway!!

As soon as I saw this neon pink peplum I jumped and purchased! I loved the casual look of this peplum. I instantly thought “I can dress this up or down.” — Which is SO easy to do.  Below you’ll see how I “dressed” it up with white pants and also “dressed down” in jean shorts for some inspo. I have linked all these items and similar items for you as well. I also teamed up some other amazing bloggers at the end of this blog post for a GUCCI giveaway. Don’t miss out.

Can we take a minute to appreciate the longer denim shorts?!?! I love them! I found these on an online boutique and had to get them. I’m wearing a size medium. They carry sizes S-3XL.

Direct link to these are here, their instagram account is here.

I also styled this top with white shorts and wedges! See below.

Now let’s talk accessories!! Scroll down to see some of my favorite summer must haves.

What’s better than a bright neon peplum? Adding some earrings to spice is up even more. Below I linked these exact hot pink druzy earrings as well as a few others I love as well. You can click the image below to shop.

I searched high and low to find this exact tank for ya’ll, it’s literally sold out everywhere else!! But I found it in pink as well as a few other colors. I also linked a few others that are affordable and easy to switch up with with your look!

I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a mini Gucci Marmont purse.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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Hope you found something you can add into your style!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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5 Summer Staple Pieces That You Must Have.

There’s so many “Summer Must Haves” out there but I think you really need 5 good items and you can mix and match these with other staple pieces in your closet and you’ll be set! A good pair of white jeans, a nude pair of open toe heeled booties, a blush blouse, some good sunnies and of course a staple clutch that’s either nude or brown. Below I’ve linked these direct items that I styled and also some others that I found on sale as well! I appreciate you shopping from the links below, it truly helps me succeed as a full time blogger! Happy Shopping! 🙂

For me, I don’t believe in not wearing white after Labor Day, I’ll wear mine whenever I feel like it. haha who’s with me?! I love a good pair of white destroyed skinny jeans that are stretchy!!! This is a must for me, for a girl who loves to eat, I don’t want to be uncomfortable after a meal. What’s also great about these jeans is that they hit perfectly at my ankle, no need to roll them up if you don’t feel the need to. This brand is called Ashley Mason, they are based out of LA & I’ve been a fan ever since they let me try these a few months back. I’ve worn them on repeat if you haven’t noticed. No shame in my game – haha. You can find them at Nordstrom Rack!

Below I’ve linked some of the newest jeans and they are all currently on sale as well. I just bought the black ones for myself! They also run true to size.

Also they have some shorts 40% off!

I got this lace hollowed out peplum top on sale and it’s STILL on sale for under $40! It’s a gorgeous piece that can also be worn in Spring, Summer or Fall. I’ve linked it below as well as some of my other favorites that I found. I’m wearing a size Medium for reference! (I size up on their website)

I’m a huge lover of open toed booties that you can wear in the Summer and then transition into Fall as well. Why not buy something you can wear for more than just one season, it’s a win – win to me!

The ones I’m wearing above are from FashionJunkee I shop from her online boutique a lot, I love her items, the price points are great and she’s a small business!!! These come in a few different colors, you can click HERE for the Taupe that I’m wearing, HERE for the Tan and HERE for a similar pair in Black. All three pairs are under $40!

I also found some others below that are currently on sale. Click the images to shop!

My clutch is CORK! Amazing right? It’s from Spicer Bags and the direct link is HERE. It’s a little on the expensive side for what I usually buy and shoot but I’ve honestly used it so much this summer that I don’t mind. I feel as long as you’re getting good use out of an item, the price is ok!

I’ve linked some others I found below as well.

Don’t forget to add shades to your face! These sunnies I have on above are Prada and I found them brand new thrifted for $100 VS retail of $300. I was thrilled when I found them! I’ve linked some of my favorites below that are all under $20. Again, I love a good deal!!

Hope you found something you love on this post! I shared my favorites.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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