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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I wanted to round up some of my favorite Spring and Summer dresses from Bobeau and they also have a 30% off discount code currently running — it’s ” GETAWAY ” Below you’ll find a few of my favorites. I know they are selling out of their sizes since this sale started so I recommend jumping on it!
This cotton dress comes in two different colors; white and denim. I personally love a good white dress for this season. It’s easy to add a denim or leather jacket on. I pair with my current favorite cut out booties which are currently $20 off but only left in a few sizes. I linked some others below for you as well.
A new pair of sunnies is a must, the styles are always changing but it’s great to be able to find a company who produces the newest styles without breaking the bank. Below I’ve picked out some of my favorites and if you use my discount code it will make them under $50! Use code: tonyamichelle
I’ll be showing you more from this shoot and this brand shortly! Keep your eye out. In the meantime, enjoy shopping for some new Spring/Summer items!
xx, Tonya Michelle
Photos by: @BrianGove -He’s based in LA/Venice, Highly recommend him!!!