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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10+ Target Fashion Must Haves for Summer, Under $40!

Who doesn’t love Target?! With all of the hauls I’ve been doing recently, I’ve recently gotten a lot of requests to do a fashion haul at Target and I, of course, had to oblige.

Here are the items I purchased at Target along with some other recommendations!

Yellow Crewneck Sweatshirt

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Summer nights can be chilly, and having a lightweight sweatshirt in your closet is perfect for cool summer nights! This Universal Threads crewneck is the perfect spring to summer wardrobe staple and comes in a bunch of different colors and patterns! I picked up this yellow one in a size large for a more oversized fit, but could have worn a medium!

Patchwork Print Blue Maxi

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If it’s cute and lightweight, I’m buying it! This patchwork print blue maxi is perfect for any summer events that you’re going to. The square neck with tiered detailing and tie straps make this maxi far from ordinary! I’m wearing a size medium, my usual size, and fits comfortably even with the bump!

Coral, High-Waisted Paper Bag Shorts

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These are the perfect shorts for summer! The coral color is a fun summer color and the high waist with ruffle detailing is super cute. I got these in a size large because of the bump, but could have done a medium!

Denim Wash Romper

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This denim wash romper is SO cute! This might be my favorite piece from my Target haul. Buyer beware, it runs large! I’m wearing a size small and it fits like a medium. This romper would be perfect for any events you have coming up this summer!

Animal Print Tank

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You all know I’m a sucker for animal print! This top is perfect for any kind of occasion, whether it’s in the office with a blazer or cardigan, a night out with the girls, or just day-to-day! A versatile piece in your closet is a must and I love that this top can be worn in every season. I’m wearing a size large because of the bump but could have worn a medium!

Colored Striped Bikini

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This bikini isn’t from this particular Target haul, but I wore this on my recent trip to Austin, TX and got SO many compliments on it! It’s super comfortable and has a very flattering fit. I’m wearing a size large due to the bump but usually, I am a size medium!

Blue Striped Textured Bikini

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This bikini not only looks cute, but feels amazing! The stripes have a towel-like texture to them and are so soft. I like how the stripes are vertical so it has a very slimming effect. I am also wearing a size large in this bikini but am usually a size medium!

Yellow, Floral Off the Shoulder Dress

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This dress is a perfect spring to summer transition piece! I definitely plan on wearing this to a summer barbeque this year and it’s very lightweight and comfortable. I’m wearing my normal size of a medium!

Hot Pink Bikini

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Everyone needs a hot pink bikini in their summer swimsuit lineup! I found this hot pink bikini and knew I had to have it. I’m wearing a size large and it fits perfectly for pregnancy, but am usually a size medium!

Yellow Floral Pleated Midi Dress

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I saw this dress as I was checking out so I did not purchase this in store because they sold out of my size , however, I plan purchase online yesterday! This dress is SO cute! It would be perfect for any special events you may be attending this summer such as a wedding and is the perfect midi length. I would order my normal size of a medium!

Striped Bodycon Tank Dress

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This black and white striped bodycon tank dress is another one of my favorites from this haul! It’s perfect for summer and SO comfortable! I love how it can be dressed up or down depending on the weather or whatever you’re doing that day! I am wearing my usual size of a medium!

Some other Target Must Haves:




Which Target find is your favorite?

I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonyamichelle

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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May Amazon Haul!

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Back by popular demand, here is my latest Amazon haul!

All of these pieces are not maternity-specific, however, they are bump-friendly for my ladies with pregnant bellies!

Grey, Comfy Jumpsuit, $24.90

This jumpsuit is the comfiest jumpsuit ever! I seriously feel like I am wearing pajamas and it’s so cute. I’m wearing my normal size medium and it fits true to size. This would be a great travel outfit, running errands outfit, or even lounging around the house! It also comes in 4 other colors: Red, blue, black and green!

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Leopard Sandals with foam soles, $69

As seen paired with my jumpsuit above, these leopard sandals are not only so cute but so comfortable! Normally, I wouldn’t spend this much on sandals. However, the foam insert is of such great quality and makes the price such a steal. These also come in a snakeskin pattern that I’m tempted to get as well!

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Leopard Maxi Dress, $20

Continuing on with the leopard obsession, I found this leopard print maxi dress and fell in love. It’s bump-friendly and so comfy. I’m wearing my normal size medium and it fits perfectly! This dress also comes in 11 other prints!

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Shop similar maxi dresses here:

Do More of What Makes You Happy T-Shirt, $16

I am a sucker for a cute graphic tee, and this one won my heart! Not only is it so cute, but it’s so comfortable too! I’m wearing my normal size medium in this as well.

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Shop similar graphic tees here:

Leaf Printed Midi Dress, $22

Another dress that I’ll be living in this summer is this black and white leaf printed midi dress! I am wearing my normal size medium and it fits perfectly. This one also comes in 19 other colors and prints that are so cute!

My sandals are designer dupes! only $19! Shop HERE

Comes in 6 colors!


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Shop similar dresses here:

Flowy Leopard Dress, $16

Another leopard dress I found and love, this ruffled, flowy, white leopard print dress! I’m wearing another size medium and it fits perfectly. This dress comes in 3 other leopard print colors!

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Shop similar dresses here:

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

Xx, Tonyamichelle

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Day 2 of NYC – OOTD’s and Restaurants!

New York City is my favorite city in the world, so I was thrilled that Caroline and I were able to experience more than one day!

On our second day, we decided to sleep in a bit and get an early lunch after we shot some pictures for the blog. We met a friend who suggested Merriweather, a cute coffee and light bites breakfast and lunch spot located in West Village. Caroline and I both opted for the Mediterranean salad which did NOT disappoint! It was so tasty and just the right amount of food that didn’t make us feel bloated as we continued our trek across the city.

After stopping by Tractenburg and Co. for a meeting, we decided to walk around the city a bit and stumbled upon an adorable Italian-style restaurant called, “Rosemary’s.” We were drawn in by the decór and had some time to kill, so we stopped in for a midday snack. Caroline and I took advantage of their happy hour specials and ordered a rosemary infused lemonade spritzer and it was to DIE for! We loved it so much, we asked for the recipe so we could make it ourselves! We also got some bread and prosciutto which was also seasoned with rosemary. It was the perfect mid-day snack and the most inviting and fun atmosphere!

 

Next, we took a walk around town and headed to “While We Were Young” for an early dinner/another mid-day snack! We were on a hunt for good food and drinks and were not about to be stopped! I had been here before and was so excited to show Caroline one of my favorite spots in the City.

These sunnies have been EVERYTHING since I got them in the mail, they come in a range of colors and you can get them for $60 if you use my code ” tonyamichelle ”  when checking out!

My OOTD for walking around the city:

Wrangler Tank *currently 40% off under $18

Faux Leather shorts I purchased in Japan last year

Rachel Roy booties I found thrifted!

While We Were Young

Featuring blush décor and marble tables, your Instagram feed will thank you for stopping by this quaint cocktail bar. Their drink menu features a “night out” theme, which was fun to order. I had the “while we were young” and Caroline had the “too good for you.” Following drinks we ordered more food of course: garlic truffle French fries, roasted Brussel sprouts and a corn summer salad that were all incredible. We topped it off with some “frosé” (frozen rosé) and could not stop taking pictures of our drinks and the food!

Headed out to the hotel before dinner! Yes, all we did was eat and drink, haha.

Backpack:

Dress: BooHoo (Boutique Rose Metallic Polka Dot Skater Dress)

To finish our food-and-drink-filled-day, we met one of my good friends Adelle @fashionistalab at La Pecora Bianca, an Italian restaurant located in Midtown. We drank wine and enjoyed their homemade, fresh-in-house pasta. It was the perfect ending to a long day and the pasta was incredible! La Pecora Bianca has a cute outdoor seating area where we enjoyed the last bit of sunshine.

Adelle looking PURE fabulous as always!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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My favorite color of the season!

Every season I find a color and I usually can’t stop buying it…haha. Truth! Last year I was obsessed with coral and this year lilac is my new obsession. Anyone else find a color and wear it nonstop? I used to be huge into neon colors during the spring and summer and I think the older I get the more I tone it down. Tone it down meaning I’ll go for pastels now. 😉

This Pleated Batwing Midi Dress comes in 3 colors. Lilac, White and Black! I’m wearing a size 4.

It’s currently 50% and under $40!

The last 5 picks are an additional 50% off!

This dress was one of my favorites when I went to NYC in April, I got so many compliments on it! I’m wearing a size 4 and it’s also currently on sale. Above you can shop it and some other of my lilac favorites.

What’s your color of the season?

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Add a graphic T-shirt to your day and share a laugh!

This summer, graphic T-shirts have been my go-to outfit to pair with jeans, shorts, or even workout leggings. I love being able to express myself when it comes to fashion, and graphic tees make it so simple and fun to share a laugh with friends and family or even a stranger walking by that yells out “I love your shirt!”

Most of these graphic tees are under $40 and SO cute I’m about to get rid of all of my graphic tees just so I can buy these ones! I swear these make my day! Which is your favorite?

Also, don’t forget to add a pair of sunnies to seal the deal! Below are some of my favorites. You can use code tonyamichelle to get $15 off any item!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – The first of our picks!

It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of my favorite shopping days of the year, besides Black Friday of course!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts next week, July 12, if you’re a Nordstrom card holder and July 20 for non-card holders. My personal assistant, Caroline, and I have compiled a FEW of our favorite picks to make your Anniversary Sale shopping experience fun and easy! We will pushing out more posts as the sale goes on!

Caroline’s Picks:

Rompers/Jumpsuits

I love rompers and jumpsuits in the summer time. Nordstrom sells some of my favorite brands that give off a summer-beachy vibe which is definitely my kind of style.

Tops

Most of the tops in my closet are going-out tops, but you can never have too many right?

Shoes

I’m not a big shoe girl, so I usually opt for the comfy ones because I get such bad blisters. I loved these picks I found.

Bags

I’m also not a purse kind of girl either! But recently, I’ve learned to love them. These were my non-purse girl approved picks.

Sunglasses

I usually splurge on sunglasses, but I also like to switch it up every now and then with a fun, cheap pair!

Dresses

Whenever I shop for dresses, I usually stick to neutral colors so I can match them with fun accessories I have!

Fall Inspo

Last but not least, these are my top picks for fall!

Tonya’s Picks

Rompers:

Shoes:

Bags:

Sunnies:

Dresses:

Fall Inspo:

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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How to dress festive yet stylish for the 4th of July! + most deals under $40!

I love being festive for holidays, not only because it’s fun but it brings us all together! I picked some of my favorite deals you can find in-store and online for Wednesday’s fun Fourth of July.

My outfit above: 

Skirt is Ashley Mason (sold at Nordstrom Rack and Walmart, but they are sold out) I’ve linked some others below:

Shoes:

Fanny Packs: (Mine was sent to me from It Cosmetics)

Some other adorable pieces you can wear for the 4th of July or add into your daily wardrobe:

Hope everyone has a fun filled Fourth of July and maybe even found something fun to wear!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Steal vs splurge swimwear

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to hit the beach and pool in style! I’ve found the best swimwear from bikinis to one pieces fit for every budget.

One thing I love is to shop at my favorite high-end stores such as Revolve or Nordstrom and then see if I can find a comparable style at Target or Forever 21. Depending on the time frame and occasion sometimes you need a quick fix and the Mall or online options might be out of the picture. I have bikinis from Revolve, Nordstrom, Target and more… I shop at each store below and love these picks!

My first find was a pink tie-dye bikini from PacSun. I found almost the exact style from Forever 21 for a fraction of the price. Splurge on the left (PacSun), steal on the right (Forever 21).

More swimwear from PacSun:

More swimwear from Forever21:

Just like a little black dress, everyone needs a little black bikini in their life. I love shopping at Revolve, but sometimes you might not be able to splurge at that exact moment. So I wanted to share a few different options! I found almost the exact same style of  bikini that I loved at Revolve at Target.

Splurge on the left (Revolve), steal on the right (Target).

The bikini below one of my favorite high waisted bottoms from Target also the top is from there as well. Lately I’ve been buying separates then mixing them with my other bikinis. I did a small in the top and a medium in the bottoms!

An example above how I wore the same bottoms but mixed with different bikini tops. Can’t go wrong with a solid black bottom and then play around with the top!

More swimwear from Target:

Lot’s of affordable choices to mix and match with a solid color bikini bottom that you might already own!

More swimwear from Revolve:

Found some great pieces from Nordstrom as well- I have two of these in my cart currently. Again, being able to mix and match these are my favorite.

Also a few good items to complete your look:

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