Last Minute Holiday Shopping at Dulles Town Center! & GIVEAWAY BASKET!!

Anyone else still have last minute gifts needed? Well If you’re local to the Dulles Town Center – I have you covered! **At the end of this blog post is a fun and exciting GIVEAWAY! So let’s dive in! I’m sharing some of my favorite and must have deals. Get out, touch and feel those gifts and spread some holiday cheer. I personally love to be in STORE, support your local mall and get some Christmas Shopping completed.

American Eagle / Aerie

I took advantage of their huge sale going on! They are having $20 sweaters, 40% bralettes, 40% PJs, undies are 10 for $30 & MUCH MORE!

Also you get this ADORABLE reusable tote with any purchase!

Pandora

They currently have their Winter Collection & Disney Collection in stores! Starting at $65 you can get that special someone a new addition or start a new tradition with Pandora! These collections both have limited edition pieces, they go quick!

Victoria’s Secret

Their PJ sets are a MUST have! It’s an affordable and comfortable gift to give any woman. Sister-in-law, Mother, Best Friend, anyone…I mean come on, who doesn’t love comfortable PJs? Plus they are 40% off! Tons of colors and patterns. Don’t forget slippers! Only $10!

Also by check out there are perfect stocking stuffers. Everything from mini perfumes to lip gloss!

Macy’s

You’ll def find tons of items ready to go in the center of their beauty department! Everything from “Pamper yourself” kits to body wash and lotion sets. Perfume and more! I loved how they had stands of “$25 and under” gift ideas as well. Something quick and easy to grab yet doesn’t break the bank!

I also went over to the Men’s department and they have a lot of beanies, gloves, apparel and shoes on major sale! These boots below I think would be a great staple in any mans wardrobe!

Any parents of college students? Need new bedding for their dorm room or apartment? They have you covered! Get COZY!

Justice

I love this store and I secretly wish I was a kid again so I could rock their gear, haha. They have the cutest stocking stuffers and my favorite was their Ready to wear PJ sets! I wish they had my sizes!

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Have someone who loves the outdoors or is the sporty woman/man in your life? Well everything from major sale on ADIDAS running shoes, Yeti’s, comfy socks and more. Also – Don’t forget the cute Champion Slippers! BOGO on socks and can we talk about the comfy blankets, YEP also BOGO! Get out of town?!? yes please, Ill take TWO!

Bath & Body Works

Anyone a sucker for a candle? I know I am! Bath & Body Works is currently having their 3-wick candle sale: Buy 2 Get 2 FREE! What?! My current favorite scent is “WINTER” – it smells incredible! This is also a gift that’s great for anyone….your boss, teacher, best friend or even yourself!

Last but not least I ran into Ann Taylor and they are having a major in store sale…. tons of items are 40-50% off. Not only do they have GREAT staple pieces, it’s also work appropriate!

You still have a few days to head over to the Dulles Mall and grab those much needed items! Want to win an amazing gift basket from them and the surrounding businesses?

Prizes in the basket include:

Free Spa Manicure at Four Seasons Salon & Spa

$50 Cheesecake Factory Giftcard

$20 Village Cupcake Co Giftcard

$50 Macy’s Giftcard

Ann Taylor Scarf

Free Appetizer from Benihana with purchase of entree

Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Candle

Two Snowflake Kid Wands

Two Bags of Godiva Chocolates

and MORE!

How To Enter:

  1. Simply follow me @tonyamichelle26 and @dullestowncenter on INSTAGRAM

2. Comment below when finished! (this is how we know you completed, make sure to leave email, it will only show to me but its how I will contact you)

Good Luck!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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New York Fashion Week 2019 Outfits Part 1!

Fashion week is well underway in New York! I wait all year for this week and have been planning outfits for months that I am so excited to share with you guys!

I’ve linked my outfits as well as similar pieces so that you can have fun styling your own outfits using mine as your style inspiration! 😉

This is one of my favorite outfits from fashion week! The sequin blazer I purchased last October off of Haute Look and it is unfortunately sold out. However, I linked some similar ones here!

I styled this outfit with jeans, combat boots and a band tee underneath from MKT – Here are some band tees you can wear underneath those fun, sequined blazers!

Another outfit I loved with similar vibes is this one!

The blazer is Rachel Roy from Nordstrom Rack, but it is unfortunately sold out. The T-Shirt is another from Shop Rolling Rack. Shop this T-Shirt here. The pants are from ViciDolls! There are still some left in a size large here. 

You can use code “TONYA20” for 20% off anything on the site! Below are some similar blazers:

My red booties are from Nasty Gal but are sold out as well. I did find some really similar pairs though!

Another one of my favorite outfits is this pink sweater dress I ordered from Shein! Shein has been my favorite store lately because everything is so affordable and of great quality!

Some belt bags that would go great with these sweater dresses!

I hope you all loved these few outfits so far and I have many more coming! Which one was your favorite? I’d love to know in the comments below! Happy Fashion Week!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Plaids + Capes – Under $50!!

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!

Plaid Capes & Shirts:

Black Booties:

Faux Leather Pants:

Mine are from studiotwenty8fifty7 but they sold out!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Fall into the stripe trend! Striped Sweaters under $40!!

I fell into the colorful stripe trend! I’m someone who loves a fun pop of color so this trend is super fun to me. Below I’ve linked all of my favorites I’ve found for under $40! Click the photo of any sweater to shop directly.

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Must have cardigans for Fall!

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!

Hooded cardigans

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.

Printed cardigans

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!

Textured cardigans

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!

Do you have a favorite cardigan you love?

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When do you feel the most empowered as a woman?

This blog post is sponsored by Britney Spears Prerogative Fragrance. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

When do you feel the most empowered as a woman? For me, it’s putting together an amazing outfit and rocking it. My style changes daily, whether I wake up and rock yoga pants or if I’m decked out from head to toe in bright colors or sequins. I feel empowered by being able to express myself by my style! For others, it might be a goal or a dream accomplished.

That feeling of confidence is evoked as a sense of smell in Britney Spears new fragrance, “Prerogative.” The scent is fit for every budget so that all women AND men can enjoy the feeling of confidence and determination to be whoever you want to be. Yes, it’s UNIsex!


I have built my entire brand off of being unique and truly myself. When I heard of Britney’s new fragrance, I couldn’t wait to try it! Not only does it smell amazing, but it gives me the confidence to be myself in a way that all women should feel! With notes of Pink Pepper, Goji Berries and  Apricot Nectar, this fragrance is unique and confident, just like Britney and those who wear it. You can find the fragrance at Kohls – Priced perfectly between $32-42 depending on the size you’d like! I also think this is a great gift for the Holidays coming up! Shop HERE.

I often am asked how I built my own business and started from the ground up by just doing something I am so passionate about. Defying labels and expectations is what Britney Spears’ Prerogative fragrance is all about.

Be unique and be confident and you can do whatever you want to do in life. I love Britney’s message behind this perfume that resonated so deeply with me that I couldn’t wait to share it with you all.

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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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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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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