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 beauty weekly recap!

I’ve decided since I receive so many of the newest beauty products that I would start doing a weekly recap each week for you guys to let you know what just came out! So some of these below are NEW products on the market and also products I’m trying/seeing for the first time.

Nars, Fresh, It Cosmetics, Bite Beauty, Too Faced, Lancome, Urban Decay, Neutrogena, ColourPop, Bath & Body Works.

Urban Decay – NEW LO-FI Lip Mousse: Whipped to airy perfection, Lo-Fi Lip Mousse is a weightless, buildable, waterproof lip color. Lo-Fi provides high-impact color with a velvety soft finish that feels like you’re wearing nothing. I love that ultimately can use this as a blush and lipstick.

Nars 7 Deadly Sins – Coming soon! Hasn’t hit stores yet. It’s perfect for traveling when you might need options and don’t feel like bringing 7+ lipsticks with you!

It Cosmetics – I’ve been a huge fan of this brand for a few years. If you’re looking for a lightweight matte foundation – this is a must. I love how their products don’t CLOG your pores, I’ve had a lot of foundations in the past really end up hurting my skin.

Bath & Body Works –  Lovely Dreamer is one of their newest scents and I LOVE IT. Caroline was like “where is this from” and she couldn’t believe it! Right now it’s BUY 3 and get TWO free or BUY 2 and get 1 FREE. It’s a blend of fluffy musk, clean woods, white iris & fresh bergamot.

Fresh – Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence -fights pollution and signs of aging while increasing moisture and luminosity for a lustrous complexion.

Too Faced – When these first arrived I thought they would be too “metallic” to wear day to day, but after swatching them I was wrong and pleasantly surprised. These would easily work for any look. I would love some more color options!

ColourPop – 9 colors in this eye palette: New Digs: matte pastel peach, Anthem: metallic bright pinky copper, Dynamite: matte burnt orange, Hotel: metallic vivid copper, Motel: satin hot pinky coral, B+B: metallic pinky gold, Floaties: bright metallic orange, OOO: hot orange coral, Unwind: matte rich terracotta.

Neutrogena – I dove into this body gel this weekend – the smell is amazing! Left my skin feeling soft and not dry. I get super dry after showering, even in the summer. I hope to try their other scents after I finish this one. I’ve always been a huge fan of their makeup wipes so I’m glad they are expanding their body line.

Lacome- L’ABSOLU LACQUER GLOSS – These are the perfect buildable lipglosses – I personally love these because it depends on how much color you’d like you can apply more.

Bite Beauty – Lip crayons. This brand is one that I tried years ago and have been a fan of their formulas! I personally like the lip crayons better than regular lipsticks cause of travel and I like the sleekness of it.

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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Creating our Wedding Registry with Crate & Barrel made easy with The Knot.

One of the most fun parts about wedding planning is creating your wedding registry. I have partnered with The Knot and Crate & Barrel to share my wedding registry journey with you. The Knot makes creating yours simple by having everything you could ever need in one spot. From fun honeymoon excursions to small kitchen appliances, everything on your post-wedding “to do” list can be accomplished just by sharing your registry link with your guests, that’s it!

Carl and I are super excited to have our registry with Crate & Barrel! Their collection of houseware and furniture is so unique that everything feels custom-made just for you. When Carl and I moved in together five years ago, we joined together all of our existing household items such as pots and pans and dishes, so everything in our kitchen is mismatched! So, dinnerware, silverware, pots and pans and other dishware are at the top of our list from Crate & Barrel.

Crate & Barrel also has so many perks of registering with them, including a “thank you for registering with us” gift of stemless wine glasses in an embroidered linen bag, how cute! Additionally, you receive a 10% discount in stores for 6 months after your wedding to get anything you may have left off your registry. And for your friends and family, free shipping on any items in your registry over $99!

Besides the obvious kitchen appliances, my registry also includes fun excursions Carl and I want to do on our honeymoon to Italy. Unlike a relaxing beach vacation, Italy has so many amazing opportunities to explore the country and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I didn’t want to leave Italy after our honeymoon feeling like we haven’t done everything we wanted to do, so I started making a registry on The Knot which made it not only so easy, but so much fun as well.

They also have a section when you walk in called “Gifts We Love” with some of their top picks if you’re looking for a gift. I actually saw these salt and pepper shakers and added a similar kind to our registry after seeing them.

The Knot also has the option for you to choose a charity of your choice in addition to the items you place on your registry. With each qualified gift purchase, The Knot will automatically donate 3% of your purchase to the charity you chose!

Additionally, The Knot provides a helpful “gift tally” on your registry, where guests who like to know where their money is going can easily see how much a dining set would cost or small kitchen appliances.

Working with The Knot and Crate & Barrel has gotten me so excited for our upcoming wedding, especially because of how easy and fun they make the hassle of creating a wedding registry!

Want to check out what we added to our registry? Click HERE.

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YMI Jeans x Tonya Michelle

What I love more than new clothes is finding new clothes at amazing prices. Fall is right around the corner which means, jean shopping! If you’re anything like me you DREAD shopping for jeans. I’m SO happy to introduce YMI Jeans to you. Not only are they jeans not too long ( I’m 5’7″ and I hate how most jeans fit me) , the quality is pure perfection and they have a built in butt! Yes, you heard me..I’m doing just fine in that area but, if you have problems with jeans making you look flat…these are AMAZING.

Introducing YMI ‘Wanna Betta Butt’ Jeans

Direct link is above to shop that line! Jeans ranging from $20-44 – Such a steal!!!

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The jeans I’m wearing above are: Rip ‘n Tear Jeans

Direct link to purchase: here

I’m wearing a size 5, I usually wear a 2/4. (These are Junior sizes.)

Below is how I styled them!

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This olive jean vest is currently on sale! It’s $11 off right now.

Direct link to purchase: here

I’m wearing a size small – I would buy a medium if you want to wear it with thick hoodies.

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These booties are from FashionJunkee

Camel Brown booties linked here

Grey booties linked here

Necklace and Bracelet from Erin Parker Jewelry , She’s small business! Purchase here

Saddle bag is from Charming Charlie x StyleWatch

Bag comes in 3 colors linked here

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Mixing olive and tan tones are my favorite thing this season. I might miss my neons since summer is ending but nothing is better than layering! Hope this helps add some great pieces to your closet and not hurt the budget. Would love any feedback and love below.

xx Tonya Michelle

This post was sponsored by YMI jeans, all thoughts, opinions and styling ideas are my own.

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Charming Charlie x Style Watch Collab 1

Charming Charlie and StyleWatch has combined their brilliant fashion ideas together and I so thrilled to be part of such an amazing collaboration. Below I am featuring some of my favorite items and how I styled them. I truly love transitioning into Fall and with this collection, it’s super easy.

StyleWatch & Charming Charlie

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Black Tassel Booties: Under $40 – linked here – Run true to size!!

Clover Turnlock Crossbody Wallet: Under $20 – linked here

Similar Faux Suede dress: Under $40 – linked here

Similar tie dress: Under $40 – linked here

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They also sent me this amazing saddle bag. It comes in 3 different colors and it’s under $40!

It comes in black, dark brown and dark olive. I have the dark olive.

Direct link to purchase: here

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Below is how I styled the Saddle bag.

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Some of my other favorite item’s from this collection:

Beaded Spade Necklace: under $20 – linked here

Glamour Faux Fur Vest (to die for!!! A must for fall) under $50 –linked here

Classic Lace- Up Booties: under $40 – linked here

 I know it’s not easy to find a collection that you love every item — Thank you StyleWatch & Charming Charlie for nailing this. They make Fall Fashion look easy. I hope you loved how I styled some of their items! I will be posting 2 other looks from this collection next week, so keep your eye out. I would love for you to comment below which items are your favorites! In the meantime you can shop all of their looks from the direct link below.

Get your wardrobe ready with StyleWatch & Charming Charlie!

xx Tonya Michelle

Photos by @thejeraldo

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Managing Breakouts

Unfortunately, it’s winter right now and my skin hates me. Who else has this issue? I know I can’t be the only one.

My skin goes from super oily in the summer to super dry in the winter. Is there a happy medium? Yes! It just wasn’t the easiest for me to find.

Currently I am using some amazing organic products that have tamed my skin for me. Nourish Organics is a company that I speak and think of, they have a huge range of products and they are affordable! (Finally, right?) The older I get, the more I am trying to understand what I use on my skin. Below is a list of products I adore and recommend trying out!

Skin Care:

1. Argan face serum (Apricot + Rosehip) – I use this when my skin is drying out. (Winter time or after being in the sun for awhile)

2. Body Wash (Almond Vanilla) – Shower daily with this. Has helped my breakouts on my shoulders.

3. Face Cleanser (Cucumber + Watercress) – Use this twice a day.

4. Eye Treatment (Avocado + Argan Oil) – Use after I shower. I might not have puffy eyes on a daily basis but after a good wine night I do!

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Other products I recommend:

1. Deodorant Cream (Almond Vanilla)

2. Body Oil Mist (Rose Hip + Rosewater)

You can find discounts on Nourish Organics instagram page: @nourishorganics or go directly to their website: www.nourishorganics.com

Pure, potent and fresh – Miessence Certified Organics for health, home and body. Looking and feeling good doesn’t have to cost the Earth.

I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do!

Kisses,

Tonya Michelle

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