She’s Got Style Global Fashion Series
TONJA ~ UNITED STATES
50+ AND LOVING IT!
I am always honored to present to you, my friends, our She’s Got Style global fashionistas. However, today’s stylish beauty holds a special place in my heart. As a card carrying proud military mama, the opportunity to feature a brave, strong, military veteran gives me goosebumps and a heart filled with gratitude.
You see, Tonja is not your ordinary stylish fashionista. In her military career, Tonja never had to give a thought to her OOTD, guaranteed it would be camo and include the color green. Flash forward to Tonja’s post-military career as a blogger and certified glamorous fashionista.
Now, I proudly turn it over to our interview with Tonja.
FCO50: We love that your style choices range from elegant, to casual chic and everything in between. What’s the secret to your signature style?
TONJA: Thank you. The secret of my signature style is simplicity. I wear a lot of dresses and jumpsuits. I love “one stop shop” outfits. I adore a simple piece with an interesting embellishment. I accessorize my outfits with a pair of earrings, wedding ring, fitbit, and a smile! My motto is simple chic and effortless style.
FCO50: What is the one outfit combination that always works for you?
TONJA: One combination that ALWAYS works for me (that’s not a dress or jumpsuit) is a wide legged pair of slacks, a turtleneck, and a killer pair of heels.
FCO50: If you had to give fashion advice to other women with your beautiful shape, what would it be?
TONJA: Tailor, tailor, tailor…it is difficult to find clothing off the rack to fit both my waist and hips, also I am somewhat vertically challenged. 🙂 So I frequently have my trousers altered. Another important tip is to invest in some great shapewear and undergarments.
FCO50: What are your go-to make up and anti aging products?
TONJA: My go-to for makeup and anti aging product is MAC and good old fashion Witch Hazel as an astringent. Not only does MAC have phenomenal makeup, but they carry a green gel cleanser and oil free moisturizer that works extremely well for me. I am also beginning a love affair with Maybelline and Fenty Beauty.
My motto is simple chic and effortless style ~ Tonja
TONJA IN HER OWN WORDS
I hail originally from the great state of Texas. I am the mother of two, a beautiful daughter and an evenly handsome Shih Tzu. I am married to the greatest man in the world, who sometimes serves as my photographer.
My life’s work is being an educator. I absolutely love being a teacher! However, my desire is to be known as a proud and unapologetically woman of faith.
A fun fact, my husband, daughter, and I are all veterans of the United States Military.
In my spare time, I love to read, shop, exercise, travel, share laughs with friends, and of course, blog. I have never met a camera that I did not like!
To follow Tonja as we do, simply click on the links below:
Blog: Lavish Cafe
Instagram: The Lavish Cafe
Our heart-felt thanks to Tonja and her family for their sacrifice and service to country. We love and embrace that Tonja has devoted her blog and social media pages to faith, love, inspiration and then, fashion. We LOVE you, Tonja!
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Keep those bags packed, dolls. We’ve got another fashion travel adventure planned for you next week!
Until then, enjoy every day of your own fashion journey!