Amazon Finds October 2020

Once again, it’s the time of the month where I share my Amazon finds with my readers. Guys, it’s a real chore. 😉 This month I’m sharing a lot of products that I own and love – until you get to the end, where I fell down a bit of a preppy rabbit hole. Whoops!

$10 Carhartt hat – adorable for boy babies or toddlers

$5 Subscription to Martha Stewart Living – so cheap and I love this magazine!

$12 Travel Mug – I’ve had mine for two years now and it works as well as a Yeti, for a fraction of the price.

$11 Face Mask – this is a new to me clean brand that I’ve heard good things about

$26 Hope & Henry Girls’ Riding Dress – I love this brand, they’re as cute as Janie & Jack but cheaper and they use organic cotton!

$23 Hope & Henry Boys’ Cardigan – oh please with the elbow pads

$50 Hope & Henry Girls’ Coat – maybe not so cheap, but this is what winter dreams are made of

$40 Hope & Henry Women’s Dress – it matches a girls’ version

$40 Hope & Henry Mens’ Sweater – love this classic style and this color

$25 Hope & Henry Girls’ Riding Pants – these are adorable but know that they run a little small

J. Crew Is Ridiculously Cheap Right Now

Hey there! 2020 brought me my precious baby boy… and J. Crew. That’s right, fun fact, before this year I had literally never bought one single item from J. Crew. It was a little out of my price range and I never saw anything in the store windows (back in the day!) that told me it was worth the splurge.

Then, one cold day this past May when there was literally nothing to do but online shop (and care for my tiny babe, of course!) I “stumbled” across an awesome J. Crew sale. Come to find out, their clothing was ridiculously cheap (at least for J. Crew) because they were going bankrupt!

Fast forward to now, and J. Crew is no longer bankrupt – they’ll be around for awhile because they were bought out. However, they still do have an awesome sale section on their website. Now, some of the items in the sale are very clearly there for a reason – yikes. But there are also some really adorable finds! Here’s a few of my favorites.

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$40 Hot Pink Military Jacket

 

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$35 Flutter-Sleeve Blouse

 

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$20 Linen Pants

 

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$30 Pleated Skirt

 

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$24 Crewneck Sweater

 

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$42 Leopard Print Sweater

 

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$6 (!!) T-Shirt

 

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$36 Jeans

 

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$21 Lightweight Sweater

 

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$25 Fleece Hoodie

 

 

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$8 Flower Hoop Earrings

 

Amazon Finds September 2020

Keeping it short and sweet this month! And extra exciting – starting with cleaning supplies! 😉

$8 Grout Cleaner Brush – I must be old because I am actually excited to buy this!

$23 Grout Cleaner (to go with above brush) – not my typical clean choice but I have heard that this works really well

$15 Poetry Book – just released! Written and published by one of my dear friends

$13 Baby Sweats Set – Adorable for a boy or girl!

$24 Leggings – Supposed to be very similar to lululemon, I need to try!

Three Things Still Worth Buying This Fall

Hello! Each September I typically share a trend guide for the fall, since i seems to be everyone’s favorite time of year to buy clothes (which, if you’re like me in the Midwest, you have the pleasure of wearing into April). Well this year, I’m a tired mom and there’s a global pandemic going on, and so I’ve decided instead to share three styles that are still worth buying this year, even if you’re not in need of a whole new fall wardrobe since so much is still cancelled.

As I type this, I realize that there’s a chance that next fall I could still be a tired mom and there could still be a pandemic going on. Ay yi yi. Let’s take it one year at a time and hope that next year’s better! Anyways, here are your three styles! What each one of these has in common is this: they can all easily be dressed up or down. This is really key as we don’t know just how long we’ll be (mostly) staying home, and when the day does come when everything is up and running again, you don’t want to find yourself sifting through fifteen loungewear sets trying to find something presentable to wear in public. Enter these staples:

ONE. Leggings

Well, I bet you didn’t see this one coming. LEGGINGS. Yes, it is time to buy your first pair of leggings. Or, if you’re like me, your tenth pair. Leggings are perfect for a day around the house, or going out and runnings errands (with a mask!). I am sharing these leggings because, while I don’t own them (yet!), they’ve been recommended to me time and again because apparently they are dupes of the famous lululemon align leggings, and at $24 they’re only a fraction of the cost!

TWO. Cardigan

Is there a fall/winter item that’s as much of a staple as the cardigan? I don’t think so! Humble though it may be, it’s come a long ways from being worn by Mr. Rogers on screen and there are so many different styles out there, everyone can find one they like. It’s perfect for layering and can be worn with absolutely anything from gym clothes to pencil skirts. I bought this one during the Nordstrom sale and it is every bit as soft and cozy as it looks online!

THREE. Cute & Casual Shoes

Okay, I have a confession: I am a total summer shoe person. (I am also a total summer person, period. But that’s for a different post). I have always struggled finding shoes that are both cute AND practical during the fall/winter months. I end up wearing boots all the time, which is just too much of a good thing plus boots aren’t always great for walking. It’s preferable to have a shoe for the cooler months that’s not a sporty tennis shoe but not a pair of boots, either – and here’s an option: great support, laces up, but not too sporty. Something you can wear with leggings, jeans, or a sweater dress.

Amazon Finds: August 2020

Welcome to my latest monthly series, what I’ve recently found on Amazon! And, I’ve only been blogging twice a month recently, so it’s also known as every other post. 😉 Enjoy!

 

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$16 athletic shorts- just ordered these and hoping they’re like bike shorts, but a cuter length!

 

 

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$30 water shoes – good for the hypothetical beach trip!

 

 

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$13 four-pack of huggie earrings – I used to go to the mall to buy earrings but clearly that’s not happening anymore

 

 

 

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$14 retro sunglasses – I literally only buy sunglasses off of Amazon anymore, their selection is so big!

 

 

 

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$13 3-pack of velvet headbands, so cheap!

 

 

 

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$30 Saltwater sandals – one of the few shoes I will splurge on for my growing little ones!

 

 

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$25 Hanna Andersson PJs – didn’t know they sold these on Amazon!

 

 

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$13 bamboo soap dish and brush – the dish is spring-loaded

 

 

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$10 Infant cups – I’ve also heard great things about these for babies!

 

 

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$14 Pour Over – we’ve had ours for years and the price is amazing for the quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

After six (!!) years of running this blog, I have given in. I am finally sharing my first ever post on the biggest non-Black Friday sale of the year, and that is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Currently it’s only open to Nordstrom cardholders, and opens to the general public on August 19th, with the sale ending on August 30th. If you’re like me and not a cardholder, you’ll find that a lot of items will already be out of stock on the 19th. It’s just that popular of a sale!

 

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite’s from this year’s sale. The first price is the sale price, and the second price is the price after the sale is over. I tried not to include too many basics in this post because I personally feel like Nordstrom is not a great place for basics, even during the #nsale. When it comes to essentials such as long-sleeved tops or basic cardigans, camis, etc., you’re better off spending $30 on one of similar quality at H&M rather than spending $40 on the sale priced one at Nordstrom. Of course, that’s just my opinion. On to my sale favorites!

 

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SPANX Faux Leather Leggings ($65/98)

 

 

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Moonlight Dream Short PJS ($30/49)

 

 

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Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Long Cardigan ($66/$114)

 

 

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BP. Open Stitch Cardigan ($32/$49)

 

 

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Quilted Panel Faux Suede Moto Jacket ($77/$118)

 

 

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V-Neck Camisole ($25/$49)

 

 

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Stripe Trim Pajamas ($50/$90)

 

 

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Adidas Trefoil Crewneck Sweatshirt ($36/$60)

 

 

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Ab-Solution High Waist Crop Skinny Jeans ($50/$78)

 

 

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Rib Bishop Sleeve Surplice Ribbed Sweater ($29/$59)

 

 

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Oversize V-Neck High/Low Sweater ($46/$69)

 

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Moonlight Dream Pajamas (Long Sleeved) ($40/$65)

 

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Cozy Twist Front Pullover ($29/$49)

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UGG Fluffette Slipper ($60/$90)

 

 

 

OK BACK TO SUMMER 🙂