Amazon Finds November 2020

Welcome to this month’s Amazon Finds post! You’ll find products ranging from $5-$110 – and let me warn you, most of them are kid-related this month. Must be the stage of life I’m in! 😉

$110 Toddler Tower – It’s not cheap but we have one similar and have used it DAILY with our toddler for the past year – a must for the kitchen!

$36 Balloon Sleeve Sweater – Love this simple but feminine design

$10 (each) microfiber cloth – These have over 12k positive ratings so they must be good!

$5 Sticker Book – Because my toddler is obsessed with stickers

$6 Lids + Straw Set For Munchkin Cups – Perfect for our morning smoothies

$10 Food Scissors – These might be the one thing in our baby boy’s stocking this year, haha!

$17 Slippers – My definition of cozy

$13 Retro Cateye Sunglasses – Love the shape and size of these!

$12 Headbands Pack – I literally never wear headbands but I kind of really want these!

$12 6-Pack Washing Machine Cleaner – I’m way overdue on these

Can Sweatsuits Actually Be Stylish?

Today, as you may have already guessed from the title, I pose a question of high significance to you. 😉 Can sweatsuits actually be stylish?

I’m not here to answer the question, I’ll let you do that for yourself. All I want you do to is to think about it for a bit – we’re currently seeing sweatsuits on all the major retailers’ websites, which is probably the first time ever that sweatsuits are actually trending. The pandemic has taken the type of clothing formerly only worn around the house (or to the grocery store, if you’re me), in private, and not even ‘grammed about, and instead made it front and center style. I’m seeing bloggers post sweatsuits more than nearly any other type of clothing, and I guess that makes sense if most of us are still at home most of the time.

But practical or not (which they certainly are in a time like this), are they actually stylish? Comment below with your thoughts, I’d love to know them! In the meantime, here are a few cute (stylish?!) sets I found from recent browsing.

This basic jogger + oversized sweatshirt combo

This subtly ribbed combo

These are also ribbed, but short-sleeved

If you’re looking for basic, here it is

This combo is my favorite! So cozy and still cute

The color on these is so soft and feminine

If you’re feeling like just going for it…

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.