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Some Current Tried and True Amazon Finds

Amazon favorites | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast turquoise maxi dressLululemon dupe leggingsAiry romper with pocketsLumify eye dropswide brim hatBody Glove underwire cup-sized swim topBliss Block Star sunscreenwooden fruit bowlStuart Weitzman studded jelly sandals (60% off)

It’s been a minute, friends, but today I’m back with one of my favorite kinds of posts – some tried and true fave Amazon finds.  From an easy maxi dress to a chic fruit bowl, a supportive swim top to the best face sunscreen, and everything in between, here are some of my current fave finds that you can snag on Amazon.

Floral Maxi Dress – This is my third color in this easy maxi dress, so I’d say it’s a good one.  (You can see it in another color on the blog here.)  The cinched waist is pretty flattering, and the turquoise print is so pretty in person.  I love how lightweight and cool these are for the summer months, and they’re also super low maintenance – I toss them in the washer and then hang to dry usually.

Lululemon Dupe Leggings – I’ve tried my fair share of Amazon workout leggings, and these are by far my favorite.  They’re super soft and buttery, stay put really well, and have the pockets.  With as much as I wash and dry my workout gear, I’d much rather a couple pairs of these over the higher priced Lululemon leggings, and to me, they feel exactly the same.

Airy Romper – This romper and oversized and roomy, in no way figure-flattering, and seriously perfect for the sweaty months ahead.  It’s made of super lightweight fabric and is so cute styled with sneakers or sandals all summer long.

Lumify Eye Drops – I’m a complete sucker and ordered these after hearing they’re what Jennifer Aniston uses in all those close-up television shots where her eyes are just gleaming white.  I have no idea if she actually uses these, but they seriously work SO well.  The difference is noticeable, and I’ve successfully converted any of my friends who have tried them.

Wide Brim Hat – This is the first good wide brim wool hat that I’ve found on Amazon, and it’s a really good one.  (It seriously looks JUST like this Lack of Color hat, for about a quarter of the price.)  When it first came in, it was a little too snug on my big head, but I discovered that the ribbon band was making it tighter – so I slipped the ribbon off and replaced with this Gigi Pip hat band.  (If you buy the Amazon hat and the hat band, it’s still less than half the price of the LOC hat.)  It comes in a ton of color options and has an adjustable sizer inside if your head is on the smaller size.

Underwire Swim Top – I’ve been raving about these swim tops since our recent trip to Tulum, but they really are so great.  If you’re like me and have a hard time finding cute, supportive bikini tops that are actually comfortable, this one is for you.  They come in cup sizes from D through F and tie in the back but not behind the neck so they’re actually comfortable enough to wear all day.  There are also a bunch of color options.

Bliss Block Star Sunscreen – A great sunscreen doesn’t have to be super expensive, and this $20 tube lasts me for an entire summer (at least).  It’s slightly tinted, slightly mattifying, and feels so nice on.  During weekends in the summertime, I usually wear this one with nothing on top – it’s your skin but better.

Wooden Fruit Bowl – I had my eye on a similar fruit bowl for our countertop recently that luckily sold out because this one is right around $35, and the quality is great.  Looks so good on our marble countertops.

Stuart Weitzman Studded Jelly Sandals – Jelly sandals are everywhere this season, and I LOVE this gold pair with jeans, dresses, shorts, you name it.  They’re my “dressed up” summer shoe because where I live, there’s just no need for a heel basically ever.  These are still full price most places (like here) but are currently 60% off on Amazon.

xoxo

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The Amazon Finds I’m Loving Right Now

My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast in Levi's jeans, Scoop sweater, Marc Fisher booties Levi’s jeans (via Amazon);  Scoop sweaterMarc Fisher bootiesAmazon hat and necklaceNickel Designs doormat and layering rug

Happy February, friends!  Is that wild or what?  I blinked and January was gone, but I did notice this week that the days seem to be getting a smidge longer, and I have to say, I am here for it.  Maybe it’s because last spring was effectively cancelled by Covid, but I’ve never been so ready for the time change to happen.  (Perhaps that’s why I’m pulling out the white jeans a tad early…)

Today I’m back with some of my recent fave finds from Amazon, and these might be some of my favorite ones yet.  (Hello, Kindle Paperwhite.)

White skinny jeans that don’t suck – I could NOT tell you why I found myself perusing my arch nemesis – white denim, obviously – on the interwebs late at night last week, but somehow I found myself doing just that.  I’ll go ahead and blame that dry January boredom and the fact that Amazon Prime gets me every time, but a few clicks later and I had three pairs headed to my doorstep.  I don’t wanna talk about the other two pairs, but I was pretty shocked at how much I like the pair above.  For under 50 bucks, I’m just as surprised as you are.

The tastiest cinnamon tea – Well since I mentioned dry January, I’ve got to let you guys know about the Bengal tea, a nice little nighttime replacement for that glass of wine.  Eric and I have actually been big hot tea drinkers for a while, but this one is definitely our new favorite.  My mother-in-law introduced us to this tea, and we were hooked from our first cup.  So what’s a girl to do besides immediately ordering six boxes of it??

The prettiest blue champagne flutes – Dry January aside, I’ve actually been really into bubbles and Prosecco over a glass of red and have been on the hunt for some pretty champagne flutes or coupes.  I almost ordered these little French glasses before finding these pretty blue flutes that I love so much more.  They’re thick and heavy, dishwasher safe, and look so nice added to this glass cabinet in our kitchen.

My Kindle Paperwhite – I’ve been an off and on reader for years now – a book here, a book there, three books back to back, and then a few months off – but after watching ALL the shows we could in 2020, I’ve been on a serious reading kick.  I’m a hundred years late to the Kindle game, but a friend recently convinced me to get one, and I’m just so mad that I didn’t buy one sooner.  I think my main concern was how reading on a Kindle might affect my eyes, but it’s 100% not the same as looking at a computer screen all day.  I love how small and compact it is and especially love it for reading in bed at night.  The screen is so crystal clear.  Another bonus is that I don’t have to have a “next book” ready and on deck for when I finish one – I can just grab whatever I want to read next on the spot from the Amazon store.  (A reader also just told me about the Overdrive App that allows you to use a library card to check out books to your Kindle – mind officially blown and will definitely be checking that out.). If you’ve been waiting to get one like me, now’s the perfect time because they’re currently on sale – $35 off.

Personalized nameplate necklace – I was HIGHLY skeptical when I ordered this necklace, but I was so pleasantly surprised when I received it.  A custom, nameplate necklace that’s made of sterling silver and plated in 24k gold for under $20?  It certainly sounds too good to be true.  It feels a little lightweight for sure, but I’ve been wearing it a ton over the last three months and so far, so good.  Can’t recommend this one enough for yourself or as a cute little gift for a gal in your life.

These super flattering joggers – I saw Beth from Seersucker + Saddles chatting up these joggers and decided to give them a try.  I wasn’t sure about the fabric at first, but it actually grew on me really quickly.  It’s sort of a silky, more workout material if that makes sense?  I don’t know, just know that they’re super comfy and somehow very flattering – I put them on and felt instantly slimmer.

Affordable workout leggings – New year, new me, new workouts, right?  Well for me, new workout goals and new workout gear go hand in hand, but I always get a little sticker shock when it comes to grabbing the new gear.  Holy money bags, workout clothes can be SO expensive.  While I do think some of the pricey pieces can be worth it (I gotta admit, I really freaking love these Alo leggings), I also am a sucker for a good deal.  I’ve heard so many good things about these $25 Amazon leggings, and for the price, I have to say they really are great.  I would probably pay much more for them – the fabric is really nice, and they stay put through workouts.  I did order a return one of the lighter colors though because I found them to be pretty see-through, so I’d stick with black or the darker colors.

A pickleball net and paddle set – While we’re getting sporty and talking workout gear, let’s talk about our new favorite weekend game, pickleball.  I feel like pickleball popped up everywhere during the shutdown and for good reason – it’s really fun.  We had no idea how the game was even played, but we ordered the net and paddles, watched a Youtube video or two, and then used sidewalk chalk to draw out a court right in the street in front of our house.  It’s basically like life-size table tennis, and it’s actually a pretty good workout.  (This household admittedly had some very sore muscles the next morning.)

A couple new Carve Designs swimsuits – I couldn’t stop raving about this Carve Designs one piece swimsuit last year, so recently I grabbed it in a couple more prints.  It’s honestly the most comfy swimsuit I own, and I love that it comes in both standard sizes and D-DD cup sizing.  It comes in a ton of different prints, and if you click around the different prints and sizes, you can find some of them for a total steal.  (Although even at full price, it’s not a bad deal.)

xoxo

The Amazon Finds I’m Loving Right Now

Amazon maxi dressWelden bagBrixton hat (more colors here);  Walmart sandals

Well if there ever was a time to round up some current Amazon faves, it’s now because let’s just say that our Amazon Prime account has definitely seen some use lately.  From dresses to pretzels and sanitizers to kitchen gadgets, here are some of the Amazon finds I’m loving right now.

This easy, lightweight maxi dress – I’ve had good luck with Amazon maxi dresses in the past (still LOVE this one and this one), so I figured I might as well go for round three.  (Honestly, I feel like as long as something is on Amazon Prime and offers free returns, you really can’t go wrong.  Returns are so easy for things that don’t work out.)  The dress above comes in a million different prints and colors – including some that are plus sized – and is just so lightweight and easy for summer.

Some seriously addictive pretzels – OK, I know what you’re thinking.  Pretzels?  But trust, these are SO good.  I came across recommendations for these a couple of times on the interwebs and figured I needed to check them out.  And well, they totally live up to the hype.  They’re crunchy, delicious, and coated in some type of addictive savory seasoning that makes them hard to put down.  We also like to kick things up a notch around here and dip them in a spicy mustard.  I’ve already ordered more and included a couple of bags of the Southwest flavor because, you know, research.

Apple AirPods and a handy little case – Eric gave me AirPods for Christmas, and I seriously had no idea how much I would use them.  I knew they’d be great for listening to music while walking the pups, but I also really love them for phone calls.  The sound quality is so good.  So when Eric started stealing mine while working from home, I ordered him a pair from Amazon.  And then a pair each for our moms for Mother’s Day.  They’re a pretty versatile gift for anyone in the family, and I love this handy little case to easily take them on the go.

Sunscreen for the pups – Full disclosure – I KNOW I’m a crazy dog mom, but I’m fine with that.  Dogs can get melanoma too, and I’ve seen too many social media posts of Vizslas who have it, so here we are.  I pretty much just make sure to spray their nose and ear areas before super sunny walks.  They don’t love it, but they also don’t flip out, so that’s a win, right?

A super handy candle lighter – We’re still spending most or all of our time at home, and somehow days are just better when the house is clean and a candle is lit.  I’ve been stocking up on these candles (that smell exactly like a much more expensive brand) and lighting them with this nifty little flameless lighter.  The bendy neck lets you easily get down into candle jars, and the fact that it’s rechargeable means you’ll never run out of fluid.  It’s a cheap kitchen thrill that I’ve been using almost every day.

The prettiest caftan coverup – You guys know I live for a good caftan – over a swimsuit or layered over a slip – and even better when I can find one that doesn’t break the bank.  I figured I’d try out this under $30 blue one (again – easy returns) and was so pleasantly surprised.  The embroidery is so pretty, and the lightweight fabric is so good for the beach or poolside in Palm Springs.  You can see a peek at how it looks on here.

Easy-spray hand sanitizer – Thankfully now that there’s no shortage, hand sanitizer is easy to find, but we all know that some brands are better than others.  While this lemon coconut scented one is definitely my number one, I also love this version with a continuous spray pump similar to spray-on sunscreen.  Some of the reviews complain about the smell, but I don’t notice it at all, and we love that it’s super convenient for hands or things like…Amazon packages.

This huge pack of ChapSticks – Just where do all the lost ChapSticks go?  Eric and I were constantly on the hunt for ours, especially when we spent a few weeks in the desert heat, so here’s a pack of 18 in all the best summer flavors for those like us who are hooked on the Stick.

A new favorite pair of summer sandals – I wanted a new pair of comfortable summer sandals that were dressed-up enough to wear out in place of heels.  Something I could easily pair with a mini or maxi dress for casual dinners or desert nights out with friends.  Basically, I was hoping to find something exactly like this pink pair I own from a few seasons back. Well, I found them and seriously love them.  I ordered the gold pair from Amazon and then ended up finding them in red in my size on eBay, sooo I now own those too.  I’m not big on “designer dupes”, but I do LOVE these studded sandals that just so happen to look a lot like this designer pair.

A genius little egg bite maker – We can blame this one on the damn Facebook ads that track my every move because, well, they got me again.  If you’re a sucker for those Starbucks egg bites like me, then you’ll love this little egg bite maker so that you can make them at home in your PJ’s.  It comes in three different color options and includes molds for both the mini egg bites and a size that’s perfect for breakfast sandwiches.  I ordered mine on Amazon but just found it cheaper here through Target.

A new rug for my office – You’ve probably seen the new rug a hundred times in flat-lay photos and quarantine mirror selfies on Instagram, but after testing it out for a few weeks, I’m still really loving this rug.  The colors are as pictured, quality is nice, and free Prime shipping to your door just makes everything easier these days.

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

The Amazon Finds I’m Loving Right Now

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As I’m scrolling around on social media or different websites, you know what clickbait just gets me every single time?  The Amazon roundups.  Seriously, I’ll click on just about any “Amazon favorites” list I can find because they just have some of the best, and usually affordable, finds.  I actually recently went back and read my last two Amazon posts (see them here and here), and I still 100% stand by everything I linked.

I still order this safe and junk-free tuna by the case, still LOVE this makeup organizer for home or travel, still swear by these pimple patches, and just reordered these yummy K-cups – just in time for Mardi Gras.  I’m still obsessed with these affordable wool hats in ALL the colors, still stock up on these sweets, and just ordered a second one of these mugs.  So today I’m back with some of my current favorite Amazon finds that I really think you’ll love.  But if you don’t, how easy are Amazon returns, right?

This beyond cozy cardigan that comes in 8 colors (above) – I’ve got a whole slew of black, grey, and other random cardigans, but a couple of months ago I went on the hunt for a great camel-ish / tan one for now and into spring.  After ordering, trying, and returning quite a few, I finally decided to (DUH) search around on Amazon.  I ordered the one above in medium and large and ended up keeping the medium.  I love the super soft fabric, slightly oversized fit, and big pockets.  Plus, it’s pretty much the exact shade of camel I was looking for.  (Now I’m thinking I probably need the oatmeal color, right?)

A daily SPF that Eric and I both love – A couple of years ago, I finally got Eric into a daily SPF habit.  He ends up spending a lot of time on the road in his car for work, so I thought it was important for him to be in a daily sunscreen routine instead of only applying before the beach or outdoor activities.  We’ve used up a ton of tubes from a few different brands, and this one tends to be a favorite because it rubs in easily with no greasy or white residue.  (We also both love this one from The Treatment.)

This flowy maxi that is just begging for spring weather – OK, I JUST got this dress in this week in the navy color and loved it so much that I already ordered a second color.  It’s super lightweight and comfy, has such an easy fit, and couldn’t be more fun for spring.  It hits me right at my ankle, so it’s perfect for pairing with flat sandals, wedges, low booties, or sneakers.  I’ve got a wine-tasting girls’ weekend in March that this dress was made for – stay tuned, I’ll be styling it on the blog soon.

Grip socks to keep that New Year’s resolution going – I’ve been doing Pilates for years (currently loving the megaformer machines and classes at Seafit Studio) and am probably a year or two late in upgrading and generally restocking the ol’ grip socks.  (Where DO they all go, anyway?)  These from Ro & Arrows are super comfy, provide a ton of grip, and are made of breathable, moisture-wicking fabric.  Plus, they’re pretty cute (with more prints coming soon) – perfect reason to stock up, right?

A muscle recovery soak for post-workout soreness – And after the workout comes the old lady, all-over sore muscles, am I right?  (No? Just me?)  While a hot bath is always a favorite of mine, a hot bath with this muscle recovery soak is even better.  The Epsom salt is super relaxing for sore muscles, and the smell of this one with menthol and eucalyptus is also so great for battling a little winter sickness.

The cherry pepper spread I use in (and on) EVERYTHING – I’m a fan of Jersey Mike’s subs and ordered this thinking it would be similar to their red pepper spread.  It’s similar, seriously delicious, and (in my opinion) goes in and on ALL of the things.  It’s obviously great on sandwiches, but I also add it to my Safe Catch tuna (instead of another relish) and usually throw a dollop into tossed salads and quinoa bowls.  It adds a slightly spicy, vinegar-y kick that I love.

The sweetest little beaded bracelets – It’s no secret that I love perusing Amazon for fun bracelet finds – the gold and silver beaded bracelets that I wear almost daily are Prime finds.  This week I found these adorable bracelet sets with tiny star or moon charms, and I can’t find a single reason to try and stop myself from ordering a couple.  (Also currently obsessed with finding cool turquoise pieces on Amazon like this fun ring and this one.)

The bathtub caddy that I’m STILL obsessed with – Admittedly I’ve had this thing for about a year and have shared it on the blog before, but I really just love this bathtub caddy.  The sides of our bathtub slant inward a bit, so balancing products, magazines, or the occasional glass of wine is out of the question.  I’m happy to have this little caddy every time I take a bath and feel like it’s really well-made for the price – ours still looks pretty new.

A Barefoot Dreams blanket for 20% off – I know I’m not alone in this, but y’all, I really just freaking LOVE this brand and their crazy cozy fabrics.  I spend almost every evening at home in this circle cardigan, wrap up in this robe every morning, and drag this blanket from room to room with me like I’m Linus.  (I also still love this little short-sleeved cardigan that you can currently snag on sale from Nordstrom.)  I’m constantly on the lookout for Barefoot Dreams pieces on sale and found my exact blanket on Amazon for 20% off.

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

The Amazon Finds I’m Loving Right Now

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A couple of months ago I rounded up a few of my favorite Amazon finds, and I figured it was about time that I give you guys a little update.  (Because let’s be honest, can you ever stop finding new gems on Amazon?  I think not.)  From fashion favorites to low sugar sweets, a really great mug, and even a little something for the pups, here are the things I’m loving right now on Amazon.

This figure-flattering sweater dress – I shared this dress with you guys a few weeks ago on Instagram, and it seems like you guys are loving it as much as me.  (It’s definitely been my most sold piece in the last month by far.)  It’s just super easy and flattering with the adjustable tie waist, comes in three pretty colors, and will cost you less than $35.  With the holidays coming, I always love finding affordable pieces that can be worn a few different ways, and this is definitely one of those finds.

A killer pair of joggers (and pretty much anything Daily Ritual) – I shared these joggers back in this travel post, and I swear, they are SO good.  But since then, I’ve been trying out other pieces from Amazon’s Daily Ritual brand and am obsessed with this line of everyday basics that are much nicer than you’d think based on the prices.  Some other faves?  This dressed-up turtleneck tee (that’s under $20), this tunic tee (so good with leggings), and this easy layering tee are all in currently rotation in my wardrobe.

A goldmine of affordable wool hats – If you scroll through my recent Instagram posts you may notice I’ve got a thing for hats this time of year.  I just feel like they’re the perfect way to complete an outfit…and hide that second or third day hair.  I’m not a fan of floppy wool hats as I think they can look pretty sloppy, so I love that these have a stiff brim, come in a bunch of colors (I’ve got my eye on this army green next), and are all adjustable sizing.  Oh, and they’re all under $20.

This mug that keeps your coffee warm all morning long – You may have seen this mug around the interwebs, and there’s a reason why it’s so popular.  It actually works.  I was gifted one by the St. Regis in Aspen during this trip last year and have been using it so much I decided to Amazon a second one.  I make Eric and I coffee every morning before he leaves for work, and admittedly, I usually catch a few more ZZZ’s before fully waking up and enjoying my coffee.  This mug actually keeps the coffee warm all morning long, and while it’s a smidge pricey for a mug, I think it’s a great holiday gift for the coffee lover in your life.

The little steamer that could – We recently had a guest staying with us who asked if she could use my iron.  I actually had to stop and think if I even still have an iron because I use a steamer for everything these days.  It’s just so much easier to me than pulling out an ironing board.  I’ve tried a few steamers over the years, including a couple of pricier versions, and this one is my favorite.  It heats up quickly, stores easily, and is small enough to stash in a suitcase for travel.

Low-sugar sweets that satisfy my candy cravings – OK fair warning, these sweets are a little pricey, but with just 3 grams of sugar and a whole bunch of fiber per bag, they seriously satisfy my candy cravings during the week.  My favorites are the fish-shaped gummies, and while the texture is definitely different from sugar-filled candies, I think they’re delicious.  (You can also grab these at places like Sprouts or Whole Foods if you wanted to test the waters with one pack.)

An inflatable dog collar and Wilma’s favorite dog toy – Our little Wilma girl recently had surgery to be spayed, and if you’ve got any puppos in your life, you know the cone of shame is really not where it’s at.  This inflatable cone collar is so much more comfortable for her, and in general she didn’t really seem to mind wearing it a couple of nights while on the mend.  We also recently ordered a couple of backups of this bunny toy because for some reason Wilma loves it more than any other toy ever.  Why?  I have zero clue, but it is pretty cute.

The perfect game day sweatshirt dress – Y’all, I ordered this comfy little sweatshirt dress a couple of weeks ago and have been reaching for it nonstop.  It comes in a slew of colors making it perfect for remaining game days around here.  It’s super soft, is a perfect roomy fit (I sized up), and has pockets – so simple and cute with a chic pair of sneakers.

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

Recent Amazon Prime Finds I’m Loving Right Now

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Not to sound like some sort of naysaying “back in my day” grandpa or something, but if you had told me a few years ago that we’d be able to pay a small membership fee to get almost anything in the world delivered to our door within 24-48 hours with the click of a button, I would have thought you were living in a Go-Go Gadget pipe dream.  And yet here we are, living in the land of Amazon Prime.

I’m well aware that Amazon certainly has its own problems and critics (and rightfully so in some cases), but I have to be honest.  We use it.  Like, a lot.  And even going a step beyond Prime, we live in an area close enough to a distribution center that we have “Amazon Now” which will deliver certain items within two hours.  It’s a wild, wild world.  So while taking a little scroll through our recent orders, I thought I’d share a few things found on Prime that I’m loving these days.

This easy, breezy, under $30 dress – You may have seen a little buzz recently around the #Amazonnightgown dress (made VERY popular by Grace and Hitha and covered by a ton of media outlets) that I’m wearing below, and it’s just as comfy, cool and breezy as everyone promises.  Admittedly it’s really not ideal for those of us who are busty, but I figured for the price, it was totally worth it for hanging around the house or running quick errands.  But then I found the version above from the same brand, and I’m obsessed.  It’s just as easy and breathable, still under $30, and has a drawstring waist for a much more flattering fit.  I love this one so much, I’ve ordered the second color that it comes in too.

The beaded bracelets I’ve worn nonstop – I definitely go through phases with jewelry, and these days I’m in a “more is more” bracelet-stacking, necklace-layering kind of mood.  I especially love stacking pretty glass beaded bracelets, but the good ones can be SO expensive.  A few weeks ago I came across some really great beaded bracelets on Amazon, and I’ve been layering them nonstop everyday.  Especially loving this all gold version (and am eyeing the other colors), this pretty gold and grey one, and these mixed sets.

This no-mess dog bowl – If you have a dog who can’t drink water without making a mess all over the damn floor (we have two of them), this water bowl is a real floor and sanity saver.  The top part of the bowl floats on the water, so the pups can’t dip their whole face in the bowl and proceed to drip all over your wood floors that currently have permanent water stains.  Speaking from experience here, clearly.

Hot honey, tuna…and flapjacks? – Occasionally there are food items that I either can’t find in our local grocery stores or just want to order more of without battling the shopping cart bumper car game that is Costco.  Currently, here’s what I’m restocking.  Mike’s Hot Honey is an obsession of mine on pizza, on breakfast sandwiches, for cooking shrimp, and so many other things.  Safe Catch tuna is pretty much the only brand of tuna I’ll eat these days (and I have it often) because the only ingredient is, wait for it, tuna.  While that may sound crazy, take a peek at the ingredient list on most of the tuna brands at your local grocery store – it’s wild.  Finally, these Kodiak Cakes pancakes on the go are seriously SO good, the best breakfast treat, and they can be pretty hard to find.

The book I’m currently reading – I picked up Me Before You by Jojo Moyes during our summer roadtrip and couldn’t put it down.  It’s heartbreaking, hopeful, and sweet, and once I was done reading it, I obviously needed the second book of the trilogy.  Amazon had Me After You on my doorstep within about twelve hours.  I’m about halfway through it (Why is making time for reading so much easier on vacation?) and am still loving the story.

These sunnies that only look expensive – I’d say about nine times out of ten, if I’m wearing sunglasses, they’re probably aviators.  They’ve been my go-to shade style for years, but sometimes I want to switch things up with an oversized shape or something fun without breaking the bank.  I had seen a few people talking about this $10 pair and decided to give them a try.  I ended up “springing” for the polarized version which set me back a whole $17 – so worth the splurge.

A makeup case perfect for travel or home – My previous makeup bag had definitely seen better days, so I snagged this one during Amazon Prime Day when it was on sale.  Even at full price though (under $20), it’s still a steal.  It’s fully customizable with adjustable dividers, has a zippered compartment, and a covered section for storing makeup brushes.  It’s kept my makeup clean, organized, and easy to toss in a suitcase for a few weeks now – can’t recommend more.

The coziest slippers – After little puppy Wilma ate my last two (not one, TWO) pairs of slippers, I figured I’d get a new pair when she was done with that delightful phase.  A few months later I ordered these, brought them along on our summer roadtrip, and was so happy to have them.  There’s just something about slipping into your own slippers in a hotel or while traveling, and these are seriously cozy.  (I also have and love this pair from Emu.  I keep them in Palm Springs and am always happy to be reunited with them when we head to the desert.)

The pimple patches that always save my butt (and face) – The occasional (or lately not-so-occasional) breakout is so much more manageable with these little magic stickers.  They don’t work for every single blemish, but I’d say they have worked for the majority for me.  I put one on before bed, sleep with it, and wake up to a zit that’s either completely gone or seriously reduced.  I’ve gotten several friends hooked on these too, and the best part?  A pack is only about $4.

My favorite seasonal K-cups (that happen to be completely out of season) – Community Coffee’s Mardi Gras King Cake K-cups are always my favorite around Mardi Gras season, and now, you don’t have to live in the South or even wait for Mardi Gras time to enjoy these.  There are hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and I tell you, they make for one delicious cup.

xoxo

Amazon nightgown dress, straw handbag, Circus Sam Edelman sandals | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastAmazon nightgown dress, straw handbag, Circus Sam Edelman sandals | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastAmazon nightgown dress, straw handbag, Circus Sam Edelman sandals | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastAmazon nightgown dress, straw handbag, Circus Sam Edelman sandals | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Amazon dresssandals (similar here);  straw handbagWarby Parker sunglassesInitial necklace

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

My Favorite Amazon Purchase of January

Workout wear and weighted medicine balls | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Workout wear and weighted medicine balls | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Workout wear and weighted medicine balls | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Workout wear and weighted medicine balls | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastWorkout wear and weighted medicine balls | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastWorkout wear and weighted medicine balls | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastWorkout wear and weighted medicine balls | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Alo leggingsOld Navy tee and sports braLululemon cardiganI.Am.Gia teddy bomber (also available here – size down);  camo sneakersQuay sunglassesMZ Wallace toteDanskin weighted ballsSuja green juice

And just like that, January is almost done.  And what do you guys think – did it fly by or crawl along?  I’m pretty torn on that one to be honest, and as I type this, it feels like New Year’s Eve was 100 years ago.  As I’m sure lots of you did, I made a few health goals wayyyy back here at the beginning of the month, and how are those working out, you ask?

Well the “drink enough water” thing is still a work in progress (go figure), but in the exercise department, I’m happy to say that I’ve been moving this month.  I’ve been a fan of pilates for years (check out my favorite local studio here), so I took a few classes at the beginning of January.  But when my package ran out and I went to purchase more, I started to think about ways to get in a quick workout at home before taking Weeze on our daily 3-mile walks.

A quick scroll around Amazon and I had these weighted medicine balls and this exercise ball delivered to my door in two days.  Of all the millions and squillions of things I’ve purchased on Amazon recently, these have by far been my favorite.  It’s something easy I can do while the dogs run wild, with the tv or music on in the background for distraction, without ever leaving home.  I’ve loved the weighted balls for both arm and core workouts, and they’ve been so key on the (usually rare) rainy days we’ve had around here lately – with four more coming at us this week.

I’ve found different exercises to do online but also just kind of mimic things that we do with weights in pilates classes.  And so far, so good.  Will I be going back to pilates or Orangetheory classes?  Definitely.  But now I can buy a few less classes and get in a quick workout whenever I can at home.  I’d say that’s a definite Amazon win for the month.  Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

New Favorite Spring Finds from Walmart

Spring Finds from Walmart | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Scoop pants from WalmartTime & Tru bodysuitFrench Connection sandalsBottega handbagAmazon bangles

OK, friends, it’s been a minute, but my latest Walmart order came in, and (I’ve said this before but…) this one may be my favorite one yet.  Literally almost everything I ordered worked out like I hoped, but here are some of my favorites from the bunch.

  1. These linen blend green pants (above) – I had high hopes for these linen pants, and they were even better than I hoped.  Online, they look like they’re a cropped length, but in person, they’re definitely a longer length which I prefer.  Super comfy with pockets and an elastic high waist, these also come in black, and I’m pretty tempted to order those too.  (The bodysuit that I paired with them is sold out but now comes in a tank version that’s around $10 and so GOOD.)
  2. These wide leg cropped jeans (below) –  OK, these were a total surprise.  I have been needing to order a new pair of denim (in a smaller size, yippee!), but I didn’t really want to commit to a higher-priced pair while I’m still working on some sort of fitness journey.  So I ordered these to try and holy moly I am thrilled.  The fabric feels like an expensive pair, the fit is super comfy, and I really love the wash.  Oh, and they’re under $30.  These also come in a couple different washes as well as white denim which I will be ordering in my size for sure.
  3. These white denim shorts (below) – I’m pretty sure I had this same pair of shorts last year in ivory, and I wore the crap out of them.  So when I saw them in stark white this year, it was a no-brainer.  I go up a size or two in these because that’s just how I like to wear denim shorts.
  4. Multi-band slides (below) – These are SO cute and look just like a more expensive pair that I’ve seen everywhere this year.  When I got them in, I thought maybe they’d be too narrow on my feet, but they’re actually super comfy and flattering on.  These come in four colors – the black ones are probably my faves, but I already have black sandals that are similar – and are currently on sale for $12.  I do love the blush pink and mint green options for spring and summer.

xoxo

Spring Finds from Walmart | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Scoop jeans from WalmartTarget teeGucci sandalsbag via Etsy

Spring Finds from Walmart | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Scoop shorts from WalmartGibson Look gauze topMarc Fisher sandals (20% off with code LTD2270);  Stella McCartney handbagAmazon bangles

Time & Tru sandals from WalmartBeaded bracelets

Cute and Comfy Spring Sweater Sets

Cute and comfy spring sweater set and Bottega Beak bag | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastCute and comfy spring sweater set and Bottega Beak bag | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Target sweater and shortsDolce Vita sneakersBottega handbag

My love for a good matching set has been well documented over the last couple of years, and right now for spring I’m especially loving cute and comfy sweater sets.  I’ve worn these little sweater sets from Target for years (which are still available here and here), but recently I grabbed a couple of new sets in fresh spring colors.  I love that they can be worn together (like above) or separately with jeans or denim shorts (see below) to create quite a few outfits.  Plus, they’re as comfy as a favorite set of PJ’s.  Just add sneakers or sandals and you’re good to go.

Hope everyone has a great week ahead!

xoxo

Cute and comfy spring sweater and Bottega handbag | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Daze Denim jeansTarget sweaterBottega handbagAmazon hat and woven sandals

Cute and comfy spring sweater set and MZ Wallace bag | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastCute and comfy spring sweater set and MZ Wallace bag | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastCute and comfy spring sweater set and MZ Wallace bag | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Z Supply sweater and shortsMZ Wallace bagNew Balance sneakers

A New Favorite Spring Skirt

Versatile spring skirt from Free People | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastVersatile spring skirt from Free People | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Free People skirt and sweater (similar sweater here);  Dolce Vita bootiesBottega handbagBrixton hat

Recently while on the online hunt for all the spring things, this little sarong-like skirt caught my eye on the Free People site.  I immediately added to cart but then kept it there for a few days because it’s admittedly a bit of a splurge.  Well I finally pulled the trigger and am so happy that I did.  It’s surprisingly versatile paired with a lightweight sweater and booties or a favorite faux leather jacket for now and then sandals and beachy accessories later once the weather warms up.  (See below.)

It’s predictably super comfy, and I find it runs true to size.  Now, if I can only convince myself that I don’t need the yellow color in it too 😉  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

xoxo

Versatile spring skirt from Free People | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastVersatile spring skirt from Free People | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Free People skirtsimilar bodysuitBlank NYC jacketsimilar bootiesBottega handbag

Versatile spring skirt from Free People | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastVersatile spring skirt from Free People | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Free People skirtsimilar sweater tankMadewell denim jacketTime & Tru handbagAmazon sandals, palm leaf hat, and sunglasses

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