Amazon dress; Kaanas sandals; Ankole Living clutch; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Gorjana necklace (c/o); Initial necklace; Beaded bracelets here and here
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.
Amazon dress; sandals (similar here); straw handbag; Warby Parker sunglasses; Initial necklace
Photos thanks to Katie Stuart