Levi’s jeans (via Amazon); Scoop sweater; Marc Fisher booties; Amazon hat and necklace; Nickel 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.)