A few Amazon Fashion wins!

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I remember logging on with dial-up internet back in the early 2000s and hearing about this “online bookstore” called Amazon.

I thought the name was so obscure and random, and certainly, there is no way this could catch on.

Boy was I wrong.

Amazon is pretty much the first place I check when I need to get something and has become a great resource for fashion finds as well!

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared some of my Amazon fashion finds here, though I often share pieces that I’m loving on Instagram stories. Click here to follow along!

GoodThreads started out as a men’s line but they’ve expanded into women’s now! The style and fit of the few women’s GoodThreads items I’ve tried remind me a lot of Madewell.

The long sleeve crewneck tee is lightweight and has a stair-step, straight hem. It comes in 15 colors and ranges from about $15-21 bucks. I have grey, black, and black & white stripes. The fix is relaxed and boxy, which makes it really easy to do a front tuck if you’re into that! I found that they fit true to size.

This tunic is perfect to throw on over leggings. The side slit is a little high so I’d recommend wearing high rise leggings with it!

I saw Merrick wearing a pretty herringbone scarf so I promptly went searching for one on Amazon. I loved the unexpected pattern with an otherwise simple outfit.

Dolce Vita is a line I often have success with at DSW, but I found these on Amazon! I was looking for a comfortable, low bootie and this pair fit that description perfectly.

Kendi, from Kendi Everyday, influenced me to buy this sweater and I’m glad she did! It’s oversized and cozy, which is the perfect top to pair with leggings and boots this season.

The last item is a pair of very thin, nylon “socks” to wear with booties. I generally don’t wear socks with booties but I was finding the need for a thin layer on higher shaft footwear this fall and winter. These are fantastic.

I’m regularly updating my Amazon Storefront with things I’ve found and loved, so be sure to bookmark this page if you are ever looking for a personal recommendation!

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How to Layer Earrings (and how not to!)

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I’m warming up to the multiple earrings trend, are you? It took me a minute to get used to ear huggies and smaller, delicate earrings because I so often wear larger statement earrings, but I’ve found that layering a few favorites still gives you a statement earring look!

When it comes to wearing a few earrings in each ear, I typically try to work from biggest to smallest as I work up the ear.

The largest or longest earring goes in the first hole, closest to my face, and the earrings get smaller or I use studs to fill in the second and third holes in my ear. Sometimes, though, I skip the third hole altogether.

This has been my favorite combination lately:

First earring (similar), Second earring (similar)

When I wear a longer earring in the first hole, I typically reach for a stud to go next to it as you can see below.

First earring, Second earring

If the first earring is very simple, I like to pair a more statement earring in the second hole, like an ear crawler.

First earring, Second earring (similar)

When mixing and matching earrings together, I typically avoid anything with tassels or a statement earring that is larger than about 1.5 inches. I also never wear large studs in the second hole. Pictured below is an example of what not to do! See how sad I am?

If you are in the market for some new jewels, I’ve shared on stories that I’ve loved Rocksbox for trying new jewelry! I’ve been a subscriber for many months and would recommend checking it out if you want to try out new jewelry!

I would be remiss not to mention my sister’s jewelry shop and my mom’s as well!

You can also click on any of the images below to shop some of my personal favorites!

Tried and True Baby Favorites

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I have exciting news to share! My sister Lauren is pregnant! I’m overjoyed for her and her husband Mike!

I have been reminded about all the research and planning I did when I was expecting my first child (who is now 6!) and I wanted to share some of my most loved and appreciated baby items for the past 6 years.

You can read about some of my favorite breastfeeding things here!

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Thirteen

The stroller and the baby monitor were the two items I focused the most on when I was pregnant with my first. Ultimately the baby monitor worked fine until the battery life took a strong dive south, and the range from the camera to the parent unit started to become glitchy. We have since replaced our monitor with a different brand but it’s also glitchy and the battery life is awful.

Our first stroller, though, was fantastic! We got the UppaBaby Cruz, which is a single stroller because we only had one little baby. If we had known we would get pregnant again when David was 5 months old, we would have just gotten the UppaBaby Vista in the first place! We loved the Cruz while we had it but upgraded to the Vista before Luke was born. The Vista has been our stroller for years now and it has been wonderful. You can see the multitude of configurations on their website!

With the boys, I used a lot of different burp cloths, and they were great, but with Emily, I used MatiMati burp cloths and really loved them. They are super thick and absorbent, and also so soft for the baby to lay on. They make bibs as well!

My favorite baby carrier, of all that I tried, is the Lille Baby mesh carrier that offers 6 different positions. I also have a deep love for the Solly Baby Wrap, which is where Luke lived for the first 9 months of his life or so. Lukie *loved* being carried and I *loved* carrying him in the Solly Wrap. Emily didn’t love the Solly so much which was disappointing for me, but the Lille baby worked for her for a bit!

For our high chair, we went cheap and I’m so glad we did. The $20 high chair from IKEA has served us very well. It breaks down easily with removable legs so it’s a breeze to toss in your trunk and bring to a friends’ house for dinner. It also doesn’t have a single bit of fabric (other than the straps!) so it’s very easy to clean. The tray does not come off easily so we do not remove it and simply clean the tray while it’s still attached.

I used a Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag with the boys and really loved it, but the pattern was a little busier than I prefer these days. I like more of a simple leather diaper bag like this one from Freshly Picked. I will say though that Petunia Pickle Bottom has added a lot of beautiful, classic styles to their collection that are simple and chic.

I few things I never used was the “pee-pee teepee”, a wipe warmer, pacifier wipes, and shopping cart covers. For me, those were extra things that I just didn’t need for my kids.

P.S. If you liked this post, you may enjoy this one on a last-minute decision we made for Emily’s delivery!

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