Current Events & May Amazon Purchases

Hi!

This post is overdue, however I still wanted to share! May was a crazy month, it went from chilly and rainy to warm and sunny. I also had a crazy month at work, although it calmed down a bit from March and April. It seems like WFH has either been crazy or completely relaxed for some. I have been saving a ton of money while living at my parents house, and now I am officially moving out of my NYC apartment for the time being.

It is impossible to miss what is going on in our country right now regarding Black Lives and LGBTQ+ rights. If you have been saving money in quarantine, I highly suggest donating to causes such as For the Gworls, The Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund, or visiting this article from The Strategist which lays out a ton of funds to donate too. If you can’t donate, look into educating yourself with a book/documentary/article, becoming and ally, or attending a protest.

That being said, back to working from home. I purchased a few items from Amazon that I wanted to share that are making work from home a little easier:

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Jumpsuit / Mug Warmer / Phone Stand

A cozy jumpsuit that really is a pair of joggers with a tank top attached will make you feel put together in an outfit, even though you just changed out of your pajamas.

The mug warmer is actually what I got my mom for Mother’s Day, we make hot coffee & hot lemon water a lot here, so this was a great gift since our drinks are always getting cold!

THIS phone stand has been so great for me, as I felt like my thumb was hurting from holding my phone and scrolling so much in quarantine. I also feel like having it upright and in front of me keeps me from compulsively checking my phone. I got it in the gold color, but honestly it kind of has a rose gold tint. There is a rose gold option & silver option as well!

Happy Shopping!! xx

My new favorite at-home coffee hack

Keurig / Mug / Salt Box / Vital Proteins (I add this to my coffee every morning)

“Coffee is the lifeblood that fuels the dreams of champions.” (Kicking and Screaming, 2005).

Now on week 6 of working from home, I have been making a lot of coffee at home! I’m sure many people have been doing the same, since many businesses are closed. This has certainly been saving me a ton of money, and I’ve actually been enjoying my morning routine of hot lemon water, coffee and breakfast!

Recently, I’ve also had to re-heat my Keurig coffee since it cools off really quickly. I’ve been thinking about investing in a mug warmer, but for now I’ve just been re-heating it in the microwave. If you’ve done this before, you’ve probably tasted the unpleasant, bitter taste that this brings on.

My new favorite hack to fix this is to add a pinch of salt! It helps to offset the bitter taste and just helps make the re-heated coffee more enjoyable.

Enjoy! xx

 

Loungewear for every budget!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been living in loungewear as of late. Joggers are the new jeans, sweatshirts and long sleeved tees have replaced my sweaters. Funny enough, I actually left NYC to go on vacation to Florida right as soon as they were starting to shut the city down and telling companies to work from home.

I was planning on coming back to NYC in a week for a doctor’s appointment, but I actually ended up changing it to a practice in Florida instead. I didn’t have to leave after a week which is great, however that meant when my parents rental was inevitably over, we would head back to cold and rainy Rhode Island.

I didn’t really pack many clothes for a cool climate, because I didn’t think I was going to need them! So I took this as a chance to order some new clothes to just hang out in, as well as look at all my options out there (I love a good sale!)

Below I’ve rounded up some of the best I’ve seen out there in the last few weeks.

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Old Navy Picks:

Hoodie / Joggers / 3-pack of socks / Sneakers

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J.Crew Factory Picks:

Scrunchie / Tank Top / Joggers / Slippers

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GAP Picks:

Sweatshirt / Bralette / Shorts 

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Lululemon Picks:

Scuba Hoodie / Trapeze Tank / Align Crop

Happy Shopping! xx

My favorite recent Amazon purchases

Amazon has taken over in terms of online shopping, but I don’t have to tell you that. Along with Amazon brands, bigger and more-well known brands are also selling items on the site. Everything from Levi’s denim to Aquaphor to Gatorade is being sold by the brand’s on Amazon, and most of them offering Prime 2-day shipping!

While I love that brands I know are available on Prime, it’s also fun to explore brands you didn’t know before or even Amazon-specific brands. There’s so many products that I never would have heard of, or would have taken a long time to get if it weren’t for Amazon Prime. I also think Prime is perfect when you are in a pinch and need something last minute (aka me, all the time).

Linked below are some of my recent favorites:

Satin pillowcases

These satin pillowcases look expensive (even thought they aren’t) are good for skin, and help prevent hair breakage!

Mini Humidifier

I ordered this mini (pink!!) humidifier to put on my bedside table since I’ve been getting so dry lately. I love it so far, it doesn’t take up a lot of room and it works well.

Small Storage Bins

These storage bins would be perfect for on top of a dresser or in a bathroom cabinet. I decided on pink, because I wanted to add some color to my white walls/dressers.

Levi’s Denim Shorts

Before my trip to New Orleans, I needed a pair of jean shorts in a time crunch. This is when I turned to Amazon and found that Levi’s sells shorts on Prime, so I got this adorable pair!

Animal Print Skirt

One of my absolute favorite items, I got this skirt late last summer and couldn’t wear it enough.

Foldable Cube Storage Bins

These cube storage bins have saved the organization of my room and closet, were cost effective, and look expensive.

Aquaphor 3-Pack

My most recent discovery is that Aquaphor is amazing for your lips and other dry areas! I have used it in the past, and always keep a tube in my bag, but I’ve been using it more lately since I have been extra dry.

Formal Dress

In another pinch for time (seems like a theme in my life), I ordered this dress in green for my work holiday party back in December. It was at a nightclub, so I figured I would go a bit dressy and wear this with the same heels I bought for last year’s party. Inexpensive, but looked chic and I got a lot of compliments on it!

Pearl Headbands

ALLLLLL the rage, especially in NYC. I see people wearing these headbands every day, and I’m still not sick of them. This pack of 6 is great because of the many color options, I’ve worn every single color and love them all!

Pompom Bedskirt

ADORABLE and really adds something to a bed. I have a simple metal bed frame, and the box spring from Casper, so my bed needed a little extra something to make it look put together. I found this perfect and wallet-friendly pompom bedskirt that I have told everyone I know about. My mom even bought 2 for our house in Martha’s Vineyard because they are so cute.

Milk Frother

My manager at work laughed at me when I bought a milk frother on Amazon Prime day last year, and he said I would never use it. I literally use it ALL THE TIME. It also came with a stainless steel cup. Maybe I was just trying to prove him wrong, but I honestly love it! It also helps me feel good about not spending my money on coffee on the weekends, because I can make a nice cup with my Keurig. It’s even really helpful for when I mix Vital Proteins Collagen into any drinks!

Sectioned Laundry Basket

Another item that I can’t stop talking about. I’m really into separating out my laundry, and this is the best basket! It also has handles and pocket on the side to hold essentials (perfect for my laundry card and detergent!)

Weighted Blanket

I got this weighted blanket last year in January and it has become a staple in my bedding. I keep it at the end of my bed and I use it pretty much every night while I’m watching Netflix, it’s SO relaxing.

Top 5 best white sneakers

The weather outside the past few days has me thinking spring! My roommate from college’s family has a fundraiser every year around this time in honor of her sister and for her memorial foundation. It always makes me feel like spring is around the corner since it used to be just before our spring break in college.

Although in my opinion, white sneaker season is every season, spring is upon us. The perfect season to sport some new white kicks! I found myself wanting a refresh of white sneakers, as its been awhile since I’ve updated my collection.

I’m a big sneaker girl, so I’m happy that sneakers are “in style” now. I’m trying to think about what shoes I wore before the more casual sneaker look was back in style! I did have some pairs in high school, but not as many as I do now. I was really into Sperry’s, Jack Rogers sandals and these L.L. Bean moccasins for awhile… (honestly, still into these moccasins).

Here is a list of my top 5 white sneakers:

Soludos Ibiza Platform Sneaker

The Ibiza Platform Sneakers are my newest purchase, which I got on sale at ShopBop! I love the Soludos brand and I’ve seen their sneakers in person a few times, so I thought this platform look was perfect for spring/summer!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars

A timeless classic, I’ve had a pair of Converse for years. They seem to go with everything, all. year round. I love pairing it with jeans, a dress, or even for going out at night when I don’t want to be too dressy.

Adidas Stan Smith’s

As a gift to myself, I got these green Stan Smith’s after I climbed to the top of the Duomo in Florence in 2016. Rewarding a climb with some new shoes seemed right to me! I basically never took them off after I bought them, and they are so beat up from year’s of wear. Definitely worth the investment, and I will be reinvesting as soon as I can give my old pair up!

Fila Panache 19 Sneakers

While I was not a fan of the Fila “dad” sneaker trend, I really love the look of these Fila Panache 19’s! Simple and plain, I love the slight platform look. I just purchased these during the ShopBop sale with my Soludos.

Superga Platform Sneakers

Another classic white sneaker, Superga’s are great for spring/summer! The non-platform version are also another great choice.

Happy Shopping!! xx