Now that I have a Prime subscription, I've been ordering quite a lot on Amazon! Most recently, I've branched out and started ordering clothing from there too. There are many shops that use the Amazon platform and offer trendy apparel for affordable prices (and free shipping with a Prime membership). Take Milumia for example -- I just ordered their Waterfall Long Trench Coat and their Bishop Sleeve Ribbed Sweater. Both got delivered (for free, thank you Prime!) within a couple of days which is a lot faster than other online companies I've shopped with. As you can probably tell from comparing my photos to the ones on Amazon, both products are exactly as they are represented in the listings. The faux sued on the Waterfall Long Trench Coat is extremely soft and flexible. The coat is pretty light weight so I ordered a small (instead of an XS) to ensure that there would be space for me to wear a sweater underneath. The Bishop Sleeve Ribbed Sweater, which is also extremely soft and features a loose fit, is probably the most comfortable sweater I've ever owned. I've already worn this bad boy 4 times since receiving it ~10 days ago. So enough said there I think. Overall, my experience buying apparel through Amazon has been pretty great so far! Be sure to check out the rest of the Milumia collection as they offer a pretty big selection of apparel!
When most people think of Etsy, they think "handmade jewelry," which is true, but there's so much more to Etsy than that! In fact, I'm about to tell you about two cute shops that will make all the difference in your re-decorating efforts! Personally, I've been obsessed with marble-like designs lately and I thought what better way to incorporate that into my re-decorating plans than with some coasters right? That's how DeLucci Resin Art (an Etsy shop started by Alyssa DeLucci, a childhood friend of mine) comes into play. Alyssa's Custom 4 Piece Resin Coaster Set are to die for! She worked with me to create a color scheme that would match my living area, and the results were stunning. The gold and silver design helps bring together my warm wood furniture with the cool grey hues in my couch and rug. Alyssa also makes phone cases, cutting boards, and leggings!! Be sure to check out the rest of her collection here. Another life-changing (a.k.a. room-changing) purchase was from another Etsy shop called, A Piece Of Bella. Aside from my love of marble, I've also been head over heals for the popular palm/tropical leaf theme. So when I stumbled upon this Palm Leaf Pillow Cover, I absolutely needed a pair for my living room. I'm happy to say that they bring some life to my otherwise minimalist living room. And if palm print isn't your thing, A Piece Of Bella has a huge collection of pillow covers to choose from that will surely spice up your seating areas!
I was in desperate need of a coffee table and rug. Unwilling to pay the shipping charges at Ikea, I started perusing Amazon's furniture selection. And to my surprise I stumbled upon some great finds. I ended up going with this Laputa Mid Century Coffee Table and this Sweet Home Grey Shag Rug, both for great prices and free shipping! Now, I was a little wearing about the quality of the items, but after receiving them I have no complains at all. The coffee table is sturdy, trendy, and was very easy to assemble. The rug is soft and the light grey color was exactly what I was looking for to contrast the dark grey of my couch!
So next time you're looking to change things up in your home, make sure to check out what Etsy and Amazon have to offer!
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Everyone's heard about the mom-jean-comeback right? I have to admit, I was skeptical at first. How could a pair of frumpy jeans be making such a grand "comeback"? So I decided to test them out for myself. I snagged the pair that I'm wearing today from a thrift shop (but linking a similar pair here) not knowing if I'd ever really wear them, considering the not-so-flattering loose fit. But after my first time out with them, it fell madly in love! And I soon came to realize the three main reasons why mom jeans rule..
1. Room for the food-baby.
Mom jeans by nature are loose fitting, which most importantly means that there is room to eat as much as your heart desires! I wore these bad boys to a potluck dinner the other day and it was magical. I was able to grow an impressive food-baby without any room restrictions!
2. No jean-dance required.
Every girl who's ever owned a pair of skin-tight jeans knows first hand how difficult it is to get in and out of them. Once you get both legs in, you're left having to do a butt-wiggling dance to shimmy the rest of the way into them. Mom jeans on the other hand? Super easy to get in and out of!
3. Trendy with the right apparel.
Since mom jeans on their own are a little frumpy looking, it's important for the rest of the outfit to be "on." Which means.. the top has to be trendy, the shoes need to make a statement, and the accessories have to be cute. So I decided to pair my mom jeans with this stylish Vertical Striped Drop Shoulder Tie Detail Blouse, from Shein, my comfortable Jean Mules, from K.Dan Flat Shoes, and a pair of oval sunglasses that I got for $10 on Amazon! When styled all together, the result is a comfortable yet fashionable ensemble!
In conclusion, I am now an avid mom-jean-wearer and I hope that my strange ramblings of food-babies and jean-dances will inspire you to give them a try too!