Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Are you ready to see what Amazon brought to my door this month? It’s time to link up with Tanya to find out…
And, stay tuned at the end, because I will about some other clothing purchases.
First up, I bought a pair of espadrilles. Amazon Essentials has not let me down yet. I really like the flattering v shape on the top of the foot and they stay on well. I think these will be a teacher shoe for me, but they will also look chic for other things, too! And, these never go out of style. Did you know the espadrille is from Spain? Fun fact from a Spanish teacher!
Then, on the recommendation of Melanie Shankle on The Big Boo Cast podcast, I bought the Goli Ashwagandha gummies. I take only one a day and usually take it between 4 in the afternoon and 9 at night. Melanie said she takes hers in the afternoon. You can take two at two different times during the day according to the bottle. I have slept very soundly, even when I was on the couch while Tom was Covid positive. Plus, it’s just a fun word to say. My kids are tired of me saying it, though.
Next up, we have the old lady Florida lip color that I really like for summer. It looks best with a gloss on top, in my opinion or else it does look too old lady Florida! But, no offense to anyone because I can assure you that they are having more fun than I did last week. This is my second purchase of it, by the way. I got this recommendation by Bev Cooks. It looks great on her.
I am using this lotion on my chin, upper lip, arm pits, and legs. I think it’s really helped my face, but I can’t tell or I haven’t used it enough yet on the other areas. It has a pleasant smell, though! I can’t remember where I read about it.
Don’t waste your money on the portable air conditioner. This was a temporary fix for my kids’ car. Their AC is now fixed. I am going to take it on the boat and see what I think.
I have only used these floats once and one of them ripped a bit in the mesh area, but it is still usable. It’s probably my fault because of the way I was getting on the float while already in the water. This style float is all the rage at the pool I go to, by the way. So, I don’t recommend this one, but I really like this style.
I needed a new sunshade for my car and I personally think this is genius. It folds up like an umbrella instead of you having to fold the standard kind all awkwardly because of the size of it. I really like this product!
Can’t live without my popcorn spray!
So, I think I did ok this month on Amazon. I had a couple of misses but that’s alright.
I do try to not be impulsive on Amazon. I usually add to cart and then let it sit to see if I really need the item. I do not hesitate to make returns, either. I have a UPS store really close to my house and if it doesn’t work out (usually clothing), I return it.
It has been nice lately to not have to do any returns because I have limited my clothing purchases, I guess.
Now, for some other purchases…
This first one was kind of impulsive. Oops – but I do think I will wear them a lot in the fall, winter, and spring.
I live very close to a nice outdoor shopping center with locally owned boutiques and restaurants. I pop in to the shops there about once every couple of weeks. I like that they have unique things and I like to support my local businesses.
I thought these were so cute and I am really enjoying wearing sneakers to work more. There is nothing worse as a teacher than being in uncomfortable footwear all day. Well, there are some worse things, but I have learned that my feet need to be cared for because I almost never sit down and the floors are really hard concrete. Who designs schools anyway?
I am hoping to be able to wear these with dresses and skirts. I love that you don’t have to tie them!
I hope I don’t offend anyone, but I am not a fan of Kohl’s. I was near one the other day, though, and saw that they had opened a Sephora inside of it! Did you know that Sephoras are now in some Kohl’s? I was looking for a particular product that I knew was sold in Sephora so I went in. They didn’t have it; it’s like a mini Sephora, by the way.
I gravitated toward the clothing and reached out and touched this white button down shirt and it was so soft and it was not as long as a typical white button down shirt is, which is good for me. I’m in love. I got it a bit oversized and I am so happy to have this closet staple in a way that I think will work for me. And, yes, I have already worn it to run an errand. That is the true test for me – do I wear the item right away?
And, you know I love a blouse. This pattern stopped me in my tracks. It is a Lauren Conrad – Laguna Beach, the reality show, you know?
The material is super soft, too.
Very bad mirror selfie:
So, I am super happy with my two Kohl’s purchases. I’m sorry for what I said about you, Kohl’s!
Now, let’s talk about Coastal Grandmother chic. I have long been a fan of linen, which is one of the major tenents of CGC. I have a bunch of linen drawstring shorts from Old Navy and I have one pair of white linen pants. I heard about the Target A New Day version on a podcast and thought I might try to add some to my closet. I ordered them in white/tan stripe and black.
Some people have said to size down, but since I carry a lot of my weight in my stomach, that won’t work for me. So, here I am in my normal size:
I am 5’4 and even with a heel, I would have to get them hemmed (which would be about $20 at my tailor) making the pants now cost $45. I also felt that the legs were too voluminous for me. I’m sorry I didn’t get a better photo of the bottoms of the pants.
I tried on my Old Navy version that are really old and I think they are much more flattering and the length is perfect on me, even though I’m short. So, I am going to check out what their version looks like for this year. Maybe I can’t do the really trendy wide leg and these work because the legs aren’t so wide. Remember that for some reason, Old Navy’s online prices tend to be better than their in store prices.
Please remember that it’s not you, it’s the clothes. I have so many different sizes in my closet right now becauses sizes just aren’t standard and I’m trying to not get hung up on the number. Also, if you shop consignment like I do, you probably need to look in the next size up because the clothes have been washed multiple times. I actually like that because you can see how they have held up. Just a little PSA if you are frustrated about this.
So, what having you been buying on Amazon lately? Any thoughts on my purchases?
Thanks for reading,