Walmart Sleepwear + Nursing Finds

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All I am going to say is don’t sleep on Walmart’s sleepwear and nursing gear because the deals are phenomenal right now. The only downfall I’ve seen is everything ships separately and arrives on different days, but I can’t really write that up as a complaint just because I am used to Amazon’s quick shipping and arrival.

  1. When considering nursing wear, I never expected to find a matching baby swaddle bundle for under $20 like what! Strawberry Robe/Gown/Swaddle Bundle – Nurture by Lamaze Women’s Maternity Nursing Robe Set with Swaddle – ONLY $19.62 for ALL 3 pieces, can you believe it? I ended up ordering all the ones that were in stock in my size because it’s just such a cute idea. Will anyone other than my S/O ever see it? Probably not but baby and myself will be cute hanging around the condo. Colors I chose: Strawberry, Estate Blue, and Red Coral. I am bringing the Estate Blue in my hospital bag because it’s the darkest in color and can easy wash it in case it gets messy.
  2. Secret Treasures Maternity Seamless Sleep Chemise with Ruffle Bottom – The reviews said this can be chesty but what’s not chesty about breastfeeding? I decided to try it anyway, and chose the Blue Cove color but it also comes in black. The straps come down for nursing ease and I love how feminine the ruffle is at the bottom. For only $15 each – yes please. Also very surprised how soft this is for the price.
  3. I’m completely in love with this next find. It’s not nursing friendly but seriously so pretty and feminine – Secret Treasures Women’s and Women’s Plus Traditional Sleeveless Knit Sleepwear Gown. Again for $15, this gown is so perfect for just lounging around or sleeping. I chose the Strawberry Cream Tropical color, but it comes in so many other colors and SIZES. These sizes extend to 5X. We love size inclusivity.
  4. I also picked up two colors in this basic tank dress: Time and Tru Women’s Sleeveless Knit Dress – At $10 each, how could I not? The quality for these is so good too – I got the leopard and dusty rose.
  5. One thing I have had trouble finding is a pack of nursing tanks that has good reviews for less than $25. I searched Target, Amazon etc. Walmart came in like a champ with this Maternity Under Control Seamless Nursing Cami, 3 Pack. Regularly $32, but on sale for $21.99 right now! I chose the black/white/blush combo but there are other options to choose from, such as: Black, White and Grey or there’s a purpleish heather color combo. They are super soft and the clips seem to be good for adjusting when feeding.
  6. For less than $10, this Secret Treasures Women’s and Women’s Plus Knit Sleepwear Chemise is perfect for those hot summer nights when you want to still look cute when going to sleep. It reminds me of VS quality and look. It comes in 5 different color patterns so there is something for everyone!
  7. Probably my favorite find is this Majestic Mommy Designer Cute Nursing Bra Soft Cup – It is super cute pink and white candy striped with button closure for easy access. I’m not 100% sure how practical this will be just yet as baby isn’t here for me to try it out, but I will update bc wow it’s so pretty for the $30 ish price range.
  8. Last but not least I found a multi-use cover for nursing for less than $10! Secret Treasures Women’s Maternity Nursing Wrap. I like how neutral the grey and white stripe is and how it would match everything. It also comes in black so I might pick that one up as well after experimenting with this one.

With so many fun finds, I had to share in case you are looking for some affordable nursing-friendly options as well!

Did I miss anything essential? Let me know in the comments!

-Ashley, Affordable Style

Reduce Cups + PRIME DAY deals

Another year, another AMAZON PRIME DAY! This might be the first year that I’ve actually purchased things on prime day which I am excited about, so what did I find?

  1. Reduce Tumbler Cup – Mild Mint Green – $33.98 originally $39.99

I have been stalking REDUCE tumblers since I saw Dede Raad on dressupbuttercup talk about them. She had one in the hospital with her, has been using it postpartum and keeps raving about how amazing they are so naturally, I had to try one. I wasn’t about to pay $50 for a cup, even if it claimed to keep your drink cold for 40 hours. HOWEVER, the lowest price the 50 oz. tumbler has been in 30 days is right NOW – $33.99. They also just stocked new colors so now is the time to grab one if you want one.

A little back story : First, I ordered the 32 oz. one 2 weeks ago from Walmart and received an email that my order had been cancelled (after it shipped) – what the heck? And even more interesting – the seller said in the cancellation notice that me, the buyer, requested to cancel it. LOL and no I didn’t. I had been stalking the shipment and delivery because I’ve needed a decent size water cup for SO long. I really had my heart set on the lilac/light purple one and it was sold out everyyywhere. After Walmart cancelled my order, I finally found it on Bed Bath & Beyond (currently out of stock). Well, I finally got it in and LET ME TELL YOU – The hype is real. I love this thing.

The top is a little funky sometimes when taking it off bc it suctions so well to the cup. The ice forreal stays all day and night though, it’s kinda amazing.

Features:

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Made with 18/8 stainless steel
  • Can be used for hot or cold beverages
  • ALL Reduce products come with a lifetime guarantee

2. “The Perfect Oxford Shirt” by Amazon Basics – $18, Originally $25.

I have been LOVING men’s oxford shirts lately and needed a white one. My obsession started back when I found a J.Crew chambray shirt while thrifting – talk about a find! I loved the oversized look of it and started looking for more. I stumbled upon Old Navy and picked up a white one and light blue one. I tend to style it many different ways but they can be worn as bathing suit coverups, with biker shorts, or even as a jacket type situation in the summer with a cute dress! I needed a new white one so decided to order a size large in this Slim fit one on Amazon for a prime day special of $18.10, originally $25. They also have light purple AND pink so I kinda want those too.

HURRY though because these are selling fast.

3. We just bought a Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappucino Maker and it has been beyond fun to make barista style drinks at home! We’ve tried espresso, cappuccino and lattes so far. It has a built in frother which is pretty cool and makes the coffee shop foamy drinks a reality. Our favorite combo so far is Starbucks espresso grinds with froth from regular milk then add cinnamon sugar and regular sugar to it – you’ve got to try it. So good! And no flavor creamer even needed. It also happens to be part of PRIME day! Originally $199, on sale for $179.99!

4. Liuruiyu Glass Coffee Mugs 12 oz(350 ml) Set of 2 Double Wall Clear Coffee Cappuccino Cups with Handles

Because of the above Mr. Coffee purchase, we’ve been on the lookout for the perfecttt glass mugs to show off our beautiful coffee creations. Well, I found them finally. Two pack of these double-walled glass mugs for $11. Can you believe it? Such a steal!

5. Lastly, not a very exciting purchase but suuuper practical and cheap so I thought why not! 4 pack of iPhone lightening cables – One 3ft, Two 6ft and one 10 ft charging cable for only $6.59! Originally $10.99 so that’s a 40% discount. I chose pink but there are many different color options in different listings. I mainly ordered because going to need a long charging cord for my hospital bag.

This year’s Prime Day purchases are super random but I hope you found something to check out!

Let me know in the comments what you picked up during PRIME DAY…

Amazon Finds: May 2021

Hiii I am back with another Amazon Finds series. I think it would be fun to do these every month, what do you think?

A good bit was purchased from amazon in May, mainly because we moved into a new condo so many of these finds are home and home decor related but there’s a good variety of other things too. Let’s dive in!

So first up is THIS DRESS

  1. Tov Elegance A-Line Spaghetti Strap Flowy Maxi Rideau Dress – Hot pink and ready to be twirled in, this flowy maxi dress with ruffles on the bottom is the perfect feminine look for those who like a loose silhouette. I’ve never been much of a ruffle gal but I just love the one on this dress. I ordered a medium and wish I would’ve sized down to small. It definitely fits flowy. BRB going to decide which color to order next.

2. The condo we just moved into has huuuge windows so I was on the hunt for blackout curtains. In fact, these are so blackout that I also ordered some sheers to let in some natural light. If you want blackout though, these are it.

Blackout Room Darkening Thermal Lined Curtain Grommet Panels for Bedroom – Energy Efficient, Complete Darkness, Noise Reducing – Set of 2

I ordered three packs of 52 x 96 panels as they come in a pack of two for $39.99 and they are chef’s kiss. Super sophisticated and add the modern 70’s vibe that I’m going for with the big bold pattern.

It’s like 70’s chic, ya know?

3. Next up is something pretty exciting if you’re a pet owner – Bissell Pet Eraser Turbo Plus Vacuum Cleaner. Originally $229.00 and on sale for $179.99 still. I searched high and low on the interwebs and this was the cheapest I could find it. It of course, came in 2 days thanks to Prime. One of the key features of it that stood out to me is the tangle free brush! I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent cutting hair out of vaccums; it’s like my least favorite thing ever. I have high hopes for this and will update my thoughts with an upcoming review.

4. I am shocked these slides only have three stars but I have been LOVING these for house shoes now that the weather is warming up.

VONMAY Shower Sandals for Women Men Anti-slip Soft Foam Indoor & Outdoor

I also have light pink which I ordered from a different company, I will try to find the link and update it. For $12.99 they are such a comfy option if you work from home or in need of some house shoes.

5. I was on the hunt for the perfect outdoor set for my little yard.

Criteria: Two rocking chairs with pads and a small table for under $200. I checked out so many places but wow the prices were steep for most of them.

SOLAURA Outdoor Furniture 3-Piece Rocking Bistro Set Brown Wicker Patio Chairs with Glass Coffee Table for Indoor and Outdoor (Gray)

Amazon came in like a super hero with this amazing black set with grey pads. They also had creamish chair pads but I ultimately went with dark grey because hello, they will be outside. Cream might look nice while it’s clean but grey will show less dirt and defects in the long run, so I went with that one. I am so happy with my choice. It looks like the exact link I purchased from is no longer available but the one I linked is the same set from a different seller.

6. Organization, organization, organization has been the theme lately. Introducing this 26 piece clear acrylic pack of five different sized organizing cubes – PERFECT for the bathroom drawers.

Fixwal 26pcs Clear Drawer Organizers 

I had a huge chaotic mess in my drawer and tamed it with these little guys. SO GOOD. I have one for bobby pins, one for hair clips, one for makeup brushes, one for face makeup and one for eye makeup. Life changing tbh. These could also be useful in office drawers to organize paper clips, highlighters, erasers, pencils, pens etc.

What have you bought lately from amazon? Do we like these posts?

Let me know in the comments

Wedding Guest Dresses Under $50

Summer is approaching and one of the most exciting parts is Wedding Season and the many places you will go..to weddings. Weddings all have different themes but I am going to cover a few of the most popular ones.

We all know looking your best is the move but we don’t have to splurge to do it.

Beach/Coastal Wedding:

Can we just talk about this Keyhole Maxi Dress meant for an Ocean Goddess?
W o w, I need it in my life.
Super affordable and would be stunning as a wedding guest dress for a wedding by the beach – $39.50 + 20% off with code FRIEND20

Black Tie Wedding:

Sway to the music effortlessly in this gorgeous Chiffon Cami Maxi Dress.This dress screams classy elegance and would be perfect for a Black Tie Wedding. Maybe even add a chunky black blazer and statement heels to glam it up. Only $27.99 + 20% off with code FRIEND20

Traditional Indoor Wedding:

Stand out like the piece of art you are in this Abstract Print Halter Midi Dress. Perfect for an indoor wedding say at a church or even an art museum or library? Add some mod accessories to finish off the perfect cool mod girl look. Only $29.99 + 20% off with code FRIEND20

Tropical Island Wedding:

I know I said dresses but how fun is this Tropical Print Wide Leg Jumpsuit? The reviews say it looks just like a dress. Add some gold hoops and maybe even a belt to dress it up. Can’t you picture it on a tropical island under the tiki torches now? Only $34.99 + 10% off with code FRIEND20

Country/Farmhouse Wedding:

LOVING this sweet blue Smocked Crochet- Trim Dress with the tie and ruffled bottom. Almost reminds me of a LoveShackFancy silhouette. Add a floppy rattan hat and white earrings to complete the look. Only $34.99 + 20% off with code FRIEND20

Which look is your favorite? I think mine has to be the tropical print jumpsuit!

Let me know yours in the comments!

XO,

Ashley’s Affordable Style

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift on Amazon

If you haven’t decided 100% what to get your mama for Mother’s Day, look no further. I have a last minute idea that might tickle your fancy…

A Digital Photo Frame – Oh the memories that can be reminisced with this little gadget. If your mom loves pictures and has too many to go through on her phone, this might be a fun way to display them. So the way it works is an actual frame base will be delivered to her, along with cords, battery and instructions on everything so don’t fret. When she turns on the base, she can set it up to display pictures from for her phone or email! The frame is even a touch screen interface; how cool is that?

There is an app to download where you can send pictures and they appear right on the screen. The PhotoSpring Premium 10 inch frame is the only frame I have actually used and can speak for, but setting it up was pretty easy. There’s also no hidden or subscription fees, which is important. The last thing we want to do is give mom a gift she has to pay to use. It stores up to 15,000 photos! PRIME shipping and $169.

Your mom is worth it, you know she is.

If $169 is a little over your price range, let’s talk about a couple similar, more affordable options for the same functionality.

Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame 10 inch – $129.99 with $10 eligible coupon plus PRIME shipping. Note that the only in stock color is choco brown. The white one is super cute but out of stock until the day after Mother’s Day.

MRQ Wifi Digital Picture Frame 10 inch – $99.99 Prime shipping. One of the only others ones I see with promised delivery date of Sunday, May 9.

If you like the graphic I used, you can check it out here. It would make a really cute card!

What did you get your mom for Mother’s Day? Let me know in the comments!

XO,

Ashley’s Affordable Style

Mom To Be Mocktail

When I say I’ve found it – I mean it. The perfect mocktail that is literally one ingredient, all thanks to Trader Joe’s.

SPARKLING BERRY LEMONADE

Pro tip: It helps if you pour it into a super fancy, aesthetically pleasing champagne glass 😉 Check your local thrift store for affordable yet elegant champagne glasses.

You can even add regular sparkling water or sprite to mellow it out if you find it to be too sweet.

Ingredients

  1. Sparkling Berry lemonade
  2. Sparking water or sprite if too sweet
  3. Garnish with strawberry

Perfect for moms to be or those who enjoy the bubbles without the alcohol.

Thank me later

Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments

Gucci Rubber Slide Heeled Sandals Look for Less

Happy Thursday and what a happy Thursday it is because I just found something that I must share with the class…

PRESENTING THE BARBIE LOOK FOR LESS: 

GUCCI – $360

Women’s Rubber Slide Heels

VS.

STEVE MADDEN – $70 (Preorder Ships 4/30)

Harlin Black by Steve Madden

AND YES, they have the pink ones. *Add To Cart*

GUCCI – $360

VS.

STEVE MADDEN – $70 (Preorder ships 4/30)

Did you get your preorder in? Let me know in the comments!

Ashley, Affordable Style

Spring Shoe Trends for Less

I have an announcement to make that’s very important…It’s officially time to put away the snow boots and break out the warmer weather shoes! Let’s hope this last snow was the last snow.

I love this time of year – say goodbye to seasonal depression and hello to sunshine! If I’m being honest seasonal depression hit me super hard this year and I just can’t wait for it to be over.

Also, a major life event happened to me so I have been dealing with that for a while, more on that later.

For now, lets talk sneakers! Air Force 1’s are back in full swing and I need need a pair – Check out Finish Line and use code 5OFF75RMN for $5 off $75 purchase. Limited sizing so hurry on over!

If your size is sold out there, look at SSENSE. Nordstrom also usually has them but most sizes are sold out. Keep in mind, it’s one of the most popular and iconic sneakers of all time. Since those are pretty hard to find, let’s check out a similar sneaker: The Air Force 1 Sage Low in white/white found at Nordstrom but sizes are again selling out fast.

Also, if you wanted to achieve a similar look for much less then you could go with the Nike Court Vision Low in white/white – $64.95 vs. AF1 at $90-$160(depending on where you find them).

Sidenote: My dream AF1’s are this pair. Use code FIRST10 for 10% off at Net-A-Porter for first time buyers.

So what do we think about platform sneakers – yes or no? Some of my favorites are from CONVERSE and Superga

One of the best pair of sneakers I’ve purchased for under $100 is these Holographic Nikes – can be found at Nordstrom Rack or DSW

OKAY enough sneaker talk, let’s get into Designer slides. Last year, I wrote a blog post on Pink Gucci Slides and where to find them. Check it out here. This year GUCCI has a whole new vibe – meet the Barbie heel, as I refer to it. It totally looks like the shoes your barbie used to sport. The real style name is: Women’s Rubber Slide Sandal and they come in so many fun spring colors. But yeah, I’m not really looking to spend $360 on rubber barbie shoes but to each their own ya know.

R U C H E D heels – you’ve seen the bloggers wear them, are a major trend this spring and will probably fall into Summer as well. The ruched detail give the shoes such a feminine, chic vibe. I want a fun color like bright pink or might stick to a more neutral pair like these to match everything. But this wouldn’t be the Affordable Style Blog if I left yall with $320 ones from STAUD brand at Bloomingdales now would it?! Nope, let’s find the look for less. I am absolutely crushing on these AMAZING ruched heels from Dolce Vita found at Nordstrom Rack for under $60.

Another trend seen on celebs and high end bloggers is the mod toe shoe – think square toe with rope straps like Bottega Veneta $600 but for less. Such as, RAYE Ozzie Heel in White from Revolve for $178 OR Braided Square Toe Sandals from Forever 21 for $17.99.

Another huge trend I’ve noticed is Chanel – esque shoes. Not everyone can fork out thousands for fancy shmancy Chanel shoes, but we can get the look for less with these Quilted sandals from ASOS by Public Desire. Use code ASOSNEWTREAT for 20% off $50+ purchase for new customers. These Margie Black Multi Sandals from Steve Madden also fit the bill and I am obsessed with the gold lock (add to cart please).

Just Fab has another pair of shoes that remind me of Chanel – check out Cocco Chain Detail Flat in beige/black.

What are your favorite Spring shoe trends? Let me know in the comments!

Ashley, Affordable Style

Amazon Favorites 2020

As this treacherous and challenging year of 2020 starts winding down, I can’t help but notice a common theme for every month : Amazon purchasing 🤭😂. Yeah, I’m aware how bad it is and will try harder to keep the Amazon shopping to a minimal in 2021 but for now, let’s discuss the best purchases of 2020.

#1: Oster Wine Opener – This is one of those items you didn’t even know was missing in your kitchen, but if you’re a wine drinker and you don’t have it, you’re missing out. By the push of a button, your wine cork starts uncorking itself slowly. Truly an amazing invention. Then when it’s uncorked you push the button again and it falls right out haha will post a video to my Instagram to demonstrate the magic.

#2: Gold Rimmed Diamond Shaped Glasses – You know those glasses that must make you feel fancy, even when you’re just hanging at your apartment in sweatpants? These are some that do just that. They are dishwasher safe and have held up great; I’ve had them about 6 months. They come in a pack of 4 so I took two out and packed two up for backup. I mainly drink wine and margaritas out of them so breaking them is a complete possibility lol. I also tend to be pretty clumsy.

#3: INSTAPOT – I feel like I am a year or two late with this one. I got one for my birthday this year (thanks mom) and def didn’t know what I was missing out on. My birthday was in November so I’ve only cooked a few things, but I think my favorite was an entire pork roast in under 3 hours. We seasoned it with Cajun seasoning and seared it before pressure cooking inside the insta pot and w o w! We had the most delicious pork that was super easy to pull, highly recommend.

#4: TYPECASE – The next thing I can’t believe I found on amazon is this amazing iPad case. I was on the hunt for a rose gold, protective case for my iPad that is adjustable. I never expected to find one that basically turns an iPad into a laptop. Seriously, this is the coolest thing ever and such a game changer for blogging. I love the convenience of bringing my laptop everywhere but hated typing on it with a stylus. This Typecase has a Bluetooth enabled keyboard but it doesn’t just attach separately – it is part of the case. I will have to do a video or reel about it because it is SO COOL! The case also has “light” and “color” features for it so the keyboard lights up a color. You get to choose the color and how bright. The screen also is adjustable and you can rotate it. Like I said, a video is coming because I can’t clearly describe how many handy features it has. I want to show you so stay tuned for that on my instagram. I will probably make it my first reel. Anyway if you’re an iPad owner, you need this. It was listed for $73 which is why I waited so long to buy it BUT there was a lightening deal and I got it for only $45. I jumped on it and wow, so glad I did! Blogging and using Procreate on my iPad is such a breeze now. Typecase has a built in stylus or Apple Pencil holder also. I think the Typecase made my laptop obsolete and kinda redundant so it was well worth the money. The case is also like really good quality – seems sturdy and completely worth the price. It’s probably even worth $73, at normal price.

#5: DASH Egg Bite maker – I think 2020 was the year of cooking for me. I discovered all kinds of fun gadgets and this egg bite maker is one of my top 10 for sure! Before work each morning I used to grab the egg bites and a coffee from Starbucks so when working from home became the normal, I searched for an alertnative. Just add your ingredients, scrambled, and heat it up for like 5-7 mins and boom the perfect egg bites are born.

#6: Stainless Steel Rotating Spice Rack For once, I started incorporating silver into my rose gold/gold aesthetic because I moved into a place w stainless steel appliances and was like okay! I GET IT, I like it. In fact, I bought fun things to match. One is this super cool rotating spice rack. One thing I will say is that it is kinda limiting bc the little jars come labeled already, BUT really easy to remove the stickers and add your own labels (Home Edit Style).

#7: Industrial Grade Dishrack LOL wow just realized most of my favorites are kitchen appliances. Also just realized amazon has supplied almost my entire kitchen and I don’t hate it. This dish rack is completely worth the money if you are in the market for one. Super sturdy and made with stainless steel, this baby has adjustable features and special drying for shot glasses and silverware.

#8: To-Do list sheetsAlthough I’ve always dreamed about working from home permanently, it became hard to keep my tasks in order for both home and work. I started researching planners and was not impressed because I was looking for something specific. I wanted bullet points and then prioritized tasks. I landed on these

#9: Rose Gold Bose Bluetooth QC35 II headphones Noise cancelling and completely on brand, these rose gold headphones check all the boxes for me. Comfortable and chic, you can’t beat it. When I say noise cancelling, these are the real deal.

#10: Oster Diamond Air Fryer – Last but not least, probably my favorite Amazon purchase is the Oster Diamond Force Air Fryer. We fry everything these days. From unexpected vegetables like bell peppers with cream cheese and breadcrumbs to normal potatoes, the air fryer literally makes everything better.

Well, that rounds it up for 2020’s best purchases on Amazon.

Would it be fun to post products that I bought that didn’t quite make the cut for best purchases? Let me know in the comments!

XX, Affordable Style by Ashley

Mini Ugg Boots for Less

Tis the season for ugg boots and affordable SALES! One of the most popular items from every gal’s wishlist this season are Mini Uggs.

As you know, Ugg boots can cost a pretty penny. BUT what if I told you the same company made a similar cheaper version of the original mini but incorporated FAUX FUR?! We love a faux fur moment so let’s compare prices and answer some common questions about the sister brand koolaburra.

Where to Buy Mini Ugg’s by Koolaburra :

Now we know where to find them – what is Koolaburra?

According to the site’s About Us: “Koolaburra is designed with the modern family in mind. Rooted in quality, comfort, and craftsmanship, Koolaburra delivers effortless lifestyle essentials for the whole family. Our chic lifestyle staples are crafted with a focus on value and the ultimate attention to detail.” Also their vibe is more California and coastal. In Koolaburra line, you will find faux fur linings and other things that sets this sister brand apart from the original UGG. Jennifer Somer, VP of UGG Women’s calls the Koolaburra brand “a little more fashion forward”.

Have you joined the fashion forward Koolaburra gang?! Tis the season!

Xx, Affordable Style by Ashley