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

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

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