Earlier this year, I started doing a monthly Amazon fashion haul and it has been such a hit! I search Amazon up and down and purchase about 10 pieces of the best quality, affordable pieces from Amazon. Well, my December Amazon haul might have been my favorite haul thus far. This order has brought my favorite new winter fashion staples.
Can searching for fashion on Amazon be a chore? Yes, you must search and search some more but Amazon has some really cute items! I am able to find the exact pieces all the popular online boutiques have but on Amazon. The best part is, these pieces are much more affordable on Amazon.
The theme of the December Amazon haul is “cute outfits for a fun night out with your friends from high school”. Who doesn’t want to look their best when they run into the cute boy you sat behind in geometry? During the holiday season, there are always so many casual meet-ups and a new, cute outfit is exactly what is needed for those nights out.
A new season is upon us, time for new fashion trends, right? Well, at least I think so. I am not a fashion trend forecasting expert but I love to find the cutest trends for every season and translate those trends into outfits for the everyday girl.
A few of these winter trends are continuations from fall but I am beyond excited they are following us to winter because a world without animal print is a world I’m not ready for. If you read my fall trends post then you know I have been excited about pleats, leopard print and leather for a while and I am ecstatic that these trends are following us to winter.
I recently posted on Instagram my own take on these winter trends. This winter white chenille sweater and velvet shoes will be on repeat all winter long. who knew velvet sneakers were a thing? I didn’t and I don’t know how I lived without them.
When searching online I could not find a list of winter trends that was targeted at someone like myself. All of the trend posts that I read were for high fashion, big budget ladies and well that just is not me. In an effort to stay true to my roots, this post is for all of those ladies out there whose Saturday nights might be spent at a local dive bar and their clothing budgets are much more conservative.
Because of where I live (Hello, beautiful Palm Springs) I do not get to wear traditional winter clothes on the daily but the good thing about my list is all of these trends have an option that is appropriate for us ladies who live in a more mild climate. If I am going to be completely honest, I am not a big fan of the cold. I love to visit the cold for a weekend and then rush back to my warm, sunny home.
Note: If you see something below that you are interested in always make sure to click on the link for accurate pricing. When I link on my blog sometimes the images do not display the sale price.
Now let’s get to my favorite fashion trends this winter
Thanksgiving is over so it is officially Christmas Season, yay! Christmas season brings some of my favorite things like watching all my favorite movies, eating all the delicious cookies and ALLLLLL the sales.
Y’all know I freaking love a deal so this season of sales is like my own personal super bowl! I am not a big Black Friday person because who wants to eat a huge meal just to turn around and leave first thing in the morning or even worse at midnight that night. This Black Friday I took my nephew out for ice cream and mini golf, it was a Black Friday well spent. While I don’t love Black Friday I am a big fan of is Cyber Monday, I do 90% of my shopping online so of course, I love a day dedicated to online shopping.
A look into what I was actually doing on Black Friday! Outfit details.
I WAS working on this whole blog post about how Cyber Monday is the perfect time to knock out all of your Christmas shopping (blah, blah, blah) but then I started to look at the sales and what items I was most excited about and turns out Cyber Monday is the perfect time to shop for yourself. OOOOPPPS.
Okay, I have read a ton about the post-Thanksgiving sales and it appears Black Friday is prominently for electronics while Cyber Monday is for FASHION. I’m not sure of the reasoning but if I was to guess I would think it has something to do with the shipping costs, but who really knows? Actually, if you do know the reasoning behind that, let me know!!
I have been reading and prepping and hunting and searching so much for this post so I hope it helps you find exactly what your closet needs this holiday season.
Now let’s get to the deals!
The 12 best stores for Cyber Monday Deals and the items I am OBSESSING over.
Up to 50% on women’s fashion. Amazon is tricky because their deals come and go so fast so its just one of those places you have to keep your eye on. It seems that the best deals are on the Amazon brands so if you are looking to stock up on some basics, this is the time to do it.
This past weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday and like most people I envisioned a big 30th celebration with all of my closest friends and family. We ended up attending a large celebration it just wasn’t a celebration for my 30th birthday. For my 30th birthday, we traveled to Tuscon, Arizona for one of my husband’s friend’s weddings.
It was an absolutely beautiful wedding just not the celebration I expected for this big birthday. The groom is one of my husband, Mike’s closest college friends so it was basically a college reunion for him. When Mike and I began dating it was his last semester of college so while I keep saying it was Mike’s friend’s wedding a few guys in attendance were good friends of mine as well.
I don’t want to complain too much about my 30th birthday being the same day as Mike’s friend’s wedding because this coming weekend we are having the real birthday celebration in New Orleans! The big easy here we come!!!
Anyways, since I knew I was celebrating my birthday at someone’s wedding and I wouldn’t be in control of the night one thing I knew I could control was the outfit that I wore! I wanted to look so extra and fabulous but also comfortable and appropriate for a Tuscon, Arizona wedding.
Last year my besties Josh and Morgan got married and I wore a super extra, most fabulous dress so clearly, I wanted to replicate something similar to that dress. I went to Rent The Runway because that is where I thought I would find the best deal. I love the Rent The Runway service but I feel like if I have time to actually search and shop I can find much better deals at alternative retailers. I paid $50 dollars to rent a dress that was almost the exact same dress as the one I bought for this wedding for only $40. Moral of the story, deals are out there you just have to be willing to search for them.
Below is the best picture I have of that dress from Rent The Runway, not too evident from this picture but the two dresses are actually very similar!
Now the best part, the beautiful cocktail dresses for under $40.
While I was shopping for a dress to wear as a wedding guest these dresses are perfect for any cocktail attire event in the fall. All the dresses I purchased are under $40! I still can’t believe these beautiful dresses were so reasonable, such a deal! I think $40 and below is a price point that everyone can afford.
I ended up going with the one sleeve sequin dress because I felt like a bronzed goddess in it BUT I loved ALL THE DRESSES that I purchased. I did a try on session of all of the dresses on my Instagram, if you are interested in seeing the try on session I saved that on my Instagram Highlights under Try On Sessions.
If you are ever in a pinch and need help finding a specific item at a great price, please use me as a resource, I get such a high off finding a deal!
Okay, if you have been reading my blog for a while you know one thing, I love Amazon. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It’s just a convenience that I don’t feel like I get from any other website. Whether you are looking for a full sweater outfit or pumpkin-shaped cats toys, it’s all there.
Not only do I love Amazon for their convenience, but I also love their reliability. Two-day shipping on all prime orders, unheard of from other retailers. Now that we live in California sometimes I even get my orders in one day, it’s crazy.
Two weeks ago I placed a huge order of dresses for a wedding we will be attending this weekend. I frequently shop at this retailer’s brick and mortar but never shop on their website. The website said the package would arrive in 5 business days but here we are on day 10 and still no package of dresses. You know what company I would never run into that issue with? Amazon.
In prep for cooler temps, I went a bit crazy on new sweaters. I really don’t need new sweaters because 1. I live in Palm Springs and 2. I have a whole closet full but I just lovveeee new, cute clothes. Turns out, I have a shopping problem. Oops.
I did a full try on of all of these sweaters on my Instagram last week and it was the biggest response that I ever got to my stories so you can expect a lot more try ons in my stories. If you have a question what any of these sweaters would look like on a real person, head to the story highlights on my Instagram and its all saved there.
Off the shoulder sweater
NOTE: The green sweater is marketed as a sweater dress but unless you are a child or under 5 foot then it is NOT A DRESS.
Now let’s get to the sweaters.
All of these sweaters are under $35 and available on Amazon Prime. All images below are shoppable.