The other day I had this great idea to do a Palm Springs inspired Amazon spring fashion haul, when the order came in all I wanted to do was take my fashion finds and go on an exotic vacation to a tropical island. So think of this haul less as Palm Springs and more Hawaiian spring break.
I was on the search for fun colors, bold prints and lightweight material and ended up with some great pieces. Amazon can be a tricky place for clothes shopping but over the past year I have really gained a great understanding of how to find the best items on Amazon. For additional Amazon shopping tips, I blogged about it here.
I posted a try-on session on my Instagram Stories with most of these items, so if you are interested in more a more detailed look at any of the below items you will find those specifics there.
Spring Fashion Finds
Okay now lets get to the most imprtant part of this post, Swimsuits! I have so many swimsuits! I am kind of a swimsuit hoarder. During the cooler months, my husband and I get in the jaquzzi 2 – 3 times a week and in the summer we are in our pool about 5 – 6 times a week. We are water people!
High waisted swimsuits and One Piece Swimsuits are really trending this year and I am so excited about that! I love one piece swimsuits, I am one of those people who love to be active in the water and need something that I feel will keep me covered at all costs.
I really need to take myself on a grown up spring break. If you are going on an exciting spring vacation, please tell me about it below.
Okay, I’ll admit it, that title is misleading. Do I know what the most popular fashion pieces from all over the world were for 2018? No. Do I know what the most popular pieces on my blog, Pinterest and Instagram were? ABSOLUTELY!
The biggest adventure of 2018 was right here, my blog, Hat On The Map. Blogging has been something my husband has encouraged for many years but it wasn’t until this year that I had the courage and confidence to pursue this dream. In 2018, I took the time to really invest my energy into making my blog dream a reality.
When I began blogging and putting my life and style out there on Instagram, I was scared. I was nervous about what my friends and acquaintances would think but let me tell you the response I received from my friends, family and strangers has been incredible.
Thanks to my blog, I am now able to regularly share all of the items I am excited about. From beauty and makeup to my favorite groceries, y’all have followed along every step of the way. The best part is, not only have you guys followed along but you have fallen in love with these items as well.
I have rounded up the most popular items from my blog, Pinterest and Instagram and am so excited to share these items with you once more.
The Most Popular Items for 2018
The below items are the most clicked on pieces from my Pinterest, blog, and Instagram. In staying true to my attainable fashion brand, everything listed can be purchased for under $50. I don’t think anyone will be surprised by this fact but 7 out of 10 of these items were purchased from Amazon. So, here we go.
I wrote a blog post a few months back about Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup Dupes (you can read that post here) and to no surprise, it was my most popular blog post. The dupe I sang the most praise for was the one I wear almost everyday, the Revlon Colorstay Foundation and in turn the most popular makeup item on my blog or Instagram.
This skirt is seriously the most flattering skirt I have ever owned, no joke. In the past month this skirt has been featured on about half of my Instagram posts, so when I say I am obsessed I am not kidding.
I am currently loving off the shoulder sweaters, maybe I was supposed to grow up in the 1980s. This was the perfect sweater to get me through the holiday season and the perfect shade of maroon to transition to January in.
I have lived in these slippers the past two weeks. Embarrassingly enough, I even wore these through the Orlando airport after one of our red-eye flights. Whatever, I love comfort.
What was your absolute favorite item that you purchased in 2018? Beyond this above list, I think my favorite item are these sequin joggers! Comfort and sequins, yes yes yes!
Thanks for following along and supporting this blogging journey of mine. I am so very thankful for every individual who has cheered me along on this scary but very exciting blogging journey. I am so excited to see what 2019 has in store.
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.
When I started blogging about fashion one thing was VERY important to me, I wanted everything I blogged about to be affordable to everyone. I am a very proud bargain shopper and love to share my attainable fashion finds with all readers or really anyone who will listen.
I am able to find affordable pieces everywhere! My mom taught me never to buy anything at full price and I think I do an EXCELLENT job at sticking to that rule. I shop everywhere but my absolute favorite places for new clothing pieces are Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx and Amazon. Amazon is quickly becoming my number one source for my wardrobe but its just so easy!!
Recently, I was home alone, bored by myself on a Saturday night so of course, what did I do, ONLINE SHOP! Within 10 minutes of searching the web, I did some damage, remember when I said Amazon was easy? I wasn’t kidding. I have been obsessing over long, fun sweaters so when I jumped on Amazon I knew exactly what I was looking for.
I strictly live by the policy that if something isn’t comfortable, I’m not wearing it. I hope my blog reflects that policy because in real life I am VERY serious about it. These three sweaters I am about to show you are just that COMFORTABLE!
Okay now, let’s get to this amazing Amazon haul. Yall are going to LOVE these sweaters!
I realize that most people don’t see this loud rainbow cardigan as a fall staple but I am not most people. I love rainbow stripes. LOVE!!!! This cardigan really brightens up an all black or neutral outfit.
Olive Green Cardigan
Everyone once in a while you need a dark colored sweater that isn’t black. This fall I have been obsessing over olive green, it’s not a normal color in my wardrobe but I can’t stop buying items of this color.
Leopard Print Cardigan
We all know leopard print is all the rage this fall so I really have been on the lookout for the perfect, affordable long leopard cardigan. I have found tons but none were in a price range I was willing to pay and then I found this beauty! It’s perfect! Comfortable, cute, affordable, a real must purchase item.
Do y’all love these sweaters as much as I do? I sure hope you do because I was blown away at the quality and price point of these three perfect fall sweaters.
Earlier this year, I went to one of my best friends 30th birthday parties in LA, we celebrated with a huge brunch on a rare rainy Saturday. The birthday girl, Liz, was wearing the cutest Birthday outfit that I was obsessed with! She had this black off the shoulder, tightly fitted, shirt that she paired with a high waisted, loose, flowing skirt. I loved it! I immediately needed to know where she got that top from. When she told me it was from Amazon I was blown away. I thought that there was no way this cute, well made, super flattering top was $15 from Amazon.
At that point, I did very little clothes shopping on Amazon. I had purchased a few things here and there but for the most part, it wasn’t a retailer that I filled my wardrobe with.
Since my Amazon awakening, I have purchased about 50% of my clothes on Amazon and have found TONS of amazing items! Does it take a lot of skimming through and reading comments to find the perfect item? Sure. Is it worth the time and effort? ABSOLUTELY! I have found that Amazon is best for the basic items, including the best leggings I own!
If you are as passionate about frugal shopping as I am, then Amazon is for you. Here are a few tricks that have helped me find some amazing deals and products on Amazon.
Best Practice Tips For Amazon Clothes Shopping:
Don’t be overly specific about what you type into the search bar, less is more here.
Turn on the Amazon prime button on so it only shows Amazon Prime eligible items.
Filter the search to only show products with 4+ stars.
Look for products that have over 50 reviews, if it’s less than that there is a good chance it’s the seller of the product that is writing those reviews.
Okay now, let’s talk about my favorite amazon clothing purchases from this summer. Every product listed below is under $20, again, I love a deal.
Surprise! another bodysuit. I really love how this bodysuit fits. I purchased 8 different bodysuits on Amazon this summer and I loved them all but these two were really my absolute favorites. If you follow me on Instagram you will see TONS of summer photos in bodysuits.
Apparently, I have a thing for tie front clothing. I bought this dress for our trip to Mexico earlier this summer. It was a bit big so size down. Its lightweight and flowy making it the perfect summer dress for those hot and sticky nights.
I’ll be honest, one thing I probably wouldn’t purchase on Amazon is shoes. I am super picky about shoes and their fit so I can’t imagine purchasing shoes from Amazon but never say never.
I think my next Amazon post will have to be on beauty products on Amazon because let me tell you Amazon is loaded with the best beauty products.