[20]19 Ways to Spend an Amazon Gift Card Right Now

My Picks

A Bathtub Bonsai

Ease your way into keeping things alive this year with a bathtub Bonsai tree!  Inspired by my recent trip to Longwood Gardens and the spot’s equally magical Instagram account.

Mario Badescu Hydrating Spray


This hydrating face and body spray contains all of the good things, including aloe, cucumber, and green tea extracts.

Tiered Joie Dress on Major Sale

I’m obsessed!

 HydraTrak Insulated Rainbow Tumbler

51P0bTj0DtL.jpgDesigned with the intention of coaxing you into drinking more water with the satisfying promise of moving another colorful band, this refillable tumbler looks straight out of the rainbow world of Gray Malin, @graymalin.

Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil

a238069.jpgA surprisingly affordable pick from the skin-care regime of Hilary Rhoda, whose Instagram also offers some major, supermodel-style fitness inspo. It’s an undereye/dry skin lifesaver and perfect alternative for those of us still weird about putting straight-up oil on our face after years of being told by various teen celebrities its basically satanic.

Tassel Earrings

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These $10 tassels look fresh out of the Lizzie Fortunato lookbook — for a fraction of the price. Inspired by the brand’s #eargoals Instagram, @lfjewels.

Moscow Mule Mug Set

Highly rated (!!!) Moscow mule set I’m confident even Elliot Clark of @the_apartment_bartender would approve of.

Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood

Fun fact: Mari Andrew once wrote me the sweetest note in the response to an email I sent her outlining my mid-twenties crisis in very specific detail a few questions I had. Personally,  I think the cover alone is enough to afford a pre-order, and make sure to give her Instagram a follow, @bymariandrew, too.

This Velvet Midi Dress (with Pockets!)
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Winter go-to dress? Found. Bonus points for the fact this under $40 find looks straight out of the @weworewhat vault.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser

If an LED essential oil diffuser sounds like the perfect way to get lit this January, you’re in luck. Plus, you can add on quite the collection of oils — which include relaxing lavender and healing tea tree varieties — for just $20 extra! Inspired by @girlsnightinclub, an Instagram/newsletter/community very much here for your unwavering devotion to bed.

Literally Me

Perfect Twenty-Something Gift, Literally Me

I’ve been keeping up with J.Crew-creative-turned-satirical-sketch-artist, Julie Houts, for a while now, and let me tell you, she’s good. So good, in fact, there’s now a real-life book to commemorate her illustrated thoughts on things like control-top tights and three-day hangovers! If you’re interested, you can find her on the ‘gram, @jooleeloren.

Victoria’s Handmade Lavender Pillow Spray

I have this, I love this. Inspired by @floretflower, because duh!

Wall Mounted Pot Lid Organizer Rack

Pot Lid Organizer
Can you imagine what we, as a human collective, could have accomplished with all the time spent searching dark cabinets for pot lids? Of course my favorite Instagram chef is an ice cream chef, and I can’t recommend Jeni Britton Bauer‘s inspiring Instagram stories, awesome hair, or new spot in DC enough.

Cerulean Agate Coaster Pack

Perfect for:
anyone with delicate surfaces, open containers, and dignity. Inspired by the beautiful Austrialian interiors found on Fiona Michelon’s Instagram, @fiona_michelon_stylist.

Corkcicle 4-in-1 Chiller, Aerator, Pourer, Stopper

51D92c-XCeL._SL1500_.jpgIf 2018 is also your designated year to start giving a sh*t about wine, this frozen pick provides an easy way to keep vino fresh (and cold!) after a solo night or quick dinner. AND if you happen to be in the market for some wine-inspired knowledge bombs that won’t put you to sleep, the Instagram of Marissa A. Ross provides the perfect pairing.

Passport Cover Case
Passport Cover Case for Under $15

Perfect for hitting up your #WinterGetaway like a True Adult™, of course. My favorite travel ‘gram right now? @the_blonde_adventure, who is currently saving the world in Puerto Rico!

Statement Slide by Sam Edelman

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Signed, sealed, delivered — they’re MINE. And I can’t wait to wear them with everything!

Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer

Silicone Drain Strainer

For anyone who happily eats five-day old Chinese but cannot bare the thought of touching wet food, you’re welcome. Inspired by new mom and hilarious human Cameron Eubanks, @camwimberly1, of Southern Charm and breast-milk stain fame.

The Shirt


Couldn’t not, come on! Follow me here.


True Life: Jeff Bezos Styled My Christmas Look

My Picks

Dressing up in the winter is tricky. Dressing stylishly in the winter is tricky. Dressing up, stylishly, in the winter in a way that will not piss off your conservative grandmother is just about as tricky as it gets.

I used this look from Town & Country’s style writer, Sarah Bray, as my style inspiration, whose collective chicness may, in fact,  tear a hole in the time-space continuum. Here’s her taking neutral pairing to a new level at a place called The Lobster Club (???) and here, gifting us some winter floral realness. God, I die. 


Plaid maxi skirts will be a go-to for me this season, because they are easy to style, easy to wear, and easily transferable from work, to dinner, to your couch afterward (they also second as a personal throw blanket.) I snagged the one my photographed in from Amazon for $36, and I’m wearing a size small. It has pockets (!!!!) and is paired with over-the-knee boots.  While it isn’t available on Prime any longer, it looks like it’s in stock and you should have within a week or so.unnamed-4.jpg

 The wrap and bow earrings are also from the ‘zon, and I’ve linked those below, as well. Oh, and if this photo look awkwardly forced, it’s because I made my Dad take it of me in our church’s parlor after my parent’s suggested we arrive a cool hour and ten minutes early for church #StopPunctualPeople2017. 

I also pulled some other maxi skirt’s I really, really love — specifically this grey large plaid print — each of which are less than $50. Pair it with a turtleneck (my favorite here), leather jacket, and velvet hair ribbon for a sophisticated look that won’t leave you looking like an off-duty nun. 


Prime Find: This Shirt Is Probably, Definitely from Amazon

Chic on the Cheap

The motive was an off-white top I could pair with jeans, cords, and skirts this fall for work or play. The challenge was the $23.75 in my checking account. Per usual, I headed to Amazon, hoping for a miracle in the shape of a strange Korean-made garment somehow produced to fit me and my vision in perfect, flawless form. 


Suffice to say, my hopes and dreams were realized in the form of this off-white eyelet pattern top I did not remove from my body for a full 72 hours during the carb-ridden blur that is Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a soft, silky material, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and looks great tucked in or out. 

Magical. Less than $20. And it’s still in stock HERE.

I’m wearing the ‘L – US 4’ size but probably could have sized down to a Medium for a more fitted look. Actually, I’m going to buy the smaller size now, because life is short and this wearable doily is worth it. It includes a back zipper, so the risk of strangulation is low (unless you’re into that sort of thing!) 


My earrings and cords are also on sale! Click the graphic to shop and complete the look!