It’s no secret that there are always some fun and useful finds on Amazon, friends. And while I can definitely go down a rabbit hole as much as the next person, I try to be selective with my purchases — I keep stuff in my cart for a few days (or weeks) before checking out.
But over the past few months and years, I have found some purchases that have been really worth it, plus a few that have just made the daily things much easier (I’m looking at you, doggie dental care).
16 Amazon Standouts: On-Trend Fashion, Party Supplies & Some Practical Items
Kids’ birthday parties are definitely made fun and easy with a few of these finds (can’t believe I’ll have a 9-year-old this week!). And as always, I manage to find at least one or two pieces that I reach for all summer long…like this ruched t-shirt dress or this breezy sundress. Fellow foodies? You have got to try this spicy chili crisp if you haven’t yet. It’s so delicious and ups the level of whatever you put it on. Trust me. Oh, and don’t skip out on the Nerds Clusters, either, friends. Haha. Treat yourself, eh?
I’ve rounded up everything from my go-to comfy bra, gift ideas, travel items, a seriously good alternative to Crocs, and even a way to get your kiddos to sleep…you’re welcome. Let’s get into it!
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1 | Floral Sundress
I’ve had this dress for a couple of years now. It’s just fun, easy, breezy and perfect for hot days. My favorite thing to make sundresses feel more my style is to pop on my high-tops for a sporty vibe. This runs true to size, but size up for a little more room in the bust if needed. I have a Medium.
2 | 7-Pocket Market Tote
This market tote is my current go-to gift for friends. It is the perfect tote not only for the farmer’s market but for weekend trips or picnics and parties, etc., where you want to bring a couple of bottles of wine with you. The separate compartments keep them from clanging into each other and the middle section holds any groceries or other essentials. It’s really well-made and sturdy and lovely!
3 | Cloud Birthday Balloons
We are having baby goats at my daughter’s 9th birthday next weekend! Turns out there are zero cute goat birthday decor items online anywhere. Haha. So I went with rainbows and clouds for the decor and we’ll just let the real-life goats bring the cuteness themselves.
4 | Puff Sleeve Tee
This is one of the few things I don’t yet own, but it looks so cute for jazzing up shorts or jeans and comes in a ton of colors. I love the slight puff sleeve paired with the flattering V-neck cut. So cute!
5 | Nerds Gummy Clusters
Besides chocolate, I’m not much of a candy person…but these Nerds. Are. So. Good. They’re not too chewy, not too sour, but just the right amount of each, and that bit of crunch is perfect.
6 | Rainbow Pop-it Purse
I just ordered this bag for my almost-nine-year-old’s birthday and she’s gonna be so excited! A rainbow pop-it purse…someone was really paying attention. This would be a great gift to keep on hand for kiddo birthday parties that pop up 😉
7 | Car Phone Holder
I cannot find the ultimate solution to mount my phone in my car. I’ve tried so many different options, but because I like to have a pop socket or similar on the back of my phone, nothing has worked (especially now that I upgraded my phone to the Pro and it’s bigger). This car phone holder looks super-promising and gets 13K 4.5 star reviews! *Update: it works and holds my phone well with the pop socket on back! I don’t love that it takes up a cup holder, but it’s way better than my phone flying off the other magnetic holder mid-drive!
8 | Ruched T-Shirt Dress
I’ve talked about this cute number for years now. This t-shirt dress is a real go-to and so flattering on. It’s comfy and under $30 AND comes in a ton of colors. I compared it to a pricier option a couple of years ago from Nordstrom and I liked this one better! TTS. Wearing a S. Size up if between or for a little more room in the sleeves.
9 | Teva Hurricane Drift Sandals
I swore off Crocs years ago…but OK, I recently tried them out again. Twice. And they just make my feet look so stubby and shortened…I can’t do it. But these Tevas are made from a similar super-squishy material and they are so bouncy and fun to wear. They velcro at the ankle and come in a few great neutrals and colors. So good. TTS.
10 | Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp
This spicy chili crisp has been my condiment addiction for a few years now. I put it on eggs, wraps, salads, noodles…you name it, it’s probably good on it. It’s salty and has that umami and a bit of crunch from the roasted soybeans. It’s not terribly spicy so you can use a little extra, which you’ll so want to do. I’ve tried the other more expensive brands like Fly By Jing and they’re fine, but this remains my favorite.
11 | Natrol Kids Immunity + Sleep Gummies
These Sleep Gummies have been so great lately to use for my daughter at bedtime if we’re traveling, or if she has a too-exciting day the next day, trouble sleeping, is getting over a cold…they have melatonin and immunity-boosting vitamins, and she loves taking them.
12 | Rainbow Party Supplies
It wouldn’t be a party for my gal without some kind of rainbow sparkly something. These plates and utensils are so cute and fun, and come with all the paper products you need in one set. They’ll pair beautifully with the cloud balloons (that we can use again and again!)
13 | Maxi Shirt Dress + Cover-up
This maxi shirt dress looked so cute online and totally caught my attention. I just got it in and haven’t styled it up yet…but I’m loving it! It will be adorable as a swimsuit cover-up or styled over shorts (I love wearing a longer topper with my cutoffs.) The fabric is much lighter and softer than an oxford-style, button-down…almost linen-like. It comes in some great neutral shades. The tan would be really chic over a black swimsuit, but I love the blue I got, too. I went with a M, but probably could have done a S. It’s perfectly oversized.
14 | Warner’s Easy Does It Underarm Smoothing Bra
I got to try out these Warner’s wire-free bras last year, and I just ordered a second one of this Easy Does It style. I LOVE it. It provides lift without being too much, is so comfy to wear all day, and is more supportive than some of the softer wire-free bras I’ve tried (I’m a 32 DD for reference and wear a M in this.)
15 | Pet Fresh Water Additive
We’ve used a version of this pet water additive for a while now and it really does cut down on the stinky-ness and tartar build-up on our doggo’s teeth. So easy to use. Just a capful per 32oz of water and she doesn’t taste it or mind it at all.
16 | Hanging Bag + Duffle/Carry-on In One
OK, this seems so smart. You can fit hanging pieces in it and it zips up to a duffel style where you can store other items like shoes and accessories in the center part. So handy for travel or weddings + events.
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Thank you so much for the pop-it purse recommendation- my 6yo son is going to rock it all summer I’m sure, with his Pokémon cards tucked into it! 🌈 But that Fly By Jing comment? Those are fighting words! 😉
Oh yay! I hope he loves it! Haha. Trust me, I love them both…but this one has a bit more seasoning or something? Idk!
This men’s blazer (for me) – looks so high end! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0187F2EI0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1
This is my most worn item! I have 6 of them because I wear them every day! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFJ35M1?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_58KWZPMVCPEE6MZNS5ZM