Wednesday, January 29, 2020

{2019 amazon favorites}

I know it's almost the end of January but I've been seeing lots of Amazon recap posts and I LOVE seeing other people's favorites haha. It's like getting a peak into someone's closet - so much fun! Plus, Amazon has everything under the sun and you can search for hours and find a million great things and others will still find something different. So it's cool to see what worked for people and how they vary. I had a lot of favorites from last year so I could only narrow it down to 20. I'm thinking I may do this every month? It may not always be a set number of things but you never know what may spark someone's fancy or help them out in their life! So let's get to it shall we?

Psst this board is shoppable - just click the item you want to shop!

Adjustable Waist Belt // One of my girlfriends told me about this belt when I forgot my elastic one at home and I quickly ordered this for a wedding. It is SO comfortable because you can tighten or loosen it in a snap. I got the gold and it is so slim and elevates any outfit you need to belt! I've had multiple people order it on the spot when I wear it out haha. Not having a belt end hanging down when you need it high on your waist is amazing!

Grease Splatter Screen // I cook pretty much every single night... I'm a great cook but Kyle says I'm messy lol. A food blogger friend of mine, Miss Finger Foodie, recommended this to help with splatter and to let the steam escape. When I would use a glass lid moisture would get trapped and I had a hard time crisping some things up. This did the trick for me!

Yeti Mug // Technically this was a present for Christmas in 2018 - BUT I use it almost every single day last year... and continue to this year haha

Green Ruffle Mini Dress // I bought this dress for my sister's engagement party and got SO many compliments on it. I loved the open back and long sleeves so it was appropriate for a winter party but could also work for spring. I paired it with brown knee high boots but can't wait to wear it again with sandals. I've seen this style on multiple websites and it averages for about $60.. um, no haha. This held up through sitting and standing and packing a couple of times ;)

White V-Neck Sweater // I did a big sweater try-on during the fall and this was one of two favorites (the other is listed below)! I loved that the v-neck helped it breathe when I wore it here in KW and the bell sleeves added such charm. I can never say no to a white sweater either

Colorblock Sweater // My absolute favorite sweater of the season (I'm still wearing it here when it's chilly!!) I loooove the colors and the slight balloon look in the sleeve. It's very warm and super soft too.

Polka Dot Skirt // I've worn this skirt so many times I can't even remember all of the ways I've styled it... with a white crop top and sandals, with a button down and white sneakers, with black OTK boots and a long sleeve black shirt, etc!! The length is just perfect and the little ruffles make it so girly. I loved this neutral color so I could pair it with fun jewelry.

Collagen For Her Supplements // Collagen seems to be allll the rage still. I discovered this brand because the owner went to VT! I don't always drink tea every day (I don't drink coffee) so taking a supplement is a great way to get the collagen I need! I also buy their matcha collagen powder and make a matcha latte at home often :) I add a touch of honey and a small splash of milk. It's heaven.

Laptop Stand // Since I work from home I'm on my laptop all day sitting at my kitchen table. I started to get really bad "tech neck" from having my head angled down looking at a screen... I ordered this stand (in a pretty walnut color) to bring my laptop up to eye level and then I got a wireless keyboard. This set up isn't completely ergonomic but it's better than what I had before!

Large Frame Sunglasses // Carrie Bradshaw Lied posted about these Celine knock-offs and I knew I had to try them! Plus, they're polarized. Shocked! I love the large square shape and shiny frames to mix up my sunglasses style

iPhone Tripod // Something small and compact that I can throw in my purse and take anywhere! I've used this to take a couple of iphone photos by myself when nobody is around to help. AKA I don't want to ask a stranger ;)

Sunglasses Chains // I can't even remember how many times people have asked me about these. I wore croakies all through college so that I didn't lose my sunglasses and I knew I needed some again but more grown up. Every time I tucked my sunglasses into my shirt neck or up in my hair they would fall off and I was tired of worrying about scratching my expensive Ray-Bans. This gold chain is simple and has held up through boat days!

Pearl Sandals // Classic, girly, and super comfortable. They took awhile to come in but they are one of my most worn sandals for going out and dressing up an outfit! They run TTS.

Green Midi Dress // The perfect Spring dress to go from work to happy hour. This dress didn't wrinkle at all and I loved the length on it. It was very flattering and slimming because of the nipped in waist and the top flowy layer of material. It looked gorgeous with heels or sandals plus it comes in so many colors.

Pleated Pants // I think this was a top seller last year - these pants are adorable with just about everything and universally flattering on everyone! I love love love when y'all send me photos of you wearing something I recommended and all of the cute photos of these pants on y'all made my whole year.

White Lace Coverup // Okay, actually this was my top seller haha! I went nuts over this when I found it and then y'all sold it out :) Luckily, it's back in stock and I'm going to keep wearing it forever. It's very lightweight and perfect to get your arms out of the sun when you need to go back to the beach bar for a cocktail hehe

Steve Madden Sandals // I ordered another style of this shoe and wore it enough that investing in a plain brown pair was worth it. I was excited when I found them on sale AND they were prime so fast shipping!

Garmin Fitness Watch // Another present technically from Christmas 2018, but again, I wore it every day in 2019!! I really ramped up my cardio workouts in 2019 and learned about high intensity versus low intensity workouts. Tracking my steps and seeing the different heart rate zones I was getting in during those workouts was super cool and enlightening. Don't even get me started on how fascinating the sleep tracker is! Everyone seems to have an Apple Watch but I didn't want (or need) to have texting and phone calls on my wrist!

Straw Handbag // A very popular designer created a round handbag last summer and I couldn't justify the price because I didn't know if I was going to carry it enough. Well, then I found this one and the price was much better and I definitely carried it enough haha.

Green PomPom Coverup // The best simple coverup if you don't want anyone to see your bathing suit! The little pompom detail adds some charm to the edges. It's on the shorter side for me - just barely covers my rear end but I love that the sides are open so it breathes easily.

Love Always,

Thursday, January 16, 2020

{red dress boutique try-on haul | January}

It's no secret that I not only love to shop but I also LOVE a good sale find! That's one reason I'm always shopping on Amazon ;) the prices are to die for! But I also love online boutiques... you know, the ones that have new arrivals daily, limited amounts, and the cutest/most unique pieces? Enter Red Dress Boutique. I have been shopping from them for years (since the Lesley Murphy days on the Bachelor) and only recently discovered how amazing their sale section is. Almost every piece I purchased recently was under $30 and marked down to 50% off! I had some store credit from returning pieces past the window deadline and fell in love with a dress in an email blast so I decided it was time to grab a couple of new things for 2020!

Everything I purchased is in a size Small and I'm 5'-6" for height reference. I'm also normally a 2-4 and small but if something runs big I can fit into an XS.

Feel free to email me or DM me (@jennrog on IG) if you have any questions or need help picking a size!

Love Always,
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