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35+ Items We’re Loving from Amazon

August 6, 2021

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Erin Schrader

Another month, another round of Amazon finds we didn’t know we “needed“. Unfortunately for our wallets, the LIY Team’s Amazon addiction isn’t slowing down anytime soon. If being on first name basis with your Amazon delivery driver is wrong, I don’t want to be right. From kitchen gadgets and home must-haves to our latest fashion finds, here are 35+ Items We Bought and Loved from Amazon this month!

ps. If all-things Amazon are your jam, be sure to follow along with our LIY Finds & Fails Facebook page dedicated to [you guessed it! 😉 ] all of our latest Amazon Finds & Fails! And if you can’t get enough, you can check out all of our previous Amazon finds here.

Erin’s Finds

Erin’s Tee

Wiholl Long Sleeve Puff Shoulder Tee [true to size, wearing in small] // Free People Shorts [size up if in between] // Sneakers [true to size]

You may remember this Amazon tee that took the internet by storm this summer, well friends, it’s here in a long sleeve version and I am not upset about it. Just like the tee, it’s crazy soft and has casual days written all over it. I can already picture myself wearing this with leggings and sneakers this fall. Thanks to the cute little puff at the shoulder, it elevates it slightly from your other long sleeve tees! 

Erin’s Decaf Coffee

Crazy Cups Flavored Decaf Coffee

A few months ago, I decided to give up caffeine for several reasons, however, my coffee tasting loving heart wasn’t ready to let go. After much research, I found the BEST flavored decaf coffee that makes my mouth think it’s drinking a delicious cup of regular coffee [I’ve always been a sucker for flavored coffee]. The Peanut Butter Chocolate is my current favorite, however, all of the flavors of this brand that I have tried have been delicious! If you’re cutting back on caffeine I highly recommend trying these! 

Erin’s Dress

Amoretu Shift Dress [true to size, wearing in small] // Jessica Simpson Heels [size up .5] 

I am telling you, this may just be my favorite dress that I’ve ever purchased from Amazon [along with hundreds of other ladies who agree — see what I mean here!] It is such a fun twist from your traditional dress and is flattering on so many shapes and sizes! After wearing it for just a few short seconds I could see myself smiling more and felt all sorts of confident!

Becca’s Finds

Becca’s Throw

Farmhouse Cotton Blanket // Patio Chair [super super similar, and here is the matching sofa]

This super lightweight blanket is the perfect blanket for your outdoor set up! It adds so much texture and  looks so pretty thrown over the back of our patio furniture — and it’s ready to go for a chilly night or morning! We keep it in a basket near the door until we’re ready to sit outside for coffee or cocktails! 

Becca’s Throw

Plaid Blanket // Black Corduroy Pillow Cover // Boho Diamond Pillow Cover

We recently got a new sectional for our basement, and I was excited to get this new blanket to snuggle up on it with! I love the classic windowpane plaid, and although this color combo seems to be out of stock at the moment, there are plenty of other beautiful ones [I especially love the blue grey option!] It seems like great quality, and has the reviews to back it up!

Becca’s Skirt

Skirt [TTS]  // Seamless Tank [TTS]  // Sneakers [TTS]

I am deeming this the skirt of the summer! I keep seeing other team members sporting theirs and everyone looks so cute in it! It’s super lightweight for those unbearably hot days, and comes in such a wide variety of colors and prints!

Steph’s Finds

Steph’s Drying Rack

Clothes Drying Rack

After having our wooden fold up drying rack for WAY too many years (yikes little black spots from it retaining moisture, and basically collapsing when you looked it it), it was beyond time to invest in a new one. Now let’s address the elephant in the room, this baby is HUGE! It’s taller than I am, but it fits perfectly in our little laundry room when collapsed and I wheel it out to the dining room or outside when in use just like I had to with our old one. I LOVE THIS THING! It’s got 3 layers of drying racks that fold down when not in use, a shoe rack, and two rotating bars to hang bras, lots of hangers, face masks, etc. And did you catch that I said wheel it out? It’s so easy to use and store!

Steph’s Grilling Tongs

BBQ Tongs // Weber Tongs

I honestly could not tell you where our grilling tongs went, but we realized mid-grill that they were nowhere to be found. I ordered both of these for hubs to try out and he says they’re both winners! The BBQ Tongs are great for getting under something you need a little more support for when flipping and the Weber Tongs are great for anything that may roll away like a hotdog or brat.

Steph’s Kitchen Tongs

Kitchen Tongs

We also needed some new kitchen tongs, these were a great price with over 1,400 reviews (4.8/5!) so they seemed worth trying out! They’re your basic sturdy tongs that can lock shut when not in use. They’re simple and exactly what I was looking for.

Steph’s Pairing Knives

Ceramic Pairing Knives

Apparently this was the month for me to stock up on all of the random kitchen items I’ve been meaning to order. Once again, just looking for some basic pairing knives to use while I cook dinner, make applesauce, cut up the endless fruit and veggie snacks my kids have been eating all Summer (not going to complain about those snack requests!). Good reviews, good price, going to order! They’ve worked great so far (I’ve used them several times!), wash great in the dishwasher and I haven’t noticed dulling. It should be noted though that I’ve only been using them for about 3 weeks. Bonus, they come with blade guards for storage.

Claire’s Finds

Claire’s Belt Bags

Belt Bag // Sweatshirt [went one size up for oversized fit] // Leggings [size up if in between] // Sneakers [TTS]

After a LOT of hesitation, I finally decided it was time to hop on the belt bag bandwagon – and I’m so glad I did! This one from The Drop is an affordable way to try out the trend and it’s available in four color options. As you can see, I couldn’t decide and ordered three – ya know, one for every outfit. 😉 They have adjustable straps and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I could fit in these guys. The perfect hands-free accessories for running errands or anyone on the go!

Claire’s One Shoulder Top

Top [TTS, wearing medium] // Denim [TTS] // Sandals [TTS] // Strapless Bra

I’m always on the lookout for transitional tops this time of year! This one is fun for work or play and available in several fun colors and prints. True to size wearing my normal size medium – and this is my go-to strapless bra if you’re in need of one!

Claire’s Lace Tank-Top

Lace Tank-Top [TTS, wearing medium] // Denim [TTS] // Sandals [true to size] 

This lace tank-top has been taking the internet [or at least the LIY Team, that is] by storm! So naturally, I was influenced and had to see what all the excitement was about. I love the lace detail – such a fun way to elevate a basic closet staple. It’s available in a TON of colors and patterns and runs true to size. I wore with a nude bra and didn’t have any issues with sheerness!

Cassidy’s Finds

Cassidy’s Throw Blanket

Stone and Beam Throw Blanket

We recently just moved [again, ha!] and I am going for a more traditional/moody vibe for this house. I have been SO drawn to plaids and stripes lately so when I saw this throw blanket, I knew I was in love. Full disclosure though, I am DEFINITELY that person that has way too many throw pillows and blankets, but hey, it makes me happy! I love the quality from Stone and Beam and this blanket didn’t disappoint! Cozy without being itchy or scratchy! 

Cassidy’s Cooking Utensils

Stainless Steel Cooking Utensils 

The craftsman home we just moved into left behind these stainless steel shelves and hooks so I knew I would want to add in some stainless steel utensils! These had great reviews and feel like they are good quality, plus they come at a great price! 

Cassidy’s Dish Cleaners

Natural Wood Dish Cleaners + Scrubbers 

Because who said washing dishes can’t be cute?! I have always loved using wood scrubbers and cleaners in my kitchen, but it was time to replace a few and I found this awesome little set on Amazon! I love that I can leave them out near the sink without it looking messy, they are just too cute to pass up!

Hannah’s Finds

Hannah’s Packing Cubes

Packing Cubes

I never understood the hype of packing cubes but decided to give them a try! I now get it, I don’t understand how it works, how so much more is packed or why it fits so nicely together, but I’m never not using them again [haha]!! If you’ve been on the fence too, you won’t be sorry if you try them!

Hannah’s Portable Vacuum

Portable Vacuum Cleaner

From my computer, to the stairs, couch and then the car, this vacuum is amazing!! Nice and compact while also looking chic! It has 2 suction settings, a brush that allows you to vacuum your computer [genius!!] and it charges with a USB cord making it easy to store in your car! It didn’t do a great job with dog hair but worked really well on everything else! 

Hannah’s Dress

Ruched Bodycon Dress [size up if in between] / Sandals [size up one] 

I’m not a big dress wearer but wanted a couple of options for a recent trip my husband and I took! I decided to give this one a try and I’m so glad I did! While it is a bodycon dress I loved that the ruching hid those unflattering spots and this color is even prettier in person! Not sheer and a Summer must have!

Lauren’s Finds

Lauren’s Scout Bag

Scout Bag

I’d heard great things about Scout Bags for the beach, for running errands, for kids gear, etc. and finally gave into the hype after asking the LIY Finds and Fails community for their thoughts! So far so good – I’m loving that they stand up on their own and can be washed out after a day at the beach! 

Lauren’s Colander

Expandable Sink Colander

Making washing fruits and veggies a breeze with this expandable colander that sits right across your sink edges!

Lauren’s Trunk Organizer 

Trunk Organizer

My trunk is always full of something – packages to be returned, kids items, groceries, etc. I discovered this collapsible trunk organizer and knew it could be a game changer. When i’m not using it, simply fold it up flat, but when it’s a go-time week [aka full trunk] I’ll be able to quickly see what I have and keep things from rolling all over the place!

Lauren’s Closet Dresser

Thin Closet Dresser

I have an awkward corner in my closet that is barely utilized because it’s hard to reach! I found this skinny little dresser that is perfect for that space,  and ideal for keeping small accessories, workout gear, etc! 

Lauren’s Shelf Baskets

Closet Shelf Baskets 

The top shelf in our closet has so much space but we weren’t using it right… until now. Keeping seasonal items like sweaters tucked away during the off-season just got a whole lot more pretty!

Lauren’s Clear Pouches

Clear Pouches

I have a one year old and a 3.5 year old in daycare, and keeping extra outfits at school is a must! These simple clear pouches are keeping what’s inside visible while also keeping outfits paired together! These would also be great for packing for kids for a trip!

Katy’s Finds

Katy’s Skirt

Skirt [true to size // Tank [true to size] // Similar Jean Jacket // Sandals [true to size]  

This skirt has been such a pleasant surprise! It is so lightweight, comfortable, and CUTE! I think I need one in every pattern 😍

Katy’s Water Bottle

Glass Water Bottle

I am trying to stay away from plastics and any chemicals they could be giving off, so I decided to switch to this glass water bottle! It’s great quality, amazing price, comes in lots of fun colors, and even has motivational sayings to keep me going! 💧

Katy’s Cleaning Spray

Natural Cleaning Spray

As mentioned above, I’m trying to steer clear of any harsh chemicals! I switched over to this natural all purpose cleaner and am loving it! It has a nice, clean scent and gets the job done 🙂 Bonus, it comes in a two pack!

Katy’s Shoe Rack

Shoe Rack

When I say my shoe situation was out of control….I mean it (see photo 😂). These racks were easy to put together and help me also feel like I have my life put together! SERIOUSLY. It is amazing what a little organizing can do! 

LIY Ambassador Finds

Lisa’s Top

Top [true to size] // Jeans [size down] // Slides [tts]

Lisa here – sporting my favorite jeans and my new favorite flutter top! (This is a great go-to piece for work with black dress pants as well!) The material of this top is so light and airy it is a perfect top for Summer but also the color will transition good for Fall. I am a medium in the top and a size 8 in my Liverpool/Living in Yellow collab denim.

Lisa’s Dress

Dress [true to size]

Lisa here… so this dress might look very familiar to the Living in Yellow community, but this pattern is summer fun!  I was on the fence about ordering it, had it in my cart for weeks, and until on Father’s Day when I took my husband to the city for lunch with the kids, I saw it on someone else and placed my order in the car! It’s lightweight, and can also be transitioned to the next season.  Runs true to size – I’m in a M and a 36 B/C for reference.

Ashley’s Dress

Dress [true to size, wearing medium] // Sandals [true to size]

Ashley, here!  I’m actually excited about this one. This is LITERALLY my new favorite dress. It comes is so many patterns and the material is…like…perfect. It’s drapey but not thick. I can’t explain it. Oh…pockets!  Get one or three now 🙂

Ashley’s Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit [true to size] // Heels

When I saw this beautiful blue color, I had to give this jumpsuit a try! Let me tell you…the waist line is actually super forgiving and the material drapes so nicely. It’s light weight and breathable. I also haven’t worn a wide leg in over a decade 😬 but this feels great! My fashion life may have just changed. Lol! Height is 5’8” for reference.

Ashley’s Top

Top [true to size] // Jeans [true to size] // Sandals [true to size]

This top is not my fave. I do like the floral print but the off the shoulder neckline and ruffle sleeves are out of my comfort zone. Positive side: The fabric is light weight and can be worn even during the Summer months! I will let you decide. It comes in soooooo many different colors and patterns.

Allison’s Dress

Dress [true to size]

Prints have never been my favorite to wear, but lately I have tried to break out of my comfort zone, and started adding them to my wardrobe. This wrap dress from Amazon is the perfect length for my 6 foot frame, super light weight, and isn’t to revealing for my larger chest (34G)! I wore it to a cookout on a lake, and it was perfect for a humid, Indiana weather evening!

Allison’s Sports Bras

Sports Bras [wearing size large]

Calling all larger chested ladies! I am a 34G, and have an extremely hard time finding supportive bras to wear for my workouts. These, unfortunately, missed the mark. The write up states that they are for high impact activities, but I can assure you, they are NOT! I did, however, love the back and will be wearing these as bralettes over may regular bra with tanks and/or dresses, but definitely not to the gym!

Allison’s Spin Bike

Spin Bike

I have been loving the Lemond spin bike from Amazon. My fitness trainer, Stephanie Hoag, at Body Temple Fitness, got me hooked! After my hour training sessions with her, I hop on a bike, pick a 30 minute ride from Peloton, and get after it! I am seriously considering buying one of my own. I have tried a Peloton bike, and this is very comparable, but it is at a much better price point! Happy spinning everyone! 🚴🏼

Aundrea’s Earrings

Earrings Collection

Hey girl, Hey! Aundrea here! One thing you all must know about me is I love a good statement earring!! I am always on the hunt for cute earrings to match every outfit. Amazon gave me EVERYTHING I needed to take all my summer fits to the next level! This 18 pc. statement Earring collection gives a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and size! I love being able to grab my summer maxis or swimsuits! Did I mention they were only $24!!!

Heather’s Dress

Short Dress [sized up one] // Long Dress [sized up one] 

Heather here to share my Amazon hit and miss with you!! I was so curious to see how this Amazon dress would be on my 6′ frame and well, it’s a miss! The dress liner hardly covers my booty…The good news is, there’s a longer length one for us tall girls! My hubby and I are headed to Saugatuck for a parents weekend away and I’m definitely packing this dress! It’s super light weight and good length, a bit longer in the back than the front. Fit tip – I did size up to a medium to get a little extra length!

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