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Amazon Style, 05/14

Amazon Style

Navy Striped Hoodie / Cream Crewneck Pullover / Navy Short Sleeve T-Shirt / White and Grey Striped V-Neck T-Shirt / Navy Sleeveless Blouse / Tan Sandals / Gold Espadrille Wedge Sandals / Green Sleeveless Tank Dress / Blue Floral Wrap Dress / Black Maxi Dress / Cream Smocked Tie Sleeve Dress / Black and White Stripe Scoop Neck Maxi Dress

Here are my favorite Amazon Style pieces so far this month. From wonderful basics like short-sleeve T-shirts and crewneck pullovers to summer dresses and sandals.

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Dresses Under $100

Dresses Under $100

Black Flutter Short Sleeve Shift Dress / Light Blue Squareneck Gauze Dress / Navy Scoopneck Maxi Dress / White Eyelet Tiered Maxi Dress / Black Puff Sleeve Lace Dress / Red Smocked Maxi Dress / Green Flutter Sleeve Belted Dress / Black Sleeveless Midi Dress / White Long Sleeve Midi Shirtdress / Charcoal Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress / Black Flutter Short Sleeve Tie-Back Dress / Belted Tiered Maxi Dress

Dress season is finally upon us here in Chicago – I honestly can’t believe it. Putting away the usual cold-weather pieces feels so exciting, and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to spending more time outside. Since dresses usually make up most of what I wear in the summer, partially because they make any outfit feel put together with minimal effort, I thought I’d share a few affordable styles. Here are a few dresses under $100 I have my eye on.

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Swimsuit Roundup

One Piece Swimsuit roundup

V-Neck Stripe One Piece / Navy and White Color Block One Piece / Stripe Tie Shoulder One Piece / Navy Strapless Ruched One Piece / Purple Floral One Piece / Navy Ruched One-Shoulder One Piece / Floral Tie Shoulder One Piece / Black One Piece Swimsuit / Light Blue Ribbed One-Shoulder Swimsuit / Blue Belted One Piece Swimsuit

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and I feel like it always signals the unofficial start of summer. If you’re planning to spend the weekend on the lake or by the ocean, I thought I’d share another bathing suit round up with some of my favorite new styles.

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Amazon Patio Furniture Finds

Amazon Patio Furniture and Decor

Outdoor Beige Cushion Teak Chairs / Braided Water Resistant Rug / Hanging Planter / Neutral Throw Pillows / Faux Topiary Tree / Chippendale Planter Box / Wicker Patio Sofa / Outdoor Acacia Wood Side Table / Gold Lantern / Outdoor White Cushion Teak Club Chair

Whether you’re looking to refresh your outdoor patio, balcony, or porch, here are a few amazing patio furniture and decor finds from Amazon.

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Neutral Sandals

Neutral Sandals

Leather Slide Sandals / Pearl Strap Sandals / Scrunchie Strap Leather Sandals / Light Beige Fisherman Sandals / Raffia Buckle Strap Sandals / White Wavy Strap Sandals / Woven Strap Slide Sandals / Padded Vegan Leather Slides / Braided Tan and White Strap Sandals / Slide Leather Sandals / White H Band Sandals / Light Beige Slingback Leather Sandals

Sandal weather will be here before we know it, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite neutral sandals at the moment. From slide sandals to ones with straps, there are so many pretty styles. What I love most about these neutral sandals is that they go with everything – I’m all about versatile pieces.

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May Favorites

May Shopping Favorites

Navy Ruffle Short Sleeve Blouse / American Flag Sweater / Navy and White Striped Pullover / Rose Apothecary Soap Dish / Chambray Paper-Bag Skirt / Vana Chupp Silhouette Portrait & Wooden Oval Picture Frame / Glass Storage Canister with Wood Lid & Rectangle Labels / White Demi-Boot Jeans / White Sandals / Blue Floral Long Sleeve Midi Dress / Blue Stripe Shirt Dress / Stripe Long Sleeve Tiered Dress / Black Flutter Short Sleeve Dress

I have no idea how it’s already May, but I couldn’t be happier! After the non-stop rain last month, it feels like spring is finally here. The sunshine, the blooming trees, and flower beds bring me so much joy. I wanted to share a few of my favorite things from the past month, like these Silhouette Portraits I ordered of Lucy and Emma and these Wooden Oval Frames I’m going to hang them in. So excited about them!

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3 Vacation Outfit Ideas

3 Vacation Outfit Ideas

The recent sunshine, warmth, and blooming trees have me hopeful that warm weather is here to stay in Chicago. It’s hard to believe that May is here already, and I feel like, at the moment, everyone is talking about summer plans. So if you have any upcoming vacations, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite vacation outfit ideas, from cozy outfits to wear on chilly days at the beach to my go-to poolside look.

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Weezie Towels Code for Mother’s Day

Weezie Kids Robe

Use code “KELLY15” to take 15 percent off Weezie now through 5/1 at 11:59 p.m. ESTGet your orders in before May 1st (after which shipping rates increase) to receive your order by Mother’s Day!

I am so excited about today’s blog post. Let me introduce you to the nicest—and prettiest—towels on the face of the planet: Weezie.

As I’ve talked about ad nauseam on this blog 😜, I’ve really tried to pare down our possessions and go the “less is more” route over the last couple of years, and I now know with certainty that quality > quantity. I used to hoard towels. I’m not sure what I was subconsciously preparing us for; some form of an apocalypse?! But you should have seen my linen closet. It was busting at the seams. Fast forward to today, and I have two towels per family member in there, and it’s organized and calming and holds everything we need and nothing more.

Fewer, better.

Amazon Style, 04/28

Amazon Style 04/28

Cable Front Sweater / Navy Stripe V-Neck T-Shirt / White Crewneck T-Shirt / Relaxed Striped Tee / Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt / Rattan Tote Bag / Tortoise Sunglasses / White Slide Sandals / Double Strap Buckle Sandals / High Neck Maxi Sweater Dress / Navy Floral Cami Maxi Dress / Navy Tiered Maxi Dress / Grey Sweatshirt Dress

I’m back with another Amazon style post. Here are a few of my favorite cute and affordable pieces for spring and summer, from basics like versatile T-shirts and spring dresses to straw beach bags and sandals for vacation.

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Birch Lane Sale of the Year + Bedroom Update

Birch Lane Sale of the Year 2022

Easterbrook Accent Chest (Smaller version here.) / All Birch Lane Nightstands Here (Favorites include The Penelope, The Ammerman, The Watson, The Rita and The Yukon.)

Welcome to my sanctuary! Guys. This is my happy place. Never before have I felt so at peace in my bedroom!

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Basin + Range Cotton Sweater Tank / Basin + Range Cardigan / Basin + Range Skinny Jeans / Backcountry Veja SneakersFjallravenKanken Backpack

Use code “KELLYBC15” to take 15 percent off your first Backcountry order! (Exclusions apply.)

First day as parents with both kids in the same school during the same times! 👏🏼 (Lucy ‘s first day at Emma’s school is today!) Such a monumental day for our family; we’ve been crossing our fingers for this situation for ages! The girls are so happy to be together, and I’ll admit that Mitch and I are pretty happy to have more together time, too. 😆

Upon dropping the girls off, I’ll admit that we just kind of looked at each other in shock, haha. But then we took Noods on a long stroll—without a stroller—through the park, zoo and lakefront area. We weren’t rushed or frantic or worried that we’d miss a pickup; we just enjoyed the outdoors, sunshine, warmth and blooming trees. Spring is a time of rebirth and new beginnings, and this is definitely a new beginning for us.

New Arrivals, 04/26

New Arrivals 04/26

Navy Ruffle Short Sleeve Blouse / White Square Neck Smocked Top / Tie Strap Top / Gingham Check Linen & Cotton Square Neck Top / Embossed Leather Bag / Slip On Beach Sandals / Tortoise Sunglasses / Button Up Navy Mini Dress / Long Sleeve Puff Sleeve Midi Dress / Blue Button Front Sundress / Navy Floral Jacquard Sundress / Smocked Floral Sundress / Floral Ruffle Sleeve Eyelet Dress / Sleeveless Reversible Maxi Dress

There are so many pretty new arrivals this week. Everything from spring dresses to tops and accessories. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Versatile Spring Tops

versatile spring tops

Beige Long Sleeve Knit Polo / Black Puff Short Sleeve Crewneck / Navy Striped Long Sleeve Crewneck / Black Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt / White Pointelle Square Neck Top / White Long Sleeve Button Down / Floral Smocked Puff Sleeve Top / White Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Top / Washed Black V Neck T-Shirt / Black Ruffle Sleeveless Top

These versatile tops for spring go with nearly any outfit and can easily be dressed up or down. Most are under $100 too.

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Medicine Cabinet Organization

Medicine Cabinet Organization

Favorite products: Rescue Shots, Cerave Moisturizing Cream, Norwegian Hand Cream, Aquaphor, Le Labo Perfume, diptyque Candles, Exfolikate (Also on Amazon), fresh Soy Cleanser, Detangler/Heat Protectant (Also love this one, also on Amazon), Marvis Toothpaste, Kate Somerville Recovery Cream (Also on Amazon), Contact Lens Case, Kate Somerville Age Arrest (Also on Amazon)

All right, guys. I’m launching an organizing series! As someone who spent the last few years working hard to pare down our family’s possessions in the hope of a calmer and more fulfilling life, I’ve finally moved on to the stage where I get to make our space work for us. I’m really excited about it. 😜

Am I a little crazy? Yes. Did I set out on this journey during an uncertain time when I probably just wanted to feel a sense of control? Yes. Do I have a tendency to label things that probably don’t need to be labeled? Ohhhh, yes. 😆

Amazon Spring Dresses

Amazon Spring Dresses

Black Tank Maxi Dress / Puff-Sleeve Dress / Crewneck Tiered Short-Sleeve Dress / Black Scoop Neck Swing Dress / Heather Grey Cozy Knit Rib Tiered Tank Dress / Black Sleeveless Shift Dress / Cream Crewneck Maxi Dress / Blue and White Puff Dress / Navy Floral Faux-Wrap Dress / Navy Long Sleeve Shirt Dress / Green Long-Sleeve Floral Shirt Dress / Navy Scoop Neck Maxi Dress / Green Floral Ruffle Sleeve Dress / Navy Long-Sleeve Dress

While writing my Amazon Spring Closet Staples post, I found so many beautiful dresses that I knew I had to create an Amazon Dress roundup. If you missed my other dress roundups here are some of my favorite Spring DressesWedding Guest Dresses, and Easter Dresses.

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Mother’s Day Gifts Under $50

Mothers Day Gifts Under $50

Robe / Lavender Belt Bag / Red Floral Monogram Mug / Salt Bath Soak / Aesop Soap / Tea Pot Set / Mascara / Hydrangea Notepad / Mama Mug / Glowy Balm / Speckled Ceramic Candle / Floral Pie Dish / Vintage Monopoly Game / Berry Basket / Floral Vase / Plaid Oven Mitt / Cheese Board Deck / Vegan Leather Cosmetics Case

Last week I put together this Mother’s Day Gift Guide, and this week I’m sharing a few more Mother’s Day gifts that are all under $50. Whether she loves baking, traveling, or just relaxing, there’s something here for everyone.

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