Prime Day is happening AS WE SPEAK, KIDS! There are, of course, countless deals available (too many to mention without losing one’s marbles) BUT, if you’d like an insider tip, hoarding Elemis’ Cleansing Balm, Marine Cream and Dynamic Resurfacing Pads which are 35% off is an EXCELLENT use of your energy. The other items I'm shopping include these insanely popular basic tanks, these top rated tees, this gorgeous dress and these sneakers but I'll be sharing lots more on instastories today and tomorrow. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
This summer, I’m swooning over dresses by Rhode, because I enjoy... extremely cute dresses? The colors, prints, femininity, classic shapes, everything is working for me with these beauties. The wearability of these timeless pieces means that your cost per wear is going to be basically zero come Labor Day. If you need a place to start, try this, this, or maybe even this one. Or you can be me and try to rationalize getting all three. Up to you.
Yep, you read that right. This is birdseed formulated with hot peppers! While completely safe (and tasty) to birds, the spice in this birdseed makes it intolerable to the most menacing of backyard critters: squirrels. So, if you love feeding birds and welcoming our stunning avian friends into your outdoor areas but would prefer not to feed every squirrel in the neighborhood, give this stuff a try. It has worked wonders for us!
Who doesn’t love a cheeky cocktail napkin? Truly. I want names. While I have many favorites, these newbies really really stand out both for their amazing quotes but also because they look and feel like linen while actually being single-use and biodegradable. They’re super absorbent and don't disintegrate when faced with a sweaty cocktail glass, which really make these stand out. If you'd prefer a quote-free set, the brand makes tons of beautiful solid color options, too.
How how HOW cute is this? If you love the look of hand embroidery and tend to toss on a baseball cap when it’s sweltering outside or perhaps the dry shampoo just isn’t doing the trick, these gorgeous embroidered caps are the way to go. They come in endless styles and colors, and you’ll have the benefit of sporting a unique item all summer long.
I have worn my denim shacket constantly since I bought it last fall so I’m definitely going back for another color. It looks effortlessly chic atop a pair of leggings and workout top, but it’s also simple to dress up by belting it and adding the right accessories. And I mean hello, it’s less than $35—you can’t beat this.
When I say best, I DO MEAN IT. I like to think of myself as a jogger sommelier, and this is the pair that ticks all the boxes. The fabric is breathable and super soft, the fit is ideal, there are pockets and they’re incredibly comfortable. I also love the fact that Athleta joggers come in petite, regular, tall and plus sizing. (My fellow tall girls, rejoice!) They’re currently available in five colors, so I currently have five pairs in my cart. That’s how this works.
I love this brand both for moms-to-be and new moms. After my pregnancies, I have genuinely loved their nursing tanks, nursing bras (this might be my all-time favorite nursing bra), and postpartum leggings. If you’re a new mom looking for truly comfortable, functional postpartum items or if you’re shopping for a thoughtful, useful gift for a mama in your life, this is the go-to.
It's worth mentioning that I also love Spanx’s postpartum pieces but I mean, come on, this genius brand really has something for everyone. Their shapewear and leggings are classics (for good reason!) but I’ve also been living in this top lately and can confirm you need three. Whatever you decide to add to cart, use code MARYOSPANX for 10% off sitewide on spanx.com!
It is very rare that I find a brand’s website and literally want every single thing I scroll through. A piece or two? Sure! But every single one? Unprecedented. And yet, such is the case with Pink City Prints. If you love a printed, feminine frock, brace yourself. I just placed a *not small* order including this dress and this one. But there were more. Oh yes... there were more.
If you love the look of vintage, Victorian art prints but feel like you have no idea where to source them or even how to pair them, this Etsy store is absolutely ideal. Stunning, affordable, honestly there isn’t a hallway or bedside situation anywhere that wouldn’t be vastly improved with a few of these perfect prints.
I say toiletry, but really these smart zipper pouches are anything bags. These incredibly affordable little pouches are perfect for travel to help you pack and organize toiletries, kid snacks, PPE, anything. They’re basically tiny packing cubes for your carry-on. They come in several different piping colors but the bags themselves are completely clear, so you won’t have any issues seeing what’s inside.
When we want pops of color, let’s please remember that footwear counts. I absolutely love this pair of classic nylon sneakers by Reebok in a bold, summery coral hue. Whether you’re throwing them on with something sporty or using them to add a little bit of fun to a dress or skirt situation, you cannot deny the appeal of comfort + color sneakers.
Obviously, we need to talk about the Circa bag, the newest bag from one of my most beloved brands, Senreve. The Circa is, to put it bluntly, perfect. If you’ve ever carried a circle bag before, you’ll know that they’re adorable, but lack an element of functionality because they can’t stand up. This circle bag however has a flat bottom and gold feet, so you can stand the bag upright, effortlessly. Senreve really thinks of everything that actually matters to us in a bag. Wear it as a crossbody, shoulder bag, or even a backpack!
Okay, in addition to just looking scrumptious for any breakfast, ever, these egg boats from Spoon Fork Bacon would also be absolutely genius to make for any brunch gathering. These breakfast treats have the ease and convenience of a casserole, but INSIDE A BREAD BOAT. What else could I create inside of a bread vessel, I wonder...?
If you’ve seen the tiered dress trend everywhere this year but aren’t sure if it’s a fit (I’ve got jokes) for you, this is the perfect solution. This charming tiered beauty is so affordable and insanely comfortable. Take this trend for a risk-free test drive before exploring more investment-worthy options.
Yes, that’s right, this is basically an HVAC system for your bed. Not a fan next to the bed, this sucker is INSIDE THE BED. If you are a hot sleeper, or you just happen to think that summer is taking its job a bit too seriously this year, BedJet will be your personal hero. It cools (or heats) and circulates air in-between your bed linens, attacking the problem at the source. Check out the ratings—you might not want to experience another summer without it.
I really don’t think we spend enough time talking about how fantastic the denim selection is at Mango. I bought this pair a little more than a year ago, and I am so happy to see that the brand has remade them this year while adding additional colors. They sold out SO FAST last time, so don’t dawdle on this one. I love this light wash for summer, but if that’s not your style you can explore more colors here, here and here.
Whether it’s you or your little ones getting eaten alive by mosquitos, no one in your household needs to have an itchy summer. These little mosquito bracelets are a mess-free way to keep mosquitoes at bay while you’re enjoying your time outside. And yes, these bracelets really do work! Pro tip: Add one around the ankle, too!
This backpack, in addition to just being a really solid baby bag option, actually expands to form a BASSINET AND CHANGING STATION. What kind of sorcery is this? Just when you think we’re all out of innovative ideas, along comes a backpack that’s also a place to change and/or contain your baby safely at naptime when you're out and about. Genius. Huge hat tip to Ashley Robertson for this glorious find.