I don’t wear a lot of jewelry in most of the fashion posts I do here on the blog and on Instagram. But I actually really love jewelry, especially earrings. They are probably my favorite type of accessory, next to purses that is. I don’t really like spending a lot on most of my jewelry since I like having a lot of different styles.
Fashions and colors change so frequently, I don’t want to sink a fortune into every piece I own. I bet a lot of you feel the same. That is why I wanted to share with you some of the cute and affordable earrings I have found on Amazon.
The cute little pineapple earrings are perfect accents for tropical prints or if you just like pineapples. Get them for just $1.98. Shipping is free. But shipping does take a little while on this one as I believe it ships from China. I got mine in about two weeks after ordering.
This is another pair that leans more to the theme side. I think these are great to go with a galaxy dress or to get as a gift for an astronomy lover. They sell for $1.89 and shipping is $2.99. I can’t really speak on how long shipping is for this particular one. I ordered mine from a different seller and that seller has sold out now.
The shape isn’t that unique on these, but the material makes them stand out. I purchased mine in a mint color, but they are available in seven other color options if you aren’t a fan of the color mint. They sell for $7.99 and you get free prime shipping.
On the one hand this particular pair of earrings are pretty plain, but on the other hand they seem so unique. I purchased mine in the black color. It is also available in gold and silver, however I personally thing the black stands out more. They sell for $8.99 with free prime shipping.
These are a vintage style earring. They are green with a bronze engraved pattern. I chose the round ones, but they are available in five other shapes. They are all unique and beautiful. They sell for $8.99 with free prime shipping.
Tassel have taken over everywhere. I personally think the best place to incorporate them is in my jewelry. I decided to pick a pair of tassel earring in mint because I have so many clothes with this color for the summer.
It should be no surprise that I have unicorn earrings. I need them to go with my unicorn dress and my unicorn shoes. I got mine in the purple color, but they are available in two other color options. They sell for $9.99 with free prime shipping.
I actually got this to match one particular dress that is a favorite of mine. Its one that I know I will never likely get rid of and it has hibiscus throughout the print. These are really perfect for lots of tropical or tiki prints. Mine is in the red dangle style, but there are lots of colors and style options. The seller Hawaii Hangover has lots of other matching accessories to check out.
Now you may have all noticed that all of the earrings I have shown are on a French Hook. That is because that is mainly what I wear. I occasionally wear hoop earrings, but I never wear studs. I have thicker ear lobes as well as a I get scars called keloids. Constant rubbing can cause keloids, so I generally avoid studs because they are too tight on my ear and rub. But if you look around many of the styles I have shown are also available on a stud post instead of a French hook.
For those of you looking to invest a little more in your jewelry there are some brands you might consider checking out. PANACEA always has current style fashion jewelry that feels a little more upscale, and many of their items are available for try on through Prime Wardrobe. If you like something with some vintage flare, then the brand 1928 Jewelry might be worth checking out. And if the mix of bling and cute is more your speed the brand Beaux Bijoux fits that exactly.
Tell me in the comments what your favorite style of earrings are.
While this is intended as a review, think of this post two parts review to one part gift suggestion. Actually, many of my reviews, just like the subscription service reviews, will be this way until Christmas has come and gone.
Today we are looking at the Freewise Five Port USB Smart Charger. For me, items like this are really necessary. I work two jobs from home, and all of my work is done using various electronics devices. My home was not well designed when it comes to electrical outlets, so having something I can charge multiple items in at once and just use one outlet is a life saver. If I run out of battery life, my work comes to a dead halt till I can get recharged. And some of the apps I use do not work unless I have more than a 30% charge.
This is one of those items that I think could make a great gift for someone, but most people would probably never think to give something like this as a gift unless it was asked for. Who do I think would appreciate this the most as a gift? Anyone who is a tech geek, someone like me who runs a business from home and can’t run out of batter life, and really any busy household with lots of electronics to charge. I also think it would work great for one of those office gift exchanges where you don’t know who will end up with the gift, because at the end of the day who doesn’t have some sort of electronic they need to charge.
But let’s get onto the actual product and what I thought of it.
This is how it arrived. It was in an amazon box as well, but this is the product packaging. It’s a fairly sturdy box. And everything was packed securely.
When you open the box this is what you see first. There are a couple of little compartments with the various parts in it. I actually took everything out initially for pictures and then put them back in until it was time to test it out. I have to say this was the easiest packaging to reassemble I have ever seen. I know that may seem an odd thing to be impressed by, but sometimes you have a need to put products back in the box the way they were. For example, what if you did buy something like this as a gift and you wanted to make sure it was all there in the box first before giving it. I really appreciated the packaging.
Inside the box you get the charger port, the cord to the charger port, and a product guide.
It was super easy to set up. And I was surprised at how light weight it is. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting it to be really heavy, but it was even lighter than just my regular one port charger.
I plugged in all my most used and needed electronics and gave it a thorough try out. It did a great job. Not only did it charge as expected, but it charged fast. All the charging times were cut in at least half, some charged even faster than that. I would say the phone and charging banks charged in about half the time, but the tablet and camera were charged in about a third of the time. The camera normally takes about twelve hours to charge when its dead. It wasn’t quite dead and it charged in three and a half hours.
You can find this on Amazon. It says it normally sells for $39.99, but right now it is on sale for $10.99. And if you have Amazon Prime, you get free Prime Shipping.
So tell me in the comments below, would you like to get something like this as a gift? Have you given a USB bank as a gift before?
I did receive this item at a discount in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and are genuine.
If you ever search the plus size clothing section at Amazon you know it can be a real crap shoot sometimes. A large percentage of the brands are companies no one has ever heard of before or they are in China and using Asian sizing. Can we give a moment of serious side eye to those Asian size charts please? And speaking of size charts, a lot of brands don’t even bother to give us one even though they are no where close to the general size chart posted by Amazon themselves.
It’s seriously enough to give a girl shopping anxiety. But sometimes Amazon seems like the easiest way to shop rather than navigating twenty different websites trying to find that perfect dress or sweater. But long gone are the days of Amazon only being those unheard of brands in plus size clothing. I wanted to share with you ten plus size brands you might be surprised to find on Amazon.
I wanted to make this as helpful and easy as possible. So if you click on the brand name it should take you to the complete listings available from that brand, and I have made all the pictures clickable to take you to those product pages. I tried to pick out a couple of key pieces from each of the companies that I really like, some of which I already own.
Available in sizes 00 to 6, just like they are in the store and their website. If you are not familiar with Torrid I would be really surprised. They have been around for over twenty years now and have been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. I doubt you will get many of the sale prices on Amazon, but since most of their sales rely on you buying multiple items, if you are only going for one item buying on Amazon may be a good choice for you. It also seems like a good portion of the items have free Prime Shipping.
Their plus sizes are available in sizes 2XL to 4XL just as they are anywhere else that carries them. A word of warning though, these are not typically sized. A 4XL is meant to fit a size 18. I personally can only wear Hell Bunny if it’s a stretchy fabric and a style with open hips. But this is a great option for those ladies in sizes 14 to 18. If you are unfamiliar with Hell Bunny, they encompasses a wide variety of styles from 40s, 50s, retro and rockabilly to gothic, rock and punk styles. The reason to shop this brand on Amazon comes down to they have items that seem to be no longer available anywhere else, as well as some items are selling cheaper on Amazon.
Hell Bunny Plus Size Black Gothic Zombie Pin Up 50’s Ice Scream Dress $59.99
Hell Bunny Plus Size 40’s Vintage Style Office Lady Moira Tea Dress $79.00
Available in sizes 14 to 28. Igigi fits true to size and was one of the first designer level brands made exclusively for plus size women. They have been mostly known for their dresses, but also carry a range of work wear separates. They have lost some traction in the fashion world since the founder and original designer of the brand, Yuliya Raquel, left a few years ago. However some of the original designs are still there and its well worth looking at. Why shop Amazon for this brand? Well it seems to be the only place you can buy it at the moment, at least as I write this. The Igigi website is down and says they are undergoing a major make-over getting ready for a relaunch. Hmmm…. And trust me, the prices listed below are not the average Igigi prices, get them while you can. Plus free shipping for Prime members.
IGIGI Women’s Plus Size Frederica Lace Dress in Wine $68.49
IGIGI Women’s Plus Size Notch Collar Jacket in Camel $88.99
Available in sizes XS to XX Large. Those are plus sizes though and are equivalent to sizes 14 to 24. If you have been following me for any time at all you know that City Chic ranks high as one of my favorite plus size brands both for style and customer service. They are an Australian brand that has only recently started opening stores in the US. The only real advantage I see in buying them on Amazon is convenience. Maybe you are already shopping Amazon and you don’t want to take the time to switch sites.
High Quality Plus Size Mono Sheer Panel Fit & Flare Dress $84.15
Their plus size selection is available in sizes 1X to 3X. Sizes run slightly smaller than typical plus size, but not enough to consider them junior plus. While this company does have their own website you can not buy directly from them on their website. You can find them places like ModCloth. So why shop this brand on Amazon? Well if one of those coveted items on ModCloth passed you by, you may just find it here and at a better price. Plus free prime shipping on all their items, no minimum purchase.
Available in sizes 14/16 to 30/32. This brand runs true to size to slightly large depending on the item. From what I can tell you can get just about all the same things both on Amazon and the company’s website. Amazon does seem to be reflecting Avenue’s sale prices. And while they are not eligible for free prime shipping all items are marked free shipping for eligible orders. So this again may be one to chalk up to convenience.
Available in sizes 0X to 5X. This brand runs true to size in most items, but some run a bit small. Kiyonna, like Igigi, is one of the first designer level clothing brands made exclusively for plus size women. Prices seem reflective of what is available on the Kiyonna website. So why buy on Amazon? No minimum purchase to get free prime shipping. On Kiyonna’s website you must spend $150.00 to get free shipping.
Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Destination Daydream Top $64.00
Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Charlize Maxi Dress $78.00
Available in sizes 0X to 3X or 14 to 24 depending on how the item is labeled. This brands seems to run true to size from my experience. Modamix relatively young company sold at places like Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Lord & Taylor as well as couple of subscription service companies. They specialize in both classic pieces with youthful prints and unique stylish pieces. So why buy this brand on Amazon? In addition to free Prime shipping, the price point seems a little better through Amazon. Also Amazon seems to be the only truly accessible to everyone way to get this brand. Every other way requires either membership to a subscription service or living in or near a large enough city to have one of those stores.
Available in sizes 1X to 6X. Most items fit true to size, though their size chart can be a bit confusing at times. Sometimes when they say bust measurement they mean under bust. So if a measurement seems really small or really large to you, that may be why. Most if not all of SWAK’s items are super stretchy and comfortable. While they do try to keep things trendy, there is definitely a more casual feel to a lot of their items. Why purchase on Amazon? Once again there is that added incentive of free prime shipping and just a matter of convenience.
SWAK Designs Womens Plus Size Juliet Dress $49.99
SWAK Designs Women’s Plus Size Bonnie Maxi Dress $69.90
Available in sizes 14 to 34 on Amazon, 16 to 36 on the companies website. They are a UK retailer, so I am sure the size change is to allow for the difference in sizing. Yours Clothing carries not only their own line but many other brands as well, including some of the brands we have already talked about. They have a wide selection from basics to fashion forward pieces. Why buy them on Amazon? It looks like you get quicker delivery time through Amazon as well as having the added buyer protection Amazon gives. Unfortunately when you deal with international shipping you never know what can go wrong.
Plus Size Womens Burgundy Lace Up Swing Dress With Long Flared Sleeves $23.00
Plus Size Womens Sheer Chiffon Duster Maxi Shirt Dress With Front Splits $68.00
So what other brands should we know about being on Amazon? Do you prefer to shop on Amazon over a companies website? If so why?