Amazon Prime Day has officially begun! In 2016, Amazon Prime Day was Amazon’s biggest shopping day EVER, so there’s a good chance that this year’s is going to be even bigger. While Amazon Prime Day is awesome on its own, there are a few extra ways you can save more on Amazon Prime Day.
Amazon’s five-minute deal carousel allows tons of different brands to be featured on Amazon Prime Day, but it also means you may spend far more time reaching for your wallet than you’d originally intended. If you want to save, don’t sit there watching every deal as it comes down the hatch. Instead, create a wishlist of items that you want. Whenever those items go on sale Amazon will send you a notification. You won’t miss the sale and you won’t be tempted to spend more.
3. Order through Alexa
Do you have an Alexa voice product, like an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or even the new Echo Show? If so, you can use Alexa to place an Amazon order! There are even special deals each day – including Prime day – that are only available to Alexa users. Currently, you can also get a free $10 Amazon credit when you place any $20+ purchase via Alexa!
Unicorns are so popular right now that a few months ago Starbucks made a unicorn frappuccino that sold out seemingly within minutes. People can’t get enough of these mythical creatures. (Or are they mythical? Hmm…) I was having some fun browsing unicorn gift ideas when this post fell into place. Once I started I just couldn’t stop, which is why there are so many unicorn gift ideas. It’s going to be a long time before you next say, “what should I get for my favorite unicorn lover?”
Continue reading if you’re looking for unicorn gifts!
Magical Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Unicorn Lover
My personal inspiration for this post came from this amazing little outfit from Monica + Andy. Every day I talk myself out of buying it, but I’m sure that will change soon! Every adorable baby needs a magical unicorn onesie, right?!
Amazon has not-so-secretly been rolling out their own fashion lines for the past year and a half or so. I mentioned the other day when talking about Amazon Prime Wardrobe that Amazon’s In-House Fashion Brands now total at least eight different lines and I would be shocked if more weren’t on the way.
Amazon has been gaining traction in the fashion industry for quite awhile now and has stealthily bought a couple of fashion-based companies, including Shopbop and Zappos.com. Of course, when you’re selling other brands, as Amazon obviously does, your profit margins can only be so high. But now that Amazon has their own fashion lines? The sky is the limit.
The thing about Amazon’s in-house fashion brands is that you may not even know that’s what you’re getting. Each brand has a landing page, but if you’re just doing a general search for, say, “summer dresses,” you may not have any idea that quite a few of the top results are from Amazon’s own brands Lark & Ro or Paris Sunday. In other words, you’re going to see more and more of Amazon’s fashion lines in the search results while other brands may get buried in general searches. It’s both brilliant and maddening and further proof that Amazon is taking over the world.
Here’s a quick rundown of 11 of Amazon’s In-House Fashion Brands, most of which make truly great clothing as far as I can tell. Still, it’s best to stay in-the-know as Amazon is most likely going to weight the search results to favor their brands whenever possible. In addition to the 11 lines below that Amazon has branded and seems to claim (since they’re still rather secretive about all this), there are still others that are more ambiguous but that TechCrunch says are also Amazon private label lines, including Society New York, NORTH ELEVEN, James & Erin, Franklin Tailored, and Franklin & Freeman. A quick search shows that Amazon filed trademarks for all of these brands in 2015, so why they’re not as heavily promoted as the Amazon in-house fashion brands listed below is a mystery (for now).
Amazon’s In-House Fashion Brands
While Amazon is currently promoting 11 in-house lines, 10 of them are ONLY available to Amazon Prime Members (the exception being the children’s line, Scout + Ro). I love my Prime membership and can’t imagine living without it at this point (first world problems, I know), and I love how Amazon keeps making the membership more valuable by making it so some things are only available to those with a Prime membership.
If you’re not yet a Prime member, click here to get a free 30-day trial membership so that you can check out these brands. It’ll also allow you to shop Amazon Prime Day on July 11, 2017.
If you have little ones at home, you’re going to love Amazon’s only line that’s publicly available, Scout + Ro!
A friend recently alerted me to the existence of Amazon’s in-house fashion brand for kids and likened it to a more affordable Boden. I have to agree! The styles are absolutely adorable and most of them are super budget-friendly (though the prices do vary a bit and some items are definitely more affordable than others). The only downside, in my opinion, is that the line starts at a size 4 for kids. I’d love to see some baby and/or toddler styles added to the line!
Chances are good that if you’ve done a search for any type of women’s fashion on Amazon that you’ve probably seen some Lark & Ro pop up in the search results. This is a pretty basic women’s line with most pieces falling on the low end of a midrange pricing scale.
This line has a little bit of everything for women, from cocktail and casual dresses to sweaters, athletic apparel, and outerwear. This line even features some plus size clothing, although I hope they will expand those offerings in the future as pickings are slim and seem to be limited to outerwear.
We’ve all heard the phrase “that’s so your color,” but discovering the right color palette for your complexion can really transform the way you dress. You may never have thought about how your outfit compliments your skin tone but once you know the colors which are right for you, it can open up a whole new range of wardrobe possibilities.
The cheat colors
The first thing to remember is that there are three colors which will suit all skin tones. These are navy, purple and teal and can be your failsafe options. That’s why a good pair of dark jeans, for example, will suit almost anyone.
If you have a light tone
Light tones are usually characterized by translucent skin, grey or blue eyes, and silver or blonde hair.
If this sounds like you then you should opt for cool, pastel colors, such as aqua, pink and lilac rather than darker tones which can often be too overpowering for a light complexion.
If you have a dark tone
Dark tones can often be identified by dark or brunette hair, brown eyes, and golden skin. With this coloring you can get away with more vibrant shades if you choose. Dark skin tones in particular are very much enhanced by a splash of bold color.
Of course, skin tones don’t just fall into light and dark. There’s a whole range for you to fall into such as a warm tone, a cool tone or a soft tone.
For a more detailed look at the perfect colors for you check out this useful infographic: