Kelly Rowland Street Style: Photo of The Day

Kelly Rowland shared a noteworthy Instagramable photo on social media.  She’s seen wearing a red leather jacket, crop top, and frayed, ankle jeans.

This entire look was hot and don’t forget about the eye-catching gold accessories to compliment the outfit.

Grab a similar Red Leather Jacket on Amazon.

Gift Picks for Every Mom: Your Amazon Guide to Mother’s Day

Want to avoid the panic around finding the perfect present this close to Mother’s Day? Shop these quick shipping gifts picks from Amazon. No one deserves to be pampered more, and although time is running thin you can still seem brilliantly thoughtful with the below, each tailored to every kind of mom!

Featured Photo from People

The Sleeping Beauty

Crepe Erase Overnight Plumping Treatment ($65, Amazon.com)

Be the reason your mom sleeps her way to better-looking skin. Crépe Erase’s exclusive TruFirm Complex helps to visibly smooth and firm fine lines and wrinkles, restoring elasticity, while echinacea extract works with a blend of 9 Super Hydrators to visibly plump and soothe tired-looking skin. She will be delighted to wake up to perfectly balanced, radiant-looking skin that looks and feels years younger. Don’t just take our word; in a clinical study, 90% of women said their skin looked more youthful.

The Mom On-The-Go

Eterno Skincare Time Eraser ($55, Amazon.com)

Being a mother is a tiring job, leaving little “me-time” for our superhero moms. Enter the Eterno Time Eraser, the eye cream that instantly erases dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and signs of aging in 60 seconds. Mom will be feeling like herself in no time thanks to a formula of acai fruit, active peptides, and hydrologic acid.

The Pop-of-color lover

WUNDER2 Super-Stay Stick Eyeshadow ($19, Amazon.com)

Long-lasting creamy eyeshadow sticks that offer all the color payoff without the fuss or fallout are perfect for the mom on the move. Formulated with soothing, smoothing ingredients like Castor Oil, Silk, and Aloe Vera to ensure the result is lightweight and comfortable, the sticks are Water-proof, sweat-proof, and transfer-proof – lasting all day without smudging! Available in 8 neutral, super-wearable shades (for all skin tones) with just enough shimmer for everyday wear.

The Zen Seeker

Vervan Relaxing Organic Healing Balm ($18, Amazon.com)

This multi-purpose balm can be used as a body lotion, hand moisturizer, natural chapstick and more! Enriched with a blend of Lavender and Bergamot Essential Oils, this 100% natural anti-stress balm will give your mom the mind peace and relaxation she needs. Enriched with 31% Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Beeswax, and Grapefruit to hydrate and soften skin. What’s best: like all Vervan products, it is cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.

The Vegan Detox Queen

nügg Detoxifying Charcoal Face Mask ($17.09, Amazon.com)

This charcoal face mask helps blackhead removal and promotes a clear, even skin look with less oil and shine without leaving your skin feeling tight and dry. It features a unique, gel-mud texture that will help detoxify and clarify her skin without stripping it of moisture and while soothing it at the same time. The natural tea tree scent is refreshing and promotes an authentic at-home spa experience.

 

The Environmental Enthusiast

Ethique Boost Hair Mask ($13.95, Amazon.com)

Ideal for the mom who is looking for luxurious condition and shine, all while staying true to her eco-friendly roots. Created for all hair types (including oily), it’s a great treatment to add to her routine. It contains baobab and jojoba protein, which both retain moisture in the hair shaft and smooth the cuticle, adding shine. Baobab also adds elasticity and strength to hair, reducing breakage. Boost has a sweet citrus scent with lime, lemongrass, mandarin and vanilla oils.

Mother’s Day Storefront Now Live: Amazon Curated List

Mother’s Day is coming up, and whether you’re searching for something for a new mom, mother-in-law, grandmom or dog mom, Amazon is here to help. Today, Amazon launched its new curated Mother’s Day storefront to help customers find the perfect gifts to celebrate mom this year (and all year round). The storefront offers an incredible selection of quality, top-rated items for moms – with top picks across beauty, fashion, home, electronics, sports and more. Check out some of our favorite gift ideas below, and amazon.com/mothersday for even more.

Seeking additional inspiration to celebrate mom this year?

  • Inspired gifts for everyone in your life. Amazon’s Gift Finder is the easiest way to find mom a gift she’ll love. Encourage mom to put together her own Amazon Wish List to ensure she gets exactly what she wants this year.
  • Shop fashion designer and television personality Whitney Port’s favorite handcrafted gifts for mom, on Amazon Handmade.
  • Give mom the gift of a sparkling clean house with help from Amazon Home Services
  • Give mom the gift of entertainment on-the-go with an Audible membership.
  • Prime makes every mom’s life easier, so what better gift is there this Mother’s Day? Visit amazon.com/giftprime to get your loved one three months ($39) or one year ($119) of Prime. In addition to unlimited fast, free shipping, Prime members enjoy unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists with Prime Music, unlimited access to Prime Reading, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, and more!
  • Support a local small business and shop for mom on Amazon Storefronts.
  • For even more great Mother’s Day options, check out Amazon Home’s gift guide, which offers inspiring gift ideas for every mom including the mom who loves to cook, the entertainer, the gardener, and more. Also shop favorite picks from Martha Stewart, Giada DeLaurentiis and Cortney Novogratz at www.amazon.com/mothersdaygiftguide.
  • Want to show your mom how much you care with music? Amazon Music customers can simply ask, “Alexa, play the ‘Dear Mama’ playlist” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, or on all Alexa-enabled devices. Or, if you’re looking for a soundtrack to stream while making a nice breakfast for mom, try “Alexa, play music for Mother’s Day Brunch,” to hear hits by Dua Lipa, Khalid & Normani, Shawn Mendes, and many more.

A Few of Our Favorite Gift Suggestions for the ….

Foodie Mom

 

Design-Loving Mom

 

Active Mom

 

Beauty-Loving Mom

 

Fashion-Forward Mom

 

Pet Mom

 

Techie Mom

 

New Mom

 

Book Loving Mom

Weekend Self-Care Activity and Plaid Peplum Top #OOTD or #WIW

The weekends can become pretty hectic.  Running errands, cleaning your room, and paying bills.  Whew!  The word that I’m searching for is called, “adulting.”

At no matter what age, adulting can be super exhausting.  But, the reality is that we strive to be successful versions of ourselves.  Nobody wants to be the girl who forgot to schedule an oil change.

Despite the spirit of busyness and reality of having limited hours in the day, self-care is a must-do!  While cheering for others, we can’t forget to cheer for ourselves.

Simple steps towards practicing self-care involve reading a book, getting a massage, or taking a walk.  My favorite self-care activity during the week is listening to music.   Another activity that’s on the top of my list is journaling.  As a fellow creative, I enjoy organizing my thoughts and keeping lists of what’s important to me.  My journals range from words to pictures or keepsakes.

Self-care doesn’t always have to involve elaborate practices or high-ticketed experiences.  Some of the most relaxing opportunities involve being present in the moment.  How do you practice self-care in your life?

In the photo below, I was attending The Birmingham Home and Garden Show to support my college sister-friend who was a speaker during the event.  In the spirit of self-care, I threw on my peplum blouse and captured a meaningful break to enjoy the show!

Plaid Wrap Peplum Top:  New York & Company | Matelasse Leather Bag:  YSL or replica Amazon

 

ROMwe Color Block Blouse and Pull-On Bootcut Slacks #OOTD or #WIW

Hello, Spring is that you around the corner?  I am prematurely hoping that the weather will change soon.  Why?  Because for as long as I could remember I love the warmer temperatures.

There’s something about walking around barefoot in the sand or running errands in shorts.  Until that day happens I am still digging for jackets and boots.

The inspiration for this look came from seeking a relaxed outfit on this particular Sunday.  I wanted to play with the design of the blouse and texture of the slacks.

Color blocking is one of my favorite fashion techniques.  It’s the mixing and combining of hues that are opposite on the color wheel.  Lately, I have been sharing the importance of color and how it can elevate your personal style.

The ROMme Color Block Blouse was lightweight and the back draped nicely.  I will definitely wear this blouse again and share an additional photo on this site.

Additional style options:

  • wear with jeans
  • wear with pleated skirt
  • wear with high waist pants

ROMwe Color Block Blouse:  Amazon | Pull-On Bootcut Slacks:  New York & Company | Bracelet:  PANDORA Jewelry

Tunic Dress With Embroidered Bishop Sleeves #OOTD or #WIW

Let’s be clear, I am an avid Amazon shopper.  I order everything from groceries to electronics.  Lately, due to the cold weather, I have been fascinated with their women’s clothing department.  I think it’s because number one, the order comes to my doorstep, number two, there’s a variety of merchandise and sizes, and number three I don’t have to wait in line.  If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know that I share an outfit (or Outfit of The Day hashtag #OOTD) on Sunday afternoons.

This is the day I dress up for church, brunch or family activities.  Either way, Sunday afternoon is my general target day to share outfit inspiration.  Last week I was in a jam because I had no idea what to wear the upcoming Sunday and my fingers instantly typed Amazon.  I found this beautiful Tunic Dress with Mesh Bishop Sleeves!  This dress was appealing because the sleeves are detailed and dress length perfect for a cold day.  I decided to wear it with black tights for added warmth and traditional black heels.

Oh!  The dress price was amazing, basically under twenty dollars.  What is your favorite Amazon find?  I am considering making a section on this site for Amazon finds only!

Amazon Reports Record-Breaking Holiday Season

Amazon today announced a record-breaking holiday season thanks to its customers all around the world, with more items ordered worldwide than ever before. Amazon customers shopped at record levels from a wide selection of products across every department, discovering top holiday gifts and trending products offered at deep discounts and low prices. Some of the best-selling products this season included, all-new Echo Dot, L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll, fashion items from Carhartt, and Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones, among others.

Prime membership continued to grow this holiday season, with tens of millions of people starting Prime free trials or paid memberships, to benefit from FREE Same-Day, One-Day or Two-Day shipping, in addition to FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now, and exclusive shopping and entertainment benefits. Prime members enjoyed shopping a wide selection of products with fast and free shipping throughout the season – in fact, this holiday millions of unique items in the U.S. shipped with Prime FREE Same-Day, Prime FREE One-Day or FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now.

“This season was our best yet, and we look forward to continuing to bring our customers what they want, in ways most convenient for them in 2019. We are thrilled that in the U.S. alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer. “Thank you to our employees all around the world who are committed to bringing our customers the widest selection of products with low prices and fast and free delivery options throughout the holidays and all year long.”

Amazon Devices & Alexa

  • Customers purchased millions more Amazon Devices this holiday season compared to last year – the best-selling Amazon Devices this holiday included all-new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote, and Echo.
  • It was a record holiday season for Amazon’s Kids Edition devices; customers purchased more Echo Dot Kids Edition and Fire Kids Edition tablets than ever before.
  • Customers purchased millions of Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, and Kindle products this holiday season.
  • Ring and Blink sold more devices this holiday season than ever before, as more and more customers are keeping their homes safe.
  • Customers made their homes even smarter this year with a record number of smart home devices sold on Amazon.com; best-selling smart home devices included Amazon Smart Plug, Ring Video Doorbell 2, TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini Outlet, and the iRobot Roomba 690.
  • Customers used Alexa to listen to hundreds of millions more hours of music this holiday season compared to last holiday season, and on even more services – including Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music, among others.
  • Customers asked Alexa to turn on their holiday lights tens of millions of times this holiday season, with the number one request being “Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree.”
  • Alexa delivered 8x as many reminders this holiday season compared to last.
  • Alexa set more than one hundred million timers this holiday season.
  • Customers requested nearly 3x as many recipes this holiday season compared to last and asked Alexa for cooking-related advice twice as much.
  • Alexa helped mix hundreds of thousands of cocktails this holiday season – with eggnog and Moscow Mule being the most requested drinks.
  • From carolers to delivery drivers and holiday guests, customers received millions of doorbell and motion announcements via Alexa this holiday season.
  • Customers were into the festive spirit with Alexa Skill Blueprints – popular Blueprints this holiday season was The Holiday Story, Santa’s Letter, and the Hallmark Holiday Greeting.
  • The number one holiday song that customers requested this holiday season was “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey.
  • This holiday season, customers listened to more than one million holiday stories from Amazon Storytime on Alexa – the most popular holiday story was Rapping Paper.
  • Customers around the world asked Alexa how many days or sleep until Christmas this holiday season – customers in the United Kingdom were the most excited, asking twice as much as customers in any other country.
  • Customers used Alexa nearly twice as much on Fire TV devices this holiday season compared to the same time period last year.

Amazon Best-Sellers and Seasonal Trends

Toys

  • The best-selling toys in the U.S. and worldwide included the L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll with 7 Surprises, Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes with Wooden Stylus, Crayola Inspiration Art Case, and LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs Toy.

Electronics

  • The best-selling electronics this holiday season included Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, the Samsung Flat 65″ 4K UHD 8 Series Smart LED TV, Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) in Space Gray, Wemo Mini Smart Plug, Blue Yeti USB Microphone in Blackout, Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera, and HP Sprocket Photo Paper.

Amazon Brands

  • Some of the best-selling products from Amazon brands in the U.S. included Amazon Essentials Men’s Long-Sleeve Plaid Flannel Shirts, Goodthreads Men’s Short-Sleeve Crewneck Cotton T-Shirts, Daily Ritual Women’s Skinny Stretch Jeggings, the Stone & Beam Ceramic Geometric Table Lamp, Pinzon Faux Fur Throw Blankets, AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors, Amazon Elements Baby Wipes, Presto! Toilet Paper, and Solimo Dark Roast Coffee K-Cup Pods.

 Amazon Fashion

  • One of the most popular brands sold on Amazon during the holiday season was Carhartt, with over one million of its items ordered.
  • Some of the most popular brands bought with Prime Wardrobe during the holiday season were Amazon Essentials, Daily Ritual, and Goodthreads, in addition to Calvin Klein, Champion, and UGG.
  • As a top trend, athleisure was a holiday gifting favorite this season with a wide assortment available on Amazon from customer-loved brands including Champion, Alo Yoga, Nike, adidas and Monrow.
  • Amazon Essentials and Simple Joys by Carter’s, along with adidas, Columbia, and Nike were some of the most selected fashion brands added to Amazon Wish Lists this holiday season.

Fast and Free Shipping & Delivery

  • Customers continued to enjoy FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now throughout the season, and even up until the last minute – the last Prime Now delivery on Christmas Eve was made at 11:30 pm in Berkeley, CA and included LEGO Super Heroes Captain America Building Kit, a Hallmark card, Greek yogurt, and shampoo.
  • The five cities that had the most last-minute Prime Now deliveries on Christmas Eve were San Francisco, Austin, Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth and Springfield, VA.
  • This holiday season, millions of unique items in the U.S. shipped with Prime FREE Same-Day, Prime FREE One-Day or FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now.
  • In the U.S., more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime.

More Ways to Shop

Prime

  • Prime membership continued to grow this holiday – tens of millions of people worldwide started Prime free trials or began paid memberships, to benefit from FREE Same-Day, One-Day or Two-Day shipping, in addition to FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now.

Alexa Shopping

  • Customers use of Alexa for shopping more than tripled this year compared to last year.

Amazon.com in Spanish 

  • Customers who made Spanish their language of choice when shopping on Amazon.com this holiday season more than doubled compared to last year, with millions of customers shopping on Amazon.com in Spanish.

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

  • Small and medium-sized businesses had their best holiday season ever in our stores, with items sold growing at a faster rate than retail.
  • More than 50 percent of items sold in our stores this holiday season came from small and medium-sized businesses.

Amazon Physical Stores

  • Customers enjoyed shopping at our physical stores, including Amazon Books, the brand new Amazon 4-star locations, Amazon Go, and Whole Foods Market to find hot holiday products and edible favorites.
  • The best-selling items at Amazon 4-star this holiday season included Amazon Smart Plug, all-new Echo Dot, Becoming by Michelle Obama, L.O.L. Surprise! Under Wraps Doll Series toys, and the DASH Rapid Egg Cooker.
  • The best-selling items at Amazon Books this holiday season included Becoming by Michelle Obama, Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: Meltdown by Jeff Kinney, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, Kindle Paperwhite, all-new Echo Dot, and the L.O.L. Surprise! Bling Series toys.
  • The best-selling product at Amazon Go this holiday season was Amazon Go Theo Dark Chocolate Bar, Cacao with Sea Salt, and the best-selling freshly prepared food was the chicken bahn mi sandwich.
  • Some of the most popular holiday goodies at Whole Foods Market were California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, and 365 Everyday Value traditional eggnog.
  • Prime members saved tens of millions of dollars this holiday season from Prime member deals at Whole Foods Market.
  • The best-selling Prime member deal at Whole Foods Market this holiday was turkeys.
  • Customers opted to eat healthy between holiday feasts – the best-selling items for Prime Now pick up at Whole Foods Market were organic honeycrisp apples, boneless/skinless chicken breasts, and Atlantic farm-raised salmon filets.
  • The fastest grocery delivery this holiday season took place in St. Paul, Minnesota and was delivered in 12 minutes and 19 seconds, and contained La Croix Sparkling Water and Zevia soda.
  • Cities that opted for convenience and had the most grocery delivery via Prime Now and Whole Foods Market were Boston, Hoboken, NJ, and San Francisco.

 Community Engagement

  • This holiday season, Amazon unveiled an easy way for customers to donate a toy to a child in need via Alexa. Since its launch, thousands of customers have donated a toy to Toys for Tots with Alexa, and Amazon has matched each donation toy for toy, delivering smiles to thousands of deserving children.
  • Amazon Future Engineer launched in November, and aims to inspire more than 10 million kids each year to explore computer science, help over 100,000 underprivileged young people in over 2,000 high schools in lower-income communities take introductory or Advanced Placement (AP) courses in computer science, and provide 100 students from underrepresented communities with four-year $10,000 scholarships as well as guaranteed internships to gain work experience.
  • Amazon enjoyed #DeliveringSmiles this holiday season making more than $1 million in donations across the country to various organizations supporting homeless children and families during the month of December.

 

Style + Life + Fashion Men’s Gift Guide 2018: Amazon Echo Input, Beard Care Kit, Fitness Activity Tracker and More

The holiday gift guide for men is finally here!  This guide (or list) is for the woman with a special gentleman who’s either sporty or technology driven.

Shopping for men can be questionable because they’re such diverse creatures.  Some adore growing out their beard while others are inspired by rock climbing!  Either way, we want them to feel valued during the holiday season.

With that being said, take a look at the gift guide below.  Last-minute shoppers will find a variety of items from Amazon that should arrive by Christmas morning.

Men’s Gift Guide 2018

Amazon Kicked Off Giving Tuesday: Alexa and Toys for Tots Charity

Amazon kicked off Giving Tuesday by launching a new, easy way for customers to donate a toy to a child in need.

Customers can now donate a toy to Toys for Tots via Alexa by simply saying, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.”

This is the first time that customers can donate a product to a charity via voice shopping and better yet, Amazon will be matching customer donations throughout the end of the year – toy for toy – doubling customers’ contributions!

 

 

#DeliveringSmiles