Amazing things that should be $100 but are super affordable

I’m always on the lookout for something unique that can make my life meaningful, fun or a brilliant tool that will cut down time and make tasks easier!

I only recommend products I love and that I think you will, too. I may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this blog post

Car trunk organizer

No more letting all your stuff roll around in the back of the car with this trunk organizer! It’s made from a heavy-duty polyester material with eight pockets in different sizes. It has two pockets with flaps on the top, as well as two cylindrical pockets for smaller objects. On the bottom, there are four large, mesh pockets that are perfect for organizing drinks, toys, snacks, and more.

Tile scrubber with long handle

This tile scrubber makes cleaning your bathroom a breeze with its extended handle. It features a durable scrubber with a pointed edge, so you can get into every nook and cranny in your tub or all the hard-to-reach spots in your bathroom. The extra-long handle extends up to 42 inches to easily scrub anywhere without bending down or needing a stool.

Silicone ice trays

Whether you’re chilling water or cocktails, these flexible ice trays are a must-have. They’re made from BPA-free, food-grade silicone that’s really flexible so you can easily pop each cube out by pressing on the bottom.

Reusable notebook

It looks just like a regular old notebook, but Rocketbook’s version features wipeable pages that you can scribble on with a special pen that’s included. Just write, then snap a pic with your smartphone to upload it to Rocketbook’s app, and wipe the ink away when you’re ready to restart. The app stores all of your notes for you so you’ll never lose them.

Solar power charging bank

This solar power charging bank is the perfect device to take traveling . While you can plug it into a standard outlet to charge, it also features solar panels on the side so you can harness the sun’s power when outlets or electricity aren’t available. It also features USB ports for two devices, as well as a high-powered flashlight

6 in 1 practical tool

It may look like a pencil, but this practical tool so much more. It’s actually a stylus that you can use with tablets and other touchscreen devices, as well as a ballpoint pen. And it features a spirit level, a ruler, a Phillips head and flat head screwdriver.

Smart outlet

To use this smart outlet attachment, just pop it into an existing outlet and sync it up with your WiFi. It’s so popular with reviewers because you don’t have to use any kind of hub to activate it, so it’s compatible just with Amazon Alexa or your Google Home system. Plug in your lamps and other appliances, and you can turn them on and off with the sound of your voice. You can even use this outlet to set your lamps and appliances on a regular schedule.

3 D Sleep mask

It features memory foam cups that gently cover your eyes without applying too much pressure. It also features two disc-shaped speakers sewn into the band, so you can sync it up via Bluetooth to play music from your phone. Just slip this headband on before you sleep, queue up your favorite playlist, and drift off to dreamland.

Rechargeable candle lighter

No more dealing with fickle matches or empty lighters when you grab one of these rechargeable candle lighters. You can recharge it with a standard USB charger whenever it starts to run low. Then, just flick on the button to light your candles.

LED cube lamp

You can instantly set the mood with this lamp . It can rotate between 16 vibrant colors or you can set it to one. You can even dim it for a softer ambiance in the evening if you’re having a dinner party or brighten it up to light up an entire room. The lamp comes with its own remote control, so you can switch it up from across the room.

Mini bag sealer

With this heat sealer, you can re-use the original bag, keep foods and snacks fresher, longer and reduce food waste. 

Fountain of youth

These under eye masks help reduce the appearance of aging skin, dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and crow’s feet.

Aren’t these amazing? Which one is your favorite?

Looking forward to reading your comments



Best Amazon swimsuits

All under $32

Whether you prefer rocking a sassy one-piece bathing suit or flirty bikini – I’ve found something for everyone! All bathing suits are under $32. Make sure you’re all set up with Amazon prime for free 2-day shipping (along with many other perks).

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Get organized

When organizing, it is always essential to look for the right balance of functionality and form. Here are some of my favorites for almost every area of your home.

Pantry favorites

A pantry filled with nice uniform and clear labeled containers not only looks beautiful, but makes it so easy to help you storage and maintain it organized. Below is a collection of all my favorites pantry containers for every decoration style.


One of the best ways to organize dried spices and herbs is to ensure you can see everything you’ve got, not just the stuff you use. Keep in mind that by having all your spices organized, you will enjoy cooking even more while saving a lot of time!

Home office organization

I am always looking for functional organizing solutions with a clean and cohesive look. Love all kinds of desk drawers organizers and desk file systems to keep the important documents handy

Laundry room organization

Whether your laundry room is a spacious showplace with tons of storage or simple closet it is important to keep your laundry room organized. All the items in this collection will help you get your area under control and with just a few minutes of effort a week, you will have your laundry ready and everything will be more manageable for you.

Bathroom organization

A tidy and organized bathroom can make a big difference in your daily routines.  

My best wish to you is that this bathroom collection below will help you, not only organize, but also increase your bathroom functionality; so you can feel more relaxed and peaceful.

Linen closet organization

With an organized linen closet, you and your family will save time when searching for items.  Bed making and changing towels will be faster and easier because everything will have a defined home.

This means towels are folded and stacked, sheet-sets are kept together, and toiletries are grouped. This collection of baskets and bins will do wonders for your linen closet organization.

Label it

Labeling is the finishing touch to any organizing project. It’s the icing on the cake, providing clarity and order. Labels save you time and increase your chances of staying organized.  

Fridge and freezer organization

By having order in your refrigerator, you’ll enjoy a stress-free meal preparation experience. Plus, you won’t forget ingredients you already have on-hand. A major money-saver!


A simple act of selecting and investing in the right hanger for your clothes and choosing a good quality can go a long way by extending their lifespan significantly. It also would make your closet look aesthetically appealing.

Drawer dividers

Drawer dividers will help you store all your items neatly, instead of all over your counters or drawers. Helping you maintain everything by categories and in order.

When organizing always remember to be creative, and have fun!



Back to basics

Happy Monday! it feels like we skipped spring and went straight into summer. I’ve been attempting to clean out my wardrobe and simplify it a bit. You’ve probably noticed me wearing some of my favorite pieces more than once lately. I just hate the idea of wearing things once and then never showing how to restyle them. Personally, I feel inspired by styling pieces multiple ways so I’m going to be sharing a lot more of those types of outfits. One of the best ways to restyle pieces is to have a great foundation of basics that can be easily mixed and matched. I rely on denim cut-offs, bodysuits, rompers,statement tops and accessories in the spring and summer. Keep scrolling for my favorites.

A white bodysuit was one of my best purchases this year because it’s slimming and goes with everything. It can easily be dressed down with denim or paired with a skirt for a night out.

I live in denim cut-offs in the warmer months. I love how effortless they are and they work with everything.

Hats are a must for the summer months and apart from being practical and protecting you from the sun they can really complete the look

Jewelry it’s another way to change the look of an outfit, love these kind of wrap bracelets as they bring a pop of color and texture to any look.

Gold pieces are versatile and are also perfect for a night time look. This ones are perfect as they won’t get damaged if you get them in the pool.

Shoes are an easy way to change the look and or dress it up or down

Hope this post inspire you to mix and match pieces to achieve different looks and have fun



Where to splurge or save on vacation outfits

Deciding where to splurge or save is typically a stress-free process. Most of the time, you already know which high-quality staples to invest in. However, when it comes to your vacation style, it’s a little bit trickier. The struggle we all run into is that the cutest resort pieces are typically the most expensive – but perhaps not extremely wearable for everyday unless you live in Florida like me.

Keep reading to find out where its best to save and splurge when it comes to your vacation outfits.

Where I splurge

Designer Bags

A designer bag will instantly make any outfit look more expensive. Plus, they’re designed to last so you’ll be able to carry them beyond a vacation. A larger option like the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is great because it makes for a chic and roomy carry-on; however, I also love smaller bags because they elevate the most basic looks.


I never leave the hotel without my sunglasses when I’m in vacation mode. Since I wear them so much, it makes sense to splurge on a quality pair that frames my face well and won’t break in my luggage.

Since I live in the sunshine state I like to purchase inexpensive and trendier frames that won’t get damaged in the beach or pool

Bathing Suit

I don’t mind spending a little more money on a bathing suit, especially if I know I’ll re-wear it. The benefit of splurging on swimwear is that the fit and coverage are usually better. And with higher-quality materials, they feel more comfortable on too.

If you live in a tropical climate and have access to a pool year round like myself you may want to mix and match with affordable options so you won’t get tired of the same look since they are an everyday essential.

Where I Save…

Beach Bag

I may tote around a designer bag when I’m exploring or heading to dinner, I don’t haul them out to the beach. Instead, I prefer to go with a less expensive option that’s large enough to throw all your vacation essentials in. Woven bags are all the rage this season and there are tons of great straw options to pick from.

Denim Cutoffs

I wear high-waisted denim shorts on repeat, so an affordable pair of cut-off denim shorts are perfect for throwing in your bag for everyday outfits. While on vacation, you can easily dress them up with a summery blouse or dress them down with a cozy t-shirt.


If you are heading to the beach or plan on laying by the pool, you will certainly need a pair of sandals you can throw on without any worries. Although I have some designer options, I’ll usually pack a budget-friendly one so I don’t have to worry about ruining them.

Easy One Piece

Summer dresses, jumpsuits, and rompers will always be my go-to outfit because they’re easy to wear and don’t take up a ton of luggage space. I love that you can use them as a beach cover up or wear them to explore a new city. You can also transition them to a night out look with the right accessories

Trendy Tops

My vacation uniform is a trendy top and denim cutoffs. While I will splurge on one or two dressier tops that can be reused later on, this is one of the categories I often choose to save on. Trends come and go quick and I love experimenting with them. So, it’s best to save on statement tops you know you may not reuse the next season.

Spring accessories to take your wardrobe to the next level

By now, you may have already purchased enough dresses and statement tops to fill out your spring wardrobe. However, I find that accessories are often overlooked especially during spring and summer. Accessories can really anchor an outfit together by helping define the overall theme of a look. It’s often those last minute details that make an outfit feel really complete. One of the best parts of stocking up on new accessories is the fact that they don’t require a big investment. Knowing this makes it easy to be adventurous in undertaking the biggest trends.


I cannot leave the house without sunglasses. I always have a pair around ready to be worn at any given time of the day. Although, I am a big believer in elegant, oversized sunglasses the majority of the time, spring is a great time to try out new shapes.


As the sun starts to get stronger, consider adding a versatile hat to your wardrobe. I have a few options in neutral colors like cream and black so they can compliment a wide range of looks. This is a great accessory for playing up casual denim looks.

Beach Bag

Beach bags crafted from straw, raffia, linen, and canvas continue to be a hit as we enter spring and summer. I love how it adds a natural texture to to my warm weather outfits. Plus, these roomy totes are more than just aesthetic – they’re practical and can hold a ton of things.

Statement Buckle Belt

While I do feel that belts are a classic wardrobe staple, I think this season’s statement buckle makes them feel even more special. During spring and summer, I love adding belts to all my denim looks

Gold Jewelry

Although I love using jewelry to elevate an outfit, I tend to opt for delicate jewels over heavier pieces. I usually don’t like to spend more than $100 on jewelry because I switch them in and out so often. Below are some of my favorite picks.

Spring fashion to wear now and later

I’m rounding up my favorite spring top trends and sharing my under $50 picks. I found this loungewear set for under $35 recently – it’s the perfect weight to wear now and through the season. Keep scrolling for more affordable picks…

Finding cute new tops to wear always gets me in the mood for spring fashion. If the weather hasn’t quite caught on that it’s officially spring where you live check out these lightweight sweaters and layering cardigans that you can wear over spring styles


Amazon must haves for spring

If you’re looking for the best Amazon clothing finds that look a lot more expensive than what they actually are, you’ll love these ideas!

So with so many options available on the site, today I wanted to share the best Amazon clothing finds that I came across.

Did you know that Michael Kors, Kate Spade and many other high end brands are all available on Amazon? How convenient is that!

Personally, I think that for now Amazon is the best place to look for apparel that falls in to the affordable and premium high street category. With Amazon you get extremely speedy shipping and more importantly, their core mission statements is to offer all items cheaper than competitors at all times.

Happy Spring!

Save or Splurge

If you been following me for a while you probably know that my shopping philosophy is to shop smart. Invest in classic, high-quality wardrobe staples and buy trendier items under the $100 price point. All of that to say that I do appreciate investing in real designer items when I know how much I’ll use them and how timeless the style or design is.

After getting requests for affordable designer inspired items I decided to do some research and I’m excited to share some of the designer alternatives and designer inspired accessories. I’m an avid reader of product reviews so you better believe I’ve read those for the items I haven’t purchased. Enjoy!