We are still in our first full week of 2021, so I’m continuing to take some time to reflect back on 2020. Last week I shared the Reader Top 10 Favorites (so interesting! #1 shocked me a little bit!), and then I shared the Top 20 Beauty Products of 2020 (which was so much fun)!
Today I’m sharing the BEST OF THE BEST FROM AMAZON IN 2020!
2019 was the year that I started doing monthly Amazon hauls, and my goodness they were a hit! In 2020 I feel like I really hit my stride with Amazon.
Some of you weren’t sure at first…HECK, I WASN’T SURE AT FIRST…but now the Amazon posts are some of my favorite posts to create, and they are definitely some of the most popular posts with y’all as well.
And now after two years of shopping Amazon, I feel like I’ve got a pretty good handle on things! When I first started shopping Amazon, I just ordered anything and everything from all different sorts of brands. When I did that, I would have some hits, but I would have a whole lot of misses as well (that I would never show). After shopping Amazon for a couple of years now, I now have GO TO brands that I know and trust. Daily Ritual, Lark and Ro, Cable Stitch, 90 Degree by Reflex, Alexander + David, Goodthreads, Core 10, and Amazon Essentials are all brands that I have incredible luck with. The quality is great, and I’m never worried about fabric or fit. Of course I’ll still take a chance and continue to order from other brands as well, but I’m so happy to have some tried and true brands to always go back to.
And let’s be honest, finding an Amazon bargain IS ALWAYS A THRILL! All items posted today are fabulous and a great deal! They are items that I feel would serve just about anybody well and are awesome closet staples that are totally cost effective.
We’re about to get started with the BEST OF THE BEST from Amazon this year, but first things first…
WINNERS OF LAST WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: Bree Wechter, Jennifer George, and Michelle Brasil
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours to claim your prize! I’m going to send you either a Jumbo Cleansing Balm from Colleen Rothschild (a top 10 reader favorite and a personal favorite as well) or a pair of my MUST HAVE leggings (the #1 reader favorite this year). Your choice!
And make sure you go to the bottom of today’s post, because I’ve got an Amazon giveaway too!
NUMBER 10: LEOPARD CARDIGAN
OKAY, LADIES! I know you’ve seen this SO MANY TIMES NOW, BUT you’re going to see it again. #becauseitsawesome
This cardi was in 2019’s Top Amazon post too, but here it is again. It’s THAT good.
I’m thrilled it keeps getting restocked. It’s soft, it’s a great length for both jeans and leggings, and it would also look great with a nice pair of slacks. It’s perfectly oversized and a cardigan that I think just about everybody would reach for again and again. I’m wearing a small.
If you need further convincing, go check out the excellent reviews. Many of the reviewers left pics of themselves in the cardi too.
I’m very impressed with the quality. This one is the A-beige.
Again, I’m wearing the A-Beige, but I love lots of these color choices (look at the subtle blush in the one on the far left) and they seem to be well stocked! Click HERE. I seriously like all 4 options.
And just because…this oatmeal cardi (official name “solid beige”) is from the same maker of the above leopard cardi. It feels the same (a thick and soft knit) but it fits quite a bit different. The leopard cardi is longer and the sizing is a bit more generous, where this oatmeal cardi is closer fitting. If you want it bigger than you see below, just order a size up to give you a little more slouchy look.
NUMBER 9: HAPPY CAMPER TEE
I’ve been all about cute little graphic tees from Amazon this year, and y’all have loved them too. Two different graphic tees (with the same message) both made it in to the Top 10.
This Happy Camper tee is crazy soft, I really love the graphic, and it comes in tons of colors. I’m wearing a medium for a relaxed fit.
And how adorable is this Happy Camper long sleeve tee?!? I love the vivid colors, the graphic is DARLING, and it even has pockets! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. I’m 5’4″, and it will be long enough to pair with leggings for me.
NUMBER 8: MOM MODE SWEATSHIRT
I only showed this sweatshirt a couple of times, but I guess most of y’all are in the thick of MOM MODE and just had to have it. It also comes in black and grey, but I fell in love with the blush. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium for a very relaxed fit.
It’s super cute with denim shorts and sneakers too.
NUMBER 7: ACCESSORIES
This year I’ve been so pleased with the accessories that I’ve ordered from Amazon.
These are my very favorite pave huggie earrings.
I mean, I’m not a diamond expert, but I think these babies look real. AND THEY ARE JUST $12.95! I wear these alllllllll the time. I sleep in them, I talk on the phone with them, and I LOVE them.
In fact, I love them so much it was my gift of choice for all my friends at this year’s favorite things party!
And my Amazon bracelet is back in stock! And under $12 right now!
bracelet (A2 – short gold)
I’ve had this turquoise wrap bracelet since Spring I think, and it’s still a favorite. The colors are so vibrant, and the price is unbelievable.
I love this necklace, and it’s only $13.99!
I love this tassel necklace too AND the little blingy necklace is such a classic piece and it’s under $15.
This rainbow bracelet set is so affordable, and I loved wearing this set all Spring and Summer long. All 7 pieces are just $8.99!
How darling are these earrings! They come in several colorways, and mine are officially called “yellow” although they combine turquoise, yellow, orange, pink, red, and gold. I also love the pretty pastel “pink” option.
Okay! Let’s talk about the leopard tote. I first showed this last year, and I still pull it out on occasion.
If you like a big bag, this is a great option for you. It’s realllllllly big, holds a ton, and can definitely accommodate the XL felt bag organizer. It’s under $25!
And can you believe this tote? Isn’t it gorgeous? IT’S UNDER $15!!! I seriously cannot get over the price.
The tote comes in sooooooooooooo many colors. I ordered 3 in the brown/cognac family, and this one was the clear winner! It’s called “brown new style”, and it looked the most like real leather, and the color was definitely the most rich. As you can see, I like tying a bandana to the strap (click HERE for all Madewell bandana choices), but look below the bandana and you will see the cute tassel that comes on the bag. It’s great too! And this tote is the perfect size for the medium felt organizer.
Also, I’ve had a handful of readers ask, and it’s definitely smaller than the cognac tote I have from Nordstrom. I know some of you didn’t like how large the Nordstrom tote was, so I’m happy that you now have this as an option. I will say, I’ve carried the Nordstrom tote for over a year now and have always been impressed with the size and durability…but this new tote actually looks nicer, and it honestly looks more like real leather.
These sunglasses are super cute and an incredible deal for just $12.99. And you can actually grab a 2 pack with this tortoise pair and a black pair for just $19.99! Second only to my Quay sunglasses, these are definitely a favorite pair.
Here’s another shot of the sunglasses.
I’m not sure that we can classify slippers as an accessory, but they were definitely in my personal top 10 Amazon finds for the year.
The slippers ARE AWESOME. I ordered a medium, just because they didn’t have smalls, and the mediums actually work great on me (and I’m a 6 1/2). I could go a bit smaller, but the mediums really are fine. I wear them every single day. They’re cute, they’re cozy, and they’re comfy!
NUMBER 6: $20 SWEATSHIRT
I’m in love with this sweatshirt. It’s soooooooo cozy, it’s lined with a light fleece, it comes in TONS of colors/patterns, and it’s ONLY $20. TWENTY DOLLARS.
How cute is this cute little star pattern. It’s the same sweatshirt as the camo and leopard ones I’m about to show you, but I sized up here to show you how you can also wear it with leggings. For size reference, I’m wearing a large in this one because I wanted to make very sure it was going to be long enough for my leggings, and it most definitely is!
It’s so flipping cozy and I can’t believe the price. The leggings are awesome too (I think they should have made the Top 10) and I’m wearing a small.
Again, it’s lined with a really light fleece and is quite cozy. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium in this one.
As a reminder, here’s the camo version.
NUMBER 5: CARDIGANS
Number 5 was a tie between two cardigans.
This long line cardi is a wonderful basic. It comes in 6 great colors and is lightweight enough that it can really be considered a year round cardigan. I think the longer line makes it very flattering, and it can easily be dressed up or down. It’s ONLY $27 and is definitely nice enough for an office environment. For size reference, I’m wearing an XS, but I think a regular S would be better.
The simple gold hoops, the fun tassel, and the multi strand gold bracelets are all fabulous and under $15. And the tote is NOW UNDER $15! WHAT THE HECK.
Here’s the same cardigan in camel. I LOVE IT IN THE CAMEL, and I think it looks awesome with my Amazon leopard belt that is under $15. It’s a totally chic look that is made up of basics that every closet needs.
All right, ladies. Here’s the other cardi that made the top 10.
Please listen to me when I tell you that this cardi is CRAZY soft. The ratings are fantastic, and I couldn’t agree more. It comes in 13 colors, so there’s something for everybody. I got this last year and have worn it so many times, and I keep finding new ways to style it.
For size reference, I’m wearing the small/medium.
Here’s the mustard color…
And if you want to feel like you’re wearing pajamas, just pair it with this dress. The ruching on the dress holds my tummy in a bit, but it’s still very comfy!
As you can see, you can wear this cardi with jeans, with a dress, and with denim shorts and a baseball cap too! This outfit is totally me. Yep, you can see that this cardi is so easy to throw on top of just about any outfit. Again, I’m wearing a small/medium.
It’s so so good.
And to prove to you just how much I love this cardi…here it is in one more outfit.
NUMBER 4 – 2 PACK OF TEES
OF COURSE the 2 pack of tees for UNDER $20 made the Top 10!
They come in tons of color combinations, so there’s something for everybody.
I wear a medium in these tees.
Here’s the awesome solid black tee. It’s a perfect basic for your closet.
Here’s the tee one more time in an early Fall look.
And check out the leopard weekender bag! I had a reader recommend this to me, AND Y’ALL. It’s awesome. It’s definitely roomy enough to pack yourself up for a weekend away, but it’s not too big that once full it’s too hard to carry. The strap is cushy and comfortable on your shoulder, and I love that it has a separate compartment for shoes on the bottom. It’s a FABULOUS value at just under $40.
NUMBER 3 – MILITARY JACKET
This military jacket is an incredible deal at ONLY $39, it’s DARLING, and it comes in 7 colors. I’m thrilled that it made the Top 3 because it’s an awesome jacket.
It’s 98% cotton and 2% elastane, giving it a great amount of stretch. The fit is awesome, and as always, I love the stand up collar. I’m wearing the grey, but you have 7 colors to choose from, including 2 new colors that were added just last month. The “fig” is a gorgeous Fall color and the “surplus” is the classic military green/brown.
For size reference, I’m wearing a 6. This is often true to size for me in a jacket like this.
Here it is again, this time styled with dark grey jeans.
NUMBER 2 – DENIM JACKET
I first introduced you to this fabulous denim jacket in August of 2019. It was on last year’s best of Amazon post, and it’s made it’s way all the way up to the #2 spot this year!
I wore it A LOT this summer, which I’m sure contributed to it’s #2 spot. It has a good amount of stretch so it doesn’t feel boxy or stiff, it comes in 3 great washes, and it’s a more generous fit and has a bit more length that the must have denim jacket which I know many of you have been asking for!!! It’s really good. And it’s ONLY $39. I’m wearing the “medium wash” in the picture below, but there’s also a light and a dark wash.
For size reference, I’m wearing the medium in the medium wash, but I have a small in the light wash and like the fit of that one too. THIS JACKET IS DEFINITELY IN MY PERSONAL AMAZON TOP 5 FOR THE YEAR.
And this adorable tassel necklace is under $12. The Amazonite beads are so pretty, and y’all know I love a tassel.
I first showed this leopard tee back during this summer. Do you remember it? It comes in a 2 pack with the above black tee. You really need to go check out all of the color combinations available! I think it looks great with the black denim and medium wash denim jacket.
Love the jacket styled here super casually with super comfy joggers.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the light wash jacket on the left, and I’m wearing a medium in the medium wash jacket on the right.
And check this out! This is a tiny bit out of my comfort zone, but I actually really like this black ruched body con dress. Looks like I’m ready for a night out when styled with a denim jacket and booties!
This dress popped up as a suggested item for me while I was shopping Amazon, and I took a chance! It’s form fitting, but it’s not over the top body conscious, and it’s very comfy. It’s very similar to that dress from Nordstrom that everybody loves, but I love that this one has shorts sleeves instead of being sleeveless.
I did get a medium and like the extra give it has. It’s under $25 and comes in lots of color options.
This striped sweater is adorable. I’m wearing a small, but I need a medium. It’s definitely snug, but it still looked great layered under the denim jacket.
This sweater would also be so cute with regular denim and Converse.
Which one is your favorite? There’s a dark wash too if you want to check it out!
And if you want to compare sizing and fit, I’m wearing a small in the light wash jacket on the left and a medium in the medium wash jacket on the right.
This is truly an awesome denim jacket. If you don’t have a denim jacket THAT YOU LOVE in your closet, fix that right now. You will never regret it.
Styled with a camo dress…
And here with a striped t-shirt dress that’s ONLY $20.
I love the entire outfit.
All right, y’all aren’t going to believe this next deal. CHECK OUT THIS DRESS!
It’s a really soft jersey fabric, has a swingy fit, and will be perfect to throw on for an instant outfit! Paired with my denim jacket, my favorite tassel necklace, and some shoreline converse….you can’t go wrong. In the summer, it will also look great with wedges or sandals. Heck, it would even work with flip flops at the beach!
And listen to this…THIS DRESS IS ONLY $18! And it comes in 12 colors. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
This is one of my favorite outfits from the year.
This jacket makes it SO CUTE. It just makes every outfit better.
NUMBER 1 – THE BEST AMAZON SWEATER EVER
I know that lots of you have already grabbed this sweater.
Job well done, ladies.
It got the coveted #1 spot, and IT DESERVES IT’S PLACE AT THE TOP.
I haven’t really shut up about this sweater since receiving it, which I’m sure contributed to it’s top billing. That and the fact that sooooooooooooo many of us have purchased it in MULTIPLE colors.
But first, a quick review for those that don’t have the sweater yet…
First and foremost, it is so incredibly soft. SERIOUSLY soft. And it’s a super relaxed fit (which I love). It has a bit of a bat wing design, but it’s still very flattering. I’m wearing the small here and it’s still quite roomy. It comes in 22 total colors.
I had a lot of people asking me about the fabric content last week since we couldn’t find it listed on the site. I didn’t know then, but I’ve since found an interior tag with the following info: 50% Viscose, 30% Nylon, 20% PBT. If I had to guess, I would have guessed clouds and unicorn wings.
Also, there’s been a lot of questions about laundering. Here’s my official statement: I have never and will never hand wash this sweater. To be clear, I’ll never hand wash anything. #aintnobodygottimeforthat I wash and dry it like normal, I just don’t throw it in with towels or anything. I’ll sometimes pop it in the dryer for 10 minutes or so, then gently tug on it to stretch it out a bit and then hang it to dry the rest of the way. However, other times I’ll dry it the full time.
I love the sweater styled here with skinny jeans, heeled booties, and this fabulous clutch.
I loved this outfit so much it inspired me to style the other 4 outfits.
For outfit #2, I just took outfit #1 and made it a bit more casual. Same jeans and jewelry, I just switched out the bag and traded out the heeled booties for more casual sneakers.
When I saw these plaid leggings at LOFT, I immediately thought of this sweater. I knew they would be a great way to dress the sweater up.
These plaid leggings aren’t as stretchy as typical leggings, but I still feel like they are quite comfortable. The waist is elastic, so you just pull them on like a regular pair of leggings, they just don’t have quite as much give. I really like the plaid pattern and think they are a great fun option to have in your closet. For size reference, I ended up going with the medium petite. I wanted a little more room in the waist, and I wanted some ankle to show between the bottom of my pants and the top of my booties.
AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE ON SALE, AND THEN AN ADDITIONAL 75% OFF!
The sweater is a relaxed fit and long enough for leggings (as seen both above and below), but it’s also soft enough that you can still do a half tuck with it very easily. I happen to love it with a half tuck with my boot cut jeans.
Here’s another look at the outfit.
For the last outfit, I wanted to show the sweater super casually, so I paired it with my favorite Amazon leggings and a great tote I’ve had for years. You can use the code STMTSAVE10 for 10% OFF the bag. For those of you that haven’t seen it before, it’s a canvas bag and the axis pattern is just printed on it.
I actually can’t believe that these leggings didn’t make the Amazon top 10 list. They totally deserve a spot there! For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the leggings.
Here’s a quick look at all 5 ways to style this sweater.
Here’s the same sweater in pink..
Here it is in rust…
And finally, here it is in black…
Whew! That’s it, ladies!
CAN YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THE AWESOME AMAZON ITEMS THIS YEAR???
MY GOODNESS THERE WERE LOTS OF AMAZON HITS!
I hope you enjoyed the walk down memory lane, and I really hope were able to grab a couple of my favorites that you missed the first time around.
Now, make sure you sound of in the comments! What have been your favorite STMT Amazon recommendations this year? 3 commenters will be chosen for an Amazon giveaway. Winners and prizes will be announced on Friday’s post!